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Baltimore rallies to beat HCC
Herald-Mail.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:00:00 -0500
Area roundup — Saturday, January 24, 2015

Frederick’s Saltwater Fishing Expo impressive
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
Last weekend, hundreds of saltwater angling enthusiasts crowded into the sixth Annual Saltwater Fishing Expo held at the Frederick County fairgrounds. At the end of the one-day event, the attendance c

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive
StarDem.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:21:00 -0500
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said.

Seeking the Mighty Wonders of Aquasco, singers of one fine gospel tune
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:32:00 EST
Keep in mind now: The only reason we're looking for the Mighty Wonders of Aquasco, Md. is so they might know just how great we think their arrangement and performance of "Old Ship of Zion" was. Let's be clear: We would not bother if the Mighty Wonders were just an average obscure acapella...

Baltimore’s likely not done with winter weather this weekend
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:32:00 EST
Baltimore City saw little more than slush on Saturday morning as snow that fell through the night was doused with rain. The National Weather Service said that more snow and rain is possible for the area on Saturday until about 3 p.m.

Japan: Still working to free hostages after unverified video
StarDem.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:23:00 -0500
TOKYO (AP) — A visibly shaken Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said early Sunday that Japan was working to free two hostages held by the extremist Islamic State group, calling a new online video purporting t

Knife-wielding man at child’s birthday party killed by Baltimore Police
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:33:56 EST
A knife-wielding man at a child's birthday party was shot and killed Saturday night by a police officer in Southwest Baltimore.

Fueled by oil, agriculture sector welcomes low diesel prices
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
WICHITA, Kan. — The recent plunge in fuel prices have been a welcome relief across the agricultural sector, helping ease the pain of low grain prices for growers and boosting profits for cattle ranche

City to take earlier, more aggressive approach to abandoned houses
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:09:00 EST
Past the manicured laws and tidy red brick rowhomes along Stonewood Road in Baltimore's New Northwood neighborhood sits one house that shows the ravages of years of neglect.

Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns
StarDem.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:08:00 -0500
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require g

Diving for dollars: 19th annual Polar Bear Plunge a chilly fun-fest
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 25 Jan 2015
County Executive Schuh among more than 5,700 braving cold bay waterCounty Executive Schuh among more than 5,700 braving cold bay water

Hogan people’s celebration made for average citizen
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:26:00 EST
They came by the hundreds, wearing jeans and baseball caps, and rocked to live country music as they partied with the new Republican governor they helped vote into office.

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