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  • Derailment probe appears to focus on track condition

    Derailment probe appears to focus on track condition
    Track conditions on a CSX Transportation railroad line appear to be the focus of a federal investigation into the train derailment that killed two women in Ellicott City last month. A preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety...
  • Freeze warning issued for Frostburg

    Freeze warning issued for Frostburg
    Frostburg and the mountains of western Allegany County are under a freeze warning Monday night into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. It is one of Maryland's first freezes of the season, as the coming winter cold marches east and into...
  • More hunters, higher bear quota this hunting season

    More hunters, higher bear quota this hunting season
    Maryland's annual bear hunt will begin Oct. 22 with more hunters and the highest quota of bears allowed killed since the hunt was reinstituted after a 50-year hiatus in 2004. According to Harry Spiker, the bear biologist who runs the hunt for the...
  • 'Perversion files' reveal local failure in Boy Scouts

    'Perversion files' reveal local failure in Boy Scouts
    Among the thousands of "perversion files" kept by the Boy Scouts of America is a Maryland-based illustration of the system's failure. Five years after an Allegany County teacher pleaded guilty to 10 sex offenses involving 12- and 13-year-old boys in...
  • Autopsy finds Columbia murderer was strangled to death in prison

    The death of a convicted murderer from Columbia who was found bloodied in his prison cell last month was ruled a homicide by strangulation in an autopsy report, Maryland State Police said Wednesday. Charles David Richardson IV, 28, who was sentenced to...
  • Superstorm Sandy mostly spares Maryland as it moves up coast

    Superstorm Sandy mostly spares Maryland as it moves up coast
    UPDATES: • Baltimore County Police are monitoring the bridge carrying Belair Road over the Gunpowder River, north of Perry Hall and south of Kingsville, as the bridge's culverts have been jammed with large amounts of debris. The Maryland Emergency...
  • W. Md. gets more than 2 feet of snow in storm

    W. Md. gets more than 2 feet of snow in storm
    More than 2 feet of snow fell in parts of Garrett and Allegany counties as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy collided with a cold front backed by polar air, closing east- and westbound sections of Interstate 68 in Western Maryland until late Tuesday...
  • Same-sex marriage opponents set to turn in first petitions

    Same-sex marriage opponents set to turn in first petitions
    Church-led activists hoping to repeal Maryland's same-sex marriage law plan to deliver the first batch of petitions ahead of schedule this week, and they say the number of signatures will far exceed the mark. The question is: By how much? There's little...
  • Md. yet to distribute $3.6M in slots funds for small businesses

    Nearly two years after Maryland's first casino opened, the state has yet to dole out any of the $3.6 million in slots revenue that has accumulated for small, minority- and women-owned businesses, frustrating advocates and lawmakers. State officials are...
  • Garrett Co. still trying to dig out from Sandy snowstorm

    Garrett Co. still trying to dig out from Sandy snowstorm
    Much of Maryland's westernmost county remained largely inaccessible on Wednesday afternoon, a result of superstorm Sandy's meeting a cold front and dumping more than 2 feet of heavy, wet snow on the region. About 80 percent of Garrett County residents...
  • As nor'easter brews, Marylanders still struggle to dig out from Sandy

    As nor'easter brews, Marylanders still struggle to dig out from Sandy
    A nor'easter appears poised to rumble over Maryland next week, as residents on the state's eastern and western edges are still shoveling out snow and sand from this week's massive storm. The nor'easter could swoop across the state as early as Wednesday,...
  • Craig wants Harford considered for casino site

     Harford County Executive David R. Craig has asked a work group appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to consider allowing a casino to open in that jurisdiction despite the proximity of an existing slots parlor in neighboring Cecil County. Craig,...