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May 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for May 21 in Montgomery County

Happy Tuesday! It’s May 21 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Dedication: There will be a one-year anniversary commemoration of the dedication of the Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall at the Memorial Plaza in Rockville at 5 p.m. Sue Moats of Capital Cares Quilts of […]

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March 14, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Third Damascus High Defendant to Be Tried as Juvenile

A third boy charged in the locker room rapes in Damascus High School will have his case moved to juvenile court, State’s Attorney John McCarthy said at a news conference Thursday. Maryland law requires some youths to be charged as adults depending on the nature of the crime. In this case, four boys were charged […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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November 30, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Damascus High Students Indicted on Eight Counts

The four 15-year-olds who face rape charges for an incident at Damascus High School have been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury, a spokesman for State’s Attorney John McCarthy said Friday. The four — Jean Claude Abedi and Will Smith, both of Clarksburg, Caleb Thorpe of Gaithersburg and Kristian Jamal Lee of Germantown — […]

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November 29, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hoggle Expected in Court Friday

Catherine Hoggle, who faces two murder charges for the disappearance of her two young children, is scheduled to be in court again Friday. Once again, the issue will be whether she is competent to stand trial. She will be appearing before Circuit Court Judge Robert Greenberg. The case had been before Judge Michael Mason; the […]

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November 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Official Pleads Guilty to Embezzling More Than $6.7 Million

A former Montgomery County economic development official pleaded guilty Friday in federal and county courts to embezzling more than $6.7 million over six years from the county. Byung Il Bang pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud and making false statements on his tax returns, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Bang, also known […]

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October 16, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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Senior Forum Set for Oct. 19 at Twinbrook Recreation Center in Rockville

Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz is hosting a Senior Forum on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Twinbrook Recreation Center located at 12900 Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville. The forum will focus on four major areas: avoiding senior scams, fire prevention and safety, public safety in the senior community and spotting elder abuse. It will be accompanied by […]

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September 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Full News Conference on Tyler Tessier

Here is the full news conference in which State’s Attorney John McCarthy talks about Tyler Tessier, who was found dead in his jail cell Thursday morning from an apparent suicide. Tessier was charged in the death of Laura Wallen, whose family also spoke at the news conference.      

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October 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Boyfriend Indicted for Pregnant Teacher’s Death (VIDEO)

Tyler Tessier was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday for the death of Laura Wallen. Wallen, 31, was a teacher at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia.  Her family reported her missing and held a news conference at the Montgomery County Police Department’s headquarters in Gaithersburg. She was found dead just days later in a […]

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September 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which begins with the mental health court initiative in Montgomery County. There are also reports on the Lloyd Welch guilty plea for the abduction and murder of Katherine and Sheila Lyon from Wheaton Plaza in 1975, county flu vaccination clinic schedule, the groundbreaking ceremony […]

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