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  • Western Md. Democrats may get 2014 preview

    Western Maryland Democrats may get a preview of the 2014 gubernatorial race Saturday as the likely contenders for the party's nomination converge on the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County. While much of the official agenda is focused on this November'...
  • Franchot criticizes revised Rocky Gap deal as bait-and-switch

    Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday denounced a revised deal that allowed the company licensed to operate a casino at the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County to reduce the scale of the project as a "complete bait and switch" on the part of the...
  • University of Maryland launches problem gambling center

    University of Maryland launches problem gambling center
    As the state is poised to add several new casinos and possibly table games such as poker, the University of Maryland School of Medicine said Thursday that it would create a center aimed at training thousands of health professionals to help gambling...
  • Convicted murderer from Columbia killed in prison cell

    A 28-year-old Columbia man sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering two people in Howard County in 2007 was found dead and bloodied in his Allegany County prison cell early Thursday morning, according to Maryland State Police....
  • McCormick warehouse cuts energy bill to zero

    McCormick warehouse cuts energy bill to zero
    With 369,000 square feet under roof, it would seem McCormick & Co.'s sprawling distribution center in Belcamp would have an eye-popping power bill, with some 3,300 light fixtures and a refrigerated storage area big enough to drive forklifts in and out....
  • Analysts say there's room in Maryland market for another casino

    Maryland could gain as much as $161 million in revenue by authorizing a casino in Prince George's County and adding table games statewide, the staff of the General Assembly and its consultants told a work group on gambling expansion Tuesday. The combined...
  • Maryland ranks dead last among states in quick commutes

    Maryland ranks dead last among states in quick commutes
    Enrique Villa can walk from his condominium on Water Street to his job at St. Paul and Baltimore streets in about five minutes. In Maryland, that's rare. Villa and his wife, Kathryn, a physician whose commute by subway to Johns Hopkins Hospital is nearly...
  • Nuclear families are few in city

    Before moving with her boyfriend of three years to a Hampden home this September, Brandy Washington lived with two other women, both young professionals in their 20s, just like her. Delaying marriage is a lifestyle that has suited the 27-year-old. She...
  • Don't go to Ryleigh's cigar social expecting to smoke indoors

    Don't go to Ryleigh's cigar social expecting to smoke indoors
    On Feb. 1, Ryleigh's Oyster is throwing a cigar social that at first seems in blatant violation of the Maryland  indoor smoking ban.  The promotional ad features a slender stogie atop a glass of whiskey and promises giveaways of hand-rolled cigars from...
  • Heat, fire and flood ahead ... then Igor?

     
    Sounds pretty dire, doesn't it? Fortunately, the reality isn't quite so bad.The National Weather Service forecasters out at Sterling think today's high might rise into the upper 80s, falling somewhere short of the 90-degree mark. Of course, they said the....
  • NWS plans fewer winter weather alerts in Allegany

     
    Hardy Allegany County residents just seem to deal with wintry weather without paying much attention to the stuff, much less caring about how the weather forecasters choose to define it.But the National Weather Service is acknowledging the frequency of bad...
  • Lake-effect snows winterize W. Maryland

     
    Winter Storm Warnings continue in far western Maryland Tuesday, with local amounts up to two feet possible in western Allegany County as Great Lakes moisture continues to ride stiff northwest winds up the western slopes of the Alleghenies, and fall as.......