Frostburg may cede city's flood plain permitting authority to Allegany County

During a work session Thursday, Frostburg’s mayor and City Council members discussed a potential ordinance and resolution that would shift permitting authority to Allegany County regarding flood plain development. The city signed on to the National Flood Insurance Program in 1979, which made the city responsible for flood plain administration within its corporate limits. (Times-News)

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County urging delegation to retain Opportunity Scholarships

Allegany County officials are asking the Western Maryland Delegation to reconsider its effort to drop funding for the local Opportunity Scholarship program. Allegany County receives a 3.75% share of the revenue accrued each month from electronic gaming at Rocky Gap Casino Resort. Those funds are deposited into the Rocky Gap Local Impact Fund and subsequently dispersed to local nonprofits by Allegany County. (Times-News)

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Daughter of Bush-era Cabinet official charged with murder in Maryland

The daughter of a former U.S. director of national intelligence was charged with first-degree murder Friday amid allegations she stabbed an acquaintance in the neck in Rockville. Sophia Negroponte, 27, was being held at the Montgomery County Detention Center in the killing of Yousuf Rasmussen, 24. According to charging documents, after stabbing Rasmussen, Negroponte yelled “I’m sorry,” removed the knife, and pleaded for him not to die. (Balt. Sun)

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Frederick County Announces Post-Storm Damage Assessment Survey In Wake Of Recent EF1 Tornado

Officials in Frederick County released a post-storm damage assessment survey to residents who were affected by the recent EF1 tornado that struck areas of the county last week. Residents who were affected by the tornado are asked to provide basic information and describe their losses during the storms. (WJZ)

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Projects starting in Allegany, Garrett counties

A $10.9 million project to rehabilitate the Industrial Boulevard bridge over Canal Parkway and CSX railroad tracks will begin Monday, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration said. A second project, installing bridge beams for a $44.7 million project that will transform U.S. Route 219 into a four-lane divided highway from Interstate 68 to Old Salisbury Road in Garrett County, will also begin that day, the agency said. (Times-News)

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‘We Have to Get Things Moving’: Baltimore-Area Leaders Urge Transit Boost

State spending on transportation favors roads over transit, and the Washington, D.C., area over the Baltimore region, advocates for the Baltimore area complained on Wednesday. At a news conference outside the State House, representatives from the city and surrounding counties urged the legislature to support a bill that would require the state Department of Transportation to dramatically boost spending on bus and rail projects. (Md. Matters)

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‘It’s As If The Nightmare Is Finally Over’ | Wrongfully Convicted Baltimore Man Among Thousands Working To Regain Their Independence

Somewhere in Baltimore, and around Maryland, there are men and women who cannot sleep. They do not like big crowds, are suspicious of everyone around them, and lack some of life’s basic needs, all because years of their lives were taken away; they were wrongfully convicted. (WJZ)

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‘No wrongdoing’: Seat Pleasant police chief cleared after claims of misconduct

Maryland’s state prosecutor has found no evidence of criminal misconduct after allegations that Seat Pleasant police Chief Devan Martin had someone else take a polygraph for him during a recertification test. Seat Pleasant Mayor Eugene Grant said the “false allegations” against Martin were borne from a previous “corrupt” police department, and that several disgruntled former employees are no longer members of the department. (WTOP)

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