Frederick County News

Recent crime has Frederick residents worried

Crime in the city is statistically low, but with downtown gunfire last week, including the fatal shooting of an Urbana man, Frederick residents are concerned about safety

Sunday - 10/07/2012, 06:00am EDT

Local high school grad competing on 'The Voice'

At age 5, Brian Scartocci wanted to be just like Elvis Presley, but as he grew older, Scartocci says he fell in love with soul music, baptizing himself in the smooth tones of rhythm and blues artists such as David Ruffin.

Friday - 10/05/2012, 02:23pm EDT

Lawsuit against PublishAmerica dismissed

Book publisher PublishAmerica is celebrating the dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging it deceived several authors with a false promise to show summaries of their books to "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling.

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 01:10pm EDT

Frederick police respond to violent crime downtown

Frederick city police say they're beefing up patrols in a downtown neighborhood where a fatal shooting was followed by a large street fight.

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 10:19am EDT

Frederick Community College gets $1M grant

Frederick Community College says it has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 04:50am EDT

Blog: Graveyard tour combines history with the spooky

WTOP's David Burd has always been fascinated with history, and this month you can catch your fright while touring the historic Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick.

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 04:06am EDT

Gunfire erupts during large brawl in Frederick

Authorities say gunfire erupted during a large fight in downtown Frederick and one person suffered a serious cut or stab wound.

Tuesday - 10/02/2012, 07:53am EDT

Frederick County dairy farm closes its doors

By August, Maryland had lost 10 dairy farms this year. The Hooper family farm on Yellow Springs Road in Frederick just joined that group.

Monday - 10/01/2012, 10:44am EDT

3-county health-care training center opens

Community colleges in Carroll, Frederick and Howard counties are celebrating the opening of a joint center for health-care education in Mount Airy.

Monday - 10/01/2012, 10:38am EDT

Police ID an slain in Frederick alley

Frederick police have identified a man who was shot and killed in an alley downtown.

Sunday - 09/30/2012, 07:27pm EDT

Commissioners announce restructuring, name new county manager

Frederick County commissioners today announced the naming of a new county manager and a major reorganization in county government.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 10:00pm EDT

Army veteran guilty of trying to kill girlfriend

A U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq has pleaded guilty to attempted murder in the beating of his girlfriend.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 08:19pm EDT

Md. chocolatier making voting sweet with truffles

Forget long lines at the polls, hanging chads, and red states and blue states. There is a sweet alternative to this year's election process _ chocolate truffles.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 06:35pm EDT

Men charged with stealing 76 vases from cemetery

Two men face criminal charges after police say they stole bronze flower vases from grave sites at a county cemetery.

Friday - 09/28/2012, 06:00am EDT

Frederick commissioner: Students should take public transit

A Frederick County commissioner is suggesting that some rural children take public transit to school to reduce the cost of running school buses.

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 01:43pm EDT

Voltaggio chosen for State Department's chef corps

Bryan Voltaggio's fellow inductees include Duff Goldman, of Charm City Cakes, Food Network personality Amanda Freitag and Washington restaurant owner and Spanish tapas chef Jose Andres.

Wednesday - 09/26/2012, 06:00am EDT

Md. wine bar cited for manager's alleged tasting

A Frederick wine bar faces a possible $300 fine for letting a manager drink on duty. The boss says the manager was just testing the wine after a customer complained.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 11:14am EDT

More cut the cable TV cord

More families are opting to save money by getting rid of cable television.

Monday - 09/24/2012, 02:00am EDT

Walking tour highlights vastness of Frederick's Civil War medical effort

Evangelical Lutheran Church was quite a sight Saturday: A basic wooden floor had been installed over the pews, with men in hospital beds and medicine cabinets placed on top and hymnals cast in shadow below.

Sunday - 09/23/2012, 02:00am EDT

Parents, 3 daughters all attend Frederick Community College

Alexis, Raquel and Sotiria Martinez have attended the same schools since each started kindergarten. Now they're going to school with their parents.

Sunday - 09/23/2012, 02:00am EDT
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