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Allegany County

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  • Maryland Live casino plans hotel, spa

    Maryland Live casino plans hotel, spa
    The owners of Maryland Live casino in Arundel Mills have started planning a roughly $200 million hotel and spa, betting on a successful pairing of hospitality and gambling that goes back to the early days of legalized casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic...
  • Allegany doctor pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting patient

    Allegany doctor pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting patient
    Dr. William Dando pleaded not guilty and is requesting a jury trial on charges he sexually assaulted a female patient at an urgent care center near Cumberland, according to court records updated Monday. Dando appeared Tuesday in Allegany County...
  • State upholds suspension of Allegany doctor's license

    State upholds suspension of Allegany doctor's license
    The Maryland Board of Physicians upheld on Thursday its decision to suspend Dr. William Dando's medical license based on his indictment in Allegany County for an alleged sexual assault. Dando appeared before the board Wednesday and was given the chance...
  • Doctor's sex assault case spurs talk of background checks

    Doctor's sex assault case spurs talk of background checks
    Revelations that a former Catonsville doctor obtained his Maryland medical license despite having a rape conviction on his record is sparking a push for criminal background checks of physicians — a proposal that has failed and been ignored in recent...
  • As snow falls, state school board allows way out of 180-day rule

    As snow falls, state school board allows way out of 180-day rule
    A Maryland school superintendent wouldn't ordinarily give local systems a pass on the requirement that public school students go to school for 180 days a year. But these have not been ordinary times. The seemingly endless winter, with its unusual number...
  • Snowed in [Editorial]

    Snowed in  [Editorial]
    For the first time in recent memory, this year's exceptionally harsh winter may require some tweaking of Maryland's 180-day school calendar. State School Superintendent Lillian Lowery says she may grant waivers of up to five days to school districts...
  • Suburban counties gain population, Baltimore loses

    Suburban counties gain population, Baltimore loses
    Population is growing in the Central Maryland's suburban counties, though Baltimore City is losing residents, according a state review of U.S. Census data. The Maryland Department of Planning said Thursday that between July 2012 and July 2013,...
  • Robert J. Shockley, principal

    Robert J. Shockley, principal
    Robert Joseph Shockley, a former Loch Raven Elementary School principal, died of cancer Jan. 13 at Metropolitan Hospital in Miami. The former Towson resident was 92. Born in Greensboro in Caroline County, he was the son of William Harvey Shockley, who...
  • Inmate guilty in Cumberland prison murder

    Inmate guilty in Cumberland prison murder
    An Allegany County jury has convicted an inmate at Western Correctional Institution in the fatal beating of his cellmate. Corgiss Ross, 45, was found guilty in the November 2012 murder of Malcolm Jerrod "Rod" Pridget, a prosecutor said Monday. Pridget...
  • Bill to close gun law 'loophole' draws fire

    Bill to close gun law 'loophole' draws fire
    A bill aimed at preventing guns from being sold to people legally barred from owning them drew fire Tuesday night in Annapolis, as gun rights advocates charged the measure would simply let state authorities drag out sales now delayed for months because of...
  • Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift

    Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift
    An NAACP leader, a former Maryland State Police major, a candidate for governor and a mother seeking to help her son with epilepsy converged Thursday on Annapolis to support more liberal marijuana laws. A number of bills, backed by lawmakers from a...