Latest Maryland state government News

Maryland governor to testify at former aide's trial

Oct. 05, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will be called as a witness in the federal fraud trial of his former chief of staff, Roy McGrath, a rarity for a sitting governor. The Daily Record reports that the disclosure is part of a joint filing of proposed questions for prospective...

Maryland court says mail-in ballot count can start Saturday

Sep. 30, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland appeals court has rejected a request by Maryland’s Republican gubernatorial nominee to delay counting of mail-in ballots that could start as soon as Saturday. An order Thursday by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals denied an emergency request...

GOP gubernatorial nominee appeals early mail-in ballot count

Sep. 27, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for Maryland’s Republican gubernatorial nominee announced Tuesday that they're challenging an order allowing the counting of mail-in ballots before Election Day. C. Edward Hartman, an attorney for Dan Cox, said a notice of appeal has been filed and...

Judiciary unveils Barbera’s portrait, a first for a woman

Sep. 24, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The official portrait of retired Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera was destined to be highly symbolic, as it would be the first of 24 such drawings of the state’s top jurists going back to 1778 to feature a woman. But contained in the...

Judge: Maryland can start counting mail-in ballots earlier

Sep. 23, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge granted an emergency petition on Friday filed by the Maryland State Board of Elections to enable the counting of mail-in ballots earlier than they were during the state's July primary. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge James Bonifant...

Maryland announces settlement with Kushner-owned company

Sep. 23, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A property management company owned by the family of former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has agreed to pay a $3.25 million civil penalty and restitution to settle a 2019 lawsuit in Maryland over allegations of charging tenants illegal fees and...

Officials: Man who pointed gun at officers fatally shot

Sep. 20, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

RIVERDALE PARK, Md. (AP) — A police officer fatally shot a man who pointed a handgun at officers at a Maryland home on Monday afternoon, officials said. Riverdale Park Police officers were called to a home on Oglethorpe Street for a report of a suicidal man with access to firearms,...

‘Serial’ case: Adnan Syed released, conviction tossed

Sep. 19, 2022 20:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Monday ordered the release of Adnan Syed after overturning Syed’s conviction for the 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee — a case that was chronicled in the hit podcast “Serial,” a true-crime series that transfixed listeners and...

Officers fatally shoot man in domestic violence incident

Sep. 17, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

HARWOOD, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland responding to a domestic violence incident fatally shot a man early Saturday after he pointed a firearm at officers, authorities said. No officers were injured during the incident in Harwood, according to a news release from the office of...

Officers won't be charged in man's death after stun gun used

Sep. 13, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Five western Maryland police officers won’t face charges in a Virginia man's death that occurred days after officers shocked him with a stun gun during an altercation, officials announced Monday. Frederick Police said Daniel Michael Holley, 23, died at a...