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  • Truck crashes into assisted-living home; 7 hurt

    REISTERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities say seven people were hurt when a pickup truck crashed into an assisted-living facility in Reisterstown. Baltimore County fire officials say none of the injuries were life-threatening. The seven injured included the driver, five people inside the building...

  • Immigrant children could be housed in Westminster

    WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — The federal government is exploring the possibility of housing immigrant children in a vacant Army Reserve building in Westminster, and local leaders aren't pleased with the idea. Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz says he got an email Thursday night informing him of the...

  • Police, state probe Maryland foster care death

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Police Department homicide unit has taken over an investigation of the death of a 10-year-old boy at a home for medically fragile children because of the possibility that abuse he suffered six years ago played a role in his death. Damaud Martin died July 2 after...

  • Name of camper killed by fallen tree released

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A boy who died at a Maryland summer camp when a tree fell on him during a severe windstorm has been identified as 12-year-old Justin Nicholas Diggs. A statement released by the camp Friday night said Diggs attended Pikesville Middle School, where he was an honor student....

  • Johns Hopkins workers ratify new labor contract

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Members of a union representing 2,000 workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital approved a labor contract Friday after months of contentious negotiations. Ninety-three percent of the membership voted over two days in favor of ratifying the proposed 4½-year contract, which calls for...

  • Police investigating after 2 shot in Annapolis

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Police are investigating after two people were injured in a shooting in Annapolis. Annapolis Police spokeswoman Cpl. Amy Miguez says the two men were shot on the 1300 block of Tyler Avenue around 5 p.m. Friday. The shooting was in the city's Robinwood public housing...

  • Frostburg State films highlight Appalachian foods

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — Frostburg State University is putting online a series of student films documenting traditional Appalachian food production. The first film in the Sustainable Foodways Series was posted earlier this month on the Appalachian Independent, www.appindie.org , a website...

  • Md. recommends tight restrictions on gas drilling

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — State regulators on Friday recommended some of the nation's tightest restrictions on shale gas drilling, aimed partly at protecting drinking water from being contaminated by methane leaking from drill sites in western Maryland. The "best practices" recommended by the...

  • Maryland School Assessment scores drop

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland education officials say students' scores on a statewide reading and math test made an expected drop across the board as the state transitions to new national learning standards. Education officials on Friday released the results of the Maryland School Assessment, the...

  • Elections officials say no action against Hogan

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland elections officials say a watchdog group founded by Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan engaged in exploratory activities for his benefit as he mulled a run for office. But elections board staff said Thursday that they are not authorized under state...

  • Grand jury indicts felon who was living with judge

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a Maryland man with a long criminal history on charges of kidnapping and assaulting a female judge with whom he was living. The grand jury on Thursday handed down a 10-count indictment against 24-year-old Rickley J. Senning....

  • Maryland governor to speak in Mississippi

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is planning to attend a gathering of Mississippi Democrats next month as he continues to mull a 2016 presidential bid. O'Malley will address the Mississippi Democratic Party's 2014 Jefferson-Jackson-Hamer Dinner on Aug. 15 in Jackson,...

  • Ag secretary promotes summer meals in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Baltimore to promote efforts to ensure that low-income children who rely on subsidized meals during the school year can also receive meals during the summer. Vilsack was to join Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Baltimore Mayor...

  • Prince George's to conduct evacuation exercise

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management is conducting a mass care and evacuation exercise. The county is holding the exercise on Friday. It's a collaborative effort among several agencies. The exercise is designed to test the county's ability to...

  • National Aquarium to host Friday night flag events

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Aquarium in Baltimore is launching a new series of events on Friday nights to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore in 1812 that inspired the words for the national anthem. Beginning Friday through Sept. 12, the aquarium is hosting...



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