BALTIMORE (AP)- Maryland has suspended plans to build a new jail in Baltimore for youths charged as adults.
The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services and the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services announced an alternative to the proposed 120-bed facility on Thursday.
Officials say a big part of the alternative plan is to find a location in Baltimore for a regional treatment facility by October. The plan also calls for renovating the Baltimore City Prerelease Unit to accommodate youth charged as adults.
Critics had argued that the state should find ways to get more young offenders into treatment instead of spending money to build a new youth jail. The state says the treatment facility should lead to a drop in the population at the city's youth detention center.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:49 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:49:02 GMT
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says "hearts are broken" for parents wondering about the fate of their children after a tornado devastated suburban Oklahoma City and officials say the searchMore
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BERLIN, Md.- Hazmat crews had to be called to the scene after a truck pulling a trailer containing 80 gallons of hydrochloric acid crashed in Berlin on Tuesday morning. Maryland State Police said theMore
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 3:35 PM EDT2013-05-21 19:35:20 GMT
GEORGETOWN, Del.- Sussex County leaders on Tuesday unveiled a pared-back county budget that holds the line on property taxes, trims sewer construction and offers a one-time credit for property owners. CountyMore
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:03:41 GMT
SALISBURY, Md.- A former gym teacher who taught at Beaver Run Elementary School in Salisbury was on trial Monday in a "Peeping Tom" case.Jeffrey Brabitz appeared in Wicomico County Circuit Court on chargesMore
A former gym teacher who taught at Beaver Run Elementary School in Salisbury was on trial Monday in a "Peeping Tom" case.More
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SEAFORD, Del.- Authorities say a woman was killed when the motorcycle she was riding on as a passenger collided with a pickup truck in Seaford late Monday afternoon. Seaford police said that shortlyMore
Authorities say a woman was killed when the motorcycle she was riding on as a passenger collided with a pickup truck in Seaford late Monday afternoon.More