Sunday, May 19, 2013
What advice did the first lady give graduates? Will electricity rates go up - again? Get all the Maryland news with one click on Patch.
Sunday, May 19
By Patch Staff It was a big news week in Maryland last week, with a visit by the first lady, a commuter nightmare in Montgomery and a heads up for a sixth casino in the state. All the headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Berliner Calls for Better Electricity Service with 'Utility 2.0' Montgomery County Council Member Roger Berliner asked the Maryland Public Service Commission to require that substantial changes be made to electricity services in the state. Meanwhile, Pepco is asking for permission to raise rates. Michelle Obama to Bowie State Grads: It's Time to Feel Hungry Again In a speech rich with historical references, the first lady reminded the BSU class of 2013 why education is important. Report: Quince Orchard Students…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From crime - hear about the backhoe bandits? - to politics and new places for Mexican food, be well-informed with one click.
Sunday, May 12
By Patch Staff Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown Kicks Off Gubernatorial Bid In a speech highlighting his military and government service, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown announced in his home county of Prince George's Friday night that he is running for governor of Maryland in the November 2014 election. Dan Bongino’s Home Burglarized Wednesday Night While Family Slept A spokeswoman says computers, purses and a wallet were taken from the Severna Park home of Bongino, the former Secret Service agent who ran for U.S. Senate in 2012. Report: Anne Arundel County Top in State for Generating Tourism Money The county saw a more than 7 percent increase in money from tourism between 2010 and 2011, according to a new report. Businesses Look to Marketplace Fairness…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Want to be more informed about what goes on in your neighborhood? Maryland made big news this week. Will the death penalty repeal stick? Will Walmart come to Aspen Hill? Find out more state news in one click on Patch.
By Patch Staff A robbery stuns Cartier shoppers on a quiet mid-morning, an investigation into a county police force and just one question: Which Maryland county has a lot of "excessive drinkers?" Headlines from 48 Patch sites across Maryland: Gov. O'Malley Signs Law to Take Away Death Penalty, Politicians Move to Bring it Back Maryland is now the 18th state to abolish the death penalty but a bipartisan group of elected officials says the threat of terrorism is an incentive to reverse that move. Del. Ron George to Make Bid for Governor's Office Del. Ron George, an Anne Arundel County Republican, says he plans to start campaigning in June for the 2014 race. Columbia Native Jayson Blair Reflects on Resignation from New York Times "I'm …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Do you know how your high school ranked nationwide? Wondering what stores are coming to your area? Learn some of the answers and check up on your neighbors in our state news roundup.
Sunday, April 28
By Patch Staff Some big crime cases come to a head, development projects come to fruition and the governor travels to Israel. Read more Maryland news from Patches statewide by clicking on the headlines below: Radio Host Ed Norris Airlifted After Darlington Accident Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County. Eleanor Roosevelt Ranked in U.S. News' "2013 Best High Schools" The top schools were in Montgomery County. 11 Howard County High Schools on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Learn about a different kind of Maryland "crab," where Costco fans are flocking and how a flash heat wave felled students. Be prepared with all the Maryland news across Patch.
Sunday, April 14
By Patch Staff Relationship Between Army Recruiter and Slain Rockville Teen Examined As the community grieves, details are emerging about the nature of the relationship between a Rockville High School student and an Army recruiter whom police say shot and killed the teen before killing himself at his Germantown home. Blue Angels Cancel Remaining Air Shows in 2013 The rest of the season—including the air show in Annapolis—was canceled due to budget constraints in the defense department, an official said. Michelle Obama to Speak at Bowie State University Commencement The first lady will address approximately 600 graduates during commencement excercises on May 17, and BSU will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon the first lady. …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The news you may have missed from across Maryland.
Sunday, April 7
By Patch Staff Maryland Senate Passes Gun Control Bill Maryland senators voted Thursday night to approve an amended gun control bill rather than send the legislation to conference committee. Mike Miller Wouldn't Mind A Toke Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller said he supports medical marijuana for cancer patients. "I've got a fractured nerve in my tooth right now," Miller said. "I wouldn't mind a toke myself." Cicadas Return: 17-year Cicadas to Overtake East Coast by the Millions In May, cicadas in Maryland and along the Eastern seaboard will wake from their 17-year sleep. First Lady Hosts Watkins Mill Students for Jackie Robinson Film Workshop First Lady Michelle Obama and actor Harrison Ford were among participants in a panel…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
You may be surprised at what you missed in top Maryland news.
Sunday, March 24
Catch up on headlines you might have missed, including important legislation on marijuana and a federal nominee from Montgomery County. Maryland Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Small Amounts of Marijuana Fourteen states have decriminalized small amounts of marijuana. Should Maryland be next? Former Montgomery County Councilman Tapped as U.S. Labor Secretary TAKOMA PARK—President Barack Obama nominated Takoma Park resident and former Montgomery County Councilman Thomas E. Perez as U.S. Secretary of Labor on Monday, CBS News reported. Read more on Takoma Park Patch. Casino Tables Arrive at Maryland Live! Workers put in place 122 tables, which will go into operation on April 11 at the Anne Arundel County casino. Severna Park Mom …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Is development coming to your neighborhood? Find out what your politicians are up to. It's all here.
Monday, February 25
By Patch Staff The most recent top headlines from 49 Patch sites across Maryland: Fort Meade Readies for Looming Sequester The Department of Defense could see spending cuts of more than 9 percent, leading to possible furloughs for civilian workers. Baltimore County Councilman Charged with DUI Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff, a freshman Republican, was charged at 3 a.m. Saturday with driving under the influence of alcohol. Coroner: Woman Died of Abortion-Related Complications GERMANTOWN—An elementary school teacher from New York state died from abortion-related complications, a spokesman for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said. The full story is at Germantown Patch. Dog Bill Takes Bite Out of Pit Bull Ruling SILVER SPRING—…