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Police to provide extra security at school board meeting

Apr. 19, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police say they will provide extra security at an upcoming Baltimore County school board meeting after the board’s chairwoman says she will not tolerate social media activities that she said constitute “bullying, intimidation, racism and a safety risk” to herself...

Amateur genealogist admits botched Maryland grave cleaning

Apr. 18, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (AP) — An amateur genealogist has come forward to admit she scrubbed roughly 200 gravestones at a Maryland cemetery in a way that left them damaged. The Capital in Annapolis reports that the woman scrubbed the markings on headstones dating back to the...

Source: Swiss billionaire drops bid for Tribune Publishing

Apr. 18, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

A Maryland hotel executive is trying to assemble new financing for a $680 million offer to buy Tribune Publishing after his partner, a Swiss billionaire, pulled out of the bidding for the newspaper chain. Stewart Bainum is talking to other potential investors after...

Ocean City seeks to shush the boardwalk a little

Apr. 18, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The Town of Ocean City is considering a new noise ordinance this week to tighten up on loud music and shouting on its iconic boardwalk. The town council will take up discussion at its Monday meeting on the proposal, which limits noise from...

Wooden sculptures are ruminations on the systems around us

Apr. 18, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Talk to Christian Benefiel for any length of time, and it becomes apparent that he’s an abstract thinker who can get lost in contemplation. His ideas undoubtedly get transferred to his art work. His sculptures, both permanent...

This man brightens birthdays with ukulele and Hawaiian shirt

Apr. 18, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Robb Mapou’s love for the ukulele is infectious. The Rehoboth Beach resident has long found himself at home behind a microphone, playing the guitar since he was a kid. From the moment he announced the Pledge of...

Defense expert in Derek Chauvin trial faces Maryland lawsuit

Apr. 17, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The former chief medical examiner for Maryland who testified on behalf of the officer accused of killing George Floyd is a defendant in a federal lawsuit over the death of a man who died under circumstances similar to Floyd. Dr. David Fowler was chief...

Private school students walk out in support of Black teacher

Apr. 17, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 100 Baltimore private school students and teachers walked out of class Friday to show support for a Black teacher who resigned after posting a video describing her interaction with a white student. Adrienne Knight, a middle school drama teacher...

Scrubbed raw, hundreds of Civil War era gravestones defaced

Apr. 17, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (AP) — Bridget Blake walked through the historic cemetery behind All Hallows Episcopal Chapel in Davidsonville and cried. She didn’t grieve for the loss of a loved one but for the destruction to over 160 gravestones sloppily scrubbed clean by unknown people. ...

Lawyers don't seek trial delay in newspaper shooting case

Apr. 16, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for a man who killed five people at a Maryland newspaper said Friday they will not seek a delay at this time for the second phase of his trial to determine whether he is not criminally responsible due to insanity for the attack nearly three years ago. ...