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July 7, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Two Candidates File to Unseat State’s Attorney John McCarthy

Two Democratic candidates have filed to run against John McCarthy, who is seeking another terms as Montgomery County State’s Attorney. They are Bernice Mireku-North and Perry Paylor. Both are experienced prosecutors and both hail from Silver Spring. Paylor has more than 25 years of experience as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. He currently is […]

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June 2, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

State’s Attorney Announces Project to Evaluate Criminal Prosecutions in Montgomery County 

During a press conference Wednesday, Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy announced a new project to analyze criminal prosecutions in the county and ensure fairness in criminal justice. “As State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, my primary objective is to maintain public safety for all members of our diverse community,” McCarthy said in a statement. “Critical […]

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February 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Catherine Hoggle’s Murder Charges

Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Robert Greenberg will not be dismissing murder charges against Catherine Hoggle according to court documents. The mother is accused in the death of her two children, Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, who were last seen with her back in 2014. A competency status hearing was held last week after Hoggle’s Attorney […]

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February 19, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Charges Could Be Dropped for Hoggle, Judge To Make Decision

Charges could possibly be dropped for Catherine Hoggle, the mother who was charged with the murder of her two children. Sarah and Jacob Hoggle were last seen with their mother Catherine, before they vanished in 2014. A competency status hearing was held on Tuesday. This comes after Hoggle’s Attorney David Felsen, filed a motion to […]

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February 18, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Judge Delays Decision on Dismissing Murder Charges Against Hoggle

The expectation was that the case of Catherine Hoggle — which received local, national and international attention six years ago – would come to a resolution on Tuesday. That did not happen. For the first time, Troy Turner had the opportunity to speak in court. He made it clear that he just wanted justice for […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Leaders Talk Elder Abuse Awareness Day

To commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Montgomery County held its ninth annual Senior Safety Forum at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Silver Spring on Thursday. The event offered hundreds of seniors resources to combat elder abuse. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay spoke to Montgomery County resident Ernestine Johnson, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human […]

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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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