Top MD Headlines: Husband in Buried Body Case Convicted, Radio Host Ditches Motorcycle, Governor's Football Diplomacy

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By Patch Staff

Some big crime cases come to a head, development projects come to fruition and the governor travels to Israel. Read more Maryland news from Patches statewide by clicking on the headlines below:

Radio Host Ed Norris Airlifted After Darlington Accident

Popular radio show host Ed Norris was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore Wednesday after laying down his motorcycle to avoid hitting a truck in rural Harford County.

Eleanor Roosevelt Ranked in U.S. News' "2013 Best High Schools"

The top schools were in Montgomery County.

11 Howard County High Schools on 2013 U.S. News ‘Best High Schools’ List

Eleven Howard County high schools were ranked among the 2013 “Best High Schools in the Nation,” according to new rankings U.S. News & World Report released this week.

A Bel Air man was charged Wednesday in the crashing of his truck into two homes on East MacPhail Road.

Jury Hands Down Verdict in Jarrett Murder Trial

After hours of deliberation, a jury found Robert Jarrett Jr. guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his former wife, Christine Jarrett, whose body was found buried in Jarrett's back yard, the Baltimore Sun reported.

Intercounty Connector as 'American Autobahn?'

Speeds above 90 mph should be allowed on the Intercounty Connector, argues one Bethesda resident.

Man in Custody After SWAT Incident in Rockville

A SWAT situation in Rockville ended peacefully after a man barricaded himself inside a Woodley Gardens neighborhood for three hours.

O'Malley Gives RGIII Jersey to Knesset Member from Silver Spring

In a stroke of football diplomacy, Gov. Martin O'Malley presented a jersey of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to Rabbi Dov Lipman while on a trade mission in Israel this week. Lipman, a Silver Spring native, is a member of Israel's parliament.

County Executive Laura Neuman recently set up an official Twitter account, as one of the latest moves to modernize the office in Anne Arundel County.

Ellicott City Man Dies after Accident on Tough Mudder Course

An Ellicott City man died after injuries suffered from an accident on a Tough Mudder obstacle course in Glengary, West Virginia.

Prince George's County Executive highlights accomplishments in State of County Speech.

A $100 million development project will bring the principles of "new urbanism" to the Rt. 43 corridor in White Marsh and Middle River.

Old Navy Move To Boulevard At Box Hill Confirmed

While the Old Navy located in the Harford Mall has closed, it will move to the developing Boulevard at Box Hill shopping center in Abingdon.

Towson to Break Ground at HCC May 30

The president of Towson University came before local leaders in Harford County Thursday afternoon to share the big news: The groundbreaking for Towson's satellite campus at Harford Community College will take place May 30.

Carroll County School Superintendent Lays Out More Budget Cuts

School Superintendent Stephen Guthrie said $4.7 million had to be cut from the board of education's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, based on the fiscal year 2014 county budget discussed by the commissioners Tuesday. 

Redeveloped Carrolltown Mall Site in Eldersburg to be Anchored by Walmart Supercenter (Updated)  

As many Patch readers speculated last week, a Walmart Supercenter will be included in the future plans of the redeveloped Carrolltown Mall site. 

Police: No New Developments In Attempted Gaithersburg Kidnapping

A 14-year-old boy escaped from a kidnapper along Midsummer Drive in the Washingtonian Woods neighborhood. Gaithersburg police officer Dan Lane said "In my past nine years, I cannot recall an incident occurring such as this."

Montgomery Village Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Two Children

A Montgomery Village man was arrested for sexually abusing two children at his wife's in-home day care, Montgomery County police said.

Mom of Germantown Teen Joins Police in Pedestrian Safety Initiative

Spurred by the death of Seneca Valley High sophomore Christina Morris-Ward, school officials rallied public safety leaders to educate and enforce strategies to keep walkers safe. 

Man Stabbed 16 Times in Wheaton Apartment Building Lobby

A 20-year-old man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed an 18-year-old acquaintance 16 times in the lobby of a Wheaton apartment building, according to Montgomery County police.

Report: Silver Spring Transit Center Plans Turn 16

It's an embarrassing milestone. The Eiffel Tower, the Pentagon and the Empire State Building were all built in less time than this long-delayed structure in Silver Spring.

Police Investigate Rockville Pike Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Incident

A pedestrian was left unconscious by a hit-and-run driver on Rockville Pike at Cedar Lane last weekend.

Le Pain Quotidien Opens in Former Tynan Spot

Le Pain Quotidien opened on Monday in the former Tynan Coffee and Tea spot in the plaza at the Shops at Wisconsin Place in Friendship Heights.

Police: Gaithersburg Man Acting Erratically Dies After Being Tasered

The 51-year-old resident allegedly jumped on cars, threw around large objects, and ignored police orders.

Golf Championship at Potomac's Avenel Farm to Benefit Wounded Warriors

The Mid-Atlantic Championship—a premier stop on the Web.com Tour—takes place at the TPC Potomac golf course at Avenel Farm May 27 through June 2.

The recently passed legislation could be vetoed in favor of creating a new bill with a lower fee for Anne Arundel County residents.

Reports: Benoit Accuses Police Chief of Retaliating Against Leopold Witnesses

Reports say Anne Arundel County Councilman Jamie Benoit accused the police chief of retaliating and using homophobic slurs toward officers who testified against the former county executive.

DNR Secretary John Griffin was named O'Malley's chief of staff, a day prior to the release of poor crab population numbers.

MARC Could Add Weekend Service on Penn Line

Those looking to get into Washington, DC, on the weekends could have an easy option as MARC could add weekend service, according to one state lawmaker. 

Navy Flag from War of 1812 a Prized Piece of London Auction

The 15-star flag could be worth more than $38,000.

Honduran Convicted in Annapolis Brothel Scheme 
Kevin Garcia Fuertes, who was not in the United States legally, could serve life in prison for sex trafficking.

Hyattsville Council Candidate Debate Theme: Moving Past Discord

Questions, answers at Hyattsville candidate forum focus on building a more cohesive, collegial city council.

Hyattsville Council Votes Down Tax Measure

A vote to set Hyattsville's property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year failed last night before the Hyattsville City Council. The failure to set the tax rate came as some members of the city council said that they needed more information about the next year's budget before they could vote on the tax rate.

Police: Bowie Woman Stabs Boyfriend With Fork

The assault occurred after an argument over dinner escalated.

Local Business Owner Has Deep Bowie Roots

Bowie resident Mike Baird shares the secrets of his success and his family's long history in the city.

Body in Bladensburg Identified as Missing Largo Man

The man was reported missing from an adult care facility in Largo on April 8.

School Employee Charged with Sexually Abusing Student

Jason Jamar Howard of Riverdale is accused of abusing a student at Glenn Dale Elementary.

CSX Bridge Continues to Elude Cafritz Developers

Though Calvert Tract is in conversations with UMD, there has been no formal agreement.

Downtown Laurel Shop Looks to Elevate the Art of Barbering

Owner Brian White says White’s Barber Co. takes pains to offer a 'higher level of service.'

'Alarming' Inquiry Prompts Evacuation of UMD's McKeldin Library

Police performed a sweep of the building but found no evidence of explosives.

UMPD to Share Policing Duties in More College Park Neighborhoods

The university has allocated some $500,000 to provide secondary coverage around Crystal Springs, Lakeland, and several student high-rises.

Support Old Greenbelt Theatre With a Vote

The Greenbelt movie theater was chosen to compete for grant money from Partners in Preservation.

The stories above were drawn from the 48 Patch sites across Maryland.


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