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Teen injured in Six Flags brawl was banned from park

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The 15-year-old currently in a coma recovering from brain surgery after a fight at Six Flags was banned from entering any of the amusement chain's parks. Full Story

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Horror movie may have inspired Six Flags brawl

Wed Oct 01, 2014

There's growing concern that a horror movie is the inspiration for violent teenage fights, including the large late-night brawl at Six Flags America Saturday night. Full Story

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Police: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. Full Story

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Police: Man killed boss' wife, took his own life in Potomac

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Montgomery County police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two people in Potomac, Maryland, as a murder-suicide stemming from a workplace dispute. Full Story

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Man impersonating police attacks woman in Maryland

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Police are warning the public after a man impersonating an officer pulled a woman over in Maryland's Eastern Shore, and then beat and robbed her. Full Story

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Federal judge denies challenge to life sentence

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A judge has ruled that a life sentence imposed on a Walkersville man for his role in his estranged wife's slaying cannot be challenged in federal court. Full Story

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3rd person arrested in Elkton, Maryland slaying

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Authorities say a third person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in Elkton, Maryland. Full Story

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Steve Pearce, the Baltimore Orioles' unsung hero

Thu Oct 02, 2014

When injuries and suspensions struck the Baltimore Orioles, a 31-year-old journeyman stepped up to become their most productive player. Full Story

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Hagerstown eyes tougher juvenile curfew

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The city of Hagerstown is considering a tougher juvenile curfew amid complaints from residents about kids committing crimes. Full Story

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Baltimore man gets 48 months for food stamp fraud

Thu Oct 02, 2014

A Baltimore man has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for defrauding the federal food stamp program of $1.2 million Full Story

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Md. law protects people seeking help for overdose victims

Thu Oct 02, 2014

Maryland is the 20th state in the nation to enact the "Good Samaritan Law." The law provides some immunity to people who summon medical help for someone overdosing on drugs or alcohol. Full Story

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Tougher domestic violence law takes effect in Maryland

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A law that stiffens penalties for certain acts of domestic violence has officially taken effect across Maryland starting Wednesday. Full Story

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Ravens' defense tries to limit big plays

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The Ravens head to Indianapolis Sunday for a meeting with the NFL's top-scoring offense -- a big reason the Baltimore defense will once again focus hard on eliminating the big play. Full Story

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Tigers hope starters can outdo Orioles bullpen

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The Detroit Tigers' starting pitchers in the first three games of the AL Division Series have a combined 329 wins, three Cy Young Awards and 35 games of postseason experience. Full Story

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Man killed outside Bowie swim club

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A man was killed on Tuesday evening after he was shot outside a popular swim club in Bowie. Full Story

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Michael Phelps charged with drunken driving

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been charged with drunken driving in Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police department. Full Story

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Teen beaten at Six Flags undergoes skull surgery

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A 15-year-old boy critically injured at Six Flags America during the first night of its Halloween event, Fright Fest, has undergone surgery on his skull and is in a coma. Full Story

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Father of missing children asks for Amber Alert

Mon Sep 29, 2014

The father of two young children who are missing in the D.C.-region is asking Maryland's governor for help. Full Story

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1 trapped when building collapses in Baltimore

Mon Sep 29, 2014

Firefighters are working to rescue a person trapped in a collapsed building across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Full Story