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Instrument grant program strikes a chord with local students
NewarkPostOnline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:30:00 -0500
Brianna Occident fell in love with the violin after hearing her older sister play the instrument.

Prosecutors introduce sex video, Internet searches in Phylicia Barnes trial
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:06:00 EST
Internet history on the phone of the man accused of killing Phylicia Barnes showed Web searches for forensic procedures and for books on high-profile killings such as the Casey Anthony and JonBenet Ramsey cases, a Baltimore police detective told jurors Thursday.

Main Towers resident celebrates 100th birthday
NewarkPostOnline.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
Ruth Holler was wearing a tiara on Monday at a birthday party fit for a queen.

Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold
StarDem.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:47:00 -0500
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known for crackdowns on people living in the country illegally is giving up his last major foothold in immigration enforcement efforts that won him popularity among v

Bids due today for Centreville Dam removal
StarDem.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:30:00 -0500
CENTREVILLE — The Centreville Dam project is moving forward as expected and on time, town officials said at their Dec. 11. council meeting.

2 states challenge Colorado marijuana legalization
StarDem.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:46:00 -0500
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado’s legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado int

8 children killed in Australia in reported mass stabbing
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 01:58:00 EST
Eight children have been killed and a woman injured, police said on Friday, during what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing in Australia's tropical northern city of Cairns.

11 plead guilty after Caroline heroin bust
StarDem.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:30:00 -0500
DENTON — Eleven people have pleaded guilty to charges following a large heroin ring bust earlier this year, Caroline County State's Attorney Jonathan Newell said in a news release.

O’Malley increases pardons, but remains stingy overall
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:16:00 EST
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has rarely exercised his power to grant clemency to convicted criminals over his two terms, even as many gubernatorial counterparts have been more lenient amid a changing attitude toward these acts of mercy.

Delaware all-girls charter school to close
StarDem.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:53:00 -0500
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware's state board of education has voted to close a failing all-girls charter school in New Castle.

Ruling clears path for driver’s licences
StarDem.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:21:00 -0500
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver’s licenses.

Relicense the Conowingo hydroelectric plant
StarDem.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:00:00 -0500
The debate over relicensing Exelon to operate the Conowingo hydroelectric generating plant due to the sediment and nutrients washing down the Susquehanna River seems misplaced. One would get the impre

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