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Maryland high court hears appeal in Hoggle murder case

Plus: Teen charged with multiple handgun offenses; Hogan pitches $750 stimulus checks for state’s poorest families

Maryland high court hears appeal in Hoggle murder case

Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals heard arguments Monday over whether a Montgomery County judge erred in failing to dismiss murder charges against Catherine Hoggle, whose two young children disappeared more than six years ago.

Hoggle was arrested in September 2014. She was the last person to see her children, 3-year-old Sarah and 2-year-old Jacob, alive. [WTOP]

Teen charged with multiple handgun offenses

A teenager was charged with several handgun offenses in Montgomery County on Dec. 30.

During a traffic stop in the area of Veirs Mill Road and University Boulevard West, Josue Garcia, 16, had suspected marijuana and a loaded handgun hidden inside his waistband, police said. [WDVM]

Hogan pitches $750 stimulus checks for state’s poorest families

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Monday proposed a stimulus package exceeding $1 billion, suggesting the state’s poorest families should get $750 payments as soon as possible to help buffer the economic calamity of the coronavirus pandemic.

His proposal, which requires General Assembly approval, would also effectively send more cash to the state’s 709,000 unemployed people by waiving state and local taxes on unemployment benefits and entitling them to a big tax refund. [Washington Post]

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