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Council rejects controversial townhouse proposal on Barksdale Road
NewarkPostOnline.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:39:00 -0400
On Monday night, council shot down a developer’s controversial plan to build townhouses on Barksdale Road, choosing to side with nearby neighbors who have been up in arms about the project since it was announced earlier this year.

For football referees, the calling is a passion
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:15:00 PDT
Ranks are aging as season arrives

Baltimore to send final quarterly water bills next month
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:36:00 PDT
Baltimore residents will receive their final quarterly water bills next month, as the city transitions to a monthly "BaltiMeter" billing system in October, the Department of Public Works said Wednesday. The new billing system will be activated on Oct. 11, and monthly water bills should begin arriving...

Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:00:00 -0400
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed.

Mewborn Talbot teacher of the year
StarDem.com / Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:00:00 -0400
EASTON — Easton Middle School language arts teacher and TCPS Teacher of the Year Annie Mewborn has been inspiring young minds for years. Last week, however, she impacted a new and much larger audience when she gave a heartfelt, emotional…

Baltimore County backs out of deal to move workers to Towson Presbyterian Home
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:55:28 PDT
Baltimore County has backed away from a controversial proposal to place government offices at a historic mansion in Towson, prompting the developer to return its focus to a residential plan that could result in the building's demolition.Arthur Adler, a principal with Caves Valley Partners, which...

Final two men suspected of impersonating officers in Baltimore robbery surrender
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:52:00 PDT
The final two men who police said impersonated officers in Baltimore during a weekend theft and robbery have surrendered. Phillip Tillman, 23, and Montez Wilson, 18, turned themselves in Tuesday night, police said. Tillman, of Park Circle in Northwest Baltimore, and Wilson, of Westport in the south,...


Miller seeks ouster of Maryland’s No. 2 transportation official
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:48:12 PDT
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is calling for the ouster of a high-ranking state transportation official who warned counties that their projects could lose funding because of legislation passed by the General Assembly this year.In a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn this week,...

Use of local foundation allowed Baltimore police surveillance project to remain secret
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:45:31 PDT
The Baltimore Police Department was able to keep secret the funding for a surveillance plane that monitored wide swaths of the city by routing project funds through a private foundation — whose director says he was not aware of the purpose of the spending.A Texas-based private donor supplied $120,000...

Court upholds county’s 2013 approval of Catonsville medical building
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:51:00 PDT
Condominium group challenged plans for offices, developer to move forward with $25 million project

Maryland congressional redistricting case moving forward
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:36:00 PDT
WASHINGTON (AP) —A lawsuit challenging a 2011 redrawing of Maryland’s congressional districts that enabled Democrats to pick up an additional seat in Congress can go forward, a three-judge panel ruled Wednesday. The panel ruled 2-1 that the case can continue. State officials had argued that it...

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