Baltimore delegation meets on gambling expansion
ANNAPOLIS (AP) Gov. Martin OMalley and House Speaker Michael Busch are trying to allay the concerns that Baltimore lawmakers have about how a casino in Prince Georges County could hurt a planned casino in Baltimore.
OMalley, Busch and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake met with about half of the citys 18-member House delegation at City Hall for about 90 minutes behind closed doors on Wednesday.
Busch told reporters afterward that the plan calls for putting some gambling revenue aside for Baltimore and Anne Arundel County. He says the idea is to hold Baltimore and the county harmless from revenue lost to another casino.
OMalley wants to call a special session to take up gambling expansion, if a consensus can be reached. Lawmakers would take up allowing table games and a Prince Georges casino.
Md. man shoots mother and stepfather, kills self
WALDORF (AP) The Charles County Sheriffs Office says a 33-year-old man shot and critically injured his mother and stepfather before killing himself at a Waldorf home.
Officials say they were called to the home on Seagrape Court about 5 a.m. Tuesday by a woman who said her son was arguing with his stepfather. The sheriffs office says the mother and stepfather were found lying in the street outside the home, suffering from gunshot wounds.
Both were taken to a hospital and were in critical but stable condition Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities later entered the home and found the Shea Camya Proctor dead of a gunshot wound. A handgun was recovered from the scene.
The sheriffs office says its unclear what led to the argument and that the investigation is continuing.
NY man held in armed robbery
HAGERSTOWN (AP) Hagerstown police say a New York man accused of robbing two men in a garage at gunpoint broke away from officers and ran several blocks with his hands cuffed behind his back.
A Washington County District judge ordered 26-year-old Kristopher Lawrence of Brooklyn, N.Y., held without bond Tuesday. Lawrence is charged with robbery, assault, escape and other offenses.
According to court documents, Lawrence approached the two victims on Monday with a black semi-automatic handgun. He hit one victim in the head and took $1,500 in cash and a cell phone from him.
The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reports that police were able to trace the phone to a home and found Lawrence. Officers say when the police cruiser carrying Lawrence arrived at the station, Lawrence ran, but was quickly recaptured.