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 ...

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 ...

3 more Maryland medical board members resign amid scandal

U.S. 05/07/19, 17:41

Three members of the University of Maryland Medical System's board resigned, the system announced Tuesday, in the ongoing aftermath of a scandal involving financial arrangements that recently led Baltimore's mayor to resign.The medical system announced that board chairman Stephen Burch is resigning effective July 1. Kevin O'Connor also resigned effective ...

Baltimore mayor, a Democrat, says her $500K book deal was a ‘mistake’

U.S. 03/28/19, 19:23

Baltimore's mayor on Thursday described a lucrative arrangement to sell her self-published children's books to a university-based health care system as a "regrettable mistake" and offered apologies for "any lack of confidence or disappointment" citizens and colleagues may be feeling. At a City Hall news conference, Mayor Catherine Pugh provided five ...

Suspect arrested in shooting outside Baltimore hospital

U.S. 02/04/19, 18:52

A Baltimore hospital went on lockdown Monday after a 24-year-old employee was critically wounded by a gunman near an ambulance bay at the University of Maryland Medical Center.Lt. Col. Kevin Jones of the Baltimore Police Department said the shooter was arrested with a loaded pistol a few blocks away from ...

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