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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


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


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.


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.


Keller selected as Westminster PD officer of month

PFC Mitchell Keller was selected as the Westminster Police Department's Police Officer of the Month for December. Members are nominated by supervisors for their professional and dedicated service to the department and the community. Among his contributions, PFC Keller was recognized for successfully


Carroll County’s Planning Commission recommends allowing breweries in restricted industrial zones

Carroll County’s Planning Commission approved a recommendation to allow breweries and microbreweries in the county’s Restricted Industrial (IR) zones Tuesday. Shaffer and Shaffer LLP drafted the amendment on behalf of St. John Properties, which has a prospective tenant interested in constructing a m


Maryland Man Arrested After Walking Around Hotel With Bow And Arrow

SEAFORD, DE. (WJZ) — Two Maryland residents were arrested in Delaware Tuesday after a disturbance at a pizza store. A statement from the Seaford Police Department said officers responded to the Grotto’s Pizza on Sussex Highway for a report of customers leaving without paying. It was also reported th


Snow emergency plan in effect for Carroll County

The Snow Emergency Plan for Carroll County was activated at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday. Snow has begun to fall in Carroll County and is expected to continuing falling at a significant rate as the day goes on, with 1 to 2 inches falling per hour throughout the day before turning into freezing rain later in


Maryland weather: 3-6 inches of heavy snow could fall Wednesday; region under winter storm warning

A winter storm warning is in effect across Central Maryland on Wednesday, bringing chances for 3-6 inches or more of wet, heavy snow and a tenth of an inch of ice. The National Weather Service is calling for “heavy mixed precipitation” to arrive across the Baltimore region Wednesday morning. It is f


Carroll Nightlife: Entertainment from Thursday, Feb. 21, through Sunday, March 3

Carroll’s bars and restaurants are home to a variety of local and area bands and performers. To help plan your night out, the Times has assembled this calendar of musical performances. To have your restaurant or bar’s music lineup included in the calendar, contact news editor Bob Blubaugh at bob.blu


Police: Officers shoot, wound armed man at Maryland store

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police in Baltimore County say officers have shot and wounded an armed shoplifting suspect. Baltimore County police spokesman Shawn Vinson tells news outlets that the man was shot by at least one officer. Authorities didn't immediately release his condition or identity.


Maryland, Delaware officials talk 301 issues

CECILTON — Officials from agencies in Maryland and Delaware gathered in Cecilton Wednesday, feb. 13 to discuss the ongoing traffic diversion issues in the southern portions of Cecil County as a result of the opening of the new U.S. Route 301 bypass in Delaware in mid-January.


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.


Editorial: Consider medical cannabis dispensaries in commercial zones, but keep them away from schools

Carroll County government had previously restricted where dispensaries for medical marijuana could be located in the county through zoning laws, restricting them to industrial zones.


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.


Proud Boys, black nationalists and Klan among new hate groups in Maryland, Southern Poverty Law Center reports

The number of hate groups in Maryland and across the country grew in 2018 to its highest level on record, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported Wednesday. The legal advocacy group counted 21 in Maryland, up from 19 the year before.


Man shot by police in Baltimore County shopping center in critical condition; police said he had machete

A man remains in critical condition after being shot by Baltimore County officers after police said the man refused to drop a machete at a Randallstown shopping center Tuesday night.


Man accused in armed Codorus Twp. Rutter's robbery

A Carroll County man is accused of robbing a Codorus Township Rutter's a gunpoint earlier this month, according to police. State police filed charges Friday, Feb. 15, alleging Richard Jeffrey Manion, 50, robbed the store of more than $300 on Feb. 6.


Last remaining Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Pennsylvania closes

Ryan’s Buffet Restaurant in Hanover has closed. Assets from the restaurant at 342 Eisenhower Drive in York County are part of a liquidation auction, according to the website Auction Nation. Bidding in the auction ends Feb. 21 and includes assets such as kitchen equipment, tables, booths, high chairs