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FILE - This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. Lawyers are scheduled to argue about whether a psychologist’s observations about Ramos, who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper, should be heard by jurors who will decide whether he’s criminally responsible because of his mental health. A pretrial hearing set for Wednesday, Aug. 5, relates to the second part of the case against Ramos, who already has pleaded guilty to killing five at the Capital Gazette newspaper in 2018. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)

Lawyers argue about psychologist in newspaper attack case

Aug. 5, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper argued Wednesday that a psychologist retained by prosecutors should not be able to testify about his observations of the man's jail cell or interviews with jail personnel when jurors consider whether he's not...

Police charge Anne Arundel officer with stealing firearms

Aug. 2, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities in a Maryland county have arrested a police officer on burglary and theft charges involving stolen firearms and other property. Anne Arundel County police announced in a news release late Saturday that Cpl. Jacob Miskill has been charged with first-, third- and...

Officer accused of kneeling on Black man's neck suspended

Jul. 23, 2020 11:06 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A white Maryland police officer accused in a lawsuit of kneeling on a Black man's neck during a traffic stop has been suspended from the department, officials said. Anne Arundel County Police Detective Daniel Reynolds was suspended following the accusations that emerged in a lawsuit...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020 file photo, a marble bust of Chief Justice Roger Taney is displayed in the Old Supreme Court Chamber in the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The House will vote on whether to remove from the U.S. Capitol a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, the author of the 1857 Dred Scott decision that declared African Americans couldn’t be citizens. The vote expected Wednesday comes as communities nationwide reexamine the people memorialized with statues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House votes to remove Confederate statues from Capitol

Jul. 22, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a bill to remove statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from the U.S. Capitol, as a reckoning over racial injustice continues following the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis. The House vote also would remove a bust of...

Maryland man files suit, claiming officer knelt on his neck

Jul. 21, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Black man is suing police in Anne Arundel County alleging that a white police officer pressed a knee to his neck even when he yelled that he couldn't breathe. The Capital Gazette reported Monday that the suit names the county, its police department and three detectives. Daniel...

Maryland public school system to hold fall online classes

Jul. 21, 2020 7:37 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A public school system in Maryland has announced students will be taking online classes for the first semester of the academic year because of safety concerns about the coronavirus. The decision was made after consultation with health officials, school staff and reviewing surveys...

Anne Arundel fair canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Jul. 16, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The board of directors of a Maryland county fair has decided to cancel this year’s event because of the coronavirus pandemic. The board of the Anne Arundel County fair voted this week to call off the annual event. The cancellation includes the Halloween Happening Haunted Barn...

Upperclass midshipmen to return to Naval Academy this month

Jul. 12, 2020 3:09 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — First and second class midshipmen will begin to return to the Naval Academy in Annapolis in about a week under a staggered plan. The midshipmen's return will start on or about July 20, Naval Academy spokeswoman Cmdr. Alana Garas told the Capital Gazette on Friday. The fall semester...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh walks on the House of Delegates chamber floor before Gov. Larry Hogan's annual State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature in Annapolis, Md. Frosh warned Friday, July 10, 2020, of “devastating consequences” if all eligible voters are not directly sent ballots to mail in for November's election due to safety concerns about the coronavirus, instead of Gov. Larry Hogan's directive to mail applications for voters to request absentee ballots if they want to vote by mail. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Maryland AG criticizes governor's plan to conduct election

Jul. 10, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s attorney general warned Friday of “devastating consequences” if all eligible voters are not directly sent ballots to mail in for November's election due to safety concerns about the coronavirus, instead of Gov. Larry Hogan's directive to mail...

Education groups lead in spending on lobbyists in Maryland

Jul. 10, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Two groups advocating for education and the Maryland Jockey Club were among the organizations that spent the most on lobbyists in Maryland in the most recent reporting period, when major legislation affecting them was before state lawmakers. The spending on lobbying reported to the...