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A second-grader will not be getting his record cleared after being suspended from school for crafting a gun out of a pastry and aiming it at other students.
Anne Arundel school officials offered to change the suspension reasoning to “general disruption” and remove any reference to the gun, but so far, no such changes have been made.
The boy’s parents plan to appeal the decision to the school’s superintendent.
Ronnie Rainey, 59, killed his wife and stepdaughter on Monday and is now facing murder charges for their deaths. According to police, Rainey called police Monday morning and confessed to killing his family and said that he was about to kill himself.
Rainey faces two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his wife, Lisa Renee, 50, and his stepdaughter, Ariale Shelton, 27. Rainey also faces one count of attempted murder for shooting at his son.
Police have charged two other men for the stabbing in an Ocean City convenience store. Last month, police were called to the store because of a fight, and later charged 24-year-old Brandon Hudson with assault.
Police now claim that the investigation has led them to charge two more people, 38-year-old Christopher Jones and 25-year-old Darian Waters.
Jones is being charged with two counts of second-degree assault, and Waters is being charged with one count of second-degree assault.
A couple in Prince George County will serve time in prison for employing a Filipina woman for over a decade. Gloria and Alfred Edwards have admitted to bringing the woman into the United States under false pretenses and illegally obtaining a permanent resident status for her.
The couple forced the woman to work 12 to 14 hour days. A judge has ordered them to pay a $400,000 restitution for how little they paid the woman. The couple each pleaded guilty to [...]
A 20-year veteran of the police department has barricaded himself into his home in west Baltimore. A woman was shot before the standoff began, but the officer’s son, who was located inside of the home, has been released.
Officer James Smith barricaded himself inside of his home after releasing his son on Tuesday evening. Police are working toward getting Smith to surrender without any violence.
The incident started around 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday after a woman was shot. Authorities do not [...]
The Dalai Lama will give a lecture to a crowd of 15,000 on Tuesday at the University of Maryland in College Park. He will deliver the annual Sadat Lecture for Peace at the university’s Comcast Center.
Tickets sold out immediately when the speech was announced in February. The speech is part of the University’s Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development program. Previous speakers have included former Secretary-General of the UN Kofi Annan and former South African president Nelson Mandela. [...]
Montgomery county police arrested 34-year-old Glen Rhoades on Wednesday for leading them on a car chase as well as attempting a carjacking. Rhoades admitted to police that he was high on crystal meth when the chase took place.
Police proceeded to chase Rhoades once they learned his vehicle had been stolen. Rhoades also crossed double white lines multiple times as well as ran over a curb, resulting in two flat tires.
Police were able to detain Rhoades after he unsuccessfully attempted [...]
Four young men were killed on Wednesday in a car crash near Chester, MD. All were graduates of Kent Island High School and were struck head-on by a Ford Focus, driven by 73-year-old Eli Dabich Jr. The men were identified as 19-year-old Tyler Elzey, 18-year-old Harrison Rhodes Smith, 18-year-old Cory Pessagno and 19- year-old Michael John.
The speed of the cars seems to be the cause of the collision, but the accident is still under investigation. All four young men [...]
On Tuesday, a state trooper driving on I-83 witnessed a speeding vehicle come up behind him. The trooper let the vehicle pass, which allowed the vehicle to exit onto Pleasant St,
After exiting, the car continued to run a red light and overturned while trying to turn in front of City Hall. The vehicle struck 45-year-old Matthew Hershl, who died at Shock Trauma Center.
The driver was taken into custody and charges are expected to be filed.
On Monday, the Senate passed a House of Delegates bill 42-2, approving the enactment of medical marijuana programs in medical research centers. The bill will now be sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley for approval.
O’Malley has not stated whether he will sign the bill, but his state health secretary has expressed full his support. O’Malley also has the right to suspend the program at any time if prosecution of state employees were to ensue.
Patients will not have access to marijuana [...]
On Sunday, a 20-year-old victim was leaving work around 2:00 a.m. when two people approached him near East Pratt Street.
An argument erupted, and the victim was stabbed multiple times near his upper body. Police believe the incident was not related to any downtown club or bar.
Senate president Thomas V. Mike Miller announced that two assemblies will be held on Thursday in order to process a bill on gun control.
Over a month ago, the senate passed the beginnings of a gun control bill, which the House of Delegates passed on Wednesday. The Senate must now approve of the changes made by the House before it is sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley.
The bill would ban assault weapons and would require the buyers of handguns to be fingerprinted.