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County officials say governor made ‘empty’ threats to get toll lanes plan approved

Plus: Memorial fund created for Bethesda 20-year-old killed in shooting; Rockville man’s historical collection destroyed in flooding

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County officials say governor made ‘empty’ threats to get toll lanes plan approved

Critics of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s plan to widen the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 with toll lanes say a draft budget proposal shows state officials never intended to build the projects they had warned would be cut if the highway expansion proposal stalled. [Washington Post]

Memorial fund created for Bethesda 20-year-old killed in shooting

A memorial fund has been created on behalf of 20-year-old Alexander (Xan) Korman of Bethesda, who was killed last month in a shooting in Prince George’s County.

On Aug. 14, officers responded to a reported shooting in Upper Marlboro and found Korman inside a car suffering from gunshot wounds, according to police. He died from his injuries five days later. [Montgomery Community Media]

Rockville man’s historical collection destroyed in flooding

The deadly flash flooding caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida in Rockville destroyed what many families spent their lives building.

When a quick wall of water inundated historian Edwin Grosvenor’s basement, it took with it many priceless books and pieces of art, which he uses to tell America’s story. [WTOP]

Hogan taps Getty, Gould to replace Barbera on Maryland’s highest court

Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Judge Joseph M. Getty as chief judge and Judge Steven B. Gould to represent Montgomery County on the Maryland Court of Appeals.

Both will replace roles held by Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, who will turn 70, the mandatory retirement age for appellate judges, this week. [Maryland Matters]

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