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Scott Broom


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Past articles by Scott:

Former police chief guilty of attempted murder, arson in Maryland

Former Laurel Chief David Crawford was found guilty by a jury of all counts after he sought revenge over a period of years against almost anyone who crossed him. → Read More

Students claim Montgomery Co. school bathrooms are unsafe

Some students claim drug use, bullying and overdoses have made bathrooms a no-go zone. → Read More

Deadly Silver Spring apartment fire ruled accidental, but residents still want questions answered

Some said they are not satisfied that authorities have gotten to the bottom of their complaints that fire alarms did not sound in time to save Melanie Diaz. → Read More

Resident hailed as hero for crawling through blinding smoke to pull alarm during Silver Spring fire

Seventh-floor resident Joe Tresh led the way out to find an alarm on a lower floor. → Read More

Heated exchange over FBI HQ sparked by Virginia leaders' comments

Both Maryland and Virginia want to welcome the relocation of the FBI to their backyard, for the economic benefits. → Read More

Electric vehicle charging stations for the entire country are built in Prince George's County

One of the nation’s largest providers of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations has its roots in Maryland and is poised to grow rapidly. → Read More

Maryland inauguration draws overflow crowd with diverse backgrounds

They represented a cross section of Maryland, at the historic event. → Read More

Mysterious whale death at Assateague inflames debate over offshore wind development

Supporters of wind power accuse opponents of creating a "false narrative" blaming the industry for an epidemic of whale deaths. → Read More

Legislators push back on juvenile justice reforms on day one of 2023 Maryland General Assembly

"The pendulum has swung too far," said Del. Kathy Szeliga of Baltimore County. → Read More

Chesapeake Bay earns a D+ on latest 'report card'

The Chesapeake Bay health score remains the same as 2020, with climate change amplifying long-standing challenges to reduce polluted runoff from cities and farms. → Read More

New Year's resolutions: Fitness centers rebounding to pre-pandemic levels

The home fitness craze during the pandemic is giving way to a return to the gym this New Year's Day, according to early birds working out before dawn at the YMCA. → Read More

'No areas are good anymore' | Brother of man killed at gas station talks carjacking epidemic

Prince George's County has seen at least 463 carjackings in 2022, compared to 349 in 2021. → Read More

Exclusive: Video shows gun store owner firing at undercover cop car

The man's attorney says the video proves he feared for his life in a mistaken encounter between two "good guys" and that he should be released. A judge disagreed. → Read More

Maryland gun store owner arrested after firing gun at undercover police vehicle, police say

The well-known owner of a Rockville gun store is being charged with first-degree assault and handgun offenses. → Read More

Sports betting experts offer advice to novices as mobile gambling goes live in Maryland

The co-founder of an app that helps sports gamblers research years of stats to help them make the best picks offers advice to first timers ahead of Maryland launch. → Read More

Mobile sports betting apps go live in Maryland Monday

Betting will begin with an "operational test" with a full launch scheduled for Nov. 23. → Read More

Deadly hit-and-run crash in Prince George's Co. caught on video

Police say there have been nine pedestrians killed in hit and run incidents since the beginning of 2022; eight were killed in 2021 and seven died in 2020. → Read More

VIDEO: Police search for suspect in fatal road rage shooting

Maryland State Police released video of a fatal attack on tow truck driver Delonte Hicks in the hopes the public can help identify a suspect. → Read More

'Too close to call' | Redrawn Maryland District 6 race still tight

Control of Maryland's redrawn 6th Congressional district is still up in the air Wednesday morning. → Read More

Does a Commanders sale mean they could leave Washington? Chances are slim, experts say

The chances are remote, but some fans said they are worried after a history of moves from San Diego, St. Louis and Oakland. → Read More