Montgomery County’s Smith named to lead Mary…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   51 MINUTES AGO
Sen. William C. Smith Jr. of Montgomery County will lead the Maryland Senate’s high-profile judicial committee, the incom…

Maryland charges big fines for skipping small …

• MARYLANDREPORTER.COM   55 MINUTES AGO
By Meg Tully
For MarylandReporter.com
As Maryland moves toward all-electronic toll billing and constituents complain about …

Sidebar: Massachusetts takes lighter approach …

• MARYLANDREPORTER.COM   1 HOUR AGO
This is a sidebar to the story “Maryland charges big fines for skipping small tolls”
In Massachusetts, the fee …

Sidebar: Out-of-state drivers owe Md. 2 mil…

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This is a sidebar to the story “Maryland charges big fines for skipping small tolls”
The Maryland Transportatio…

Archbishop Lori shared Baltimore news, and acc…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   2 HOURS AGO
Archbishop William E. Lori presented two gifts, gave a description of the Baltimore Archdiocese, and accepted blessings for…

Indicted Maryland corrections officers have fa…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   3 HOURS AGO
Two cases — one in Baltimore Circuit court, one in federal court — include nearly identical allegations: That correcti…

Baltimore man sentenced to 55 years in prison …

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   9:23 PM ON WED DEC 4 2019
A Baltimore man was sentenced to 55 years in prison after he was convicted of killing a man at the Douglass Homes housing c…

James J. White to resign as head of Maryland P…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   8:46 PM ON WED DEC 4 2019
The executive director of the Maryland Port Administration will resign Dec. 31 after 18 years of leading the agency. In a n…

Baltimore police officer sentenced to 15 month…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   8:10 PM ON WED DEC 4 2019
A judge sentenced Baltimore Police Officer Michael O’Sullivan on Tuesday to 15 months in prison for perjury and misconduc…

Baltimore County executive says police should …

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   7:34 PM ON WED DEC 4 2019
Citing the need to uphold a “transparency push,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. said the county’s po…

Judge releases correctional officers charged w…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   7:33 PM ON WED DEC 4 2019
A group of correctional officers found themselves shackled and dressed in orange jumpsuits while being escorted into a Balt…

‘Healthy Holly’ fallout: City Council pres…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   6:52 PM ON WED DEC 4 2019
City Council President Brandon Scott on Wednesday asked Baltimore’s inspector general to review the last five years of ci…

Baltimore mayor plans to use budget surplus fo…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   6:14 PM ON WED DEC 4 2019
Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young plans to use the city’s projected budget surplus to help fund a massive schoo…

Former Dundalk pastor pleads guilty to sex off…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   6:01 PM ON WED DEC 4 2019
The former pastor of a Dundalk church pleaded guilty Wednesday to a sex offense against a student when she was 17, in what …

15-year-old girl dead after being struck by ca…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   4:12 PM ON WED DEC 4 2019
A 15-year-old girl was fatally struck by a car on the sidewalk during rush hour in Dundalk on Tuesday, and the driver was a…

Maryland Republican Party works to climb out o…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   1:54 PM ON WED DEC 4 2019
Maryland’s Republican Party was socked with unexpectedly high costs for hosting Vice President Mike Pence at a fundraiser…

Annapolis man charged with manslaughter, drivi…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   9:51 AM ON WED DEC 4 2019
A 65-year-old Annapolis man died after he was struck Monday in Annapolis by a man police charged with negligent manslaughte…

State Roundup, December 4, 2019

• MARYLANDREPORTER.COM   8:35 AM ON WED DEC 4 2019
SCHOOL STAR RATINGS SEE MORE IN THE MIDDLE: More public schools in Maryland earned an average rating this year — with few…

Accountability must be key element in increase…

• MARYLANDREPORTER.COM   7:58 AM ON WED DEC 4 2019
This column is running in the December issue of The Business Monthly serving Howard and Anne Arundel counties.
By Len Lazar…

Trial begins in killing of a 25-year-old man s…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   7:00 AM ON WED DEC 4 2019
Timothy Moriconi was 25 years old and walking to his father’s home in Federal Hill to pick up a few beers on a rainy nigh…

Three takeaways from Maryland’s 2019 school …

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   7:00 AM ON WED DEC 4 2019
Maryland released its star ratings for schools Tuesday. Schools were judged on a variety of criteria that included not just…

Police: Two dead in South Baltimore shootings …

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   10:54 PM ON TUE DEC 3 2019
Police say two men died Tuesday after that were shot in separate incidents in South Baltimore. Baltimore police wrote in a …

Indictments charge 25 corrections officers wit…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   9:11 PM ON TUE DEC 3 2019
More than two dozen Maryland corrections officers and staff were indicted on charges they used excessive force, intimidatio…

Baltimore schools CEO warns of potential m…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   8:59 PM ON TUE DEC 3 2019
The Baltimore school system could be facing a million budget gap in 2021, CEO Sonja Santelises warned the City Council …

Mosby flags 305 Baltimore police officers for …

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   6:27 PM ON TUE DEC 3 2019
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told a state policing commission that she has concerns about the integrity of mo…

Maryland school star ratings: Fewer earn four …

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   4:46 PM ON TUE DEC 3 2019
More public schools in Maryland earned an average rating this year — with fewer high fliers and low performers — under …

Maryland state school Superintendent Karen Sal…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   4:16 PM ON TUE DEC 3 2019
Maryland State Schools Superintendent Karen Salmon, who oversaw the introduction of a complex new school accountability sys…

A cautionary tale for government contracting

• THE BUSINESS MONTHLY   1:58 PM ON TUE DEC 3 2019
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced that Aventura Technologies, Inc. and its senior management are charged w…

Baltimore’s mayor warns of a van snatching g…

• THE BALTIMORE SUN – BALTIMORE SUN   1:23 PM ON TUE DEC 3 2019
In a recent televised news conference and interview, Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he’s concerned abou…

What’s killing racehorses?

• THE BUSINESS MONTHLY   12:05 PM ON TUE DEC 3 2019
Photo by Emily Calkins
The sudden death of horses at racetracks is causing alarm and concern in some circles.
According to …