Top Maryland Headlines: Uncles in Montgomery, Landlord Guilty of Peeping, Michelle Obama Comes to Town

Security scares after the Boston bombings dominate several jurisdictions and other state news you may have missed.


By Patch Staff

Running clubs across Maryland had members who ran in the Boston Marathon, the bombing story follows a trail to Montgomery County and hoaxes send local law enforcement scrambling statewide. Read more in state news:

Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombings Have Maryland Ties

The investigation into the Boston Marathon bomber case turned to Maryland on Friday with media flocking to a Montgomery County neighborhood to hear the suspects' uncle say he was ashamed of what his nephews are accused of doing.

Marathon Tragedy: How a Tragedy Hit Home in Maryland

Monday's terror attack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon shocked the country and touched communities far from Massachusetts, including many right here in Maryland.

Chevy Chase Landlord Pleads Guilty to Spying on Tenants

Dennis Van Dusen, 64, pleaded guilty to three charges related to using video cameras to record three tenants—all women—while they were undressed.

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits Annapolis to Support Veterans

The first lady's Wednesday visit to Annapolis was a smooth affair.

Injured Boston Marathon Spectator Grew up in Bowie

Erika Brannock, 29, had her leg amputated after being injured in the bombing, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Transit Center Splinters Builder's Relationship with Montgomery County

The Rockville-based construction firm behind everything from the Mormon Temple to the Silver Spring Retail Center may find a colder group of lawmakers in Montgomery County following the failure of the $120 million Silver Spring Transit Center, The Washington Post reports. 

Cafritz Back Before the Planning Board in May

Developers have submitted both a preliminary site plan and a detailed site plan for review by the Prince George's County Planning Board.

Columbia's Iron Girl Half Marathon to Bolster Security after Boston Bombings

An organizer said the race through Town Center in Columbia will have a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

Report: Ellicott City Native Injured in Boston Marathon Blast

The 29-year-old was reportedly supporting her mother, who was running the marathon.

Teen Charged in West Middle School Bomb Threat Incident (Updated)

A 13-year-old female was accused of making a false threat Tuesday to bomb West Middle School, Carroll County Sheriff's officials said in a release.

Sheriff: Two Hoax Bomb Threats in Westminster Tuesday

Two bomb threats in Westminster Tuesday clogged traffic, shut down workplaces and disrupted the school day --- and both were determined to be a "hoax," by law enforcement officials.

Centennial Student Asks Out Prom Date With a Serenade

Bobby Chin asked out his prom date with a song that has gone viral.

Man Indicted in Ellicott City Salon Shooting

The Beltsville man faces attempted murder, assault and gun charges.

Army Shrinks While Fort Meade Grows

Community leaders gave feedback on plans to reduce the Army's fighting force, even while other agencies at Fort Meade expand.

New High-Speed Rail Line Could Bypass Baltimore for Annapolis

One of the four plans under review for the new rail line selects Annapolis instead of Baltimore for a rail station.

Boston Bombings Raise Tension in Annapolis

Authorities responded to two reports of suspicious packages within 24 hours after the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday.

Man Who Lived ‘Argo' Speaks to Key School Students

Lee Schatz was one of the six American diplomats hiding for his life during the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.

Last Day of School for PGCPS Changes Yet Again

County schools received feedback on their earlier announcement of pushing back the last day of school.

Man Found Guilty in 2006 Slaying of Bowie Woman

The victim and her killer were involved in a dispute over child support at the time of the murder.

Anne Arundel County School Board Passes Social Media Policy

The policy ends the ban of some websites and creates guidelines for conduct on social media for both staff and students.

New Stormwater Fee Funds Effort to Clean Streams by 2025

A new fee will appear on property tax bills this year to help fund stream restoration across Anne Arundel County.

Montgomery County Runner in Boston: Attack on Marathon 'Sickening'

Members of the Montgomery County Road Runners Club— several members of whom ran in the Boston Marathon—took to Facebook to update loved ones. Note: Some photos may be too graphic for small children. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch

Police: Briggs Chaney Homicide Victim Involved in Robbery Before Death

A 22 year-old man from Landover who was found dead outside of an apartment in the Briggs Chaney neighborhood may have been part of a group of gas station robbers earlier that day, Montgomery County police said.

Council Weighs Options for Park and Planning Headquarters in Wheaton

Get a better understanding of the options being considered by the Montgomery County Council for building a new Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission headquarters in Wheaton. 

Churchill High School Ranks in Top 100 of Nation's Schools

Churchill High School came in at No. 100 in The Washington Post's annual High School Challenge index.

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Navarro took County Executive Isiah Leggett to task in a memo this week, criticizing his administration's "poor track record in its implementation of Wheaton redevelopment." 

More Drawings for Future Purple Line Stations in Silver Spring

The Silver Spring Transit Center station for the Purple Line, a 16-mile light rail that will connect Bethesda to New Carrollton, will be up to 85 feet above ground, state officials said. Now, new renderings are available for the Manchester Place station in Silver Spring, which will be an entirely different concept: underground.

Photos: View from the Top of the Safeway Building in Wheaton

What can you see from the top of the tallest building in Wheaton? Jerry Ricciardi of Patriot Realty shared these stunning photographs with Patch. See the photos on Wheaton Patch.


These headlines are drawn from all 48 Patch web sites across Maryland.

Joe Galvagna May 18, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Just when we thought it could not get worse one of the Obama gang comes to MD the kiss of death.


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