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  • Gas leasing in Western Maryland spurs calls for reform

    Gas leasing in Western Maryland spurs calls for reform
    — The first natural gas well has yet to be drilled into the Marcellus shale deposits underlying Western Maryland, but ripples already are being felt here from an industry that has brought wealth — and controversy — in neighboring...
  • Prison gang leader Roark pleads guilty, agrees to life term

    Perry Roark, the co-founder and "supreme commander" of notorious prison gang Dead Man Inc., pleaded guilty to federal racketeering and related murder and drug charges this week, accepting a life sentence as part of the deal. Some of the charges would...
  • Maryland Live Casino hits jackpot during first month

    Maryland Live Casino hits jackpot during first month
    As Maryland politicians wrangle over holding a special session to expand gambling, the state's newest casino surged out of the gate, reporting revenue of more than $1 million a day in its first month. Gambling operations at Maryland Live Casino brought...
  • No special session next week, but stay tuned

    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Friday he won't bring lawmakers back to Annapolis next week to expand the state's gambling program as initially planned, but he will continue pushing the issue. "We will not be calling a special session for July 9," O'Malley...
  • Sisters, 4 and 7, die in four-alarm Cumberland house fire

    A four-alarm house fire early Friday in Cumberland has claimed the lives of two young sisters, according to an afternoon statement from the Maryland State Fire Marshal. Paige M. Ford, 7, was rescued through a window on the second story of the row house....
  • Rain, snow, but no accumulation, forecast for tonight

    A chance of rain and snow is forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area Saturday night, but snow was already falling in some parts of the area by late afternoon, according to the U.S. Weather Service in Sterling, Va. Harford and Baltimore counties,...
  • Flurries create icy roads during commute

    Brief snow showers that fell Tuesday afternoon are creating slick roads in Baltimore and its surrounding counties, according the National Weather Service. Road temperatures at or below freezing in Baltimore County, Harford, Howard and Carroll counties...
  • Chance of snow in pre-dawn hours

    Chance of snow in pre-dawn hours
    Baltimore may experience a wintry mix in the pre-dawn hours Friday, when a small band of precipitation moves over the city, according to National Weather Service forecasters. A cold front moving in from the Midwest may cause rain to change into snow...
  • Slots commission rejects Landow's bid for Rocky Gap

    Maryland's slots commission threw out a bid Friday by former state Democratic Party Chairman Nathan Landow to build a casino at Rocky Gap, leaving a single offer in play for the Western Maryland resort. The decision concerning one of Maryland's five...
  • Heat continues in Baltimore, rest of state

    Heat continues in Baltimore, rest of state
    It's hard to find a pleasant forecast anywhere in Maryland this week. There are alerts for excessive heat and poor air quality alerts up for almost the entire state for Thursday. The only exception is if you head west, to Garrett or Allegany counties, the...
  • Clear televisions help occupy Md. prisoners, keep out contraband

    Clear televisions help occupy Md. prisoners, keep out contraband
    When RCA introduced its first television, the set was encased in clear Lucite, so visitors to the 1939 World's Fair in New York could see the electronic innards and walk away confident that the sound and video were not a mere trick. Decades later, the...