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Grammys release inclusion requirement to ensure diverse show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Grammys will stick to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion in hiring on all levels of production for next year's ceremony. The Recording Academy released on Tuesday an eight-page document detailing the rider's purposes and objectives. The agreement requires producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for the 64th annual awards ceremony on Jan. 31. Academy CEO […]

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Events

Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp stepping down

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp (photo, L) says she will step down by the end of the year. Kopp, a Democrat, made the announcement Monday. She has been treasurer since 2002. She has been re-elected by the General Assembly to five four-year terms. The treasurer holds one of the three seats on the state’s powerful Board of Public Works, along with Governor Larry Hogan (photo, C) and Comptroller Peter Franchot (photo - R). As treasurer, Kopp has […]

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News

Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Shooting In Dorchester County

(LINKWOOD, MD) – Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Sunday in Dorchester County. Shortly after 2:20 p.m. on Sunday, deputies from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a shooting in the 3700 block of Ocean Gateway in Linkwood, Maryland. According to a preliminary investigation, the victim, Douglas Washington McKnight, 77, of Linkwood, Maryland, was declared deceased at the scene. Homicide Unit investigators from the Maryland State Police were requested for the investigation […]

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Colin Powell dies, exemplary general stained by Iraq claims

WASHIINGTON (AP) — Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications. He was 84. In an announcement on social media Monday, the family said Powell had been fully vaccinated.  Powell was the first African American to serve as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state. But his reputation was forever stained when, in 2003, Powell went before the U.N. Security Council and made the case for U.S. war against […]

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Entertainment

Louisville to retire Heisman winner Jackson’s No. 8 jersey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville plans to retire the No. 8 jersey of former Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson, the school's first Heisman Trophy winner. Jackson's number will be retired during a ceremony at Louisville's Nov. 13 home game against Syracuse. He joins Johnny Unitas as the school's only football players to have their numbers retired. Unitas' No. 16 was retired in 2003. Athletic director Vince Tyra cited Jackson's Heisman and his 2019 NFL MVP award with the Baltimore Ravens as […]

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Events

Gov. Hogan proposes $150M boost in public safety spending

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing a $150 million boost in public safety spending. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Republican governor dubbed the plan the “Re-Fund The Police Initiative” and decried “an all-out assault on the entire law enforcement community” at a news conference announcing the plan Friday. The plan would put $45 million toward local law enforcement and $50 million toward state police agency raises and bonuses. It would also spend $24 million on […]

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Cher sues heirs of Sonny Bono over song and record revenue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including "I Got You Babe." In a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday, Cher alleges that Mary Bono and other defendants have tried to terminate provisions of business agreements Cher and Sonny Bono reached when they divorced in 1975 that entitled each to 50% of songwriting and recording royalties. The breach-of-contract lawsuit alleges that the damages to […]

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Events

Maryland sees increase in precipitation, sea level, flooding

Data collected from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that over the past 20 years, rainfall, flooding and sea level have increased across Maryland, with precipitation growing by 2.63 inches per decade from 2000 to 2020. The administration also found the Northeast Atlantic region saw 100% to 150% more flood days in 2020 than in 2000. The Maryland Sea Grant College at the University of Maryland projected sea level in the Chesapeake Bay will rise up to 2.1 feet […]

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Wicomico County Shooting Under Investigation

(SALISBUY, MD) — Maryland State Police are investigating a shooting in Wicomico County that injured a woman and claimed the life of a 42-year-old man. The deceased is identified as Emanual Jones, 42, of Salisbury. Jones was pronounced deceased by hospital personnel at TidalHealth Peninsula General in Salisbury. The injured victim is identified as Patrice Trader, 50, of Salisbury. Trader was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center where she is currently undergoing […]

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