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Medical Marijuana Grower Buys Land In Allegany County

A company planning to grow medical marijuana has purchased land in Allegany County to cultivate the plant.


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Paper Mill, U.S. At Odds Over How To Resolve Pollution Case

The Justice Department and the former owner of a western Maryland paper mill are fighting over how to resolve an air-pollution case.


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Md. Announces Rare Birth Of 5 Cubs To 1 Black Bear

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it has documented the state’s first known birth of five black bears in a single litter.


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Feds Rule Md. County Out Of Running For Rural Health Funding

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski is asking the federal government to reconsider a decision making Allegany County ineligible for rural health care grants.



Western Md. Coalition Seeks Looser Gas Drilling Regulations

A coalition of western Maryland landowners, businesses and labor groups says the state’s proposed rules for natural gas drilling go too far.



4 Deer Found With Chronic Brain Disease In Western Md.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says four more white-tailed deer have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in western Maryland.


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U.S. Grant Aims To Boost Western Md. Economy

The city of Frostburg is getting some federal funds to help create a roadmap for economic growth in western Maryland.


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Western Md. Senator Seeks Change In Land Fees

A western Maryland state senator is seeking a change in how the state compensates counties that contain large tracts of public land.


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Official Failures Cited In Md. Case Of 9 Dead Dogs

The private foundation responsible for Allegany County animal control is acknowledging it failed to respond to calls about abandoned pets in a home were nine dogs died.


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Body Of Missing NIH Scientist Found Near Wrecked Car

Police say the body of a Gaithersburg man missing since Aug. 21 apparently has been found in western Maryland.


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Missing NIH Scientist Found Dead In Allegany County

Police have identified a man found dead in an abandoned vehicle Thursday afternoon as 54-year-old Martin John Rogers.



Md. Funds Projects To Address Coal Mine Pollution

State officials are awarding more than $300,000 in grants to reduce acid drainage from abandoned coal mines in western Maryland.