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Maryland hospital hacked with ransomware, FBI suspects inside job

Baltimore - A Samsam ransomware virus infected the MedStar Web server of the Baltimore's Union Memorial Hospital, in Maryland. The malware has been launched from within, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reports.

Maryland about to become first U.S. state to ban neonicotinoids

Maryland has come closer to becoming the first state in the U.S. to place a partial ban on the sale of certain pesticides that have been blamed for the deaths of bees around the world.

Night-flying drones combat Africa's poaching problem

Wildlife conservationists fighting poaching in Africa are being assisted from on high — by unmanned aerial drones that expose poachers. The drones are also helping to stabilize the tourism industry, which has been severely impacted by wildlife deaths.

Maryland and the strange eagle deaths

Bethesda - Thirteen American Bald Eagles have been found dead in the state of Maryland. The eagles were found scattered across the ground on a farm.

Actress Laura Cayouette talks new John Schneider projects Special

Like an increasing number of established screen actors, the 51 year old from Maryland has recently worked with writer, director and actor John Schneider. She relayed the experience to Digital Journal.

Six cops charged in death of suspect that sparked Baltimore riot

Baltimore - Arrest warrants for six Baltimore police officers suspected of responsibility in the in-custody death of a 25-year-old black man were issued Friday, the city’s chief prosecutor said May 1.

Your Chesapeake blue crab cakes may be fakes

The iconic Chesapeake Bay blue crab cake is much sought after by locals and tourists alike. The distinctive fresh-caught flavor is the crab cake's best selling point. But guess what? Over one-third of the crab meat in some crab cakes comes from overseas.

Maryland teen gives pot brownie to teacher, may face jail time

Annapolis - A 17-year-old Annapolis, Maryland Broadneck High School student is facing possible jail time after giving his teacher a pot-laced brownie. The teacher who ate a portion of the baked treat became ill soon afterwards and needed medical attention.

Plane crashes into Maryland home, 3 confirmed dead

Three passengers are confirmed dead after a small jet crashed into a Maryland residence on Monday. A possible fourth passenger has yet to be accounted for.

Maggie Rose wins Emmy award in her home state of Maryland

On June 14, country singer Maggie Rose won the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) 2013 Emmy award.

Maggie Rose garners Emmy nomination in her homestate of Maryland

Country singer Maggie Rose has been honored by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) with a local 2013 Emmy nomination for the 56th Emmy awards.

High school senior fulfills dying mother's wish

Maryland mom Darlene Sugg began home hospice in April. But even cancer couldn’t stop her from seeing her daughter, Megan, graduate.

Legislators say dog ownership laws need more teeth

Today in Maryland, a proposed law being debated would, if enacted, make all dog owners liable for an attack regardless of the animal's breed.

Man wanted for killing wife, abducting homeless girl

Police in Maryland state that a man is wanted for murdering his wife and kidnapping a young homeless girl. Khalil Tatum worked as a janitor at a Washington D.C. homeless shelter where 8-year-old Relisha Rudd was staying with her mother.

Maryland teen girls admit to torturing autistic boy

Mechanicsville - Two teenage girls from Maryland have admitted to torturing and sexually abusing a boy with autism and filming the horrific crimes on their mobile phones.

Craigslist: Thief advertised stolen goods, victim saw advert

Annapolis - Craigslist sure does see its fair share of controversial news. The latest being a burglar, who advertised stolen goods on Craigslist. The owner saw the ad, posed as a buyer and got the crook arrested.

Op-Ed: The right to have and bear arms

There are few things that incite more passion than the debate around gun control. The tragic shooting at Columbia Mall, has thrust the conversation into the headlines and legislature once more.

Op-Ed: Intrastate crowd funding

Annapolis - Low access to capital, heavy regulations and burdensome taxes are some of the reasons businesses choose to leave Maryland. The right crowd-funding legislation can change one of those while we work on changing the other two.

Replica of 17th century Spanish galleon arrives in Maryland

Ocean City - An exact replica of a late 17th century Spanish galleon, "El Galeón Andalucía", has arrived in Ocean City, Maryland on Tuesday and will be staying in town until September 2 for anyone who wishes to visit.

