The officer who conducted the traffic stop of Appellant’s vehicle had a reasonable suspicion, if not also probable cause, to stop the vehicle based on his observation of Appellant’s vehicle spinning its wheels and his knowledge that Appellant’s license was suspended.
(AP) State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected. The Maryland Department of the Environment said Thursday that the Hurst Creek and Whitehall Creek areas and a portion of the upper Choptank River were closed to shellfish harvesting earlier this week. About […]
FREDERICK — A 10-county partnership is lobbying state lawmakers on behalf of rural Maryland. The Frederick News Post reports that the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition’s first report shows the group spent $27,500 on lobbyists and $8,578 hosting events for lawmakers since its founding in 2011. Frederick County Commissioners President Blaine Young says he believes the […]
ELLICOTT CITY — A new report finds that Howard County is the healthiest place to live in Maryland, while Baltimore City is ranked as the worst. The report was released Tuesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. It ranks counties in each state by several health factors, […]
A Dorchester County jury has awarded $655,858 to a father and son who were injured three years ago when a driver ran a stop sign and slammed into their pickup truck on the Eastern Shore. Gayle MacDonald had left a friend’s house on the evening of Oct. 30, 2008, when she missed the sign at […]
ANNAPOLIS — The U.S. Small Business Administration says federal disaster loans are being made available in six Eastern Shore counties. The loans are being made available to small businesses, agriculture cooperatives and non-profit organizations affected by drought and excessive heat between June 1 and Aug. 30. The loans are available in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen […]
ANNAPOLIS — State Sen. Richard F. Colburn wants to make sure police officers in Maryland know what they’re dealing with when they stop a sex offender on the road, especially if that sex offender has a child in the car. Colburn, R-Dorchester, has introduced legislation this year that would require that driver’s licenses display a […]
More than one in four school-aged children in Somerset County and Baltimore City school districts live in poverty, the highest rates in the state, according to recently released census data. In these two school districts, plus those in Dorchester and Allegany counties, the percentage of students in poverty exceeds the country’s 17.9 percent average, according […]