Carrie Wells

Writer

Carrie Wells covers higher education for The Baltimore Sun. She joined The Sun in January 2013 after spending two years at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida. She is a native of Prince George’s County and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Recent Articles

  • National Night Out brings out community in Baltimore area

    National Night Out brings out community in Baltimore area

    Dozens of children wandered around a Park Heights parking lot Tuesday afternoon, their faces painted, carrying colorful balloon animals and snowballs in plastic foam cups. In February, two men had been fatally shot nearby in separate incidents, adding to the more than 200 homicides Baltimore has...

  • University of Maryland scientists research gene linked to depression

    University of Maryland scientists research gene linked to depression

    Although medications exist to treat depression, many scientists aren’t sure why they’re effective and why they don’t work for everyone. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine believe they may have found a key to the puzzle of major depression that could lead to therapies for...

  • Investors back out of Evergreen Health deal

    Investors back out of Evergreen Health deal

    A group of investors that had applied to acquire Evergreen Health said Wednesday that they were backing out of the deal, leaving the Baltimore-based health insurer’s future in doubt. The investors said in a joint statement that “new financial information came to light that raised significant concerns”...

  • Man sentenced in 2015 boat crash that killed two

    Man sentenced in 2015 boat crash that killed two

    A Baltimore man was sentenced Tuesday in connection with a July 2015 boat crash that killed two women and injured five others, Maryland Natural Resources Police said Wednesday. Timothy Jay Wilson, 57, was sentenced 12 years in prison, with all but 18 months of home detention suspended. He was convicted...

  • Baltimore reaches 200 homicide mark for 2017

    Baltimore reaches 200 homicide mark for 2017

    A young man lay dead under a white sheet on Greenmount Avenue Wednesday afternoon, his sneakers poking out as police took pictures of the crime scene and logged the shell casings that surrounded him. The stark scene, a fatal shooting committed in broad daylight in a violent corridor, pushed Baltimore...

  • Direct Energy to lay off 108 Maryland employees

    Direct Energy to lay off 108 Maryland employees

    Direct Energy, a Houston-based natural gas and electricity retailer, will lay off 108 of its employees in Columbia, according to a notice it provided to the state on Tuesday. The layoffs come as the company “is changing its business model to move away from being a residential solar installer,”...

  • Second night of severe storms hit Baltimore area

    Second night of severe storms hit Baltimore area

    Several trees and wires were downed in storms that passed through Harford County, the second evening in a row of severe storms to hit the Baltimore area. On Sunday evening, storms led to extensive flooding in Harford County. On Monday evening, storms took down trees and power lines, according to...

  • Three injured in Baltimore shootings Monday

    Three injured in Baltimore shootings Monday

    Three men were injured in separate shootings in Baltimore on Monday, police said. A 29-year-old man took himself to a hospital around 3:45 p.m. to be treated for a gunshot wound to the ankle. Police said they believe he was shot earlier in the 3200 block of Lyndale Avenue in the Four-By-Four neighborhood...

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