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Maryland to raise its minimum wage to $11.50

More workers in Maryland will get a boost in pay as a second county in the state has agreed to raise its minimum wage. The Prince
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Two stadium security guards fired for taking pictures with Tom Brady

If you're lucky enough to land a job that gets you into an NFL game for free, part of the deal is that you're not...
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U.S. Judge Rejects Requests to Halt Maryland Gun Law

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected requests to suspend Maryland's new ban on the sale of assault rifles and to halt enforcement of a new...
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Columbia Mall's Open-Air Addition to Open in November

The new 70,000-square-foot wing of The Mall in Columbia is scheduled to open in November along with two new retailers, according to a news release. Soma...
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Man Fatally Shot in Northeast Baltimore

Homicide detectives are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a man in Northeast Baltimore late Tuesday night. Baltimore police officers responded to the 1500...
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Man Robbed of Shoes and Shorts in Annapolis

Annapolis Police say a man was robbed of his shoes, socks and shorts as part of an incident  Tuesday evening. The incident occurred at about 10:50...
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Lead Poisoning Cases Continue to Decline

The number of Maryland children poisoned by lead fell to a new low again last year, even as state officials expanded their effort to deal...
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Making a Stand Against Common Core and Dull Non-Debates

A couple of reality points in the aftermath of the foolish arrest of Robert Small at that forum last week on the new Common Core...
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Couple Resurrecting Timoniac Scaregrounds Attraction

This week, as in Halloween seasons of yore, a sinister, supernatural and mysteriously menacing traveling carnival — run by a character known as the Timoniac...
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State university rated No. 1 party school by Playboy

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Playboy magazine says the University of Virginia is America's top party school. The magazine's 2012 Top Party Schools list is featured in the...
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TVA funds school construction

KINGSTON, Tenn. - A rural East Tennessee school system has wrapped up an ambitious school construction program, paid for by TVA after a disastrous coal...
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Ex-housecleaner busted in $3M bust burglary

PHILADELPHIA - A rare bust of Benjamin Franklin worth $3 million has been recovered almost a month after it was stolen from a suburban Philadelphia...
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Forty-four senators write Cuban president about Md. man imprisoned

WASHINGTON - Forty-four senators have written to Cuba's president to call for the release of a Maryland man imprisoned in Cuba for almost three years. The...
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Horse That Won 1983 Preakness Dies

DARLINGTON, Md. (AP) - Horse-racing fans are mourning the death of Deputed Testamony, winner of the 1983 Preakness Stakes. The Baltimore Sun reports that the 32-year-old...
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2 Carroll County Wineries Join Wine Festival

WESTMINSTER, Md. - A wine festival in Maryland will include two new wineries from Carroll County. The Carroll County Times reports the two wineries joining The...
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Lady Gaga's Meat Dress to Be Shown in DC Museum

WASHINGTON - Lady Gaga's famous meat dress has made its way to Washington, along with Loretta Lynn's song about "The Pill" and other relics from...
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Former UVA Lacrosse Player Seeks Leniency in Slaying

RICHMOND, Va. - Attorneys for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend are asking a judge to reduce a jury's...
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Man Commits Suicide After Shooting Girlfriend

ABERDEEN, Md. - Authorities say an Aberdeen man fatally shot himself after shooting and injuring his live-in girlfriend.   The Harford County Sheriff's Office says the 48-year-old...
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Student Pleads Guilty in Vermont Car Accident

NORTHFIELD, Vt. - A former student from Vermont's Norwich University who police say was driving drunk when he crashed, killing a fellow student, has pleaded...
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Reward Offered For Info in Charles County Killings

La PLATA, Md. - The Charles County Sheriff's Office says rewards of up to $6,000 are being offered for information about a slaying in La...
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Evidence Dispute in Germantown Murder Case

There is an evidence dispute in the case against the man accused of killing his estranged wife and her 11-year-old son.   Curtis Lopez is charged with...
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Peter Lizon Denies Enslaving, Torturing Pregnant Wife

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - While her husband returned a rototiller to a West Virginia rental shop, a limping woman sneaked into another part of the...
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Police Shoot And Kill Man at Olney

