24 alleged 'Murdaland Mafia Piru' gang members indicted in Baltimore

Maryland/Delaware AP headlines

  • Maryland airport to get 9/11 artifact

    An artifact from 9/11 will have a new home at a Maryland airport. The Transportation Security Administration says in a statement that Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has been given a piece of aluminum from the World Trade Center. TSA says the piece of facade, which...

  • Court hears arguments over benefits for "displaced worker"

    The Delaware Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a company's efforts to terminate benefits for a worker who was injured on the job and now faces hardships finding another job because she is in the country illegally. Roos Foods, a now-defunct cheese company, sought to terminate Magdalena Guardado's...

  • Clowns back out of parade amid rash of creepy clown reports

    A group of clowns in Cumberland have decided not to take part in a parade amid a recent rash of creepy clown sightings across several states. Tom Holland, a member of the Ali Ghan Shrine Club's clown unit, tells the Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/2dxztq7) that the group won't be participating...

  • Phelps to Lochte before scrape: 'Keep your head on straight'

    Add Michael Phelps' name to the list of Americans who were less than amused by teammate Ryan Lochte's post-competition, early morning drunken antics at the Rio Olympics. "I did have a talk with him about two days before about not doing anything bad," said Phelps, who retired after the Summer Games...

  • Defense chief: 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military

    Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Secretary Ash Carter. Carter's admonition, detailed in a letter to...

  • Del. police arrest, charge woman in death of grandson

    Delaware police have arrested a 51-year-old woman and charged her with murder in the death of her three-year-old grandson. State police say paramedics responded to a home on Skinner Lane after Angela Bingham called 911 to report that she wanted to harm herself and that she'd killed her grandson....

  • Medical pot applicant plans to sue over lack of diversity

    An applicant for a license to grow medical marijuana in Maryland plans to sue a state commission for allegedly failing to consider racial diversity when the panel named the top 15 finalists, a lawyer for the applicant said Tuesday. John Pica, who represents Alternative Medicine Maryland, said the...

  • Baltimore police investigating possible arson

    Baltimore police are conducting an arson investigation after a fire tore through a home. Police say two people were trapped inside the home on the 400 block of E. Biddle Street after it was intentionally set on fire. Police say firefighters rescued the pair at about 6 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities...

  • Conservative group honors officers in Freddie Gray case

    The conservative Media Research Center is honoring the Baltimore police officers who were charged but not convicted in the 2015 death of Freddie Gray. Lt. Brian Rice and officers Edward Nero and Garrett Miller walked onstage to loud applause at the group's annual awards gala Thursday in Washington....

  • Convicted murderer sentenced to 30 years in federal prison

    A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting a man he was hired to execute has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. David "Chronic" Sanford was sentenced on Friday in Baltimore. Federal authorities say Sanford and another man, Tavon Slowe, agreed to kill Gregory Parker in exchange for...

  • Maryland group attacks high cost of prescription drugs

    With EpiPens and other prescription drugs rising in cost, families who desperately need them but do not have health insurance are bearing a huge financial burden, according to community advocates. The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative, a coalition of more than 1,200 religious, labor, business...

  • Insurance company wants out of child porn defamation suit

    A federal judge has ruled that an insurance company is obligated to defend the ex-wife of serial political candidate Richard Korn in a defamation lawsuit he filed against her. Liberty Mutual argued that a homeowner's policy it issued to Magda Korn does not cover her against the defamation and negligence...

  • Feds: Racketeering charges for 24 involved in Baltimore gang

    Federal officials are announcing racketeering conspiracy charges against 24 people they say were involved in a Baltimore-area gang. The indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges that members of the Murdaland Mafia Piru, a subset of the Bloods gang, engaged in narcotics trafficking, murder, attempted...

  • Dismissal filed in sex abuse suit against former councilman

    Attorneys filed court papers Tuesday agreeing to dismiss a lawsuit in which a young woman claimed that she was repeatedly sexually abused by a former Republican Sussex County councilman. The stipulation of dismissal was filed in Kent County Superior Court in a civil action filed against Vance Phillips...

  • High school coach faces assault charge involving player

    A former high school football coach faces a second-degree assault charge stemming from allegations he punched a player in the chest during a heated argument on the sidelines. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/2d7cuSS ) reported Monday that David Mencarini has been placed on paid leave from...

  • Baltimore County Police name officer in fatal shooting

    Police in suburban Baltimore are releasing the name of the officer who fatally shot a bank robbery suspect last week. Baltimore County Police spokeswoman Elise Armacost identified him Tuesday as Sgt. Bortner, a 20-year veteran with no prior shootings. Armacost refused to disclose his first name....

  • Memorial service planned for fallen Wilmington firefighters

    Funeral services will be held this week for two Wilmington firefighters killed in a rowhouse blaze. Forty-one-year-old Lt. Christopher Leach and 51-year-old Senior Firefighter Jerry Fickes died in the fire which broke out at the residence early Saturday. The floor of the home collapsed as firefighters...

  • Alcohol laws prompted by deaths taking effect in Maryland

    Crackdowns on drunken driving prompted by alcohol-related deaths and an effort to increase police accountability are among the laws taking effect Oct. 1: ___ DRUNKEN DRIVING-IGNITION INTERLOCK All drivers convicted of driving under the influence of alchohol will have to blow into ignition devices...

  • Fracking crackdown: Maryland proposes new regulations

    Maryland environmental officials are proposing what they call the "most stringent and protective" fracking guidelines in the country. That was the way Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles described the natural-gas drilling rules proposed Monday to The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2cQXZkW...

  • Public defender still hoping to get drug pleas overturned

    After their argument was rejected by the state's court system, public defenders are now pushing for the federal court to vacate the guilty pleas of scores of drug defendants in Kent and Sussex counties because of an evidence-tampering scandal at the state drug-testing lab. The News Journal of Wilmington...

  • Probe continues into blaze that killed 2 firefighters

    Authorities are continuing their investigation into a rowhouse fire that left two Wilmington firefighters dead and two others critically injured. Wilmington Fire Chief Anthony Goode said Monday that the Delaware Fire Marshal's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are...

  • 1 killed, 3 injured in Cambridge house fire

    One person has died and three others have been injured, including two firefighters, after a Cambridge house fire. Media outlets report that the fire began early Tuesday morning at a home in a Cambridge neighborhood. Firefighters say one person has been killed, and another person is in the hospital...

  • Local officials to get update on apartment explosion

    The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to get an update on issues relating to the explosion and fire at a Silver Spring apartment complex that killed seven people last month. The hearing is set for Tuesday afternoon in Rockville. Earl Stoddard, director of the county's Office of Emergency Management...

  • Hagerstown marking 100 years of aviation industry

    The western Maryland city of Hagerstown is marking 100 years of aviation history. Mayor David Gysberts (GYZE'-berts) is proclaiming this the centennial year of the aviation industry at a City Council meeting Tuesday night. The celebration continues Saturday with an airplane show at the Hagerstown...

  • Judge sets trial date in fatal school bathroom fight

    Three Delaware girls charged in a fatal school bathroom fight will go to trial nearly a year after a 16-year-old girl's death. A Family Court judge on Tuesday scheduled the non-jury trial for April 3. Attorneys say it could last up to two weeks. The judge ruled last month that a 16-year-old girl...

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