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  • Woman fatally struck by train in Harford County

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Officials in Harford County say a pedestrian has died after being hit by a train in Aberdeen. Aberdeen Police Department spokesman Lt. Fred Budnick says officials were first notified about the accident around 6:18 Thursday. Budnick says the woman was struck by a...

  • 'Bachelor' holds casting call at Maryland Live!

    HANOVER, Md. (AP) — ABC's "The Bachelor" is holding a casting call at the Maryland Live! Casino. Show producers will be at the casino Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. to interview potential candidates. Both men and women are being invited to the casting call. Admission is free, but...

  • 2,000 Johns Hopkins hospital employees on strike

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two thousand Johns Hopkins hospital employees from maintenance workers to housekeepers and kitchen staff are on strike after union leaders and officials failed to agree on a wage increase. The union rejected the hospital's final offer of $12 an hour Monday night. Workers went...

  • Md. aims to reduce invasive catfish species

    MARBURY, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it aims to reduce the number of invasive blue and flathead catfish in the state's waterways, partly by encouraging people to eat them. The agency is announcing the campaign Thursday at Smallwood State Park near Marbury in...

  • Baltimore man pleads guilty to ID theft

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy and identity theft after prosecutors say he bought motorcycles with stolen information. Thirty-year-old Tavares Davon Miller entered the plea Wednesday in federal court in Baltimore. He faces 20 years in prison at...

  • Candidates urged to take stance on cigarette tax

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Health advocates are starting a campaign to make each General Assembly candidate take a stance on a proposal to raise the cigarette tax from $2 a pack to $3. The Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative plans to send a letter to every candidate, asking them to sign a...

  • Disability dept. secretary retiring after 7 years

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Catherine Raggio, the secretary of Maryland's Department of Disabilities, plans to retire at the end of this month after seven years in the position. The governor's office says the deputy secretary, George Failla Jr., will take over until Raggio's permanent replacement...

  • Doug Gansler says raising minimum wage good for Maryland's economy

    Gansler BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler praised the Maryland General Assembly on Monday for giving final approval to legislation that will increase the state’s minimum wage. The law will increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 by...

  • Compromises fail on several high-profile Md. bills

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lawmakers' plans to allow shielding of certain criminal records and reform Maryland's bail system were lost in the shuffle of the legislative session's final days. At least a few measures that pass both chambers generally die when the House and Senate disagree on...

  • Md. renews fight vs rural Allegany homes project

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Planning is renewing its objection to a proposed housing development in rural Allegany County that led to a landmark state Court of Appeals ruling in 2008. The agency filed written comments Tuesday on the Terrapin Run project planned by...

  • More charges for Md. man in grandparents' slaying

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Washington County grand jury is adding seven counts to the murder and assault charges facing a Keedysville man in fatal stabbing of his grandparents. The 15-count indictment filed Tuesday against 19-year-old Joseph William Minoglio (min-OH'-lee-oh) alleges abuse of a...

  • Loaded gun found in carry-on at BWI checkpoint

    LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man was arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag at a security checkpoint. The Transportation Security Administration announced Tuesday that the man was...

  • Port of Baltimore sets records in 2013

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Port of Baltimore set records for handling some commodities in 2013. A port spokesman said in a news release on Tuesday that general cargo at the public marine terminals reached 9.6 million tons, the same as last year. The port handled 749,100 cars, the most in the...

  • Social media helped in probe of Md. rabies death

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Public health investigators say they used Facebook and other social media to find people potentially exposed to the rabies virus after a Maryland man died from the disease last year in a rare case of transmission through a transplanted organ. Social media played an...

  • Bill Clinton discusses privacy, national security

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton described Edward Snowden as "sort of an imperfect messenger," who has raised questions about whether the nation can use technology to protect national security without destroying liberty and right to privacy. Clinton, who made technology the...



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