6 injured in bridge collapse at Maryland wedding
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities say six people were injured at a Maryland wedding over the weekend when a possibly overloaded foot bridge collapsed, dropping pedestrians into a stream about...
Prosecutors say deadly fair attack may have started over $1
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors in a Maryland county say a deadly altercation at a fair last week may have started over one dollar.
Frederick County State's Attorney Charlie Smith provided...
Police: 2 teens charged in fatal assault at Maryland fair
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities in Maryland say two teenagers are facing charges in the fatal attack of a man at an agricultural fair.
DHS gives Frederick County nearly $5.5M to hire firefighters
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick County is set to receive a nearly $5.5 million federal grant to hire more firefighters.
The Frederick News-Post reports the grant from the U.S. Department of...
Man gets 30 months in prison for role in $20M Ponzi scheme
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors out of more than $20 million.
4 injured in downtown Frederick shooting
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting that wounded four people in a Maryland city.
The Frederick News-Post reports that police found a woman with a gunshot wound in...
Marine Corps enlistee dies after strength test in Maryland
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — An 18-year-old Marine Corps enlistee has died after reportedly taking a strength test at a Maryland recruiting station.
Ex-foreign service officer gets prison for girls’ sex abuse
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for sexually abusing children to produce child pornography while he was working overseas as a State Department...
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A gun rights advocacy group is challenging Maryland's concealed carry gun laws.
The Frederick News-Post reports that the lawsuit has been filed against the state's...
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A woman taking part in a long-distance bicycling fundraiser for a Maryland fire department was killed in a collision with a car.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House's, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital...
First responders, medics carry burden when deaths occur
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick police Sgt. Andrew Alcorn vividly recalls the first time he and another officer told a Frederick couple their son had died in a car crash.
City unearths LGBTQ history as part of statewide project
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Of more than 1,500 places in Maryland considered historically important by the National Park Service, only 15 are because of their direct importance to the LGBTQ community....
Telehealth rises as medium increases in validity
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Jay Berger started by asking Patience Breckenridge how she was feeling. Breckenridge had had a rough night. The seizures continued, as they typically do.
Maryland man charged in Virginia man’s death
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Police say a Maryland man has been charged in the death of a Virginia man whose body was found in West Virginia.
Police: Maryland man spread HIV to 4 women he met online
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland man knowingly spread HIV to four women after meeting them on dating sites and apps.
The Frederick News-Post reported Tuesday that 34-year-old...
Salvadoran lawsuit victor allowed to stay in US for now
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who successfully sued a Maryland county over wrongful profiling and was later unexpectedly detained during a routine immigration check-in will be allowed...
Black writers share stories, and experiences in Maryland
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Neither Valerie Jean nor Elayne Bond Hyman spent their entire lives in Frederick County, but both have deep roots in the area roots that extend down into the soil itself. For...
Produce markets create access to healthy, affordable food
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Grace Thorne makes a point of keeping her Wednesday afternoons open.
Those afternoons are for going to the market.
"The food is good. It's good-quality produce," Thorne said as she looked into her brown paper bag of apples, peppers, lettuce and broccoli.
The 69-year-old Frederick resident is a regular visitor to Produce in a SNAP, a program from the Baltimore-based Hungry Harvest to bring reduced-cost produce to markets with geographic or financial barriers to healthful food.
Detained lawsuit victor released from immigration custody
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who successfully sued a Maryland county over wrongful profiling and arrest has been released from immigration officials' custody after being unexpectedly detained during a routine check-in.
Expanding the theater scene in a smaller Maryland city
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Christine Mosere moved to Frederick two and a half years ago and quickly "fell in love" with the city, she said. A one-time Seattle resident, she was already planning a move back east to resettle closer to family in Towson. Originally, she imagined she'd end up back in New York City, where she first started her career in theatre.
Former CIA officer portrayed in ‘Argo’ film dead at 78
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film "Argo," has died. He was 78.
A family statement and his literary agent confirmed that Antonio "Tony" Mendez died Saturday at an assisted-living center in Frederick, Maryland. He had suffered from Parkinson's disease, according to the statement.
Detained lawsuit victor wins restraining order against ICE
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who was detained during a routine check-in after successfully suing a Maryland county for wrongful profiling and arrest has won a restraining order against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Woman who won wrongful arrest lawsuit detained by ICE
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Salvadoran woman who successfully sued a Maryland county for wrongful profiling and arrest has been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a routine check-in.
News outlets report Roxana Orellana Santos was detained Tuesday, less than a week before a court date to determine the extent of damages Frederick County owes.
A federal judge wrote in 2017 that it was crucial Santos remained in the country until the case was settled.
