Spike In Heroin Deaths Reported In Montgomery County

Montgomery County police say as many people have died from heroin overdoses in the last few months as in the previous three years combined. Police say they’re investigating the spike in overdose deaths, which they call alarming. (AP)

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Clear Spring residents say water system won't support new growth

Residents and an elected official told county planners Wednesday night that Clear Spring’s water system would not be able to support any new growth that could come from proposed Washington County zoning changes. (Herald-Mail)

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Repairs Still Underway A Year After Ellicott City Train Derailment Kills 2 Young Women

One year later. Family and friends still are grieving the loss of two 19-year-olds killed when a train derailed in Ellicott City. It’s been a year, but repairs are still underway, federal investigators are still reviewing the case and the pain is still fresh. (WJZ-TV)

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Silver Spring Transit Center repairs will be debated this week

A group responsible for repairs at the Silver Spring Transit Center on Thursday will debate how to repair the varying concrete thickness at the center, The Gazette reported. A decision is expected next week. The $120 million facility was slated to open in 2011, but a series of cracks found in the structure and disparities in the thickness of the concrete have delayed the project's opening by two years. It is still unclear when the center will open. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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Laurel area food pantries face summer shortages

Laurel-area food pantries say supply stocks are down this summer, even while demand remains high. “Summer is a difficult time as donations are usually down, as people are busy with other activities,” said Alan Ramsey, member of the board of directors for Fish of Laurel, a nonprofit assistance group. (Gazette)

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Health care: Nuts and bolts and benefits

With enrollment looming, HealthCare Access Maryland, the nonprofit organization responsible for signing up uninsured Marylanders for insurance, is working on its plans for Anne Arundel County. But do county health facilities and residents really know what to expect? (Capital)

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Navy disciplines five sailors in Super Pond drownings

The Navy announced Wednesday that it had taken administrative or disciplinary actions against five sailors, including two facing possible military trial, after an investigation into the deaths of two divers who drowned during training in February at Aberdeen Proving Ground. (Balt. Sun)

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Mosquitoes In Area Test Positive For West Nile Virus

Officials in the Worcester County Health Department say a single sample of mosquitoes from the Ocean Pines area has tested positive for the West Nile virus. (WBAL)

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