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Fire truck strikes St. Mary’s County sheriff at crash scene

LEONARDTOWN — Authorities in southern Maryland say the St. Mary’s County sheriff was struck by a firetruck while helping at the scene of a crash in Leonardtown. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Jennifer Stone said Sheriff Timothy Cameron was providing care to ...

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Volkswagen CEO steps down, takes responsibility for scandal

BERLIN — Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn stepped down Wednesday, days after admitting that the world’s top-selling carmaker had rigged diesel emissions to pass U.S. tests during his tenure. In a statement, Winterkorn took responsibility for the “irregularities” found in diesel ...

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Annapolis tech firm lands $68 million DOD contract extension

The Department of Defense has awarded Annapolis-based TeleCommunication Systems Inc. a competitive five-year contract extension valued at about $68 million, the company announced Wednesday. Telecommunication Systems will develop a cybersecurity curriculum and train defense workers under the contract, which includes a ...

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Microsoft Office update emphasizes collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO  — Microsoft has released a major update for Office, one of its most successful software products, with new features that reflect the company’s effort to adapt to shifts in how people use computers and software. The updated versions ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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