Tag: Maryland

Beer? Money? States and Cities Offer Incentives to Get Vaccinated.

Scoring a dose of the coronavirus vaccine in America, once the equivalent of a winning lottery ticket, has started to resemble something else: a clearance sale. So much so that some states and cities, which are struggling to fill appointments as the demand for vaccine wanes, are turning to an array of not-so-subtle incentives to […]

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Archaeologists Solve a Decades-Old Harriet Tubman Mystery

For at least two decades, historians had been searching for the site of the cabin in which Harriet Tubman lived with her family as a young adult. “Land records told us it was here somewhere,” said Julie M. Schablitsky, the chief archaeologist at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, who led an excavation […]

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Maryland Passes Sweeping Police Reform Legislation

Maryland lawmakers voted on Saturday to limit police officers’ use of force, restrict the use of no-knock warrants and repeal the nation’s first Bill of Rights for law enforcement, taking sweeping action to address police violence after nationwide demonstrations following the death of George Floyd. The Democratic-led legislature enacted the changes by overriding Gov. Larry […]

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As Nation Speeds to Vaccinate All, Maryland’s Path Shows Challenges Ahead

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — The path to quickly vaccinating the nation’s 250 million adults will be paved with pharmacy chains, hospitals and hulking stadiums where uniformed troops help inoculate thousands of people a day. But it will also rely on the recreation center at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden here, along with tiny storefront […]

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Baltimore On Track To Regain Control Of Its Police Department For The First Time In 160 Years

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Raymond Boyd / Getty Baltimore may regain local control over the city’s police department after 160 years of state control. A new bill could shift power over the agency after city leaders agreed on the transition process. The Baltimore Sun reported the legislation proposes an advisory board comprising 17-members, including the […]

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Maryland Moves to Repeal Its Bizarrely Pro-Confederate State Song

Photo: TASOS KATOPODIS (Getty Images) If your state’s song was written before 1995, there’s a very likely chance it’s racist as hell. The state legislature in Maryland voted on Monday to repeal its state song, which, as of now, is very pro-Confederate. Advertisement According to CNN, this is not the first attempt to repeal “Maryland, […]

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Maryland’s State Song, a Nod to the Confederacy, Nears Repeal

By Neil Vigdor For decades, Maryland has had a place on its books for a state song that has been frequently criticized for being a Civil War-era call-to-arms for the Confederacy, from its opening line referring to Abraham Lincoln as a “despot” to its scorn for “Northern scum!” Now, the song, “Maryland, My Maryland,” is […]

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Police Screamed at a 5-Year-Old and Told Him Handcuffs Would Be His ‘Best Friend’

Screen capture of police body camera footage of . (Montgomery County Department of Police.) The 5-year-old boy surrounded by two Maryland police officers was hysterical—screaming and crying so hard in his school principal’s office that he was having trouble catching his breath. Then one of the cops leaned down, got in his face, and screamed […]

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A List of Recent Mass Shootings in the United States

The bleak reality of a list like this is that it leaves out so many more. There have been dozens of mass shootings in the United States in just the past five years, according to the Violence Project, which maintains a database of attacks in which at least four people were killed. And before that, […]

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Maryland Legislators Vote to Pay the State’s HBCUs $577 Million Over the Next Decade in Massive Civil Rights Settlement

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a similar measure last year. The new settlement will now to go him to be signed into law. Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) Four historically Black universities and colleges in Maryland will benefit from a $577 million settlement related to a federal lawsuit first brought against the state 15 years […]

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Ex-Police Chief Charged With Attempted Murder After Arson Spree

The “target list” found on David M. Crawford’s cellphone pointed to a former police chief consumed with grievances in his personal and professional life, the authorities said. It named, among others, two doctors who had treated Mr. Crawford for a back injury, a woman who had led a training program for Mr. Crawford’s wife that […]

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‘I’m In This For We’: Mckayla Wilkes On Why She’s Challenging Steny Hoyer For His Seat In Congress

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Mckayla Wilkes / Mckayla Wilkes for Congress Last week Mckayla Wilkes officially launched her campaign to run for Congress in Maryland, with hopes to unseat Rep. Steny Hoyer, the longest-serving House Democrat who represents Maryland’s 5th Congressional District. It’s official! I’m launching my ‘22 campaign for Congress in MD-05. Steny Hoyer […]

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Who is Stewart Bainum? The New Owner of The Baltimore Sun

Journalists at other Tribune papers, which include The Chicago Tribune and The Daily News, have resisted the possible sale to Alden ever since the New York hedge fund revealed in November 2019 that it had bought nearly one-third of Tribune shares. Two Chicago Tribune investigative reporters wrote letters to civic luminaries urging them to buy […]

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Tom Perez on Democrats’ Mistakes and Why Iowa Shouldn’t Go First

Do you think that the D.N.C. should have devoted more attention and resources to down-ballot contests given the results in state legislative and congressional races? The thing about this election cycle that is really regrettable is that we had record turnout. And we should be celebrating that on a bipartisan basis, because we did really […]

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Maryland Nears Country’s First Tax on Big Tech’s Ad Revenue

State politicians, struggling with yawning budget gaps from the pandemic, have made no secret about their interest in getting a bigger piece of the tech industry’s riches. Now, Maryland’s lawmakers are on the verge of taking a new slice, with the nation’s first tax on the revenue from digital advertisements sold by companies like Facebook, […]

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Who Won the $731 Million Powerball?

