Maryland/Delaware AP headlines

  • Jordan McNair's dad: Maryland should fire suspended coach

    The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired. McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after ESPN reported that coaches had been...

  • Delaware mayor criticizes lawsuit filed against city

    A Delaware mayor says a lawsuit filed in connection with the death of three firefighters nearly two years ago is "an attempt to get more money from the city." News outlets report the lawsuit filed Thursday cites a Wilmington policy which puts an engine out of service during a firefighter shift...

  • Melania Trump to address cyberbullying summit in Maryland

    Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week. The White House says the first lady will deliver remarks "addressing the positive and negative effects of social media on youth." She'll also attend a panel discussion with representatives from various social media platforms...

  • Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

    Daryl Weathers remembers trying to pull men from the sea off Alaska's Aleutian Islands after a U.S. Navy destroyer hit a mine left by the Japanese following the only World War II battle fought on North American soil. The explosion, which ripped the stern off the USS Abner Read, also covered many...

  • Baltimore police withhold internal affairs cases from panels

    An independent review panel is considering subpoenaing the Baltimore Police Department for withheld cases. Civilian Review Board chair Bridal Pearson tells The Baltimore Sun the police department's internal affairs division used to forward eight to 15 cases for review each month, but hasn't sent...

  • Baltimore trades bike-share for dockless scooter, bike pilot

    Baltimore has traded its bike-share program for a pilot program offering dockless scooters and bikes. The Baltimore Sun reports that Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Wednesday that the city has entered into agreements with Bird and Lime to each place 1,000 scooters or bikes on the streets, at no...

  • Delaware man accused of sexually assaulting boy met online

    Police say a Delaware man assaulted an underage boy he met on an online dating app. The News Journal cites a Wednesday release from New Castle County police that says the juvenile and 26-year-old Antwine Mobley agreed to meet in person after connecting on Grindr, and the boy was assaulted while...

  • Out of frying pan into road: Chicken fat spills in Delaware

    A slam on the brakes sent chicken fat spilling onto a Delaware road, shutting down the slickened lanes for nearly two hours. Delaware State Police Sgt. Richard Bratz tells the News Journal that the tractor-trailer that hit the brakes at a light Wednesday had a tarp covering the fowl fat. With the...

  • 7 public schools near Maryland city test high for lead

    At least half of the 14 public schools near a Maryland city have tested high for lead concentrations in drinking water since last year. The Capital reports Prince George's County has since taken steps to correct the elevated lead levels in the Bowie-area schools. An internal county school system...

  • Georgia woman facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

    A Georgia woman who mailed a secret U.S. report to a news organization faces the "longest sentence" ever behind bars for a federal crime involving leaks to the news media, prosecutors said in a court filing. Former National Security Agency contractor Reality Winner , 26, is scheduled to be sentenced...

  • Attorney weighs insanity defense in newspaper shooting

    An attorney for a man charged with killing five people at The Capital newsroom has asked a Maryland court for more time to consider an insanity defense for his client. William Davis, a public defender, asked the court to find "good cause" to grant an extension of time limitations for his client,...

  • Maryland takes responsibility for mistakes in player death

    The University of Maryland acknowledged Tuesday that the football player who collapsed during practice and subsequently died did not receive proper medical care and the school must accept "legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes." Maryland also parted ways with strength and conditioning...

  • Indicted ex-officer released from jail until October trial

    A former Baltimore police officer indicted on assault charges for punching a man has pleaded not guilty and been released from custody by a judge until his trial in October. The Baltimore Sun reports Arthur Williams entered his plea Wednesday to charges of first- and second-degree assault and misconduct...

  • Judge blocks effort to shield military transgender ban info

    A federal judge in Maryland has denied an effort by President Donald J. Trump's administration to shield information it used to implement a ban on transgender people in the military. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the administration on behalf of a dozen transgender people who are currently...

  • Attempted murder charge for man accused of driving at police

    A Delaware man accused of trying to run over a police officer has been indicted on an attempted murder charge. The News Journal reports that a New Castle County grand jury indicted 32-year-old Robert Reid on multiple counts Monday in connection with his June arrest. According to an affidavit of...

  • Delaware police chief loses bid to omit DUI case evidence

    A Delaware police chief has lost his bid to suppress evidence from a DUI investigation. The Delaware State News reports that Clayton Police Chief Brian C. Hill argued that state troopers hadn't established probable cause before conducting an intoxilyzer test on him last August. Hill pleaded not...

  • Baltimore firefighter pleads guilty to assaulting bicyclist

    A Baltimore firefighter has pleaded guilty to assaulting a bicyclist during an argument at a neighborhood meeting about a bike lane. The Baltimore Sun reports Charles Mudra was sentenced this week to a year of unsupervised probation. Court records say Mudra tackled city employee Austin Davis at...

  • Ex-Virginia Tech student pleads guilty to hiding teen's body

    A former Virginia Tech student pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl, but still faces trial on a more serious charge of being an accessory to the teen's killing. Natalie Keepers is scheduled to go on trial in September, accused of being an accessory before the...

  • Maryland pharmacist's gun sends would-be robbers fleeing

    A Maryland pharmacist fired his revolver and ran off two would-be robbers, who are charged by police in connection with the incident. News outlets report Princess Anne police filed multiple charges Tuesday against 22-year-old Cody Allen King and 22-year-old Justin Michael Bull. It couldn't be determined...

  • Former Baltimore officer indicted, accused of assaulting man

    A former Baltimore police officer was indicted on assault charges Tuesday after being recorded repeatedly punching a man in a street confrontation three days earlier in a video that went viral. Arthur Williams, who resigned a day after Saturday's confrontation, was charged with first- and second-degree...

  • Interstate 70 reopens outside Baltimore after wire repairs

    A Maryland interstate has reopened after crews repaired a storm-damaged pole that carries high-voltage wires overhead. The State Highway Administration closed Interstate 70 west of Baltimore's beltway midday Tuesday so repairs could be completed. BGE spokesman Justin Mulcahy says the top of a pole...

  • Officials: 8 dead in 4 days from suspected overdoses

    Delaware health officials say eight people have died of suspected overdoses over four days in the state. The Department of Health and Social Services announced the string of deaths Tuesday and Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker urged people who actively use drugs to seek treatment immediately and carry...

  • Man wanted for assault of Maryland officer found in Delaware

    Authorities say a man wanted for assaulting a Maryland police officer surrendered to police in Delaware after a police dog tracked him for more than a mile. The News Journal of Wilmington reported Monday that 29-year-old Jesse J. Planter was arrested last week on charges including being a fugitive...

  • White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

    Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, thinking about the...

  • 3 rivers in Delaware pass their minor flood stages amid rain

    The National Weather Service says three rivers in Delaware have passed their minor flood stages. The weather service tells The News Journal the Christina River, the White Clay Creek and the Red Clay Creek passed the stages after Monday morning rain. Their waters are expected to recede as runoff...

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