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Delaware officer dead, Maryland man facing murder charges

DELMAR, Del. (AP) — A Delaware police officer has died of injuries he suffered after responding to a fight at a home early Sunday. Delaware State Police say 54-year-old Delmar police corporal Keith Heacook was pronounced dead at a Baltimore hospital Wednesday afternoon. Authorities say Heacook was attacked by 30-year-old Randon Wilkerson of Salisbury, Maryland, after responding to a house in Delmar shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday. A witness reported […]

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Leslie Jones to host the MTV Movie & TV Awards next month

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian-actor Leslie Jones will take the stage as host of the MTV Movie & TV Awards next month. The network announced Wednesday that Jones will host the awards, which will air live on May 16 from Los Angeles. The awards show celebrates the best moments in movies and television over the past year. Previous Movie & TV Awards hosts include Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Tiffany Haddish, […]

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Maryland opens drive-thru vaccinations with no appointments

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has opened three drive-thru vaccination sites that don't require appointments. Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday they will be available at Six Flags in Prince George's County, Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland and Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen. Maryland also is offering no-appointment vaccinations at nine mass vaccination sites statewide. The governor's office says Maryland providers have now administered more than 4.43 million vaccines. The Centers […]

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Opioid use, fentanyl deaths in Maryland spike amid pandemic

Preliminary data from 2020 reveals a dramatic increase in deaths linked with opioids in Maryland, particularly fentanyl; health officials blame the pandemic. The number of unintentional intoxication overdoses — those involving all drugs and alcohol — rose 18.7% to 2,773 in 2020 from 2,379 in 2019, according to data collected by the Maryland Department of Health. In more than 90% of cases, opioids were detected in bodies postmortem, the highest […]

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Shades of gray rare among Kentucky Derby favorites, winners

Essential Quality is expected to be the first gray horse favored to win the Kentucky Derby in 25 years. A gray horse hasn't won the Derby since Giacomo in 2005, and only eight grays have won it since 1930. According to historians and experts, there are just fewer gray horses in the thoroughbred population compared to more traditional chestnut, bay,  brown and black horses. But with almost light gray Tapit […]

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How Maryland is working to vaccinate its homeless population

On March 5, 2020, Maryland's first three positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. On March 30, 2020, Gov. Larry Hogan issued a stay-at-home order, keeping residents from work or school, and setting in motion a new normal for the state of pandemic-related anxiety to which the world is still accustomed. On Dec. 11, the Food and Drug Administration approved administration of the first coronavirus vaccine in the U.S., developed by […]

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Maryland courts return to full operations, face backlog

BALTIMORE (AP) — Jurors are returning to Maryland's courtrooms. And judges are starting to address the backlog of felony cases that have piled up during the coronavirus pandemic. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that jurors are coming back this week for the first time in five months. The state's courts have opened and closed intermittently since the virus broke out more than a year ago. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera […]

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Arrest Made in Delmar Police Officer Assault

The Delaware State Police have arrested 30-year-old Randon D. Wilkerson in connection with the assaults that occurred in Yorkshire Estates in Delmar, DE. At approximately 5:12 am on Sunday April 25, 2021, Delmar Police Department was dispatched to the 11000 block of Buckingham Drive in the Yorkshire Estates Community for a report of a fight in progress. The 9-1-1 caller reported one of the occupants, who was later identified as […]

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Gal Gadot spotlights women’s stories in new docuseries

NEW YORK (AP) — Gal Gadot is using her Hollywood starpower to spotlight remarkable women from around the world. The "Wonder Woman" actor is host and executive producer of a new documentary series that follows six women who made a positive impact on their communities despite dealing with poverty, violence, discrimination and natural disasters. The 35-year-old says "National Geographic Presents IMPACT with Gal Gadot" grew from her quest to "do […]

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