Crime, Police/Fire

Tractor-trailer driver flees from police on I-95, travels in wrong direction for nearly 8 miles

EDGEWOOD, MD—A tractor-trailer driver has been arrested after fleeing from police on Interstate 95 and traveling in the wrong direction for nearly eight miles. The driver has been identified as Maurice Cooper, 37, of Haverhill, Florida. Cooper was taken into police custody on Monday afternoon without incident. Cooper faces the following charges: attempted second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, assault …


Entertainment, Sports

Maryland state record blue marlin caught in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, MD—A Florida angler is the new Maryland state record holder for a blue marlin, which he caught in an August 20 tournament at Ocean City. Billy Gerlach, 41, of Jupiter, Fla. broke the state’s 12-year-old standing record for the Atlantic Division, with a 1,135-pound blue marlin — Makaira nigricans — caught during the 30th MidAtlantic fishing tournament. After …


Florida man pleads guilty in Maryland for scamming elderly victims of more than $939,000

BALTIMORE, MD—A Florida man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal mail fraud conspiracy charge, in connection with a scheme in which he defrauded more than 28 elderly victims of more than $939,000. The guilty plea filed by David Green, 25, of Miami Gardens, FL, was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and …