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Allegany County

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  • Gun rights supporters again flock to Annapolis

    Gun rights supporters again flock to Annapolis
    Hundreds of pro-gun activists again swarmed Annapolis on Tuesday in hopes of turning the tide against gun control. Polls show that banning assault weapons and requiring a license to buy a handgun have broad support among Marylanders, but gun rights...
  • Ice storm possible Tuesday for Western Md.; heavy rain expected in Baltimore

    Ice storm possible Tuesday for Western Md.; heavy rain expected in Baltimore
    As much as a quarter inch of ice could coat surfaces in Western Maryland on Tuesday, making for "extremely hazardous" travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation is expected liquid in Central Maryland, though, raising...
  • Western Md. Democrats may get 2014 preview

    Western Maryland Democrats may get a preview of the 2014 gubernatorial race Saturday as the likely contenders for the party's nomination converge on the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County. While much of the official agenda is focused on this November'...
  • 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...