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  • 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...

  • 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 for a nearly 140-mile trip to Cumberland. The engine and its 104-ton coal tender have been acquired by the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad for use on passenger trains. The scenic railroad...

  • 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...

  • Fire burns middle school in Waldorf

    WALDORF, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Charles County say a fire has burned a number of classroom trailers at a public middle school in Waldorf. Authorities say the fire at John Hanson Middle School began around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Officials say the fire gutted 10 temporary classroom trailers....

  • Md. transportation authority warns of E-ZPass scam

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Transportation officials in Maryland are warning the public about a scam involving E-ZPass. The Maryland Transportation Authority on Wednesday warned that several phony emails are circulating requesting E-ZPass Maryland customers to pay their tolls debts online....

  • Baltimore makes changes to parking for disabled

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials in Baltimore say a new parking program is aimed at increasing the parking options for people with disabilities and combating the abuse of disability placards. City officials said Wednesday that approximately 200 on-street parking spaces have been reserved for...

  • Hogan to use public financing in governor's race

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Larry Hogan will use public campaign finance money for his general election run for governor of Maryland, a move that will effectively tap out the state's fund unless it is replenished, a state elections board official said Wednesday. Hogan, who used public...

  • First singing, then tragedy at Maryland camp

    MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) — More than 100 young campers sang songs, read stories and prayed in an open-air pavilion, as they did each night at the River Valley Ranch camp. Then, the sky began to darken and a light rain began to fall. A supervisor at the Christian summer camp decided to cut the...

  • Babe Ruth memorabilia to be auctioned in Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The first ball Babe Ruth hit over the fence in Yankee Stadium and his 1918 contract with the Boston Red Sox are among about three dozen Ruth-related items scheduled for auction in Baltimore. The auction at the Sports Legends Museum will be held Saturday night, a day after the...

  • Several sickened by pool chemicals at YMCA camp

    EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County fire officials say a mechanical malfunction involving pool chemicals at a YMCA camp sickened 35 people. Emergency responders were called to Camp Letts in Edgewater shortly before 10 a.m. Wednesday in response to reports of several children suffering...

  • 'Battle that saved Washington' remembered in Md.

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Civil War clash known as "the battle that saved Washington" could more accurately be labeled "the battle that saved Lincoln's re-election," a prominent preservationist said Wednesday as the National Park Service marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy....

  • Three arrested in Maryland jewelry theft

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County Police have arrested three suspects in the theft of $25,000 worth of jewelry from a Lutherville store. Authorities said Wednesday that 45-year-old Stanley William Lester Gwynn of Elkridge has been charged with theft and released on $100,000 bail. Police...

  • Van Hollen to speak at lunch honoring Wallenberg

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen is scheduled to speak at a luncheon honoring diplomat Raoul Wallenberg. The Congressional Gold Medal luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday in Washington. Wallenberg was a Swedish diplomat who was sent to Budapest in the waning days of World War...



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