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Baltimore registering volunteers for spring cleaning effort

Feb. 19, 2020 4:12 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Community groups, civic organizations and resident volunteers in Baltimore can now sign up to participate in a citywide spring cleanup effort, and in exchange, earn credits toward their stormwater fee. The city's Department of Public Works on Tuesday began registering volunteers for the...

Measure on greenhouse gas reduction to be heard in Maryland

Feb. 19, 2020 4:02 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Maryland is getting a hearing before state lawmakers. It's coming before the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. It would require the Maryland Department of the Environment to adopt a final...

Maryland forward Jalen Smith (25) goes up for a basket against Northwestern forward Robbie Beran during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

No. 7 Maryland beats Northwestern 76-67 for 9th straight win

Feb. 18, 2020 11:25 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — It's no coincidence that Jalen Smith's run of consecutive double-doubles coincides with Maryland's current winning streak. Smith had 22 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for his ninth straight double-double, and No. 7 Maryland never trailed in a 76-67 victory over Northwestern...

He fled Syria - but was shot delivering pizzas in Baltimore

Feb. 18, 2020 6:35 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A family friend of a pizza delivery driver who was recently gunned down in Baltimore says he had fled war-torn Syria to seek a better life. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that the killing of Khaled Heeba remains unsolved nearly two weeks after he died. His death is one of more than 40...

Maryland bill would ban plastic carryout bags from stores

Feb. 18, 2020 5:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Plastic carryout bags would essentially be a thing of the past in Maryland if a bill in the General Assembly gathers enough lawmakers’ votes. The bill would ban plastic carryout bags at the “point of sale” next year in July, require stores to charge customers a...

Measure would remove voters from deciding gambling expansion

Feb. 18, 2020 4:43 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters would no longer be required to decide whether to allow new forms of gambling in the state, under a measure approved by the state Senate on Tuesday. The Senate voted 46-1 for the constitutional amendment. If the House approves, Maryland voters would still have the final...

FILE - In this file image from a Jan. 1, 2020, surveillance video released by the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland, Brian Mark Lemley Jr, right, and Patrik Mathews leave a store in Delaware where they purchased ammunition and paper shooting targets. The pair, along with William Garfield Bilbrough IV, were arrested in January and are accused of plotting to commit violence at a Virginia gun rights rally. Lemley and Bilbrough pleaded not guilty in Federal court in Greenbelt, Md., on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Mathews was scheduled for arraignment later in the day. (U.S. Attorney via AP, File)

Men linked to white supremacist group plead not guilty

Feb. 18, 2020 2:24 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Three men accused of being members of a violent white supremacist group called The Base pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in a federal indictment in Maryland. Former Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Mathews, 27; and Brian Mark Lemley Jr., 33, of Elkton, Maryland; entered...

Hogan appoints new state police superintendent for Maryland

Feb. 18, 2020 12:20 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Woodrow “Jerry” Jones to be the superintendent of the Maryland State Police on Tuesday. Jones has been serving as the chief of police for the Maryland Transportation Authority. He spent 27 years with the state police before becoming chief of...

Police: Man dead after slip and fall at Maryland state park

Feb. 18, 2020 1:59 AM EST

JARRETTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A hiker died after he slipped and fell at a state park in Maryland. Joseph Buxton, 22, of Savage, was hiking with friends Monday at Rocks State Park when he fell from the “queen's seat” area, Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Lauren Moses said. Buxton...

Md.-Eastern Shore defeats Florida A&M 81-71

Feb. 17, 2020 10:47 PM EST

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) — Da'Shawn Phillip scored 14 points with eight rebounds and Maryland-Eastern Shore beat Florida A&M 81-71 on Monday night. Ahmad Frost made eight of the Hawks' season-high 20 assists and had two steals and scored seven points. Canaan Bartley added five assists. Glen Anderson...