Three Prince George’s contractors indicted in alleged bribery schemes

Three Prince George’s County residents were among five Maryland business owners indicted by a federal grand jury in alleged bribery schemes, according to a U.S. Department of Justice news release. (Gazette)

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Anne Arundel Co. Sprays Mosquitoes To Cut Down On West Nile Threat

The state of Maryland is taking new safety steps in the midst of a spike in West Nile virus cases. Wednesday night, crews sprayed communities to kill the mosquitoes that carry this deadly disease. (WJZ)

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Salisbury airport sees 20 percent drop in traffic

The Eastern Shore's air center set a traffic record in 2012 with 150,000 commercial passengers, but economic development officials say traffic is down so far this year after the departure of one of two airlines. (AP)

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Ring owned by Hitler sells for nearly $66,000 in Cecil Co.

A ring once owned by Adolf Hitler fetched $65,725 at an auction in Cecil County Tuesday. (Balt. Sun)

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Study: Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists. (AP)

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Annapolis police bring back water patrols with new boat

The Annapolis Police Department is boasting a new, high-tech police boat that has brought maritime patrols back to the city's waters after an eight-year hiatus. (WBAL-TV)

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Utilities ask customers to cut energy use

Utilities in Maryland and Washington are asking customers to reduce energy use as hot weather blankets the region. BGE, which serves central Maryland, announced Wednesday that customers in its PeakRewards Air Conditioning and Electric Water Heat program will see a reduction in appliance running times. (Daily Record)

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Long-awaited renovation brings new life to Old St. Paul's

The Rev. Mark Stanley loves his work as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church on North Charles Street, but during his first eight years on the job, he had a problem. The lighting in the historic building was so poor, the color of the walls and ceiling so drab that he could barely make out his congregants from the pulpit. (Balt. Sun)

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