Maryland/Delaware AP headlines

  • Storm dumps snow or heavy rain, snarls travel in much of US

    A sprawling storm dumped several inches of snow from the Midwest to the East Coast and deluged the South with rain Wednesday as it closed schools, snarled air travel and littered highways with crashes. Only a few inches of snow fell along the Interstate 95 corridor from New York to Washington,...

  • Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

    A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a "domestic terrorist" who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers. Christopher Paul Hasson is due to appear...

  • Inovalon Holdings: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

    BOWIE, Md. (AP) _ Inovalon Holdings Inc. (INOV) on Wednesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $11 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Bowie, Maryland-based company said it had a loss of 7 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and...

  • Police reviewing traffic stop in which officer drew gun

    Delaware State Police say they are reviewing a traffic stop in which a trooper is seen on cell phone video pulling a gun on the driver. Forty-year-old Mack Buckley of Lincoln captured the Feb. 14 encounter on video and posted it on Facebook. The trooper opened the car door after Buckley refused...

  • 'Duct tape bandit' loses appeal in fatal home invasion

    Delaware's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a Philadelphia man serving life in prison for killing a wheelchair-bound man in a 2015 home invasion. Forty-year-old John Harmon was fatally shot after Abdul White and two accomplices broke into his home and held several people hostage. In an...

  • Machete-wielding man dies after getting shot by officers

    Baltimore County police say a machete-wielding shoplifting suspect has died a day after officers shot him. In a Wednesday tweet, the Baltimore County Police Department identified the dead suspect as 24-year-old Emanuel David Oates. They say the names of the officers involved will be released shortly....

  • Baltimore mayor names city's next health commissioner

    Baltimore's mayor has named an African American pediatrician as the city's next health commissioner. Dr. Letitia Dzirasa will take over the role next month, overseeing a department with some 800 employees and a $150 million annual budget. Dzirasa earned a doctorate of medicine from Meharry Medical...

  • Bill seeks to prohibit using DNA databases to solve crime

    After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving. House bill 30, sponsored by Delegate Charles Sydnor, D-Baltimore County, seeks...

  • Government offices close early amid snow storm

    A winter storm that dumped snow on the mid-Atlantic region has prompted officials to close state and local government offices in Delaware earlier than usual. City government offices in Wilmington closed at noon Wednesday because of deteriorating road conditions in northern Delaware, although essential...

  • Bill allowing unspecified gender on licenses advances

    A measure to enable Maryland residents to select an unspecified gender on their driver's licenses has advanced in the state Senate. Senators gave the measure preliminary approval Wednesday. The bill requires an application for a license to allow someone to identify as female, male or unspecified....

  • Winter weather disrupts air travel in mid-Atlantic

    A winter storm is disrupting air travel in the mid-Atlantic region. FlightAware.com shows Reagan National Airport leading the country in cancellations Wednesday morning, with 37 percent of departures and 33 percent of arrivals canceled. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport...

  • Amtrak modifies Keystone Service due to weather

    Amtrak is modifying its Keystone Service between New York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, because of the impending winter storm. On Wednesday, Trains 647 and 651 will terminate in Philadelphia. Train 656 will originate in Philadelphia and Train 620 is canceled. Amtrak says Northeast Corridor service...

  • 2nd county to end practice prompting victims to waive rights

    Another Maryland county will stop having law enforcement officers ask sexual assault victims to waive their rights to an investigation. Anne Arundel County spokesman Chris Trumbauer tells The Capital that Police Chief Timothy J. Altomare was told Tuesday to end the practice. The move follows a...

  • Police: Delaware man stabbed wife, then killed himself

    Delaware State Police say a man stabbed his wife at a Lincoln home, fled to a nearby park and then killed himself. The News Journal of Wilmington reports police say 39-year-old David Galarza-Burgos died in an apparent suicide. A Tuesday police statement says troopers responded to a report of a...

  • NTSB sets hearing on cause of fatal natural gas explosion

    The National Transportation Safety Board has scheduled a hearing to determine the probable cause of a fatal natural gas explosion more than two years ago. The NTSB said in a news release Tuesday that the hearing is scheduled for April 23 at its conference center in Washington. The hearing was originally...

  • Jury selection set in car wash killing

    A trial is set to begin for a man accused of fatally shooting a co-worker at a car wash in Delaware. Jury selection was scheduled to start Wednesday in Wilmington in the trial of Bobby L. Taylor. Taylor is charged in the killing of 41-year-old Aloysisus Taylor at a Bear car wash in November 2015....

  • Teen seen beaten by police in video is released from custody

    A teen seen beaten by Delaware police in a video of his arrest has been released from custody. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the 16-year-old boy was released Monday night after a bail reduction hearing. Video of the teen's Friday arrest shows him being held down by one New Castle County...

  • Photos, private information to be blocked under 9-1-1 bill

    In anticipation of an update to statewide 9-1-1 communication systems by 2021, gruesome imagery of crime scenes or injuries, individuals' medical histories and identification of domestic violence or rape victims may be protected from public view under legislation in the Maryland General Assembly...

  • Trials delayed for remaining defendants in fatal prison riot

    A Delaware judge has pushed back trial dates for remaining inmate defendants charged in a deadly prison riot. Seven inmates have been tried in two groups. Only one, who admitted planning the uprising knowing it could become violent, has been convicted of murder in guard Steven Floyd's death. The...

  • 16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

    California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a statement Monday saying the suit alleges the Trump administration's action violates the Constitution....

  • Amazon dumped New York, but cities still wooing the company

    Amazon 's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant. Officials in Newark, New Jersey, one of the 18 finalists that Amazon rejected in November when it announced plans to put its new headquarters in New York and northern Virginia,...

  • Host Hotels: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) _ Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its fourth quarter. The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The real estate investment trust, based in Bethesda, Maryland, said it had funds from operations of $315 million, or 43...

  • Maryland may give minors consent for preventative HIV care

    State legislation could allow minors to consent to preventative treatment for human immunodeficiency virus or HIV. Pre-exposure prophylaxis_commonly referred to as "PrEP"_consists of a single pill of a medicine called Truvada taken every day. This can reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV...

  • Delaware man charged with having illegal bump stock

    Authorities say a Delaware man prohibited from having guns has been charged after police found a semi-automatic rifle with a bump stock attachment at his home. Dover police say 45-year-old Joseph Carter was arrested Monday. A search of his home turned up an AR-15 with a bump stock. Carter, who...

  • Belles of the ball: Dem freshmen courted by 2020 hopefuls

    Elizabeth Warren gave a nod to the first two Native Americans elected to Congress . Sen. Jeff Merkley got a moment on-camera with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez . And virtually all of the Democrats who would be president have reached out to freshman Rep. Joe Cunningham in early-voting South Carolina....

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