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Allegany County

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  • Tornado count raised to 12

    Tornado count raised to 12
    The count of confirmed tornadoes that struck Maryland on June 1 reached a dozen on Thursday as meteorologists continued to survey radar images and storm damage. Tornadoes added to the list most recently included those confirmed in Queen Anne's County,...
  • Analysts say there's room in Maryland market for another casino

    Maryland could gain as much as $161 million in revenue by authorizing a casino in Prince George's County and adding table games statewide, the staff of the General Assembly and its consultants told a work group on gambling expansion Tuesday. The combined...
  • Good afternoon, Baltimore: Tuesday lunchtime lowdown

    ON THE SITE... Michael Phelps to swim seven events at Olympic qualifying trials: Previewing what he might swim in his final Olympics in London, Michael Phelps has entered seven races in next week’s qualifying trials -- including the exciting but...
  • Franchot opposes special session, OKs Rocky Gap deal

    Comptroller Peter Franchot used the occasion Wednesday of his first vote on the Board of Public Works in favor of a casino deal to denounce Gov. Martin O'Malley's tentative plan to call a special session of the General Assembly to approve an expansion...
  • Maryland prison inmate charged with murdering cellmate

    A Maryland state prison inmate has been charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation of his cellmate last December. The Allegany County State's Attorney's Office says a grand jury indicted 25-year-old Brian Cotter Wednesday in the killing of 57-...
  • Springfield Hospital gives names to unmarked graves

    Springfield Hospital gives names to unmarked graves
    Tidy rows of more than 900 small gravestones, each with a number but no name, line a steep hillside at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, a state facility for the mentally ill. For decades the hospital buried patients who died indigent, without...
  • Prison gang leader Roark pleads guilty, agrees to life term

    Perry Roark, the co-founder and "supreme commander" of notorious prison gang Dead Man Inc., pleaded guilty to federal racketeering and related murder and drug charges this week, accepting a life sentence as part of the deal. Some of the charges would...
  • Maryland Live Casino hits jackpot during first month

    Maryland Live Casino hits jackpot during first month
    As Maryland politicians wrangle over holding a special session to expand gambling, the state's newest casino surged out of the gate, reporting revenue of more than $1 million a day in its first month. Gambling operations at Maryland Live Casino brought...
  • No special session next week, but stay tuned

    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Friday he won't bring lawmakers back to Annapolis next week to expand the state's gambling program as initially planned, but he will continue pushing the issue. "We will not be calling a special session for July 9," O'Malley...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • Gas leasing in Western Maryland spurs calls for reform

    Gas leasing in Western Maryland spurs calls for reform
    — The first natural gas well has yet to be drilled into the Marcellus shale deposits underlying Western Maryland, but ripples already are being felt here from an industry that has brought wealth — and controversy — in neighboring...