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Good Samaritan recalls jumping from bridge to save girl, 2

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man is being hailed as a hero for leaping off a bridge into a bay to save a 2-year-old girl who had been ejected into the water from a wrecked vehicle. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports Ocean City emergency responders met Friday with Jonathan Bauer, who shared his story publicly for the first time since the incident May 2. Bauer was nearby […]

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Maryland governor pardons 34 victims of racial lynching

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has posthumously pardoned 34 victims of racial lynching in the state between 1854 and 1933 who were denied legal due process. Hogan signed the order Saturday at an event honoring Howard Cooper. The 15-year-old was hanged from a sycamore tree by a mob of white men in 1885. Cooper was killed before his attorneys could file an appeal of a rape conviction […]

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Entertainment

Maryland casinos report third-best monthly revenue in April

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Lottery says the state's six casinos generated their third-highest revenues ever in the month of April. Lottery officials reported Wednesday that casino revenue totaled $162 million last month. That's nearly 12% more than in April 2019 and follows an all-time record of $169 million in March. Maryland casinos were closed in April of last year due to the pandemic. Nearly $70 million of last month's […]

today05/06/2021 4

Events

MD Gov. Hogan announces steps to urge nursing home vaccinations

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced steps to encourage nursing home residents and staff to get COVID-19 vaccines. Hogan said Tuesday Maryland is launching an initiative to require vaccination rates at each of the state's skilled nursing facilities to be reported weekly and posted inside facilities in plain view. Hogan says Maryland also is activating mobile vaccination teams to conduct additional clinics for nursing home staff […]

today05/05/2021 2

Events

Supreme Court won’t take MD bump stock ban case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to take up a challenge to Maryland's ban on bump stocks and other devices that make guns fire faster. The high court on Monday turned away a challenge to the ban, which took effect in October 2018. A lower court had dismissed the challenge at an early stage and that decision had been upheld by an appeals court. Maryland's ban preceded a […]

today05/04/2021 5

Events

Maryland offers $100 to state employees who get vaccinated

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The state of Maryland will offer a $100 incentive for state employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Gov. Larry Hogan announced the program Monday. The governor says the incentive is another way to reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated. Hogan also is encouraging businesses across the state to consider offering incentives to their workers as well. All state employees who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are […]

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News

Bystander rescues child from Maryland bay after 4-car crash

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a bystander jumped over a highway guard rail and into a bay to rescue a child who had been thrown from a car and into the water during a crash. The Ocean City Fire Department says the child was ejected from a car on the Route 90 bridge in Ocean City on Sunday and landed in the Assawoman Bay. Officials say […]

today05/03/2021 4

Events

Maryland finalizes $577M settlement for HBCU federal lawsuit

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials have signed a $577 million settlement to end a 15-year federal lawsuit accusing the state of underfunding its historically Black colleges and universities. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the deal this week. Lawmakers set aside the money earlier this year in legislation signed by Gov. Larry Hogan. The money will be paid over a decade for scholarships and financial aid support services, as […]

today04/30/2021 5

Entertainment

Maryland starts COVID-19 testing program for underserved; lifts outdoor mask requirement

Maryland is launching a free COVID-19 testing program in Hagerstown and Salisbury retail facilities to enhance testing in underserved communities. The Maryland Department of Health launched the mobile pilot program on Thursday in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two-week pilot will be conducted as part of the federal government's Increasing Community Access to Testing Program. The pilot […]

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