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News Wrap: Gross, Pugh at SOTU, Fire Search Continues

Jan 20, 2015

Marylanders Guests of First Lady at SOTU

Freed Cuban prisoner Alan Gross and Maryland state Senator Catherine Pugh will be among the honored guests at tonight's State of the Union Address. Both will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama. Gross was released last month after five years of captivity in Cuba. Pugh is Maryland's new state Senate majority leader and president-elect of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. 

Family Of Six Still Missing, Search To Intensify 

News Wrap: King Holiday, Congress Visits Cuba

Jan 20, 2015

King Holiday

President Obama To Address Senate Dems In Baltimore 

President Obama is expected to address Senate Democrats today in Baltimore. The lawmakers are meeting in Charm City to discuss strategy and messaging for the year ahead. Officials say the meeting is focused on the economy and how Democrats will approach their new role as the minority following the November elections. 

New Baltimore Health Commissioner

MD General Assembly Session Opens

Maryland’s 90-day legislative session begins in Annapolis today with 60 new members of the House of Delegates and Governor-elect Larry Hogan set to take office next week. Lawmakers will take the oath of office this afternoon and both chambers are expected to re-elect their leaders, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Mike Miller. Among the biggest issues the governor and legislature will be forced to deal with is Maryland’s $750 million projected budget deficit.

Blaze Kills Baltimore Toddler

News Wrap: DC Metro Fire, Bag Tax Reintroduced

Jan 13, 2015

DC Metro Fire

Washington's Metro subway system will operate on a modified and reduced schedule following an accident that killed one passenger and sent dozens to hospitals with smoke inhalation. The fatality on board the train yesterday was the first on the Metrorail system since a crash between two trains in 2009 that killed eight passengers and a train operator.

Judge Denies Bail Reduction for Bishop