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May 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Grants Posthumous Pardons for 34 Lynching Victims; 3 in Montgomery County 

Gov. Larry Hogan issued posthumous pardons for 34 victims of racial lynchings in Maryland, including three victims who were killed around the Montgomery County area. “My hope is that this action will, at least in some way, help to right these horrific wrongs. And perhaps to bring a measure of peace to the memories of […]

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May 10, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Driver Struck, Killed on I-270 After Exiting Vehicle Following Collision 

A driver died early Monday morning after they exited their vehicle and were struck following a collision on I-270, Maryland State Police (MSP) said in a press release. Around 12:39 a.m., MSP Rockville Barrack troopers were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the main lanes of I-270 North near Rockledge Drive in […]

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May 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Germantown Woman Killed After Tractor-Trailer Struck Her Following Crash on I-95 in Laurel

A Germantown woman was killed Wednesday evening after a tractor-trailer struck her following a crash between the woman’s Hyundai Accent and the tractor-trailer, Maryland State Police (MSP) said. Candy Noonan, 73, was driving on I-95 North in Laurel and drove in front of a tractor-trailer, striking its front right side, MSP said in a statement. […]

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April 21, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich on Chauvin Verdict: ‘Hopefully it’s a Beginning of a Reckoning’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said he breathed a sigh of relief when he heard Tuesday’s jury verdict for former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin; he was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd. “I think that verdict probably spared this country a lot of pain,” Elrich said during a media briefing Wednesday. “A […]

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April 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Elrich Disturbed by Takoma Park Shooting: ‘You Can’t Shoot People for Property Crimes’

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich said he is very disturbed and concerned about Wednesday’s shooting in Takoma Park, in which police say an off-duty Pentagon Force Protection Agency officer shot and killed two people he said he saw trying to break into a car. Takoma Park Police identified the deceased as Dominique Williams, 32, of […]

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February 8, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Police: Sheriff’s Deputy Shoots, Kills Laytonsville Man Who Was ‘Driving Erratically’

A Laytonsville man was shot and killed by a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday, according to a Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) statement. Police say several 911 calls were received around 8:01 a.m. Saturday morning to report collisions in the 6000 block of MD-108, or Olney Laytonsville Road, between Riggs and Fieldcrest Roads. Callers said […]

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December 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Woman Struck, Killed on I-270 After Exiting Car on Shoulder

A woman was struck and killed on I-270 North near exit 9A after she got out of her car on the shoulder, state officials said. Kelly Elizabeth Vanaman, 34, of Frederick was driving on I-270 North at I-370 North around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Maryland State Police (MSP) said. She struck debris, which police believe was […]

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October 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

No Charges for MCPD Officer Who Shot, Killed Knife-Wielding Man 

No charges will be filed against Montgomery County Police Sgt. David Cohen, who shot and killed Finan Berhe in White Oak on May 7, 2020. When an officer-involved shooting resulting in injury or death occurs in Montgomery or Howard counties, the other county’s State’s Attorney’s Office reviews the incident. Investigators from Howard County determined Berhe’s […]

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July 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Silver Spring Woman Charged With Starving Infant Daughter to Death

A Silver Spring woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of her infant daughter. The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said Kiearra Tolson, 23, was arrested and charged for the death of her daughter, Blair Niles, about 15 months old. The infant’s body has not been found. On Wednesday, Tolson’s […]

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June 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPD Issues Statement on George Floyd Killing

The Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) released a statement Monday in response to the killing of George Floyd.  “We, the leaders of the law enforcement community of Montgomery County, are angry and outraged over the killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Their actions in Mr. Floyd’s tragic, senseless death is an […]

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