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Chesapeake Conservancy is photo-mapping the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River
Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for a funny-looking red raft, rigged with a 10-foot pole topped with cameras, cruising the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River. The pontoon boat is run by the Chesapeake Conservancy, an Annapolis-based environmental group, and a Virginia technology company,...
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Blind Maryland inmates file lawsuit alleging discrimination
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Nine blind inmates and former inmates of the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown have filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services alleging discrimination. Media outlets report that the lawsuit, filed this week, alleges that RCI didn't provide the blind inmates ...
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Barbara Comstock ‘Caity’ | Campaign 2016
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) released the first television ad of her re-election campaign on Sept., 8. The 30-second ad features Comstock's adult daughter Caity sharing why her mother should be re-elected to her Congress seat representing a Northern Virginia district. Comstock is facing a challenge from Democrat LuAnn Bennett, a businesswoman.
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State Police JFK Barrack in Perryville to host safety fair Saturday, Sept. 10, to benefit Maryland Food Bank
In honor of Hunger Action Month, emergency first responders in Harford, Cecil and Baltimore counties will do their part in the fight against hunger by hosting the 2016 Safety Fair at the Maryland State Police JFK Barrack in Perryville Saturday. The event is part of a statewide partnership between...
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Abingdon townhouse fire caused by cigarette left in couch, Fire Marshal's Office says
An Abingdon townhouse suffered an estimated $105,000 in damage Thursday morning from a fire that started because a burning cigarette had been left on a couch, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. The two-story structure is in the middle of a group of townhouses in the 100 block of...
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Hepatitis A outbreak caused by frozen strawberries sickens 89 people in 7 states
Nearly 90 people have fallen ill as part of a hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries.
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Hogan giving state employees paid leave to volunteer
Day to Serve initiative kicks off Saturday
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Fallston developer drops lawsuit against 'Keep Fallston Rural' organizers
A Fallston developer has dropped his lawsuit against two women whose "Keep Fallston Rural" petition sought to thwart his effort to extend boundaries for Harford County's designated growth area in Fallston. The suit, which lawyers for defendants Stephanie Flasch and Beth Poggioli claimed was an...
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Why Pennsylvania is a key state in the 2016 presidential race
Where Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes could go.
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School districts in central Maryland had slightly higher than average rates of absenteeism
Nearly all the counties in central Maryland had slightly higher than average percentages of students who were chronically absent from school in the 2013-2014 school year, according to a new report. And in Baltimore more than a third of students missed enough days to endanger their long-term academic...
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Army's Fort Jackson begins talks on its 100-year celebration
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - The Army's largest training installation is hosting a series of lectures leading up to the celebration of Fort Jackson's 100-year anniversary in 2017. Columbia mayor Bob Coble is scheduled to give the opening remarks on Friday at 3 p.m. at the NCO Club on the ...
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Suspect charged with murder in motel shootout arrested
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say a suspect charged with murder in the shooting deaths of two men in a New Jersey motel room last year has been arrested in Maryland. Prosecutors said Tuesday that 22-year-old Tywan Dixon was arrested at an apartment complex in Glen Burnie, Maryland last ...
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One person killed Thursday night in crash on I-95
One person was killed and a vehicle was burning after a crash Thursday night on southbound I-95 in Harford County, Maryland State Police said. The crash happened near exit 77 and just west of Abingdon. Police were called about 9:45 p.m. to the scene. Traffic continued southbound but several lanes...
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The Latest: Early voting in Charlotte expanded by state
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on early voting plans being decided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (all times local):
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Official accused of going through neighbor's lingerie drawer
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The head of Anne Arundel County's Economic Development Corp. has been placed on unpaid leave after he was accused of entering a neighbor's home and going through her underwear drawer. Annapolis police say the neighbor's motion-activated surveillance cameras captured 70-year-old Robert Hannon rifling through the woman's ...
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Jessica A. Schuler, longtime Bare Hills gift shop owner, dies
Jessica A. Schuler, former owner of Sunnyfields Inc., a Bare Hills gift and wedding registry business, died Aug. 28 of heart failure at her Peoria, Ariz. home. She was 78. The daughter of Lester Helfrich, a Dow Chemical Co. plant manager, and Myrtle Helfrich, a store owner, Jessica Ann Helfrich...
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Towson mall, civil rights officials meet over teen curfew
Towson Town Center managers met with state civil rights officials Thursday over concerns about the mall's plan for a new teen curfew. The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights had raised concerns that the mall's policy amounts to age discrimination. The policy, which goes into effect Sept. 16, prohibits...
