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Judge’s Legal Logic Questioned After Latest Ruling in Purple Line Case

Law professor says Judge Richard Leon did what Supreme Court has warned judges not to do by substituting his judgment for that of a federal agency
05/23/17

Purple Line Supporters Say Judge’s Ruling Presents Opportunity To End Legal Delays

Plaintiffs, who have long opposed the project, celebrated Monday’s ruling requiring further study of the light-rail project
05/22/17

Judge in Purple Line Case Calls for New Environmental Review Due to Metro’s Issues

Ruling could further delay construction of the light-rail project
05/22/17

Silver Spring Puppy Cruelty Case Ends With Six-Month Jail Sentence; County Bill Would Exempt Hotels From Lifeguard Requirement

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05/18/17

Maryland Attorney General Files Writ of Mandamus in Purple Line Case

State is seeking to have a higher court force the district judge to issue a ruling in ongoing case
05/15/17

Judge Denies Motion To Lower Bond for Former Childcare Worker Charged with Killing Infant

Family and friends packed the court room Friday in support of Kia Divband
05/13/17

Trial Begins in Silver Spring Transit Center Lawsuit

Montgomery County is attempting to recover more than $40 million in cost overruns in the complex case
05/11/17

Second Teen in Rockville Rape Case Ordered To Be Released

Henry Sanchez Milian now faces two counts of possession of child pornography
05/09/17

Former NIH Employee Sold Stolen Medical Equipment, Other Government Property on eBay

Gaithersburg man pleaded guilty to stealing items valued at $75,000 while working for the agency
05/09/17

ICE Arrests Albert Einstein Student Accused of Having Gun in Stolen Car

Mario Granados-Alvarado had been released on bond before being picked up by federal immigration agents
05/08/17

UPDATE: Richard Montgomery High School Security Leader Arrested for Violating Bond in Sex Abuse Case

Prosecutors allege Mark Yantsos again had sex with 17-year-old student after release
05/05/17

Leggett Says Legal System Worked in Rockville High Rape Case

Montgomery County executive decries stereotyping of immigrant community after rape charges dropped against one teen; MCPS superintendent says district would find an alternate site to educate both of the accused if they returned to school
05/05/17

Charges Dropped Against Teen in Rockville Rape Case

Jose Montano had been accused in alleged attack involving a 14-year-old freshman at Rockville High
05/05/17

Bethesda Mall Shooter Pleads Guilty to Killing Two, Attempting to Kill Two Others in May

Former federal police officer Eulalio Tordil could face four life sentences
04/25/17

Quincy’s Bar & Grille in Bethesda Files for Bankruptcy

Downtown bar has not opened for more than six weeks and was sued for months of unpaid rent
04/20/17

Westfield Montgomery Mall Shooter Expected To Plead Guilty

Eulalio Tordil is charged with killing two and injuring two others in Montgomery County
04/20/17

White Oak Man Arrested for Attempted Child Abduction, Indecent Exposure; Lawyers Seek Resentencing for Beltway Sniper

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04/20/17

Attorney: Rockville Rape Suspect Tried To Confirm that Alleged Victim Wanted to Have Sex with Both Suspects

Henry Sanchez Milian waived his preliminary hearing Friday
04/14/17

Former Silver Spring Social Worker Pleads Guilty to Felony Theft Scheme

Rosemary Jeanette McDowall filed fraudulent insurance claims while her license was suspended
04/13/17

Maryland U.S. Senators Sign Letter Urging Federal Support for Purple Line, Other Transit Projects

Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin joined other Democrats who called on Congress to fund transportation projects
04/11/17
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