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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,...

Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 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...

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. ...

Maryland professor observes elections up close

Jun. 25, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — When Ukrainians went to the polls in 2019 and elected President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, a Maryland election judge was there to observe the democratic process play out. Todd Becker has observed foreign elections for decades with the Organization for Security and...

States brace for fight over gun laws after high court ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s decision overturning a gun-permitting law in New York has states with robust firearms restrictions scrambling to respond on two fronts — to figure out what concealed-carry measures they might be allowed to impose while also preparing to defend a...

States with strict gun-permitting laws consider next steps

Jun. 23, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York state law that had restricted who could obtain a permit to carry a gun in public. Under the law in place since 1913, New York residents needed to show proper cause, or an actual need, to carry a concealed handgun in public for self-defense.....

Live updates | American Medical Association weighs in

Jun. 23, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling on New York's gun law: The American Medical Association has called the ruling a “harmful and deeply disturbing decision.’’ "Firearm violence is a public health crisis, and easier access to weapons and fewer restrictions on...

Teen pleads guilty in Baltimore shooting of Israeli man

Jun. 23, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an Israeli man who was visiting Baltimore for a wedding last year. Rasheed Morris, 17, is the second of three people charged in the May 2021 shooting death of Efraim Gordon,...

Slain deputy remembered as friend, role model, protector

Jun. 23, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot last week as he tried to arrest a fugitive was remembered Tuesday as a protector, a father and a beloved friend with an infectious smile. Friends, family, dignitaries and more than 1,000 officers from...