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Wicomico County

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  • Communities struggle with representation on school boards

    When temperatures in the classrooms of Ridgely Middle School reached the high 90s, Julie Sugar and other parents invited Baltimore County school board members to check out the problem. The board members didn't come — but local lawmakers did. "That'...
  • Thirty-five charged with Maryland crime spree

    Federal authorities announced Thursday a racketeering indictment charging 35 alleged Bloods gang members with murder, kidnapping and other crimes from Western Maryland to the Eastern Shore — a move they said had "dismantled" the gang. Authorities...
  • Annapolis budget meltdown could sully leaders' reputations

    Annapolis budget meltdown could sully leaders' reputations
    Instead of the confetti, balloons and good will that typically mark the end of the General Assembly's 90-day session, the legislature adjourned Monday with a toxic mixture of anger and disbelief that the Democratic-controlled body gridlocked and was...
  • Maryland DNA sample collection can resume temporarily, Roberts says

    Maryland DNA sample collection can resume temporarily, Roberts says
    The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Maryland to resume the collection of DNA samples after arrests for violent crimes, an indication that the justices might decide the issue that has divided lower courts and pitted tough-on-crime state officials against...
  • Maryland law enforcement agencies resume DNA collections

    Maryland law enforcement agencies resume DNA collections
    Suspects arrested for violent crimes or burglaries will again have to submit to DNA collections, officials with several Maryland law enforcement agencies said Thursday. A day after U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. authorized the practice to resume,...
  • Maryland public defender argues against Supreme Court intervention in DNA case

    Maryland is exaggerating the value of collecting DNA samples before suspects are convicted, the state's top public defender argued in a filing Friday before the U.S. Supreme Court. The state asked the nation's highest court to decide whether collecting...
  • Md. high court strikes down DNA collection at arrest

    Maryland's highest court on Tuesday blocked police in most cases from collecting DNA samples when they arrest suspects in violent crimes and burglaries, dealing a blow to one of Gov. Martin O'Malley's signature initiatives. The Court of Appeals ruled 5-2...
  • Maryland law enforcement agencies still collecting DNA samples

    Maryland law enforcement agencies still collecting DNA samples
    Police around Maryland said Wednesday that they would continue to collect DNA samples when suspects are arrested for violent crimes and burglaries, despite a recent ruling by the state's top court limiting the practice. Several law enforcement agencies,...
  • Md. authorities stop post-arrest DNA collection

    Maryland authorities have stopped collecting DNA samples from suspects arrested on violent crime and burglary charges after the state's highest court ruled the crime-fighting tool that has helped solve dozens of cold cases unconstitutional. On Friday,...
  • County police will suspend collecting DNA evidence in some cases

    The Baltimore County Police Department announced Friday that, in the wake of a Maryland Court of Appeals opinion, it will discontinue collection of DNA samples at the time of arrest from suspects charged with certain violent crimes. But in a press...
  • Gansler pushes Supreme Court appeal on DNA ruling

    Gansler pushes Supreme Court appeal on DNA ruling
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler took a first step Tuesday toward an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in a high-stakes case that blocks police across the state from collecting DNA samples when a person is arrested in connection with a...