Child support agency failed to seek data from 8 agencies 

Despite warnings by auditors going back to at least 2011, Maryland’s Child Support Enforcement Agency did not ask the state’s top court to provide identifying information on attorneys until last week, state audits show. (Daily Record)

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Baltimore resident convicted in financial fraud schemes

A Zimbabwe native living in Baltimore was convicted Thursday on charges related to several different fraud schemes in which he was accused of bilking credit unions and the Internal Revenue Service, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. (Balt. Sun)

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Old Carroll jail lands new tenant

The Board of Carroll County Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to allow the Sheriff's Office to move some of its administrative offices into the old jail building on North Court Street in Westminster. (Patuxent)

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Georgia Ave. in Lansdowne gets county makeover to help curb flooding

"It's about time," Dennis Miller said early last week, referring to a $1 million construction project underway in Baltimore Highlands on Georgia Avenue off Annapolis Road. Like others on the street, Miller is happy to see the widening and repaving of Georgia Avenue from Annapolis Road to Baltimore Street and the installation of new drainage systems, curbs and gutters. (Patuxent)

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August 1 // Petition against OC meters filed

A citizen’s group fighting Ocean City’s latest batch of metered parking filed a petition that could temporarily shut down the program and put the efforts up for a public vote. Ocean City Taxpayers For Social Justice claim to have collected about 1,600 signatures to repeal an ordinance that authorized several new paid parking areas in the resort. (Daily Times)

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Environmental group files legal action claiming inadequate city water cleanup

An environmental advocacy group filed legal action against the city of Baltimore Wednesday, alleging that the city has not complied with a 2002 agreement to lessen sewage outflows that pollute area waterways. The group Blue Water Baltimore filed a motion in federal court to join an existing federal enforcement action that required the city to take a number of steps to address alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. (Balt. Sun)

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Downtown Frederick hotel project will need public funding, consultant says

A new hotel in downtown Frederick should support itself, but if city officials also want a conference center and parking, a consultant says the city will need to float some of the cost. Developers say that when the proposed hotel comes to fruition, room rates will not be high enough to support the added features, said John Gibb, managing director of Jones Lang LaSalle, a real estate consultant firm. (News-Post)

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Dream of film industry in Bowie needs research, officials say

Bowie officials say a committee’s suggestion to create a film industry in the city could have great economic benefits — but caution that the likelihood of its success isn’t good. The Bowie Economic Development Committee plans to vote Sept. 3 on whether to ask Bowie leaders to consider efforts to attract filmmakers to the city. (Gazette)

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