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Local News

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Local leaders call grand jury decision about Ferguson shooting "a great travesty"

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Local leaders call grand jury decision about Ferguson shooting "a great travesty"

ROCKVILLE – Local leaders call the grand jury decision in the Mike Brown shooting “a great travesty.” On Nov. 24, St. Louis County prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch announced that a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on charges related to the Aug. 8 shooting death of Brown. The grand jury could have recommended Wilson be charged with first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter.

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County Council considers e-cigarette ban

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County Council considers e-cigarette ban

ROCKVILLE – Councilmember Nancy Floreen (D-At large) introduced a bill that would place restrictions on electronic cigarettes similar to those placed on conventional cigarettes with regard to sales and smoking in public places. The bill restricts e-cigarette use for minors, bans their use in non-smoking areas, requires child-resistant packaging for the liquid nicotine used with them and requires they are placed in the store so they are only accessible with assistance. The bill’s introduction follows multiple health and human services committee sessions about e-cigarettes.

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Woman determined to be mentally incompetent in disappearance of children

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Woman determined to be mentally incompetent in disappearance of children

GERMANTOWN – Psychiatrists at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital in Jessup determined 28-year-old Catherine Hoggle, who is charged in the September disappearance of her two toddler-aged children, is mentally incompetent to stand trial. According to a court document filed by Hoggle’s attorney David Felsen, Hoggle’s mental state has deteriorated since she was visited by Montgomery County Police detectives on Oct. 1. He said the visit, which is estimated to have lasted more than two hours, required Hoggle to receive emergency medication. 

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State News

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Ex Virginia governor helps Howard County candidate

05-09-2014 Hits:3061 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Ex Virginia governor helps Howard County candidate

Thursday was not a good day for the last governor of Virginia as Bob McDonnell was found guilty of corruption in a Richmond courtroom. But another former Republican governor of Virginia, George Allen, had a better day of it in Howard County, talking up the candidacy of state Senate hopeful Jody Venkatesan in District 13 and other candidates at a Clarksville ballroom. “There were a lot of folks from Maryland who helped me out” in his successful race for governor of Virginia 20 years ago, Allen told a crowd of about 50, and he was happy to return the favor. Venkatesan is running against Democratic Del. Guy Guzzone for the seat now held by retiring Democratic Sen. Jim Robey. In 2010, Venkatesan lost the Republican primary for the seat that represents much of eastern and southern Howard County, but ran unopposed in June. “In every way, Jody is running on the issues that matter...

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Gansler faces more trouble with latest campaign comments

01-05-2014 Hits:7046 State Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Gansler faces more trouble with latest campaign comments

ROCKVILLE - Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Doug Gansler is in hot water after comments he made regarding his running mate, Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, went viral.

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Pepco Asks For More Money

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Pepco Asks For More Money

BALTIMORE - Pepco is asking the Maryland Public Service Commission (MPSC) for its third rate increase in three years. The company is asking for more than $43 million in rate increase which, if approved, will become effective on July 4, 2014. The increase will raise the monthly bill of Montgomery County and Prince George’s County customers by $4.80. 

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Columns

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Happy Thanksgiving again

26-11-2014 Hits:193 Editor's Notebook Brian Karem - avatar Brian Karem

Happy Thanksgiving again

Thanksgiving is my favorite Holiday. I don’t have to worry about offending anyone except the turkey roasting in my oven. The family gathers, we enjoy spending time together, eat, watch football and relax. Relaxing this holiday season is vital to my well being due to the amount of vitriol in this country which seems to have reached overwhelming proportions.

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A wild and wacky world

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A wild and wacky world

The middle-aged football fan smiled as he approached the group of revelers gathered outside of FedEx Field for the latest Washington Redskins home game. “This is my first tailgating party in my life,” he told a welcoming group of partiers who handed him a beer, some barbecue and greeted him with great rhythm and blues and a humorous disc jockey.

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Underage drinking task force and credibility

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Underage drinking task force and credibility

If you take Officer Jeremy Smalley and Deputy John Durham at their word, then they failed.

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Sports

Raptors hold off Falcons 88-78

Raptors hold off Falcons 88-78

Teivon Johnson knocks down a triple in front of the Raptors bench. Michael SimoneSILVER SPRING- With only two minutes left in the game the Montgomery College Raptors found themselves up against a wall. The College of Southern Maryland Falcons had scored 11 straight points to deflate the crowd, steal the momentum from the Raptors and put their chances of a win at risk. Then ‘swoosh’ Raptors guard Chris Smith hit a baseline triple that blew the top off the building and put his team up by double digits to help seal the win.

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Features

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Actors, musicians and dancers to perform at Rockville theater

Actors, musicians and dancers to perform at Rockville theater

Actors, singers and dancers will bring life to the stage at Rockville’s F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre in the coming weeks.  

Rockville native to be featured in Fox comedy series

Rockville native to be featured in Fox comedy series

ROCKVILLE - At Meryl Hathaway’s fifth-grade graduation from Luxmanor Elementary School, she told the class she wanted to be in a movie. Years later, Hathaway is achieving part of her dream as a cast member on Fox’s “Riot”, a show that Hathaway describes as a mix of ABC’s “Wipe Out” and improvisational comedy.  The show is produced by actor/comedian Steve Carell and will feature a celebrity host every week.

Doorway Arts offers new view through Miranda’s view

Doorway Arts offers new view through Miranda’s view

BETHESDA- Theater enthusiasts who want to attend the world premiere of a provocative new play have no need to travel to Broadway this month. From March 20-April 12, the Writer’s Center in Bethesda will host the Doorway Arts Ensemble’s production of the new play Morning, Miranda.

Political Cartoons

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Developers' Thanksgiving

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Developers' Thanksgiving

11/27/2014

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Moore Legacy

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Moore Legacy

11/20/2014

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What MCPS stands for

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What MCPS stands for

11/13/2014

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