Maryland/Delaware AP headlines

  • Comment period starts soon for plan in police consent decree

    A public comment period will begin soon on a proposed monitoring plan for Baltimore police reforms mandated under a consent decree. The plan is slated to be released for public comment on Jan. 8. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2nZ4Pz1 ) that the independent monitor led by Venable attorney...

  • Small earthquake in Delaware is 2nd there in nearly 2 weeks

    The U.S. Geological Survey says a small earthquake has occurred in Delaware after another happened there nearly two weeks before. The USGS says the magnitude 1.2 earthquake occurred Wednesday at 12:45 a.m. roughly 8 miles (13 kilometers) northeast of Dover. A magnitude 4.1 happened on Nov. 30 roughly...

  • Biden consoles daughter of ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain

    Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. John McCain after she began crying while discussing her father's battle with brain cancer on ABC's "The View." Meghan McCain, a panelist on the program, told Biden on Wednesday she hadn't been able to get through his...

  • Baltimore waiting for reply from FBI in unsolved killing

    Federal authorities have yet to respond to the Baltimore police commissioner's request that the FBI take over his department's investigation of the homicide of a city detective who was shot the day before he was to testify before a federal grand jury probing wrongdoing by a disbanded unit of indicted...

  • Maryland governor to push redistricting reform bill again

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he will try again for the fourth consecutive year to make congressional redistricting a nonpartisan process. Hogan, a Republican, said he will submit legislation in the next session to create an independent commission to draw congressional and state...

  • Hogan announces new initiatives to boost jobs in Maryland

    Gov. Larry Hogan has announced new initiatives aimed at boosting job creation. Hogan made the announcement at a news conference Wednesday. He says it's an effort to build on legislation approved this year. The law provides incentives for manufacturing companies to create jobs in areas with higher...

  • Maryland nonprofit restores bikes for overseas charity

    Step into the Bikes for the World's Rockville, Maryland, warehouse, and enter a cyclist's dream: thousands of bikes in all different shapes, sizes and colors splayed across the floor and even hanging along the ceiling. But the bikes aren't for sale. Instead, the charity provides used bikes and...

  • Elon Musk hyperloop may have terminus near Camden Yards

    Entrepreneur Elon Musk's digging company, Boring Co., could start the construction of hyperloop tunnels, terminating near West Pratt and South Paca streets in Baltimore, as early as January, according to documents obtained by Capital News Service. In a conditional utility permit granted to Boring...

  • How Facebook was lifeline for Hurricane-impacted families

    Patricia Pichardo went to sleep in Atlanta a few hours after midnight on that day Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico. She was not expecting significant devastation. By the time she woke up, she had lost all contact with her sister who lives in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Her Facebook feed, where she would...

  • 3 dead in Delaware from suspected heroin overdoses

    Police are investigating four separate heroin overdose cases in northern Delaware, three of which were fatal. New Castle County police say they responded to three separate incidents within a span of two hours Wednesday in which a person died and evidence of heroin use was recovered. Police also...

  • Delaware reports first flu-related death of season

    Health officials have confirmed Delaware's first flu-related death of this year's flu season. Delaware's Division of Public Health announced Wednesday that a 47-year-old resident of a long-term care facility died last week at a hospital. He had influenza and a number of underlying health conditions....

  • Deadly fire in Baltimore row house kills woman, young child

    Baltimore fire officials say a woman and a 5-year-old girl have perished in an early morning blaze at a row house in north Baltimore. Fire Chief Niles Ford says a 4-year-old girl rescued from the home is in critical condition at a hospital. He says her grandmother is by her side. The identities...

  • Airman dances way to title of top air force entertainer

    A senior airman at Dover Air Force Base has popped and locked his way to the title of air force entertainer of the year. Marcus Ward was chosen as the force's 2017 entertainer after submitting an intricate dance routine to an online video talent contest. The competition was sponsored by the Air...

  • Study finds racial disparities in public project allocations

    An analysis of $670 million of budgeted capital projects in Baltimore found that predominantly white neighborhoods were allocated nearly twice as much as mostly minority neighborhoods over the past five years. The Baltimore Sun reports a study conducted by the city's Planning Department found the...

  • Baltimore mayor retreats from plan to replace parade

    Baltimore's mayor has retreated from a plan to replace a long-running parade honoring Martin Luther King Jr. with what she described as a day of service. Mayor Catherine Pugh had planned on cancelling next month's popular parade and launching a day of volunteering that would honor the civil rights...

  • Birth-control coverage fight faces key hearing in California

    California and the Trump administration will square off at a key federal court hearing in Oakland to help a judge decide whether to block new rules allowing more employers to opt out of birth control coverage for women. U.S. District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam is not expected to immediately issue...

  • Hogan appoints Paul Corderman to Maryland House seat

    Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Paul Corderman to a Maryland House seat in western Maryland. Hogan announced Corderman's appointment to the District 2B seat in Washington County on Tuesday. The Republican will replace Delegate Brett Wilson. Hogan recently appointed Wilson to the Washington County...

  • Hogan urges reauthorization of children's health program

    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is calling on congressional leaders to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program. Hogan sent a letter to leaders of both parties in Congress on Tuesday. Hogan says the program serves more than 146,000 low-income children. If Congress fails to reauthorize funding,...

  • Midshipman faces discipline for scaling chapel in tradition

    A midshipman who successfully completed a tradition at the U.S. Naval Academy that, as legend has it, carries a reward, will instead face discipline. The Capital reports academy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. David McKinney said Monday the unnamed midshipman faces serious consequences for scaling 225 feet...

  • Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

    A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the "starkest terms" that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday during a stop in Baltimore with the new Homeland Security chief. Speaking...

  • Maryland lawmakers update policy on sexual harassment

    The number of sexual harassment incidents reported against Maryland lawmakers or their staffers will be made public in an annual report to a legislative committee, under an update to the General Assembly's policy approved Tuesday. While the report to the Legislative Policy Committee will not name...

  • Johns Hopkins to stop buying stocks from coal producers

    Johns Hopkins University will stop buying stocks and bonds of companies that produce coal for electric power as a major part of their business. The university's board of trustees voted last week to divest the university from separately managed investments in thermal coal. The board voted for the...

  • Maryland businessman charged in $50M bank fraud case

    A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland businessman for allegedly scheming to fraudulently obtain $50 million in bank financing for his company and diverting some of the money for personal use. Officials say 56-year-old Mark Ian Gaver of Bonita Springs, Florida, is charged with eight counts...

  • Delaware man with 5 DUI convictions charged with DUI again

    State Police say a Delaware man with five DUI convictions has been arrested again on charges of drunken driving. Authorities say 41-year-old Lance Q. Perry of Georgetown was arrested shortly after midnight Tuesday after a trooper spotted him committing a traffic violation. Perry is charged with...

  • Judge eyes case guidelines in prison riot prosecution

    A judge presiding over the prosecution of several inmates charged in a fatal prison uprising in Delaware has told attorneys he'd like to handle the defendants in groups of four. Eighteen prisoners have been charged in the February riot. Sixteen, including some already serving time for murder, are...

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