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Ticketbuster: Woman gets tickets for license plates that don't exist

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Since 2010, a Maryland driver has been getting parking tickets in the mail from D.C. for different cars with a vanity plate, none of which belong to her. Full Story

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Va. man, 18, dies swimming in Ocean City, Md.

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Ocean City officials are reminding visitors about risky surf conditions after an 18-year-old Virginia man apparently drowned in the Atlantic Ocean. Full Story

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Altitude issue reported before crash that killed 4

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Federal officials say the pilot of a small plane carrying four Ohio college students radioed the tower after takeoff to say he was having problems climbing and would be returning to the airport. Full Story

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Connecticut Ave. emergency repairs to take 3 days

Wed Aug 27, 2014

After a nightmarish morning commute on Connecticut Avenue, the Maryland State Highway Administration suggests commuters find alternative routes for the next three days. Full Story

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Allergy and asthma sufferers seek relief at Md.'s first salt cave

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Nutritionists may encourage limited amounts of salt, but some allergy sufferers can't get enough of it at a local salt cave. Full Story

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Md. exchange investigation deepens; subpoenas issued

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The rollout of the Maryland health exchange website was a disaster, and now an audit may be turning into a federal case. Full Story

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Bay's dead zone grows, affects crabs, fish

Wed Aug 27, 2014

It's called the dead zone and while it happens every year in the Chesapeake Bay, this month it's particularly bad; affecting the fish and shellfish that make their way to dinner. Full Story

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Ethan Saylor's mom endorses sheriff's opponent

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The mother of a man with Down syndrome who died in the custody of three off-duty deputies is joining a campaign to oust the Frederick County sheriff. Full Story

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Baltimore's first casino opens its doors

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Baltimore celebrated the opening of the city's first casino as crowds lined the block and packed into the parking garage, eager to try their luck. Full Story

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Purple Line suit seeks to protect rare creatures

Wed Aug 27, 2014

A trail group in Bethesda, Maryland, is suing the U.S. Transportation Department, alleging a planned light-rail route through some Washington suburbs would harm two rare, shrimplike creatures. Full Story

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Search continues for 2 young men missing in Md.

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Elkton Police are continuing to search for two young men who have been missing for a week and were seen getting into a similar vehicle about a day apart. Full Story

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Boy, 15, dies after stabbing in Dundalk, Md.

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Baltimore County police say a 15-year-old boy is dead and another boy of the same age will be charged as an adult in his stabbing. Full Story

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Repaired western Md. toll bridge to W.Va. reopens

Tue Aug 26, 2014

A Potomac River toll bridge linking Allegany County to Green Spring, West Virginia, is back in business. Full Story

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Brown reports raising $1.5M in bid for governor

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown reports raising about $1.5 million dollars in the latest reporting period in his run for governor of Maryland. Full Story

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Security changes made in PGPS

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Security is tighter at schools in Prince George's County, and a change has been made to the school system's cellphone policy. Full Story