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August 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Officials to Appear at Neighborhood Events on National Night Out

Prompted by a year of protests against police shootings and studies into ways to change policing in the county, Police Chief Marcus Jones, Sheriff Darren Popkin and Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s John McCarthy plan to promote community building and partnerships by attending cookouts and block parties Tuesday as part of National Night Out. The idea […]

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August 2, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Three Candidates Seek to Unseat State’s Attorney John McCarthy

Tom DeGonia, former president of the Montgomery County Bar Association, joins lawyer Bernice Mireku-North and prosecutor Perry Paylor in an attempt to become Montgomery County State’s Attorney. All three are running in the Democratic primary, which will be held June 28, 2022. DeGonia of Olney is a partner at the law firm of Ethridge, Quinn, […]

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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 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Monitoring Extremist ‘Chatter’ Marking Anniversary of Police Shooting

Anti-government extremists may be coming to Montgomery County next month to protest on the one-year anniversary of the police fatal shooting of Duncan Lemp. March 12 marks the one year anniversary of the fatal shooting of Lemp, 21, of North Potomac. According to John McCarthy, state’s attorney for Montgomery County, there has been chatter on […]

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August 20, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Catherine Hoggle Found Incompetent to Stand Trial Again

A competent status hearing was held on Tuesday to determine if there has been any changes in Catherine Hoggle’s mental condition. The judge found Hoggle incompetent to stand trial for the 2014 disappearance of her two children Sarah and Jacob Hoggle. Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy says the next status hearing for Hoggle will […]

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August 9, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

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State’s Attorney Seeks Delay in Hoggle Competency Ruling

The Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office is asking a Circuit Court judge to hold off ruling on Catherine Hoggle’s competency for four more months, according to a motion filed this week. Hoggle, 32, faces murder charges in the deaths of her two children, Sarah and Jacob. She has been ruled incompetent since the children’s disappearance […]

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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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August 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Community Demands Answers in Police-Involved Shooting

It was a full house at the Silver Spring Civic Center Tuesday evening where dozens of residents attended a community meeting to demand answers from Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger, and Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy, regarding the officer-involved shooting that left an unarmed black man dead. Robert White, 41, was shot and […]

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December 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

The Year in Crime: Gangs, Murders, Sex Assaults (Video)

Headlines for gang violence dominated 2017, with bodies found in parks and youths getting lengthy prison terms for orchestrating attacks. “In context, you have to remember that Montgomery County overall is still a very safe place to live. Our crime rate is substantially down. … When you see an aberration in violent crime in one […]

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