Carrie Wells

Writer

Carrie Wells covers higher education for The Baltimore Sun. She joined The Sun in January 2013 after spending two years at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida. She is a native of Prince George’s County and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Recent Articles

  • September 11th attacks memorialized in Laurel

    September 11th attacks memorialized in Laurel

    After an airplane struck the south tower of the World Trade Center 16 years ago, a group of injured people huddled together on an upper floor as the fire spread and smoke filled the air. The group then heard the voice of a man who had found a stairwell and led them to safety. “He called for fire...

  • Maryland State Fair attributes boost in attendance to post-Labor Day school start

    Maryland State Fair attributes boost in attendance to post-Labor Day school start

    Maryland State Fair officials attributed a 20 percent boost in attendance at this year’s event to the switch to starting schools after Labor Day. The fair had 555,841 guests and exhibitors over the 12 days of the event, the third-best attendance on record. The most guests attended in 1990, with...

  • Baltimore police seek to identify suspect in August shooting

    Baltimore police seek to identify suspect in August shooting

    Baltimore police released surveillance video Wednesday in hopes of identifying a suspect in a non-fatal shooting in West Baltimore last month. An 18-year-old man was shot in the 900 block of N. Monroe Street on Aug. 21. The victim was taken to a hospital and treated for his injuries. The suspect...

  • Police seek to identify suspects in murder of Maryland politician's grandson

    Police seek to identify suspects in murder of Maryland politician's grandson

    Baltimore police released surveillance video Wednesday in hopes of identifying suspects in the murder of the grandson of Maryland House Majority Whip Talmadge Branch. Tyrone Ray, 22, was killed on Monday in the 4200 block of Nicholas Avenue, just blocks from his paternal grandparents’ house. Branch,...

  • Man killed by Baltimore garbage truck

    Man killed by Baltimore garbage truck

    A man died Tuesday after being struck by a Baltimore garbage truck, city police said. The incident happened around 2:45 p.m. in the 400 block of Milton Avenue. Police said the garbage truck struck a pedestrian at the intersection. The 46-year-old victim later died at a hospital. The truck remained...

  • Maryland State Police investigate death of man in Ocean City police custody

    Maryland State Police investigate death of man in Ocean City police custody

    Maryland State Police are investigating the Tuesday death of a man in Ocean City police custody whom they believe had a medical emergency. The man was identified as Byron K. Tunnell, 28, of Ocean City. Police said he was driving on Baltimore Avenue near 20th Street in Ocean City around 11 p.m....

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