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Wicomico County

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  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be rainy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 87 northeast winds 6 to 9 miles per hour. Forecasters warn that a few of the storms could be severe and produce large hail, lightning and...
  • Maryland DNA sample collection can resume temporarily, Roberts says

    Maryland DNA sample collection can resume temporarily, Roberts says
    The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Maryland to resume the collection of DNA samples after arrests for violent crimes, an indication that the justices might decide the issue that has divided lower courts and pitted tough-on-crime state officials against...
  • Maryland law enforcement agencies resume DNA collections

    Maryland law enforcement agencies resume DNA collections
    Suspects arrested for violent crimes or burglaries will again have to submit to DNA collections, officials with several Maryland law enforcement agencies said Thursday. A day after U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. authorized the practice to resume,...
  • Maryland public defender argues against Supreme Court intervention in DNA case

    Maryland is exaggerating the value of collecting DNA samples before suspects are convicted, the state's top public defender argued in a filing Friday before the U.S. Supreme Court. The state asked the nation's highest court to decide whether collecting...
  • Ulman's crab feast fundraiser in Ocean City draws about 100

    Ulman's crab feast fundraiser in Ocean City draws about 100
    Howard County Executive Ken Ulman was more than 100 miles away from home, but he still managed to host a fundraiser Thursday with more than 100 people in attendance. A few of the attendees at the Ocean City event, held at Hooper’s Crab House,...
  • Md. high court strikes down DNA collection at arrest

    Maryland's highest court on Tuesday blocked police in most cases from collecting DNA samples when they arrest suspects in violent crimes and burglaries, dealing a blow to one of Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature initiatives. The Court of Appeals ruled 5-2...
  • Maryland law enforcement agencies still collecting DNA samples

    Maryland law enforcement agencies still collecting DNA samples
    Police around Maryland said Wednesday that they would continue to collect DNA samples when suspects are arrested for violent crimes and burglaries, despite a recent ruling by the state's top court limiting the practice. Several law enforcement agencies,...
  • Md. authorities stop post-arrest DNA collection

    Maryland authorities have stopped collecting DNA samples from suspects arrested on violent crime and burglary charges after the state's highest court ruled the crime-fighting tool that has helped solve dozens of cold cases unconstitutional. On Friday,...
  • County police will suspend collecting DNA evidence in some cases

    The Baltimore County Police Department announced Friday that, in the wake of a Maryland Court of Appeals opinion, it will discontinue collection of DNA samples at the time of arrest from suspects charged with certain violent crimes. But in a press...
  • Former Hebron Savings Bank employee sentenced for embezzlement

    Former Hebron Savings Bank employee sentenced for embezzlement
    A former vice president of Hebron Savings Bank in Wicomico County was sentenced to 18 months in prison for embezzlement and ordered to pay $456,665 in restitution, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Wanda Henderson, 56, of Westover had used her...
  • House extends controversial DNA collection law

    House extends controversial DNA collection law
    As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to strike down Maryland's controversial DNA collection law, the House of Delegates on Thursday voted to extend it.  The 2009 law allows police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for certain violent...
  • Supreme Court questions sides in challenge of Md. DNA law

    Supreme Court questions sides in challenge of Md. DNA law
    Maryland's practice of collecting genetic information from people arrested — but not convicted — on serious charges took the national stage Tuesday, as the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on what Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. called "perhaps the...