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December 29, 1991
A Washington woman and a Silver Spring man were killed in separate Montgomery County traffic accidents yesterday, one an hour after midnight and the other an hour before dawn, police reported.Investigators said the first accident occurred about 1 a.m. in the 13000 block of River Road in Potomac when a man from Hollywood, Cal., crossed the center line in his 1985 Buick Century and hit a Honda CRX head-on.The driver of the Honda, identified by police as Isabel M. Duarte, 21, of the 2300 block of Tracy Place in Northwest Washington, died from head injuries, investigators said.
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September 24, 2014
I agree that Montgomery County's campaign finance reform bill is a step in the right direction ( "An alternative to fat-cat politics," Sept. 22). In recent years, big-money donations have corrupted our elections and therefore made our political system less democratic. Never before has our nation seen such vast sums of cash flowing into politics. Money talks. The wealthy individuals and corporations throwing this money at candidates have their own agendas and make it hard for candidates to focus on average donors.
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SPORTS
By Mike Frainie, Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2012
The Maryland swimming community welcomed Montgomery County schools to their first state Class 4A-3A championships on Saturday. The new teams proved to be up to the task, sweeping all 22 of the events. The newcomers also set 4A-3A state championship records in 16 events. The meet's top individual finisher was Walter Johnson's Garrett Powell. The senior won the 500 freestyle (4 minutes, 27.83 seconds), the 100 backstroke (51.79) and the anchor leg of the 400 freestyle relay (3:12.25)
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By Justin George and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
Montgomery County police investigators suspect a Clarksburg mother killed two young children who have been missing for more than a week, police said on Monday. Sarah Hoggle, 3, and Jacob Hoggle, 2, have been missing since Sept. 8. Authorities are investigating their mother, Catherine Hoggle, 27, in their possible deaths. Hoggle had also gone missing for a few days after her common-law husband became suspicious about the kids' whereabouts. "We keep a ray of hope that Sarah and Jacob will be reunited with their family," Police Capt.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2012
In the movies, Gotham City police required a giant spotlight to find Batman. Montgomery County police didn't have to go quite so far, finding him cruising around in a Lamborghini Wednesday in Silver Spring and pulling the unidentified man over for not having proper tags. The bizarre picture was posted to the department's official Twitter page today, followed by a note clarifying that the "Batmobile" wasn't towed.  Officer Janelle Smith, a police spokeswoman, said the driver is a Good Samaritan who dresses up as Batman and visits sick children at local hospitals.
NEWS
July 1, 2011
The Fox News network published an opinion article entitled "An Illegal Alien's Guide to the Top Five Best Places to Live In America". As an introduction, the author (Bob Dane) stated, "When 'relocating' to the United States, it's best to avoid states that have selfishly put the interests of their legal residents ahead of yours with laws that hinder your access to jobs and benefits. But many attractive destinations remain, endorsed by millions of illegal aliens already living in each.
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By Dan Morse and Martin Weil and The Washington Post | September 13, 2014
Montgomery County police continue to speak with Catherine Hoggle, the 27-year-old woman who had been missing for days along with two of her children, but the children have not been located. “Catherine Hoggle remains in police custody while detectives continue to interview her,” Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman, said Saturday morning. “The welfare and location of the children remain our primary concern. They have not been located.” Hoggle was found late Friday, authorities said.
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By Dan Morse and The Washington Post | March 14, 2014
A Montgomery County woman accused of stabbing her children in a bloody exorcism was formally indicted on first-degree murder charges Thursday. Her attorney said he plans to pursue an insanity defense. Brian Shefferman, who represents Zakieya Avery, said his client probably was not criminally responsible for her conduct Jan. 17 inside a townhouse in Germantown. “I think the evidence will show she was clearly seriously mentally ill at the time,” he said. Avery was indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of her 18-month-old son, Norell Harris, and 2-year-old daughter, Zyana Harris.
NEWS
April 9, 2000
Two teen-age boys died last night when their car went out of control on a rain-slick road in Montgomery County and collided with a sport utility vehicle. The names, ages and addresses of the teens were not released. According to Montgomery County Police, the accident occurred at 8: 42 p.m. as the teens' Hyundai was southbound on Route 107 near the Poolesville town limits. The SUV was northbound. The cause of the accident remains under investigation. Both boys were pronounced dead at the scene.
