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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 30, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Record low numbers prompt limits on Chesapeake Bay crabbing

Jun. 30, 2022 13:30 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — New restrictions on crabbing in the Chesapeake Bay will take effect this year after the blue crab count plummeted to its lowest level since surveys began in 1990. Tighter harvest limits are being issued by both Maryland and Virginia as officials and industry...

Enviros train drone pilots to find and pursue pollution

Jun. 30, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

POOLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — When environmentalist Brent Walls saw a milky-white substance in a stream flowing through a rural stretch of central Pennsylvania, he suspected the nearby rock mine was violating the law. Recent rains had filled the ponds at the mine that allow sediment to...

Former Hogan aide faces additional federal charge

Jun. 29, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors have filed an additional charge against a former aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan for allegedly falsifying records. A superseding indictment was announced against Roy McGrath by the U.S. attorney's office on Tuesday in a case that alleges he...

Crews battle Maryland summer camp fire, no injuries reported

Jun. 29, 2022 15:27 PM EDT

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — Crews battled a fire at an overnight summer camp in western Maryland on Wednesday morning, but no injuries were reported, officials said. Firefighters were initially dispatched about 7:30 a.m. for a report of a fire in a building at Camp Airy for Boys in...

Maryland's highest court reinstates murder conviction

Jun. 28, 2022 14:12 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's highest court has reinstated the murder conviction of a man who helped kill two Montgomery County high school students. The Maryland Court of Appeals issued its ruling on Monday in the case of Rony Galicia, of Boyds, Maryland. The...

Baltimore council passes police accountability board bill

Jun. 28, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s City Council passed a bill Monday to create a police accountability board. The bill passed with several amendments, news outlets reported. The amendments include allowing former officers to serve on the board and giving the police department two weeks...

Salisbury bars confront late-night brawls, share 'ban list'

Jun. 26, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A bar in downtown Salisbury is sharing its list of banned customers with other saloons in an effort to combat increasing violence at the city's watering holes. WBOC-TV reports that recent brawls in Salisbury bars included people using bar stools as weapons...

Telling a story of healing through a child's eyes

Jun. 26, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Todd McElwee’s children sprung into action after their father was rushed to the emergency room on Christmas Day in 2018. During the month their father was hospitalized, McElwee’s children made it their mission to help him heal. They crafted cards,...

Mistrial in murder case against Baltimore's 'Wheelie Queen'

Jun. 25, 2022 11:39 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A hung jury has resulted in the mistrial of a Baltimore woman known as the “Wheelie Queen” who was accused of fatally stabbing her girlfriend. Newsoutlets report that a judge declared the mistrial Friday after nine hours of deliberations over two days. ...