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January 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

How Poetry Gave Voice to Three Men Who Grew Up in Prison

For three Washington, D.C. men who were incarcerated during their youth, poetry is a powerful means of self expression. Nokomis Hunter, Shannon Battle, and Cliff Yarborough all grew up in the criminal justice system, where they were introduced to Free Minds Book Club. Hunter, Battle, and Yarborough all participated in The City of Takoma Park’s […]

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May 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

Inmate Charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder of Correctional Officer

A 26-year-old jailed at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds has been charged with the attempted first-degree murder of a correctional officer, according to a Montgomery County police statement released Monday. About 5 a.m. Sunday, Edgar Alfonso Borrera, 26, punched a correctional officer in the face and upper body and attacked him with a […]

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October 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Heroin: “The Quiet Epidemic” in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

County Cable Montgomery has produced a 30-minute video report about the heroin epidemic in Montgomery County. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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October 1, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Annapolis Budget Wrap Up on Montgomery Communications Media County Report This Week

New Law with Harsher Penalties Goes into Effect Oct. 1 for Providing Alcohol to Underage Drinkers

There’s a new that goes into effect on Saturday, October 1 for adults who provide minors with alcohol. It’s been a little over one year since the deaths of Alex Murk and Calvin Li, who were both killed in a high speed and drunk-driving crash in June 2015. The two 18-year-olds were passengers in Sam […]

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September 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

State’s Attorney John McCarthy Holds News Conference Following Court Hearing for Zakieya Avery (VIDEO)

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy held a news conference following a court hearing in the case of Zakieya Avery at the Rockville Circuit Courthouse on Sept. 15. Avery was arrested by Montgomery County police officers back in January of 2014 and charged with first degree murder in the deaths of two of her children. You […]

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June 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Pepco – Exelon merger, the 6th annual World Elder Abuse Day workshop at Holiday Park Senior Center,  graduating inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Center, and more.

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June 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Judge Sentences Sam Ellis to Four Years in Prison (VIDEO)

A former Wootton High School quarterback involved in a fatal crash last summer that killed two of his friends was sentenced to serve four years in prison on Thursday. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, watch the news conference following the sentencing hearing. Sam Ellis, 19, of North Potomac, was sentenced to 20 years in […]

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June 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Lindsey Hoggle Writes about Her Daughter, Mental Illness and Jail in Letter to Local Newspaper

Lindsey Hoggle, the mother of Catherine Hoggle and the grandmother of missing Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, has written a letter to The Washington Post about mental illness and incarceration. Her daughter, Catherine Hoggle, is being treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital in Jessup, Maryland. Catherine is believed to be last […]

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March 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

Police Charge Man with Kidnapping in Wheaton (PHOTO)

Montgomery County police officers have charged Kabir K. Salami, age 20, with a kidnapping in Wheaton. He is being held with no bond. According to a police account, on March 29 at approximately 8:06 p.m., officers from the 4th District responded to the area of the 11400 block of Monterrey Drive in Wheaton for the […]

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March 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

Rockville Police Say Man Shot His Brother During a Fight (PHOTO)

Rockville police have charged a 21-year-old Rockville man for shooting his 23-year-old brother during a fight that occurred on March 1. Police said James Joseph Frederick is charged with one count of first-degree assault, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and the use of a firearm in a violent crime. His brother was found in a parking […]

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