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Man’s Efforts Bring Together 2 Sister Cities

More than 350 miles separate the two Hagerstowns, one a city of about 40,000 in western Maryland within driving distance of Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

03/21/2015

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Western Md. Casino Owner Touts Benefits Of Planned Merger

Lakes Entertainment Inc., owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland, said Thursday its pending merger with a privately held Nevada gambling company will be a boon to shareholders and create a company uniquely positioned for growth in other states.

03/12/2015

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Snow Cripples Commute In Frederick Co.

Traveling west on interstate 70 was treacherous as another round of winter cripples Maryland on Thursday.

03/05/2015

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Md. Awards $93,000 To Abandoned Coal Mine Project

The state of Maryland is giving an Ohio engineering firm $93,000 to help reduce acid drainage from abandoned coal mines in western Maryland.

02/19/2015

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Comment Period Begins For Proposed Md. Fracking Rules

The Maryland Department of the Environment has opened a 30-day public comment period on proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in western Maryland.

01/09/2015

Make-A-Wish Sends Western Md. Boy And Family On Cruise

The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Allegiant Airlines are sending a western Maryland boy and his family on a cruise to the Bahamas.

01/05/2015

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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.

12/26/2014

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10 Most Read News Stories In Baltimore In 2014

It’s been an interesting year in Baltimore, with some local stories taking the national spotlight, especially with local athletes.

12/25/2014

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Western Md. Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Stabbing

A Washington County man faces a possible life sentence after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the February stabbing of his former girlfriend.

12/03/2014

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Western Md. Teacher Pleads Not Guilty In Sex Case

A Frostburg high school teacher is denying an allegation he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old female student.

12/02/2014

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Administration To Propose Md. Gas Drilling Regulations

The administration of outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley says it will propose regulations next month for safely extracting natural gas by hydraulic fracturing of a shale formation in western Maryland.

11/25/2014

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Man Allegedly Bought Pot From Colo. To Sell In Md.

A western Maryland man is charged with selling marijuana he allegedly obtained in weekly mail shipments from Colorado.

11/20/2014

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