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Aiming to reduce crashes, Newark Police plan traffic offense crackdown
NewarkPostOnline.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:25:00 -0500
Confronted with an increase in car crashes, the Newark Police Department is preparing to embark on a city-wide, zero-tolerance crackdown on traffic offenses.

State insurance regulators ban gender transition-related exclusions
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:35:00 PST
State officials have told insurers who sell health plans to small businesses, individuals and students that they can't exclude coverage of care related to gender transition. Gay-rights advocates applauded the directive, which was outlined in bulletins published by the Maryland Insurance Administration...

2 deputies killed, suspect dead in shopping center shootout
StarDem.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:30:00 -0500
ABINGDON (AP) — A gunman fatally shot a sheriff’s deputy inside a crowded restaurant at lunchtime Wednesday and killed another deputy in a shootout, authorities and witnesses said.

Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now
StarDem.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:02:00 -0500
MUNICH (AP) — Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush mod

QA’s seeks citizens for four panels
StarDem.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:30:00 -0500
CENTREVILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county residents to serve on a variety of county boards and commissions.

Council restricts height of accessory structures
NewarkPostOnline.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:45:00 -0500
On Monday night, city council changed a portion of Newark’s code to restrict the height of no-impact accessory buildings and structures.

Lynette Johnson, customer service director for The Sun, dies
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:44:00 PST
Lynette Johnson, who directed customer service for The Baltimore Sun and Tribune Publishing, died of cancer Tuesday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Ellicott City resident was 46. "Lynette's fighting spirit was not lost on any of us who worked with her," Richard J. Daniels, publisher of The Baltimore...

Man shot by police near Freddie Gray protest goes to trial
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:29:49 PST
As hundreds rallied at the Western District police station for Freddie Gray on April 18, the day before his death, Dawan Hawkins was shot five times by a police officer about a mile to the west. Hawkins' case never garnered widespread attention. This week, the 28-year-old went on trial on a charge...

Defense Lifts Hood to Victory at Messiah
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 -0500
GRANTHAM, Pa. — Hood limited Messiah to just 33 percent shooting on its home floor in a 58-45 win for the Blazers in Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth play on Wednesday night.

Delaware man caught after police chase
StarDem.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:30:00 -0500
EASTON — After attempting to evade police to avoid a Saturday, Jan. 30, traffic stop, a Seaford, Del., man fled on foot and was later caught by police, who charged him with possession of marijuana wit

Baltimore spending board approves agreement with state for demolition funds
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:38:57 PST
Baltimore's spending panel has approved a legal agreement with the state that will govern the multimillion-dollar plan to tear down 4,000 vacant houses and redevelop blighted sections of the city.The approval of the memorandum of understanding on Wednesday was a key step in Gov. Larry Hogan's pledge...

75 years and counting
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 01:00:00 -0500
Gordon and Eileen Schultze have been chosen as the winners of the annual Longest Marriage Contest, sponsored by the Marriage Resource Center of Frederick County. The couple celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Feb. 6 at a party that included…

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