Harford considering lowering temperature pets can be left in cars

Harford County is considering lowering the temperature threshold that a domestic pet can be left in a vehicle from under 80 degrees to under 70 degrees. A public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday on the legislation in Harford County Council Chambers, 212 S. Bond St. in Bel Air, prior to the Harford County Council’s regular legislative session. (Aegis)

Read Full Article

Ex-Episcopal bishop who killed bicyclist gets out of prison

A former Episcopal bishop who fatally struck a bicyclist while drunk and texting behind the wheel more than four years ago has been released from a Maryland prison. Heather Cook was the second-highest-ranking Episcopal leader in the mid-Atlantic state when the fatal Baltimore crash occurred two days after Christmas 2014. Her lawyer says she was released Tuesday from the Maryland Correctional Institute for Women. (WTOP)

Read Full Article

Maryland speed cameras generated $64 million in revenue last year. How much did drivers in your area pay?

Drivers going more than 12 mph over the speed limit in school zones and work zones in Maryland paid nearly $64 million in speed camera fines during the last fiscal year, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. About 1.6 million tickets were issued in the 45 jurisdictions that operated speed camera programs across the state in fiscal year 2018. (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article

Md. town hires firm to investigate police chief in Anton Black case

Officials from a Caroline County town have hired an independent firm to investigate the role Ridgely Police Chief Gary Manos played in the deadly pursuit of Anton Black after Maryland State Police denied a request to review the matter. It’s the latest development in the fallout from the teenager’s death last fall on the Eastern Shore. (WTOP)

Read Full Article

Maryland Ranks No. 6 Among ‘Best States’ In Nation

Maryland is among the nation’s best states in a new report, making the top 10. Maryland is ranked no. 6 on U.S. News & World Report’s Best States list. Health care and opportunity were among the items that helped Maryland stay at the top of the list. U.S. News & World Report also ranked states across education, economy, infrastructure, fiscal stability, crimes and corrections, and natural environment. Maryland also ranked higher with education and fiscal stability. (WJZ-TV)

Read Full Article

Ransomware Attack To Delay Baltimore Home Buying And Selling As Deed Records, Water Bills Impacted

As Baltimore city continues to battle a ransomware attack, homebuyers and sellers are facing delays as the city’s deed records were affected. The City’s Transfer Officer cannot process deeds or deeds of trust for recordation, according to the Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors. The city also is unable to issue lien certificates or generate water bills — or determine what city liens haven’t been paid. (WJZ-TV)

Read Full Article

Water Main Break Discovered Outside Pimlico Grandstand

Crews on Tuesday responded to a water main break outside the Pimlico Race Course grandstand, just a few days before the Preakness Stakes. The eight-inch break caused water to bubble up over the asphalt. Water service was shut off to the facility while crews made the repair. On Wednesday, crews completed a repair to the water main and returned water service to the facility. As of Wednesday morning, repairs still need to be made the asphalt where the repairs were made. (WBAL)

Read Full Article

If the Preakness ends controversially, these are the three stewards who might decide it

A world of racing fans waited for 22 agonizing minutes as the Kentucky Derby hung in the balance, the result suddenly up to three anonymous stewards who had to sort out complaints filed by two jockeys against the apparent winner, Maximum Security. Meanwhile, Russell Derderian’s cellphone exploded. “I had 10 people call me up and say, ‘Oh, I bet you’re glad that’s not you,’” he recalled with a grin. “And I said, ‘Absolutely!’” Derderian knew the agony the Kentucky officials faced before they disqualified Maximum Security and handed victory to Country House.  (Balt. Sun)

Read Full Article