Single-vote win reversed in recount for Wicomico Board of Education District 3

Following a recount, the winner of the Wicomico Board of Education District 3 seat has been announced. According to unofficial results, David Goslee is the winner of District 3 over William Turner by one vote, said Anthony Gutierrez, Wicomico County's elections director. Goslee received 3,056 votes, and Turner received 3,055 votes, Gutierrez said. The recount was completed Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29. (Daily Times)

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Frederick County mental health providers: Issues are more common, starting earlier for children

The opioid crisis, incarcerated parents and social media use are contributing to a recent increase in mental health needs among children and adolescents in Frederick County, experts say. The professionals responsible for responding to students’ mental health needs in schools hope to see an expansion of the Frederick County Public Schools trained staffing and support services, aiming to form a comprehensive plan in the coming years. (News-Post)

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Bowie State marching band director resigns, group placed on probation by university

The longtime director of the Bowie State marching band resigned Friday, shortly before the university announced a one-year probation for the student music group because of alleged hazing. President Aminta Breaux said paddling, systematic ridicule and other behaviors found at Symphony of Soul did not rise to the level of harm seen at some schools but added that there could have been a different outcome if it had continued unchecked. The group will only be able to take part in ceremonial events and perform on campus during its probation. (Capital)

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Three Harford elementary school districts reach development moratorium status; fourth could follow

Development moratoriums remain in place for the Emmorton and Magnolia elementary school districts, and a third district, Homestead-Wakefield Elementary, is likely to be under moratorium based on Harford County Public Schools enrollment figures for the current school year that were released recently. A fourth elementary district, Red Pump, which is north of Bel Air, is also getting close to the 110 percent enrollment to capacity threshold that triggers a ban on new housing construction in an individual school district under the county’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance. (Aegis)

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After five months of recruiting Baltimore's most dangerous young men, Roca ready to show its progress

Armed with a list of 180 young men considered Baltimore’s most dangerous, outreach workers have scoured city neighborhoods since July to find them and persuade them to join Roca, a radical anti-violence program. In some cases they’re too late. Some of the men have been killed in the past five months or locked up for crimes such as armed robbery or drug trafficking. For those still available, Roca is recruiting them to take part in the nonprofit’s life skills, therapy and educational classes and transitional employment services. The goal is to give the men, ages 16 to 24, the skills to turn their lives around. (Balt. Sun)

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Grand jury indicts four Damascus High students in reported rape case

The four Damascus High School students facing rape charges for allegedly assaulting four fellow junior varsity football players have been indicted by a Montgomery County grand jury. Fifteen-year-olds Jean Abedi, Kristian Lee, Will Smith and Caleb Thorpe were each indicted Thursday night in Montgomery County Circuit Court on eight counts, including one count of first-degree rape, three counts of attempted first-degree rape and four counts of conspiracy to commit rape, according to the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office. (Bethesda)

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Mercy High School coach charged with sexual abuse of a student

A former Mercy High School coach has been charged with sexual abuse of a student, the president of the all-girls Catholic school said Sunday night. Ernest Jackson, a 30-year-old Rosedale resident, is charged with four sex offense counts and is being held without bond, court records show. Jackson could not be reached and did not have a lawyer listed in court records. (Balt. Sun)

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Substitute teacher at Anne Arundel County elementary school taped student to chair, principal says

A substitute teacher at Lake Shore Elementary School in Pasadena taped a second-grade student to a chair this week, according to a letter sent to parents by the school’s principal. Julie Little-McVearry, Lake Shore principal, said in the letter the long-term substitute teacher has been removed from the school and would not be placed in any Anne Arundel County school until “the matter is resolved.” (Capital)

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