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  • O'Malley to return to New Hampshire

    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley will make his third trip to New Hampshire in September, a sign that he is likely to challenge Hillary Clinton for the presidential nomination.

  • O'Malley has another New Hampshire trip planned

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to make his third trip this year to New Hampshire as he mulls running for president in 2016. O'Malley, a Democrat, is slated to be the keynote speaker at the Portsmouth City Democrats' fall dinner on Sept. 26. The term-limited...

  • Superintendent Dance named to commission

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama has announced his intention to appoint Baltimore County Schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance to the president's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. The White House made the announcement on Thursday. Dance has been...

  • Wife of Rep. Andy Harris dies suddenly

    The wife of Maryland’s sole Republican House member has died. Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, wife of Rep. Andy Harris, died suddenly on Thursday, according to the congressman’s office.

  • Residents speak out on firing range

    FREDERICK Md. (AP) — Maryland residents are speaking out against a proposed gun range at Sugarloaf Mountain about 10 miles south of Frederick. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1C9oee4 ) reports that residents packed a 200-person hearing room Thursday night. The gun range is proposed for...

  • Anne Arundel had expensive primary race

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Anne Arundel County Republican primary for county executive was the most expensive in county history. The Capital (http://bit.ly/1n2trL4) reports that Laura Neuman and Steve Schuh spent $2.4 million. That's double what all seven candidates, Democrats and Republicans...

  • Prince George's charter school to end recess

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A Prince George's County charter school will end recess in an effort to short its academic day. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/YZKJmL ) reports the county's Board of Education approved the change Thursday for College Park Academy on a 12-0 vote. Frank Brewer,...

  • Md. withdraws funding for double-stack rail cars

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Transportation officials say Maryland has pulled all funding for a proposed double-stack rail facility and ended its agreement with CSX to build a facility in southwest Baltimore. Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr. said in a statement Thursday that $30 million in...

  • West Nile Virus detected in Maryland resident

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Health officials say Maryland has its first confirmed case of West Nile Virus infection this year. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Thursday that an adult who lives in the National Capital Region is infected. The department says the virus has also been detected...

  • Shellfish harvesting closed in waterways

    BALTIMORE (AP) — State environmental officials have closed parts of some waterways in Dorchester County to shellfish harvesting after unacceptable bacteria levels were detected. The Maryland Department of the Environment said Thursday that the Hurst Creek and Whitehall Creek areas and a portion...

  • Prosecutors assessing retrial in murder case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors with the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office said they will assess the feasibility of holding a new trial for a former Baltimore Police officer whose nearly 20-year-old murder conviction was overturned. Former officer James Kulbicki won a chance at a new...

  • Maryland announces record cover crop enrollment

    TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) — Maryland is announcing a new record for cover crop enrollment. Gov. Martin O'Malley made the announcement Thursday at the Maryland State Fair. The state announced that 1,849 Maryland farmers requested funding to plant a record 641,000 acres of winter grains. The state's...

  • NCAA president ordered to be deposed

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A judge has ordered that NCAA President Mark Emmert be deposed in a lawsuit over the death of a Frostburg State University football player. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge David Boynton granted a motion last week by the family of Derek Sheely to require Emmert's...

  • VA Maryland partners with Evergreen

    BALTIMORE (AP) — VA Maryland Health Care System is partnering with Evergreen Health Care to improve health care access for veterans. The system announced Thursday it has awarded a one-year contract for up to $485,000. The contract enables the system to refer new veteran patients to Evergreen...

  • Md. man charged with trying to kill stepson

    CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Catonsville man has been charged with trying to kill his stepson. WBAL Radio (http://bit.ly/1pKKZjz ) reports Baltimore County police say 62-year-old John Smith argued with the victim. Authorities say he followed him outside their home Tuesday evening and stabbed him...



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