More Maryland Articles

  • Air-conditioner cord blamed for fatal fire

    ROCK HALL, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say an electrical failure in a cord powering an air-conditioner caused a house fire that killed an 85-year-old Rock Hall woman. The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a news release Monday that Hester Louise Wright died in the July 14 blaze....

  • Maryland county OKs MGM casino at National Harbor

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County officials on Monday approved a building plan for a $925 million MGM Resorts International casino and hotel near the nation's capital on an 8-1 vote, paving the way for MGM to get the permits needed to begin construction. The casino, which will...

  • Man charged in fatal December shooting in Odenton

    ODENTON, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police have charged a man in the fatal shooting of a teenager in his home in Odenton. Twenty-year-old Bashunn Phillips of Gambrills was charged Friday and charged with first- and second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Shar-Ron Mason. Police...

  • Group seeks full disclosure of drilling chemicals

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A group of doctors is demanding full public disclosure of chemicals that would be used to drill for natural gas by hydraulic fracturing in western Maryland. The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/Un0SQ7 ) reported Monday that the Chesapeake Physicians for Social...

  • Md. gun law supporter says it's working

    BALTIMORE (AP) — With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland's 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it's helping to reduce fatal shootings. The Daily Record (http://bit.ly/1qWNn4D) reported in its Monday edition that overall gun deaths in Maryland fell 24...

  • Md. hiker taken to hospital after snake bite

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County authorities say a hiker is under medical observation after he was bitten by a snake at Cunningham Falls State Park near Thurmont. Fire and Rescue Services Lt. George Thomas tells the Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1u7iNuQ ) that the man called 911 at...

  • Man dead after stabbing in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore say a man is dead after being stabbed in Baltimore. Baltimore Police say they were called to the 1300 block of E. Lafayette Avenue on Sunday at about 1:30 p.m. for a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived they found an adult male who had been stabbed...

  • State mortgage program cuts rates in Western Md.

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A state mortgage program is lowering its rates for two months in Western Maryland to entice homebuyers. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown (http://bit.ly/1tmHShk ) reports the Maryland Mortgage Program will lower rates by a quarter percent for homes in Allegany, Frederick,...

  • Burglar takes Pepsi and soup from Annapolis home

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Police say someone broke into an Annapolis home and left with a 12-pack of Pepsi and multiple packets of soup. The Capital of Annapolis (http://bit.ly/WrS39z ) reports the burglary happened Thursday afternoon or evening in the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue. Police say they...

  • Man, 71, dead after being struck by car in Md.

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County officials say a man is dead after being struck by a car in Essex. Police and fire officials were called Friday around 9 p.m. for a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a car in the area of Back River Neck Road and Poles Road. Officials say the...

  • Baltimore County police solve slayings from 1990s

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say they've solved the unrelated slayings of two women in the 1990s by using DNA evidence. Police say the men believed responsible for both slayings are dead, and as a result, their names won't be released. In October 1994, 32-year-old Karen Brown...

  • Death from 1982 shooting likely accidental

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say the death of a 33-year-old man who was shot in the head by his teenage sister more than 30 years ago will likely be classified as accidental. Toye Johnson died in January at a hospital on the Eastern Shore. He was shot in May 1982, just days after his...

  • Police: Baltimore toddler was homicide victim

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a toddler whose mother reported that she suffered a playground injury was actually a homicide victim. Police said Friday that 2-year-old London Clayborne died of blunt force trauma. The girl died in early May. Police say her mother flagged down an...

  • Visits to Md. national parks down slightly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says 6.6 million people visited national parks in Maryland in 2013. Those tourists spent $212 million, supporting 2,689 jobs in the state. Those numbers are all down slightly from 2012, when about 40,000 more people visited Maryland parks, spent...

  • Eastern Shore now connected to Md. radio system

    EASTON, Md. (AP) — The Eastern Shore is now connected to a statewide radio system linking first responders in Maryland. Gov. Martin O'Malley made a ceremonial call on Friday on the Maryland First Responders Interoperable Radio System Team. There are 11 state agencies and three federal law...



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