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  • Maryland confirms first case of Zika virus

    Maryland confirms first case of Zika virus

    Maryland health officials announced Thursday the state's first confirmed case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus alarming public health officials with its rapid spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and suspected links to birth defects. The unidentified Maryland resident recently returned...

  • Data mining for deadly drug combinations

    Data mining for deadly drug combinations

    The experiment began with thousands of patient files, millions of prescription orders, billions of clinical measurements and a single question: Could big data be used to discover deadly drug combinations? For decades, scientists have wrestled with the problem that trusted prescription medications...

  • State insurance regulators ban gender transition-related exclusions

    State insurance regulators ban gender transition-related exclusions

    State officials have told insurers who sell health plans to small businesses, individuals and students that they can't exclude coverage of care related to gender transition. Gay-rights advocates applauded the directive, which was outlined in bulletins published by the Maryland Insurance Administration...

  • State health insurance enrollment exceeds goal

    State health insurance enrollment exceeds goal

    More than 162,000 Marylanders signed up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act, a 33 percent jump from last year that surpassed a state goal of 150,000 new people on the health insurance rolls. Officials with the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, which oversees the state's enrollment efforts,...

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  • O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    When Martin O'Malley decided in November to rely on public financing for his struggling presidential campaign, he was tossing a Hail Mary with a federal program that watchdog groups say is in need of a major overhaul. The former Maryland governor was also ensuring he could pay off his debts when...

  • Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

    Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

    A beer and wine store in Montgomery County sold the most tickets of any of Maryland's 4,481 lottery retailers during the Powerball roll that ended with a record jackpot, according to state records. Retailers in the Washington suburbs dominated state sales as players sought a share of a jackpot...

  • Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    When the House of Delegates voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to speed restoration of felons' voting rights last month, Del. Craig Zucker of Montgomery County cast one of the 85 votes needed. When the same bill comes up in the state Senate this week, Zucker — sworn in as a senator...

  • Former lieutenant governors weigh in on Rutherford's special snow plow

    Former lieutenant governors weigh in on Rutherford's special snow plow

    Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend said she could have warned the state's current No. 2 about last week's political dust-up over preferential snow plowing. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford came under fire for asking Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, a fellow Republican, to clear his Columbia...

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  • Baltimore enters deep freeze that could end with snow

    Baltimore enters deep freeze that could end with snow

    Temperatures fell to 19 degrees early Thursday morning in Baltimore, and they aren't expected to bounce back above the freezing mark until after a snowfall forecast for Monday. Arctic air began to intrude on the eastern United States overnight. Temperatures fell into the teens at Baltimore/Washington...

  • Snow squalls, icy roads cause morning crashes, school delays

    Snow squalls, icy roads cause morning crashes, school delays

    Scattered bursts of snow overnight left some areas under a coating of snow Wednesday morning. Slick roadways caused crashes and altered school schedules Wednesday morning. A number of school systems delayed openings Wednesday, including Baltimore City, while Harford County closed for a second straight...

  • Warm air creates sharp cutoff in snowfall totals

    Warm air creates sharp cutoff in snowfall totals

    Warm air created a sharp divide between rain and snow across the Baltimore region Tuesday, with as much as 6 inches in some parts and nothing but rain in others. More than 6 inches were reported in parts of Carroll County, with 7 inches near Uniontown and 6 inches near Millers, according to the...

  • County spent $5 million on cleanup following January storm

    County spent $5 million on cleanup following January storm

    Anne Arundel County spent $5 million on cleanup after January's record-breaking snow storm, according to a budget appropriations request before the County Council. More than half of that was paid to contractors, who helped overburdened county crews clear the roads. Nearly 30 inches of snow fell...

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  • Box Hill community surprised by deputy shootings

    Box Hill community surprised by deputy shootings

    The fatal shooting of two Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies Wednesday occurred at a large business center in Abingdon that has grown rapidly during the past five years to become a major shopping and eating destination in Harford County. Normal activities in the Boulevard at Box Hill off...

  • Law enforcement community in Harford County rallies around the Sheriff's Office

    Law enforcement community in Harford County rallies around the Sheriff's Office

    The killings of two Sheriff's Office deputies in Abingdon Tuesday, the first such deaths for the agency in more than a century, have touched off an unprecedented wave of support and sympathy across the state and country. For the many who work, or have worked, in Harford County's extensive law enforcement...

  • Community pours out support for fallen Harford sheriff's deputies

    Community pours out support for fallen Harford sheriff's deputies

    Angela Budreski stared at the makeshift memorial at the Harford County Sheriff's Office's Southern Precinct in Edgewood on Thursday, where more than three dozen flower bouquets placed by people on top of the patrol car throughout the morning filled up the windshield and spilled over onto the rear-view...

  • Ellicott City man sentenced 40 years for Mt. Airy armed robbery

    Ellicott City man sentenced 40 years for Mt. Airy armed robbery

    A Carroll County Circuit Court judge sentenced an Ellicott City man to serve 40 years in prison for multiple first-degree assault charges from a September 2014 home invasion in Mount Airy. Kahlil Julian Hall, 33, was arrested Sept. 29, 2014, after breaking into a home in Mount Airy with another...

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