Harford jury gives $958K in med mal case 

A Harford County jury has awarded more than $958,000 to the estate and surviving family members of a woman who died after being given excessive pain medication following surgery at Upper Chesapeake Health Center, where she had gone for treatment of leg ulcers in February 2010. (Daily Record)

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City, Brekford differ on speed camera restart date

Baltimore's speed and red-light camera contractor says it expects the city's dormant network of automated cameras to be "fully activated" by the end of September. But city officials say no restart date has been set, and have made clear that determination rests with them — not the contractor, Brekford Corp. of Anne Arundel County. (Balt. Sun)

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Before the thrills, safety first

Before thousands of fairgoers hop on the Ferris wheel or enter the funhouse at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, inspectors spend days combing over every midway ride to ensure each is in safe working order. (Gazette)

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Baltimore Co. plans to increase tree canopy matches Catonsville goal of more shade

Last week's Baltimore County Council resolution to evaluate ways to increase and improve tree canopy in the county was encouraging news for Catonsville residents working to add trees to the area. (Patuxent)

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Additional funding for CA dog park approved

The Columbia Association Board of Directors approved an additional $55,000 to build Columbia's first dog park in Harper's Choice. The additional funds bring the total cost of the project to $135,000. The park will be located near the intersection of Rivendell Lane and Cedar Lane and could, weather permitting, open by late September. (Patuxent)

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Pasadena's Stoney Creek bridge reopens, but some work continues

The busy Stoney Creek Bridge in northern Pasadena reopened to traffic Monday morning after being closed for five weeks as part of a repair project. The bridge, which carries Fort Smallwood Road over Stoney Creek, is "a nicely painted and repaired bridge," said Charlie Gischlar, a spokesman for the State Highway Administration. (Balt. Sun)

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Della Notte to auction off everything inside shuttered restaurant

Ted Julio is calmly philosophical as he catalogs and cards the mass of items he’s amassed over the past 15 years. “It’s fine. Once you resolve yourself to close, it’s not that bad,” said the owner of the defunct Della Notte’s in Little Italy, whose contents hit the auction block Aug. 19. The busts of the Roman emperors are already spoken for. But it’s not too late to buy Della Notte’s antique-carved wood columns or baby grand piano. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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August 12 // Otakon to move to D.C., citing aging convention center

Otakon, the Japanese and East Asian anime and culture convention that has drawn tens of thousands of people to Baltimore since 1999, will be held in Washington beginning in 2017, organizers announced Sunday. In a statement, Otakon organizers attributed the move to the "state of the facilities in Baltimore and their uncertain future" and referred to imminent plans to replace the Baltimore Convention Center and the Baltimore Arena. But such plans are not yet firm. (Balt. Sun)

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