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Hogan fundraising pitch tied to post-Labor Day start date
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's latest fundraising pitch relies on the premise that Democrats will fight his executive order mandating Maryland public schools start after Labor Day and end by June 15. In a fundraising email to supporters Thursday, Hogan cast the disagreement as his attempt to institute...
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Senior care 'boarding house' proposed for vacant Bel Air-area dwelling
An unused house in the 800 block of Red Pump Road, north of Bel Air, will be converted into a personal care boarding home to serve as many as 10 senior citizen residents, according to a site plan presented to the Harford County Development Advisory Committee Wednesday. Jennifer Holahan and her...
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Harford firefighters warn of solicitation scam
Harford County fire officials are warning residents about a possible scam, with a caller claiming to represent firefighters. The Harford County Volunteer Fire & EMS Association posted on Facebook that they have been made aware of "phone solicitations being made to the citizens in our county from...
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Anne Arundel police officer to challenge Bateman in 2018 Republican sheriff primary
Sheriff fires back, saying Jim Fredericks' candidacy would violate Hatch Act
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Small business group backs Kathy Szeliga for Senate
A national small business group that has been active in Maryland endorsed state Del. Kathy Szeliga's campaign for the state's open Senate seat on Thursday. The National Federation of Independent Businesses, which has over 4,000 members in the state and which helped to kill a controversial paid...
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Pa. mom jailed in 2011 for baby death accused of killing another
Jessica Harper's youngest child suffocated earlier this year after the 28-year-old mom ignored warnings from doctors not to sleep in the same bed with the infant, authorities say.
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Naval Academy to name cyber building after Grace Hopper
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Naval Academy will name its future cyber building after Grace Hopper, a pioneering computer scientist and U.S. Navy rear admiral. Vice Adm. Ted Carter, the superintendent, made the announcement Thursday at the academy's "Athena Conference: Heroines of the past, present and future." It's marking ...
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Ellicott City flood prompts call for nine-month freeze on development
July's deadly flash flood in historic Ellicott City is prompting Howard County officials to reconsider the impact of development on the area's waterways. The County Council will vote on a measure next month that would temporarily halt commercial and residential development in the Tiber-Hudson watershed...
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Man gets life sentence in shooting of Maryland ice cream truck driver
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick man has been sentenced to life without parole for fatally shooting an ice cream truck driver as children waited in line. The Frederick News-Post reports that 28-year-old Larnell Lyles was sentenced Thursday in Frederick. A jury convicted him in July of first-degree...
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Eyes on North Carolina as GOP-led board settles voting rules
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Board of Elections worked county by county Thursday to approve early-voting plans that were redrawn after a federal court voided much of the state's election law as discriminatory toward African-Americans.
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Police ID West Virginia man killed in shooting with officers
SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) - Authorities in West Virginia have identified a suspect they say fired at officers before being fatally shot. State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous tells news outlets 65-year-old Bernard Cottrell was killed in the Tuesday afternoon shooting. Cottrell lived in Reedy in Roane County, about 55 miles ...
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Rep. Elijah Cummings to host town hall on DOJ report
BALTIMORE (AP) - Congressman Elijah Cummings will co-host a town hall meeting on police reforms in Baltimore. Cummings, a Maryland Democrat, will join Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Donald Tobin, Dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. They will meet ...
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Montgomery faith council presents DOJ talk on religious bias
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Montgomery County faith leaders are bringing a U.S. Justice Department official to Silver Spring to talk about religious discrimination in land-use decisions. The Rev. Ken Howard, an Episcopal rector from Germantown, says 80 faith communities and 10 government agencies are sending representatives to the forum ...
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Thanks to 4 breweries, 'Ryelief' for flooded Md. businesses
BALTIMORE (AP) - Four Maryland breweries are collaborating on a beer dubbed "Ryelief" that will benefit businesses affected by flooding in July. The beer is being released Wednesday. The breweries say 100 percent of the proceeds from the beer's sale will be donated to the Ellicott City Partnership fund to ...
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Texas Take: September 8, 2016
Texas Take for Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
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Wegmans gets ready to open in Owings Mills Sept. 18
Owings Mills resident Beth Rosenwald drives across county to Hunt Valley regularly to grocery shop at Wegmans. Soon, she'll no longer have to make that trek. On Sept. 18, Wegmans will open its eighth Maryland store at Foundry Row, a new 350,000-square-foot retail center at the intersection of Reisterstown...
