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Allegany County

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  • Good afternoon, Baltimore: Tuesday lunchtime lowdown

    ON THE SITE... Michael Phelps to swim seven events at Olympic qualifying trials: Previewing what he might swim in his final Olympics in London, Michael Phelps has entered seven races in next week’s qualifying trials -- including the exciting but...
  • Franchot opposes special session, OKs Rocky Gap deal

    Comptroller Peter Franchot used the occasion Wednesday of his first vote on the Board of Public Works in favor of a casino deal to denounce Gov. Martin O'Malley's tentative plan to call a special session of the General Assembly to approve an expansion...
  • Maryland prison inmate charged with murdering cellmate

    A Maryland state prison inmate has been charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation of his cellmate last December. The Allegany County State's Attorney's Office says a grand jury indicted 25-year-old Brian Cotter Wednesday in the killing of 57-...
  • Springfield Hospital gives names to unmarked graves

    Springfield Hospital gives names to unmarked graves
    Tidy rows of more than 900 small gravestones, each with a number but no name, line a steep hillside at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, a state facility for the mentally ill. For decades the hospital buried patients who died indigent, without...
  • 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....
  • 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...