Sunday, April 14, 2013
Patch brings you the weird news headlines from across Maryland.
Editor's Note: This feature is posted across several Patch.com sites in Maryland. Parkville Man Charged for Villa Cresta Elementary Gun Incident A Parkville man has been charged after parents at Villa Cresta Elementary School reported seeing him on school grounds with a gun Monday afternoon. Harwood Woman Accused of Hammer Attack A Harwood woman faces criminal charges for reportedly attacking another woman with a hammer. Middle Schooler Pulled From Crowd, Sings on Stage with Green Day A Pyle Middle School student had a moment to remember at the Patriot Center April 4, singing on stage with Green Day and being awarded a guitar by band frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. Burglar Found Hiding Inside Laundry Hamper: Howard County Crime Reports A 23…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Patch brings you weird news headlines from around the state of Maryland.
Editor’s Note: This feature is posted on several Patch.com sites across Maryland. Lanham Woman Attempts Robbery, Bites Good Samaritans A Lanham woman is facing robbery and assault charges after attempting to steal a purse from an 80-year-old woman and then biting the victim's husband and a Good Samaritan, who foiled the robbery. Cicadas Return: 17-year Cicadas to Overtake East Coast by the Millions this Spring In May, cicadas in Maryland and along the Eastern seaboard will wake from their 17-year sleep. Blog Post: Mike Miller Wouldn't Mind A Toke Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller wouldn't mind a toke right about now. Jail for 76-Year-Old Ellicott City Man for Embezzlement, Tax Evasion A 76-year-old Ellicott City man was …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Patch brings you the top Weird News headlines in Maryland from the week.
Editor’s Note: This feature appears on several Patch.com sites across Maryland Dropped Wine Bottle Cracks Glass Stair in Chevy Chase Pavilion No, it wasn't blood dripping down the stairs of the newly renovated upscale shopping center—it was just a little red wine. Chevy Chase resident Todd Jasper—an emergency management consultant who blogs for Patch on topics like how to survive an active shooter—snapped this photo of the cracked glass stair last weekend. See the photo on Chevy Chase Patch. Thieves Captured on Video Stealing Cooking Grease Two suspects stole cooking grease from an Oxon Hill restaurant and now police are trying to identify why. Police: Facebook Post Leads to Arrest in Stolen Credit Card Shopping Spree Pictures posted to …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Here are some of Patch's top Local Voices posts across Maryland this week.
Bevins Critical of Proposal to Tighten County Car Rules: Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins said a colleague is only calling for the changes because he was questioned by a reporter for breaking a campaign promise not to take a county vehicle if elected. Sequestration to Have Serious Local Impact: Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young talks about what the impact of the sequestration's mandated federal budget cuts would be on city services. State of the River Address: The South River Report Card is discussed in this blog that details the health of one of the local waterways in Anne Arundel County. Anne Arundel 'School Hours Study' - Answers to the Questions: Blog reacts to a recent study as part of the ongoing …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A settlement was reached on Monday with American Electric Power to improve air quality in Maryland.
Maryland joined seven other states and the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, Feb. 25, in reaching an $8.5-million settlement with Ohio-based American Electric Power to reduce air pollution emissions from its coal-fired electric power plants that carries to downwind states. "With this agreement, we’ve accelerated a timetable that will help make Maryland’s air cleaner for decades to come," Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said. "Marylanders have been subjected to harmful emissions from out-of-state power plants for far too long. The 2007 agreement [with American Electric Power] was historic in its size and scope and we just made it even better for the citizens of Maryland and the entire Mid-Atlantic region.” The power company …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sean Henderson and Julia Maldonado, Capital News Service
Wednesday, January 23
This interactive graphic shows the five people executed in Maryland since 1976, and the five people currently on death row in the state. Also includes an interactive map comparing the number of executions in Maryland since 1976 with the number of executions in other states in that period.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Start off your week with the news from around the state in crime, business and politics.
Public Safety: Naval Academy rape, gun control and school safety A Naval Academy professor is charged in the 2011 rape of a midshipman. Maj. Mark A. Thompson, 43, is undergoing an Article 32 hearing, which is similar to a grand jury hearing, at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, DC. Two gun vendors were arrested in Timonium after they were caught selling illegal, high-capacity bullet magazines to undercover police at a local gun and knife show. In light of the Sandy Hook shootings, some Maryland legislators are hoping to make their schools safer. Anne Arundel County's delegation is introducing a bill that would put an armed resource officer in all of Maryland's public schools, while in Montgomery County, a councilman is hoping to …
After the Newtown, CT school shooting, Maryland legislators are looking at a number of ways to make schools safer.
According to Annapolis Patch, delegates from Anne Arundel County are introducing legislation on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in hopes of increasing security and mental health services at public schools across the state. The proposed bill would also pay for an armed resource officer at each school. "If you really understand public schools in Maryland, you know this: They are becoming increasingly more difficult for classroom teachers because discipline is lacking at home and teachers are spending an increasing amount of time maintaining discipline in the classroom," said Del. Nic Kipke (R-Pasadena). In Montgomery County, Councilman Craig Rice (D-Dist. 2) of Germantown, a vocal advocate of school resource officers stationed in schools, told a room full …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
By Rashee Raj Kumar, Capital News Service
Friday, January 18, 2013
By Rashee Raj Kumar, Capital News Service
Friday, January 18
Fears of new gun control regulations proposed by President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O’Malley have intensified sales at Maryland gun shops. While the boost in sales has bolstered gun dealer’s profits, it has also led to a shortage in the supply of guns in the state, especially assault rifles, gun shop owners said. "Everybody is panicking. Every day has been absolutely crazy for the last three weeks," Henry Calvert, president of Calvert Firearms, Inc. in North East, a town in Cecil County, said of his customers. “It’s a bear market. Everyone is purchasing everything that comes in." Obama proposed a set of gun control regulations on Wednesday, which included a universal background check for all gun sales and a ban on military-style …