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Contact tracing revs up in some states as omicron reaches US

Dec. 03, 2021 21:18 PM EST

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it can thwart vaccines. ...

Ravens waive T Cedric Ogbuehi

Dec. 03, 2021 18:43 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens waived tackle Cedric Ogbuehi on Friday. The team announced the move shortly after Ogbuehi was ruled out of Sunday's game at Pittsburgh with a thigh injury. Ogbuehi has appeared in two games this season with the Ravens and...

Trial begins for man who claimed panhandler killed wife

Dec. 03, 2021 18:13 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A trial has begun for a man accused of killing his wife and blaming her death on a Baltimore panhandler. Keith Smith told police that his wife, Jacquelyn, an engineer at an Army facility, was trying to give money to a panhandler when she was robbed and...

Homeowner tries to smoke out snakes, burns down house

Dec. 03, 2021 17:14 PM EST

POOLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland home was accidentally burned to the ground by an owner trying to get rid of a snake infestation, officials said. The homeowner in Poolesville, a town about 25 miles (about 40 kilometers) outside of Washington D.C., was attempting to...

Maryland confirms 3 omicron coronavirus variant cases

Dec. 03, 2021 16:48 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland health officials have confirmed the first three cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus in residents of the state, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday. All three cases are from the Baltimore metropolitan region, officials said....

Turgeon out as Maryland men's hoops coach; Manning interim

Dec. 03, 2021 15:49 PM EST

Mark Turgeon's tenure at Maryland is over, less than a month after the start of his 11th season at the helm. Again, the Terrapins were struggling to reach their potential — although the abrupt change still came with a jolt, just eight games into the 2021-22 campaign. ...

Gubernatorial candidate would work, live in Baltimore

Dec. 03, 2021 12:42 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Annapolis has been Maryland’s capital for centuries, but one candidate for governor says if he’s elected, he’d work and live in Baltimore for most of the year. Rushern Baker, a Democrat who served as the Prince George’s County executive from...

Maryland man pleads guilty to bank fraud conspiracy

Dec. 03, 2021 08:40 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to his role in a bid to victimize businesses and cause losses totaling more than $4 million through a stolen check scheme. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland says in a news release that Oyekanmi Oworu, 35, of...

Reese, Owusu lead No. 8 Maryland women past Miami

Dec. 02, 2021 23:14 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Angel Reese had a career-high 26 points and 15 rebounds, Ashley Owusu scored 22 and No. 8 Maryland defeated Miami 82-74 on Thursday night. Reese recorded her fifth double-double of the season as the Terrapins (7-2) extended the nation’s...

Holden carries Towson past Long Island-Brooklyn 72-63

Dec. 02, 2021 22:53 PM EST

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Cam Holden had 21 points as Towson topped Long Island 72-63 on Thursday night. Charles Thompson had 13 points for Towson (5-3). Nicolas Timberlake pulled 11 rebounds and Antonio Rizzuto collared six boards. Isaac Kante had 17...