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September 27, 2021 | Collin Riviello

‘Potomac River Rapist’ Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges; Trial Set for November 2022

The suspect in a string of sexual assault crimes and a murder in the 1990s pleaded not guilty to two murder charges in a D.C. courtroom Monday morning. Giles Warrick, 61, made his first courtroom appearance in D.C. Superior Court Monday accompanied by his lawyer, Stephen Mercer, pleading not guilty to one count of first-degree […]

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May 6, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Novavax Initiates COVID-19 Vaccine Trials for Adolescents

Vaccine development company Novavax, headquartered in Gaithersburg, announced Monday that it expanded Phase 3 clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to include adolescents. The trials will include up to 3,000 youths ages 12-17 at up to 75 sites in the U.S., the company said in a press release. “Through the expansion of our PREVENT-19 […]

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February 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Novavax to Provide 1.1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Globally

Novavax, a vaccine development company headquartered in Gaithersburg, announced Thursday that it entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with an international vaccine organization to provide more than 1 billion total doses of Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate, according to a statement from the company. Novavax will work with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to provide 1.1 […]

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November 13, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Maryland Courts Postpone All Jury Trials Until 2021 

On Thursday, the Maryland Judiciary announced that all jury trials will be postponed to 2021. Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera ordered that courts roll back from Phase 5 to Phase 3 of reopening beginning Monday. The short-lived Phase 5 began on Oct. 5; jury trials had resumed for the first time […]

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September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Circuit Court Prepares to Resume Jury Trials for First Time Since March

On Monday, Oct. 5 Maryland courts will enter Phase 5 of reopening. This means all courts will be fully operational and for circuit courts, it means jury trials are back on for the first time since March. The Montgomery County Circuit Court has many COVID-19 precautions in place like plexiglass and physical distancing. Some jurors […]

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April 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Say North Bethesda Man Charged With Rape May Have More Victims

A North Bethesda man has been charged with multiple sex offenses for incidents that police say occurred in October 2017 and January 2019. Austin Blaine Vann of North Bethesda, 29, allegedly committed sexual offenses against two women that police are aware of. Vann met the first woman in July 2017 at a party, police say. […]

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September 15, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Robin Ficker Testifies in Term Limits Petition Case in Rockville Courtroom (VIDEO)

UPDATED Montgomery County Judge Robert Greenberg heard oral arguments today in Rockville about a term limits case and the November ballot. Community activist and local attorney Robin Ficker organized a petition drive to ask voters to decide whether the County Executive and County Council should be limited to three terms.  The Board of Elections determined […]

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June 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Changes 4th of July Venue from Fairgrounds to Bohrer Park (VIDEO)

In just a few weeks, the city of Gaithersburg will celebrate the 4th of July at Bohrer Park instead of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, which was the city’s traditional venue for this event. Gaithersburg Parks and Recreation and Culture Director Michele Potter said the idea behind changing the location is to draw more attention to the 60-acre […]

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April 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

Sam Ellis Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter

The teenage driver involved in a fatal crash last summer that killed two of his friends pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular manslaughter on Friday. Sam Ellis, 19, was scheduled to face trial today, April 11. The fatal crash happened on June 25 in the 13800 block of Dufief Mill Road in North Potomac. […]

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February 26, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Catherine Hoggle Is Due Back in Court on April 25th (VIDEO)

Doctors say Catherine Hoggle is mentally incompetent to stand trial. But some of her family members disagree. Now prosecutors want to challenge the doctors at a state hospital where Hoggle has been undergoing treatment for over a year, and they want to hire their own doctor to evaluate her. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports a judge […]

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