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'Incredible' Decision in Serial Podcast Subject's Case

Court upholds new trial for Adnan Syed, but prosecutors have another chance to appeal

(Newser) - Serial subject Adnan Syed moved a step closer to a new trial Thursday when Maryland's Court of Special Appeals upheld a 2016 decision to overturn his murder conviction from 2000 and grant him a retrial. Prosecutors, who objected when a lower court vacated the conviction, haven't said whether... More »

Sheriff: Maryland School Shooter Killed Himself

Cops release new details, timeline of latest school shooting

(Newser) - The student who fatally shot a female classmate last week at a Maryland high school died from a self-inflicted gunshot in a confrontation with a school resource officer who also fired his gun, police said Monday. The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that 17-year-old... More »

Teen Girl Shot in Head at School Dies

Jaelynn Willy was left brain dead after Tuesday's school shooting in Maryland

(Newser) - A 16-year-old girl shot in the head in a school shooting Tuesday in Maryland died Thursday night, the Baltimore Sun reports. Jaelynn Willey was shot by 17-year-old Austin Rollins at Great Mills High School and left brain dead. The sheriff's office says Rollins and Willey had "a prior... More »

School Shooting Victim Has 'Nothing, No Life, Left in Her'

Jaelynn Willey's parents announced she would be taken off life support

(Newser) - The parents of Jaelynn Willey, the 16-year-old girl injured in Tuesday's school shooting in Maryland , have made the heartbreaking decision to take her off life support. "As of now Jaelynn is still on life support but she will not make it," mother Melissa Willey told reporters at... More »

Maryland Shooter Had Prior Relationship With Girl He Shot

Female victim identified as 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey

(Newser) - There's no shortage of praise for the school resource officer who engaged a shooter at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday, even as details of the incident are still taking shape. Police believe Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, fired on 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, with whom he had a... More »

School Officer Stopped Assault; Gunman Is Dead

2 other students injured at Great Mills High School in Maryland

(Newser) - The latest school shooting has left two students wounded and the gunman dead at Great Mills High School in Maryland's St. Mary's County, reports the Baltimore Sun . The shooting happened about 8am, and details are beginning to emerge: Sheriff Tim Cameron says a male student fired at a... More »

Over 2 Dozen Dead Horses Found Decaying on Farm

Sheriff says farmer claimed it was their right

(Newser) - A Maryland sheriff's office says dozens of dead horses were discovered strewn across a farm in various states of decay, the AP reports. Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis told the Daily Times of Salisbury that an investigation was launched Friday into the 25 dead horses found on the 2-acre... More »

Owner Decides 17-Year-Old Cat Is Worth a $19K Surgery

Betsy Boyd didn't hesitate to pony up money for kidney transplant for her 'muse' Stanley

(Newser) - When Stanley needed a potentially lifesaving kidney transplant, Betsy Boyd didn't blink at coughing up the $19,000 needed to pay for it. What has the generosity of this Baltimore mother of two making headlines, per the Baltimore Sun : That amount is more than 40% of her annual salary,... More »

Student Said He Needed Gun at School for Protection, Cops Say

The Maryland high school student was charged with bringing a loaded handgun to school

(Newser) - A Maryland teen reportedly told cops he took a firearm to school for protection from mass shooters, according to court documents. Montgomery County Police arrested 18-year-old high school student Alwin Chen on Feb. 15 and charged him with bringing a loaded gun to Clarksburg High School outside Washington. According to... More »

Family Wins One of Biggest Awards Ever Against Baltimore Cops

Kids and parents of Korryn Gaines awarded more than $37M—but some say they may not see it all

(Newser) - The children of a 23-year-old woman shot to death by Baltimore cops in 2016 after an hourslong standoff have been awarded more than $37 million in the civil lawsuit against Baltimore County and the police officer who fired the first shot. The Baltimore Sun reports that an all-woman jury, after... More »

10 Years Later, Rape Victims in One State Gain a Victory

Women impregnated by their rapists can cut off parental rights

(Newser) - More than 10 years after supporters began pushing for it, Maryland's legislature has decided—with unanimous votes in the state Senate and House—to enable impregnated rape victims to ask judges to end the parental rights of their rapists. Supporters say it has become embarrassing that a state known... More »

Boy Was Building Tree House When Screw Entered His Brain

Doctor says Darius Foreman was 'a millimeter from death's door'

(Newser) - Johns Hopkins' chief of pediatric neurosurgery tells WJLA that young Darius Foreman "was a millimeter from death's door." The seventh-grader was building a tree house Jan. 20 in Maryland when he fell from a branch and a 5-foot board landed on his head. His cousins' mom came... More »

The 5 Most, Least Educated US States

Mississippi ranks last

(Newser) - A good education often brings greater chances of employment as well as higher income potential—two perks that residents of Mississippi and West Virginia might be at a disadvantage of attaining. That’s based on a list of the most and least educated states in the US, compiled by Wallet... More »

These States Will Feel the Pinch of the Shutdown Most

DC tops the list, followed by Maryland and Virginia

(Newser) - The government shutdown that went into effect at midnight on Friday is stretching into its third day , and a resolution still looks tenuous. WalletHub looks at the consequences of a longer-term shutdown through the lens of six key metrics—including share of federal jobs, percentage of kids using the Child'... More »

Chelsea Manning Files Bid for US Senate

She's running in Maryland

(Newser) - Chelsea Manning will run for the US Senate in Maryland, the AP reports. The transgender former Army soldier who was convicted of leaking classified documents filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. The Washington Post reported Saturday that Manning will challenge Democrat Ben Cardin. He... More »

Baltimore Hospital Accused of Dumping Woman on Cold Street

She was wearing only a hospital gown and socks

(Newser) - A homeless woman, wearing only a hospital gown and socks, was wheeled out of a Baltimore hospital and left on the sidewalk late Tuesday in an alleged episode of "patient dumping," reports the New York Times . Passerby Imamu Baraka says he was shocked as he watched security guards... More »

Frat Party So Off the Hook Even the Air Was Buzzed

Police say air in Maryland fraternity tested positive on Breathalyzer

(Newser) - We've all heard of a contact high, but a Maryland fraternity's recent "Tequila Tuesday" was so saturated with booze that it raised the possibility of a contact buzz. USA Today reports that when police raided the Sigma Alpha Epsilon party in November, the very air registered a... More »

10 Neediest US Cities

Detroit and Cleveland top the list

(Newser) - A new survey by WalletHub crunches economic data on more than 180 US cities to rank them in terms of neediness. More specifically, the ranking takes into account factors such as child poverty, hunger, and uninsured rates, then bestows an overall score (the lower the better). The 10 neediest cities:... More »

Cops: Track Coach Tried to Transmit HIV to Students

He's accused of sexually abusing 42 kids

(Newser) - The number of victims believed to have been abused by a track coach and school aide in Maryland has almost doubled: A 206-count indictment made public this week accuses 30-year-old Carlos Deangelo Bell of abusing 42 boys between May 2015 and June 2017, Fox News reports. In July, he was... More »

Office Shooting Suspect Was Fired for Punching Co-Worker

Radee Prince has been arrested 42 times in Delaware

(Newser) - Radee Labeeb Prince had a record of workplace violence long before he allegedy opened fire at an office park in Maryland Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers at Advanced Granite Solutions and critically injuring two. Police say the 37-year-old, who was taken into custody Wednesday night , has a long criminal record... More »

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