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New unit probes 23 deaths involving police in its first year

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A report by the Maryland attorney general's office says a unit investigated 23 fatalities involving police in in its first year. The first annual report on the unit released Tuesday says that so far none of the investigations have resulted in officers being charged. The unit in Attorney General Brian Frosh's office completed reports on 13 cases. In that time, local prosecutors have made decisions not […]

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Hogan to gather with supporters amid White House speculation

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is holding fundraisers for future political activity at events where the Republican is expected to talk about his eight years as governor, as well as plans for the future. Hogan has two separate fundraisers scheduled at a Maryland casino on Wednesday. The term-limited governor who leaves office in January has positioned himself to run as an alternative to former President Donald Trump, […]

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Maryland Senate Republicans elect leadership

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Senate Republicans elected a new minority leader on Monday. Sen. Steve Hershey, who represents Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore, was chosen by the Senate Republican Caucus to be minority leader.  Hershey served as Senate minority whip from 2015 to 2020. He has represented District 36 since 2013.  Sen. Justin Ready was re-elected minority whip. Ready has been the minority whip since October 2021.  He has represented […]

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Crews rescue 2 from plane caught in power lines in Maryland

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — Two people were rescued early Monday more than six hours after their small plane crashed into live power lines, causing widespread outages in Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said the plane got stuck in the lines about 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground at around 5:40 p.m. Sunday. Responders secured it to the tower at 12:16 a.m. Monday, and the first […]

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Maryland AG overrules racially discriminatory opinions

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's attorney general says he has overruled opinions that upheld or applied unconstitutional racially discriminatory laws. In an opinion addressed to General Assembly leaders Monday, Attorney General Brian Frosh formally overruled the opinions, saying while they may be unenforceable, the opinions serve as a "reminder of the history of racial injustice perpetuated through the legal institutions of our State government." Frosh's office says many relied on the […]

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Maryland State Police superintendent retiring

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police Superintendent Col. Woodrow "Jerry" Jones is retiring at the end of the year. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that Lt. Col. Roland Butler will be acting superintendent. Jones is retiring after 35 years in law enforcement. Before he became superintendent in February 2020, Jones served more than four years as chief of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police. Butler is currently chief of the […]

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Maryland probe finds 158 abusive priests, over 600 victims

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — An investigation by Maryland's attorney general identified 158 Roman Catholic priests in the Archdiocese of Baltimore who have been accused of sexually and physically abusing more than 600 victims over the past 80 years, according to court records filed Thursday. Attorney General Brian Frosh announced that his office has completed a 463-page report on the investigation, which began in 2019. He filed a motion in Baltimore […]

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Maryland panel OKs first 10 online sports betting licenses

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland commission has approved the state's first 10 online sports betting licenses. The approval by the Sports Wagering Application Review Commission on Wednesday does not yet mean the licensees can immediately start to take wagers. The applicants still have to hold a successful controlled demonstration of their operating systems and procedures. That involves live wagering by customers at specific dates and times Earlier this week, […]

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Maryland Gov.-elect Moore starts to fill leadership team

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov.-elect Wes Moore has announced five key members of his new leadership team. The Democrat said Monday that the selections reflect his commitment to building a government with innovative leaders who look like the state's diverse population. Moore's chief of staff will be Fagan Harris, who co-founded Baltimore Corps with Moore. Montgomery County Del. Eric Luedtke, the majority leader of the Maryland House, will be […]

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