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Allegany County

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  • Winter chill arrives with solstice

    Winter chill arrives with solstice
    Winter officially arrived with the solstice at 6:12 Friday morning, and along with it came a brisk wind in the Baltimore area and snow in Western Maryland. The day's high at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport came at midnight,...
  • Weather hazards threaten to complicate holiday travel

    Weather hazards threaten to complicate holiday travel
    State highway officials are urging motorists heading north and west for the holidays to be cautious, given winter weather conditions expected in some areas in the coming days. The weather could complicate holiday travel and celebration plans as people...
  • Forecasters see another taste of winter early Wednesday

    Forecasters see another taste of winter early Wednesday
    The region had a taste of a white Christmas early this week, and forecasters predicted another chance of wintry weather on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, a storm system will begin moving into the Baltimore area Wednesday morning,...
  • Baltimore has high rate of staff-inmate sex

    Baltimore has high rate of staff-inmate sex
    The Baltimore City Detention Center had the nation's second-highest rate of sexual contact between jail staff and inmates, according to a U.S. Department of Justice study released less than a month after federal prosecutors accused corrections officers at...
  • Unions do their business on taxpayers' dime

    It's the old "fair share" argument, but this time it holds even less water than usual. The Maryland State Education Association, the union that bargains on behalf of K-12 teachers throughout Maryland, wants to force all teachers — members or not &#...
  • Allegany Co. man shot by state trooper dies

    An Allegany County man shot Thursday night by state troopers as he opened fire on members of his family has died of his wounds, police said Friday. Samuel E. George was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to police. Internal and...
  • 'Black liquor' phase-out clears Senate

    'Black liquor' phase-out clears Senate
    A phase-out of renewable energy subsidies for paper mills has cleared the Maryland Senate, though with a provision that guarantees the state's only paper plant in Allegany County would continue to receive payments underwritten by taxpayers....
  • House panel kills 'black liquor' bill

    House panel kills 'black liquor' bill
    Legislation that would have phased out millions in ratepayer-financed subsidies for mostly out-of-state paper mills died in a House committee Friday, just a day after the Senate passed a companion measure. The House version of the so-called "black...
  • Assembly passes bill to open casino jobs to some ex-offenders

    Assembly passes bill to open casino jobs to some ex-offenders
    In a move to open thousands of middle-class jobs to former offenders, the General Assembly gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that would allow Maryland casinos to hire some people currently banned because of criminal records. The Senate voted...
  • Md. gun bill survives early test vote on House floor

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control bill is expected to undergo a long and heated debate in the House late Tuesday afternoon as delegates begin considering Maryland's first major piece of gun control legislation in two decades. The state Senate in...
  • Hunters discover decomposing body in remote woods of Allegany

    About 10 a.m. Saturday, hunters in a remote wooded area of Allegany County in Western Maryland came across a gruesome and bizarre scene. A man's body, dressed in underwear, jeans and brown boots, was decomposing on the ground, with what appeared to be...
  • 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...