Frederick County News

2.1 magnitude earthquake hits in Maryland

The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a minor earthquake shook eastern Frederick County near the Carroll County line, but area residents likely didn't even notice the minor quake Saturday morning.

Saturday - 09/15/2012, 06:41pm EDT

Artist's coins used as currency in Frederick

His coins are not U.S. Mint, but they are worth some green.

Friday - 09/14/2012, 04:34pm EDT

Frederick explains last weekend's massive gridlock

Drivers heading up Interstate 270 to Frederick, Md. last Saturday probably wondered out loud "Hey? What's going on? Why is I-270 a rolling parking lot."

Friday - 09/14/2012, 06:26am EDT

Frederick County adopts faster growth plan

Frederick County is adopting a more aggressive growth plan that state planning officials consider an invitation to residential sprawl.

Thursday - 09/13/2012, 03:46pm EDT

US-15 gets new speed cameras at Frederick

A two-year project begins Sept. 11 to widen the U.S. Route 15 bridge over Motter Avenue in north Frederick. Speed cameras will enforce the 55 mph speed limit, and issue $45 citations to any drivers traveling more than 12 mph over.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 02:57pm EDT

Frederick gives $100K to help Wells Fargo expand

Frederick County is giving $100,000 to help Wells Fargo expand in the area, saying the company has many jobs.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 09:49am EDT

Md. man held in Aruba sued by insurer

An American Express subsidiary is suing a Maryland man who was jailed for months in Aruba in the suspected death of his traveling companion.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 10:56pm EDT

Flags flying at half-staff for Patriot Day

The United States and Maryland state flags are to be flown at half staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 06:00pm EDT

Speed cameras added to U.S. 15 work zone

The State Highway Administration has added the U.S. 15 work zone at Motter Avenue to the Maryland Safezones program, according to a news release from SHA.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 06:00pm EDT

Refunds offered after canceled endurance race

Organizers of a problem-plagued, military-style endurance race in Frederick say they're offering refunds or other compensation to thousands of people after the weekend event was cut short.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 03:22pm EDT

New art space opens in downtown Frederick

A new venue for Frederick's artistic community has opened in the downtown historic district.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 03:21pm EDT

Tough Mudder officials plan refunds

Organizers of the Tough Mudder 12-mile endurance challenge held Saturday at Crumland Farm in Frederick said they plan on refunding or transferring fees for participants and spectators who paid to attend Sunday's canceled portion of the event.

Monday - 09/10/2012, 06:00am EDT

Fort Detrick to receive $100 million grant to study PTSD

The Fort Detrick-based Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs on Friday announced $100 million in grants to fund research into the diagnosis and treatment of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder and mild traumatic brain injury.

Saturday - 09/08/2012, 06:00am EDT

275,000 gallons of waste spill in Frederick County

Frederick County officials are trying to determine why a sewage treatment plant malfunction went unnoticed for 90 minutes.

Friday - 09/07/2012, 01:40pm EDT

Parents: Frederick High needs a swimming pool

Many of the parents and alumni at an informal meeting Wednesday night made one thing clear concerning any renovation and modernization of Frederick High School: No matter what route is taken, the school needs a swimming pool.

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 06:00am EDT

Endurance event to attract 20K people to Frederick

An endurance competition is expected to bring more than 20,000 people to the Frederick area this weekend.

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 12:57pm EDT

Tough Mudder may bring in more than 20K people to area

Frederick is ready to welcome 27,000 people expected to compete in the Tough Mudder endurance competition at Crumland Farm on Saturday and Sunday.

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 02:00am EDT

School's garden helps needy families in Frederick Co.

A garden at New Market Middle School planted last winter has yielded more than 400 fruits and vegetables for families in need.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 02:00am EDT

Van Hollen tabbed to rebut Ryan

Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen is helping the Obama administration counter Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan.

Sunday - 09/02/2012, 07:44pm EDT

Throwing it to win it at Maryland's horseshoe championship

Horseshoe pitching is generally associated with a relaxing day at a backyard barbecue, but the competition was intense Saturday at Frederick's Maryvale Park

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