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Officials: Maryland county must open private beach to public

Aug. 20, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

MAYO, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Natural Resources Department is mandating a county open up a small stretch of beach access to the public, saying it's been used privately and in violation of grant agreements for 30 years. The Capital reports the department stated Anne Arundel County has allowed a community...

Maryland to invest nearly $10M in rural broadband expansion

Aug. 20, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland is making available nearly $10 million for efforts to bring reliable and affordable internet service to residents of rural communities. Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement Monday that the $9.9 million will be the first installment of a five-year, $100 million...

Maryland woman accused of twice trying to rob Delaware home

Aug. 20, 2019 4:34 AM EDT

FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — A Maryland woman is accused of trying to rob the same Delaware home twice. News outlets report 42-year-old Maureen E. Gray was arrested last week on charges including second-degree burglary and attempted theft. State police say Gray entered the unlocked Frankford home late Thursday...

Dini's first MLB HR carries Royals past skidding Orioles 5-4

Aug. 19, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — To most of the 11,659 fans in attendance and the rest of the baseball world, it was little more than a meaningless game between two teams long out of contention. For Nick Dini, his family and friends, it was an unforgettable experience. Dini hit his first major league homer in the seventh...

Maryland Democrats want to move on ahead education plan

Aug. 19, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Democrats are pledging to move forward with a commission's plan to improve the state's schools, after the state's Republican governor described it as "fiscally irresponsible." The Baltimore Sun reported that Democrats who control the General Assembly expressed support for...

Supreme Court asked to take up 'Serial' podcast murder case

Aug. 19, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for a Maryland man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial" are asking the Supreme Court to step into the case. Lawyers for defendant Adnan Syed say in court papers Monday that the justices should order a new trial for Syed and reverse a Maryland court...

Correction: Gun Safety Rally story

Aug. 19, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a gun safety rally, The Associated Press reported the wrong spelling of the first name of the Baltimore City Council president. His name is Brandon Scott. A corrected version of the story is below: Advocates for gun safety to rally in Baltimore Advocates for gun...

Maryland man finds newborn baby abandoned in woods

Aug. 19, 2019 9:12 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say a passerby found a newborn baby girl abandoned in a wooded area, and they've now identified the mother. News outlets report Montgomery County Police responded to a call about a newborn baby found in Silver Spring, Maryland, Friday evening. In a statement ,...

Authorities fighting Maryland brush fire find burned body

Aug. 19, 2019 4:17 AM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say firefighters working to extinguish a brush fire off of U.S. Route 50 found the remains of a burned body. The Washington Post reports Prince George's County police and fire officials say the body was found early Saturday in Bowie. Police spokeswoman Cpl. Kyndle...

Attorneys seek dismissal of Annapolis public housing suit

Aug. 18, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Attorneys for the city of Annapolis, Maryland, are asking a federal judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit that contends the city has discriminated against people who live in public housing. The Capital Gazette reports that attorneys say conditions of public housing aren't exclusive to...