Latest Frederick News

State's Attorney's Office gets new program associate

Oct. 17, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICK (AP) — For the newest member of the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office, sentencing can actually be a positive start to the day. Lindsay Barnhart, the community and diversion programs legal office associate, spent part of Tuesday morning in the...

Frederick detention center unveils new digital mail system

Oct. 12, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Detention Center will be implementing a new electronic mail system after attempts to mail contraband to inmates. The detention center will begin a mail scanning service and require inmates to view letter electronically starting...

30 years later, Camp Jamie remains a healing space for youth

Oct. 03, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Last year, during the first week of March, Kim Camelotto’s son, Anthony, joined a fifth-grade class at North Frederick Elementary School. It was his second time at a new school in less than a year. Ten months earlier, his dad had died suddenly at...

Maryland tween’s cake raises thousands for ag education

Sep. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Baking a triple coconut cake might seem like an odd choice for 12-year-old Eva O’Hara of Walkersville. She doesn’t even like coconut. But O’Hara, a seventh grader at Walkersville Middle School, wanted a rich flavor to wow the judges at The...

Maryland winery workers take to the vines for yearly harvest

Sep. 11, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — As a hazy mist rose out from the hills along a Mount Airy vineyard and the early-morning skies radiated a soft pink glow, only the hustling of grape-pickers could be heard in the otherwise silent terrain. The grapes gathered on this picturesque...

Kids rescued from Maryland school bus caught in flood waters

Sep. 02, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

THURMONT, Md. (AP) — First responders in western Maryland used a boat to rescue 10 children and a driver from a school bus caught in rising flood waters as the remnants of Hurricane Ida dumped heavy rainfall on Wednesday afternoon. Frederick County Sheriff’s Office...

Md. senior bowling group members value exercise, camaraderie

Aug. 29, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — It was easy to see Jackie McMahon was laughing, but not so easy to hear over the cacophony of crashing pins and rolling balls. One by one, her friends went up for their shot. They picked up the small duckpin bowling ball and swung it down the lane....

Maryland deputies apprehend man with machete

Aug. 28, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Deputies in Maryland have apprehended a man who is facing charges after he was seen walking through a neighborhood waving a machete. The Frederick County County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies were dispatched to a neighborhood...

Troopers conduct copter rescue of 2 stranded on Shenandoah

Aug. 22, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police troopers conducted an aerial rescue of two people stranded on a bank of the Shenandoah River. Police say they dispatched a helicopter based at Frederick Municipal Airport shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday to the scene just south...

Md. puppy trainer helps people become better for their dogs

Aug. 21, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Indie, the German Shepherd mix, was about 11 months old when his owner, Ali Smith, noticed some unusual behavior. They were at a park in England — Smith’s home before she married and moved to Carroll County — when she watched her typically...