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

  • Ocean City police conclude investigation into death of Texas woman

    Ocean City police conclude investigation into death of Texas woman

    The Ocean City Police Department still doesn’t know what caused a three to four foot deep hole in the sand to collapse and kill a Texas woman last month. The OCPD said Thursday it had concluded its investigation into the death of Ashley O’Connor, 30, of Plano, Texas. O’Connor walked onto the beach...

  • Lightning strike sparks fire in Hagerstown apartment building

    Lightning strike sparks fire in Hagerstown apartment building

    A bolt of lightning sparked a massive fire in an apartment building in Hagerstown on Tuesday night, the state fire marshal said. The fire broke out around 8 p.m. in the Woodbridge Apartments at 11565 Robinwood Drive, fire officials said. Residents told fire investigators they heard lightning strike...

  • Tornado warning issued in St. Mary's County

    Tornado warning issued in St. Mary's County

    St. Mary’s County is under a tornado warning until 5:30 p.m., the National Weather Service said. A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted around 5:15 p.m. seven miles north of the Wicomico River, moving southeast at 15 miles per hour. There was also a threat of quarter-sized hail....

  • New guidelines issued for treating and identifying high blood pressure in children

    New guidelines issued for treating and identifying high blood pressure in children

    New guidelines released Monday may make it easier for healthcare providers to screen and manage high blood pressure in children. The new clinical practice guidelines, developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is the first update on this subject in 13 years and sheds new light on defining...

  • 2 children, 1 adult dead after Baltimore County apartment fire

    2 children, 1 adult dead after Baltimore County apartment fire

    A woman and her two young children died in an overnight fire in the Lake Walker area of Baltimore County, the Fire Department said Sunday. Firefighters went to the 6300 block of Holly Lane around 4:30 a.m. and found fire coming from the third floor. Once inside, the firefighters found the three...

  • Clouds, rain may mar Monday's eclipse

    Clouds, rain may mar Monday's eclipse

    It may be too cloudy or rainy to see the partial solar eclipse on Monday, the National Weather Service said Sunday. The forecast for the Baltimore region Monday is “pretty iffy,” according to Ray Martin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “There’s a warm front moving through the...

  • Man killed in Abingdon car crash

    Man killed in Abingdon car crash

    A man was killed in a car crash in Abingdon early Sunday morning, Maryland State Police said. The crash happened on Emmerton Road at Box Hill South Parkway around 7:30 a.m. A man driving a 2017 Ford Fusion crossed the yellow line for unknown reasons and struck a 2007 Chevy Tahoe head-on, police...

  • One killed in Baltimore Thursday night

    One killed in Baltimore Thursday night

    A man was fatally shot on Thursday night, Baltimore police said. The man was found around 9:45 p.m. in the 500 block of Edgewood Street in the Allendale neighborhood. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police also added another homicide to the city’s 2017 count on Thursday. Wanda Brown,...

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