OLNEY, Md. - Police shot and killed a man after a confrontation at an Olney restaurant.It happened at the Urban Barbecue on Olney Sandy Spring...
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Fire at Montgomery County Barber Shop Is Bizarre

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a Montgomery County barber shop.The fire happened at the Ebony Barbers shop on the 900 block of Bonifant...
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Man Uses Sling Shot to Fire Marbles at Speed Camera

Police arrested a man they say tried to damage a speed camera van by shooting it with glass marbles fired from a sling shot.The incident...
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Laurel Marine Killed in Afghanistan Remembered as Patriot

"Pops, when I come home, Natty Bohs and crabs?" Lance Cpl. Eugene C. "Gene" Mills III asked his father, Gene Mills II, during an impromptu...
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4 Suspended, Demoted Bel Air Firefighters Lose Appeals

Four Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company firefighters, who were suspended and/or demoted for their improper Facebook posts, have lost appeals of the disciplinary actions, Chief...
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Waverly Family Sues for $55M in Hopkins Malpractice Case

A Waverly couple who sued Johns Hopkins Hospital for malpractice last year after their son was born at the hospital with severe physical and mental...
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Report Identifies $2.4B in Necessary School Upgrades

Baltimore city school officials released Tuesday the results of an exhaustive assessment of more than 150 school buildings, where roughly $2.4 billion in infrastructure needs...
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Cannibalism Victim to Have Funeral

The funeral for the man who was killed in Harford County, and had his organs eaten, has been scheduled for July 7 in Ghana, according...
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Dog adopted by Maryland veterinarian that was shot in face

WHEATON, Md. (WJLA) – Ruby, a 9-month-old boxer mix puppy, has a new “leash” on life, after being shot in the face last week. The...
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College Park Academy in Maryland gets approval to eliminate recess, end school day earlier

EDUCATION By The Associated Press August 29, 2014 - 06:25 am Decrease Increase Text size UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) - A Prince George's County charter school will end recess...

'Ghostbusters' to celebrate 30th anniversary with theatrical re-release of films

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Who you gonna call? Continue reading For fans of the action-comedy "Ghostbusters," it’s time to party like it’s 1984. Movie theaters across the country...
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New Retro stadium for Washington Redskins wants by Snyder

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – FedEx Field may no longer be home to the Washington Redskins, if team owner Dan Snyder gets his wish....
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Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail file lawsuit over proposed Purple Line route saying it endangers a protected species

COMMUTE August 27, 2014 - 06:21 am Decrease Increase Text size SILVER SPRING, Md. (WJLA) – A trail advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit that alleges the...

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens in Maryland with long lines, packed crowd

BALTIMORE (AP/WJLA) - Baltimore celebrated the opening of the city's first casino as crowds lined the block and packed into the parking garage, eager to...

Fairfax County voter fraud under state investigation

VIRGINIA By The Associated Press August 27, 2014 - 06:49 am (Photo: Jay Westcott) Decrease Increase Text size RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Election officials say more than a dozen people...

NSA builds its own Google and provides data to dozens of government agencies with search engine

Documents provided by Edward Snowden reveal huge-scale programSpy agency hailed search engine, ICREACH, as landmark in US surveillancePurpose was to help government agents predict future threats to US Unlike...

Couple flown to Grenada in the Caribbean and not Granada in Spain lose $34,000 lawsuit against British Airways for ticket mix up

Dr. Edward Gamson and his partner thought they were going to Granada, SpainFlew from Washington DC to London for their connecting flight to SpainInstead realized...

Couple flown to Grenada in the Caribbean and not Granada in Spain lose $34,000 lawsuit against British Airways for ticket mix up

Dr. Edward Gamson and his partner thought they were going to Granada, SpainFlew from Washington DC to London for their connecting flight to SpainInstead realized...

Ride On officials investigate potential passenger privacy breach

FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS, Md. (WJLA) - Is Montgomery County safely storing your child's confidential information? A local mother says, "No." Continue reading Bethesda resident Kathy Gambrell became troubled...