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  • Plan targeting 2,800 battlefield deer progresses

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service is tentatively approving a plan to have government sharpshooters kill more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years. The agency released its final Environmental Impact...

  • Defense bill requires study on Md. wind farm

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A proposal to build a wind farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore within 56 miles of the U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent River could still be delayed until a study is complete, despite Gov. Martin O'Malley's veto of a bill that would have created a similar delay. Sen. Barbara...

  • Allegany County develops solar regulations

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Allegany County officials are in the early stages of developing solar energy system regulations. The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/WRcsoP ) reports that a proposed solar energy facility in the county has prompted local officials to start working on regulations....

  • Fort Detrick holds anti-terrorism awareness month

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement and Army officials at Fort Detrick are working to raise awareness about terrorism threats. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1najji5 ) reports that their efforts are part of the annual Anti-terrorism Awareness Month. It was designated by the Department...

  • More using public transportation on Lower Shore

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore says more people are using public transportation in the region. The council's Shore Transit Division announced it saw a 6.8 percent increase over fiscal year 2013 in residents using its transportation services. For fiscal...

  • Crabs and watermelons at Annapolis stadium

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Crabs and watermelon are the stars of a giant summertime feast open to the public at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The Maryland Department of Agriculture and the Mar-Del Watermelon Association are teaming up Friday evening with the local Rotary Club...

  • Motorcyclist injured in collision with car dies

    DAVIDSONVILLE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police say a motorcyclist injured in a crash with a car in Davidsonville has died. Officers say 30-year-old Timothy Humphrey of Edgewater died Wednesday at Shock Trauma in Baltimore, where he was flown after Saturday's accident. Authorities say...

  • Loan aid offered to western Md. flood victims

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to people whose homes or businesses were damaged by flooding in two western Maryland counties in June. Gov. Martin O'Malley says the funds will help ensure that communities in Washington and...

  • NAACP says Baltimore convention not a done deal

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP says the site of its 2016 national convention, reported to be Baltimore, has not yet been selected. The civil rights groups said in a statement Thursday that its convention planning committee recently heard presentations from Baltimore; Austin, Texas; Cincinnati, and...

  • US seeks dismissal of Fort Detrick pollution suit

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The federal government asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a developer's lawsuit alleging that groundwater pollution from Fort Detrick in Frederick reduced the value of private land next door. The Justice Department said concerns about potential pollution from an old...

  • 3 hurt when SUV crashes through building in Md.

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police say three people were injured when an SUV drove into a Towson building that houses county offices. It happened about 8:40 a.m. Thursday at the Drumcastle Government Center. Officers say 48-year-old Hiwot Arbi of Middle River was speeding through the...

  • Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB's conclusion was part of a 19-page...

  • Conowingo dam project EIS open to public comment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials have released a draft environmental impact statement for the relicensing of three Susquehanna River hydroelectric projects, including Exelon's Conowingo dam. The deadline for commenting on the draft EIS published Wednesday is Sept. 29. Exelon's operating...

  • Md. runaway to be charged as juvenile in car theft

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — State police say a 16-year-old boy who ran away from a western Maryland group home will be charged as a juvenile for allegedly stealing a car and trying to break into a home after crashing the vehicle on Interstate 70 near Hagerstown. Police said Thursday the youth was...

  • Hagerstown, Md., pedestrian killed by car

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police are investigating the death of a Hagerstown man who was struck and killed by a car while walking on U.S. 40 west of the city. Police say 32-year-old Robert Owen was hit shortly before 12:30 a.m. Thursday. They say he walked into the right turn lane...



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