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Recreational marijuana bill advances in Maryland House

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House has advanced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, if voters approve a constitutional amendment in November. The House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to two separate bills. The first would put the matter on the ballot. The second includes steps that would be taken on moving forward if voters approve, though issues relating to licensing and taxation would be taken up next […]

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Maryland, Delaware residents keep digging out weekend snow

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Residents on Maryland's Eastern Shore and in southern Delaware continued to dig out this weekend from roughly a foot of snow that fell as a nor'easter moved up the East Coast. Snow emergency plans remained in effect for roads in five eastern Maryland counties late Sunday. Ocean City announced its roads were cleared and passable by Sunday morning. In Delaware, some school districts in Sussex County […]

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Events

Winter storm to bring blizzard conditions to US East Coast

BOSTON (AP) — The Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States are preparing for a powerful winter storm that's expected to produce blizzard conditions. Heavy snow and strong winds are forecast to begin in parts of the Carolinas and Appalachia on Friday evening. The National Weather Service says the system will intensify as a nor'easter off the East Coast and bring similar conditions farther north on Saturday. The weather […]

today01/28/2022 25

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Maryland governor tests positive for coronavirus, feels fine

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says he's tested positive for the coronavirus, but is feeling fine at the moment. Hogan tweeted Monday morning that he received a positive rapid test as part of his regular testing routine. Hogan, a cancer survivor, says he's been vaccinated and has had a booster. Hogan urged people to get vaccinated or get booster shots as soon as possible as the virus's […]

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Sports wagering in Maryland in development stage before bets

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sports wagering in Maryland is now authorized thanks to a 2020 ballot initiative and a 2021 law. But it may be until 2022 that gamblers get to make their bets on games. The Baltimore Sun reports two state agencies are now carrying out the details that will lead to the issuing of licenses to companies approved to offer the gambling. Some in-person licenses are set aside for […]

today09/13/2021 11

Events

Maryland OKs boosters for 65 and older in congregate care

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — the State of Maryland is authorizing COVID-19 booster shots for all residents 65 and older who live in congregate care settings. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday that nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, residential drug treatment centers and developmentally disabled group homes can now administer booster shots to residents 65 and older. The state’s health department is issuing new guidance for vaccine providers to administer boosters without any […]

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Police: Delaware man’s body found in Maryland river

SHARPTOWN, Md. (AP) — Police say the body of a Delaware man who drowned while swimming in a Maryland river over the weekend has been found. Maryland State Police say troopers were called to Cherry Beach Park in Sharptown on Sunday for a report of a possible drowning. John Davis of Seaford, Delaware, was at the park for a family gathering when police say he jumped into the Nanticoke River […]

today06/23/2021 19

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Homeless man charged with arson and murder in woman’s death

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A homeless man has been charged with murder and arson in the death of a Maryland woman whose body was found inside a burning house in Salisbury last month. Delaware State News reports that 43-year-old Kenneth Glenn Evans is being held without bond in connection with the May 21 fire.  When firefighters responded to the blaze, they found a woman's body in the master bedroom and […]

today06/07/2021 10

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Maryland adds 517 more to COVID-19 death toll over pandemic

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland has revised the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state by adding 517 deaths that were not properly classified by medical certifiers over the past year. The health department said Thursday the update brings the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Maryland to 9,368. There were five more deaths over the past 24 hours. The state also raised the number of probable cases with […]

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