Republican buys suspended 8-year-old lifetime NRA membership

Eight-year-old Josh Welch was suspended from his Maryland school allegedly for eating his Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun. Republican Nicholaus Kipke of the lower house of the state's legislature decided to help Josh - by buying him a NRA membership.

Op-Ed: The Same Sex Marriage Debate in New Jersey

The Same Sex Marriage debate from the view of a native New Jersian who's just a little embarrassed by their lack of progression. What does the future hold for New Jersey and the gay marriage debate?

Op-Ed: The sky is falling! The sky is falling?

San Francisco - A whirlwind of chaos spawned by the Russian Meteor hit causes conspiracy theories and rumors to spread worldwide.. One thing is for sure, the sky is falling.

6-year-old school student suspended for forming gun with fingers

Silver Spring - It's something that kids do all the time, make a gun with their fingers and pretend to shoot their friends, "Pow!" But these days, this can get you into serious trouble.

Jackpot 'Johnny' wins $3.8 million in the slots

Atlantic City - Fate smiles on those who risk it all, and one man who wishes to remain anonymous sees the New Year of 2013 in with nearly $ 4 million won from a one-armed bandit.

Marijuana, same-sex marriage initiatives pass in several states

Although the media has focused mainly on the Presidential election, several state initiatives regarding same-sex marriage and the legalization of marijuana are also making news.

Hurricane Sandy pushes coffins out of graves in Maryland cemetery

Crisfield - After wreaking devastation in New York City, Atlantic City and along the East Coast, Hurricane Sandy departed with an eerie Parthian shot for Halloween—it caused coffins to rise from their graves in a cemetery in Maryland.

Hurricane Sandy: 5 million without power, NYC hospitals evacuate

Hurricane Sandy ravaged New Jersey and New York Monday night with heavy rain and 80 mph winds, causing 5 million power outages spanning from North Carolina to Maine. It's just been reported a New York hospital is moving 215 patients to other hospitals.

Virulent super-bug returns to Maryland hospital

A virulent bacterium, untreatable by most antibiotics, has killed a seventh person at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland.

Md. middle school locked down after student pulls out gun

Towson - A Baltimore County, Md. middle school was put on lockdown today after a student pulled a gun out in a classroom. Reportedly, the teacher stepped between him and another student and was subsequently able to get the student to drop the gun.

Fisherman catches 84-pound blue catfish in Potomac River

An Oregon man was fishing in Maryland's Potomac River waters and caught a huge blue catfish, its size was a record-setter in the state.
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An unmanned US Army surveillance blimp tore loose from its ground tether in Maryland is tracked by fighter jets.
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Two Dauphin model helicopters of the Maryland State Police practicing aerial maneuvers. With as many as 12 Dauphin helicopters and two airplanes, the Maryland State Police has one of the largest and advanced air fleets in U.S. law enforcement
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Laura Cayouette and Joe Chrest in a scene from 'Like Son'
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GRAY PROTEST: Demonstrators gather outside the Baltimore Police Dept.'s Western District on April 25 in a protest over the in-custody death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.
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Scenes such as this are more common for medical officials who help train emergency workers in every sector of American life.
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More than 600 evacuees from Ocean City, Md. were housed in the Maryland National Guard's Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore Md
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Roadway signs indicated traffic on Inauguration Day was expected to be heavy.
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Rafi, and his sister Dvora were on their way home from the park when they were picked up by police.
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A barge full of old New York City subway cars pass under the George Washington Bridge in 2002, on the way to become an artificial reef.
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Flooding on Howard Street in Elkton, Maryland
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Eric Dominick Coates, a tree climber for Weber Jerman, decides how to cut apart a downed tree near Mapes Road and Leonard Drive in Fort Meade, Virginia
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Darion Marcus Aguilar  19  of College Park  Maryland  identified by police as the gunman in Saturday...
Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park, Maryland, identified by police as the gunman in Saturday's Columbia Mall shooting, is seen in an undated photo released by the Howard County Police Department in Maryland on January 26, 2014
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Marie Gemmell  36  and her sons  3-year-old Cole and 1-month-old Devin  were killed when a plane hit...
Marie Gemmell, 36, and her sons, 3-year-old Cole and 1-month-old Devin, were killed when a plane hit their Gaithersburg, Maryland, house on December 8, 2014. All three people on board the plane also died.
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Laura Cayouette and John Schneider in a scene from 'Hate Crime.'
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Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
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