State of Maryland

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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 […]

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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 […]

today09/09/2021 6

Events

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 16

Events

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

Events

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 […]

today05/28/2021 23

Events

Maryland announces plan for equitable vaccine distribution

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials have announced a plan to improve equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Baltimore amid criticism about the state's rollout. Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday that the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital will put an emphasis on vaccinating the most vulnerable communities in Baltimore. It involves a public-private partnership of the state health department, the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine. The […]

today03/02/2021 26

Events

Many Maryland schools set to reopen to students on Monday

Many of Maryland's most populous districts are set to welcome some students back for in-person instruction Monday, marking the start of varying local plans in response to Gov. Larry Hogan's push to reopen schools by March 1st. Maryland had the lowest percentage of in-person instruction operating in the nation at 10 percent as of Sunday, according to Burbio, a community event tracker. That number is expected to change drastically come […]

today02/26/2021 18

Entertainment

Marijuana legalization proposed in Maryland Legislature

Advocates say a bill essentially legalizing recreational use of cannabis in Maryland would be an important step toward addressing social equity and racial injustices. HB32 would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana, referred to as cannabis in the bill, for adults 21 and older and also allow for expungement and release for individuals previously arrested or incarcerated. Bill sponsor Del. Jazz Lewis of Prince George's argued at the hearing that the […]

today02/24/2021 28

Delaware Opiod Crisis

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Overdose-related deaths in Maryland increase amid Covid-19 pandemic

Drug and alcohol related fatalities in Maryland have increased since the pandemic, and minority communities were hit the hardest, according to a recent report. Between January and September of 2020, there were 2,025 unintentional intoxication deaths involving all types of drugs and alcohol in Maryland, a 12.1 percent increase from the same period in 2019, according to a report from the state's Opioid Operational Command Center. Maryland is not alone […]

today02/18/2021 12

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