Maryland/Delaware AP headlines

  • No charges in fatal Maryland police shooting

    Prosecutors will not pursue charges against two Maryland police officers who fatally shot a man during a confrontation after a traffic stop this summer. Frederick County State's Attorney Charlie Smith said in a letter obtained by the Frederick News-Post on Friday that his office had determined...

  • 18 taken to hospitals after hazmat call at DuPont facility

    Officials say 18 people were taken to hospitals as a precaution after a hazmat incident at a DuPont facility in Delaware. Sr. Cpl. David McKinney, a spokesman for New Castle County paramedics, tells The News Journal multiple agencies were called to the facility around 11 a.m. Saturday. DuPont spokesman...

  • Civil rights group critical of Baltimore monitoring team

    The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is asking for a more diverse monitoring team to oversee an agreement to overhaul Baltimore's troubled police department. The Baltimore Sun reports the legal organization expressed concern that nine members of the proposed team that will oversee changes...

  • Firefighters remembered a year after deadly Delaware blaze

    Three members of the Wilmington Fire Department who died in the line of duty are being remembered as the one-year anniversary of the deadly fire approaches. Lt. Christopher Leach and Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes died at the scene of the Sept. 24 rowhome fire that authorities say was intentionally...

  • After jail closure, assaults up at Baltimore booking center

    State statistics show an intake center for Baltimore arrestees has seen an increase in assaults since the closure of a troubled city jail. Records obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a public information request show there were 82 assaults on staff members at the Central Booking and Intake Center...

  • Facebook nixes plan for new stock class ahead of court fight

    Mark Zuckerberg said Friday that Facebook is withdrawing plans to create a new class of stock that would have let him keep tight reins on the social media company even as he sold down his stake to fund his philanthropy. Zuckerberg had said in April 2016 that the plan for the new shares would let...

  • Police in Delaware investigating death of woman

    Police in Delaware are investigating the death of a woman who was found with "significant injuries" at a home in Newark. The Newark Police Department said in a statement Saturday that the investigation began as a welfare check. Officer responded to a home late Friday night, entered and found the...

  • Smithsonian's black history museum popular destination in DC

    In its first year, the Smithsonian's new black museum has become the nation's top temple to blackness, an Afrocentric shrine on the National Mall where people of all races, colors and creed are flocking to experience — and leave behind for posterity — the highs and lows of African-American life...

  • Police say motorist in Maryland found human remains

    Maryland State Police say a motorist found human remains along an interstate in Anne Arundel County. Police said in a statement Saturday that the gender, race, age and identity of the individual are unknown. The remains have been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore...

  • Maryland Rep. Delaney campaigning in South Carolina, Iowa

    Maryland Rep. John Delaney is campaigning in South Carolina and Iowa this weekend. Delaney, who announced he is running for president in July, is scheduled to deliver remarks to the Horry County Democratic Party Shore Dinner in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Saturday night. He will be in Audubon,...

  • Correction: MD-CNS-Recovery-Schools story

    In a story Sept. 21 about recovery schools during the opioid epidemic in Maryland, a report by Capital News Service erroneously stated the source of a report about the cost of the renewed program. The report came from Montgomery County Public Schools, not the state. Also, a mention of continuing...

  • Defense loses bid for Wilmington Trust grand jury info

    Attorneys for four former Wilmington Trust executives charged with bank fraud have lost a bid to obtain grand jury transcripts and details on prosecution interviews of Federal Reserve officials. The judge on Friday denied the request by defense attorneys, who said the materials could help determine...

  • Family sues police, others over death of man who called 911

    A family is suing police and paramedics in Baltimore County over the death of a man who called 911 for help. WBAL-TV reported Thursday that the suit stems from an incident in Towson last year. Attorneys for the family of Tawon Boyd said he called 911 to report a break-in. His girlfriend said he...

  • Invasive New Zealand mud snail reaches Maryland

    Maryland has confirmed the state's first known sighting of an invasive mud snail. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that the New Zealand mud snail has been found in the Gunpowder River. The tiny snails can reproduce prolifically and cluster in high densities. They compete with native snails and...

  • Hospital system hopes to cut opioid prescriptions in half

    Hospitals in Maryland have started trying to reduce the number of highly addictive opioid drugs that are prescribed. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday that Anne Arundel Health System hopes to cut such prescriptions in half by 2019. Anne Arundel joins hospitals across the region and state that are...

  • Officials hope to lure commercial flights back to airport

    Officials in Delaware have announced that Wilmington Airport will get a $5 million upgrade. And they say they're still exploring ways to bring commercial flights back to the airport. WDEL in Wilmington reported Thursday that the money will be spent on construction of a new taxiway for planes. The...

  • Ex-death row inmate defends man charged in Hawaii shooting

    A former Delaware death-row inmate who brought an 18-year-old Delaware man to Hawaii to get a fresh start says the teen has been falsely accused of a deadly shooting because he's black. Isaiah McCoy said Jordan Smith is not the triggerman police say fired about 10 rounds from an assault rifle at...

  • Livestock won't join ranks of support animals

    A proposal that would allow pig pals and mule mates to join man's best friend in keeping Wilmington residents company has been withdrawn. The city council was scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposed ordinance allowing certain animals normally associated with rural life to be kept within the city...

  • Police: 2 teens in Maryland charged with rape of classmate

    Authorities in Maryland have charged two teens with kidnapping and raping a classmate and police say a third suspect is at large. The Frederick News-Post reported Wednesday that police said in court documents that a female acquaintance of the victim may have persuaded the suspects to act. Police...

  • Settlement reached over town's political sign restrictions

    The American Civil Liberties Union says it has reached a settlement with officials of a southern Delaware town in a lawsuit over its restrictions on political signs. The ACLU sued the town of Milton in May on behalf of a retired schoolteacher who had posted four signs on her property after the...

  • $5,000 offered to new corrections officers in Baltimore

    The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is offering new correctional officers $5,000 to join the department. Secretary Stephen T. Moyer announced the incentives program on Thursday in the Jail Industries building, with four correctional officers by his side. Recruits...

  • Police: Father caught after burglary, son still on the run

    Police in Delaware say a father has been arrested and his son is on the run after they were caught burglarizing a home. Laurel police Det. Tyler Bryan said by phone Thursday that the burglary occurred Saturday. He said police were talking with the burglary victim when the James Howell Jr. and James...

  • Police: Months-long operation shuts down drug corners

    Police in Delaware say they've arrested nearly 40 people over the course of a year to shut down an open-air drug market. Delaware State News reported Tuesday that the operation in Smyrna began in November and ended last Friday. Authorities said the months-long bust netted suspects who lived throughout...

  • 'Nasty' to have service dog in restaurant, customer says

    An argument broke out after a woman complained about a service dog being allowed inside a Delaware restaurant. The News Journal in Wilmington reported Wednesday that the video shows a woman yelling that it's "nasty" to have the dog in the restaurant. Nearby, a man holds the leash of a Great Dane...

  • 2 public health care workers want to create mosquito emoji

    Two public health care workers in Maryland have the itch to add a mosquito emoji to the online animal kingdom. The Baltimore Sun reports Marla Shaivitz and Jeff Chertak want to generate buzz for the emoji with a petition to the Unicode Consortium, the nonprofit in charge of such characters. The...

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