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By Patch Staff

Relationship Between Army Recruiter and Slain Rockville Teen Examined

As the community grieves, details are emerging about the nature of the relationship between a Rockville High School student and an Army recruiter whom police say shot and killed the teen before killing himself at his Germantown home.

Blue Angels Cancel Remaining Air Shows in 2013

The rest of the season—including the air show in Annapolis—was canceled due to budget constraints in the defense department, an official said.

Michelle Obama to Speak at Bowie State University Commencement

The first lady will address approximately 600 graduates during commencement excercises on May 17, and BSU will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree upon the first lady. 

Burger Bracket: Donna's Slays Dempsey's Brew Pub 

A little locally owned restaurant in Dundalk beat Dempsey's Brew Pub to snag Baltimore's Best Burger bragging rights in Fox 45's Burger Bracket contest.

Table Games Debut at Maryland Live!

The casino at Arundel Mills added more than 100 games including craps, blackjack and roulette with live dealers.

Wheaton Costco Opens

After a delay of almost six months, the Costco in Wheaton is open for business. A line of shoppers streamed into the store when it opened Wednesday morning at the Westfield Wheaton mall.

Westminster Leaders Reject Voluntary Gun Turn-In Event as Gun Control

"It’s a calculated effort to encourage people to relinquish their guns," one city leader said of the program initiated by the state attorney general's office.

Naval Academy Dress Parade in Photos

The first parade of the spring 2013 season was a hot one in Annapolis.

Brew Lovers Get Set for Annapolis Beer Week

The seven-day event will highlight the selection of local beers and includes a comedy show, concerts and a 5K run.

County Council to Consider Legalizing Tasers and Stun Guns

As the state increases restrictions on guns, Anne Arundel County is considering a bill that would legalize electronic control devices.

Anne Arundel Pushes STD Awareness as Comedy Show Puts Baltimore in Spotlight

The county health department is urging people to get tested and learn more about the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases.

Man Guilty of Illegally Removing Trees to Improve Homeowner View

The owner of a tree service was convicted for violating environmental regulations when he cut down trees so homeowners could have a better view of the Severn River.

One journalist believes the impending eruption of the 17-year cicada group known as Brood II is being played up a little too much.

Report: Mistrial For Gaithersburg Voice Coach Accused Of Sexually Abusing Student

"We were deadlocked because there was not a ton of evidence,” one of the jurors said. 

Two Germantown Schools Placed on Alert Wednesday

Northwest High School and S. Christa McAuliffe Elementary School were placed on alert following a domestic incident involving parents Wednesday morning.

Silver Spring Transit Center Fixes Won't Start For Months

Remediation of the much-delayed, $120 million Silver Spring Transit Center won't begin any sooner than late this summer, the head of Montgomery County's Department of General Services said. 

Downtown Westminster Restaurant Week April 19-27

Local downtown restaurants are participating in Restaurant Week and offering special meals at special prices April 19-27.

Report: Brickyard Farm Could Become School Site

The Brickyard Road property formerly used as an organic farm could be the new location for Potomac Elementary School.

A dream came true for a 12-year-old Pyle Middle School student and aspiring singer when Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong picked the boy to sing "Longview" on stage at an April 4 concert.

Maryland Congressional Delegation Backs FBI in Prince George’s County

The lawmakers issued letters to two federal agencies in a joint show of support.

School Bus 'Stop Arm' Cameras Could Come Soon to Prince George's

Automated cameras could snap pics of motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses.

A Gaithersburg native chooses college over pro baseball. A star running back adds to his list of suitors.

Students Treated for Heat Illness in Rockville Wednesday

Five students were treated for heat-related illness Wednesday at a choral event at Magruder High School in Rockville, the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service said.

Kenwood Cherry Blossoms Reach Peak Bloom

Kenwood's cherry blossoms were in full bloom on Wednesday afternoon. See the photo gallery of the blossoms on Chevy Chase Patch.

Stink Bugs Coming out of Hibernation

Cicadas aren't the only insect expected to pester Maryland residents this spring.

Police: Essex Barricade Situation Over; Man in Custody

Baltimore County police officials peacefully resolved a barricade situation in Essex April 11 involving a man who threatened to harm himself and burn down the family home.

The 2012 countywide crime statistics were released by Howard County Police on Tuesday.

The throwback drive-in burger joint is moving in on Route 40.

Help Wanted: Ellicott City Parking Enforcement Officer

Central parking is looking for someone to enforce the new rules in Ellicott City.

Dundalk Man Killed in Harford County Crash

Alcohol is suspected to have played a role in the death of Dundalk resident  Jack Watson, who was struck by a car and killed in Harford County April 9.

St. Mary's Parish Offers Branded License Plates

"Saints" can purchase a specialty tag that benefits the Annapolis school's Tuition Angel Program.


These headlines are drawn from the 49 Patch sites across Maryland.


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