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Westminster mayor, council divided on benefits eligibility

The Westminster Mayor and Common Council were split on an ordinance that will make the health insurance eligibility that has been offered for years to elected officials an official part of the city code.

Downtown Sykesville Connection drops two wine strolls, voicing concerns about bad weather for outdoor events

The Downtown Sykesville Connection plans multiple events throughout the year, but the prospect of bad weather has led the organization’s leadership to back out of two planned outdoor events.

Man killed by fallen tree in storm is identified; some Carroll County roads remain closed, BGE responding to outages

Roads were still closed and hundreds of Carroll County residents were without electricity Tuesday morning, in the aftermath of Monday’s storm that resulted in a Finksburg man’s death.

The Shepherd’s Staff extends deadline to sign up for help with school supplies

The Shepherd's Staff has extended the deadline to sign up for back to school supplies.

Taneytown man charged with assault, false imprisonment after allegedly breaking woman’s bra

A Hagerstown man was arrested after he allegedly grabbed a woman’s bra and prevented her from leaving a Taneytown residence July 18.

Daily arrest report for those arrested July 22, 2019

The following is the daily intake report for the Carroll County Detention Center provided by the Central Booking Unit.

Westminster man charged with assault for allegedly slapping woman holding baby

According to the statement of probable cause, during an argument, Ryan A. Longley slapped a woman while she held a 5-month-old baby, causing the woman to “fall on her back while still holding [the baby] in her arms.”

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Tornado warning issued for Taneytown and Westminster until 9:45 p.m. Monday night

Tornado warnings issued for Taneytown and Westminster until 9:45 p.m. Monday

One dead after strong storms move across Carroll County, causing damage, generating tornado warnings

Strong storms generated damage and tornado warnings Monday afternoon, though official confirmation of a tornado will have to wait, according to National Weather Service meteorologist.

Comptroller visits Carroll to kick off tax-free shopping, check in on burgeoning brewery industry

For the tax-free shopping week, Liberty Shop owner Lynn Aaron hopes customers will realize they can shop downtown, local establishments and still take advantage of the tax savings. The initiative applies to apparel and footwear costing $100 or less and the first $40 of backpack purchases. They will be exempt from Maryland sales tax.

Hampstead man charged with assault after allegedly kicking woman he knocked to the ground

Connor J. Kline, 19, was charged with disorderly conduct and two counts of second-degree assault, then released on $10,000 bail July 20, according to online court documents.

Street sweeper and cars crash in Hampstead, one teen airlifted for treatment, Md. 27 closed

A street sweeper and two vehicles crashed in Hampstead on Monday, sending two drivers to the hospital and closing a section of Md. 27 for several hours, police say.

Tornado warnings issued for Carroll County withdrawn

Tornado warning issued Monday for Mount Airy.

Hampstead woman arrested, charged with assault

Heather Marie Smeak, 41, of the 4000 block of Black Rock Road, was charged with second-degree assault.

Razor blade found inside stuffed animal won at Reese fire company carnival

A dog bit into a stuffed animal its owner won from the Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company carnival and uncovered a razor blade inside last weekend.

2019 Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair schedule

The schedule for the 2019 Carroll County 4-H and FFA Fair, held annually at the Carroll County Agriculture Center.

Maryland cyclist killed in crash during charity bike ride for Carroll fire department

A Maryland State Police spokesman says 59-year-old Diane Centeno Deshields was riding the route near Frederick, when she collided with a car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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