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Hogan directs police to suspend Maryland gun carry standard

Jul. 05, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan directed the state police Tuesday to suspend the state's “good and substantial reason” standard for permits to carry handguns after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar New York law last month. Hogan said the New York law...

Detroit targets old industry sites to improve neighborhoods

Jul. 05, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — One of the first things 84-year-old Mahalie Wilson sees when she steps out of her home on Detroit's east side is the brick, steel and concrete skeleton of the long-vacant Packard plant that looms over the neighborhood. Built in the early 1900s and still churning out...

Mother of abandoned newborn receives 18-month sentence

Jul. 04, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — The mother of a newborn girl who was found abandoned in the woods has been sentenced to 18 months of incarceration but may be able to serve much of the time in a residential facility. The Capital newspaper reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Stacy...

O's beat Rangers 7-6 on a hit batter, 37-44 at midpoint

Jul. 04, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jorge Mateo limped to first base when Matt Moore hit him near the left knee with the bases loaded in the 10th inning, and the Baltimore Orioles reached the season's halfway point by coming from behind late to beat the Texas Rangers 7-6 Monday. Rookie Adley...

2 dead, 9 injured in weekend shootings in Baltimore

Jul. 04, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people have been killed and nine others have been wounded in shootings in Baltimore over the July Fourth weekend. Police said a man died after he was shot in the McElderry Park neighborhood early Sunday morning. The Baltimore Sun reports that...

Nonprofit sues over Baltimore police records requests

Jul. 03, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) — A lawsuit recently filed by a Baltimore nonprofit alleges the city department that handles police records is improperly shielding police misconduct documents. The suit brought by the transparency advocacy group Open Justice Baltimore and two journalists...

Maryland man indicted on 18 charges in deputy's killing

Jul. 03, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The 21-year-old Maryland man accused of killing a sheriff's deputy in June has been indicted on a total of 18 charges. Austin Jacob Allen Davidson was indicted last week on charges including first- and second-degree murder, using a firearm in the commission...

Simulation lab offers practice for real-life emergencies

Jul. 03, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The patients at a new training lab for UPMC Western Maryland staff can’t draw a breath, though it might seem like they can by the rise and fall of their chests. The hospital recently opened up its new simulation lab, where nursing staff will have...

High court marshal seeks enforcement of anti-picketing laws

Jul. 02, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court has asked Maryland and Virginia officials to enforce laws she says prohibit picketing outside the homes of the justices who live in the two states. “For weeks on end, large groups of protesters chanting slogans, using...

Maryland Comptroller Franchot tests positive for COVID-19

Jul. 02, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democratic candidate for governor, has tested positive for COVID-19. Franchot tweeted that he tested positive Friday night and was experiencing “very mild” symptoms. “I will be quarantining, and...