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Wicomico County

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  • Howard officials headline workshops at MACo conference

    In the eyes of its elected officials and top government employees, Howard County is the best county in the state. Last week, some of the county's top officials, including County Executive Ken Ulman, Police Chief Bill McMahon and Budget Administrator...
  • 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,...
  • When it comes to barbecue, Jessup's Richter is off the scale

    When it comes to barbecue, Jessup's Richter is off the scale
    After competing in his first barbecue contest 10 years ago, Mike Richter decided it was too much work. Then, after entering the next several years anyway, he "tended to over-participate in the enjoyment of adult beverages" while cooking and didn't produce...
  • 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...
  • Gansler pushes Supreme Court appeal on DNA ruling

    Gansler pushes Supreme Court appeal on DNA ruling
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler took a first step Tuesday toward an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in a high-stakes case that blocks police across the state from collecting DNA samples when a person is arrested in connection with a...
  • Eastern Shore, Southern Md. see most rain

     
    Soppy as it's been this Tuesday morning, the rainfall we've seen here in Central Maryland from these storm systems - a half-inch or less - can't compare to what they've reported from the Eastern Shore and Southern Maryland.The heaviest rain......