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Montgomery County (Maryland)

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  • Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases
    As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases. In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...
  • Authorities worry about drugged driving after new pot law takes effect

    Maryland prosecutors are concerned that the new law eliminating criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana will result in an increase in "drugged driving" that police are ill-equipped to handle. "It is inevitable that there will be...
  • Endorsements: a delicate dance in the governor's race

    Endorsements: a delicate dance in the governor's race
    Go ahead and try pinning down Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett about whom he'll endorse in the Democratic primary for governor. Leggett may smile politely, but he will be wincing on the inside. You might as well ask him which of his...
  • Mizeur to propose increase in need-based college aid

    Mizeur to propose increase in need-based college aid
    Citing a report that Marylanders are carrying the highest level of student debt in the country, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather R. Mizeur will propose a plan Monday to make college more affordable and increase need-based financial aid....
  • Swim coach arrested on sex offense charges has ties to Laurel, police say

    Swim coach arrested on sex offense charges has ties to Laurel, police say
    A swim coach arrested on charges of child abuse and sex offenses in Montgomery County also has ties to Laurel, police said today.  The founder of the Maryland Suburban Swim Club, Christopher Thomas Huott, 53, was charged by Montgomery County police on...
  • Four murder indictments in Montgomery County, including two in exorcism case

    Four murder indictments in Montgomery County, including two in exorcism case
    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...
  • Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?

    Candidates make many promises -- but how to pay for them?
    As the 2014 campaign for governor heats up, candidates of both parties are making promises of bold new programs or deep tax cuts — in many cases giving vague and sometimes implausible explanations of how they will pay for them. Whether they are...
  • Teachers union endorses Frosh for attorney general

    Teachers union endorses Frosh for attorney general
    The Maryland State Education Association is supporting Sen. Brian E. Frosh for the Democratic nomination, adding the support of the state's largest teachers union to his list of labor endorsements. The MSEA decided to back Frosh, a veteran Montgomery...
  • Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift

    Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift
    An NAACP leader, a former Maryland State Police major, a candidate for governor and a mother seeking to help her son with epilepsy converged Thursday on Annapolis to support more liberal marijuana laws. A number of bills, backed by lawmakers from a...
  • Bill would allow doctors to write marijuana 'recommendation' for their patients

    Bill would allow doctors to write marijuana 'recommendation' for their patients
    Responding to growing public support for medical use of marijuana, the House of Delegates approved legislation Monday that would allow specially licensed physicians in Maryland to recommend the drug to patients with debilitating medical conditions....
  • Maryland State Police arrest 120 suspected drunken drivers over St. Patrick's weekend

    Maryland State Police arrest 120 suspected drunken drivers over St. Patrick's weekend
    State Police arrested a total of 120 people on suspicion of drunken driving in Maryland during the St. Patrick's Day weekend, a prime time for catching inebriated drivers. From Friday through Monday, state troopers across the state used "sobriety...
  • North Carroll High in select company as Green Ribbon School

    North Carroll High in select company as Green Ribbon School
    It began with a simple bluebird house Gina Felter built on the North Carroll High School campus in her first year as assistant principal at the school. On April 22, Felter and the rest of the Panther community learned their environmental awareness had...