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Allegany County

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  • Sisters, 4 and 7, die in four-alarm Cumberland house fire

    A four-alarm house fire early Friday in Cumberland has claimed the lives of two young sisters, according to an afternoon statement from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Paige M. Ford, 7, was rescued through a window on the second story of the row house....
  • Flurries create icy roads during commute

    Brief snow showers that fell Tuesday afternoon are creating slick roads in Baltimore and its surrounding counties, according the National Weather Service. Road temperatures at or below freezing in Baltimore County, Harford, Howard and Carroll counties...
  • Chance of snow in pre-dawn hours

    Chance of snow in pre-dawn hours
    Baltimore may experience a wintry mix in the pre-dawn hours Friday, when a small band of precipitation moves over the city, according to National Weather Service forecasters. A cold front moving in from the Midwest may cause rain to change into snow...
  • Slots commission rejects Landow's bid for Rocky Gap

    Maryland's slots commission threw out a bid Friday by former state Democratic Party Chairman Nathan Landow to build a casino at Rocky Gap, leaving a single offer in play for the Western Maryland resort. The decision concerning one of Maryland's five...
  • Heat continues in Baltimore, rest of state

    Heat continues in Baltimore, rest of state
    It's hard to find a pleasant forecast anywhere in Maryland this week. There are alerts for excessive heat and poor air quality alerts up for almost the entire state for Thursday. The only exception is if you head west, to Garrett or Allegany counties, the...
  • Clear televisions help occupy Md. prisoners, keep out contraband

    Clear televisions help occupy Md. prisoners, keep out contraband
    When RCA introduced its first television, the set was encased in clear Lucite, so visitors to the 1939 World's Fair in New York could see the electronic innards and walk away confident that the sound and video were not a mere trick. Decades later, the...
  • Democrats eyeing Western Maryland

    Ed Coile and his husband are true-blue Democrats. But they were thinking about saving money, not their congressional representation, when they decided to move from Washington to conservative Frederick County last year. "Politics just didn't play a role,"...
  • Maryland cover crop program sets record

    Maryland has enrolled a record 550,000 acres of farmland in the state's winter cover crop program, the state announced Tuesday. The project pays farmers to plant small grains in the fall to reduce the erosion of soil and harmful nutrients into the...
  • Md. crime rate down 6.3% in 2010, to record low

    Md. crime rate down 6.3% in 2010, to record low
    Maryland's crime rate decreased 6.3 percent last year, reaching a new low in the state's per-capita incidence of violent and property offenses and mirroring a national trend. The figures released by state officials Wednesday and reported to the FBI are...
  • Rain, snow, but no accumulation, forecast for tonight

    A chance of rain and snow is forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area Saturday night, but snow was already falling in some parts of the area by late afternoon, according to the U.S. Weather Service in Sterling, Va. Harford and Baltimore counties,...
  • Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon Designation

    Ten Maryland schools have received a National Blue Ribbon designation, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday, an award bestowed on the highest-performing schools in the nation or those with extraordinary success in closing the achievement...
  • For Allegany, a decline of industry, a rise in crime

    For Allegany, a decline of industry, a rise in crime
    The black metal bars on the front door and window at Kelly's Tavern mark how life has changed in Allegany County these past few years. Antoinette Kelly put those up in the spring, after someone broke in through the door, stole about $200 in cash, a bottle...