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Newarkers gather to watch solar eclipse
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:35:00 -0400
Thousands of Newarkers paused Monday afternoon to witness the solar eclipse, a rare celestial event that won’t be visible here again until 2024.

MU BRIEFS: Missouri gymnastics released 2018 schedule
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:55:00 -0400
Following a top 25 finish in 2017, Missouri gymnastics will begin its season on the road at Auburn; Missouri baseball is looking for roster depth and will hold an open tryout for MU students on Aug. 28.

With glasses scarce, curious flock to view eclipse at Towson library
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:28:00 PDT

The wait to get into the Towson Library's storytime to score a pair of the hard-to-find glasses needed to safely watch Monday's solar eclipse reminded Peggy Szczerbicki of waiting in line for the release of the latest edition of the popular Harry Potter book series.

More than 150 people snaked...


Teachers union, city schools officials head to arbitration over layoffs
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:15:00 PDT

The Baltimore Teachers Union and school district lawyers are scheduled to meet next month to discuss grievances filed by union leaders over the district’s handling of layoffs of teachers and classroom aides earlier this summer.

An arbitration hearing is scheduled for Sept. 6, one day after the...



Mental evaluation ordered for man accused of killing 3 girls in Prince George’s County
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:35:00 PDT

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation of a man accused of fatally stabbing his sister and two cousins, all under the age of 10.

Antonio Williams, 25, interrupted a court hearing Monday and repeatedly shouted, "I am not the one you're looking for!," The Washington...


Tornado warning issued in St. Mary’s County
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 14:20:00 PDT

St. Mary’s County is under a tornado warning until 5:30 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

A thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was spotted around 5:15 p.m. seven miles north of the Wicomico River, moving southeast at 15 miles per hour. There was also a threat of quarter-sized hail.

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Woman injured in single-vehicle crash at fast food drive-through
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:35:00 PDT

Maryland State Police are investigating a crash that occurred in the drive-through lanes of the McDonald’s restaurant in Mount Airy that sent a woman to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

Police say the woman, identified as Shanah Fish, 33, of Linthicum, was operating...


Christopher Columbus monument vandalized in Baltimore
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:05:00 PDT

A monument in Baltimore to Christopher Columbus — believed to be the first one erected to the Italian explorer in America — was vandalized.

Baltimore Police said they were looking into the incident, but couldn’t say when the damage took place.

A video posted to YouTube on Monday by a user named “Popular...


Solar eclipse stuns viewers at Howard Community College
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 12:52:00 PDT

At 2:42 p.m. Monday, more than 100 Howard Community College faculty, staff, students and their family members packed the front lawn of the science, engineering and technology building for a glimpse of the solar eclipse.

According to the NASA website, the solar eclipse Aug. 21 was the first event...


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