More Maryland Articles

  • Md. withdraws funding for double-stack rail cars

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Transportation officials say Maryland has pulled all funding for a proposed double-stack rail facility and ended its agreement with CSX to build a facility in southwest Baltimore. Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr. said in a statement Thursday that $30 million in...

  • West Nile Virus detected in Maryland resident

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday that an adult who lives in the National Capital Region is infected. The department says the virus has also been detected...

  • Shellfish harvesting closed in waterways

    BALTIMORE (AP) — State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected. The Maryland Department of the Environment said Thursday that the Hurst Creek and Whitehall Creek areas and a portion...

  • Prosecutors assessing retrial in murder case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors with the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office said they will assess the feasibility of holding a new trial for a former Baltimore Police officer whose nearly 20-year-old murder conviction was overturned. Former officer James Kulbicki won a chance at a new...

  • Maryland announces record cover crop enrollment

    TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) — Maryland is announcing a new record for cover crop enrollment. Gov. Martin O'Malley made the announcement Thursday at the Maryland State Fair. The state announced that 1,849 Maryland farmers requested funding to plant a record 641,000 acres of winter grains. The state's...

  • NCAA president ordered to be deposed

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A judge has ordered that NCAA President Mark Emmert be deposed in a lawsuit over the death of a Frostburg State University football player. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge David Boynton granted a motion last week by the family of Derek Sheely to require Emmert's...

  • VA Maryland partners with Evergreen

    BALTIMORE (AP) — VA Maryland Health Care System is partnering with Evergreen Health Care to improve health care access for veterans. The system announced Thursday it has awarded a one-year contract for up to $485,000. The contract enables the system to refer new veteran patients to Evergreen...

  • Md. man charged with trying to kill stepson

    CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Catonsville man has been charged with trying to kill his stepson. WBAL Radio (http://bit.ly/1pKKZjz ) reports Baltimore County police say 62-year-old John Smith argued with the victim. Authorities say he followed him outside their home Tuesday evening and stabbed him...

  • DC drug dealer who escaped Md. jail gets 20 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Washington drug dealer who escaped from a western Maryland jail has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for the escape and other crimes. A federal judge in Baltimore on Wednesday ordered 32-year-old Deandre Kelly to serve 8 years of the sentence consecutively to a...

  • Remains found in Maryland identified as Del. man

    EAST NEW MARKET, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have identified the man whose remains were found in a shallow grave in Dorchester County. The man was identified as 40-year-old Radames Guzman of Magnolia, Delaware. Troopers say relatives had reported Guzman missing on Aug. 5. Guzman's body...

  • Baltimore officer pleads guilty to killing puppy

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer charged with beating and choking his girlfriend's puppy and texting her a photo of the dog's body has pleaded guilty to aggravated animal cruelty. Twenty-eight-year-old Alec Eugene Taylor of Silver Spring pleaded guilty to the felony in Montgomery...

  • Boy, 15, dies after stabbing in Dundalk, Md.

    DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police say a 15-year-old boy is dead and another boy of the same age has been charged as an adult in his stabbing. Police said Wednesday that Timothy Michael Hall was stabbed once during an argument Monday night in Dundalk. They say he later died at Johns...

  • Va. man, 18, dies swimming in Ocean City, Md.

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City officials are reminding visitors about risky surf conditions after an 18-year-old Virginia man apparently drowned in the Atlantic Ocean. A city spokeswoman identified the victim Wednesday as Jose Maudiel Hernandez of Manassas, Virginia. Beach Patrol Lt. Wade...

  • Baltimore police commissioner gets OK for 6 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is getting a vote of confidence from the City Council. The council confirmed his appointment Wednesday for six more years as the city's top law enforcement official. Batts arrived in 2012 from Oakland, California. He's become known...

  • Public funding gives Hogan lead in campaign cash

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan has more than three times as much campaign cash on hand than his Democratic rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown — but it's an edge that's almost certain to evaporate. That's because Hogan is relying on public campaign financing, which gave...



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