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  • Molotov cocktail is thrown; man charged with arson

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County Police have arrested a man they say threw a Molotov cocktail at an Ellicott City tavern. It happened about 1:20 a.m. Friday at The Diamondback Tavern. Police say a man drove up, threw the Molotov cocktail at the business and drove off. Authorities say...

  • Hogan and Brown address local officials

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Larry Hogan said Friday that if Maryland residents want a substantial change in direction in the governor's office, they should vote for him, while Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown told a conference of local officials that the kind of changes Hogan advocates...

  • 4 charged in slaying near Parkville motel

    PARKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police have arrested four men in the fatal shooting in an alley near a Parkville motel. Police say on Friday that the four were arrested in the Aug. 17 shooting of 30-year-old Ramel Baker near the Welcome Inn. Twemty-two-year-old Umar Hydeem Amin Foust,...

  • Officer charged in dog death wants charges dropped

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Attorneys for a Baltimore police officer accused of cutting a dog's throat are asking a judge to dismiss the animal cruelty charge against him. Officer Jeffrey Bolger had tried for an hour to restrain the dog, a Shar Pei named Nala, after she ran away from her owner and...

  • ACLU supporting Md. woman in Supreme Court case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland woman whose pregnancy discrimination case will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court is getting support from the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU announced Thursday that it joined with New York-based A Better Balance in filing a brief with the Supreme Court in...

  • Medical examiner: Md. student's death accidental

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A medical examiner has ruled a Towson University student's death over the weekend accidental. Police in Baltimore County said Thursday that an investigation indicated 18-year-old Julia Margaret Ratnaraj of New Jersey fell backward into a sliding glass door. The medical...

  • 2 Md. students forced to remove Confederate flags

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Two Howard County high school students arrived at school with Confederate flags draped over their shoulders just days after a fellow student was disciplined for displaying the divisive symbol. Howard schools spokeswoman Rebecca Amani-Dove says the Glenelg High School...

  • Md. gov. to ride a horse, don 1812 costume

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will don an 1812 militiaman outfit as part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the "Star-Spangled Banner" in Baltimore. On Thursday, O'Malley, on horseback, will lead 500 uniformed members of the Maryland National Guard along the...

  • Maryland flags flying at half-staff for 9/11

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Flags in Maryland are flying at half-staff in honor of 9/11. Gov. Martin O'Malley ordered the Maryland and U.S. flags flown at half-staff in memory of the people who died on that day. It's been 13 years since the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

  • Naval Academy to hold 9/11 remembrance events

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy is holding events in remembrance of the Sept. 11 attacks. Midshipmen are holding the events on Thursday with the academy's community service organization, which is called the Midshipman Action Group. They will be holding a 9/11 run, in which relays...

  • VP Biden to attend Star-Spangled spectacular

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend the Star-Spangled Spectacular in Baltimore. The National Park Service says the vice president is scheduled to attend the event on Saturday. It is being held at the Fort McHenry National Monument to observe the bicentennial of the...

  • Md. court orders judge to stop hearing cases

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland court barred a judge from hearing cases after the state's chief public defender complained the judge ordered a court security officer to shock a defendant. Public Defender Paul DeWolfe said in a news release last month that he received a transcript of the incident...

  • 10 year sentence for Md. arson linked to drug deal

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A 19-year-old Myersville man is going to prison for setting fire to the home of a teenage customer in a disputed marijuana deal. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/WJk2AV ) reports that Joshua Moore was sentenced to 10 years Wednesday in Frederick County Circuit Court....

  • O'Malley to keynote Democratic dinner in Minnesota

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will be the keynote speaker at a Democratic dinner in Minnesota next month. Ken Martin, chairman of Minnesota's Democratic Party, made the announcement Wednesday about the Oct. 11 dinner at the Minneapolis Convention Center. He says the dinner...

  • Correction: Annapolis One Mile story

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a story Sept. 9 about a one-mile race through Annapolis, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the race would occur Saturday. The correct date is Oct. 4. A corrected version of the story is below: Annapolis police raising money for Special Olympics Annapolis...



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