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

  • UMBC contractor killed while working on roof, university says

    UMBC contractor killed while working on roof, university says

    An employee of a subcontractor working on a project at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County was killed on the job on Monday. In an email to the UMBC community, vice president for administration and finance Lynne Schaefer said the incident was an accident and that it happened around 8 a.m....

  • 6 shot in 2 incidents in Baltimore

    6 shot in 2 incidents in Baltimore

    A gunman opened fire at four people sitting outside in the Brooklyn neighborhood of South Baltimore on Sunday night, police said. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. in the 500 block of E. Patapsco Avenue. A 34-year-old man was shot in the back, a 29-year-old man was shot in the left leg, a 26-year-old...

  • Pigs at Frederick County fair test positive for swine flu

    Pigs at Frederick County fair test positive for swine flu

    Pigs exhibited at the fair in Frederick County tested positive for swine flu, the Maryland Department of Agriculture said Sunday. Eleven pigs were infected with influenza A, which causes the flu in birds and some mammals. The agriculture department said it did not know if the strain was transmissible...

  • Residents protest Sinclair merger in front of Hunt Valley headquarters

    Residents protest Sinclair merger in front of Hunt Valley headquarters

    A few dozen demonstrators held signs and shouted through a megaphone outside the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Hunt Valley headquarters on Sunday to oppose the company’s proposed $3.9 billion takeover of Tribune Media Co. If approved by the Federal Communications Commission, the merger would create...

  • 'Cowgirls of Color' break barriers to compete in typically white, male rodeo

    'Cowgirls of Color' break barriers to compete in typically white, male rodeo

    Kisha Bowles discovered the rodeo when she was spending most of her day in front of a computer and reeling from the loss of her mother. Her Sundays suddenly transformed into an all-day outing of donning leather riding boots, climbing on to a powerful bay mare and galloping around a track under...

  • Man shot in Northwest Baltimore

    Man shot in Northwest Baltimore

    A man was shot in the torso in northwest Baltimore on Wednesday evening, police said. The man was shot around 7:40 p.m. in the 4400 block of Pall Mall Road. The 27-year-old victim was shot multiple times and was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police had no more details. Anyone with information...

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