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Man claiming to be God crashes into Maryland TV station and barricades himself inside

By John Clarke ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (Reuters) – A possibly armed man who said he was God crashed a truck into a Maryland television news station on Tuesday and barricaded himself inside the building, police and witnesses said. The man banged on the glass doors of WMAR-TV in Towson, asking to…

Maryland House rejects bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana

(Reuters) – A bill to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Maryland was effectively struck down by a committee in the state House of Delegates, a staff member said on Thursday. The House Judiciary Committee voted instead on Wednesday to form a task force to investigate decriminalization over…

Two men arrested in armed robbery of pregnant woman in labor

Police in Annapolis, Maryland, have arrested two people for the armed robbery of a pregnant woman in labor according to CBS13. Devery Kelley, 24, of Annapolis and Cornell Robinson, 44, of Washington, D.C. are being held by police after attempting to hold up the woman and her companion at gunpoint.…

Police link convicted child molester to 1975 Maryland child kidnapping case

By Alice Popovici GAITHERSBURG, Maryland (Reuters) – Maryland police on Tuesday named a 57-year-old former carnival ride operator as a person of interest in the case of two young sisters who disappeared while going to see an Easter exhibit at a shopping mall in 1975. Police are looking for more…

Maryland attorney general accused of using siren to run red lights and bypass traffic jams

Political Entitlement: Maryland AG Accused Of Regularly Turning On Sirens, Ordering Troopers To Drive Dangerously (via Techdirt) Maryland attorney general Douglas F. Gansler was looking to take a run at the governor’s office. The operative word is “was.” A stack of reports detailing his thorough abuse of state trooper vehicles…

14-year-old girl accused of enlisting boyfriend to kill her father

A 14-year-old Maryland girl and her 19-year-old boyfriend were arrested and accused of conspiring to kill her father, a popular local blogger and podcaster. WJZ-TV reported on Sunday that police believe the girl Morgan Arnold, left a screen door open in her home in Ellicott City, Maryland, allowing Jason Bulmer…

Video shows man beaten, stripped and robbed by Baltimore crowd

A tourist was recently accosted by a crowd of people in Baltimore, Maryland after they spotted an expensive watch on his wrist, in an incident that was caught on tape and is now receiving national attention. The assault occurred the morning after St. Patrick’s Day, but the victim has not…

Maryland high court takes on lesbian divorce case

The Court of Appeals of Maryland heard arguments on Friday in the case of two women who married in another state but were denied a divorce in Maryland, according to the Associated Press. Jessica Port and Virginia Anne Cowan were married in California in 2008 and are now seeking a…

Mega Millions mystery drags on

BALTIMORE, Maryland — The Mega Millions mystery dragged on Thursday with no one yet coming forward for a share of a world-record $656 million jackpot, even after a Baltimore woman claimed she had a winning ticket. Tickets with the winning combination of 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 plus Mega Ball…

U.S. says Bradley Manning helped al Qaeda with leaks

FORT MEADE, Maryland — US soldier Bradley Manning aided Al-Qaeda by leaking troves of classified information to the secret-spilling website Wikileaks, military prosecutors said Thursday. Manning, who served as a low-ranking intelligence analyst in Iraq, has previously been charged with 22 counts, including aiding the enemy. During a pre-trial hearing,…

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