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Maryland’s first lady tests positive for coronavirus

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's governor says his wife has tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms. Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted Thursday morning that first lady Yumi Hogan tested positive as part of their weekly testing regimen. The governor says his wife, who has been vaccinated and received a booster, will quarantine at the governor's residence in Annapolis. He says he received negative rapid and PCR tests. […]

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Claim dismissed against Ocean City in beach umbrella lawsuit

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A judge dismissed the Town of Ocean City from a lawsuit over a beach umbrella getting caught in the wind and impaling a woman. The Daily Times reports the lawsuit claimed negligence on the part of the town and the rental company that owned the umbrella led to Jill Mendygral's injuries. The judge says the Pennsylvania woman was on the beach in 2018 when a […]

today01/21/2022 5


Hogan presents final budget proposal amid huge surplus

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan presented his final budget proposal, touting tax cuts, record education and school construction spending and aid for the vulnerable. Hogan said Wednesday that his administration's mission has been to leave the state in a stronger fiscal position. The proposal would gradually eliminate the taxation of all income for retirees above 65 who receive Social Security. Maryland has an unprecedented $4.6 billion budget […]

today01/20/2022 5


Senate committee endorses new Maryland legislative map

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislators in a key Senate committee endorsed on Tuesday a new map for their own districts for the next election, choosing a map touted by Democratic leaders and rejecting one backed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. The Baltimore Sun reports that approval went along party lines with 11 Democrats in favor and four Republicans opposed. The proposed map now goes to the full Senate for approval, […]

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June trial date set for former aide to Maryland governor

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former top aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to go on trial in June on charges of misconduct in office and illegally recording conversations. The Baltimore Sun reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Stacy McCormack set the trial for June 7 during a hearing Friday in Annapolis. Roy McGrath spent 11 weeks in 2020 as chief of staff to Hogan, a […]

today01/17/2022 3


Maryland to open more testing sites; distribute 20M masks

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is opening six new hospital-based COVID-19 testing sites. Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement Thursday at one of the new locations at University of Maryland Shore Regional Health in Easton. The new locations are on track to be fully operational and open each day with no appointment necessary by the end of next week. The other locations are TidalHealth in Wicomico County; Garrett Regional Medical […]

today01/14/2022 3


Maryland lawmaker: Officials misled on ransomware attack

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A leading Maryland lawmaker says top legislators were misled about a cyberattack on the state health department. Sen. Paul Pinsky criticized Maryland Chief Information Security Officer Chip Stewart during a hearing on Thursday. Pinsky says Stewart failed to inform House Speaker Adrienne Jones, Senate President Bill Ferguson and him during a briefing on Dec. 22 about the seriousness of the Dec. 4 attack. He says Stewart […]

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Maryland confirms ransomware attack at health agency

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — State officials have confirmed that the disruption of Maryland's reporting of COVID-19 data last month was caused by a ransomware attack. Chip Stewart, the state's chief information security officer, said Wednesday the state has not paid extortion demands for the attack, which began on Dec. 4. Stewart declined to talk about any motive for the cyberattack on the state health department. As a result of containment […]

today01/13/2022 3


Maryland mayor facing revenge porn charges resigns

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — A mayor in Maryland has resigned weeks after he was charged with distributing revenge porn online. The City of Cambridge posted a statement online Monday that Andrew Bradshaw submitted his resignation. News outlets report Bradshaw said he no longer had the confidence of his colleagues and that he was unable to maintain relationships with local, state and federal leaders. Bradshaw is accused of posting nude photos […]

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