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Mom’s Boyfriend Charged With Murder In Birthday Cake Beating

A grand jury on Wednesday added murder to the charges facing a man accused of fatally beating a 9-year-old boy over a missing piece of birthday cake.


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Verdict Due For Md. Farmer Charged With Abusing Livestock

It’s verdict time for a western Maryland farmer charged with 20 counts of animal cruelty.



Northern Snakeheads Spread To Upper Potomac, C&O Canal

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says northern snakehead fish have made their way into the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, and almost certainly the upper Potomac River.


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Boy Still Critical After Alleged Beating, Off Life Support

Police say a 6-year-old autistic boy from western Maryland has improved enough to be off life support, but he’s still in critical condition.


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Prison Corrections Officer Arrested On Drug-related Offenses

Authorities say a Maryland prison corrections officer has been charged with multiple drug-related offenses.


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Mother, Uncle Of Fatally Beaten Boy Held Without Bond

A mother and uncle are now being held without bond in the beating death of a nine-year-old boy. Investigators say the child was being punished for taking a slice of birthday cake without permission.



Medical Marijuana Producer Planning Facility Near Hagerstown

Officials from a medical marijuana producer are planning to turn 19 acres of land near Hagerstown into a growing operation for the plant — if their company is awarded a state cultivation license in a few months.


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Washington County Official Announces Congressional Run

The president of the Washington County Commissioners is joining the list of Republicans hoping to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. John Delaney in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.


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9-Year-Old Boy Dies From Beating Over Birthday Cake

Investigators say he was handcuffed and beaten for taking a slice of birthday cake without permission. Now a nine-year-old Hagerstown boy has died, his mother’s boyfriend is behind bars and police are considering more charges in the case.


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Autistic Boy, 6, On Life Support After Alleged Beating

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says a 6-year-old autistic boy is on life support after he was beaten by his mother’s boyfriend.


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9-Year-Old Boy Critically Hurt By Mother’s Boyfriend Over Birthday Cake

A nine-year-old Hagerstown boy is handcuffed and beaten. Police say it was all for eating a piece of birthday cake.


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9-Year-Old Boy Handcuffed, Beaten After Eating Birthday Cake In Hagerstown

Authorities in Hagerstown are investigating after a boy was allegedly handcuffed and severely beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.