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Divided council approves Pride event in Chestertown

CHESTERTOWN — A Pride event is set for May 4 in Fountain Park, despite a divided Chestertown council. Organizers Jim Bogden and Caren Samuels came to the council to present plans for the event during the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19. The council approved the event by a 3-2 vote, with


Mark Bramble, Tony-Nominated Book Writer of Barnum & 42nd Street, Dies at 68

(Photo provided by Boneau/Bryan-Brown) Mark Bramble, an American theater director, author and producer most noted for his contributions to a pair of iconic American musicals, died on February 20 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore following complications related to cardiovascul


Prosecutors: Coast Guard lieutenant from Maryland used work computers in alleged planning of terrorist attack

The U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant spent hours on end planning a wide-scale domestic terrorist attack, even logging in at his work computer on the job at headquarters to study the manifestos and heinous paths of mass shooters, prosecutors say. He researched how to carry out sniper attacks, they contend


Maryland Caregiver Gets 7 Years for Abusing Autistic Patient

A Montgomery County, Maryland, man was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for abusing an autistic patient in his care. Fabrice Yantou, 22, was an employee of Community Support Services, which runs halfway houses for adults with developmental disabilities.


Maryland State Government Hiring For Over 380 Job Openings

MARYLAND (WJZ) — The Maryland State Government announced Thursday afternoon that it has over 380 job openings throughout the state in a wide variety of career fields. The positions range from administrative, to clerical, law enforcement to health care, and positions in automotive and human services.


Upcoming events for Black History Month

CHESTERTOWN — As Black History Month continues, there are more events during February to honor and celebrate African American history. The fourth annual Henry Highland Garnet Symposium begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. It will be held at Sumner Hall, 206 S. Queen St., Chestertown.


Person critically hurt after being struck by vehicle near Maryland and Charleston

LAS VEGAS - A person was struck by a car near S. Maryland Parkway and E. Charleston Boulevard, Metro said. It happened Thursday night in the 1300 block of Maryland Parkway. Police said a vehicle hit a pedestrian who was outside of the crosswalk. However, impairment does not appear to be a factor. Th


Multi-generational poverty program discussion set for Thursday

CHESTERTOWN — The United Way of Kent County and the Kent Family Center are seeking partners to assist in launching a second round of the “Getting Ahead in a Just-Getting-By World” model to help Kent County residents living in poverty tackle issues related to their finances, job prospects, and suppor


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Police: Missing Maryland teen girl last seen by family members 5 days ago in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (ABC7) — A 16-year-old girl is missing after she was last seen by relatives nearly a week ago in Frederick, Maryland. Paola Sandra Barrientos-Meledndrez, of Frederick, was last seen on Feb. 16.


Upcoming Legislation In Maryland Has Gun Owners Outraged

MARYLAND - Maryland gun owners are worried about two big bills that will be discussed at the state capital next week. House Bill 612 aims to place AR-15 HBAR rifles as a "regulated firearm." If passed by the house, the law would only grandfather in rifles purchased after October 1, 2013. Those purch


LIMITED TIME | Maryland Ollie's stores selling discounted wedding dresses

DUNDALK, Md. (WBFF) - It’s where you hunt for a bargain, but not where you would hunt for a wedding dress - until today. For the first time, Ollie’s Bargain Outlet is offering wedding dresses and formal gowns for extreme discounts, nothing more than $300.


Former Kent resident charged with first-degree murder

BALTIMORE — Police on Friday, Feb. 15, charged a former Kent County resident in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend. Arnold Johnson, 32, of Grasonville is charged with first- and second-degree murder, according to a post on the Baltimore City Police Department’s Facebook page.


Maryland Doctor Accused Of Sex Misconduct Loses License

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland allergy doctor has lost his license over what the state Board of Physicians determined was immoral and sexual misconduct with three teenage girls.


Queen Anne’s Co. Sheriff’s warning of potential phone scam

CENTREVILLE, Md. – The Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff has learned of a new potential phone scam. Earlier this month, a citizen reported the scam to the sheriff’s office, saying he received a voicemail from a person claiming to a law enforcement officer from their office. The person claime


Baltimore schools draft specific policy to protect transgender students — a step beyond most Maryland schools

Acknowledging the growing visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming students, Maryland education officials issued guidelines four years ago suggesting how school districts could provide safe spaces for these students who often face harassment and violence in school.


Driver dies after car plunges into pond off of Route 1 in Townsend, Del.

TOWNSEND, Del. (WPVI) -- A driver has died after their car plunged into a pond off of State Route 1 in Townsend, Delaware Wednesday afternoon. The single-car accident happened shortly after 1 p.m. in the northbound lanes in the area of New Discovery Road.


Maryland man wanders hotel with bow and arrow

The Seaford Police Department arrested an out-of-state fugitive after a series of crimes were committed on Tuesday, February 19. Around 5 p.m., police were dispatched to Grotto's Pizza on Sussex Highway for a report of patrons leaving the restaurant without paying their bill. It was also reported th


Town blames 'unexpected expenses' for funding shortfall

CENTREVILLE — Council members and town staff sought to answer questions this week as to why Centreville is facing a nearly $4 million shortfall in funds to finish sewer and water upgrades. They said unexpected expenses for traffic plans and the condition below the existing road are partially to blam


Maryland gov says he's not interested in 'kamikaze mission' to defeat Trump

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said Thursday that he was uninterested in a "kamikaze mission" to challenge President Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination. “My goal is not to just make the incumbent president lose in the general election. I’m not going to do that,” Hogan said in an interview with