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Allegany County

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  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • Others up ante as Md. slots idle

    Others up ante as Md. slots idle
    Even as slot-machine projects in Maryland stall, other states are betting big on expanded gambling. In West Virginia, Charles Town Races and Slots just 75 miles west of Baltimore plans to offer poker, roulette and other table games as early as the summer...
  • Laurel Park wants slots rebid

    Lawyers for the Laurel Park racetrack asked Maryland's highest court Tuesday to restore its disqualified proposal for a slots casino license, suggesting the state would be better off restarting a bidding process that has fallen short of expectations. A...
  • Md. to open bidding today for slots licenses

    As they prepare to open bids for slots licenses today, Maryland officials are casting a wary eye on Kansas, hoping that recent history will not be repeated. In Kansas, two gambling development companies won the rights to build "destination casinos"...
  • Bingo devices under threat

    They look like slots, they play like slots, they pay out like slots, and they have proliferated for years under a legal loophole. But with Maryland girding for a debate over expanding state-sanctioned gambling, top lawmakers said yesterday that they...