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Former Carroll County teacher Ken Fischer pleads guilty to production of child pornography
BALTIMORE — A former Carroll County Public Schools’ teacher and principal on Tuesday pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of producing child pornography. Kenneth Brian Fischer, 40, formerly of Westminster, will serve a minimum of 15 years, with a maximum sentence of 25 years, with this agree
Kennedy: Time to explore charter government in Carroll
I am pleasantly surprised and heartened by the declaration by some members of the new Board of County Commissioners, including at least one holdover from the previous board, that they are interested in at least discussing the possibility of installing some form of charter government in the county. A
Unclaimed $1M Mega Millions lottery ticket bought in Maryland expires next week
A Maryland Lottery player who has yet to claim a $1 million winning ticket has less than a week to come forward before it expires. No one has laid claim to the Mega Millions prize from a June 26 drawing. The ticket expires on Dec. 25, but because the expiration date falls on a holiday, the ticket mu
Ray Rice on recent NFL domestic violence incidents: "I want to be in a position now to help"
Ray Rice, the running back who was suspended indefinitely and cut by the Baltimore Ravens after hotel surveillance camera showed him punching his then-fiancée in 2014, is speaking out in his first TV interview since the latest NFL domestic violence and assault incidents involving Reuben Foster and K
Westminster Post Office continues holiday hustle as Christmas shipping deadlines near
At around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Paula Boxly poked her head out from the bulky stack of boxes she carried, walking into the Westminster Post Office. Old photographs — from the 1930s and ‘40s — for the younger brother of a late extended family member. Gifts for an Ohio friend who loves Longaberger products.
Board of Carroll County Commissioners approve Next Gen 9-1-1 readiness assessment
A public safety consultant is expected to come into Carroll County to assess its readiness to upgrade its 9-1-1 system, and finish its work by April 1, 2019. The Board of Carroll County Commissioners approved the readiness assessment, which will be performed by Mission Critical Partners, on Dec. 14.
Maryland sheriff calls on Congress to fund President Trump's border wall
FREDERICK, Md. - The sheriff of Frederick County, Maryland, is among three dozen sheriffs from across the country who sent a letter to Congress demanding funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall.
Westminster: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market
WESTMINSTER, MD — When you're looking for some fresh digs, hunting down every new listing in the area can be a laborious task. That's why we've gone ahead and done the initial work for you.
Ray Rice And Janay Rice Interview With CBS This Morning
Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, opened up about their relationship, football and domestic violence in a segment that aired on CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Host Gayle King interviewed them at their home in Connecticut, where they moved after he was released
Central Carroll: Quilt raffle to benefit Carroll Lutheran Village
As cold weather wraps itself around Carroll County, the Carroll Lutheran Village Quilters offer an opportunity to win a warm winter quilt. The annual Carroll Lutheran Village quilt raffle is underway now through Jan. 26, 2019. The quilt, entitled Rainbow of Stars, is 91.5 inches by 73 inches and was
Video: Huge Cruise Ship Breaks Free from Dock Amid Strong Overnight Winds
The moment a cruise ship broke free from its mooring due to strong winds has been caught on camera. The P&O Arcadia came away from the Royal Naval Dockyard, Bermuda, in the early hours of December 17. The Port Bermuda Webcam captured the footage. P&O did not immediately respond to a request for comm
Wicked Tuna star William 'Willbilly' Hathaway has died at age 36 from a car accident in Maryland
William 'Willbilly' Hathaway died at the age of 36, it was revealed on Monday. The TV star was in a car accident on Saturday in Salisbury, Maryland where he was rushed to a local hospital and later died.
Police: Hanover woman identified as driver who hit student with vehicle
ADAMS COUNTY — A 40-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a vehicle that hit a high school student in Adams County on Thursday morning, according to Eastern Adams Regional Police.
Fire Damages Restaurant Under Construction
Hampstead, Md. (DG) – A 2-alarm fire caused significant damage to the Old Town Grill in Hampstead over the weekend. Carroll County firefighters responded to the restaurant, which is under construction, on S. Main St. at around 1 AM on Friday morning.
Students, Westminster police officer honored at VFW Post #467
Nearly 40,000 high school students across the country enter the Voice of Democracy contest through the Veterans of Foreign Wars to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives.
Arrest made in hit-and-run death of Gaithersburg native in Towson
TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Baltimore County police have arrested a man in connection with the hit-and-run that killed a 20-year-old Towson University student from Gaithersburg. News outlets cite a Sunday statement from Baltimore County police that says 36-year-old Man Bahadur Gurung is charged in connection
Maryland governor to hold $150 ticket inaugural gala at MGM National Harbor casino
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is holding a $150 ticket inaugural gala at MGM National Harbor casino in Prince George’s County the evening after he is sworn in for a second term in office.
Q & A: Steve Allgeier, chairman of Westminster Tree Commission, discusses city's inaugural tree plan
Norway. Silver. Red. Sugar. Westminster should avoid planting those species of Maple trees along its roads. The City should instead opt for crabapple, hawthorn, Japanese red maple or Spartan trees.
Perry Hall Man Killed In Baltimore City: Police
BALTIMORE, MD — A Perry Hall resident was among the recent homicide victims in Baltimore City. The Baltimore Police Department released the names of last week's shooting victims on Monday, Dec. 17, and one was from the Perry Hall area.
REPORT: Ravens Expected to Move on from Joe Flacco this Offseason
The Baltimore Ravens are finally read to move on. They are not expected to bring back veteran quarterback Joe Flacco next season and will instead utilize Lamar Jackson as their quarterback of the future, per insider Ian Rapoport.