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  • 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...
  • Wet snow falls on Maryland, Northeast

    Wet snow falls on Maryland, Northeast
    Ethan Yankellow pondered the last time he saw snow in the Baltimore area at this time of year — and drew a blank. "I don't remember any time I saw snow in October, and I've lived here all my life," Yankellow, 42, said Saturday. The Reisterstown...
  • 6th District candidates spar over jobs

    A leading Democrat and the Republican incumbent running for Congress in Maryland's battleground 6th District turned their attention to the economy Tuesday, previewing a looming clash over the top issue of next year's election. State Sen. Rob Garagiola,...
  • Maryland environmental enforcement actions: Naughty Businesses of the Week

    The Maryland Department of the Environment has announced enforcement actions for the following businesses: Land Pollution LEAD: MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program enforces mandatory requirements to reduce lead paint risk in rental...
  • Would-be casino operators unveil ideas for Rocky Gap

    Would-be casino operators unveil ideas for Rocky Gap
    — One group that wants to open a casino at the Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort envisions amenities including five restaurants, a spa, a golf and tennis academy and an automobile museum. The other promises to invest $62 million to build a 50,000-square-...
  • Frostburg student fatally stabbed at off-campus party

    It was a church service at which Baltimore's Kortneigh McCoy, a 19-year-old Frostburg State University physics major known for her lovely voice, was supposed to sing. But instead, more than 500 students and faculty jammed the Lane University Center...
  • 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...
  • Senate passes gambling expansion bill

    Senate passes gambling expansion bill
    The Maryland Senate passed Gov.Martin O'Malley's gambling expansion bill on a 28-14 vote Friday, sending the legislation to a more closely divided House of Delegates when the General Assembly's special session continues Monday. Approval came in the early...
  • Senate gives preliminary OK to casino bill

    The Maryland Senate gave its preliminary approval Friday to Gov.Martin O'Malley's bill expanding casino gambling in the state after brushing aside more than a dozen amendments by large margins. The bill is expected to come up for a final vote in the...
  • House moving slowly through gambling bill, increases tax breaks for casino operators

    Members of the House of Delegates weren't called to the floor for a debate on the controversial gambling expansion bill until 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, although legislators had been asked to be back by 2 p.m. Welcome to what for many Harford County...
  • O'Malley signs gambling expansion bill

    O'Malley signs gambling expansion bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Wednesday asking voters to approve expanded gambling in Maryland as supporters and opponents prepared for what could be a bruising referendum campaign this fall. The governor's action capped a whirlwind special...