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Westminster Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

WESTMINSTER, MD — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain starting in the afternoon. Rain in the morning and windy throughout the day.


Westminster man sentenced for rape of York College student in Pennsylvania

A Westminster man on Wednesday was sentenced to serve 17 to 34 years in a Pennsylvania state prison for a forcible rape while he was a student at York College. Ethan Rippey, 23, was sentenced by York County Court Judge Craig Trebilcock to serve 7.5 to 15 years on one count of rape and 9.5 to 19 year


Maryland revokes license of allergy doctor in Columbia and Westminster for misconduct involving teen patients

Dr. Surender K. Vaswani, who treated patients for allergies and asthma in Columbia and Westminster, had his licensed revoked for what the Maryland Board of Physicians concluded was immoral and unprofessional conduct and sexual misconduct.


Visitation and service listings for Feb. 21

Donald F. Acorn: Visitation, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster. Mass of Christian burial, 12:30 p.m. Friday, St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster.


Hot food, fellowship on a snow day at the Carroll County Cold Weather Shelter

It was about half-past noon Wednesday and snowing outside when a hot lunch was served at the Carroll County Cold Weather Shelter in Westminster. “All right guys, it’s ready,” Cindy Potee called to a dozen people sitting in the shelter’s main room, watching news about the winter storm outside. “It’s


Carroll County Emergency Management gets new manager, assistant manager

Valerie Hawkins has been named the new manager of the Carroll County Department of Public Safety, Emergency Management. Public Safety Director Scott Campbell said her promotion in early February was the well-deserved product of a “domino effect,” as it comes in the the wake of former Manager Doug Br


Md. Man Hits It Big At Maryland Live

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A Maryland man is celebrating following a night of winning at Maryland Live Casino. Wendell Holmes, 55, of Bowie, Md., turned a $5 wager into a $686,142 win.


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


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.


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


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.


Weather Decision From Carroll County Public Schools For Thursday

CARROLL COUNTY, MD — Public schools will open late in Carroll County on Thursday, Feb. 21. Officials from Carroll County Public Schools made the announcement Wednesday night.


10 shot in Baltimore on Thursday, five in single West Baltimore incident, police say

Five men were shot — one fatally — in a single shooting in West Baltimore early Thursday night, bringing the total number of shooting victims in the city on Thursday to 10, according to Baltimore Police.


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


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.


Case against teens in death of Baltimore County officer Amy Caprio includes hundreds of body camera videos

Almost nine months after Baltimore County Police officer Amy Caprio was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle, attorneys continue to comb through a mountain of evidence collected in the case of four young men charged in her death.


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


Maryland Coast Guard officer accused of plotting mass killing ‘on scale rarely seen’

SILVER SPRING, Maryland — A Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last Friday on gun and drug charges allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is alleged to be a white supremacist who had a hit list that included prominent Democratic politicians


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


205 Car Crashes, 138 Disabled Vehicles Reported Across Maryland

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– State officials have reported 205 crashes across the state, 138 disabled or unattended vehicles, and have answered 578 calls for service from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.