Frederick County News

Frederick Co. makes English its official language

Frederick County has become the first county in Maryland to make English the official language of the government.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 03:20am EST

Sen. Cardin discusses transportation funding in Frederick

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin traveled to Frederick Tuesday to hold a round table discussion on the transportation needs of the region.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 04:15pm EST

Frederick tower 1st in Md. with new FAA technology

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin says Frederick Municipal Airport will be the first general-aviation airport in Maryland using new technology to track aircraft.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 01:17pm EST

Md. man charged with beating driver in road rage

A Frederick man faces assault charges for allegedly beating another driver with his walking stick in a road-rage incident near Hagerstown.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 12:06pm EST

Suspect sought in Md. vehicle theft, ATM break-in

Frederick city police say they're looking for the person who stole a vehicle from a repair shop and then rammed it into an automated teller machine in an apparent attempt to steal the cash inside.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 12:05pm EST

Voltaggio advocates for school breakfasts

Frederick chef Bryan Voltaggio has more than his share of experience with hungry people, and Monday he shared a bit of what he knows with state lawmakers

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 06:00am EST

Flush-tax increase a concern for Myersville mayor

Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to increase the flush tax is not fair to small towns like Myersville, Mayor Wayne Creadick Jr. said.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 06:00am EST

News-Post reporter Leckie 'wanted to get it all'

Kate Leckie, the police and courts reporter at The Frederick News-Post for the past 17 years, died Sunday morning.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 06:00am EST

Celebrity chef supports school breakfast program

A celebrity chef from Maryland will lobby lawmakers in support of a school breakfast program.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 11:06am EST

Brunswick sees bright future in downtown business

Brunswick's mix of shops, restaurants, the Brunswick Railroad Museum, the C&O Canal, the MARC train and new, high quality housing, including the Brunswick Crossing development "creates an area that is of high value, because you have a lot of people moving around it," says Michael Sparks, new executive director of Brunswick Main Street.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 02:00am EST

Dealbroker: Online coupons boom, but value varies

The word 'coupon' used to evoke an image of a kitchen table littered with newspaper inserts and a pair of scissors.

Monday - 02/20/2012, 02:00am EST

Peeping tom arrested after spying on women in Goodwill store

Female shoppers at a Frederick Goodwill store got an unwelcome surprise Sunday when a voyeur snapped photos of women in the changing room.

Sunday - 02/19/2012, 06:19pm EST

Man charged with hitting patrol car in Frederick

Police in Frederick County say a Smithburg man has been charged with driving under the influence and other charges after his vehicle struck a Maryland State Police patrol car.

Sunday - 02/19/2012, 12:36pm EST

Kinklings return as a pre-Lent indulgence

Kinklings, also known as fastnachts, are fried treats, the recipes of which are passed down from generation to generation.

Sunday - 02/19/2012, 02:00am EST

Cherished love letters set path for 73 years

As boyfriend and girlfriend in the 1930s, Atlee and Virginia Compher wrote to each other every week

Saturday - 02/18/2012, 06:00am EST

Mother of fallen Marine pursues memorial effort

Deborah Higgins lost her son to the Iraq War six years ago Now she's fighting her own war to memorialize him.

Saturday - 02/18/2012, 06:00am EST

Shelter dogs really are great dogs

WTOP's David Burd offers a first-person perspective on why you should get a dog from a shelter.

Friday - 02/17/2012, 10:03am EST

Frederick crafting rental-property policy

Frederick's five-year effort to identify scofflaw owners of rental properties and force them to bring their buildings up to city code will take at least 90 more days, but it has new direction.

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 06:00am EST

Frederick police turn to crime-solving society for cold murder case

Frederick detectives are turning to an elite international crime-solving society based in Philadelphia to help them solve a more than 2-decades-old area murder.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 09:54am EST

Fort Detrick: Watchdog group seeks state oversight of labs

A Fort Detrick watchdog group is pushing for legislation that would require private, nonprofit and academic laboratories working with potentially hazardous materials to be licensed and regulated by the state.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 06:00am EST
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