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Allegany County

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  • Franchot criticizes revised Rocky Gap deal as bait-and-switch

    Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday denounced a revised deal that allowed the company licensed to operate a casino at the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County to reduce the scale of the project as a "complete bait and switch" on the part of the...
  • University of Maryland launches problem gambling center

    University of Maryland launches problem gambling center
    As the state is poised to add several new casinos and possibly table games such as poker, the University of Maryland School of Medicine said Thursday that it would create a center aimed at training thousands of health professionals to help gambling...
  • Convicted murderer from Columbia killed in prison cell

    A 28-year-old Columbia man sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering two people in Howard County in 2007 was found dead and bloodied in his Allegany County prison cell early Thursday morning, according to Maryland State Police....
  • Senate passes gambling expansion bill

    Senate passes gambling expansion bill
    The Maryland Senate passed Gov.Martin O'Malley's gambling expansion bill on a 28-14 vote Friday, sending the legislation to a more closely divided House of Delegates when the General Assembly's special session continues Monday. Approval came in the early...
  • Perryville casino seeks to cut slot machines by a third

    Perryville casino seeks to cut slot machines by a third
    Even as the General Assembly prepares to return to Annapolis this week to discuss the expansion of gambling, one of Maryland's three casinos has asked its oversight agency to take back about a third of the slot machines because of declining revenue. Penn...
  • Barnstorming artist takes murals to every Md. county

    Barnstorming artist takes murals to every Md. county
    Drive west on Mile Lane in Allegany County, then crest the ridge in the road, and all of a sudden, the big barn on Leaning Pine Farm bursts out of the surrounding countryside like a display of fireworks. Eight-sided stars wheel exuberantly against the...
  • Some in GOP may back gambling bill

    As House Democratic leaders try to muster the votes to pass a gambling bill in Annapolis, they may have some unusual allies: Republicans. Though the 43-member House GOP caucus opposed having a special session on gambling, now that one has been called,...
  • O'Malley says he's "tired" of gambling, wants to put issue behind him

    Maryland's governor wants the state's gambling issues in his rear view mirror, and expressed exasperation about the persistence of the debate on the eve of a special session he is calling to add another casino and allow Vegas-style games. "I’m so...
  • EPA is making enemies upstream

    EPA is making enemies upstream
    At a recent supper party in the foothills West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle, a fisherman had just returned from Kent Narrows with a bushel of Maryland Blue Crabs. The crabs, rest their souls, made wonderful emissaries. The light conversation that...
  • Senate gives preliminary OK to casino bill

    The Maryland Senate gave its preliminary approval Friday to Gov.Martin O'Malley's bill expanding casino gambling in the state after brushing aside more than a dozen amendments by large margins. The bill is expected to come up for a final vote in the...
  • O'Malley signs gambling expansion bill

    O'Malley signs gambling expansion bill
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Wednesday asking voters to approve expanded gambling in Maryland as supporters and opponents prepared for what could be a bruising referendum campaign this fall. The governor's action capped a whirlwind special...