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Maryland state offices to close for Juneteenth

Jun. 17, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State government agencies and offices in Maryland will be closed Friday in observance of the new Juneteenth National Independence Day. Gov. Larry Hogan’s announcement came Thursday, the same day that President Joe Biden signed legislation...

Who won? Mystery in small town after $731M Powerball win

Jun. 17, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

LONACONING, Md. (AP) — There haven’t been a lot of big wins in this little town tucked between gentle green mountains in Maryland’s far western reaches. Coal brought work, then took it away. The railroad meant prosperity, then stopped running. They made glass here, and then they...

DC man gets nearly 5 years for Maryland gun store theft

Jun. 17, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Washington, D.C., man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for stealing firearms from a Maryland gun store. The Justice Department announced Wednesday that Xyavion Lawrence, 20, was sentenced for theft of firearms from a federal firearms...

FBI: Hikers find body in Catoctin Mountain Park

Jun. 16, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — FBI agents in Baltimore are working to identify a woman whose dismembered body was found over the weekend at a park near the Camp David presidential retreat. Authorities on Wednesday said they responded to the national park on Saturday after a...

Police: 1 killed, 5 wounded in Baltimore shooting

Jun. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — One person was killed and five others were wounded Wednesday when gunmen walked up a street and opened fire on a Baltimore block from an intersection, the city's police commissioner said. Commissioner Michael Harrison said that the shooting erupted in a...

A season removed from MVP, Ravens' Jackson has room to grow

Jun. 16, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lamar Jackson understands how Baltimore's passing game is perceived. In particular, he realizes that big plays have been lacking at times. “People are always saying we throw short, intermediate routes and stuff like that...

Longtime Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan dies at age 92

Jun. 16, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Jim Phelan, the bow-tied basketball coach who won 830 games during nearly a half-century at Mount St. Mary's, has died. He was 92. The athletic department at Mount St. Mary's said Wednesday that Phelan died overnight at his home in Emmitsburg. ...

Aide says former Homeland Security head Tom Ridge had stroke

Jun. 16, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge suffered a stroke Wednesday at his home in suburban Washington, D.C., a longtime aide to the former Pennsylvania governor said. Ridge was taken by ambulance from the home in Bethesda, Maryland, to...

The Latest: Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at parks

Jun. 15, 2021 19:37 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney plans to restart fireworks shows at its theme parks in Florida and California in the latest move by the company to ease up on pandemic restrictions implemented last year. The company said Tuesday that firework shows would resume at the beginning...

Ravens' Dobbins still motivated after strong rookie season

Jun. 15, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — It took J.K. Dobbins only about a minute to mention where Pro Football Focus ranks him, something that is clearly giving him additional motivating these days. “That chip on my shoulder is pretty big. Just little fuel like PFF ranking me 26th,"...