Frederick County News

Naming rights considered for Frederick ball field

Frederick city officials are considering hiring a Rockville-based firm to market naming rights to the city's minor-league baseball field.

Wednesday - 09/19/2012, 11:39am EDT

Frederick woman turns 110

Helen Wheat, who celebrated her 110th birthday Sunday, is the oldest resident at Homewood at Crumland Farms in Frederick

Tuesday - 09/18/2012, 06:00am EDT

Man charged after shots fired outside sports bar

Frederick police have arrested a man after shots were fired during a melee outside a downtown sports bar.

Sunday - 09/16/2012, 05:10pm EDT

Twist of fate in Frederick led to turning point in Civil War

Descendents of Civil War heroes re-trace the steps of their great-grandfather, who found lost orders from Gen. Robert E. Lee that a prominent Civil War historian calls the most notable moment when America's trajectory turned and its very future was reset at Antietam Creek.

Saturday - 09/15/2012, 10:28pm EDT

2.1 magnitude earthquake hits in Maryland

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a minor earthquake shook eastern Frederick County near the Carroll County line, but area residents likely didn't even notice the minor quake Saturday morning.

Saturday - 09/15/2012, 06:41pm EDT

Artist's coins used as currency in Frederick

His coins are not U.S. Mint, but they are worth some green.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 04:34pm EDT

Frederick explains last weekend's massive gridlock

Drivers heading up Interstate 270 to Frederick, Md. last Saturday probably wondered out loud "Hey? What's going on? Why is I-270 a rolling parking lot."

Friday - 09/14/2012, 06:26am EDT

Frederick County adopts faster growth plan

Frederick County is adopting a more aggressive growth plan that state planning officials consider an invitation to residential sprawl.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 03:46pm EDT

US-15 gets new speed cameras at Frederick

A two-year project begins Sept. 11 to widen the U.S. Route 15 bridge over Motter Avenue in north Frederick. Speed cameras will enforce the 55 mph speed limit, and issue $45 citations to any drivers traveling more than 12 mph over.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 02:57pm EDT

Frederick gives $100K to help Wells Fargo expand

Frederick County is giving $100,000 to help Wells Fargo expand in the area, saying the company has many jobs.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 09:49am EDT

Md. man held in Aruba sued by insurer

An American Express subsidiary is suing a Maryland man who was jailed for months in Aruba in the suspected death of his traveling companion.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 10:56pm EDT

Flags flying at half-staff for Patriot Day

The United States and Maryland state flags are to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 06:00pm EDT

Speed cameras added to U.S. 15 work zone

The State Highway Administration has added the U.S. 15 work zone at Motter Avenue to the Maryland Safezones program, according to a news release from SHA.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 06:00pm EDT

Refunds offered after canceled endurance race

Organizers of a problem-plagued, military-style endurance race in Frederick say they're offering refunds or other compensation to thousands of people after the weekend event was cut short.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 03:22pm EDT

New art space opens in downtown Frederick

A new venue for Frederick's artistic community has opened in the downtown historic district.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 03:21pm EDT

Tough Mudder officials plan refunds

Organizers of the Tough Mudder 12-mile endurance challenge held Saturday at Crumland Farm in Frederick said they plan on refunding or transferring fees for participants and spectators who paid to attend Sunday's canceled portion of the event.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 06:00am EDT

Fort Detrick to receive $100 million grant to study PTSD

The Fort Detrick-based Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs on Friday announced $100 million in grants to fund research into the diagnosis and treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury.

Saturday - 09/08/2012, 06:00am EDT

275,000 gallons of waste spill in Frederick County

Frederick County officials are trying to determine why a sewage treatment plant malfunction went unnoticed for 90 minutes.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 01:40pm EDT

Parents: Frederick High needs a swimming pool

Many of the parents and alumni at an informal meeting Wednesday night made one thing clear concerning any renovation and modernization of Frederick High School: No matter what route is taken, the school needs a swimming pool.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 06:00am EDT

Endurance event to attract 20K people to Frederick

An endurance competition is expected to bring more than 20,000 people to the Frederick area this weekend.

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 12:57pm EDT
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