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Federal court clerk’s office in Md. warns about collection scam

The clerk’s office for the U.S. District Court in Maryland is warning consumers of a scheme to collect fraudulent tax debt or judgments. The clerk’s office has received several reports of people receiving or emails claiming to be from the ...

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Global credit risk rises as Yellen comments fan growth concerns

Credit risk rose around the world after comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen renewed concerns about global growth stalling. The cost to protect against company defaultsin the U.S. climbed to near four-year highs, after Yellen said declines in equities ...

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Goodwill to host expungement fair Feb. 18

Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake’s Lower Shore Career Development Center will host another “expungement” fair at its career center in Salisbury Feb. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. The address for the event is 700 S. Salisbury Blvd. In January, Goodwill’s Lower Shore Center ...

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Md. youth educator named a fastest growing franchise for 2016

Abingdon-based Kiddie Academy, a national provider of comprehensive education-based child care programs, was recently named a “Fastest Growing Franchise for 2016” by Franchise Gator, an internet directory of franchise and business opportunities for entrepreneurs. Kiddie Academy was ranked fifth on the Franchise Gator’s third ...

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Ex-Towson dive coach pleads guilty in locker room recordings

The former diving coach at Towson University has been sentenced to probation for recording team members in a locker room. Forty-three-year-old Maureen Mead pleaded guilty Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court to visual surveillance and altering physical evidence in connection ...

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Md. House committee discusses changing state song

ANNAPOLIS – On Wednesday afternoon, the Maryland House Health and Government Operations Committee room was full of song. Committee members listened to – and participated in – possible new lyrics for the current state song, “Maryland, My Maryland,” which was ...

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Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban

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  WASHINGTON — State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise that Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama. The Senate was expected to vote Thursday ...

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Harford County schools lift ban on field trips to Baltimore

BEL AIR — Harford County school officials say they’ve lifted their ban on field trips and other school-related travel into Baltimore City. School officials, who made the announcement Monday, say they changed their minds after consulting with law enforcement and ...

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State urges appellate court to uphold order on Porter testimony

The Maryland Office of the Attorney General has encouraged an appellate court to uphold Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams’ order that Officer William Porter testify against other officers on trial for their role in connection with the death of ...

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