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  • Md. National Guard welcomes troops home

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland National Guard is welcoming home about 200 members of the 1229th Transportation Company from their nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. The ceremony is Saturday afternoon in Baltimore. The Baltimore-based unit conducted operations at the Kandahar...

  • 2 drivers hurt when dump trucks collide

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Sheriff's Office says two dump truck drivers were injured when their vehicles collided head-on in Frederick. It happened about noon Friday on Elmer Derr Road. Deputies say one truck traveling west crossed the center line and hit another truck traveling...

  • Silk Road drug seller sentenced to 6 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — An Edgewood man who prosecutors say sold drugs through the Silk Road website has been sentenced to six years in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Jacob Theodore George IV had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute drugs. He was sentenced...

  • Fisherman admits to trafficking striped bass

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A St. Michaels fisherman has pleaded guilty to trafficking in illegally harvested striped bass. Thirty-seven-year-old Lawrence "Daniel" Murphy entered the plea Friday in federal court in Baltimore. According to his plea deal, Murphy worked on a ship owned and operated by...

  • Western Md. teacher charged with molesting student

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — A high school math teacher in Frostburg faces allegations he had sexual contact with a 17-year-old female student. Police say 42-year-old Bart Mazer of Frostburg was charged Friday with two counts of fourth-degree sex offense. Mazer couldn't' be reached for comment. His...

  • Md. DNR backs off on expanded Sunday hunting

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is putting expanded Sunday hunting opportunities in western Maryland on hold. The agency said Friday that a dispute over the proper procedure for implementing the regulations means they cannot take effect until at least Dec....

  • O'Malley to appear with candidates in 3 states

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to visit three states this weekend, including Iowa, as he hosts fundraisers for Democratic candidates. O'Malley, who is considering running for president in 2016, is scheduled to be in Illinois on Saturday for a public event with...

  • Some patients object to $190M Hopkins settlement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A proposed settlement between Johns Hopkins hospital and 8,000 former patients of a gynecologist who secretly recorded exams is being challenged, with some women saying lawyers could get too much of the $190 million deal. Twenty-five of those former patients filed an objection...

  • Body of missing Md. man found near wrecked car

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — Police say the body of a Gaithersburg man missing since Aug. 21 apparently has been found in western Maryland. Authorities say they believe the remains found Thursday are those of 54-year-old Martin John Rogers. They say the body has been sent to the state medical...

  • City of Baltimore holding hazardous waste drop-off

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore is encouraging residents to drop off household hazardous waste including batteries and fluorescent light bulbs at its facility on Sisson Street. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works says it will hold a hazardous waste collection event on Friday...

  • Defenders Day in Md. marked with reenactments

    DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — To commemorate Defenders Day, more than 90 re-enactors will assemble at Fort Howard Park in Dundalk to relive the Battle of North Point, an important moment in the Battle of 1812. The event, on Saturday and Sunday, commemorates America's defeat of the British on Sept. 12,...

  • York Road near fairgrounds to be closed overnight

    TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) — Both southbound lanes along York Road near the entrance to the fairgrounds will be closed overnight. The Baltimore County Department of Public Works anticipates opening both southbound lanes by 6 a.m. Friday. However, they have indicated lane closures through the Friday...

  • O'Malley to keynote at NC Democratic dinner

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has another keynote address scheduled at a Democratic dinner outside of his home state. The North Carolina Democratic Party has announced O'Malley will speak at its 2014 Western Gala in Asheville, North Carolina, on Oct. 18. The term-limited...

  • Man killed when car overturns, slides 150 feet

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County police say a man was killed when the car he was riding in rolled onto a guardrail and slid 150 feet on its roof. It happened about 3:40 a.m. Thursday on East Furnace Branch Road in Glen Burnie. Police say a car driven by 18-year-old Edward Jefferson...

  • Md. panel on disabilities to brief O'Malley

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley will meet next week with a commission he created in response to the death in custody of a man with Down syndrome to hear about the panel's progress in devising training for law enforcement officers and others in dealing with the intellectually and...



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