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Jan 17, 2012

Defense: Death not due to Frederick deputy’s stun gun

A defense attorney has told a federal jury in Baltimore that a former Frederick County sheriff’s deputy didn’t cause the death of a young man who died shortly after he was hit by an electric stun gun. Lawyer Daniel Karp made his opening statement Tuesday in the trial stemming from the November 2007 death of […]

Jan 6, 2012

Brooklyn bagels coming to Pikesville

Watch out, Brooklyn bagels are coming to Pikesville. The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. will soon open Maryland’s first location in 2,865 square feet of space in Hooks Village at 25 Hooks Lane. Known for its bagels made with the not-so-secret ingredient of “real Brooklyn” water (which company officials claim they have cloned through a […]

Jan 4, 2012

Brinkley says he’ll run for Congress

FREDERICK — State Sen. David Brinkley says he’ll run for Congress. The Frederick County Republican scheduled a Wednesday afternoon news conference in Frederick to formally announce his intentions regarding the 6th District U.S. House seat held by fellow Republican Roscoe Bartlett. Brinkley is among several prominent party members who announced possible runs for the seat […]

Dec 28, 2011

4 juveniles charged in Urbana garage fires

URBANA — Frederick County authorities say they have charged four 16-year-old boys with second-degree arson in a series of fires in the unincorporated community of Urbana. The county’s fire investigative task force announced the arrests Wednesday. Capt. Tim Clarke says the boys have been released to the custody of their parents. He says the charges […]

Dec 12, 2011

Power outage causes Frederick sewage spill

FREDERICK — Frederick City officials say 3.5 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into Carroll Creek after a waste water treatment plant lost power for about nine hours. The spill occurred about 500 feet upstream from the Monocacy River, which supplies the city’s drinking water. However, the city said its water supply was not affected […]

Dec 12, 2011

4 rural counties join in opposing PlanMaryland

ANNAPOLIS — Four rural Maryland counties say they’re joining forces against a proposed statewide development plan called PlanMaryland. Allegany, Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties said Monday they have formed the Maryland Rural Counties Coalition, largely to lobby against the plan. They say they hope to expand the group to include other rural counties, including those […]

Dec 7, 2011

Charges dropped in Frederick farm equipment theft case

FREDERICK — Frederick County prosecutors say they won’t pursue theft charges against a Thurmont farmer accused of possessing stolen farm and construction equipment. The state’s attorney’s office said Wednesday that the charges filed in June against Jan Lawyer will be dismissed in return for his help in the investigation. Lawyer has said he didn’t know […]

Nov 30, 2011

Suspect in Frederick restaurant slaying sentenced in immigration case

The suspect in the slaying of a Frederick restaurant manager has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for an immigration violation. Jose Mejia-Varela, 21, was sentenced in federal court in Baltimore on Wednesday. He was ordered to serve three years and three months for returning from his 2009 deportation to El […]

Nov 23, 2011

Thurmont boy impaled on splinter sues wood slide owner

FREDERICK — A Thurmont boy who was impaled by a giant splinter on a wooden slide is suing the Frederick County church that owns the structure. Christian Griffith’s father Nolan filed the complaint Friday in Frederick County Circuit Court. It seeks $500,000 from Mount Tabor Lutheran and United Church of Christ in Rocky Ridge. The […]

Nov 23, 2011

Frederick official files redistricting lawsuit

FREDERICK — A Frederick County commissioner has filed a lawsuit challenging Maryland’s redistricting map. The Frederick News-Post reports that Republican Commissioner Paul Smith has filed complaints in the Court of Appeals and Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. He is criticizing the new map signed into law last month by Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley for failing […]

Nov 22, 2011

Maryland faults Frederick County growth proposals

FREDERICK — The Maryland Department of Planning says a proposed rewrite of Frederick County’s 20-year land-use plan would extend residential sprawl and require construction of more roads and schools. The Frederick News-Post reported Tuesday on the agency’s letter to the county’s planning director. The state’s criticism adds fuel to a dispute that has prompted a […]

Nov 18, 2011

Top 5: ‘Then he realized he was in over his head’

The family of a 25-year-old woman who died of lung cancer winning in a  Frederick County trial and how one man’s battle against his cooperative association over secondhand smoke might become an issue before the General Assembly are among the most-read legal affairs stories of the week. That list also includes how one woman’s medical […]

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