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Teen beaten at Six Flags undergoes skull surgery

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A 15-year-old boy critically injured at Six Flags America during the first night of its Halloween event, Fright Fest, has undergone surgery on his skull and is in a coma. Full Story

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Horror movie may have inspired Six Flags brawl

Wed Oct 01, 2014

There's growing concern that a horror movie is the inspiration for violent teenage fights, including the large late-night brawl at Six Flags America Saturday night. Full Story

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Police: Man killed boss' wife, took his own life in Potomac

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Montgomery County police are investigating the suspicious deaths of two people in Potomac, Maryland, as a murder-suicide stemming from a workplace dispute. Full Story

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Hagerstown eyes tougher juvenile curfew

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The city of Hagerstown is considering a tougher juvenile curfew amid complaints from residents about kids committing crimes. Full Story

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Police: Phelps' eyes, speech affected at DUI stop

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. Full Story

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Maryland Zoo euthanizes beloved aging giraffe

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The Maryland Zoo has euthanized a beloved, hand-raised giraffe that had been struggling with age-related medical issues for months. Full Story

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Tougher domestic violence law takes effect in Maryland

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A law that stiffens penalties for certain acts of domestic violence has officially taken effect across Maryland starting Wednesday. Full Story

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Police officer accused of assault while on duty

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Baltimore Police say an officer who was on duty and in uniform kicked and punched his wife and pointed his service weapon at her and her boyfriend at the boyfriend's home. Full Story

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Football is a family affair at St. John's College High School

Mon Sep 29, 2014

St. John's College High School lost a heartbreaker to DeMatha Friday, but head coach Joe Patterson didn't have to travel far to keep the loss in perspective. Full Story

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3rd person arrested in Elkton, Maryland slaying

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Authorities say a third person has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in Elkton, Maryland. Full Story

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Pa. man arrested after loaded gun found at BWI

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A Pennsylvania man has been arrested at the Baltimore-Washington airport after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on bag. Full Story

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Hagerstown OKs deal to raze toxic building

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The city of Hagerstown is going ahead with a plan to clean up and demolish an old electrical plant tainted with toxic chemicals on the bank of Antietam Creek. Full Story

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Man killed outside Bowie swim club

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A man was killed on Tuesday evening after he was shot outside a popular swim club in Bowie. Full Story

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Michael Phelps charged with drunken driving

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been charged with drunken driving in Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police department. Full Story

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Father of missing children asks for Amber Alert

Mon Sep 29, 2014

The father of two young children who are missing in the D.C.-region is asking Maryland's governor for help. Full Story

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1 trapped when building collapses in Baltimore

Mon Sep 29, 2014

Firefighters are working to rescue a person trapped in a collapsed building across the street from Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Full Story

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Dad of 2 missing Md. kids pleads for Amber Alert

Mon Sep 29, 2014

The father of two suburban Maryland children missing for more than three weeks is appealing to Gov. Martin O'Malley for help. Full Story