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  • Johns Hopkins workers eye vote on labor contract

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Members of a union representing 2,000 hospital workers are weighing in on a labor agreement reached earlier this week with Johns Hopkins Hospital after months of contentious negotiations with the medical institution. Friday marks the end of a ratification period for the...

  • Ag secretary promotes summer meals in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Baltimore to promote efforts to ensure that low-income children who rely on subsidized meals during the school year can also receive meals during the summer. Vilsack was to join Lt. Governor Anthony Brown and Baltimore Mayor...

  • Md. gas drilling panel making progress

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — A state panel developing recommendations for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland is making progress toward a final report this fall. The agenda for Friday's meeting in Frostburg includes a discussion of loose ends to be tied up before the panel...

  • Prince George's to conduct evacuation exercise

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Prince George's County Office of Emergency Management is conducting a mass care and evacuation exercise. The county is holding the exercise on Friday. It's a collaborative effort among several agencies. The exercise is designed to test the county's ability to...

  • National Aquarium to host Friday night flag events

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Aquarium in Baltimore is launching a new series of events on Friday nights to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore in 1812 that inspired the words for the national anthem. Beginning Friday through Sept. 12, the aquarium is hosting...

  • Md. teen charged in son's death in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore have charged a 19-year-old with the murder of her toddler son. Police say 19-year-old Cierra Curtis was arrested Thursday and charged with fatally beating her son June 30. Police say officers were in the 5800 block of Reisterstown Road when they heard a...

  • Helicopter to inspect Md. utility equipment

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Gas and Electric says residents and motorists in central Maryland shouldn't worry if they see a helicopter hovering near utility equipment including towers, poles and wires. The utility says that in July and August it will be using a helicopter to inspect electric...

  • Elijah Cummings: The Democrats' first line of defense against Republican attacks

    There is no better manifestation of the rancorous partisan gridlock that has gripped Congress in recent years than the parties' proxy war between Reps. Elijah Cummings and Darrell Issa.

  • 217-ton steam locomotive making move across Md.

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's B&O Railroad Museum is putting a 217-ton steam locomotive aboard a train to its new home with the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland. A scenic railroad spokeswoman said late Thursday afternoon that workers were putting cranes into position to lift the...

  • Courts close in Frederick, Md., after power outage

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County district and circuit courts have been closed because of a power outage downtown. The county's spokeswoman said Thursday afternoon in an email that the courts would be closed for the rest of the day. Frederick city police say the power went out...

  • Body found in pond near Md. mall after shoplifting

    HANOVER, Md. (AP) — Police in Anne Arundel County are identifying the man whose body was recovered from a pond area near Arundel Mills mall. Police have identified the man as 26-year-old Tavon Talley of Baltimore. Police have said Talley fled from mall security officers on Monday night,...

  • ACLU gets Md. town to rescind campaign sign limits

    HANCOCK, Md. (AP) — The western Maryland town of Hancock is rescinding an ordinance that put time limits on front-yard campaign signs after the American Civil Liberties Union objected on First Amendment grounds. Town Manager David Smith said Thursday the town council agreed Wednesday night to...

  • Notre Dame of Maryland University gets $1.5M gift

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Notre Dame of Maryland University says it has received a $1.5 million gift to fund the first endowed chair in its School of Nursing. Officials say gift from The Pitts Family Foundation is among the largest gifts received from a university alumna. Frances Kay Pitts graduated...

  • Sale of Sparrows Point property in works

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Court documents indicate that a change of ownership is in the works for the former Sparrows Point steel mill property in Baltimore. Attorneys said in a letter filed in federal court this week that arrangements are being made to sell a significant portion of the property to an...

  • Md. officials to urge safer boating

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials will be reminding people to be careful on the water. Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Maryland Park Service have scheduled a news conference on Thursday at Sandy Point State Park. It comes after two deaths from drowning on state waterways over...



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