Arrest Warrant Issued for former chief of staff to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan

After failing to appear in court on Monday, March 13, 2023, Roy C. McGrath, Governor Hogan’s Chief of Staff through part of 2020, is now wanted by the FBI and US Marshals.

Financial train wreck – the wasteful spending of extending MARC to Hagerstown (Opinion)

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (3/8/2023) – Who’s ready to take an almost 3 hour train trip to Washington, DC, then another 30 to 60 minutes on the DC Metro just to get to work? Anyone? Anyone? Because that’s what the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is proposing in its MARC Brunswick Line study.

When Innocence is Sacrificed: The Consequence of Plea Bargains

Plea bargaining is a common practice in the criminal justice system where defendants agree to plead guilty in exchange for reduced charges or a lighter sentence. While plea bargaining can help to speed up the process of resolving a case, it can also result in innocent people being forced to accept a guilty plea. This happens when prosecutors use the power and resources at their disposal to push defendants into accepting a plea deal, regardless of their actual innocence.

Opinion: Election fraud lessons from the 1866 Congressional elections

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (11/14/2022) – While some have cried foul over David Trone’s defeat of Neil Parrott in the Congressional District 6 race, looking at history we can see that election fraud has been of great concern in this area even in the 19th century, especially during times of national strife and conflict. There are some important lessons to be learned from the 1866 election, and a local newspaper captured it perfectly.

Maryland Attorney General Reaches Settlement with Google Over Location Tracking Practices

Maryland News (11/14/2022) – Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh today
announced that his Consumer Protection Division along with 39 other attorneys general have reached a $391.5 million multistate settlement with Google over its location tracking practices relating to Google Account settings.

Parrott Concedes Congressional District 6 Election, Trone Re-Elected

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (11/11/2022) – Based on the vote-by-mail ballots that are still to be counted and the trends in vote-by-mail results, Delegate Neil Parrott has conceded the election. He just called Congressman David Trone and congratulated him on his victory.

Election Update: Grossman likely winner of 2B, Parrott slight lead over Trone

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (11/11/2022) – After counting the first round of mail-in votes, we have several updates regarding local races. Specifically, we now have a winner for Delegate 2B, and more updates on the Congressional District 6 race.

Maryland Elections: Ballot Measures

Maryland News (11/9/2022) – In addition to voting for candidates for various local and statewide positions, Maryland residents had the opportunity to directly vote in support or opposition to several issues and topics, known as ballot measures. A total of five ballot measures were presented to voters, and all five have passed. Here is a brief rundown of each measure:

Your Tax Dollars at Work: State of Maryland Now Protecting Two Extinct Species from Wildlife Trafficking

ANNAPOLIS, MD News (11/2/2022) – Effective October 1, 2022, the State of Maryland is now prohibiting “purchasing, selling, offering for sale, or possessing with the intent to sell” animal parts from a list of 17 covered animal species. The intention of the bill is to protect threatened and endangered species. However, two of the species on the list, mammoths and mastodons, have not existed within the past 3,000 years.