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Gretzky backs NHL concussion spotter program
Herald-Mail.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:36:25 -0500
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Wayne Gretzky applauded the use of centralized concussion spotters as part of the NHL's effort to better protect players.

General Assembly leaders predict ‘tough’ budget cuts
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 15:39:15 PST
Top state lawmakers predicted tough budget cuts Friday and said the Trump administration creates uncertainty about Maryland's economic future.Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch promised that an expected budget gap of roughly $400 million would not be closed...

Russia’s lab wizard created drug cocktails but caught cheats
Herald-Mail.com / Sat, 10 Dec 2016 05:38:49 -0500
MOSCOW (AP) — Even as he worked to cover up doping by Russian athletes, Grigory Rodchenkov was developing technology which would help to catch them years later.

Community supporters break ground on memorial to APG workers Friday
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:31:00 PST
The APG Centennial Celebration Association, which will coordinate events throughout 2017 to celebrate the 100th year of Aberdeen Proving Ground, is overseeing the construction of a memorial to honor the military and civilian workers who have lost their lives while working at the Harford County...

Noel helps propel Titans in new role
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:15:00 -0500
Playing alongside supremely talented Frederick News-Post Player of the Year Albert Odero last season, Obe Noel was more than content with being a distributor on the St. John’s Catholic Prep basketball.

Lutherville fire company continues long tradition of Santa visits
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:36:17 PST
Members of the Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company drove south of their home territory and into Towson Wednesday night, as they do on a regular basis when responding to fires and other emergencies.The three firemen in a 30-and-a-half-foot-long engine pulled up to the corner of Yorktowne Drive and...

Column: Clean Olympians deserve a proper medal ceremony
Herald-Mail.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:40:33 -0500
Adam Nelson received his Olympic gold medal in the food court at Atlanta's airport.

All-County Volleyball: Brashear, Moyer lead Leopards, ‘Cats to state titles
Herald-Mail.com / Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:15:00 -0500
Williamsport coach Karen Moyer and Smithsburg coach Rachel Brashear are The Herald-Mail’s Washington County Volleyball Co-Coaches of the Year.

Timonium church volunteer charged with sexual abuse
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:33:11 PST
A volunteer at a Timonium church has been charged with sexually abusing a girl there, and Baltimore County police say he has held a string of other positions working with children.Terrence Shondry Smalls, 26, of Cockeysville is accused of abusing a 4-year-old girl during a Sunday morning Mass on...

Some jurisdictions require training, review for school bus drivers beyond state rules
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 16:04:00 PST
When Shanae Neely applied for a job as a bus driver for Baltimore County public schools, the city bus crash last month that killed six people weighed heavy on her mind. The 33-year-old Reisterstown woman has three boys — a 12-year-old and 7-year-old twins — and said she takes seriously the responsibility...

Miller shuffles Maryland Senate leadership positions
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:24:00 PST
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Friday announced new committee and leadership appointments. Some of the changes were necessitated by the loss of two members due to November's election. The Senate lost two members to other elected offices: Baltimore's Catherine E. Pugh was elected the...

Is 300 homicides in Baltimore the ‘new normal’?
BaltimoreSun.com / Fri, 9 Dec 2016 17:16:08 PST
Three years ago, city police placed steel barricades and a 24-hour command center at the entrance to the 900 block of Bennett Place in West Baltimore. They acted after three men were killed there in a span of several months.On the same block this week, three people were shot to death in one night....

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