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Stories tagged: maryland

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020

Baltimore shooting leaves 2 officers wounded; suspect dead

A shooting at a Baltimore apartment complex Wednesday ended with the death of a former state corrections official who had been under investigation and the wounding of two fugitive task …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Bond denied for officer in handcuffed man’s fatal shooting

A judge denied bond Wednesday for a Maryland police officer who has been charged with murder after being accused of fatally shooting a handcuffed man in his patrol car.

Firm hands out $10M in holiday bonuses to 198 employees

A commercial real estate developer is handing out a total of $10 million in bonuses to its 198 employees.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Former Baltimore mayor enters guilty pleas in fraud case

Baltimore’s disgraced ex-mayor has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges involving lucrative sales of her self-published children’s books; apologizes in a statement from her attorney to “all …

Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children’s books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the …

Mangoes spilled from truck in Maryland make for traffic mess

Mangoes spilling from an overturned tractor trailer caused a not-so-sweet morning commute on the Beltway in Maryland.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Suspect pleads guilty in 2018 Capital Gazette shootings

A Maryland man pleaded guilty Monday in the slayings of five employees at an Annapolis newspaper, and a jury is expected to hear testimony next month about whether he was …

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 24, 2019

Congress bids farewell to Cummings, a ‘master of the House’

The late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings will be remembered by congressional leaders and colleagues as he lies in state at the Capitol.

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Cummings, powerful congressman leading Trump probe, has died

Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry …

One county’s ban leads to euthanasia of 400 pit bulls last year, 250 this year, officials say

More than 400 pit bulls were euthanized last year in the country’s second-largest jurisdiction to ban the breed, and more than 250 have been euthanized there so far this year, …

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

U.S. appeals court sides with Trump in lawsuit involving hotel

A federal appeals court threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel, handing Trump a significant legal victory on …

Judge: Census question might have discriminatory motive

New evidence paints a “disturbing picture” that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration’s push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge …

UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Supreme Court upholds cross on public land in Maryland

A 40-foot-tall, World War I memorial cross can continue to stand on public land in Maryland, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in an important decision about the use of religious …

5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the …

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigns amid intensifying scandal and multiple investigations

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has resigned amid an intensifying scandal and multiple investigations into the lucrative sales of her self-published children’s books.

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019

Suspicions grow as Baltimore mayor’s leave drags on

Viewers of Baltimore newscasts are getting used to seeing images of embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh’s lawyer pulling up to her three-story house and vanishing inside. He later insists that her …

FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore mayor’s homes, City Hall

Federal agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore’s embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children’s books to disguise government kickbacks.

Rep. Ruppersberger at Walter Reed hospital amid reports of an active shooter

U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where reports of an active shooter sent the facility into a lockdown on Tuesday …

Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general, arguing that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and the Justice Department’s own succession plan …

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018

Five football players charged with rape counts in alleged hazing

Police in Montgomery County have charged five teenagers with second-degree rape counts amid allegations of hazing involving junior varsity football players at Damascus High School, officials said Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Sheriff: Maryland warehouse shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018

Four dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said. Several other people were wounded.

Crabby reactions after PETA puts up billboards asking Marylanders not to eat crabs

In a state known for its delicacy of crabs, the huge billboards got a crabby reaction.

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018

Editor calls Capital Gazette victims ‘friends of the people’

The five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom last month were “friends of the people,” and “not one of them deserved to be seen as an …

Capital-Gazette employees to march in July 4th parade

Staff from the Maryland newspaper where five employees were shot to death plan to walk in the Fourth of July parade in Annapolis.

Suspect wrote he aimed to kill everyone at Maryland newsroom

A man charged with slaying five people at a Maryland newspaper sent three letters on the day of the attack, police said, including one that said he was on his …

Small capital draped in grief by shooting

The historic state capital of Annapolis is draped in grief from a shooting attack on the local newspaper, which killed journalists who chronicled soccer games, art exhibits and the fabric …

UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018

Police: Newspaper gunman worked methodically, blocked exit

The gunman accused of killing five people in a vendetta against a Maryland newspaper barricaded the rear exit to prevent anyone from escaping and methodically blasted his way through the …