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  • 1 new cold-related death reported in Md.

    1 new cold-related death reported in Md.
    The blistering cold that descended on the region in the second week of January contributed to one death, state health officials reported. The Allegany County man was 65 or older, according to officials who did not release any more information. That...
  • As Md. bear hunt nears 10th year, state biologist reflects on its impact

    As Md. bear hunt nears 10th year, state biologist reflects on its impact
    With the 10th year of the modern Maryland bear hunt approaching, state bear biologist Harry Spiker, who has managed the hunt since its return after a 51-year absence, reflected in an interview with The Baltimore Sun on what happened when the hunt...
  • Black bear season fails to reach quota

    Black bear season fails to reach quota
    Maryland's annual black bear hunt went into overtime Saturday, and some might look at the outcome as a moral victory for the hairy, soon-to-be hibernating creatures. For the first time since the hunt was revived in 2004 after a 51-year hiatus, hunters...
  • Badly targeted gun gripes

    Badly targeted gun gripes
    Gun advocates have been crying for close to two years about how long it takes the Maryland State Police to conduct background checks for prospective gun buyers. The delays have lengthened with the passage earlier this year of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun...
  • State lawyer OKs clerical workers viewing gun buyer information

    State lawyer OKs clerical workers viewing gun buyer information
    A state lawyer determined there was nothing illegal about Maryland State Police deploying dozens of state workers from other agencies to help claw through a backlog of more than 35,000 background checks for gun buyers. In a Monday "letter of advice"...
  • September revenue for Maryland casinos reaches $65.3 million

    September revenue for Maryland casinos reaches $65.3 million
    Maryland's four casinos pulled in $65.3 million in revenue for September, a drop from $71 million the month before, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency reported Monday. Two of Maryland casinos — Casino at Ocean Downs and Rocky Gap Casino...
  • Baltimore County educator named Md. Teacher of the Year

    Baltimore County educator named Md. Teacher of the Year
    A Baltimore County English teacher who the state superintendent said "personifies the cutting edge Maryland educator" was named Maryland's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, state education officials announced Friday. Sean McComb, of Patapsco High School &...
  • Maryland lottery, casinos combine to pay $929.74 million to state

    Maryland lottery, casinos combine to pay $929.74 million to state
    Maryland's lottery and casino industries generated $929.74 million for the state during the last fiscal year, the regulatory body that monitors both announced Wednesday. Traditional lottery sales decreased 2.2 percent, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Two corrections officers resign after criminal charges brought

    Two corrections officers resign after criminal charges brought
    Two corrections officers at the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center have resigned after being charged with crimes, authorities said Friday. A Baltimore grand jury indicted corrections officer Sean Graves, inmate Michael Gordon, and a third man,...
  • Year's hottest temperatures ahead this week after mild start

    Year's hottest temperatures ahead this week after mild start
    The heat index could top 100 degrees for the first time in 2013 this week after a relatively mild start to summer. Through Sunday, there had been just a single day above 90 degrees in Baltimore this month, on June 1. That tally is likely to grow by four...