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  • 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...

  • NASA picks Md. proposal for space station project

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — NASA has chosen a University of Maryland proposal for a new instrument to observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. NASA announced Wednesday that the laser-based system will observe the structure of forest canopy. The instrument will be...

  • Police arrest man for death of live-in girlfriend

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Baltimore County police have charged a 53-year-old man with the death of his live-in girlfriend. Police said Clyde Campbell was being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center without bail after his arrest Thursday. Police found the body of Dorothy Grubb around 10:50...

  • Driver fined $1,500 in death of track coach

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A driver who struck and killed an assistant track coach at Annapolis High School who was bicycling has been fined $1,500 after being found guilty of three traffic offenses. Thirty-seven-year-old Whitney Decesaris of Calvert County was found guilty at a bench trial...

  • Man sentenced to 6 years in identity theft

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for wire fraud conspiracy and identity theft. Thirty-year-old Tavares Davon Miller was also ordered to pay more than $105,000 in restitution at sentencing Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. According to...

  • Correction: Deep Creek Lake story

    MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — In a story July 28 about Deep Creek Lake, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, erroneously reported the deadline for public comment on a draft watershed management plan. The deadline is Aug. 23. A corrected version...

  • Md. board seeks criminal checks for doc licensees

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Board of Physicians said Wednesday that it is seeking statutory authority to conduct criminal background checks on medical license applicants despite one member's concern that health care professionals are being singled out. The board's staff is drafting a bill for...

  • Md. religious leaders pray for immigrant children

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Scores of Baltimore-area religious leaders held an interfaith prayer vigil for unaccompanied children who arrived in Maryland after fleeing violence in their home countries. Dozens of religious leaders and supporters marched along Baltimore's Inner Harbor on Wednesday to draw...



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