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Sep 23, 2015

Inmate, 2 others indicted in plot to fly drone over prison

CUMBERLAND — Corrections officials say an inmate serving a life sentence for conspiracy to murder is one of three men indicted in an alleged plot to use a drone to fly contraband into a prison. Forty-three-year-old Charles Brooks, an inmate at Western Correctional Institution in Cumberland, was indicted on 33 misdemeanor counts. Indictments were returned […]

Sep 23, 2015

Essex MVA office expands

GLEN BURNIE — The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration office in Essex is expanding. State and local officials are scheduled to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday. The MVA says office renovations consist of customer service enhancements like additional counters. There’s also an expanded law room for learner’s permit testing to provide better customer service. There’[...]

Sep 22, 2015

Advocates, lawmakers seek more robust data on Md. police actions

ANNAPOLIS — Advocates and lawmakers Tuesday called for more robust data collection and reporting when it comes to arrests, traffic stops and other police interactions with the community. “The biggest hole in the data is that it is not disaggregated,” said Toni Holness, a public policy associate with ACLU Maryland. “It’s not possible to identify […]

Sep 22, 2015

In close vote, $150m Maryland Live casino expansion approved

A divided Anne Arundel County Council on Monday night approved The Cordish Companies’ plans to expand Maryland Live Casino. The council approved the expansion in a 4-3 vote to create the Maryland Live Conference Center Development District, with members Michael Anthony Peroutka, Chris Trumbauer and chairman Jerry Walker voting against. The approval comes as Maryland Live has […]

Sep 22, 2015

Baltimore’s Open Works touted as regional asset

A nonprofit real estate development company has big plans for a former warehouse space near Green Mount Cemetery. On Tuesday, Baltimore Arts Realty Corp. held a celebration for the start of its new project at 1400 Greenmount Ave. The group intends to rehab an existing building and turn it into a “maker space” called Open […]

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Sep 22, 2015

PETA sues to give monkey the copyright of selfie photos

A macaque monkey who took now-famous selfie photographs should be declared the copyright owner of the photos, rather than the nature photographer who positioned the camera, animal-rights activists contend in a novel lawsuit filed Tuesday. The suit was filed in federal court in San Francisco by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It seeks […]

Sep 22, 2015

Eight startups named for Rise of the Rest pitch contest

Eight Baltimore-area startups will compete for a $100,000 investment prize when AOL co-founder Steve Case brings his “Rise of the Rest” bus tour to Baltimore Monday. Case’s tour is part of an effort to promote startups and entrepreneurship nationwide and will include visits to Baltimore incubators such as Fast Forward and Betamore as well as […]

Sep 22, 2015

Aetna, Anthem CEOs make case for health insurance mergers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of two major health insurers planning multibillion dollar acquisitions made their case to Congress that bigger can mean better in their industry, but concerns are being raised in Washington about how these deals will affect consumers and competition. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem plans to buy Cigna for $48 billion, and […]

Sep 22, 2015

Van Hollen warns government shutdown would hurt NIH

BETHESDA — Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Kensington, warned Tuesday that a government shutdown is likely to repeat the disruption in patient care and research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that occurred two years ago. “We’ve got to avoid another shameful and harmful government shutdown and secondly, we’ve got to make sure that NIH […]

Sep 22, 2015

Inmate apprehended after escaping from Baltimore facility

Authorities have apprehended an inmate they say escaped from a minimum-security correctional facility in Baltimore. The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said 34-year-old Kenneth Sullivan was missing at the 10 p.m. count at the Metropolitan Transition Center on Monday. The department said in a news release that Sullivan had been apprehended Tuesday afternoon […]

Sep 22, 2015

Md. banking group announces dividend

The Waldorf-based Community Financial Corporation announced Tuesday that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock. The dividend will be paid on or about October 20, 2015 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on Oct. 6. The Waldorf-based Community Financial Corporation is the bank holding company for Community […]

Sep 22, 2015

Md. child education firm expands in Texas

Kiddie Academy, an Abingdon-based education-based child care company, opened five more franchise locations in Texas, company officials announced Tuesday. The company opened three locations in the greater Houston area (League City, Pearland East and Pearland West, with 10 more in development) and two in the greater Austin area (Pflugerville and Cedar Park) with several more under construction [&h[...]

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