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  • Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis

    First lady Melania Trump toured a hospital's neonatal care unit Wednesday to learn about the treatment given to newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal, after she was initially delayed by mechanical problems on her plane. Her flight was forced to return to a Washington-area military base because...

  • Coppin State professor may have a lost Melville manuscript

    After 10 years of searching like Captain Ahab at sea, a Coppin State University professor thinks he may have found a lost Herman Melville manuscript that includes tantalizing hints of what later would become his masterpiece, "Moby-Dick." Humanities professor Roger Stritmatter thinks the unsigned,...

  • Shore Bancshares: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

    EASTON, Md. (AP) _ Shore Bancshares Inc. (SHBI) on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $4.5 million. The bank, based in Easton, Maryland, said it had earnings of 35 cents per share. The bank holding company posted revenue of $18.9 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense...

  • Maryland unveils newest Chesapeake Bay license plate design

    Maryland drivers can update their expression of Chesapeake pride and help with efforts to "Save the Bay" with a new license plate design that state transportation and environmental officials unveiled Thursday at Sandy Point State Park. The artwork for the new license plate was created by Tina Cardosi...

  • Officer deemed justified in fatal shooting of barricaded man

    Prosecutors have concluded that a Maryland police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who barricaded himself and his 3-year-old son inside his ex-girlfriend's townhouse and began lighting fires. Howard County State's Attorney Dario Broccolino's office reviewed the July 23 shooting of...

  • Police: Delaware woman hit boyfriend with car to end dispute

    Authorities in Delaware say a woman ended an argument with her boyfriend by running over his leg with her car. News outlets cite a Delaware State Police release that says troopers responding to a report of a domestic dispute Tuesday found a 48-year-old man on the ground. An investigation revealed...

  • Baltimore puts 230 desk officers on streets as murders mount

    A day after 11 people were shot in Baltimore, the troubled police department said it's shutting down its administrative functions so that more officers can hit the streets. The Baltimore Sun reports Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle announced Wednesday that 230 officers assigned to administrative...

  • Hospital says $2M robot enhances surgery, saves money

    A Delaware hospital says its new $2.1 million robot has performed more than 50 surgeries since it was introduced. The Beebe Medical Center's Lewes Center for Robotic Surgery opened this summer. Robotic program head Dr. Kurt Wehberg tells The News Journal robot-assisted surgeries are less invasive...

  • Burglary suspect escapes from Delaware courthouse

    Police say a Delaware man arrested for burglary escaped from a courthouse. Citing a Delaware State Police release, news outlets report that 24-year-old Ronald N. Stow escaped from the Sussex County Courthouse on Tuesday. He was in the custody of Delaware Capitol Police at the time, and was detained...

  • Delaware town's 5 police officers transition to body cameras

    A Delaware town's five police officers are now sporting body cameras, having recently moved to 24-hour patrol coverage. Cheswold Police Chief Christopher Workman tells the Delaware State News that he spent nearly two years researching how to transition from vehicle dashcams to body cameras, which...

  • Baltimore police settle over protest arrests, adopt reforms

    Baltimore police have settled with activists who sued over their arrest during a 2016 arts festival. The lawsuit asserted Baltimore Bloc activists were improperly targeted and subjected to inhumane treatment during the AFROMATION protest against police brutality at Artscape. Roughly 55 adults and...

  • Driver, 19, in crash with charter bus dies Maryland

    The 19-year-old driver of a car that collided with a charter bus in Maryland has died. Citing a Baltimore County police release, The Baltimore Sun reports that 19-year-old Joel William Drawbaugh was pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday. A police spokeswoman had said Wednesday that the teen was...

  • Independent county exec candidate says she'll rejoin Dems

    An independent candidate for county executive in Maryland says she will become a Democrat again after the election, regardless of the result. The Washington Post reports Nancy Floreen said she would rejoin the Democratic Party at a debate Wednesday, saying she had been "very upfront" about why...

  • Sandy Spring Bancorp: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

    OLNEY, Md. (AP) _ Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc. (SASR) on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $29.2 million. The bank, based in Olney, Maryland, said it had earnings of 82 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for gains related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 76 cents per share. The holding...

  • Jill Biden to christen USS Delaware at Virginia shipyard

    Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden plan to visit a Virginia shipyard that builds aircraft carriers and submarines. The Daily Press reported Wednesday that Joe Biden will meet Friday with union leaders as well as workers at Newport News Shipbuilding . The former vice president...

  • Carper dismisses domestic incident reference as "mischief"

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Carper is criticizing Republican attempts to dredge up a decades-old incident in which he slapped his ex-wife, leaving her with a black eye. During a debate Wednesday at the University of Delaware, Carper and Republican challenger Rob Arlett were asked whether President...

  • 7 firefighters, 3 residents injured in Baltimore blaze

    Fire officials say seven firefighters and three residents have been injured by a two-alarm blaze at a Baltimore apartment complex. The Wednesday fire broke out in a two-story apartment building, where flames were being fed by a gas line. Reached by phone late afternoon, Baltimore Fire Department...

  • Jealous says calls to lobbyist convicted of fraud an 'error'

    Ben Jealous says it was an "error" when he requested a meeting about support for his campaign for governor with a Maryland lobbyist who was convicted of mail fraud 18 years ago. Jealous, a Democrat, was asked about several calls he made to lobbyist Gerry Evans, as Jealous rolled out an ethics reform...

  • $1.6M grant toward development of a prostate cancer scanner

    A researcher at Tulane University in Louisiana has secured a $1.6 million grant to try to develop a scanner that could rapidly check after prostate cancer surgery whether all traces of cancer have been removed. The four-year grant from the National Cancer Institute will let J. Quincy Brown work...

  • Eagle Bancorp: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) _ Eagle Bancorp Inc. (EGBN) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $38.9 million. The Bethesda, Maryland-based bank said it had earnings of $1.13 per share. The bank holding company posted revenue of $108 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was...

  • Old Line Bancshares: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

    BOWIE, Md. (AP) _ Old Line Bancshares Inc. (OLBK) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $8.3 million. The Bowie, Maryland-based bank said it had earnings of 48 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions, came to 57 cents per share. The financial...

  • GOP candidate for state auditor appointed to deputy post

    Delaware's outgoing Republican state auditor has appointed the GOP candidate for the office to fill the vacant post of deputy auditor. Auditor Tom Wagner said Wednesday that James Spadola will serve in a part-time capacity as Wagner prepares for an upcoming kidney transplant. Wagner says he expects...

  • 1 critically injured, 8 others hurt in charter bus crash

    Authorities say a 19-year-old man is critically injured and eight other people are also hurt after a crash involving a charter bus on a rural road in Maryland. Baltimore County police spokeswoman Officer Jen Peach said by telephone Wednesday that an Infiniti G27X hit the driver's side of the bus...

  • In struggling Baltimore, police union focuses on comedy skit

    The leadership of Baltimore's police union isn't laughing at a "Saturday Night Live" skit. Over the weekend, the NBC comedy show featured a skit where female police officers were shown hitting on a male character during a traffic stop. The city's force wasn't mentioned in the spoof but the actresses...

  • Comptroller accuses beer corp of corrupting reps, students

    Natural Light is nearly as ubiquitous as water around colleges, but its recent promotion targeting a Maryland college town has drawn the ire of the state's comptroller. WUSA-TV reports Peter Franchot called for an investigation, asserting large brewing companies have corrupted Maryland legislators...

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