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  • 4th Md. prison training veteran service dogs

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown is becoming the fourth state prison where inmates who served in the military help train service dogs for disabled veterans. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Secretary Gregg...

  • 2 more officers sentenced in inmate assault

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two former correctional officers have been sentenced for their roles in the beating of an inmate at the Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown. Jeremy McCusker was sentenced to 21 months and Walter Scott Steele was sentenced to four...

  • Man gets life terms for killing man at bus stop

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A man who killed another man in a drive-by shooting has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms plus 20 years for the crime. Twenty-three-year old Michael Martin was sentenced Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. He had been convicted of first-degree murder in...

  • Md. bail assessment tool differs from other states

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has said he may issue an executive order creating a pilot program for reforms to criminal bail procedures. It would be the next chapter in Maryland's efforts to comply with a Court of Appeals ruling that defendants have a right to legal counsel at...

  • Man killed, another hurt in home invasion

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police say one man was killed and another injured in a home invasion in Salisbury. Troopers were called to the home about 1 a.m. Wednesday. A man at the home said he had been assaulted with a blunt object. Officer went into the home and found 72-year-old...

  • Western Md. town partly emptied after fuel mishap

    OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — A tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of propane overturned on a sharp curve in Oakland's downtown business district Wednesday morning, prompting evacuation of about half the town, including 45 jail inmates, as a precaution, a county official said. Potomac Edison cut...

  • Mizeur calls for legal physician-assisted suicide

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Del. Heather Mizeur wants to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in Maryland. Mizeur says her proposal would resemble laws in Oregon, Washington and Vermont. Doctors could prescribe drugs to patients who want...

  • Gansler: Eliminate Md.'s special prosecutor office

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorney General Doug Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate in the Democratic primary, says Maryland should do away with the state prosecutor's office, an independent unit that investigates public corruption. Gansler says it has no legal authority that isn't covered by...

  • Mizeur promoting state-run retirement savings plan

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Del. Heather Mizeur, who is running for Maryland governor, has proposed a state-run retirement savings program to help workers who don't have retirement plans from their employers. Mizeur, a Democrat, announced plans Wednesday for promoting the health, safety and...

  • Officials celebrate Delmarva poultry industry

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Members of Delaware's congressional delegation are joining in an annual celebration of the Delmarva region's poultry industry. U.S. Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons both planned to attend the 58th annual Delmarva Poultry Industry banquet in Salisbury, Md. on Wednesday....

  • Defense contractor agrees to $1.1M settlement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal officials say a Virginia defense contractor has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that the company falsified its employees' qualifications to overbill the government. The settlement between Computer Sciences Corp. of Falls Church and the federal...

  • Md. gives customers a break on utility cutoffs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says utility customers are getting a break after an unusually cold winter. The commission's order recognized the commitment of certain utilities to extend until May 31 a period in which they are restricted from terminating service to...

  • Bills will strengthen prison guard investigations

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislative efforts to improve prison security were overshadowed this year by marijuana and minimum wage bills, but supporters say they will help prevent another high-profile scandal like the Black Guerrilla Family case at the Baltimore City Detention Center. However,...

  • Md. probes energy suppliers amid cost complaints

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says it's investigating five retail energy suppliers amid customer complaints about high gas and electricity bills last winter. One of the companies, Major Energy Services of Orangeburg, N.Y., said Tuesday it didn't do anything wrong. It...

  • Murder charge in Frederick, Md., infant's death

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick County grand jury is adding a charge of first-degree murder to the allegations against a Frederick man in the death of his 21-month-old daughter. The state's attorney's office announced indictments Tuesday of 24-year-old Frankie Williams and his 21-year-old...



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