Latest Maryland News

Protests in Baltimore resume as city leaders plead for peace

May. 30, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Hundreds of protesters marched and drove through Baltimore to protest the death of George Floyd, as city leaders pleaded for peaceful demonstrations. At a news conference Saturday, city leaders invoked the riots that took place five years ago after Freddie Gray died in police custody and...

Baltimore officer suspended; video shows woman knocked out

May. 30, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore police officer has been suspended after video shows him punching a woman and knocking her out after she confronted another officer. The police department said Saturday that Commissioner Michael Harrison has also ordered an investigation of the incident. The video, posted on...

Maryland lawmakers form police accountability workgroup

May. 30, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers on Saturday announced a group of legislators to address issues concerning police accountability. The interim workgroup will start meeting this summer and make recommendations for next year’s legislative session. “Policing in America is broken. While...

Maryland colleges will use mix of in-person, remote learning

May. 30, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The 12 state schools that constitute the University System of Maryland will use a mix of in-person and remote learning when they reopen in the fall. The system, which includes the flagship University of Maryland at College Park, announced a framework Friday for schools to respond...

This  photo combo shows, from left, Baltimore Mayor Bernard

Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary

May. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s most consequential election in a generation is set to take place next week, when voters will be looking for a leader who can rein in violent crime, address entrenched poverty and restore steadily eroding trust in local government. Although Tuesday's election is a...

Maryland governor issues 2 orders related to coronavirus

May. 29, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday extended a moratorium on utility shutoffs and residential late fees to July 1. It prohibits electric, gas, water, sewage, phone, cable TV and internet service provider companies from shutting off residential customer service or charging any...

Maryland AG: Closed mill is still polluting the Potomac

May. 29, 2020 9:50 AM EDT

LUKE, Md. (AP) — Maryland's attorney general says byproducts from a closed paper mill are continuing to pollute the Potomac River. The Baltimore Sun reports that AG Brian Frosh made the claims in a federal lawsuit that was filed Thursday. The suit involves a mill in the town of Luke in Allegany County....

Report: Baltimore employees fired for taking improper trips

May. 29, 2020 9:28 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Baltimore city employees were fired after an investigation revealed they falsified obituaries to receive bereavement leave and were pictured vacationing on days they were supposed to be working or on sick leave, according to a report from the city’s inspector general. The report...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

This photo provided by the Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office, Thursday May 28, 2020, shows Peter Manfredonia. The college student wanted in connection with two killings and a kidnapping in Connecticut was taken into custody in Maryland after authorities tracked him to a truck stop, according to new details released by police on Thursday. (Washington County, Maryland, Sheriff's Office via AP)

Police: Man wanted in 2 slayings surrendered peacefully

May. 28, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A college student wanted in connection with two killings in Connecticut was taken into custody when he walked out of a wooded area in Maryland and surrendered peacefully to officers who had their guns drawn, ending six days on the run in several states and providing some relief to...