Maryland Jockey Club unveils 139th Preakness logo

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the logo for the 2014 Preakness on Tuesday. The 139th running of the race will take place May 17 at Pimlico Race Course. In the 2014 logo, designed by the Leffler Agency for the 15th straight year, the race is underway as three horses gallop over the word Preakness (in the logo), the Maryland Jockey Club said in a news release. (Balt. Sun)

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DNR suit gets hearing date

A hearing date has been set in the case in which a group of watermen are suing the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, alleging it illegally set menhaden regulations. The case is set to be heard at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Dorchester County Circuit Court by Judge David B. Mitchell, who was an associate judge in the Baltimore City Circuit Court from 1984 to 2001. (Star Dem.)

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Port Of Baltimore Touts Its Coast Guard Grade Of ‘Excellent’ In Security

The Port of Baltimore is touting the excellent grade it has received from the Coast Guard for the changes it’s made to security. The Port of Baltimore isn’t one area.  It’s six, and all six need to be secure–access limited to who needs to be there and denied to those who don’t. “They are targets for terrorist activity,” said Richard Scher, spokesman for the Maryland Port Administration. (WJZ-CBS)

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Montgomery council approves bill to help working families

Montgomery County is restoring a tax break for low-income working families. The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a bill requiring an increase in the county’s Working Families Income Supplement, which provides money to taxpayers working at or near the poverty level. (Gazette)

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Man gets nine months for stealing $278K from Hanover union

A Frederick man was sentenced to nine months in jail Tuesday for stealing more than $278,000 from a Hanover-based union pension fund. Mario Enrique Meyers, 36, was trying to support his family, two children from previous relationships and a habit of overspending when he stole from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades pension fund, defense attorney Christopher Flohr said Tuesday. (Capital)

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Feds flubbed forfeited funds 

It is the case of the misplaced $2.7 million. The tale begins in September 2011, when federal prosecutors charged Nicolaos Kantartzis of Bethesda with ringing up millions of fraudulent 50-cent fees by rigging pay phones he owned. On the day he was arrested, Kantartzis agreed to forfeit almost $2.9 million to the government. (Daily Record)

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New Panel Begins Work After In Custody Death Of Md. Man With Down Syndrome

The in custody death of Robert Ethan Saylor has lead to the first ever commission of its kind in the United States, and it’s here in Maryland. The groundbreaking commission comes after an incident on Jan.12 when 26-year-old Saylor– a Frederick man with Down Syndrome–was physically removed from a movie theater by police for not having a $12 ticket. (WJZ-CBS)

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Boonsboro to form task force to address $7.9 million payoff for sewer plant

With the debt for Boonsboro’s four-year-old sewer plant sitting at $7.9 million and developers showing no interest in helping to pay for it as they have in the past, the town is turning to a task force to try to find some answers. Town Manager Debra Smith said last week — days before she gave notice she was leaving her job — that the town wants to “open the door” with a task force and see if there are any “fresh ideas that we haven’t heard.” (Herald-Mail)

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