Maryland/Delaware AP headlines

  • Family of man shot, killed by officers in 2015 sues police

    The family of a man fatally shot by police officers in 2015 is suing the police department. The Baltimore Sun reports the family's attorney says 52-year-old Jeffrey Evans was shot six times by three Baltimore County police officers at his home. According to the lawsuit, Evans' girlfriend called...

  • Democratic 2020 campaign revving up quickly

    Democrats are hitting fast forward. The first major presidential campaign announcements could come before year's end. The Democratic National Committee plans to announce a debate framework by then featuring 15 to 20 candidates. The first primary debate could happen as early as May, a full three...

  • 13-year-old girl wounded in Baltimore double shooting

    A 13-year-old girl has been injured in a double shooting in Baltimore. Citing a Baltimore police release, news outlets report officers responding to a report of a shooting Sunday afternoon found her and a 38-year-old man injured. Police believe they were inside a car when they were shot by an unknown...

  • Police: Eighth-graders arrested in school shooting threat

    Police in Maryland say two eighth-graders have been arrested over a fake school shooting threat. The Baltimore Sun reports Aberdeen police say a parent told the school this month that a social media post warned students not to come to school because another student had threatened a shooting. Police...

  • 2 deadly shootings send a chill through black gun owners

    Gun-rights advocates like to say, "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun." Some black gun owners, though, are not so sure it's a wise idea for them to try to be the good guy and pull out a weapon in public. Twice in the span of 11 days last month, a black man who...

  • Maryland's medical marijuana sales hit $96 million

    Maryland's medical marijuana industry brought in $96.3 million during its first year of operation. The Baltimore Sun reports that between 250 and 350 people a day are applying to be certified by the state to buy medical marijuana. There were nearly 52,000 patients who bought 730,000 individual...

  • Man arrested for arson after hotel fire

    Authorities in Delaware say they've arrested a man who deliberately started a fire in a motel room. Assistant State Fire Marshal Michael G. Chionchio said Larry E. O'Neal Jr. has been charged with arson and another felony for allegedly igniting items on purpose inside a room of a Newark Super 8...

  • Judge to rule on Maryland town's topless ban

    A federal judge said he will decide in coming days whether to suspend a Maryland beach town's ordinance prohibiting topless women in public. The Baltimore Sun reports that U.S. District Judge James Bredar will decide whether to stop Ocean City from enforcing its ban until a lawsuit on the issue...

  • Church says it was told to remove Nativity scene

    Officials at a Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach say the city has forced them to remove a Nativity scene display on public property. News outlets report that officials told St. Edmond Catholic Church to remove the scene after it was placed near the Rehoboth Bandstand. Rehoboth Beach Communications...

  • Baltimore officials consider new laws to curb smoking

    Elected officials in Baltimore are considering new laws to cut down on smoking and vaping. The Baltimore Sun reports the city council has introduced a package of anti-smoking legislation. One of the measures would ban the sale of flavored vaping liquids. The package of bills is similar to current...

  • Wrestling coach accused of pulling gun on student

    A middle school wrestling coach in Delaware has been fired over allegations he assaulted and pulled a gun on a student. The News Journal of Wilmington reports that James McNeil has been removed from his part-time position as coach at W.T. Chipman Middle School. Sakeina Scott said her son had marks...

  • Teacher with history of alcohol arrests pleads guilty to DUI

    A Delaware teacher with a history of alcohol-related arrests has pleaded guilty to drunken driving and other crimes after an incident in which eight other vehicles were damaged. Forty-five-year-old Martin Tuohy of Middletown pleaded guilty Friday to fourth-offense drunken driving, two counts of...

  • Officials confirm suicide in death of prison riot suspect

    Delaware officials have confirmed that the death last month of an inmate who was charged in a fatal prison riot last year was a suicide. Delaware's public safety department confirmed in an email Friday that 30-year-old Kelly Gibbs killed himself on Nov. 22, just days after pleading guilty to rioting,...

  • 2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, Treasury

    The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas Tuesday seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Treasury Department and dozens of other entities as part of a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. The flurry of subpoenas came...

  • Shelters, services lagging behind growing youth homelessness

    State agencies and community partnerships are adjusting to surges in homelessness, while housing and food assistance are lacking across the state, particularly for the homeless who are younger than 25. "We're ill-prepared for (the growing number of homeless youth) as a nation and state and county,"...

  • Police arrest teen in killing of sales rep at model home

    Authorities on Friday arrested a Maryland teenager in the fatal shooting of a builder's representative inside a suburban model home, a killing that's rattled real estate agents and others who sell the kind of properties where the victim was attacked. Police in Anne Arundel County identified the...

  • Maryland panel approves ban on most cannabis advertising

    The panel governing medical cannabis in Maryland has imposed strict regulations that effectively ban advertising by marijuana companies. News outlets report that the new rules adopted unanimously by the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission include bans on billboard, radio, television and most online...

  • Facial recognition tool aims to help reunite pets, owners

    There's a potentially powerful new tool to help reunite pet owners with their lost cats and dogs — facial recognition technology. The Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter announced Thursday that it is the first organization locally to use sophisticated computer algorithms that can let pet owners...

  • Man sentenced to life in abduction, sexual assault of girl

    A Delaware man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl before throwing her into a pond has been sentenced to life in prison. Twenty-five-year-old Daniel Santucci was sentenced Friday to life plus 50 years after pleading guilty in August to attempted murder, kidnapping, and...

  • Another detainee dies at Baltimore booking facility

    A detainee at Baltimore's Central Booking and Intake Center has become the third person to die at the facility this year. Greg McLhinney with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services tells The Baltimore Sun that the detainee had already been processed when he collapsed...

  • Political football: Trump to handle coin toss at Army-Navy

    President Donald Trump will officiate the coin toss before the Army-Navy game on Saturday. West Point made the announcement on Friday leading to the game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, where the No. 22 Black Knights (9-2) play the Midshipmen (3-9). This will be Trump's first Army-Navy...

  • Invasive Asian longhorned tick spreads, worrying scientists

    In the year since the Asian longhorned tick was officially spotted in New Jersey, it's expanded to eight more states, including Virginia. David Gaines with the Virginia Department of Health tells The Virginian-Pilot the invasive species has been found primarily in the more mountainous western and...

  • After Halloween gunfire, Christmas-themed bar crawl proceeds

    Weeks after gunfire erupted during a Halloween pub crawl in Delaware's largest city, its organizers are proceeding with a Christmas-themed bar crawl. Loop organizer Jerry DuPhily tells The News Journal the Ugly Sweater Crawl iteration of the series "was always a go." After the gunfire at Kelly's...

  • Police: Man killed at Maryland store had assaulted worker

    Police in Maryland say an unarmed man suspected of shoplifting at a Seat Pleasant discount store repeatedly punched and assaulted a security worker before being fatally shot. WTOP-FM reports Prince George's County police say 49-year-old Joseph Dance was killed Wednesday by a store worker who is...

  • Hopkins: Website error blocked sexual misconduct complaints

    Johns Hopkins University says a website error stopped 18 sexual misconduct complaints filed online from reaching its Title IX office since 2016. The Baltimore Sun reports frustration is growing over how the Baltimore, Maryland-based school deals with such complaints. More than 100 students marched...

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