FBI

January 29, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

FBI Issues Warning of Telephone Scammers Posing as FBI Agents

The FBI strongly advises anyone receiving a phone call from someone they do not know to never give out any personal information, including social security or credit card numbers. Currently, scammers have been calling people and identifying themselves as FBI agents. The phone number that appears on the caller’s phone is 202-324-3000. Under this scam, […]

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September 16, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Officials Still Investigating 2016 Disappearance of Gaithersburg Man

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and the FBI are still investigating the disappearance of Ronal Giovani Vasquez-Flores in 2016, the MCPD said in a statement Monday.  Vasquez-Flores is from Gaithersburg and was 23 when he disappeared on July 16, 2016. Investigators think he was a victim of foul play and that his disappearance is […]

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April 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Footage of Hogan Sr. Calling for Nixon’s Impeachment Resurfaces

Old footage of Gov. Larry Hogan’s father resurfaced on MSNBC’s show “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on Monday night. The footage shows then-Congressman Lawrence Hogan Sr. calling for President Richard Nixon’s impeachment. Hogan Sr. was the first Republican congressman to call for Nixon’s impeachment — a fact Gov. Hogan alluded to in his inaugural […]

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April 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Allegedly Inspired by ISIS, Germantown Man Wanted to Run Down Pedestrians, U.S. Attorney Says

The U.S. Attorney’s Office claims ISIS inspired a Germantown man to steal a U-Haul van with the intention of using it as a weapon against pedestrians within National Harbor. The government has asked that Rondell Henry, 28, be detained pending trial claiming he is a flight risk and a danger to the community, according to […]

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March 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

North Potomac Ranked Nationally, Locally as Great Place to Live

The website Niche has ranked North Potomac as the 13th best U.S. suburb to raise a family, as well as the best place to live in Maryland. In an email, Jessica Hair, who works in media relations for Niche said, “North Potomac rose to #13 by excelling in factors like area public schools, cost of living, […]

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November 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

FBI Reports Shows Increase in Hate Crimes for Third Year in a Row

New data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program revealed that hate crimes increased by 17 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year. According to the data, a total of 7,175 hate crimes were reported to the more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies that participated in the FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics Program compared with 6,121 […]

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March 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Raskin Offers Fired FBI Deputy Director a Job

Just days after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired from his position, U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-8) offered him a job. In a series of tweets from Raskin, he stated, “I have the need to hire a Special Senior Staff Attorney to help me with my work on the House Judiciary Committee dealing with […]

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December 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Funeral Held in Rockville for Officer Killed on I-270 (VIDEO)

An off-duty law enforcement officer who was killed last week was described as a compassionate man who loved to make people laugh, mourners recalled at his funeral on Thursday. Sander B. Cohen, who also served as Deputy Chief Fire Marshal with the Maryland State Police and a volunteer with the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department was […]

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December 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Funeral Arrangements Set for Two Off-Duty Officers Killed on 1-270

Two officers who were tragically killed in a car incident on I-270 will be laid to rest on Thursday Dec. 14. The funeral for Rockville VFD Lieutenant, Sander Cohen, who also served as Deputy Chief of the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal, will be held at B’nai Israel in Rockville, according to his […]

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November 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

FBI Report Shows Hate Crimes Increased by 5.2 Percent in 2016

The latest report by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program shows that hate crimes across the country increased by 5.2 percent in 2016. The report, released early Monday, revealed that the 6,121 criminal incidents reported by law enforcement agencies were motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and more. The number of […]

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