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Kent County

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  • Youth violence, staff force spiked in 2011 at troubled juvenile detention facilities

    Youth violence, staff force spiked in 2011 at troubled juvenile detention facilities
    In the J. DeWeese Carter Center in Kent County, youths would pick fights that sometimes turned into melees, recalled Rodney Stallworth, who spent four months there last year on a drug charge. The detention system frustrated the 18-year-old East Baltimore...
  • Counties bristle as Assembly proposals seek to expand state power

    As the General Assembly session rushes to a close, many conservative lawmakers and local officials are battling to halt a series of bills, large and small, that they say would shift decision-making power from counties to the red brick buildings of...
  • Lawmakers strike deal to save Eastern Shore mail center, but area post offices still vulnerable

    Lawmakers strike deal to save Eastern Shore mail center, but area post offices still vulnerable
    Key senators reached a tentative agreement Tuesday to save a mail processing center considered significant to the Eastern Shore economy but left the fate of more than a dozen post offices in the Baltimore region uncertain as they considered a sweeping...
  • Ruppersberger backs Rosen in 1st District

    Democratic congressional candidate Wendy Rosen picked up the endorsement of neighboring Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger on Wednesday in her bid for the nomination in Maryland's 1st Congressional District. Rosen, a Baltimore County resident, is running...
  • Bomb threat closes Kent County schools

    A bomb threat closed all eight Kent County public schools Tuesday morning and forced Maryland State Police and local officers to search the buildings with bomb-sniffing dogs. The schools were closed soon after classes began and approximately 2,500...
  • Maryland Students Help With G.R. Habitat Home

    Maryland Students Help With G.R. Habitat Home
    A group of Howard Community College students from Maryland choice sunny West Michigan as their alternative Spring Break destination, working hand and hammer with Habitat for Humanity of Kent County. “I came to just make a difference, really, I mean...
  • Md. Transportation Authority, Carroll Co. ran afoul of open meetings laws

    Md. Transportation Authority, Carroll Co. ran afoul of open meetings laws
    Members of the Maryland Transportation Authority met without giving proper notice. Carroll County commissioners charged admission to a forum held by opponents of Gov.Martin O'Malley's statewide growth plan. Those open meeting violations were the first...
  • Bodies of man, 2 sons found submerged in manure pit

    Bodies of man, 2 sons found submerged in manure pit
    — Many farmers in this rural Kent County community were left shaken after a father and his two teenage sons were found dead early Thursday in a pond full of liquid manure on a local dairy farm. The deaths appear to be accidental, but...
  • Lancaster County Man and Two Sons Found in Manure Pit

    Lancaster County Man and Two Sons Found in Manure Pit
    A Lancaster County man and his two sons were found dead in a Maryland manure pit early this morning. Glen Nolt, 48, and his two sons, Kelvin, 18, and Cleason, 14, of Peach Bottom, PA were identified as the victims. Autopsies will be performed on all three...
  • Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment

    Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment
    Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. They...
  • Officials rule deaths in Kent Co. manure pit accidental

    Autopsies showed that deaths of a father and his two teenage sons found in a Kent County manure pit Thursday were accidental. Maryland State Police said Glen W. Nolt, 48, Kelvin R. Nolt, 18, and Cleason S. Nolt, 14, all of Peach Bottom, Pa., died of...