Maryland/Delaware AP headlines

  • Alleged office gunman got jobs, guns despite criminal past

    The man charged with shooting five co-workers at a Maryland granite company this week, killing three of them, is a felon with dozens of arrests and a history of attacking people he worked with. With such a troubled past, how was Radee Prince able to land a decent-paying job and acquire a gun? It...

  • Maryland fails to get federal dollars for untested rape kits

    Maryland has failed for the third year in a row to get federal funding to process untested rape kits. The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday that there are 3,700 untested evidence kits across the state. The federal government recommends that police departments process nearly all their untested kits....

  • Fatal prison riot trial is likely to be long and costly

    A long and costly trial is likely as Delaware prosecutes inmates charged in February's fatal prison uprising. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Saturday that only one of the 18 defendants can be represented by a public defender. That means private attorneys must be hired to represent the...

  • Rangers investigating death at Harpers Ferry national park

    Authorities are investigating an accidental death inside Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Maryland, reported Friday that the accident was reported about 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Chief Ranger Ryan Levins said authorities could not release details about the death...

  • City must prove it owns the land where new City Hall sits

    A city in Delaware is being forced to prove it owns the land where it's constructing a new City Hall building. The federal government is withholding the final $2.2 million payment of an $18 million construction loan until Rehoboth Beach proves ownership of the site. The News Journal reported Saturday...

  • Maryland sees surge in reports of hate and bias incidents

    Maryland State Police say reports of hate and bias incidents have surged 40 percent. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that authorities fielded 285 such reports in 2016. There were 203 reports the previous year. November had by far the most incidents with 50 reports. At least 11 referenced Donald...

  • Hawaii judge extends prohibition on Trump's travel ban

    The federal judge in Hawaii who stopped President Donald Trump's travel ban from taking effect this week has extended the order. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Friday converted the temporary restraining order to a preliminary injunction. The ban was was announced in September. It applied...

  • Prosecutor: Pharmacist in meningitis case gambled with lives

    A pharmacist charged with murder in a meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people knew that mold and other bacteria were growing inside the filthy production rooms and that drugs shipped to customers were not sterile, but chose to do nothing, a federal prosecutor told jurors Friday. Glenn Chin, the...

  • Top Democrat: WH won't ID employees who used private email

    The White House counsel's office is refusing to tell a committee on Capitol Hill which of President Donald Trump's aides used private email accounts for public business, a top Democrat said Friday. According to a letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, attorneys from the White House counsel's...

  • Ex-Maryland sheriff gets probation for misconduct in office

    The former police chief of a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to misconduct in office. Former Trappe Police Chief George N. Ball pleaded guilty to misconduct in office. He was also ordered to perform 150 hours of community service at sentencing...

  • Man charged in fatal campus stabbing in 2013

    A man has been arrested in the fatal stabbing on campus of a Maryland college student during homecoming weekend four years ago. Maryland State Police said in a news release that 25-year-old Davonta Braxton was arrested Friday on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess...

  • Police: Delaware man strikes 2 people with gun; fires gun

    Police say a Delaware man struck two people in the head with a gun and then fired it. Delaware State News reports 23-year-old Khalil-Mahl T. Hanzer of Magnolia was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Sept. 1 assault at a Dover apartment complex. Delaware State Police spokesman Gary E. Fournier...

  • Girl Scouts troop co-leader arrested on child porn charges

    A male Girl Scout leader in Maryland has been charged with having and distributing child pornography. WTOP-FM reports that 45-year-old Stacy Mizrahi was arrested Thursday after state troopers obtained a search warrant and found the child pornography on his computer. Maryland State Police say the...

  • Police: Man accused of fake ID use found hiding in trash can

    Authorities say a man accused of trying to rent a car in Delaware using fake identification was caught hiding in a trash can. Delaware State Police said 23-year-old Davontae Williams tried to rent a car from Enterprise Car Rental in Wilmington on Wednesday. Police say employees realized Williams...

  • Former Beau Biden aide to run for Delaware attorney general

    A former U.S. marshal and chief of staff for the Delaware Department of Justice is running for state attorney general. Delaware State News reports that 67-year-old Tim Mullaney Sr. released a statement Thursday announcing his candidacy. Mullaney, a Democrat, will seek the seat being vacated by...

  • Top Democrat: WH won't ID employees who used private email

    The White House counsel's office is refusing to tell a committee in Congress which presidential aides used private email accounts for public business. That's according to a letter from Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, who is the ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government...

  • Maryland man sentenced to 40 years in death of infant son

    A Maryland man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in the 2016 beating death of his two-month-old son. Prosecutors said Antoine Petty repeatedly hit his son because he would not stop crying. They said that when the infant stopped breathing, Petty and the boy's mother put his body in a car...

  • Witness: Workplace shooter was increasingly angry, hostile

    A witness to the deadly rampage inside a Maryland granite company said Thursday that the suspect, Radee Prince, had gathered a small group of his co-workers together by saying "come with me, I want to say something to everybody." Without another word, he opened fire. The witness, a man who worked...

  • Scientists: Big changes coming for 1 of most important fish

    Changes in the way some small fish are managed could have major implications for the ocean ecosystem and marine industries on the East Coast, according to conservationists, fishing groups and scientists. Interstate regulators are considering altering the way they manage menhaden to better account...

  • Dispute between businessman, Baltimore could cost taxpayers

    A legal dispute over the use of billboards at a Baltimore arena is heading to the state's second-highest court, with taxpayers potentially on the hook for over $3 million. The Baltimore Sun reports a judge ruled in favor of businessman Edwin F. Hale Sr., saying the city had no right to commandeer...

  • Judicial discipline panel recommends removal of chief judge

    The Maryland panel that oversees judges' conduct has recommended that Baltimore's chief judge be removed from his position and not be permitted to serve as a judge in the state. The Baltimore Sun reports the Commission on Judicial Disabilities unanimously voted that 69-year-old Chief Judge Alfred...

  • University of Delaware to break ground on biopharma building

    The University of Delaware is scheduled to break ground on the $156 million Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building at its STAR Campus. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the six-story, 200,000-square-foot (18580.45-sq. meter) building on which construction will begin Monday is unique in...

  • Boy, 6, escapes mother's car before it was stolen

    A 6-year-old Delaware boy escaped from his mother's car just before it was stolen. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that Delaware State Police spokesman Michael Austin says the boy was not harmed in the Wednesday carjacking. Austin says the boy's mother had parked in front of a Wawa in Claymont,...

  • Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

    A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded. Less than two hours later, Radee Labeeb Prince drove to a used car lot about...

  • Q-and-A: A look at most recent travel ban rulings

    So far, the third time isn't the charm for President Donald Trump's travel ban. As with his previous two attempts to bar travelers from certain predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States, his Travel Ban 3.0 has run into an immediate buzz saw in the courts. Federal judges in Hawaii...

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