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Western Md. towns file suit over alleged water contamination

Two Garrett County towns filed federal lawsuits against 3M Co. Tuesday, joining a growing list of plaintiffs from across the country that allege chemicals manufactured by 3M and other companies have contaminated their drinking water. The chemicals, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), ...

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Girlfriend charged in death of man found in Maryland forest

FROSTBURG — The girlfriend of a man found naked with his throat slashed in a Maryland state forest in January was charged with murder Thursday, officials said. Garrett County State’s Attorney Lisa Thayer Welch announced that Megan Virginia Shaffer, 21, ...

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Garrett County begins review of 10-year comprehensive plan

OAKLAND — Garrett County officials are launching a review of the county’s comprehensive plan, which was last updated in 2008. The planning commission begins the process Wednesday afternoon in Oakland. The resulting document will have implications for both Deep Creek ...

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Garrett County panel mulls proposed gas drilling regs

OAKLAND — An advisory panel in far western Maryland is reviewing proposed state regulations for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The Garrett County Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Advisory Group meets Tuesday evening in Oakland. The agenda includes a review of ...

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Woman in Md. college cafeteria stabbing case sentenced

OAKLAND — A former student at a western Maryland community college will serve no additional jail time for stabbing another female student about a dozen times during a fight in the school cafeteria. Twenty-year-old Shamaine Moore of Baltimore was sentenced ...

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