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Chaplain ponders how community moves forward after shootings

Apr. 10, 2021 09:16 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Chaplain Lt. Col. Gregory “Scott” Jackson was in his office at the Fort Detrick chapel, surrounded by his books, when he learned the post was on lockdown. He locked the door. Sirens blared. His wife sent him messages. ...

Maryland governor vetoes 3 police reform bills

Apr. 09, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday that he has vetoed three police reform measures approved by the Democrat-controlled General Assembly, all measures passed with enough votes to override the vetoes. The Republican governor vetoed...

Naval Academy to hold commissioning in person this year

Apr. 09, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy will hold its graduation and commissioning ceremony in person at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium this year, the academy said Friday. The commissioning ceremony is scheduled for May 28 in Annapolis, Maryland. ...

Disparities in vaccine allocation prompt equity initiatives

Apr. 09, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

Statewide disparities in COVID-19 vaccinations expose barriers that underserved populations face in avoiding life-threatening infection. Maryland’s early vaccination rollout shows a pattern of racial disparity mostly among Black and Latino residents. Healthcare...

Cicadas will soon invade the state of Maryland

Apr. 09, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

Brood X, a new generation of cicadas, will begin to show up in Maryland in the next few weeks, after a 17-year-long hiatus. These periodical cicadas — cicadas that emerge every 17 years — are only found along the eastern half of the United States, according to...

Hogan creates panel to address rising anti-Asian hate crimes

Apr. 09, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland U.S. attorney will chair a panel to address anti-Asian violence and discrimination, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday. Former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur will lead the statewide workgroup to develop strategies, recommendations and...

Police: Off-duty Pentagon officer charged in fatal shooting

Apr. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say they have charged an off-duty Pentagon police officer with second-degree murder in the shootings of two men outside a condominium building in Takoma Park. The Washington Post reported Friday that the officer has been...

Group tallies cost of reducing bay pollution from Pa.

Apr. 09, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

An environmental group says that Pennsylvania would have to spend more than $500 million a year to meet a looming deadline for reducing pollution that flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The York Daily Record reported this week that the group is called PennFuture. It has made...

Hogan vetoes bill prohibiting juvenile life sentences

Apr. 08, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a pair of vetoes Thursday night, including a measure that would prevent juveniles charged as adults from being sentenced to life in prison without parole and a bill that would expand the state’s prevailing wage law on public works...

Mancini given standing ovation in home return from cancer

Apr. 08, 2021 20:34 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore first baseman Trey Mancini was given a standing ovation when introduced Thursday before the Orioles home opener and again before his first home at-bat following treatment for colon cancer. The 29-year-old was diagnosed during spring training...