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16 hrs ago | WFMD-AM Frederick

Washington County Offices Closed

Washington County government offices will be closed for this Friday, April 18, 2014, in observance of Good Friday.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD

Mon Apr 14, 2014

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Md. 2-Year-Old Dies in Apparent Pool Accident

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a 2-year-old boy is dead after an apparent accident at the family's swimming pool.

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Related Topix: Maugansville, MD

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Bird lovers squawk over Sunday hunting

Arguing their safe access to public lands is threatened, birders are making a last-ditch appeal to Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto legislation that would expand hunting on Sundays in western Maryland.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Anne Arundel County, MD

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NBC29

Evaluation ordered for man charged in slayings

Court records show Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. signed the order Friday.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

More charges for Md. man in grandparents' slaying

A Washington County grand jury is adding seven counts to the murder and assault charges facing a Keedysville man in fatal stabbing of his grandparents.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Keedysville, MD

Sun Apr 06, 2014

Martinsburg Journal

Washington County to hold public hearing

The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the purpose of considering modifications to water and sewer rates for FY2015 and to certain landfill user fees for FY2015.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD

Sat Apr 05, 2014

CBS Local

Officials ID Woman Killed In Hagerstown Crash

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is identifying a 28-year-old pedestrian killed in a collision with an unmarked patrol vehicle in Hagerstown.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Baltimore News

Deputy kills pedestrian in Hagerstown, Md.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a deputy is on paid administrative leave after his unmarked patrol car struck and killed a pedestrian in Hagerstown.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Baltimore News

Hagerstown, Md., man guilty of 2013 murder

Washington County prosecutors say they will seek a 50-year prison sentence for a Hagerstown man convicted of second-degree felony murder.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD

Fri Mar 28, 2014

WCBM-AM Pikesville

Some Lawmakers Warn of Unintended Consequences as Maryland OKs Transgender Equity Bill***

Maryland's legislature on Thursday passed a transgender equality bill that will ban discrimination based on gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations, one of the first of such statutes in the nation.

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Related Topix: Transgender, Maryland, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Baltimore, MD, Frederick County, MD

Wed Mar 26, 2014

CBS Local

Slain Sailor Was Hard Worker, Proud Of His Service

Slain sailor Mark Mayo was a charming but fearless competitor for whom the Navy represented another step out of poverty, his high school coaches and guidance counselor said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Hagerstown, MD, Williamsport, MD

WFMD-AM Frederick

Snow Emergency Plan in Effect in Washington County

Maryland State Police in Hagerstown has placed the snow emergency plan in effect for Washington County on interstate highways in Clear Spring, and west, due to an unexpected snowstorm.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD, Clear Spring, MD

Tue Mar 25, 2014

CBS Local

Man Charged In Grandparents' Slaying Back In Md.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a teenager charged in the stabbing death of his paternal grandparents has been returned to Maryland from Virginia.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD, Keedysville, MD

Baltimore News

Man charged in grandparents' slaying back in Md.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for the entire area, except Cecil County, through midnight Tuesday night.

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Related Topix: Cecil County, MD, Hagerstown, MD

WRIC-TV Richmond

Man charged in grandparents' slaying back in Md.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a teenager charged in the stabbing death of his paternal grandparents has been returned to Maryland from Virginia.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD, Keedysville, MD

Fri Mar 21, 2014

Baltimore News

2 indicted in 2013 slaying of Md. inmate

A Washington County grand jury has indicted two inmates in the slaying of another prisoner at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD

Thu Mar 20, 2014

Baltimore News

Man charged with 2 slayings waives extradition

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a man charged with fatally stabbing his grandparents has waived extradition from Virginia.

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Related Topix: Keedysville, MD

Chambersburg Public Opinion

St. Patrick's Day DUI checkpoint nets 7 arrests

The Hagerstown Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 700 block of Dual Highway.

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Related Topix: Hagerstown, MD, Opinion

Washington Examiner

Md. study shows arts districts benefit economy

The council said Wednesday that the Towson University study found that arts districts in 20 communities supported about 5,100 jobs paying $149 million in wages in fiscal year 2013.

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Related Topix: Towson University, Hagerstown, MD

Wed Mar 19, 2014

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Rural Legacy Program Preserves Land in Washington County

The State has added more than 200 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape, eliminating nine developmental rights in Washington County.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Martin O'Malley, Maryland, Agriculture, Science

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