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Maryland’s 24 school superintendents voted unanimously Friday to request that state health officials create clear benchmarks for deciding when students could safely return to school buildings.

The leaders of the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates decried as “truly shocking” a six-figure severance package received by Gov. Larry Hogan’s new chief of staff after the official voluntarily left an independent state agency he was running.

Amira Jennings, 17, who dreamed of opening up her own beauty salon one day and loved helping her family, was killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday morning.

Local contractors say any number of issues with customer-owned equipment could have led to Monday's blast, which killed two.

August’s case numbers are down from the last two weeks of July, when Maryland averaged 855 new COVID-19 cases a day.

While nearly seven in 10 Maryland households have answered their census questionnaire for the once-in-a-decade tally, that still leaves more than 800,000 that have not. And there are neighborhoods in Baltimore where more than half the residents are still officially uncounted.

Midshipman Nixon Keago will serve 25 years after a members panel found him guilty of sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, obstruction of justice and burglary.

Many businesses have been reopening across the country during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including restaurants, bars, malls and gyms. But the reopening of schools has become a particular source of stress for teachers and staff as well as parents and guardians of school-aged children. Uncertainty and safety concerns have prompted many to look into “pandemic pods” — here’s what to know about this concept, including how one could look as well as its pros and cons. (Kaitlin Miller, The Active Times)

Officers were called at about 10 a.m. to the area of West Ridgely Road and Francke Avenue, where a passenger who had been asleep on a Maryland Transit Administration bus woke up, and started shouting he would shoot people, said police spokesman Kevin Gay.

Family members of Shaliqua Watson, 21, remember her life after she was fatally shot on Saturday, Aug. 8.

The Ravens might be the best team in the NFL, but the competition ramps up in the playoffs. That’s when special teams become even more important, and could be the difference between going to the Super Bowl or going home.

Baltimore County warned that people may be removed from Recreation and Parks property for failure to adhere to the guidelines.

Baltimore Gas and Electric says their electrical and gas equipment in the area of the 4200 block of Labyrinth Road was operating safely and was not the cause of the gas explosion that killed two people and injured at least seven others.

There’s a difference between being a surprise playoff team and a contender. Being the former might only slightly change the calculus of trying to offload more experienced or expensive players in trades close to the Aug. 31 deadline.

Three men who spent a combined 108 years in prison for a murder they did not commit filed a federal lawsuit Thursday, alleging that Baltimore Police detectives coerced false statements and manufactured a narrative that implicated the three youths to the crime.

Maryland has opened a statewide hotline to report potential violations of executive orders meant to stem the spread of COVID-19, contrasting Gov. Larry Hogan’s previous statements that local jurisdictions should take more control over enforcing the orders.

Lonnie Herriott, 61, who died Monday in a gas explosion in Baltimore is remembered as resilient and hardworking. “She loved people and she would help anybody who needed help,” her mother said.

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