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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.
A 5-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was mauled by 3 dogs on Wednesday night. Police claim the girl was being watched by her mother’s boyfriend when she was attacked by his three dogs in the backyard of his house.
The child sustained injuries to the neck, face, and chest areas. She is now being treated at Children’s National Medical Center.
Police are awaiting a toxicology report for 59-year-old Julius Chandler Jr. after he jumped into Wicomico River in order to escape authorities. Chandler died on Tuesday of accidental drowning.
Officers were following Chandler through back roads due to his reckless driving. The chase ended when Chandler proceeded to stop and get out his car, jump into the river, and swim away.
A water rescue team went in after Chandler but could not find him. His body was pulled out of the [...]
Police have arrested a man for pointing a shotgun at a truck driver early Tuesday morning on Interstate 81. The truck driver claims that a small red car was driving recklessly next to him when the passenger proceeded to pull out a shotgun and aim it.
Police detained passenger, 20-year-old Brandon Scott Castle, and charged him with first-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. He also faces drug charges. The driver of the vehicle, 21-year-old Alan Saunders, received no charges.
A woman in her 60s was found dead in her home after it caught fire Sunday morning. The woman’s house was filled with hoarded items and fire officials believe they may have helped spread the fire as well as make it difficult for the woman to escape.
The woman was found on the second floor of her house near the stairs. She was the only person living in the house. The house also did not have a working smoke detector.
Fire officials are investigating suspicious fires occurring in Washington County. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office put the number of the mysterious fires at 19. Five of the fires have occurred in the past two weeks.
The most serious fire took place on Wednesday and caused $50,000 worth of damage, bringing the total amount of damages to $130,000 so far. Other fires have been started in motor vehicles, garages and trash containers. All of the fires have occurred either [...]
Eighteen-year-old Akshay Rajshekar is awaiting charges for setting up a sexual encounter with a 12-year-old girl. Authorities claim Rajshekar searched the Internet and found who he thought was a father seeking to share his daughter sexually. Rajshekar was unaware that he was speaking with an undercover D.C. police detective. When Rajshekar arrived at their agreed meeting place, he was arrested.
Rajshekar is also awaiting charges related to child pornography. University of Maryland spokeswoman Crystal Brown claims she has no idea [...]
Peggy Young, a newly pregnant worker for UPS, has taken her case to court after she did not receive a working restriction for her pregnancy. As stated in the UPS policy, workers must supply employers with a doctor’s note if they cannot perform the tasks of their job. Most workers request light duty if they become injured or ill while working. Light duty is not provided for pregnant workers.
A UPS heath manager claimed she followed the protocol associated with light [...]
On Tuesday, the Maryland Senate passed a bill that allows illegal immigrants to obtain a driver’s license. The bill was passed in a 29-18 vote and now moves to the House of Delegates to be considered.
If the bill passes, it would override Maryland’s previous law of undocumented persons getting rid of their licenses by 2015. Currently, illegal immigrants are granted with second-tier licenses.
Supporters of the bill claim roads will be safer if undocumented persons can obtain a driver’s license. Opponents [...]
A new proposed bill could add up to 5 years in prison for crimes committed in the presence of a child. The General Assembly, now in possession of the bill, prohibits a criminal from, “committing a certain crime of violence when the person knows or reasonably should know that a minor of a certain age is present in a residence.”
The bill stems from studies showing emotional and developmental issues in children, which are created when witnessing violence acts. These issues [...]