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  • Antietam battlefield set to glow in candlelight event

    Volunteers have lit more 23,000 candles across the rolling landscape of the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. The annual illumination took place Saturday to honor those killed, wounded or declared missing in the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War. Thousands of vehicles line...

  • Cardin seeks apology for fired workers in 'lavender scare'

    Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin wants Secretary of State John Kerry to formally apologize to hundreds of federal workers who were fired decades ago because of their perceived sexual orientation. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2gNtoY6 ) that the Democratic senator said in a letter to Kerry on...

  • Germantown woman pleads guilty to bank fraud

    Federal authorities say a 46-year-old Maryland woman has admitted to defrauding her employer of more than $1 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland said in a statement that Sobeida Maria Laboy of Germantown pleaded guilty Wednesday to bank fraud. Laboy worked in the Chevy...

  • Fire chief: Another charge likely after 3rd firefighter dies

    Wilmington's fire chief says he expects an additional murder charge will be filed against the woman accused of starting a rowhome blaze that killed three firefighters. Local news media outlets report that Fire Chief Anthony Goode said Friday that a third murder charge will likely be brought against...

  • Mistrial for carryout owner accused of shooting customer

    The trial of a West Baltimore Chinese carryout owner accused of shooting one of his customers has ended in a mistrial. Local news media outlets report that a judge declared a mistrial in Fu Tan's attempted-murder case on Friday after jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict. Tan testified earlier...

  • Maryland Republicans to pick new party leadership

    Maryland Republicans are preparing to choose new party leadership. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2gSBDVD ) that state Republicans will gather Saturday to pick a replacement for Chairwoman Diana Waterman. Four candidates are vying for the top job, including Sajid Tarar, who was head...

  • Delaware woman found guilty in child's death at day care

    A Delaware woman has been found guilty of criminally negligent homicide in the death of a 10-month-old boy who was found unresponsive at her Millsboro home day care. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports (http://delmarvane.ws/2h5zw16 ) 52-year-old Valorie Handy was found guilty Friday following...

  • Maryland lt. governor criticized for tweet about hate acts

    Maryland's lieutenant governor is coming under fire for a comment about recent acts of racism and hatred in the state. Local news media outlets report that Republican Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford has been criticized for saying in a tweet that hate is not "new" and that he would rather people "show...

  • Maryland teen charged with pricking classmates with lancet

    A Maryland high school student faces assault and other charges after authorities say he brought a lancet to school and pricked nearly two dozen students. The Harford County Sheriff's Office says the Fallston High School student used the lancet on 23 classmates in two classrooms and a hallway Thursday....

  • Maryland governor meets with new Baltimore council members

    Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he wants to work with incoming Democratic Baltimore City Council members on issues including tearing down vacant properties and attracting new businesses. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2gYVgrw ) the governor met with seven freshmen Democratic...

  • C&O Canal visitors can help decorate 1800s plantation house

    Managers of the Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park are inviting visitors to help decorate a 19th-century plantation house in western Maryland. The National Park Service says in a statement that the event will be held Saturday at the Ferry Hill Plantation near Sharpsburg. It also includes...

  • Man indicted in 2012 slaying in Newark

    New Castle County Police have arrested a man in a 2012 fatal shooting in Newark. The department said in a news release that 37-year-old Kevin Miller was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of 30-year-old Jeremiah MacDonald. Police say on July 17, 2012, officers found...

  • Man gets 10 years for stabbing his mother to steal Percocet

    A man who pleading guilty to stabbing his mother with a steak knife and stealing her prescribed Percocet has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. The Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's Office said in a news release Friday that 32-year-old Paul Tond of Brooklyn had pleaded guilty to first-degree...

  • Md. advocates discuss next steps for undocumented community

    In the wake of the Nov. 8 election, immigration advocates in Maryland have been bracing themselves to protect the rights of the Latino community's most vulnerable population — the undocumented. As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office, Hispanic immigrants and the organizations behind...

  • Maryland town considers allowing home sales of guns

    The Mount Airy Town Council is taking public comments on a hotly disputed proposal to allow home sales of firearms. The public hearing Monday night involves a proposed change to zoning regulations in the town about 30 miles west of Baltimore. The measure is supported by resident Mike Wonsala, who...

  • Nearer and dearer: Maryland's own African-American museums

    A large spotlight has been shining on the Smithsonian's new, crowded and compelling national African American museum in Washington, but that doesn't dim Maryland's own repositories for black history. Maryland has over a dozen African-American museums of its own, from the National Great Blacks in...

  • Officials announce plan to rebuild Lexington Market

    Baltimore officials have announced a plan to rebuild the city's oldest and largest open-air marketplace. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2gvGyLE ) that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has announced a proposal to rebuild Lexington Market, replacing the existing structure with a multi-story...

  • Baltimore councilwoman injured in carjacking

    Baltimore Police say a City Councilwoman who is retiring next week after serving nearly 40 years was injured during a carjacking in a garage in Federal Hill. Detective Jeremy Silbert said by phone that Rochelle "Rikki" Spector was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the...

  • Carney still searching for top budget aide

    Governor-elect John Carney is anxious to get to work tackling Delaware's thorny budget problems, but he's having trouble enlisting a key aide to help him do so. After being elected last month, Carney said he wanted to get a new budget director and finance team in place sooner rather than later....

  • Budget, jobs among several issues awaiting Carney

    Democratic Delaware Gov.-elect John Carney says job creation, school improvement and a balanced budget will be among his top priorities when he takes office in January. Carney discussed these and other issues in a recent interview with The Associated Press. PAY RAISE? NO, THANKS Carney says giving...

  • Police investigating fatal shooting in Pocomoke City

    Maryland State Police are investigating the killing of a 26-year-old man in Pocomoke City. Police identified the victim of the fatal shooting as James Allen, Jr. of Pitts Circle in Pocomoke City. Police say a motorist called 911 late Thursday to report that a man had staggered across the road and...

  • Police: Customer foils robbery of Delaware convenience store

    Delaware State Police say a customer foiled a robbery of a convenience store in Felton. Police say the suspect entered the Canterbury Shore Stop early Thursday and approached the counter with handgun. Police say the suspect demanded that a male customer get on the floor, but the customer refused....

  • Construction worker has leg amputated after accident

    A construction company worker had his leg amputated after an industrial accident in Middletown. The News Journal of Wilmington (http://delonline.us/2fZVG2X ) reports that the incident occurred Thursday morning after the unidentified man injured his leg by stepping into the path of a milling machine....

  • Officials: Student pricks classmates with blood lancet

    Officials are investigating after they say a Maryland high school student pricked his classmates with a device used by diabetics. The Harford County Sheriff's Office tells local news media outlets that incident happened Thursday at Fallston High School. The sheriff's office says a 15-year-old male...

  • Maryland economic development panel to meet

    The Maryland Economic Development Commission is scheduled to meet. The panel chaired by Anirban Basu is meeting in Annapolis on Friday. Officials are set to provide updates on Maryland Department of Commerce activities. The commission oversees the department's efforts to attract and retain businesses...

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