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  • Maryland gets $10M to widen road at Fort Meade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Maryland Department of Transportation will receive $10 million in federal money to widen a road at Fort Meade to reduce traffic congestion. Maryland Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin made the announcement Tuesday. The money will be used for Route 175. The road...

  • Students forming Star-Spangled Banner in Md.

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of students are wearing red, white and blue to help form a Star-Spangled Banner at Maryland's Fort McHenry. More than 7,000 students are expected to participate in forming the flag Tuesday at the place where the National Anthem's story began during the War of 1812....

  • Frozen yogurt store robbed in Hanover, Md.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police are looking for a man who robbed a frozen yogurt store in Hanover at gunpoint. Police say they were called Monday around 8:30 p.m. to the Yogurt In Love store at 2649 Annapolis Road. Police say a store employee reported that a man entered the...

  • Covered bridge in Thurmont closed for repairs

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A covered bridge in Thurmont has been closed for repairs. Officials in Frederick County said Tuesday that the Loy's Station Covered Bridge located south of Route 77 on Old Frederick Road has been damaged and is closed. Frederick County spokeswoman Robin Santangelo said in...

  • Antietam battlefield expansion into W.Va. eyed

    SHARPSBURG, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says it wants to expand the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg to include about 500 acres in neighboring West Virginia where Civil War soldiers fought the Battle of Shepherdstown. The proposal is the subject of a public meeting Tuesday...

  • O'Malley to discuss EARN Maryland program

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to give an update on the EARN Maryland program. O'Malley will be joined by state officials and local manufacturers to talk about the initiative on Tuesday in Baltimore. Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Secretary...

  • Panel delays final vote on smog protections

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland panel has given provisional approval to new protections against smog, but some environmental groups are not happy that a final vote has been delayed for a month. The Air Quality Control Advisory Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to air quality protections...

  • US Naval Academy works on accrediting cyber major

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy dean said Monday that he hopes cybersecurity, a field of increasing importance to national security and civilian computer networks, can be accredited as a major by the time the academy's first cybersecurity students graduate in 2016. The academy wants to be...

  • Park service proposes C&O Canal upgrades

    HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service says it wants to rewater another 2.5 miles of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in the western Maryland town of Hancock. The rewatering is part of a proposal the agency released Monday for upgrading the C&O Canal National Historical Park in the Potomac...

  • Md. planning third Cumberland-area prison

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is proposing a third state prison near Cumberland. The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/1pIqDmg ) reported Monday that Secretary Gregg Hershberger outlined the $15 million project in an email to local...

  • Naval Academy releases student body by state

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a third of the U.S. Naval Academy's students are from five states: California, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Florida. The academy released a distribution of midshipmen by state at a Board of Visitors meeting Monday. California had the highest number of students with...

  • Frederick names new acting police chief

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The city of Frederick is getting a new acting police chief. Mayor Randy McClement said in a statement Monday that 17-year veteran Capt. Patrick Grossman will become acting police chief. Before joining the city's police department, Grossman served for 10 years in the Marine...

  • Registration opening for Zoo Zoom in Maryland

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Registration is opening for an 8k race that goes through the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore as well as Druid Hill Park. Registration for the Zoo Zoom will open Monday at noon. The race will be limited to the first 1,750 people. Registration for the 8k costs $45 and runners get a...

  • 2 shot, 1 fatally, at east Baltimore block party

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say two people were shot, one fatally, while attending a block party in northeast Baltimore. Police say shots were fired late Saturday night, shortly before midnight, at the intersection of Cecil Avenue and 22nd Street. Twenty-nine-year-old Kevin Bass Jr. was taken to a...

  • Boy, 11, struck by hit-and-run driver in Laurel

    LAUREL, Md. (AP) — Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who injured an 11-year-old boy who was out riding bikes with his dad in Laurel. The boy was struck around 6:30 p.m. Saturday on Whiskey Bottom Road. He suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries. Anne Arundel County police...



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