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  • Norwegian missile maker to open plant at Navy facility in Indian Head

    Norwegian missile maker to open plant at Navy facility in Indian Head

    A Norwegian missile manufacturer announced plans Thursday to open a production facility for rocket motors and warheads at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head in Charles County, creating 130 jobs over the next five years. The Nammo Group's Nammo Energetics Indian Head is partnering with...

  • Chase Brexton hires new president and CEO

    Chase Brexton hires new president and CEO

    Chase Brexton Health announced Thursday that it has hired a former  executive from Saint Agnes Hospital as its new president and CEO, just two months after the previous head said he was leaving following a dispute with the health center's employees. Patrick Mutch was hired by an executive search...

  • In Baltimore County executive race, Democrats raise big money

    In Baltimore County executive race, Democrats raise big money

    Three Democrats who may vie to replace Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz have combined to raise more than $1.2 million in the past year, according to new campaign finance reports. County Councilwoman Vicki Almond raised $244,000 to bring her available cash to more than $483,000, the most...

  • Maryland could lose $2 billion in federal funding if ACA repealed

    Maryland could lose $2 billion in federal funding if ACA repealed

    If Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act, the state of Maryland could lose nearly $2 billion in Medicaid money used to help get hundreds of thousand of people insurance in the 2018 fiscal year. The state Department of Legislative Services issued a report earlier this week on how much a potential...

  • State's Attorney Mosby raised $23k over past year, records show

    State's Attorney Mosby raised $23k over past year, records show

    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby raised about $23,000 over the past year for a potential 2018 re-election campaign in which she could face a handful of challengers. Mosby has not responded to requests for comment about whether she will seek re-election, but records show she raised $22,975...

  • Baltimore County police: 17-year-old boy charged in stabbing death of 15-year-old

    Baltimore County police: 17-year-old boy charged in stabbing death of 15-year-old

    A 17-year-old boy has been with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing a 15-year-old to death as the result of an ongoing feud, Baltimore County police said. Moses Ayele Lorenso, a 15-year-old, was stabbed at least once after a verbal fight became physical, police said. Markel Justin Dates,...

  • Baltimore shootings up 30 percent compared to this time last year

    Baltimore shootings up 30 percent compared to this time last year

    A man was killed and two people were wounded in three shootings in Baltimore early Thursday. The incidents added to a pace of violence this year that exceeds last year. According to the most recent police crime data, total shootings including homicides were up 30 percent compared with the same time...

  • Howard County police investigating Columbia shooting

    Howard County police investigating Columbia shooting

    An 18-year-old man was found shot in Columbia Wednesday night, Howard County police said. Police were called at 9:40 p.m. in the 6000 block of Majors Lane in Columbia, where they found Jaron Tyrik McPherson, of Columbia, suffering from a gunshot wound. McPherson was taken to the University of Maryland...

  • Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut their use of Tasers nearly in half in 2016, a year when commanders put new limits on when officers can fire the stun guns, officials said. Officers reported 181 Taser incidents in 2016, a 46 percent decline from the record high of 347 in 2015, the Baltimore Police Department...

  • Pugh promises Baltimore police $3 million to pay for 100 additional patrol officers

    Pugh promises Baltimore police $3 million to pay for 100 additional patrol officers

    Mayor Catherine Pugh will provide the police department with $3 million to hire 100 additional officers to patrol Baltimore's streets. "Although Baltimore is the eighth largest department in the country, the mayor has been very clear about her desire to address the staffing concerns at the Baltimore...

  • New Amazon distribution center in Cecil County brings hope to corridor

    New Amazon distribution center in Cecil County brings hope to corridor

    The announcement that Amazon would open a new distribution center in Cecil County brought hopes that the warehouse could revive the Northeast Maryland Interstate 95 corridor as a distribution stronghold. The 1.2 million-square-foot distribution center, to be built in a business park in North East...

  • Hogan seeks background checks for appointed lawmakers

    Hogan seeks background checks for appointed lawmakers

    Gov. Larry Hogan is asking people nominated to fill vacancies in the General Assembly to undergo background checks before taking their seats, infuriating Democratic leaders. Two people recently nominated to fill seats in the House of Delegates — Baltimore's Nick J. Mosby and Montgomery County's...

  • Howard County woman found dead in house fire

    Howard County woman found dead in house fire

    Howard County police say a 61-year-old Glenwood woman died in a house fire Wednesday afternoon. Deena Rae Brewer was pronounced dead at the scene of the fire in the 2800 block of Glenwood Springs Drive, police said. A dog inside the home also did not survive, officials said. Fire crews were called...

  • Hogan, Rutherford raise nearly $4.5 million in past year

    Hogan, Rutherford raise nearly $4.5 million in past year

    Gov. Larry Hogan's re-election war chest swelled by nearly $4.5 million this year, campaign finance reports show, bringing his campaign accounts to $5.1 million. The reports were filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of a midnight deadline. The popular Republican...

  • Trump's pick for EPA vows to support Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort

    Trump's pick for EPA vows to support Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort

    President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a frequent critic of environmental regulations, appeared to offer support Wednesday for a federally directed Chesapeake Bay cleanup program he once sued to stop. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who...

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