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  • Twice convicted sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison

    A 36-year-old man from a tiny, unincorporated town in Western Maryland with two prior convictions for sexually abusing children has been sentenced to more than three decades in prison for advertising child pornography on the Internet. Matthew Sluss, of...
  • Neighbor kills neighbor in dispute over trees

    A dispute over whose property three trees were on prompted one neighbor to fatally shoot another neighbor with a rifle in Western Maryland on Wednesday, and police said this morning they have a suspect in custody. Maryland State Police said the victim,...
  • Changes in hunting regulations proposed

    Changes in hunting regulations proposed
    A number of hunting regulation changes are being considered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service as a result of receiving more than 1,000 comments at stakeholder meetings, public hearings and online forums. The...
  • Komen hands out grants for breast cancer work

    The Maryland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded $2.2 million to 26 local health departments, hospitals and other programs to provide free mammograms, breast exams and diagnostic tests. The money will also be used for support...
  • Robert F. Fanto

    Robert F. Fanto, a retired longtime Baltimore County public schools guidance counselor, died of cancer Wednesday at his Timonium home. He was 80. The son of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad machinist and a homemaker, Mr. Fanto was born in Cumberland and...
  • 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...
  • McCormick warehouse cuts energy bill to zero

    McCormick warehouse cuts energy bill to zero
    With 369,000 square feet under roof, it would seem McCormick & Co.'s sprawling distribution center in Belcamp would have an eye-popping power bill, with some 3,300 light fixtures and a refrigerated storage area big enough to drive forklifts in and out....
  • Students in state courts art contest recognized in Annapolis

    Winners of the state court system's sixth conflict-resolution bookmark-art contest will receive awards Thursday at a reception in Annapolis for the more than 450 pupils across the state who participated. First-place winners, who receive a $75 prize, are:...
  • New map, new politics in Western Md.

    New map, new politics in Western Md.
    With a bit of math and a few clicks of a mouse, state Democrats transformed a once-sleepy congressional district in Western Maryland last week into one of the most closely watched political battlegrounds in the nation. Hours after Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • School board considers minimum academic standards for athletes

    The state school board is considering whether students who play sports in high school should maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average to be eligible, a requirement already in place in 16 school systems in Maryland. A statewide committee of...
  • 12-year-old kills 372-pound male bear as Maryland hunt ends

    The annual Maryland bear hunt ended Thursday night after a total of 65 bears were killed, the largest being a 372-pound male shot by a 12-year old boy. Colton Lucas of Kitzmiller in Garrett County brought down the biggest of the bears, which averaged 154...