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  • Gas drilling public health risks get an airing

    OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — Garrett County residents are getting a chance to hear about the potential public health risks of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in their region. The local health department is hosting a presentation Thursday night on a study conducted by the University of Maryland...

  • Md. confirms severe respiratory illness in state

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's health department says it has confirmed the presence of an unusual respiratory illness in children in the state. The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a news release Wednesday that the enterovirus 68 was identified in a specimen collected from a...

  • Md. to review OKCupid, Facebook consumer studies

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said Wednesday his office will review allegations by a University of Maryland law professor that Facebook and OKCupid violated a state law by manipulating customer data as part of company research. Gansler said his office received a...

  • Md. defense contractor's owners charged

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The operators of western Maryland defense contractor Quantell Inc. face federal charges they embezzled about $285,000 from employee benefit plans at Quantell and a second firm they controlled. Shaun and Joanne Tucker couldn't be reached for comment on the charges announced...

  • Md. revenue estimates down $405M for 2015 and 2016

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials have revised the state's revenue estimates downward by about $405 million for fiscal year 2015 and 2016. The Maryland Board of Revenue Estimates made the revision Wednesday. The state has about $177 million less than expected for the current fiscal...

  • New Md. Sunday hunting rules could come in Nov.

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it hopes to implement regulations allowing more Sunday hunting in western Maryland before the firearm deer season begins Nov. 29. The department previously said the rules might not take effect before Dec. 22 due to a...

  • Md. appeals court upholds wrongful conviction suit

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the Baltimore mayor, the city's police department and three of its officers. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel ordered that the suit, filed by James Owens, who spent 20 years behind bars after he was...

  • Albino deer slain in western Maryland cemetery

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Maryland Natural Resources Police say they're investigating the bow-and-arrow killing of an albino white-tailed deer in a Hagerstown cemetery. Spokeswoman Candy Thomson said Wednesday that officers have questioned two male juveniles and a 20-year-old man about the...

  • Pedestrian killed near Baltimore's new casino

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A pedestrian who was hit by a car near the new Horseshoe Casino in south Baltimore has died of his injuries. Baltimore City police say the man was hit shortly before 5 a.m. and was taken to the Shock Trauma Center. It was unclear whether he was in a crosswalk. His name and age...

  • Primary for governor lifted ad spending in Md.

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Democratic primary race between two well-funded candidates propelled Maryland to the sixth-highest amount of spending on political television ads in state-level races in the 2014 election cycle through Sept. 8. That's according to a state-by-state survey by the Center...

  • U-Md. turning city of Frederick into big classroom

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland is launching a sustainability program that will turn the city of Frederick into a giant classroom. Wednesday's meeting of faculty, students and public officials at City Hall marks the beginning of the two-semester Program for Action Learning in...

  • Woman gets 4 years in restaurant robberies

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Gaithersburg woman has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for conspiring to rob four fast-food restaurants. Twenty-four-year-old Marvel Alegria was also ordered to pay nearly $25,000 in restitution at sentencing Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore. According...

  • Baltimore police investigate officers after arrest

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Five Baltimore Police officers were placed on administrative leave after making an arrest that involved hitting a man with a baton and using a stun gun, the police commissioner said Tuesday. The man, Jamar Kennedy, was charged with assault of a police officer following the...

  • O'Malley headed to Nevada this weekend

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is traveling to Nevada this weekend to campaign for Lucy Flores, who is running for lieutenant governor. The Nevada Democratic Party said Tuesday that O'Malley will be in Las Vegas for a barbecue at her campaign office on Saturday. It will be...

  • Park service OKs plan targeting battlefield deer

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service is giving its approval to a plan that would 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 announced its decision Tuesday on the...



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