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For Md. hospitals, no such thing as a ‘snow day’

Mercy Hospital's Bunting Center Building. (Maximilian Franz/ The Daily Record)

When the snow falls, roads and governments shut down. Kids get a snow day home from school. And while telecommuting has mostly brought the snow day for workers to an end, at least most of them can avoid driving in ...

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Hogan: State of emergency in Md. for storm preparations

This satellite image taken Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 at 8 a.m. EDT, and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Joaquin. The powerful Category 4 hurricane pounded lightly populated islands of the eastern Bahamas on Thursday, and forecasters said it could grow more intense while following a path that would near the U.S. East Coast by the weekend. (NOAA via AP)

REISTERSTOWN — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has declared a state of emergency to allow emergency responders to begin to prepare for flooding from heavy rains and damage from a hurricane. The governor spoke Thursday afternoon from the Maryland Emergency Management ...

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FCC: Thousands of hotels don’t offer direct 911

Tens of thousands of hotels don't allow guests to directly reach emergency services when they dial 911, according to a national survey taken after a 9-year-old girl couldn't call for help while her mother was being stabbed to death in a Texas motel.

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FDA debates over-the-counter morning-after pill

WASHINGTON — The government is considering whether it’s OK for young teenagers to buy the morning-after pill without a prescription. Teva Pharmaceuticals wants its Plan B morning-after pill to become the first truly over-the-counter form of emergency contraception. The pill ...

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P.G. County officers banned from off-duty work at parties

PALMER PARK — The Prince George’s County police department is banning its members from working security at house parties while off-duty after five officers were hired for a weekend party where someone drowned, police said Tuesday. Deputy Police Chief Kevin ...

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