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By George Liebmann | June 18, 2001
FOR YEARS, the politicians of Baltimore City have lived in the faith that any fiscal problems the city confronts can be solved in Annapolis. Their state counterparts, in turn, have not been afraid to be generous, on the assumption that Montgomery County would continue to provide a virtually inexhaustible source of state revenue. It was, after all, one of America's three or four wealthiest counties. The growing centralization of American government would continue to benefit the county, as would its scientific institutions.
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By Dan Morse and Martin Weil and The Washington Post | September 13, 2014
Montgomery County police continue to speak with Catherine Hoggle, the 27-year-old woman who had been missing for days along with two of her children, but the children have not been located. “Catherine Hoggle remains in police custody while detectives continue to interview her,” Capt. Paul Starks, a police spokesman, said Saturday morning. “The welfare and location of the children remain our primary concern. They have not been located.” Hoggle was found late Friday, authorities said.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Hammond High School teacher Jody Zepp has been named one of seven finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year for 2014. The Maryland State Department of Education announced the finalists Thursday. Other finalists are Kelly O'Hara of Cecil County; Erin Doolittle of Frederick County; Jane Lindsay of Montgomery County; Anna Breland of Somerset County; Bridget Whited of Talbot County; and Courtney Leard of Washington County. The winner will be announced at an awards gala Oct. 20 at Martin's West.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The State Board of Elections has alerted the Office of the State Prosecutor to a report that 164 people voted in both Maryland and Virginia in the November 2012 presidential election, in violation of the law. Election officials confirmed Thursday that the referral included 17 cases in which the Fairfax County, Va., elections board investigated the report by outside advocacy groups and said they found that ballots had been cast in that county and...
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | August 27, 2014
A Washington-area trail users' group and a pair of environmental advocates have filed suit to block the Purple Line , contending the $2.4 billion light-rail project in the DC suburbs threatens to harm two species of endangered crustaceans that live in the creek the transit line would cross. The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and John M. Fitzgerald and Christine Real de Azua of Chevy Chase asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Tuesday to overturn clearance given the project earlier this year by the Federal Transit Administration and require federal agencies to explore alternate routes for the rail line.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2014
Local police departments in Maryland have received more than $12 million in excess equipment from the U.S. military - from a $400,000 "mine-resistant vehicle" to a set of a dozen spoons valued at $3.06 apiece - through a federal program that has come under bipartisan scrutiny. In all, local law enforcement agencies in the state have received more than 2,000 assault rifles, 873 semi-automatic handguns and 220 12-gauge shotguns from the Department of Defense Excess Property Program since 2006, according to Pentagon data made public Friday.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
James Rogers Miller Jr., a former state delegate from Montgomery County who spent 15 years as a federal district judge in Baltimore, died of congestive heart failure June 25 at HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton. He was 83. "Judge Miller was an outstanding and brilliant jurist," said U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander, who clerked for Judge Miller in the 1970s. "He tirelessly and skillfully pursued the just resolution of every case. He had an unwavering commitment to the rule of law and an uncompromising integrity.
NEWS
By JENNIFER SKALKA and JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTER | December 7, 2005
In his State of the County address last night -- his first since announcing his bid for governor -- Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan proposed a reduction in the county's property tax rate of about 15 percent and suggested the creation of a new position to oversee the troubled Clarksburg Town Center project. "We will cut taxes while maintaining our commitment to education and other services and fully funding our employee wage agreements," Duncan, a Democrat, said, according to a copy of the speech released by his office.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Democrat Anthony G. Brown took the stage at a Democratic unity event Thursday night and planted a kiss squarely on his former political rival, Del. Heather Mizeur. It was, after all, a “kiss and make up” party to mend the wounds from the long and acrimonious Democratic primary, which ended in Brown's landslide victory Tuesday night. The candidates who had the most making up to do, however, never shared the stage. Mizeur ran zero negative ads and made a point to stay positive throughout the campaign and debates.
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