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Western Md. Drivers Asked To Stay Off Roads

Maryland State Police are asking drivers to stay off the roads in western Maryland because of icy conditions.

01/05/2014

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Md. Study To Assess The Health Effects Of Gas Drilling

A state study of the possible public health effects of natural gas drilling in far western Maryland will be broad in scope but won’t recommend for or against hydraulic fracturing, the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said Tuesday.

12/24/2013

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Prospects For Western Md. Gas Bonanza Fade For Now

The natural gas bonanza that has enriched some Appalachian states has so far eluded western Maryland as market forces and a drawn-out state review of the drilling technique called hydraulic fracturing have weakened the region’s appeal to the energy industry.

12/23/2013

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Western Md. Wind Project Gets Conditional Approval

State regulators have given conditional approval to a proposed wind power project in far western Maryland.

12/13/2013

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Window Blind Maker Adding 250 Jobs In Western Md.

Hunter Douglas says it’s adding 250 jobs at its window-blind factory in Cumberland.

12/06/2013

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Guests Relocated After Fire At Western Md. Hotel

Dozens of guests at a western Maryland hotel had to be relocated after a fire broke out inside the building.

11/23/2013

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Western Md. Secession Group Holding Town Hall

A group seeking separate statehood for western Maryland is holding its first official town hall meeting in Cumberland.

11/22/2013

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Western Md. Wildlands Proposal Hits Opposition

The Garrett County Planning Commission is opposing a state plan to strengthen protection of land along the Youghiogheny River in far western Maryland.

11/12/2013

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Windy & Cold: Some Parts Of Md. See Flurries

Parts of Maryland are seeing some snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Garrett and Allegany Counties until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Two to four inches of snow are expected there, but the rest of Maryland will most likely see flurries, if anything at all.

11/12/2013

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Sandy-Spawned Snow Was Wake-Up Call In Western Md.

The mountain dwellers of far western Maryland know a lot about snow, but a crippling blizzard spawned last year by Superstorm Sandy taught them a painful lesson in emergency preparedness.

10/26/2013

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Western Maryland Sees First Snow Of The Season; Freeze Watch In Effect For Parts Of Md.

In Western Maryland, it’s already starting to feel a little like winter.

10/23/2013

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Cats Targeted With Blowgun Darts

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office says two men and a 17-year-old boy shot at cats with blowgun darts in communities along Georges Creek south of Frostburg.

10/23/2013

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