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Gun advocates criticize task force for leaving them out

Aug. 15, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gun rights advocates in Maryland expressed frustration at being left off of a county task force that is studying ways to reduce gun violence during a meeting Thursday night, as supporters of stronger gun-control measures thanked members for their work. The Anne Arundel County Gun...

Maryland panel on lynching begins study of killings

Aug. 12, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland commission that will research at least 40 lynchings committed in the state between 1854 and 1933 and make recommendations about reconciliation held its first meeting Monday. The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission meeting was largely organizational, with...

Prosecutors to see mental health records in newspaper attack

Jul. 31, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors in the case of a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper can review records relating to his mental health since he has been incarcerated, a judge ruled Wednesday. Judge Laura Ripken's ruling comes as attorneys in the case have been battling over...

New Naval Academy superintendent takes command

Jul. 27, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy says infrastructure and preventing sexual assault are two of the top challenges facing the institution. The Capital reports that Vice Adm. Sean Buck says infrastructure must improve to meet modern technological demands and rising tides...

Judge in newspaper shooting case rules on evidence sharing

Jul. 17, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to hire their own psychiatrist to conduct a second mental health evaluation for a man accused of killing five people at a newspaper last year, but the judge granted their requests for his tax returns, as well as records...

Drowned Maryland kayaker identified as Secret Service agent

Jul. 2, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Secret Service agent has been identified as one of four who died in incidents on Maryland waterways over the weekend. News outlets report Special Agent Stephanie Hancock died when her kayak overturned in Annapolis' Spa Creek on Saturday. The Baltimore Sun reports Natural...

Memorial held for 5 slain Capital Gazette employees

Jun. 28, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Journalists honored the five Capital Gazette employees who were shot to death in their newsroom last year by unveiling a plaque Friday with the names of the dead in a garden next to five rosebushes. The plaque in the waterside park acknowledges Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen, John...

A year after newsroom attack, journalists embraced by city

Jun. 26, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Standing ovations. A surge in subscriptions. Hugs from random readers. At a time when journalists are being vilified as "the enemy of the people," staff members at the Capital Gazette newspaper are feeling the embrace of a grateful community, one year after a gunman went on a newsroom...

Judge orders holding newspaper shooting trial in 2 phases

Jun. 25, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered that the trial for a man charged with killing five people at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland to be held in two parts and granted a request for more time to conduct a mental health review by the state health department. Judge Laura Ripken granted a...

Memorial proposed for fallen journalists year after shooting

Jun. 23, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The publisher of a Maryland newspaper where a gunman killed five people last year is pushing for a national monument to fallen journalists. Tribune Publishing Chairman David Dreier announced Sunday that a bipartisan group of lawmakers will introduce legislation this week to establish...