Frederick County News

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

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

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

Animal hospital owners defend dog day care, park

The owners of Emmitsburg Veterinary Hospital asked commissioners Monday to reconsider their proposal to create a dog day care and dog park.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 02:00am EDT

Frederick County, Md., teachers voting on contract

The Frederick County Teachers Association is asking its members to vote on a proposed contract that the union opposes.

Monday - 06/04/2012, 06:53pm EDT

Maryland School for the Deaf grads ready for new challenges

For the seniors at the Maryland School for the Deaf, it has been a journey taken together

Sunday - 06/03/2012, 06:00am EDT

Beloved neighborhood peacock killed in accident

Willie, a peacock that lived in Lake Linganore for as many as 14 years, was hit by a car and died Thursday evening

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