Frederick County News

Md. replica of Lourdes grotto to get improvements

A Roman Catholic landmark in Emmitsburg that attracts pilgrims from around the world is getting a $2.7 million visitor center.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 11:26am EST

Charges dropped in Md. farm equipment theft case

Frederick County prosecutors say they won't pursue theft charges against a Thurmont farmer accused of possessing stolen farm and construction equipment.

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 05:19pm EST

Political, social, economic plight portrayed via Md. crab shack

A local moviemaker's short film, portraying modern plight through the eyes of the patrons and employees of a crab shack, has been honored for the same achievement claimed by some of the most widely renowned directors.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 02:16pm EST

Robyn Gardner case brings up memories of Natalee Holloway

The disappearance of a Frederick woman brings back memories of Natalee Holloway, who disappeared in May 2005 on a high school graduation trip to Aruba.

Monday - 12/05/2011, 04:20am EST

Butterfly meadow honors murdered Frederick Co. family

The first phase of a 1 1/2-acre butterfly meadow dedicated to the memory of Francie Billotti-Wood and her three children was completed recently at the Catoctin Creek Park and Nature Center.

Sunday - 12/04/2011, 12:10pm EST

TLC's 'Virgin Diaries' to feature local man

Carey Ahr, of Frederick, was 29 years old when Judd Apatow's movie "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" came out in theaters. "Eleven more years and they'll make a movie out of me," he thought to himself then. "Instead it was six more years and they made a TV show," he said Thursday.

Saturday - 12/03/2011, 12:22pm EST

Mount Airy seeks cost-effective law enforcement

If Mount Airy forms an independent police force, the town would opt out of a long-term law enforcement plan with Maryland State Police, a contract expected to increase in cost by 20 to 30 percent in the next fiscal year.

Saturday - 12/03/2011, 12:17pm EST

Five men face separate trials in home invasion case

Five men who were charged in an August home invasion robbery will have separate trials after the Frederick County State's Attorney's Office dropped a motion Thursday to try them together.

Saturday - 12/03/2011, 01:03am EST

Md. man makes his own seed bombs

Brian Slagle's parents are renegades when it comes to gardening. It's not unusual for them to throw squash and eggplant seeds into the little patches of soil in the sidewalk outside their Church Street home.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 02:01pm EST

Frederick Co. looks at lowering property tax

Following a year of making tough choices and cuts, the Frederick County Commissioners say they are ready to offer some breaks.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 12:37pm EST

Middletown curfew to take effect Dec. 18

Business owners view Middletown's new curfew ordinance as a necessary tool to keep young troublemakers in check after hours.

Friday - 12/02/2011, 12:04pm EST

Bone marrow drive set for Saturday in Mount Airy

The first step toward saving a life takes about 15 minutes or less, if you are interested in becoming a registered bone marrow donor

Friday - 12/02/2011, 12:03pm EST

Frederick, Md. speed cameras rake in $600K

David Burd, WTOP News

Friday - 12/02/2011, 09:39am EST


Aruba prosecutor: Giordano remains main suspect

The prosecutor in Aruba says Gary Giordano remains the main suspect in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner, and that Giordano is making unclear and contradictory statements.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 01:42pm EST

From NFL cheerleader to Zumba instructor

At the age of 30, Heidi Inthavong has done more than many have in a lifetime.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 12:49pm EST

Frederick needs volunteers for Green Team

Greenery is evident throughout Frederick, and more green is planned with the public's help.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 12:47pm EST

Volunteer works to restore engine for use in Md.

Jamie Haislip has gone from playing with model trains as a youngster to working with a 44-ton railroad engine as an adult.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 12:36pm EST

Giordano denies wrongdoing in Aruba disappearance

The Maryland man held in Aruba for nearly four months gave his first live interview after returning to the U.S., professing his innocence and offering his perspective on the string of incidents that led Aruban authorities to believe he was responsible for the disappearance of his traveling companion, Robyn Gardner.

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 08:54am EST

Md. man wins Aruba appeal in missing tourist case

A U.S. businessman who spent nearly four months in an Aruban jail before a judge ordered his release scored another legal victory Wednesday when an appeals court rejected a prosecution appeal to put him back in pretrial detention.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 05:20pm EST

Md. man gets 18 months for hitting car with bullet

A Monrovia man is serving 18 months in jail for firing a rifle at a passing car and shattering one of its windows.

Wednesday - 11/30/2011, 05:17pm EST
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