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  • Frederick woman finds body in back seat of car

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Frederick man whose body was found in the backseat of a couple’s car. Frederick County sheriff’s deputies say a woman found the body of 50-year-old Curtis Alan Strange in the back seat of her car Wednesday just after she began driving and noticed items…

  • Frederick woman arrested for setting home on fire

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick woman has been arrested on charges of setting her home on fire as she was getting an eviction order. Police say the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office was serving an eviction notice to 45-year-old Whilermine Kahindo at her Frederick home on Monday. Instead of allowing deputies inside, police say Kahindo…

  • Theater screens silent horror film for Halloween

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick theater is marking Halloween with a silent scream on the silver screen. The downtown Weinberg Center for the Arts says Friday’s presentation of the 1922 vampire film “Nosferatu” will include musical accompaniment on the theater’s Wurlitzer organ, installed in 1926. The event kicks off the center’s annual silent film…

  • Severed arm grabs spotlight at Civil War museum

    DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A well-preserved human forearm purportedly found shortly after the 1862 Battle of Antietam is grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War History in Frederick. The naturally mummified relic went on display Thursday as museum officials released findings of a scientific and historical investigation.…

  • 1 killed in wreck on US Route 40 in Frederick

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick police are investigating a fatal collision on U.S. Route 40. Police say the vehicles collided on westbound Route 40 in Frederick early Wednesday morning. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was flown by helicopter to a hospital. No other details were available. The crash is…

  • Frederick man gets 15 months in solicitation case

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick man has been sentenced to 15 months in jail for soliciting a 16-year-old girl. George Robert Staton pleaded guilty in Frederick County Circuit Court on Tuesday to three counts of sexually soliciting a minor. The 45-year-old was arrested in March after the teen’s employer complained to police that he…

  • 3 men killed in Md. crash to be laid to rest

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Three men killed in a mid-air collision between a helicopter and an airplane in Maryland will be laid to rest this week. The funeral for 29-year-old Christopher Parsons of Westminster, Maryland, will be held Tuesday in Fletcher, Pennsylvania, with visitation on Monday. Visitation for 47-year-old William Jenkins of Morrison, Colorado, is…

  • Frederick flight school suspends operations

    The helicopter flight school at Frederick Municipal Airport where a helicopter and a small plane collided Thursday suspended its operations.

  • Human trafficking focus of Frederick, Md., event

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Commission for Women is leading an event that aims to raise public awareness of human trafficking in the area. Other sponsors of the presentation Thursday night in downtown Frederick include the county’s human relations commission, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the Heartly House shelter for victims of…

  • U-Md. turning city of Frederick into big classroom

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland is launching a sustainability program that will turn the city of Frederick into a giant classroom. Wednesday’s meeting of faculty, students and public officials at City Hall marks the beginning of the two-semester Program for Action Learning in Sustainability. Coursework will put students and instructors to work…

  • Frederick won’t increase recycling service pickups

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Recycling trucks won’t be going out any more frequently in Frederick. The Frederick News Post (http://bit.ly/1paWFqX ) reports the city’s Board of Aldermen on Wednesday decided it wouldn’t be worth it to increase the frequency of recycling service from twice a month to once a week at a cost of more…

  • Frederick names new acting police chief

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The city of Frederick is getting a new acting police chief. Mayor Randy McClement said in a statement Monday that 17-year veteran Capt. Patrick Grossman will become acting police chief. Before joining the city’s police department, Grossman served for 10 years in the Marine Corps. Grossman will become acting police chief…

  • Frederick Police Chief Thomas Ledwell to retire

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick Police Chief Thomas Ledwell is retiring. Ledwell told The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1qaXYLm ) on Thursday he has a family situation that requires more time. His 6-year-old daughter has a genetic metabolic condition known as GSD. Ledwell will leave the post Sept. 23. He says the mayor will determine which of…

  • Several treated after Frederick apartment fire

    Associated Press FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities say several people have been injured in an early morning apartment fire in Frederick, Maryland. Officials say firefighters were called to 1465 Key Parkway about 2:15 a.m. Monday. Ten occupants of the building were treated and taken to medical facilities, and four were transported to area burn centers.…

  • Frederick, Md., mayor touts city’s gains

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick Mayor Randy McClement is highlighting transportation and development in his annual State of the City address. McClement is making his speech Monday night with the city’s downtown MARC station as a backdrop. The station is at one end of a bicycle route his administration is developing to encourage rail commuters…