Someone in Maryland is suddenly $731 million richer. A jackpot-winning Powerball ticket was sold at a convenience store in Lonaconing, Md., a down-on-its-luck former mining town in the virus-battered northwestern corner of the state. The ticket matched all six numbers during Wednesday evening’s Powerball drawing. The $731.1 million jackpot is the fourth largest in Powerball’s […]

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Jordan McNair’s Family Reaches $3.5 Million Settlement With University of Maryland

The University of Maryland has reached a $3.5 million settlement agreement with the family of a football player who collapsed from heatstroke during a practice in May 2018 and died two weeks later. The details of the settlement were reported by ESPN and appeared in an agenda item for a meeting of the Maryland Board […]

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Overwhelmed, More States Turn to National Guard for Vaccine Help

LANDOVER, Md. — As tens of thousands of his National Guard colleagues descended on the nation’s capital to ensure the peaceful transfer of presidential power, 10 miles up the road, Emmanuel Alfaro was doing what he viewed as the pinnacle of his career in the Guard: administering Covid-19 vaccines to his fellow citizens. “It’s a […]

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Scenes From a Pandemic Holiday Road Trip

The roads were icy in Frostburg, Md. In Jolly, Texas, the mood was somber. Still, despite a season filled with challenges at every turn, by the time I got to Snowbird, Utah, it was clear that the holidays were in full swing. After three months on the East Coast covering the final stretch of an […]

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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott Sworn Into Office With Fresh ‘Fro And Fade

NewsOne Featured Video Brandon Scott‘s name will undoubtedly be added to the list of emerging young Black mayors elected to metropolitan cities across America, but it was his afro that became the central focus on Wednesday. Brandon M. Scott is the 52nd Mayor of Baltimore, working to end gun violence, restore the public’s trust in […]

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Baltimore County Public Schools Closed After Ransomware Attack on Computer Systems

Photo: Anna Nahabed (Shutterstock) According to my friends with kids and my friend who teaches, distance learning is a less than ideal experience. It’s super impersonal, occasionally chaotic and unsurprisingly, super vulnerable to hackers. Baltimore County Public Schools has learned that last part the hard way, as its schools are all currently shut down due […]

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DC Homicide Detective Killed By Wife In Murder-Suicide

A Washington D.C. detective was shot and killed by his wife on Friday, who then turned the gun on herself. Around 6 p.m. authorities arrived at the home of Metro Police Department Det. Timothy Francis, 50, in Waldorf, Maryland, where they discovered his body and that of his 41-year-old wife, Christina Lynn Francis, WSUA9 reported. […]

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Pharmacist and Drug Dealer Sentenced to Prison in Plot to Firebomb Rival Pharmacy

The illicit drug operation between a Nebraska pharmacist and a dark web dealer from Maryland was going so well that the pair was running out of drugs to sell, according to federal prosecutors. They said the pharmacist, Hyrum T. Wilson, 41, of Auburn, Neb., sent more than 19,000 doses of prescription drugs from Hyrum’s Family […]

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White House Ignores Local Mandates, Giving Virus a New Hold in D.C.

WASHINGTON — In recent months, as coronavirus cases rose around the country, the nation’s capital and most of its surrounding suburbs managed to bring infection rates down, through strict preventive laws and a largely compliant population. But the recent outbreak at the White House and on Capitol Hill underscored how difficult it is for a […]

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Maryland County Reaches $20 Million Settlement in Fatal Police Shooting of Handcuffed Man

Photo: Prince George’s County Police Department (AP) In Maryland, officials for Prince George’s County have agreed to pay $20 million to the family of a man who was shot and killed by a police officer while handcuffed in a police cruiser. Advertisement The Baltimore Sun reports that Michael Owen Jr., the officer responsible for shooting […]

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Maryland Man Sentenced to a Year in Jail for Violating Ban on Large Parties

A Maryland man has been sentenced to one year in jail and fined $5,000 for throwing two large parties in violation of the state’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. The man, Shawn Marshall Myers, 42, was convicted on Friday of two counts of failure to comply with an emergency order, the Charles […]

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$20 Million Settlement Reached in Maryland Officer’s Fatal Shooting of William Green

A Maryland county has reached a $20 million settlement with the family of an unarmed Black man who was fatally shot by a police corporal while he was handcuffed in a patrol car in January, officials said on Monday. “There is no appropriate price tag to accompany a loss like that one, but we believe […]

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Sorry, Kids. Snow Days Are Probably Over.

For generations, snow days meant sleeping in, loafing in front of the TV with hot cocoa, and hours of sledding and snowball fights. Now, they are likely to mean logging into a laptop for a Zoom lesson on long division. As the weather cools and winter looms, many school leaders in snow-prone states are preparing […]

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Air Force Helicopter Hit by Gunfire Was Forced to Make Emergency Landing, F.B.I. Says

The F.B.I. and the U.S. military said Wednesday they were investigating the shooting of an Air Force helicopter this week during a routine training exercise over Northern Virginia that injured one airman and forced the crew to make an emergency landing. The helicopter, a UH-1N Huey, was practicing an instrument landing near Manassas Regional Airport […]

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If Public Schools Are Closed, Should Private Schools Have to Follow?

Facing a resurgence of the coronavirus, public schools in the suburbs of the nation’s capital decided in recent weeks that more than a million children would start the school year from home. On Friday, officials in Maryland’s most populous county said that private schools, including some of the nation’s most elite, had to join them. […]

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