Latest Maryland News | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Latest Maryland News

Play associated audio

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Opponents of Maryland's death penalty say they have the largest number of lawmakers supporting repeal than ever before, but the state Senate president says there still aren't enough votes to pass the bill. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller says he doesn't believe there are enough votes for a repeal in the full Senate.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) New Castle County Executive Paul Clark has appointed the Elsmere police chief as the county's public safety director. Clark named Scott McLaren to the post yesterday.

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts says his ailing back feels much better, and pitcher Justin Duchscherer has learned there's no structural damage to his bothersome left hip. Roberts has been sidelined with back spasms.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland's Public Service Commission is saying a plan to make state utilities buy offshore wind energy will not cost ratepayers as much as some had feared. The Senate Finance Committee is set to consider today Gov. O'Malley's plan that would mandate utilities sign on to 25-year contracts to buy electricity generated by offshore wind turbines.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Centenarian Poet Was A Fearless Guide To 'The Country Of Old Age'

Poet and author Margaret Howe Freydburg died last week at 107; she wrote and published well past her 100th birthday. Her friend Nancy Slonim Aronie has an appreciation of a remarkable woman.
NPR

Margaret Hamburg Ends Six-Year Run As FDA Commissioner

Margaret Hamburg ended her run this week as one of the longest serving Food and Drug Administration commissioners in recent decades.
NPR

Sen. Robert Menendez Indicted On Corruption Charges

Sen. Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted on corruption charges. These are the first criminal charges brought against a sitting U.S. Senator in seven years.
NPR

Still Need A Lawn Yeti? Good News — SkyMall May Be Cleared For Relaunch

The in-flight catalog went bankrupt earlier this year. But its new owners say SkyMall catalogs might make their way back to airplane seatbacks soon.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.