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Relief program aims to keep local Maryland restaurants open

Oct. 27, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Some Maryland restaurants and food-service businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic will be eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in aid, officials announced Tuesday. The relief program was announced Tuesday by Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, The Capital Gazette...

Voters stand in line to cast their ballots inside the Pip Moyer Recreation Center, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 in Annapolis, Md., on the first day of in-person early voting in the state. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Maryland breaks record for early voting on 1st day

Oct. 26, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters lined up on Monday for a busy, record-breaking first day of in-person early voting in the state. While more than 1.6 million Maryland residents have requested mail-in ballots amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, residents at early voting centers said they felt...

Five people escape boat fire on the Chesapeake Bay

Oct. 26, 2020 10:10 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Five boaters have been able to escape from a burning vessel in the Chesapeake Bay. The Capitol Gazette reports that the incident occurred Saturday afternoon off the southern end of Maryland's Kent Island. Authorities said the fire broke out near the engine cabin of a 45-foot...

Maryland parents turn to tutoring for kids amid pandemic

Oct. 25, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Severna Park parent recreated a classroom in the basement of her home and on the days she can, will sit next to her 7-year-old to help online learning though she saw the first grader struggle to keep up. But Carly Knott also hired tutors, a decision she started to make after the...

Army quarterback Cade Ballard, right, celebrates a touchdown with teammates Jordyn Law, Noah Knapp (65) and Mike Johnson (59) during an NCAA college football game against UTSA on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. Army won 28-16. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

The Latest: Army-Navy game being moved to West Point

Oct. 23, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

The 121st Army-Navy game will be played at West Point’s Michie Stadium instead of the traditional site in Philadelphia. The academies made the announcement Friday. The move is being made due to attendance limits placed on outdoor events in Pennsylvania because of the novel coronavirus. Those limits would...

Police: 4 shot, 1 fatally, in Annapolis

Oct. 18, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Four people were shot, one fatally, in Maryland's capital city early Sunday, police said. Annapolis officers responded to several reports of shots fired just after midnight, the Capital Gazette reported. Upon arrival, officers found a man behind a residence with injuries consistent...

State corrections officer accused of falsely filing overtime

Oct. 17, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland state corrections officer has been accused of faking tens of thousands of dollars in overtime, the state attorney general said this week. Lt. Brent Spooner, 42, of Severn was indicted Oct. 9 by an Anne Arundel County grand jury on theft charges, The Capital Gazette...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, the MGM lion stands in front of the 23-story hotel during a preview tour of the MGM National Harbor hotel and casino in Oxon Hill, Md. Maryland voters are deciding two statewide ballot questions with significant financial ramifications for future years, including whether to allow sports betting and if the legislature should have more power over the state budget. Details such as where sports betting would be allowed will be decided later.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Maryland voters to decide on sports betting, budget powers

Oct. 15, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters are deciding two statewide ballot questions with significant financial ramifications for future years, including whether to allow sports betting and if the legislature should have more power over the state budget. State lawmakers decided this year to ask voters whether...

Group offers mentorship, collaboration for Maryland artists

Oct. 11, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Hood2Good, a collaborative group of local student artists, just wrapped up its second showcase of the season when the coronavirus pandemic shuttered entertainment venues, including the group’s home base — Bowen Theatre at Maryland Hall. Maryland Hall, a performance arts...

Maryland Senate Republicans elect new leadership

Oct. 10, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republicans in the Maryland Senate elected new leadership on Saturday. The Senate Republican Caucus elected Sen. Bryan Simonaire, of Anne Arundel County, as minority leader. The caucus also elected Sen. Michael Hough as minority whip. Hough’s district includes parts of...