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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, 4:21 p.m.

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, 10:08 p.m.

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, 10:57 a.m.

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.


Top 25 roundup: Michigan State tops Maryland for 12th straight win

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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, 10:20 p.m.

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, 11:56 a.m.

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, 8:56 p.m.

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, 9:57 p.m.

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, 2:07 p.m.

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 …


Justices: No definitive ruling on partisan districts

The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political …


Here’s why police say the digging of secret tunnels beneath a Maryland home led to murder

The death of 21-year-old Askia Khafra inside a Bethesda, Maryland home last fall was tragic and bizarre. Hired to help dig a network of secret tunnels leading from the basement, …


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

After pair of 1-in-1000 year floods, Maryland town seeks safeguards

The deadly flash flood that devastated a Maryland town’s historic center in July 2016 was dubbed a 1-in-1000 year event. Yet less than two years later, another treacherous flood again …


Body found in Patapsco River near flooded Ellicott City

Authorities said a man’s body has been found by searchers in Maryland’s Patapsco River near the Howard and Baltimore county line.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 8:08 a.m.

Records: Teen suspect said he ‘drove at’ Maryland officer

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought, authorities said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

Rescuers seeking 1 man still missing in Maryland flooding

One man remained missing after flash flooding tore down historic Main Street in Ellicott City, Maryland, and left a community heartbroken at seeing severe damage less than two years after …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Appeals court upholds new trial for subject of ‘Serial’

A Maryland appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling granting a new trial to a man whose conviction in the murder of his high school sweetheart became the subject of …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:34 p.m.

Justices struggle with partisan redistricting again

Dealing with an issue that could affect elections across the country, Supreme Court justices wrestled Wednesday with how far states may go to craft electoral districts that give the majority …


Maryland school shooting victim dies

A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school has died, authorities said Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, dies in confrontation

A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments …