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  • 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...
  • Electronic bingo backed by strong lobbying push

    Electronic gambling machines - devices that resemble slots - have been proliferating in rural Maryland counties recently, in part because of a concerted lobbying effort by their manufacturer. Officials in one municipality, afraid that they could be...
  • Stormy weather ahead

     
    Forecasters out at Sterling say the atmosphere is beginning to stir, creating the convection that will lead to strong thunderstorms later today. I can't see it on the radar. But I'll take their word for it. Severe thunderstorm watches have......
  • Storms spotty across the region

     
    Showers and thunderstorms popped up around the state yesterday, but they were by no means commonplace. The heaviest rains seem to have fallen out in Allegany County, where Cumberland reported more than an inch. Half-an-inch fell in Jacksonville and even.....
  • A report on NWS Sterling open house

     
    The Sterling, Va. forecast office of the National Weather Service - the place that generates the official weather forecasts for all of Central Maryland - from Allegany County to the bay - held an Open House this past weekend.I didn't......
  • Wintry weather hits western Md. counties

     
    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning until noon Wednesday for Allegany County, with 4 to 7 inches of snow possible before it all ends. The Pittsburgh forecast office has a Winter Weather Advisory up for Garrett, with......
  • Blue skies are going to cloud up

     
    That's not how the old song goes, but the as the high pressure system that's brought us these sunny skies slides off toward the east tonight and tomorrow, we will see increasing cloudiness ahead of a low approaching from the......
  • More snow for western counties, snow showers here

     
    It's easy to ignore down here, but far western Maryland counties are still being hammered by lake-effect snows. Garrett is expected to get another 8 inches tonight, and a foot in some high elevations. Western Allegany County and the town of Frostburg........
  • "Dry slot" brings us sunshine; Garrett gets snow

     
    Meteorologists call it a 'dry slot' - an intrusion of clear, dry air, drawn into the swirling clouds around a spinning low pressure system. There's one over Central Maryland this morning. as the satellite image above shows quite well. And......
  • 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...
  • Doctors in short supply in rural Maryland

    Doctors in short supply in rural Maryland
    When his longtime physician retired, Southern Maryland lawmaker Thomas "Mac" Middleton faced a predicament: The senator needed a new doctor but couldn't find one who was taking new patients. "I had to go through three different doctor groups before...