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Biggest party colleges in each state are ranked

Thu Jul 24, 2014

If you're looking for a good time, changes are there are parties at the homes of the Duke Dogs and Terrapins. Full Story

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New incentives to catch a 'Frankenfish' in Maryland

Thu Jul 24, 2014

There's a new incentive to go out and catch a nasty-looking fish nicknamed the "Frankenfish" in Maryland. Full Story

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Rockville girl dies after pool rescue

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A Rockville girl has died after she was rescued from a local swimming pool Tuesday and now Montgomery County police are investigating the 8-year-old's death. Full Story

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Judge halts Md. highway work in Rockville

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A Montgomery County judge is ordering the State Highway Administration to halt work on a sound barrier along Interstate 270 in Rockville. Full Story

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Police: Man dressed as woman, robbed bank

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Maryland State Police say a man who dressed as a woman and robbed a Cecil County bank has been arrested in Delaware. Full Story

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Police kill knife-wielding man at Maryland bank

Tue Jul 22, 2014

A man is dead after being shot by a police officer during an altercation in Montgomery County, according to police. Full Story

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Md. letter carrier pleads guilty to stealing mail

Thu Jul 24, 2014

A U.S. Postal Service employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 20,000 pieces of mail since 2005. Full Story

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Police: Montgomery County couple locked autistic twins in basement

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Montgomery County Police say they visited the home where two men were found locked inside a darkened, urine-soaked basement but had not discovered the plight of the 22-year-old twins until Friday. Full Story

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National capital area No. 1 for late mail

Wed Jul 23, 2014

A U.S. Postal Service report ranks the nation's capital No. 1 -- for late mail delivery. Full Story

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Caller spoofs state police number, demands money

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Maryland State Police say someone has been calling people in the Howard County area claiming to be with the police and demanding payment for court or traffic fines. Full Story

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State rests in Md. road rage fatal shooting

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The defense is presenting its case in the first-degree murder trial of a New Jersey detective who acknowledges shooting a Maryland man after a bout of road rage last year. Full Story

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Southwest flight from Baltimore makes emergency landing

Wed Jul 23, 2014

A Southwest airlines plane from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport airport made an emergency landing in Columbus, Ohio after the pilots received a warning about smoke in the front cargo hold. Full Story

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Heroin drives spike in overdose deaths in Md.

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Maryland had a 33 percent increase in drug overdose deaths in the first quarter of this year. Full Story

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Baby abducted at Metro station

Wed Jul 23, 2014

A 15-month-old girl was taken from her mother at the Southern Avenue Metrorail station around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, according to Metro Transit Police. Full Story

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Police honor Maryland teen for her quick thinking during fire

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Montgomery County Police have given a young girl a public safety award for her role in calling authorities to a house fire in May. Full Story

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Taiwan sweeps US in 1st day of International Crown

Fri Jul 25, 2014

A winless day left the top-seeded United States with the feeling there's nothing left to lose in their quest to capture the International Crown Full Story

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Md. man says rowdy Airbnb guests left him a mess

Wed Jul 23, 2014

A Maryland man says two women who rented his home through the website Airbnb threw a party and left a big mess. Full Story