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  • 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...
  • Democrats eyeing Western Maryland

    Ed Coile and his husband are true-blue Democrats. But they were thinking about saving money, not their congressional representation, when they decided to move from Washington to conservative Frederick County last year. "Politics just didn't play a role,"...
  • Twice convicted sex offender sentenced to 33 years in prison

    A 36-year-old man from a tiny, unincorporated town in Western Maryland with two prior convictions for sexually abusing children has been sentenced to more than three decades in prison for advertising child pornography on the Internet. Matthew Sluss, of...
  • Neighbor kills neighbor in dispute over trees

    A dispute over whose property three trees were on prompted one neighbor to fatally shoot another neighbor with a rifle in Western Maryland on Wednesday, and police said this morning they have a suspect in custody. Maryland State Police said the victim,...
  • Changes in hunting regulations proposed

    Changes in hunting regulations proposed
    A number of hunting regulation changes are being considered by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife and Heritage Service as a result of receiving more than 1,000 comments at stakeholder meetings, public hearings and online forums. The...
  • Komen hands out grants for breast cancer work

    The Maryland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure has awarded $2.2 million to 26 local health departments, hospitals and other programs to provide free mammograms, breast exams and diagnostic tests. The money will also be used for support...
  • Maryland cover crop program sets record

    Maryland has enrolled a record 550,000 acres of farmland in the state's winter cover crop program, the state announced Tuesday. The project pays farmers to plant small grains in the fall to reduce the erosion of soil and harmful nutrients into the...
  • Md. crime rate down 6.3% in 2010, to record low

    Md. crime rate down 6.3% in 2010, to record low
    Maryland's crime rate decreased 6.3 percent last year, reaching a new low in the state's per-capita incidence of violent and property offenses and mirroring a national trend. The figures released by state officials Wednesday and reported to the FBI are...
  • Ten Maryland schools receive National Blue Ribbon Designation

    Ten Maryland schools have received a National Blue Ribbon designation, the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday, an award bestowed on the highest-performing schools in the nation or those with extraordinary success in closing the achievement...
  • For Allegany, a decline of industry, a rise in crime

    For Allegany, a decline of industry, a rise in crime
    The black metal bars on the front door and window at Kelly's Tavern mark how life has changed in Allegany County these past few years. Antoinette Kelly put those up in the spring, after someone broke in through the door, stole about $200 in cash, a bottle...
  • Bald eagle killed in Western Maryland

    Maryland Natural Resources Police is investigating the shooting death of a bald eagle that was found Friday in Allegany County near the Pennsylvania line. The mature eagle was found by a farm caretaker along the banks of Evitts Creek, just west of...