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  • First day of second special session off to rocky start

    The first day of the second special legislative session this year involved a lot of reading, deciphering and senators making amendments for their districts. Those who hoped the session revolving around a gambling bill — already a hot topic in...
  • 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...
  • EPA is making enemies upstream

    EPA is making enemies upstream
    At a recent supper party in the foothills West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, a fisherman had just returned from Kent Narrows with a bushel of Maryland Blue Crabs. The crabs, rest their souls, made wonderful emissaries. The light conversation that...
  • Spring snow accumulating in Western Maryland

    Spring snow accumulating in Western Maryland
    It's a wet, snowy day in Western Maryland. The storm may not dump as much snow in Maryland as expected, or as much as has already fallen a bit further north, though. Traffic cameras show slick roadways and white on everything else. Forecasters are...
  • Rocky Gap casino license awarded

    Rocky Gap casino license awarded
    Hoping to turn around the struggling resort, Maryland's slots location committee awarded a license Thursday for a casino at Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort in Allegany County. The Video Lottery Facility Location Commission voted unanimously to issue...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 60 degrees. Breezy conditions are expected. Tonight is expected to be partly cloudy, with a low temperature around 43 degrees. TRAFFIC Check our traffic map for this morning's...
  • Prisoner tally set to boost city data

    For more than two decades, Rico Marzano called prison cells in Jessup and Cumberland his home. But this year, the convicted murderer serving four consecutive life sentences will be recorded as a Baltimore resident, even though he won't step foot in his...
  • Slots at Rocky Gap might get tax cut

    Maryland's General Assembly is poised to reduce the tax rate at one of the state's five approved slots locations, hoping the change will entice bidders to Rocky Gap State Park. The proposal represents the first significant alteration to the state's...
  • Md. commission unanimously rejects 2 slots bids

    State officials threw out yesterday two of six recent proposals for slot-machine casinos at Laurel Park racetrack in Anne Arundel County and Rocky Gap State Park in Western Maryland. The decision increases the chances that a large casino will be built...
  • Did I mention rain? Roll up your pants

     
    'Tonight could be a very busy one for forecasters and emergency workers,' say the NWS forecasters out at Sterling. After near-record rain in May, and a fast start on June's rainfall totals, forecasters are looking at the addition 1 to......