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Allegany County

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  • Ex-Catonsville doctor charged with sexually assaulting patient in Western Md.

    Ex-Catonsville doctor charged with sexually assaulting patient in Western Md.
    The practitioner of a now-closed Catonsville laser surgery center who was convicted of raping a woman at gunpoint in 1987 was indicted by an Allegany County grand jury last week for sexually assaulting a patient behind locked doors. Dr. William Thomas...
  • 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,...
  • 1 new cold-related death reported in Md.

    1 new cold-related death reported in Md.
    The blistering cold that descended on the region in the second week of January contributed to one death, state health officials reported. The Allegany County man was 65 or older, according to officials who did not release any more information. That...
  • 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...
  • 2 Baltimore-area schools are named state Blue Ribbon winners

    2 Baltimore-area schools are named state Blue Ribbon winners
    Two Baltimore-area schools, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science in Baltimore County and Linthicum Elementary in Anne Arundel County, were among the six named state Blue Ribbon winners on Wednesday. The designation, which is given by...
  • Outdoors notebook: Step into the new year with a first-day hike

    Outdoors notebook: Step into the new year with a first-day hike
    Looking to get the new year off on the right foot? Maryland state parks are offering 24 guided walks on New Year's Day as part of the third-annual national First Day Hike program presented by America's State Parks and the American Hiking Society....