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Allegany County

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Flash Flood Watch up as PM storms approach

     
    The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch for Baltimore, Washington and their suburban counties, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday as an approaching cold front threatens the region with heavy, slow-moving thunderstorms.UPDATE: The NWS has...
  • Tornado Watch posted for most of Maryland

     
    With a line of strong to severe thunderstorms crossing Maryland Sunday afternoon, the National Weather Service forecast office in Sterling, Va. has posted a tornado watch for almost the entire state, in effect until 8 p.m.:"DAMAGING WIND GUSTS ARE THE.......
  • 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...
  • Schaefer helped Western Maryland, too

    When Marylanders reflect on William Donald Schaefer's life in public office, his most defining accomplishments are obviously related to tourism and economic development. Most folks would immediately and appropriately point to the World Trade Center, the...
  • Slots panel wants to make Rocky Gap more attractive

    State slots commissioners are urging lawmakers to loosen the requirements for prospective developers of a casino at Rocky Gap in Western Maryland, which has proved the least attractive of the five sites approved for slot-machine gambling. Two requests...
  • 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...
  • Maryland environmental enforcement actions: Naughty Businesses of the Week

    The Maryland Department of the Environment has announced enforcement actions for the following businesses: Land Pollution LEAD: MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program enforces mandatory requirements to reduce lead paint risk in rental...
  • Twice convicted sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison

    A 36-year-old man from a tiny, unincorporated town in Western Maryland with two prior convictions for sexually abusing children has been sentenced to more than three decades in prison for advertising child pornography on the Internet. Matthew Sluss, of...
  • Neighbor kills neighbor in dispute over trees

    A dispute over whose property three trees were on prompted one neighbor to fatally shoot another neighbor with a rifle in Western Maryland on Wednesday, and police said this morning they have a suspect in custody. Maryland State Police said the victim,...
  • Changes in hunting regulations proposed

    Changes in hunting regulations proposed
    A number of hunting regulation changes are being considered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service as a result of receiving more than 1,000 comments at stakeholder meetings, public hearings and online forums. The...