Frederick actors take a star turn in ‘Thespian’ web series
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Sasha Carrera can at least appreciate the irony of playing Petra Antonelli on "Thespian," a Baltimore-based web series currently streaming on Amazon. On the show, her character is an alcoholic former actor, so desperate for cash that she has to live in her adult daughter's spare bedroom. She's been divorced three times. She makes a living as an acting coach and casting agent on the Baltimore theatre scene, but she's bitter that her own career never reached its seemingly full potential in New York City.
Maryland coin show draws dealers, crowds from region
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — From the moment Keith Stickland held the oblong coin in his hand, he knew he was hooked.
He was 9 years old at the time, living abroad with his military family. In his hand was a Tenpo Tsuho coin from mid-19th century Japan.
"It sparked an interest and it was like, 'Wow, check this out,'" Stickland said. "During that process (of living abroad), I learned that different countries had different coins."
- Globe NewswireMPT announces production of national documentaries about iconic Marylanders Harriet Tubman and Frederick DouglassJuly 23, 2019
- Globe NewswireACNB Corporation to Acquire Frederick County Bancorp, Inc.July 2, 2019
- Business WireFrederick County Bancorp, Inc. Announces DividendMarch 26, 2019
- BusinessWireFrederick County Bancorp, Inc. Reports Results for the Third Quarter 2018October 16, 2018
- BusinessWireThomas B. Trott, Jr. Named as a Director of Frederick County BankSeptember 14, 2018
Want to learn magic? In Frederick, you have options
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Julie Skaarup and Catie Peiper seemed predestined to meet. They might even say that their meeting was manifested, their energies calling them together for a higher purpose, even if they didn't know it at the time.
The 31-year-olds met as freshmen in the dining hall at Hood College, where they discovered that Julie lived in a dorm room directly one floor above Catie's. Soon, Julie was trotting downstairs to have her tarot cards read, a skill Catie picked up as a teenager.
Armed robber wore horror movie mask, but victim saw his face
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say an armed robber wore a hockey mask like the one in the "Friday the 13th" horror movie — but the victim saw him put it on and was able to identify him.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The first three of 13 replicas of the Frederick Douglass statue in a Rochester park are set to be installed as part of a tribute to the bicentennial of the abolitionist's birth.
The statue was originally dedicated in 1899 at the city's downtown train station. It was moved in 1941 to Highland Park.
Some House candidates in redrawn district don’t live there
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — In the crowded and competitive race for Maryland's only open congressional seat, some of the better known candidates don't actually live in the district and they blame the lingering effects of partisan gerrymandering, which has gotten new attention and court challenges recently in the state and beyond.
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a man who experienced breathing problems after running from sheriff's deputies has died.
The Frederick County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that 27-year-old Robert Joseph Robey died Friday evening. Officials said Monday that they're still awaiting autopsy results.
Authorities say two deputies went to a residence early Thursday to serve Robey with a warrant for reckless endangerment and violating probation.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Abolitionist Frederick Douglass this weekend will receive the first posthumous honorary degree ever granted by the University of Rochester.
The escaped slave's great-great-great-grandson, Kenneth Morris Jr., is scheduled to accept the honorary doctor of law degree during Sunday's commencement ceremony.
The University of Rochester is home to the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African American Studies, and has a collection of Frederick Douglass materials.
DNA research opens door to match slaves with relatives
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Their burial place was never peaceful.
The night they gathered to bury a mother and her child, they searched for nails to secure the lid to the wood coffins. They could see off in the distance, even through the black, the towering stone furnace, which glowed like a red eye. The ore pit — where they labored — sitting between them and it.
BRUNSWICK, Md. (AP) — Around 85 passengers aboard a MARC train from Washington reached their Maryland destination hours late, courtesy high winds and flooding.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A passenger has died more than a week after a crash on Interstate 26 in South Carolina.
The Highway Patrol tells local media outlets that the crash happened April 20 at the I-26 eastbound ramp to southbound Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County.
Troopers say a car was using the exit ramp, slowed down, then tried to re-enter traffic on I-26 when it was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer.
SABILLASVILLE, Md. (AP) — Authorities say eight young adults have been charged in connection with a disturbance at a juvenile detention center in Maryland and an assault on staff members.
Maryland State Police said in a news release Monday that the disturbance at the Victor Cullen Center in Frederick County began when two juveniles started fighting Sunday morning. That led others to start fighting with staff members.
SABILLASVILLE, Md. (AP) — Charges are pending after a disturbance at a juvenile detention facility in western Maryland in which at least three staffers were assaulted by inmates, authorities said Sunday.
