Maryland/Delaware AP headlines

  • Maryland early voters cast 56 percent more ballots than 2014

    Maryland residents have cast a record number of ballots during early voting in the state's midterm primary election. The Baltimore Sun cites numbers from the State Board of Elections reporting that 222,100 people had voted by the time early voting centers closed Thursday night. The number of voters...

  • Low-income seniors can get free fresh food via state program

    Officials say low-income residents in a Delaware county who are 60 years and older will be able to receive free fresh fruits and vegetables through a state new program. State Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse tells news outlets in a statement the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program...

  • House approves early voting, election day registration

    The state House has approved legislation allowing early voting and same-day registration in Delaware. The bills cleared the Democrat-led House on Thursday with no Republican support. They now go to the Senate, also controlled by Democrats . One bill allows in-person early voting for at least 10...

  • Man gets 2 life terms in killings of woman, daughter

    A Maryland man convicted of killing a woman and her daughter over child support payments has been sentenced to two life terms in prison. News outlets report Daron Boswell-Johnson was sentenced Thursday for the 2016 deaths of 2-year-old Chloe Davis-Green and her mother, NeShante Davis. Prosecutors...

  • Bill allows union membership mandate for Delaware workers

    Private-sector workers in Delaware could be forced to join a labor union in order to get or keep a job under legislation passed by the General Assembly. The Democrat-led House on Thursday voted 25-13 to approve the bill, which cleared the Democrat-led Senate last month. The legislation now goes...

  • Maryland delegate says man yelled 'Heil Hitler' at her

    A Jewish Maryland state legislator says a man yelled "Heil Hitler" at her while she was campaigning. Del. Shelly Hettleman tells the Baltimore Sun that the man stopped his car and screamed the phrase at her Monday morning. Hettleman, a Baltimore County Democrat, says the man also yelled, "You don't...

  • Lawmakers eye local residency restrictions on sex offenders

    House lawmakers have passed a bill preventing municipalities in Delaware from establishing housing restrictions for sex offenders that are stricter than state limitations. State law prohibits sex offenders from residing or loitering within 500 feet of school property. The bill approved Thursday...

  • Committee wraps up work on $769 million capital budget

    Delaware lawmakers have drafted a $769 million capital budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, a 30 percent increase over this year and $91 million more than Democratic Gov. John Carney proposed. The plan sticks to Carney's recommendation of $321 million for transportation projects but includes...

  • Third murder trial for Maryland man ends again in mistrial

    Prosecutors have failed for a third time to obtain a murder conviction against a Maryland man accused of shooting a security guard. News outlets report a Baltimore judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the trial of 26-year-old Keith Davis Jr. of Columbia after jurors failed to reach a verdict....

  • Dog shot, killed after mauling in Maryland

    A dog was shot and killed in southern Maryland by a state trooper after a woman was mauled. Maryland State Police say 28-year-old Jenna Ray Sutphin was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Washington for treatment of her injuries. Police say the dog was owned by Sutphin's fiancé. Police say passing...

  • Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations

    Washington, California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border , saying the president's executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children...

  • 5 members of World War II bomber crew being buried together

    Five crewmembers from a B-17 bomber shot down during a mission over Germany in World War II are being buried together at Arlington National Cemetery next week. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency says the men are scheduled to be buried with full military honors on Wednesday. They were identified...

  • Governor announces $19 million in education funding

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is announcing $19 million in education funding to implement some of the recommendations of a high-profile commission. Hogan said Thursday that the new money includes $4.5 million for before- and afterschool academic programs, $2.5 million for an early literacy program...

  • At least 3 "tender age" shelters set up for child migrants

    The Trump administration has set up at least three "tender age" shelters to detain babies and other young children who have been forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border , The Associated Press has learned. Doctors and lawyers who have visited the shelters in South Texas'...

  • Maryland health exchange leaders to hold final forum

    Leaders of Maryland's Health Benefit Exchange are holding a regional forum. They will meet with state and local leaders on Thursday in Baltimore to talk about ways to strengthen the future of the health insurance marketplace. In 2018, nearly 37,000 Maryland residents who live in the Baltimore region...

  • Maryland OKs $375K in seafood marketing amid labor crisis

    The Maryland Board of Public Works has granted $375,000 to a state seafood marketing campaign to help promote its labor-short crab industry. The Baltimore Sun quotes Department of Agriculture spokesman Jason Schellhardt as saying the industry specifically request the funding. Schellhardt says the...

  • Senate approves 12 weeks paid family leave for state workers

    The state Senate has given final approval to a bill authorizing 12 weeks of paid family leave for teachers and other state government workers. The measure was approved 16-4 Wednesday despite concerns about hardships on school districts who would need to find long-term substitutes for teachers on...

  • Delaware Senate approves operating budget for next year

    The Delaware Senate has approved a $4.27 billion operating budget for the fiscal year starting July 1. The budget bill passed on a 19-1 vote Wednesday and now goes to the House. The bill, which represents a 4 percent increase over this year's budget, includes $26 million for pay raises of $1,000...

  • Report: Bald eagles found dead in Maryland were poisoned

    A federal lab report says at least six of the 13 bald eagles found dead on a Maryland farm in 2016 had been poisoned. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report says the birds ingested a pesticide. The Post reports the pesticide, carbofuran, is essentially...

  • Maryland man charged with murder in mother's death

    A Maryland man has been charged in the fatal shooting of his mother. News outlets report 37-year-old Michael Singleton is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 57-year-old Janie McCray. A statement by Baltimore Police says Singleton was arrested Tuesday. The statement says police responded...

  • Hogan appoints Stanek to chair Public Service Commission

    Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Jason Stanek to chair the Public Service Commission. Hogan announced the appointment Wednesday to fill the seat that will open when W. Kevin Hughes steps down effective June 30. Stanek most recently served as senior counsel to the Energy Subcommittee of the U.S. House...

  • Baltimore delegate seeks update on ethics probe of lawmaker

    A Baltimore delegate is asking leading lawmakers to provide an update on an investigation by the General Assembly 's ethics committee into a Baltimore lawmaker over sexual misconduct allegations. Del. Mary Washington made the request about the investigation into Del. Curt Anderson on Wednesday...

  • Court upholds conviction of medical marijuana activist

    Delaware's Supreme Court has upheld the drug dealing and conspiracy convictions of a woman who illegally sold medical marijuana. The court ruled Tuesday that Facebook posts in which Jessica Andreavich promoted her activities and listed prices for her products were properly allowed into evidence...

  • Legal fight winding down in hospital hepatitis C case

    A New Hampshire hospital is closer to holding others financially accountable for a traveling medical technician who infected dozens of patients in multiple states with hepatitis C. David Kwiatkowski is serving 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and replacing them with saline-filled syringes...

  • Absenteeism high in final school days in Baltimore area

    School's out for summer now in the Baltimore area, but attendance figures show most kids checked out a few days early. School systems in Baltimore City and Howard County had initially planned for Friday, June 15 as their last day. But bad weather forced both systems to add two extra days to the...

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