Top News: First Day of School Shooting, an 11-year-old Rock Star and a New Grocery Store

Patch reviews the top Carroll County and Maryland stories of the week.


A 15-year-old student shot a 17-year-old classmate at  on Monday, the first day of the Baltimore County school year 

A new Allstate Insurance Company report names Baltimore and DC as two of the places with the worst drivers in America.

After pleading guilty to armed robbery and the use of a firearm in a felony or violent crime, Dalonte Shea Dunston, 21, of Frederick, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a shooting in a Taneytown home in 2011. 

"He picked up guitar at age seven and was hooked." - Pamela Watson.

'I can assure you that the city of Westminster would not have a project move forward if we weren’t sure that the citizens were safe.' Mayor Kevin Utz.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley made a surprise appearance in Tampa Tuesday, criticizing Republican candidate Mitt Romney and other high-profile Republicans, leading to a quick, critical response by the state's delegates.

Hurricane Isaac has already shut down several refineries and could send gas prices up right before Labor Day weekend. But for now, it looks like Americans are still making plans to travel.

Westminster will become home to another grocery store and another pet supply store this fall.

Monday, Aug. 27 was the first day of school for Carroll County Public School students. 

Carroll County law enforcement officials said they are looking for William Douglas Haines, a self-employed tattoo artist in Sykesville.


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