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Maryland Senate Republicans elect leadership

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Senate Republicans elected a new minority leader on Monday.Sen. Steve Hershey, who represents Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore, was chosen by the Senate Republican Caucus to be minority leader.Hershey served as Senate minority whip from 2015 to 2020. He has represented District 36 since 2013.Sen. Justin Ready was re-elected minority whip. Ready has been the minority whip since October 2021. He has represented District 5 in Carroll County since 2015.The GOP lost two seats in the Maryland Senate this election. Democrats will hold a 34-13 advantage in the chamber in January.(© Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
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2 rescued after plane hits transmission tower in Maryland

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — Crews on Monday rescued the injured pilot and passenger of a small plane that crashed into a Maryland electricity transmission tower, knocking out power for tens of thousands of customers and leaving the aircraft dangling 10 stories off the ground. The plane crashed into the tower that supports high-tension lines at around 5:40 p.m. Sunday and got stuck about 100 feet (30 meters) above the ground, Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said. The crash happened about a mile from the Montgomery County Airpark in Montgomery Village, a Washington, D.C., suburb. It knocked out power in the surrounding area and caused Metrorail delays. The plane hit the lines of one tower, then hit a second tower, Pepco President Donna Cooper said at a news conference on Monday afternoon. Video from the scene showed numerous rescue personnel and vehicles surrounding the tower shortly after it happened. At the time of the crash, the conditions were misty and rainy, said Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for the county’s Fire & Rescue Service.
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Maryland charter school enrollment rising, traditional public school counts declining

(The Center Square) – The number of Maryland students enrolling in charter schools is rising as pupil counts in traditional public schools across the state are trending downward, a recent study reveals. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit trade association, recently released “Changing Course: Public School Enrollment Shifts During the Pandemic.” According to the organization’s findings, Maryland has been in the midst of a gradual...

Maryland Weather: Clearing skies, temperatures moving into low 30's Monday Evening

Clearing skies can be expected later tonight, with falling temperatures into the 40s this evening and 30s after midnight. By Tuesday morning, most areas will be in the low to mid 30s. Expect sunshine to start Tuesday, but clouds will rapidly move back in by afternoon, with temps in the upper 40s to around 50 throughout the day. By Tuesday night, rain will begin approaching the area from the southwest, but likely won't arrive until Wednesday morning before sunrise. It will be wet, breezy, and mild for Wednesday with highs around 60. Rain will move out by Wednesday night, with a return to sunshine for Thursday and Friday. High Temperatures will be back into the 40s to close the week, with lows in the 20s and 30s. The very progressive weather pattern we are in will bring another chance for rain to the area by late Friday night into Saturday, with a brief day of sunshine on Sunday ahead of the next round of rain expected by early next week. 

Maryland Weather: Temperatures will fall overnight before windy and wet weather arrives

BALTIMORE -- It will be a chilly start to your Tuesday with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the low to mid-30s for most Maryland residents. Expect a decent amount of sunshine throughout the day with temperature highs topping out near 50 by the afternoon. Clouds will increase from the west Tuesday evening into Tuesday night as a storm system approaches the area. Wednesday will be a windy and wet day with south winds sustained 15-20 miles per hour and gusts over 30 miles per hour expected by afternoon.Rain will spread into the region during the early morning hours and continue through late morning. More showers can be expected with the front as it moves through by late afternoon. Temperatures will rise to the low 60s for highs ahead of the cold front, then turn sharply colder once it passes Tuesday night. Temperatures will dip into the 20s by Thursday morning with sunny skies and highs in the mid040s by afternoon. It will continue to stay chilly into Friday with temperature highs in the 40s. Clouds will rapidly increase Friday night ahead of the next storm that will bring rain to the area to start the weekend.At this point, Sunday looks dry.

16.5 million transactions for Maryland online sports betting

Maryland mobile sports betting is off to a great start. According to GeoComply, a geolocation and fraud specialist company, Maryland online sports betting experienced 16.5 million geolocation transactions over the course of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27. Maryland doubles Virginia traffic. By comparison, during the...

LAST CALL | Pay your video tolls before the grace period ends

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — The Maryland Transportation Authority reminds all customers that just two days remain to pay video tolls within the grace period. The Customer Assistance Plan has been in effect for nine months as a limited-time opportunity, offering a civil penalty waiver grace period for Video Tolls. The...

Time Running Out To Pay MDTA Tolls Without Civil Penalties

(Baltimore, MD) -- This is the last week Marylanders can pay their video tolls without any civil penalties. The state has been running the program for several months in an attempt to get folks out of debt. The deadline is Wednesday, November 30th. Starting December 1st, drivers will have to...

PointsBet Promo Code For MNF & PointsBet Maryland Launch Details

The PointsBet Maryland promo code for Monday Night Football is BETBONUS, and you can also use this PointsBet promo code in any other state where PointsBet is offered. The new-user bonus with this PointsBet promo code is up to $2,000 in second-chance bets. Days after the launch of online sports...

Two Southern Students Participate in Maryland "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Competition

2022 America Recycles Day Competition Hosted by Maryland Department of the Environment. On Friday, November 18th, 2022, two Southern Garrett County High School students joined 60 students from schools across the state to participate in the 21st Annual "Rethink Recycling" Sculpture Competition hosted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in Baltimore.