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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Judge blocks release of Coast Guard officer called terrorist

U.S. 05/13/19, 15:40

A federal judge in Maryland on Monday blocked the release of a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling combat gear and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists.U.S. District Judge George Hazel agreed to revoke a magistrate's ...

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