Anne Arundel County News

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Herring Bay near Deale has eight historic oyster bars, all of them protected from harvesting because the area is an oyster sanctuary.

But some commercial watermen say working small sanctuaries like Herring Bay could be better for the oysters, water, and people in the long run.

Bill Scerbo, president...

12/18/2018 4:00:00 AM

The Anne Arundel County Council on Monday night appointed a new auditor, new Board of Appeals members and apologized to the descendants of county lynching victims.

Assistant auditor Susan Smith was appointed new auditor effective Jan. 1. Smith is replacing Phyllis Clancy, who is retiring on Dec....

12/17/2018 7:15:00 PM

The trial of a Millersville man charged with manslaughter for selling a fatal dose of fentanyl to a 16-year-old has been delayed until May, setting the stage for the case to be handled by the incoming state’s attorney.

Originally scheduled for this month, Circuit Court Judge Michael Wachs delayed...

12/17/2018 5:00:00 PM

One person was injured Monday morning when a car was overturned in a crash in front of Anne Arundel Medical Center.

Firefighters were called to the scene of a crash in front of the hospital at Medical Parkway and Jennifer Road in Annapolis at 8:15 a.m., said Lt. Erik Kornmeyer, spokesman for the...

12/17/2018 4:50:00 PM

Last Wednesday, over 40 members of the Crofton Kiwanis Club joined for their annual Christmas party and to pull the winning raffle ticket from their fundraiser for this year, a gift basket worth $4,000 in local restaurant and business gift cards.

While a youngster named A.J. won the gift basket,...

12/17/2018 3:30:00 PM

Baltimore County

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It was cold, windy and wet the night of Saturday, Nov. 24, and then-County Executive Don Mohler remembers thinking that nobody would show up for Catonsville’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

“I kidded Councilman [Tom] Quirk; I said, ‘Well, this’ll be interesting, it’ll be you, me, [the...

12/18/2018 4:00:00 AM

The Maryland Province of Jesuits on Monday released a list of about 30 priests and other order members who have been “credibly accused” of sexual abuse of children since 1950.

The list compiled by the Roman Catholic group cites men who at some point worked, studied or served in the Maryland Province,...

12/17/2018 7:00:00 PM

The Baltimore County government is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling in a long-running lawsuit over pensions — a ruling that would require the county to pay out millions of dollars to retired county workers unless it’s overturned.

In the lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Equal...

12/17/2018 2:50:00 PM

In December each year, the rear half of the gymnasium at St. Vincent’s Villa in Timonium is filled with more than 100 Christmas trees. Children can wander through a maze of ornaments and inflatable snowmen, gift-wrapped boxes and giant stuffed teddy bears. Santa Claus will visit. So will the families...

12/18/2018 4:00:00 AM

Hazmat crews and police responded to reports of suspicious packages — one of which caused people to be nauseated upon opening it — at three synagogues in Baltimore County on Monday, officials said.

Parents and emergency hazmat crews responded about 1:45 p.m. to Beth El Synagogue, which operates...

12/17/2018 3:45:00 PM

Howard County News

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When Christine Uhlhorn was in kindergarten and was asked to draw a picture of what she wanted to do when she grew up, she drew a firetruck.

“My family has over 250 years in the fire service,” said Uhlhorn, 50. “I never questioned it. There was nothing else I ever wanted to do.”

Uhlhorn, a third...

12/17/2018 6:20:00 PM

Howard County officials said Monday they have resumed talks with property owners in historic Ellicott City to acquire buildings that are being considered for demolition in the wake of devastating flooding.

Jim Irvin, director of the county’s Department of Public Works, told the Howard County Council...

12/17/2018 6:50:00 PM

Howard County school officials say they’ll monitor progress on Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal to allocate nearly $2 billion in additional dollars to statewide school construction projects, but a spokesman said it’s “premature to begin to make assumptions” about how any of that funding might be used...

12/17/2018 4:00:00 AM

The orphanage in St. Petersburg, Russia, didn’t have wheelchairs, so until she was 6, Tatyana McFadden simply crawled on the floor, her legs folded back underneath her body.

Born with spina bifida, she had lacked proper medical treatment, but her eyes were bright, she was spunky and smart, said...

12/16/2018 5:50:00 PM

A special operations crew rescued a llama from a flooded pasture near the Patuxent River in Howard County on Sunday morning, officials said.

The llama’s owner reported the animal being trapped on an island of land in the pasture on Mink Hollow Road in Highland amid rising floodwaters about 8:30...

12/16/2018 1:25:00 PM