‘Misguided politics’ blamed for release of accused rapists and murderers held in sanctuary counties

U.S. 11/25/19, 02:31

A federal agency responsible for enforcing immigration and countering transnational crime criticised two Maryland counties for preventing foreign nationals from being detained for serious criminal offenses on Nov. 22. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has asked Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince George’s counties to reconsider their non-cooperation policies that compel the ...

Montgomery County, Maryland, leaves sanctuary policy after sex crimes committed by illegal immigrants skyrocket

U.S. 11/09/19, 10:40

Montgomery County Democratic Executive Marc Elrich "silently" and partially reversed the sanctuary policy after sex crimes allegedly committed by illegal aliens skyrocketed. The Community Trust Executive Order, signed by Elrich himself in July, prohibited ICE agents from accessing Montgomery County jails in Maryland to detain illegal aliens before they were released, ...

9th illegal alien in Maryland sanctuary county charged with rape

U.S. 09/19/19, 06:52

An illegal alien was detained after reportedly raping a female in the sanctuary county of Montgomery County, Maryland, in less than two months in the region, making it the ninth illegal alien charged with rape or sex crimes against children. Twenty-three-year-old illegal alien Josue Gomez-Gonzalez was detained this week after supposedly ...

Rains strand Washington drivers, flood White House basement

U.S. 07/08/19, 13:47

A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House's, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region. Water gushed into the press workspace in the basement near the White House's West Wing. Government employees worked to drain puddles of standing water with ...

Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

U.S. 06/19/19, 11:03

A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland, at least the second theft case involving the research facility.Robert Rumsby, 29, of Fredericksburg, Virginia, told investigators he took dog tags that belonged to four U.S. airmen ...

Millionaire gets 9 years for deadly fire above tunnels

U.S. 06/17/19, 13:28

A wealthy stock trader was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. Daniel Beckwitt, 28, apologized to the parents of 21-year-old Askia Khafra, who was burned ...

Maryland gun shop robbery leaves 1 dead; 4 at large

U.S. 06/13/19, 11:29

Maryland Police responding to a burglary at a Rockville gun shop say one person is dead and four others are at large and "armed and dangerous" after a clash with authorities.News outlets report five men used a stolen vehicle to smash into the gun shop early Thursday morning. Investigators responded ...

Judge won’t order new trial in Maryland nuclear bunker death

U.S. 06/13/19, 11:11

A judge has refused to order a new trial for a wealthy stock trader convicted of murder in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home.Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Margaret Schweitzer on Thursday rejected a ...

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan won’t test Trump in GOP primary

2020 Campaign 06/01/19, 20:16

Maryland's Larry Hogan, the popular Republican governor in a liberal-leaning state, says he won't challenge President Donald Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020. Hogan, who was elected to his second term last fall, says in a Washington Post interview that "I'm not going to be a candidate for president in ...

Report: Pennsylvania must do more to help Chesapeake Bay

U.S. 05/28/19, 09:49

A nonprofit that tracks pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is once again lambasting Pennsylvania for not doing enough to protect the nation's largest estuary.The Chesapeake Bay Foundation released a report Tuesday that says Pennsylvania's plan to reduce pollution is "woefully inadequate."States are tasked with keeping farm manure and storm water ...

Maryland physicians to be employed outside athletics

Sports 05/23/19, 15:02

The University of Maryland will have medical staff tending to the school's sports teams employed outside of the athletics department.This would include the head team physician, athletic trainers, nutritionists and mental health practitioners.The directive, announced Thursday, fulfills recommendations from an external safety review following the death last year of Maryland ...

Downpours, runoff lead to decline in Chesapeake Bay’s health

U.S. 05/21/19, 17:08

The overall health of America's largest estuary declined last year due to the effects of record-breaking precipitation washing more pollutants into the water, but scientists described the difficult year as a dip for the Chesapeake Bay and not a disaster.For an annual report card evaluating the 200-mile-long (322-kilometer-long) bay, researchers ...

Filly dies on track at Pimlico the day before Preakness

Sports 05/17/19, 16:21

A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown.Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83-degree heat and was eased to the finish line.The Florida-bred 3-year-old was ...

Maryland teen found dead in creek; 3 charged with murder

U.S. 05/17/19, 07:48

A missing Maryland teen has been found dead in a Riverdale creek, where authorities say she beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed with a machete by teens involved with MS-13.Prince George's County police tell news outlets that the teens were afraid 14-year-old Ariana Funes-Diaz would alert authorities about a ...

Criticized Maryland chancellor won’t seek contract extension

Football 05/16/19, 13:58

The chancellor of Maryland's university system said Thursday he will step down next year, after state lawmakers cut funding from the system's budget by an amount equal to his annual salary to express displeasure in the system's handling of a University of Maryland football player's death and how the chancellor ...

5 states announce new suits over prescription opioids

U.S. 05/16/19, 10:50

Five state attorneys general announced lawsuits Thursday seeking to hold the drug industry responsible for an opioid addiction crisis that has become the biggest cause of accidental deaths across the country and in many states.The new filings in Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, West Virginia and Wisconsin mean 45 states have now ...

Ex-Episcopal bishop who killed bicyclist gets out of prison

U.S. 05/14/19, 12:58

A former Episcopal bishop who fatally struck a bicyclist while drunk and texting behind the wheel more than four years ago has been released from a Maryland prison.Heather Cook was the second-highest-ranking Episcopal leader in the mid-Atlantic state when the fatal Baltimore crash occurred two days after Christmas 2014. Her ...

Baltimore politicians, track owners duel over Pimlico future

Sports 05/14/19, 02:07

Aptly nicknamed Old Hilltop, antiquated Pimlico Race Course has finally reached the point where its illustrious past might not be enough to assure a vibrant future.The 144th Preakness will be run Saturday at Pimlico, and will be back next year, too. After that, well, nobody can predict the fate of ...

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