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State pulls $30 million from rail facility project in major victory for community activists

State pulls $30 million from rail facility project in major victory for community activists 

State officials have abandoned plans for a rail cargo facility in an economically depressed corner of West Baltimore, amid vocal opposition from residents and diminishing political will.

Officials in Md., Va. investigate report that 164 voted in both states

Following report by conservative groups, Fairfax County elections board says it found evidence in 17 cases

City works to refocus efforts to address homelessness

City works to refocus efforts to address homelessness 

After her mother died in 2010, Sidney Allen could no longer afford the rent on the home they shared and spent the next three years bouncing between friends' couches and short-term rentals, without a home to call her own.

For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home

For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home

Hannah Sheats raises goats, makes clothes and bakes items with the 4-H to show at the Maryland State Fair. But the 11-year-old Parkton girl hasn't been to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as much as she'd like since Baltimore County public schools opened Wednesday.

New school year in Harford brings renewed focus on safety getting there and back home

New school year in Harford brings renewed focus on safety getting there and back home

With this week's start of the 2014-15 school year in Harford County, law enforcement and school officials, as well as state transportation officials, are urging drivers to be cautious around school buses, bus stops and students walking to school.

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Hogan jumps out to lead in cash on hand

Hogan jumps out to lead in cash on hand 

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan jumped out to a massive — but almost certainly temporary — lead in cash in hand over Democratic rival Anthony G. Brown, the Hogan campaign reported Tuesday night.

Looking Out: Is Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's newest LGBT ally?

Looking Out: Is Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's newest LGBT ally?

Looks like Baltimore's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community could have a big, flashy, deep-pocketed new ally in town.

Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in unpaid taxes.

Restoring the bay means recognizing what we can't control [Maryland Reporter]

Restoring the bay means recognizing what we can't control [Maryland Reporter]

We can begin to honestly ask whether it's likely we'll have water quality in a bay with a watershed that holds 24 million people that's as...

Police search for Lansdowne stabbing suspect, girlfriend

Baltimore County police continue to look for the suspect in a Lansdowne stabbing, along with his...

Teen drowns in Ocean City rip current 

Town officials instituted swimming restrictions amid dangerous surf conditions caused by Hurricane...

Man charged in shooting, string of robberies in Southeast Baltimore 

Baltimore Police charged a man in connection with a recent string of robberies in the Southeastern...

Mass.-based company purchases 10% of Medifast shares

A supply chain and logistics company based in Waltham, Mass., has purchased nearly 10 percent of the...

Horseshoe Casino reports 15,000 visitors, no major problems opening night 

Attendees wait in long lines, but traffic congestion limited.

Morgan State player fell ill during a non-contact conditioning session, school says 

The Aug. 10 workout at which Morgan State football player Marquese Meadow fell ill was a one-hour,...

Federal agents spotted at One South Street

Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and the criminal investigation division of...

Muggy summer weather forecast for Labor Day Weekend

While it hasn't felt like a typical summer in Baltimore, the season will end with hot, muggy...

Batts sails through re-confirmation hearing 

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sailed through a confirmation hearing on Wednesday,...

Baltimore opens new Horseshoe Casino 

$442 million casino opens with half of staff from Baltimore.

Terrell Suggs trains 'Drunk History' creator Derek Waters 

Derek Waters, a Lutherville native, is the mind behind Comedy Central's hit show "Drunk History,"...

Man, 62, charged with stabbing stepson in Catonsville

A man has been charged with stabbing his adult stepson in Catonsville Tuesday, Baltimore County...

Board changes at BDC as new president Cole steps in 

City Councilman William H. Cole IV appeared as the new president of the Baltimore Development Corp....

Man fatally stabbed, another fatally shot

A man was fatally stabbed in North Baltimore late Tuesday night while a woman was shot in the leg in...

Motorcyclist, 18, killed in crash into light pole in Nottingham

An 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed after leaving the road and striking a light pole in...

Iggy Azalea surprises Horseshoe Casino Baltimore crowd with performance 

Nothing says "Surprise!" like an Australian rapper with three Top 10 songs currently on the ...

15-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Turners Station | VIDEO  

Timothy Hall and Jalen Parrish were friends, Hall's mother said, recalling how the teen often came...

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