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Frederick County (Maryland)

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  • Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions

    Librarians question Baltimore County plan to shift IT positions
    Public library advocates are questioning a Baltimore County plan to transfer library information-technology services to the county government's IT office, saying it could set a precedent that threatens the library's autonomy. County Executive Kevin...
  • NRP issues Potomac River boating, fishing advisory

    The Maryland Natural Resources Police has issued a warning to boaters and anglers to avoid the Upper Potomac River, including its swollen creeks and streams, through Monday. The advisory, issued Friday and based on information received from the...
  • Marylanders will be able to text 911 within months, officials say

    Marylanders will be able to text 911 within months, officials say
    When you call 911, you want to speak with a dispatcher as soon as possible. But what if, at that moment or in general, you aren't able to speak at all? This past week marked a deadline for phone carriers to be able provide text-to-911 service in areas...
  • Flood warnings in effect as rain departs

    Flood warnings in effect as rain departs
    Flood warnings are in effect across the region through Friday afternoon, though rain tapered off by midday. A coastal flood advisory is in effect along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, with high tides expected to be 2 feet above normal Friday...
  • Police can handle drug-related DUI [Letter]

    Police can handle drug-related DUI [Letter]
    Writing as a retired street cop and a fierce enforcer of DUI laws, I am appalled that my colleagues in Maryland are not already trained to detect, test and arrest for non-alcohol DUI ("Authorities worried about drugged driving after new pot law takes...
  • Authorities worry about drugged driving after new pot law takes effect

    Maryland prosecutors are concerned that the new law eliminating criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana will result in an increase in "drugged driving" that police are ill-equipped to handle. "It is inevitable that there will be...
  • Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases

    Maryland prosecutors struggle with marijuana cases
    As prosecutors across Maryland wait for the new law that will remove criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana, they're taking a patchwork approach in the way they handle such cases. In some counties, including Harford and Carroll,...
  • Saylor family seeks funding, training for police

    Saylor family seeks funding, training for police
    The mother of a Maryland man with Down syndrome who died in police custody last year told a Senate panel Tuesday that the federal government needs to spend more to train law enforcement on how to approach the disabled and mentally ill. Patti Saylor,...
  • Carroll will pay $1 million to exit incinerator deal with Frederick

    Carroll will pay $1 million to exit incinerator deal with Frederick
    Carroll County officials said Tuesday the county will pay a $1 million penalty to get out of a deal to build a waste-to-energy incinerator with Frederick County. In 2009, the previous Board of County Commissioners signed a pact with Frederick County and...
  • Cove Point: We pay, Dominion profits [Letter]

    Cove Point: We pay, Dominion profits  [Letter]
    I disagree with Rep. John Delaney that Cove Point should be approved as a liquid natural gas export facility ("Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S.," April 2). The harm that will come from such approval is immeasurable and the brunt will be...
  • Audit finds guitars, plane tickets among $255,000 of improper purchases on state credit cards

    Audit finds guitars, plane tickets among $255,000 of improper purchases on state credit cards
    Four Maryland employees made about $255,000 in improper purchases — including guitars, plane tickets and toy soldiers — with state credit cards intended for business spending, a state audit of the program found. The audit concluded that...