Frederick County News

Frederick residents to hunger strike for USPS

Malgo Schmidt, an Occupy Frederick member, and Steve Bruns, a retired postal worker who lives in Spring Ridge, plan to participate in a protest in Washington from Monday through Thursday to bring attention to changes that they say are causing the Postal Service to struggle.

Sunday - 06/24/2012, 06:00am EDT

Monkey shines: Different breed of cowboy takes over rodeo

'Let that monkey ride,' one baseball fan shouted as Tim Lepard and his monkey Sam made their way onto the field Friday night during a Frederick Keys baseball game

Saturday - 06/23/2012, 06:00am EDT

Steam engine rides the rails in Frederick County

An 82-year-old steam engine is riding the rails for the first time in decades in Frederick County.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 07:22am EDT

Blog: Volt opens Family Meal diner in Frederick

Chef Bryan Voltaggio opens a Frederick diner this weekend that will feature comfort foods.

Friday - 06/22/2012, 04:19am EDT

Solar panels planned at Fort Detrick in Md.

Army officials say they hope to reduce Fort Detrick's reliance on the electrical grid by installing solar panels on an undeveloped part of the installation in Frederick.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 03:00pm EDT

Frederick Community College approves $47.7M budget

Frederick Community College has approved a $47.7 million budget that includes tuition increases and employee pay raises.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 12:11pm EDT

Maryland's 1st ice cream trail opens

Anyone who visits each of the seven creameries before Sept. 7 will have a chance to be named Maryland's Best 2012 Ice Cream Trailblazer.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 11:07am EDT

Frederick swinging bridge photo prompts safety concerns

Potential safety violations in a project to restore Baker Park's swinging bridge have spurred city officials to look into 'corrective action' and fueled discussion about whether private contractors should have played a greater role in the job

Tuesday - 06/19/2012, 06:00am EDT

Teacher ends 39 years in the classroom with lots of memories

Candy Zentz's high school guidance counselor told her she would never make it in college, and pursuing vocational training would be her best course for her future.

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

Hundreds come out to honor wounded veterans

Michael McKnight got a little stir crazy hanging out in a hotel room near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda So when his buddy Benjamin Williams called to invite him to Fort Detrick on Saturday, he jumped at the opportunity to spend a few hours outdoors

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 02:00am EDT

Cowboy Monkey Rodeo coming to Frederick sparks concerns

Animal rights groups claim the event, which involves monkeys riding dogs to herd cattle, is dangerous and demeaning to the primates.

Sunday - 06/17/2012, 02:00am EDT
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Etiquette to follow on Flag Day and any day

June 14 is Flag Day, and a good time to be reminded of proper etiquette for handling the American flag.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:51am EDT
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Frederick attorney charged in prostitution sting

A longtime Frederick lawyer who was allegedly caught attempting to pay a woman for sex could walk away from any criminal charges, according to documents filed in West Virginia.

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 06:00am EDT

Community Foundation scholarships exceed $500K

In a record-breaking year for The Community Foundation of Frederick County, more than $500,000 was presented to about 260 students Sunday at the organization's annual scholarship reception

Monday - 06/11/2012, 06:00am EDT

Md. encourages residents to create wildlife habitats

Maryland natural resources officials and the National Wildlife Federation are pushing for more residents to slow the loss of wildlife habitats.

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

Guard: Man tried to start explosion after ramming building

A Lake Linganore man charged with ramming a stolen SUV into the lobby of a D C building a few blocks from the White House told a security officer Friday he was trying to cause an explosion

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

Man accused of crashing SUV into DC building

Authorities say the man accused of driving an SUV into an office building in the nation's capital has been charged with arson and other counts.

Saturday - 06/09/2012, 11:46am EDT

Abuse of senior citizens often not reported

Frederick County will offer training for people to recognize the signs of elder abuse.

Friday - 06/08/2012, 07:45am EDT

Will Frederick ban on park sleeping punish homelessness?

There is no rest for two sides of a sleeping ban in Frederick parks.

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 02:00am EDT

Man called ex-girlfriend 1,443 times in 4 days

Melvin Smith, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of former girlfriend Tranice Richardson last year, made more than 1,400 telephone calls to Richardson in the four days before her death, prosecutors said Monday.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 10:00am EDT
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