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Md. Scenic Railroad Acquiring 2nd Steam Locomotive

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad says it’s acquiring a 65-year-old steam locomotive from the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.

05/07/2014

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Man Who Fled To England Convicted In Md. Slaying

A New York man who fled to England after a slaying in western Maryland has been convicted of second-degree murder in the 2006 shooting.

04/23/2014

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Western Marylanders Urged To Be Aware Of Bears

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is advising western Maryland residents to take measures to avoid unwelcome visits from hungry black bears.

04/04/2014

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GOP’s Hogan Making Western Md. Campaign Swing

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Larry Hogan is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a campaign swing through western Maryland.

03/17/2014

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Md. Gypsy Moth Spraying Acreage Reduced

The Maryland Department of Agriculture says it’s reducing its gypsy moth spraying to about 5,200 acres this year, down from more than 12,000 acres in 2013.

03/11/2014

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4 Arrested In Western Md. Protest Of Gas Exports

Four western Maryland residents face criminal charges for blocking a Cumberland courthouse entrance to protest Dominion Resources’ plan to export natural gas.

02/27/2014

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Some Western Md. Residents Want To Form Their Own State

A tale of two Marylands: Western Maryland and the rest of the state. Fed up with high taxes and gun control, some people want to break away and go it alone.

02/10/2014

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Western Maryland Deals With Treacherous Roads; 1 Killed In Frederick Co. Crash

Maryland State Police say a driver is dead after his car fishtailed into the path of a tractor-trailer on snow-covered Route 140 near Emmitsburg.

01/21/2014

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Delegate Says Md. Shouldn’t Control Canal Place

A state delegate from western Maryland says the state should give up control of the struggling Canal Place tourism development in downtown Cumberland.

01/06/2014

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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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