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Dec 3, 2023

‘Fairly serious cuts’ expected for Md. transportation projects, services

With Maryland projected to be short billions of dollars for its long-term transportation projects, state lawmakers next session may have to scale back high-profile plans.

Dec 1, 2023

Clear Ridge Defense awarded near $25M prime contract to support CYBERCOM initative

Baltimore-based Clear Ridge Defense CRD announced its award of a prime contract to support U.S. Cyber Command’s Exercise and Training Directorate J7, Cyber Adversary Tactics Office CATO. The contract’s total value if all options are awarded could total approximately $25 million. CATO is regarded as a highly technical, outstandingly capable team that conducts cyber threat […]

Dec 1, 2023

Kaiser Permanente commits more than $1.3M for community health in Md., DC and northern Va.

Rockville-based Kaiser Permanente Friday announced it has awarded $1.38 million in grants to 22 community organizations and nonprofits in 2023 throughout Maryland, northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. These investments, which advance access to health care and promote health equity in the region, support programs and resources for critical community organizations, allowing them to expan[...]

Dec 1, 2023

Women attorneys in Maryland reflect on O’Connor’s impact and legacy

Noelle Newman said she distinctly remembers first hearing that quote from Sandra Day O’Connor, reminding her to embrace the help of others. O’Connor died Friday at 93 of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness, according to the U.S. Supreme Court in a news release.

Dec 1, 2023

Texts about guns admissible at trial for firearm offenses, Md. appeals court rules

Text messages about trips to the gun range were admissible as evidence in the trial against a man accused of flashing a gun during a dispute days later, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled. The man, Ronald J. Francois, was prohibited from possessing a firearm, so the text messages were also evidence of prior “bad acts” — […]

Dec 1, 2023

Maryland Food Bank hosts Pack to Give Back 2023

At a time when inflation and high food costs continue to create hardships for Marylanders struggling to make ends meet, the Maryland Food Bank (MFB) joined with community-minded corporate partners for its annual Pack to Give Back holiday meal packing event Nov. 3 at the Baltimore Convention Center.   Corporate volunteer teams gathered to pack thousands […]

Nov 30, 2023

Prior conviction not admissible against man accused in 2nd baby’s death, Md. high court rules

The Maryland Supreme Court declined to adopt the "doctrine of chances" to allow evidence of prior crimes against a man who was convicted of causing his child's death and then accused of killing his girlfriend's infant son five years later.

Nov 30, 2023

Joppa Road shopping center sells in Parkville

The retail shopping center at 1836-1844 Joppa Road in Parkville was sold for an undisclosed amount, it was announced Thursday. The property was purchased by 1836-1844 Joppa LLC, which intends to make cosmetic upgrades to the exterior and parking lot while maintaining the neighborhood aesthetic of the property. Gary Olschansky, a commercial and investment specialist […]

The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building is seen June 9, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Nov 30, 2023

Inspector general launches probe of decision to move FBI HQ to Maryland

A federal watchdog will investigate how the Biden administration chose a site in Greenbelt for a new FBI headquarters following a contentious competition.

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Nov 30, 2023

Md. appeals court orders co-tenant pay full cost of trustee in divorce proceeding

One co-tenant of a home can be ordered to pay the entire cost of a trustee’s services in a judicial sale of the home, the Maryland Appellate Court held.

Nov 30, 2023

First United Corp. issues Q1 2024 dividend

Oakland-based First United Corp. Thursday announced its board of directors declared a cash dividend of $.20 per share that will be payable on February 1, 2024, to holders of record of the Corporation’s common stock as of Jan. 18, 2024. First United is the parent company of First United Bank & Trust, a Maryland trust company with commercial banking powers.  The […]

Nov 30, 2023

Board of Public Works approves purchase of Wicomico County watershed forest land

With its approval of the Department of Natural Resources’ acquisition of nearly 20 acres of forested land in Wicomico County Wednesday, the Board of Public Works supported preserving the Nanticoke River watershed and the many animals and birds that live in the forested area around it. 

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