Dan Morse

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering courts and crime in Montgomery County, Md.

Education: Vanderbilt University, BE in environmental engineering

Washington Post staff writer Dan Morse covers courts and crime in Montgomery County, Md. He arrived at the paper in 2005, after reporting stops at the Wall Street Journal, Baltimore Sun and Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is the author of "The Yoga Store Murder," published by Penguin.
Latest from Dan Morse

Judge wants more info to weigh competency of mother charged in murder of children

Catherine Hoggle has been consistently found incompetent to stand trial in the 2014 disappearance of her son and daughter.

August 4, 2022

Man accused in plot to kill Kavanaugh eyed other justices, FBI says

Nicholas Roske went online to seek advice on how to take out justices who favored overturning Roe v. Wade, FBI affidavit alleges.

July 29, 2022

Md. sheriff’s deputy kills man armed with ‘large knife,’ officials say

Maryland investigators will probe the fatal police shooting in Montgomery County.

July 20, 2022

Brett Kavanaugh’s neighbors: For abortion rights but tired of protests

Weekly demonstrations on their Brett Kavanaugh's street prompt increased noise complaints; police warn of possible arrests.

July 20, 2022

Something rare in Montgomery County: A contested race for top prosecutor

Three Democratic challengers aim to unseat longtime State’s Attorney John McCarthy.

July 16, 2022

Man dies after collision on River Road in Montgomery County

The wreck occurred about 1:50 p.m. Thursday near Stoney Creek Road.

July 15, 2022

Gun violence rises sharply in Montgomery County, police chief says

Chief Marcus Jones made remarks as county leaders introduced a gun-control measure.

July 11, 2022

A guide to the 2022 Montgomery County primary ballot

Incumbent County Executive Marc Elrich Elrich is one of four Democrats vying to be his party’s nominee. The others are council member Hans Riemer (D-At Large), Potomac businessman David Blair and Gaithersburg resident Peter James, who has previously sought elective office as a Republican.

July 7, 2022

Leader of trucker convoy arrested in D.C.

David Riddell was charged with disorderly conduct and other offenses in connection with a demonstration on I-270 in Maryland.

July 6, 2022

Suspect in Red Roof killing says as Buddhist he would never hurt anyone

Police in Montgomery County charged two men with first-degree murder in the case.

June 24, 2022