State court administrators are reviewing procedures for Maryland’s new electronic filing system after it came to light the system lacks safeguards to prevent attorneys from indiscriminately hiding their court filings from the public.
With his guilty plea Monday to murdering journalists of the Capital-Gazette newspaper, Jarrod Ramos advances to hearings to decide whether the gunman will be locked up in state prison or committed to Maryland’s maximum-security psychiatric hospital.
Hampstead Councilman David Unglesbee has submitted an application to the State’s Department of Planning’s Historical Trust to commemorate U.S. President Calvin Coolidge stopping at the Hampstead Train Station — a relic of the town’s rich railroad past.
Film director Alexandra Shiva “sort of fell into doing documentaries” when she was working on a photo essay in India in the late 1990s. The Times caught up with Shiva about her latest film “This is Home: A Refugee Story," which has a special screening scheduled for March 28 at McDaniel College.
In 2018, serious crime decreased for the fifth consecutive year in Westminster, police data shows. Police Chief Thomas Ledwell maintains that addressing the perception of crime — Westminster citizens feel less safe away from their homes, a city survey showed — is critical.
Nico Pierre Graham, 18, of Westminster, was arrested Friday after shooting minors with a BB gun from a vehicle, Westminster Police say. Graham, of the Unit block of Charles Street, has been charged with two counts each first- and second degree assault and reckless endangerment, court records show.
A number of Taneytown Police Department officers signed a letter offering support for acting Chief Jason Etzler and recommending his position be made the permanent. Etzler was promoted to acting chief after longtime Police Chief William Tyler pleaded guilty to federal machine gun charges.
Westminster police have cleared the majority of malicious destruction of property cases reported between March 8 and 11, confirming the suspect as the man who a Maryland state trooper shot and killed Monday morning.
Carroll County law enforcement agencies are working to determine the cause of numerous reports of destruction of property leading up to and after Monday’s deadly encounter between a trooper and a Westminster man.
At his first Mayor and Common Council meeting as head of the Westminster Police Department, Chief Thomas Ledwell outlined his policing and public safety initiatives during a week in which a rape was reported at a public library and a trooper shot a man after he was stabbed.
Victor Lee Smith, 22, of the 2800 block of Manchester Road, has been charged with one count each of second-degree rape — defined as having sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 14 — a third-degree sex offense and second-degree assault, according to electronic court records.
A proposed amendment changing the vehicle for state Delegate April Rose’s legislation to give Maryland public school students more opportunities to pursue coding courses could be an avenue forward for otherwise heavily opposed bills.
Every municipality in Carroll County has an election scheduled in May, with candidates seeking to fill council and mayoral seats for those incumbents whose four-year terms have expired. The filing dates for some are fast approaching.
The storm coming from the Midwest is expected to produce a maximum of an inch or two of snow in Carroll County, a forecaster said. “I don’t see it being a big snowmaker by any stretch of the imagination.”
Some Carroll County elected officials say the proposed 6th Congressional District map adopted by Gov. Larry Hogan’s redistricting commission is a small step in the right direction. The proposed map pairs most of Frederick County and about half of Carroll County with other western counties.
The thin layer of snow blanketing Carroll County will likely be erased by rain this evening, forecasters say. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Carroll from 7 a.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Saturday, but no serious precipitation is expected, they say.
Former Westminster Police Chief Jeff Spaulding finished his tenure as chief Thursday. He’ll be starting a new position as law enforcement liaison with the Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office later this month. His retirement, it appears, will be short lived.
Taneytown’s Mayor and Council convened Wednesday to discuss for the first time the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, which as drafted allows the city to cut into debt while holding the tax, water and sewer rates steady.
Snow is in the forecast again, with two episodes of precipitation expected between Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, so the Times checked in with all of Carroll’s municipalities and the county government to see how much snow-removal money each has left.
After months of searching outside the department, the City of Westminster has found an internal successor to retiring Police Chief Jeff Spaulding, the Common Council decided Monday.Maj. Thomas Ledwell, Deputy Chief of the Westminster Police Department, will take command once Spaulding retires.
Strong winds Sunday night and throughout Monday downed trees, caused power outages and damaged homes across Carroll County. The gusts peaked at approximately 57 mph Sunday night, but were recorded at 46 mph at daybreak Monday, said Howard Silverman, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
The Times spoke with Dorothy Stoltz, Carroll County Public Library's community engagement director, about the Carroll One Book initiative and what people can expect if they get involved. This year's book is “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, about the author's upbringing in Baltimore.
Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees and State’s Attorney Brian DeLeonardo testified Thursday in support of proposed state legislation sponsored by Sen. Justin Ready, R-District 5 (Carroll County), that would heighten protections for law enforcement officers assaulted in the line of duty.
State Sen. Justin Ready, R-District 5, and Del. Trent Kittleman, R-District 9A, hosted a press conference Thursday to promote legislation that would allow state’s attorney’s offices to prosecute two murders when a pregnant woman is killed.
An early morning fire on Littlestown Pike displaced five occupants of two second story apartments, according to the Pleasant Valley Fire Company. None of the residents or firefighters were injured. The American Red Cross was summoned to help the displaced occupants.
Wagner’s Meats is donating a percentage of the profit from every item sold through Feb. 22 to the Mount Airy Disaster Relief Fund, which will distribute money to those impacted by the EF-1 tornado that touched down in the town in November.
The 5-8 inches of snow forecast for Carroll County starting Wednesday morning is likely to turn to sleet and ice before yielding to rain Wednesday evening, forecasters say. The various types of precipitation are likely to create hazardous driving conditions, they say.
A renowned historical sculptor approached the Taneytown in October, proposing that the city be home to his masterpiece: a National Civil War Memorial. Here are five things you should know about the sculptor, the project and what the city thinks about it.
Carroll County families gathered for the Maple Magic hike at the Carroll County Department of Recreation and Park’s Bear Branch Nature Center in Westminster on Saturday. They hiked, they learned, tapped maple trees and left with some sweet maple candies to boot.
State Sen. Justin Ready, R-District 5 (Carroll County), on Friday introduced Senate bill 951, which would reduce Maryland income taxes by .25 percentage for every taxpayer, according to a news release from his office.
Carroll Community College will host a President’s Day Open House from 1-4 p.m. at its campus in Westminster Monday, Feb. 18 for high schoolers and their families to learn about the college and the programs it has to offer.
A Westminster man was arrested Friday evening after striking and killing a man in hit-and-run collision on Brodbeck Road in Hampstead earlier the same day, police say. John Benjamin Batz, 31, of Westminster, faces two charges related to leaving the scene of an accident involving death.
One person died and two others were transported to hospitals after a head-on collision on Md. 140 on Friday afternoon. The accident occurred when Ronnie Howard's vehicle veered off and hit a guardrail before crossing back across into oncoming traffic, striking another car, police said.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is investigating a hit-and-run that killed Eric Hendler, 31, of Hampstead, early Friday morning, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Deputes are searching for a dark black Ford truck, which they suspect struck and killed Hendler.
The Maryland Farm Bureau, high school students interested in agriculture and state FFA Association officers crammed into the Maryland House Ways and Means Committee Thursday to support Del. Haven Shoemaker’s agriculture education bill.
A handful of women who call themselves “the bag ladies” meet every Wednesday at Carroll Vista's clubhouse in Taneytown to transform heaps of recycled plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats for the homeless.