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  • Lawmaker wants armed officer in every Md. school

    WASHINGTON – Maryland state lawmakers are considering a controversial bill that would place armed officers in schools statewide. The proposal comes from Republican Delegate John Cluster Jr., a retired police officer from Baltimore County. “Although…

  • Study: Best cities for football fans are …

    WASHINGTON — It can be tough being a Washington Redskins fan between name controversies, quarterback crises and disappointing losses. And now a study’s ranking of D.C. as a football-fan city doesn’t help either. A WalletHub study…

  • Legislative Black Caucus criticizes Hogan’s budget plan

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Members of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland are criticizing Gov. Larry Hogan’s budget proposal for cuts to education and health care. Caucus members said Thursday that Hogan’s plan would set…

  • Family upset about death of Md. inmate 1 week after release

    DENTON, Md. (AP) — The family of a man found dead under a bridge a week after he was released from jail on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is blaming the detention facility for contributing to his…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    NIGERIA-VIOLENCE Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria as elections near YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Fleeing villagers say Islamic extremists are rampaging through northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting, with no troops protecting them. More than 40…

  • British woman scheduled to be sentenced in Maryland

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A British woman extradited to the United States with her husband to face fraud charges is scheduled to be sentenced. Sandra Dunham will be sentenced Thursday in Maryland. She pleaded guilty…

  • Guide: Get breakfast delivered to your door

    It’s the most important meal of the day — and the hardest one to have delivered to your door. But these local companies are making it easier for you to get your coffee, doughnut, egg sandwich and pastry fix without changing out of your pajamas. Your guide to breakfast, delivered.

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended New York Yankees SS Tyler Palmer (GCL) 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine, Arizona RHP Felipe Perez (Hillsboro-NWL) and Pittsburgh 1B Kevin Ross (West…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL Major League Baseball OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER — Suspended New York Yankees SS Tyler Palmer (GCL) 50 games after testing positive for Amphetamine, Arizona RHP Felipe Perez (Hillsboro-NWL) and Pittsburgh 1B Kevin Ross (West…

  • Electrical fire ignited Christmas tree in fatal Md. fire

    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland’s capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their…

  • Fire expert: What could have saved an Annapolis family

    WASHINGTON – We learned early in the investigation into an Annapolis mansion fire that the home didn’t have sprinklers, which is required of every new home built in Maryland. But experts say it’s a feature,…

  • 2 people die in Baltimore from exposure to cold

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s health commissioner says there have been two deaths in the city this month attributed to cold temperatures. The health commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen, says a homeless man died from exposure to…

  • Md. diocese calls for bishop who killed cyclist to resign

    BALTIMORE (AP) — An Episcopal Diocese of Maryland panel is calling for the resignation of a bishop charged with killing a cyclist in Baltimore while driving drunk. The diocese said in a statement Wednesday that…

  • Pedestrian killed on I-95 in Laurel

    WASHINGTON — A pedestrian was killed on Wednesday morning after being stuck on Interstate 95 in Laurel, Maryland in Prince George’s County. The victim was in the northbound lanes of the interstate around 11:40 a.m.…

  • Charges dropped in alleged squatting case at DC-area home

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) – Charges have been dropped against a man arrested after police said he tried to move into a Montgomery County home he didn’t own. A county police report shows officers arrested James…