Maryland state troopers and local sheriff's deputies were called to the Victor Cullen Center in Frederick County about 11: 30 a.m. Sunday.
Police established a perimeter, and a Frederick County deputy trained as a negotiator spoke via radio with the juveniles thought to be leading the disturbance.
Recruits get hands-on DUI training with tipsy volunteers
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Recruit Jacob Demers struggled to keep a straight face as the woman in front of him broke into another fit of laughter Wednesday afternoon at the Frederick police training center.
"Do you see it?" Frederick Police Officer 1st Class Stephanie Sparks asked Demers as the woman composed herself and locked her eyes back on a pen Demers was holding about a foot from her face as part of a field sobriety test.
Judge won’t yank plea in burglary where accomplice died
MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — A judge has rejected a woman's request to withdraw a plea in connection with a burglary during which officers shot and killed her partner.
College football player dies after being paralyzed by bullet
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A college football player who was paralyzed in a shooting last month has died.
Lawrence Aaron III, 19, of Columbia, Maryland, was shot on Jan. 1 at a New Year's Eve party in Severn, south of Baltimore. Aaron was a freshman defensive tackle at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.
His mother, Melissa Aaaron, told The Herald-Dispatch in Huntington after the shooting that her son was paralyzed by a bullet lodged in his spine.
Ex-corrections officer charged with human trafficking
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A former Washington, D.C., corrections officer has been arrested in connection with the trafficking and prostitution of a 16-year-old girl who had been reported missing.
Dog survives plane crash that killed 3 people, other dog
OLDENBURG, Ind. (AP) — State police say three people and a dog died in a small plane crash in southeastern Indiana, but another dog aboard the aircraft survived.
Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says the single-engine Cessna plane crashed in a wooded area near Oldenburg, Indiana, around 9 p.m. Saturday.
Wheeles says the plane was traveling from Kansas City, Missouri, to Frederick, Maryland, and had taken off from an airport outside Columbus, Indiana.
Maryland businessman charged in $50M bank fraud case
BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Maryland businessman for allegedly scheming to fraudulently obtain $50 million in bank financing for his company and diverting some of the money for personal use.
Officials say 56-year-old Mark Ian Gaver of Bonita Springs, Florida, is charged with eight counts of bank fraud and two counts of money laundering.
Interpreter sought asylum after smuggling Bibles into Burma
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — For years, after a military coup toppled the newly elected democratic government in Burma, practicing Christians were often forced to choose between the ruling socialist party and God. Andrew Luai chose God.
Now 78 and a resident of Frederick, Luai never planned to be an evangelist. He grew up in a farming family in the northwestern part of Burma — now known as Myanmar — a section of the country inhabited almost solely by members of the Chin people.
UPS trucks, center, packages damaged in Maryland fire
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — An overnight fire at a UPS center in Maryland has sent a yet undetermined number of packages up in smoke during this holiday season.
WUSA-TV reports Frederick County Fire Department spokesman Kevin Fox says the fire was reported about 11:40 p.m. Monday.
News outlets report responding crews found 10 trucks and a package loading structure ablaze.
Virginia man arrested in Maryland on drugs, weapons charges
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A months-long drug investigation has led to the arrest of a Virginia man in Maryland.
News outlets report that 38-year-old Daniel Lawrence Curry was arrested Friday on drug and weapons charges. Frederick police said in a news release that Curry, of Ruther Glen, Virginia, had been under investigation since July following a tip.
Police say Curry was believed to be involved in the distribution of heroin and other drugs in the area.
Battlefield teams up with preservation crew to build cabin
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — In the silence of the last day before the vertical log cabin would be dismantled and shipped to St. Louis, the freshly hewn eastern red cedar logs punctuated the air with tiny pops.
A crew of carpenters from the Historic Preservation Training Center in Frederick has spent the last five weeks inside the Thomas barn at Monocacy National Battlefield re-creating a French Creole cabin typical of early settlers along the Mississippi River.
FBI joins police to identify prostitutes, offer a way out
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — It was about 4:30 p.m. Friday when FBI Special Agent Matt Vilcek made his first call of the night to a prostitute he'd identified earlier as a potential target.
"She's probably not going to pick up, but ." Vilcek said as the dialtone was almost immediately replaced by a nondescript prompt to leave a message.
"Hey baby," Vilcek said as the beep sounded. "This is Vinny, hit me back."
Trump signs bill into law honoring Frederick Douglass
President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a bill into law setting up a commission to honor the 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass' birth next year.
The law commends the 19th Century abolitionist leader for a life dedicated to fighting injustice, and states, "all Americans could benefit from studying the life of Frederick Douglass, for Douglass dedicated his own life to ensuring freedom and equality for future generations of Americans."