Man Found Guilty in Silver Spring Area Metro Rape; Starr Among Contenders for NYC Schools Chief

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Josh Starr among outside candidates for New York City schools chancellor

The former Montgomery County Public Schools chief is seen as an outsider candidate for the high-profile education role. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in the process of searching for a new chancellor. [New York Post]

Man found guilty of Metro Red Line rape

A Montgomery County jury on Tuesday found John Hicks, 41, of Washington, D.C., guilty of raping a woman on board a Red Line Metro train traveling from Fort Totten to Glenmont on the morning of April 12. Prosecutors said Hicks’ DNA was found at the scene. The woman, a night nurse, was reportedly dozing off on her way home from work when she was attacked. [WTOP]

Hogan indicates he has $9 million for re-election campaign

A fundraising memo from Republican Gov. Larry Hogan’s campaign noted the incumbent has $9 million in total cash on hand for his re-election campaign. Hogan has yet to file his latest fundraising report, which is due by midnight Wednesday evening and will formally reveal his fundraising haul from the past year. Six Democrats are running for the chance to defeat him in the November election. [Baltimore Sun]

Governor, Democrats duel over tax relief plans

Maryland General Assembly Democrats will be facing off with Gov. Larry Hogan as both have plans to provide state residents with tax relief after federal tax changes cut personal exemptions. [Washington Post]

Recreation programs canceled, senior centers closed

Montgomery County has canceled all county recreation programs and classes and closed all senior centers due to Wednesday’s snow. [@MontgomeryCoMD]

Cold day expected

The National Weather Service expects a mostly cloudy, breezy day with a high near 29 degrees and a nighttime low dropping to around 18.

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