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  • Maryland lottery, casinos combine to pay $929.74 million to state

    Maryland lottery, casinos combine to pay $929.74 million to state
    Maryland's lottery and casino industries generated $929.74 million for the state during the last fiscal year, the regulatory body that monitors both announced Wednesday. Traditional lottery sales decreased 2.2 percent, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming...
  • Year's hottest temperatures ahead this week after mild start

    Year's hottest temperatures ahead this week after mild start
    The heat index could top 100 degrees for the first time in 2013 this week after a relatively mild start to summer. Through Sunday, there had been just a single day above 90 degrees in Baltimore this month, on June 1. That tally is likely to grow by four...
  • Appeal of 2010 Census nets city small population gain

    Appeal of 2010 Census nets city small population gain
    Baltimore’s challenge challenge to the 2010 Census count netted the city a small population bump. Instead of being home to 620,961 people on April 1, 2010, as the U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2011, Baltimore actually had 621,074 residents...
  • Revenue at Maryland's casinos reaches $69.2 million in May

    Revenue at Maryland's casinos reaches $69.2 million in May
    Revenue at the state's casinos climbed to nearly $69.2 million in May, the first full month of table games at Maryland Live Casino as well as the initial days of the state's newest casino in Allegany County, the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control...
  • Rocky Gap, state's fourth casino, opens in Western Maryland

    Rocky Gap, state's fourth casino, opens in Western Maryland
    Gambling started Wednesday afternoon at the Rocky Gap Casino Resort right after the state approved the opening of its fourth casino, one that Western Maryland leaders hope will lure not only gamblers but also their families to a region eager for more...
  • The animal verdict is in: Winter will soon be but a memory

    The animal verdict is in: Winter will soon be but a memory
    The only thing colder and stiffer than the crowd bundled up near a Washington fountain early Saturday morning was a woodchuck standing on its hind legs on a small wooden platform. Potomac Phil, you see, is stuffed. Or more precisely, taxidermied. When...
  • Paper mills reap millions from state energy law

    Paper mills reap millions from state energy law
    A Western Maryland paper mill and several others in the region have collected millions of dollars over the past eight years by taking advantage of an obscure provision in a state law that is supposed to encourage the development of wind, solar and other...
  • Thousands go to Annapolis for gun-control rally and hearing

    Thousands go to Annapolis for gun-control rally and hearing
    Several thousand Marylanders went to Annapolis to voice their opinions on gun control Wednesday as the General Assembly began considering Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping proposal to impose new limits on the purchase of firearms. At a hearing before a...
  • Convicted serial rapist dies in hospital after assault

    A serial rapist serving several life sentences in a maximum-security state prison has died in the hospital after being assaulted by another inmate, Maryland State Police said Wednesday. Michael Armstead, 53, was assaulted Nov. 27 at the North Branch...
  • Western Md. bracing for blizzard; frigid winds to reach Baltimore

    Western Md. bracing for blizzard; frigid winds to reach Baltimore
    Western Maryland is under a winter storm watch going into the weekend, with the possibility of white-out conditions and more than 6 inches of snow. That precipitation isn't expected to reach Baltimore -- but a blast of frigid wind is. A winter storm...
  • High wind watch issued across Central Maryland; BGE warns of outages

    High wind watch issued across Central Maryland; BGE warns of outages
    Central Maryland is under a high wind watch starting Saturday morning, with gusts expected to reach 60 mph during the day. The forecast prompted utility Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to warn of possible power outages. Rain is forecast to usher in the...