Maryland

Maryland might feel economic strain of novel coronavirus in mid-March or April

Marylanders might notice fewer goods in stores by mid-March or April due to the effects of the novel coronavirus on the global supply chain, the acting director of the Port of Baltimore told lawmakers Friday.

An expected shipment to the Port of Baltimore has been cancelled for the first time because of the virus — due to a lack of goods.

Meanwhile, state leaders in Annapolis are urging Marylanders not to panic.

Ex-Baltimore mayor gets three years for ‘Healthy Holly’ fraud

Former Baltimore mayor and “Healthy Holly” author Catherine Pugh, who wrote her own downfall by fraudulently selling children’s books to organizations with which she was politically connected, was sentenced to three years in federal prison.

Trump’s proposed Chesapeake Bay cleanup cuts draw fire

Members of Congress, state lawmakers and environmental groups are rallying against President Donald Trump’s 91% funding cut for Chesapeake Bay cleanup.

Flu warnings after 25 people die in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND — Over 4200 people have been impacted by the flu in Maryland. Find out how you can remain healthy and prevent yourself from getting sick. CNS-TV’s Rachel Hirschheimer reports.

Maryland bill would restrict what foods may be labeled ‘meat,’ as artificial substitutes become more common

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —  Foods made of animal tissues cultured from cells outside of the original animal, plants and insects could not be labeled “meat” in Maryland under a Republican-backed bill in the Maryland General Assembly. Senate bill 188 is sponsored…

Maryland bills aim to restrict kratom

Kratom, a substance that users told lawmakers they take as a pain and addiction treatment, would see more stringent regulation in Maryland under legislation making its way through the General Assembly.

Proposed rule could limit the number of bills Maryland senators can file

Senate bills may become a hot commodity if a rule proposed this week is enacted.
The Senate Rules Committee is planning to meet Friday to consider limiting the number of bills any one senator can propose in the yearly 90-day session of the state’s General Assembly.

Capital Gazette shooter was concerned about sanity

Whether the man who killed five employees in the 2018 Capital Gazette shooting is sane — and therefore criminally responsible for the murders and associated acts — is a question that attorneys on both sides have spent months preparing to answer. Looking back through his court history shows a man who in 2012 sued the paper for libel, particularly aggrieved because, he said in court documents, a column it published implied he was insane.

Maryland’s suburbs saw a large influx of prescription opioids

Much of the rest of the nation saw suburban areas hit harder than rural or urban areas. However, Maryland saw fewer pills per person on average than across the nation.

Harpers Ferry rock climbers worry closures could set precedent for future access

HARPERS FERRY, West Virginia – “This is not how the Park Service is supposed to work.” That’s according to Eric Murdock, policy director for the Access Fund, a rock climbing advocacy organization that has worked with land managers all over…