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Limbo Finally Ends for Crew on Baltimore Ship

Most are allowed to head home after 3 months

(Newser) - For three months, crew members have been stuck on the cargo ship that brought down Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge. The 20 Indians and one Sri Lankan have been faring well, eating pizza and watching cricket, but that hardly makes up for an extended period away from their families....

Woman's $3.99 Thrift Store Find Is Priceless Mayan Artifact

Vase purchased in Maryland is actually ceremonial urn dating back 2K years

(Newser) - Five years ago, Anna Lee Dozier was browsing the shelves of the 2A Thrift Store in Clinton, Maryland, when she stumbled upon an interesting find in the clearance section. "It looked old-ish, but I thought maybe 20, 30 years old and some kind of tourist reproduction thing, so I...

Maryland's Governor Is About to Issue a Mass Pot Pardon

About 100K people will receive clemency for misdemeanor pot possession

(Newser) - Good news for many who've been busted with pot in the state of Maryland: Gov. Wes Moore is set to put out a mass pardon on Monday for more than 175,000 marijuana convictions, forgiving low-level possession charges for about 100,000 people. The Washington Post notes the move...

Fetterman Was Speeding Just Before Car Crash: Cops

Cops say Dem senator was 'at fault'; he says he needs 'to do better and do it slower'

(Newser) - Sen. John Fetterman suffered a bruised shoulder in a weekend car crash in Maryland, but it looks like he and wife Gisele, who was traveling with him Sunday morning when the accident took place, will be OK. The Pennsylvania Democrat's office says in a statement that the incident on...

Tornado Kills Boy, 2, Asleep on Bed With Mom

Twisters touched down across the US Wednesday

(Newser) - A tornado killed a 2-year-old boy and injured his mother Wednesday when a tree fell on their house in suburban Detroit, while emergency workers in Maryland were responding to reports of collapsed structures with people trapped inside after a tornado there, the AP reports.
  • Officials in Livonia, Michigan, said the
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Collapse of Baltimore Bridge Hits a Milestone

Container ship Dali is refloated, escorted by tugboats back to Baltimore for repairs

(Newser) - The recovery from the deadly Baltimore bridge collapse reached a significant milestone this week as the ill-fated container ship Dali was slowly escorted back to port, its damaged bow still covered with smashed shipping containers, fallen steel trusses, and mangled concrete. The AP reports that the vessel, refloated at high...

Fire Department Sent $220K for Ambulances, Then 'Panicked'

Hackers stole money sent by volunteer unit in Rockville, Maryland

(Newser) - A volunteer fire department in Maryland is out more than $100,000 after money meant for new ambulances was swiped in a "business email compromise" scam. Per the Washington Post , the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department wired a $220,000 deposit for two much-needed new ambulances late last month, thinking...

Cops: School Principal Didn't Do Racist Rant, AI Did

Authorities say high school's athletic director tried to frame his boss with artificial intelligence

(Newser) - An apparent beef between a Maryland high school athletic director and the school's principal veered in a dark direction, with the former now accused of trying to frame the latter with an AI recording.
  • The recording: NBC News reports that on Jan. 16, three staffers at Pikesville High School
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Baltimore: Ship's Owners Were Negligent, Need to Pay Up

City files court papers to hold Grace Ocean and Synergy Marine fully liable in bridge collapse

(Newser) - The owner and manager of the massive container ship that took down the Francis Scott Key Bridge last month should be held fully liable for the deadly collapse, according to court papers filed Monday on behalf of Baltimore's mayor and City Council. The two companies filed a petition soon...

5 Teens Shot During 'Senior Skip Day' in Park

One is in critical condition after Friday shooting in Schrom Hills Park in Greenbelt, Maryland

(Newser) - Hundreds of high school students descended upon Schrom Hills Park in Greenbelt, Maryland, on Friday, celebrating what's popularly known in the area as "Senior Skip Day." Gunfire marred the festivities, however, leaving five teens injured, police say, per CBS News . Greenbelt Police Chief Richard Bowers says that...

More Than a Week After Bridge Collapse, a 3rd Body

Divers in Baltimore recovered remains on Friday of 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval

(Newser) - A third body has been found at the site of the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. Authorities announced Friday evening that salvage divers recovered a third body from the water, identified as 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, one of the missing workers. His body was...

Worker: Shift Change Saved Me From Bridge Collapse
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He Should've Been on the Bridge, but Changed Shift

Moises Diaz mourns co-workers who died during collapse of Baltimore's Key Bridge

(Newser) - The bodies of two Brawner Builders construction workers have been pulled from the waters of Maryland's Patapsco River following the collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday, and four more are presumed dead; the search for them has been suspended. Now, another of the company's...

Utah Lawmaker Turns Bridge Collapse Into DEI Debate

Gubernatorial candidate Phil Lyman criticizes port of Baltimore commissioner, who offers DEI consulting

(Newser) - A GOP lawmaker running for governor of Utah blamed the deadly collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge on efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. In an apparent effort "to boost his gubernatorial campaign," Utah Rep. Phil Lyman took to X on Tuesday to attack Port...

Small Maryland Town Suspends Entire Police Force

Ridgely residents 'blindsided' by move

(Newser) - A small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore has suspended its entire police force pending the results of an investigation by state prosecutors, a largely unexplained decision that has left residents shocked, skeptical, and on edge. With the Ridgely Police Department temporarily defunct, other public safety agencies have agreed to...

Bald Eagle Rescued From SUV Grille
Bald Eagle Rescued
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Bald Eagle Rescued From SUV Grille

It was stuck after collision on Maryland highway

(Newser) - It would be a bad situation for any creature, let alone America's majestic national bird. An animal control officer in Maryland came to the rescue Saturday after a bald eagle was trapped in the front grille of an SUV, NBC Washington reports. In a Facebook post , officials in Calvert...

Ladies, These States May Be Worth Looking Into

Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list of best states for women; Oklahoma comes in last

(Newser) - What better way to mark Women's History Month than to tag the places in the US where women have the best chances at career opportunities and a better standard of living? WalletHub looked at all 50 states, using more than two dozen metrics in two main categories to create...

Here Are the Most, Least Educated States in America

Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list, West Virginia brings up the rear

(Newser) - If your mantra is "surround yourself with people smarter than you are," some US states may be a better bet than others, per WalletHub , which looked at the data to see which states offer more in the way of education. The site examined 18 metrics in two main...

Surprise Hogan Run Shakes Up Senate Math

Suddenly, Republicans have a shot at flipping a seat in Maryland

(Newser) - It's a major surprise in political circles: Former GOP Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will run for an open Senate seat in his home state:
  • Hogan, known for his opposition to former President Trump , is vying for the seat being vacated by the retiring Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin. "My
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In Quest for Racial Equality, This State Is No. 1

Hawaii tops WalletHub's rankings, with the District of Columbia coming in last

(Newser) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day is set for Monday, and in advance, WalletHub has taken a peek at which states have made the most advances in the quest for racial equality. The site looked at the racial integration and racial progress made in all 50 states and DC, using nearly...

Special Counsel, Judge in Trump Cases Were Swatted: Sources

Cops were reportedly sent to DC-area homes of both Jack Smith, Tanya Chutkan in recent weeks

(Newser) - According to an attorney for Jack Smith, the special counsel overseeing two federal cases involving former President Trump has been subjected to "threats" and "intimidating communications" ever since he brought indictments against Trump. Now, Smith and his family have become the victims of a swatting incident, in which...

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