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Maryland schools could trim spring break to meet Hogan executive order
School administrators across the state say they will consider shortening spring break to meet the requirements of Gov. Larry Hogan's new executive order to start the school year after Labor Day beginning next year.From Allegany County to the Eastern Shore, Maryland school systems will be ripping...
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Local climbers find exercise, community in a rising sport
Bouldering is a subset of climbing, still a niche sport but rising in popularity. In June, after more than a year of cooperation with the climbing community, Catoctin Mountain Park in Frederick County legalized bouldering for the first time since 2014. And this month, the International Olympic...
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Victim in Dundalk stabbing identified
Baltimore County police on Friday identified the man killed in a stabbing Thursday near the Eastpoint Mall in Dundalk. The victim was identified Gerrod Dominick Greenwood, 18, of Dundalk. Police say they went to Eastern Avenue at 54th Street about 7:30 p.m. Thursday and found Greenwood and another...
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After July 30 flood, Howard speeds up permitting process for repairs
An accelerated permit process for properties damaged by the July 30 flood will allow building owners to repair quickly, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman announced Thursday afternoon.Permit applicants can schedule appointments with the county's licensing, permit and inspections between 10...
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'Mayor' of Eastport dies after cancer battle
Mike Miron was a business owner, city official and a founder of the Maritime Republic of Eastport
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B. Daniel Riley, former state delegate from Edgewood, dies
Former state Del. B. Daniel Riley, who served two terms in the Maryland House of Delegates, has died. He was 70. Wayne Debree, a cousin of Mr. Riley's wife, Linda, said he died Wednesday evening. No cause of death was given. Mr. Riley was a Democrat who represented Harford County's District 34...
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Man stabbed in Baltimore County carjacking
A man was stabbed in a carjacking in the Pikesville area Thursday, Baltimore County police say. Police were called to the unit block of Cobblestone Court about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The 38-year-old victim told officers that two male suspects approached him when he got home. He said they demanded...
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Some small Maryland colleges see large enrollment drops over 5 years
Many of Maryland's smallest colleges and universities have seen steadily declining enrollment over the past five years, in some cases by double-digit percentages, straining budgets and prompting layoffs.The declines occurred even as overall enrollment in four-year institutions in the state swelled,...
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Police: Anne Arundel economic development chief arrested in break-in
Robert Hannon accused of rifling through neighbor's underwear drawer, police say charges coming
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State civil rights commission, NAACP raise concern about Towson mall's new teen policy
The state agency that investigates civil rights complaints is raising concerns that Towson Town Center's new policy banning unaccompanied minors on Friday and Saturday nights may represent age discrimination. The Maryland Commission on Civil Rights will meet with mall management next week and is...
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Ocean City under tropical storm warning as Hermine moves up Atlantic coast
Ocean City is under a tropical storm warning as Tropical Storm Hermine moves up the coast, with major coastal flooding and wind gusts up to 65 mph expected from Saturday through Labor Day.At the Ocean City inlet, Atlantic waters are expected to reach flood stage by midday Saturday. They could rise...
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Affordable housing advocates push for trust fund, money to fill it
Baltimore voters will be asked in November to approve the creation of a trust fund to develop and maintain housing that extremely low-income residents can afford. But that is only a first step. If the fund were approved, advocates still would have to persuade city officials to put money in it.A...
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Margaret E. Dougherty, former editor of Maryland Magazine, dies
Margaret E. Dougherty, former editor of Maryland Magazine who sought to highlight the beauty, diversity and history of the Free State, died of a stroke Tuesday at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville.The former longtime Federal Hill resident was 96.The daughter of Joseph F. Dougherty, head...
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Man shot, critically wounded on busy commercial strip in North Baltimore
Baltimore Police were investigating at least five shootings that occurred Friday, including one that occurred mid-day on a busy commercial strip of North Baltimore and was caught on tape.In that incident, police quickly released surveillance camera footage that showed a gunman walking up to the...
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Unsung app aims to curb hunger, food waste
As Jason King parked outside St. Vincent de Paul Church on Saturday morning, he was immediately greeted by some familiar faces, and quickly began doling out bologna sandwiches, bananas and bottles of water from the back of his car.For some, the meal would be the only food they get this weekend....
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Annapolis, county pledge to protect honeybees, other pollinators
With pesticide use and Zika fears, 'the world is literally buzzing with concern'
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Hermine southeast of Ocean City, could regain hurricane force Sunday
Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the Maryland National Guard to deploy units to Ocean City on Saturday, as the coast remained under a tropical storm warning and is expected to see significant flooding. National Guard officials announced the deployment as Tropical Storm Hermine regained strength and continued...
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