Sunday, April 14, 2013
Patch brings you the weird news headlines from across Maryland.
Editor's Note: This feature is posted across several Patch.com sites in Maryland. Parkville Man Charged for Villa Cresta Elementary Gun Incident A Parkville man has been charged after parents at Villa Cresta Elementary School reported seeing him on school grounds with a gun Monday afternoon. Harwood Woman Accused of Hammer Attack A Harwood woman faces criminal charges for reportedly attacking another woman with a hammer. Middle Schooler Pulled From Crowd, Sings on Stage with Green Day A Pyle Middle School student had a moment to remember at the Patriot Center April 4, singing on stage with Green Day and being awarded a guitar by band frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. Burglar Found Hiding Inside Laundry Hamper: Howard County Crime Reports A 23…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Lack of participation said to jeopardize state economy in the future.
Nearly half of Maryland’s workers are not participating in employer-sponsored retirement programs, putting the future stability of the state’s economy at risk, according to a study from the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA). Released on April 2, the study details a downward trend in the number of Maryland workers contributing to employer-sponsored retirement programs from 1995-2012. The data also shows that four in 10 households headed by people nearing retirement (ages 55-64) will have to survive on Social Security, or may not be able to retire at all. Overall, in the decade from 2000-2010, the percentage of employers offering sponsored retirement programs dropped eight percent, from 67 percent in 2000 to 59 percent in …
Patch brings you weird news headlines from around the state of Maryland.
Editor’s Note: This feature is posted on several Patch.com sites across Maryland. Lanham Woman Attempts Robbery, Bites Good Samaritans A Lanham woman is facing robbery and assault charges after attempting to steal a purse from an 80-year-old woman and then biting the victim's husband and a Good Samaritan, who foiled the robbery. Cicadas Return: 17-year Cicadas to Overtake East Coast by the Millions this Spring In May, cicadas in Maryland and along the Eastern seaboard will wake from their 17-year sleep. Blog Post: Mike Miller Wouldn't Mind A Toke Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller wouldn't mind a toke right about now. Jail for 76-Year-Old Ellicott City Man for Embezzlement, Tax Evasion A 76-year-old Ellicott City man was …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Patch brings you the top Weird News headlines in Maryland from the week.
Editor’s Note: This feature appears on several Patch.com sites across Maryland Dropped Wine Bottle Cracks Glass Stair in Chevy Chase Pavilion No, it wasn't blood dripping down the stairs of the newly renovated upscale shopping center—it was just a little red wine. Chevy Chase resident Todd Jasper—an emergency management consultant who blogs for Patch on topics like how to survive an active shooter—snapped this photo of the cracked glass stair last weekend. See the photo on Chevy Chase Patch. Thieves Captured on Video Stealing Cooking Grease Two suspects stole cooking grease from an Oxon Hill restaurant and now police are trying to identify why. Police: Facebook Post Leads to Arrest in Stolen Credit Card Shopping Spree Pictures posted to …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Here are some of Patch's top Local Voices posts across Maryland this week.
Bevins Critical of Proposal to Tighten County Car Rules: Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins said a colleague is only calling for the changes because he was questioned by a reporter for breaking a campaign promise not to take a county vehicle if elected. Sequestration to Have Serious Local Impact: Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young talks about what the impact of the sequestration's mandated federal budget cuts would be on city services. State of the River Address: The South River Report Card is discussed in this blog that details the health of one of the local waterways in Anne Arundel County. Anne Arundel 'School Hours Study' - Answers to the Questions: Blog reacts to a recent study as part of the ongoing …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A settlement was reached on Monday with American Electric Power to improve air quality in Maryland.
Maryland joined seven other states and the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, Feb. 25, in reaching an $8.5-million settlement with Ohio-based American Electric Power to reduce air pollution emissions from its coal-fired electric power plants that carries to downwind states. "With this agreement, we’ve accelerated a timetable that will help make Maryland’s air cleaner for decades to come," Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said. "Marylanders have been subjected to harmful emissions from out-of-state power plants for far too long. The 2007 agreement [with American Electric Power] was historic in its size and scope and we just made it even better for the citizens of Maryland and the entire Mid-Atlantic region.” The power company …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
"It's the first time we've ever had a congressional office within city limits," Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz said.
Maryland's new 6th Congressional District leader will call Gaithersburg home for one of two district offices. Congressman John Delaney's team will work out of 9801 Washingtonian Blvd., Suite 330, in Gaithersburg. He also has offices in Hagerstown and Washington, DC. Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz said at Monday evening's City Council meeting it is the first time the city has housed a congressional office within city limits. “We have long enjoyed a close relationship with those who represent us on Capitol Hill,” Katz said. “We’re delighted that Congressman Delaney will have an office in our community, allowing him and his staff to continue to provide the high level of accessibility and responsiveness that Gaithersburg residents have come…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Maryland gets extremely high grade.
Maryland ranks among the top 5 for government transparency—so says a 2013 report released by the Sunshine Review nonprofit group, cited in a recent article in the Baltimore Business Journal. Alongside California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington state, Maryland received a grade of B+, the highest grade any state earned in the report. Broken down, Maryland earned an A- for its state website, while county, city and school district sites earned a B. Only 26 percent of county websites earned higher than Maryland's, and 60 percent earned a B grade for school district sites. Conversely, the five worst-ranked states for government transparency are Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska and South Dakota. Sunshine Review bases its rankings …
The 6th Congressional District, which was reshaped to include a swath of heavily Democratic Montgomery County, is now 69 percent white, down from 87 percent in 2010, according to census data.
Monday, February 4
By JEREMY BARR | Capital News Service WASHINGTON — Maryland’s redrawn congressional map, which paved the way for a Democratic victory in November, significantly altered the makeup of two of the state’s eight congressional districts, as expected, according to recently-released demographic estimates. The 6th Congressional District, which was reshaped to include a swath of heavily Democratic Montgomery County, is now 69 percent white, down from 87 percent in 2010, according to census data. The shift stems from 7 percentage-point increases in each of the populations of African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American residents. The 8th District, represented by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, experienced a countervailing shift. The district’s…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sean Henderson and Julia Maldonado, Capital News Service
Wednesday, January 23
This interactive graphic shows the five people executed in Maryland since 1976, and the five people currently on death row in the state. Also includes an interactive map comparing the number of executions in Maryland since 1976 with the number of executions in other states in that period.