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Mar 6, 2023

Md. casino owner divesting some operations

Golden Entertainment Inc., the owner of Rocky Gap Casino Resort in Allegany County, has entered into agreements to divest its distributed gaming operations in Nevada and Montana.

Feb 10, 2023

First United Corp. saw highest annual net income in 2022

Oakland-based First United Corporation announced its highest year-end annual net income to date in its earnings report released Friday.

Feb 8, 2023

Bed Bath & Beyond closing 150 more stores, including 3 more in Md.

Bed Bath & Beyond said it will be shuttering 150 more stores, including three more in Maryland, as the beleaguered home goods chain cuts costs as it works to stay afloat.

Oct 21, 2022

Coal communities in Md., other states receiving nearly $47M for revitalization

Dozens of projects in communities affected by coal-related job losses are receiving nearly $47 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Police stand near where a man opened fire at a business, killing three people before the suspect and a state trooper were wounded in a shootout, according to authorities, in Smithsburg on June 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
Jun 10, 2022

Man charged with murdering three co-workers at western Maryland business

A West Virginia man was charged with murdering three co-workers at a Maryland machine shop as well as attempted murder and other charges, authorities said late Friday.

Jul 22, 2021

FBI identifies woman found dead in Catoctin Mountain Park

FBI officials announced they've identified a woman whose dismembered body was found last month at a Western Maryland park near Camp David.

Jun 11, 2021

Police: Man, 2-year-old son dead in apparent murder-suicide on Appalachian Trail in Maryland

A Frederick County man and his 2-year-old son were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide along the Appalachian Trail in western Maryland early Friday, state police said.

Jun 18, 2019

Maryland seeks dismissal of lawsuit over gas pipeline easement

Maryland is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over a controversial natural gas pipeline that was filed after the Maryland Board of Public Works refused to grant permission to drill under the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Columbia Gas Transmission LLC filed a lawsuit in May asking a federal judge to condemn the property and […]

May 14, 2018

Western Maryland towns join opioid litigation

Western Maryland is joining the legal battle to hold drug companies accountable for the opioid epidemic, with several jurisdictions filing suit in federal court Friday. Allegany County and two of its cities, Frostburg and Cumberland, filed racketeering lawsuits in U.S. District Court. Hagerstown also filed suit. The four newest filings echo the allegations made by […]

Jan 19, 2018

Environmental groups ratchet up pressure on Hogan over pipeline

ANNAPOLIS — A coalition of a half dozen environmental groups say they will boycott a state hearing on a proposed natural gas pipeline, calling the Maryland Department of the Environment’s review “illegitimate.” State regulators are scheduled to host a hearing Monday evening in western Maryland — a continuation of a December meeting — to take […]

Jun 13, 2017

Western Md. fracking fight reveals divergent economic visions

  Third in an occasional series on rural Maryland Editor’s Note July 19, 2017: An earlier version of this story used an incorrect name for a manufacturing plant that once operated in Allegany County. The plant was run by the Celanese Fiber Company, not Selney’s Nylon. CUMBERLAND, Maryland — Allegany and Garrett, the state’s two westernmost […]

Nov 21, 2014

Western Md. teacher charged in second sex case

A high school teacher in Frostburg faces allegations he had sexual contact with a second female student.

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