College Park to move speed cam after WTOP investigation

After a WTOP Ticketbuster investigation into a speed camera located at 3300 Metzerott Road, the City of College Park has agreed to move the camera to address the concerns raised in the WTOP report. (WTOP)

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Growing number of Maryland municipalities using speed cameras

The first year the two speed cameras went up on Annapolis Road in Landover Hills, they produced $1.3 million in fines and enough cash for the town to buy a vehicle to enforce the speed limit. That may not seem like much in a region that routinely collects millions of dollars in traffic-enforcement fines, but the money made a difference for the northern Prince George’s County town of fewer than 2,000 people. (Wash. Post)

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Public housing's new leader keeps goal to house, educate Frederick's low-income population

A leadership turnover at the city's 75-year-old public housing authority does not mean Teresa Justice is leaving the place she has worked for 25 years. “I was ready for a little less ... being overall responsible for everything 24/7,” Justice said this week in a telephone interview. Justice stepped down Aug. 5 after 18 years as the executive director of the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick. She returned to the director of housing position, which she held previously for six years. (News-Post)

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County approves $430,000 property sale to city of Frederick 

Frederick County leaders agreed to sell 1.5 acres of land to the City of Frederick for $430,000, and the school system will use the money to pay down debt on its central offices. The elevation of the 7516 Hayward Road property makes it an ideal location for a water tower serving the northern part of the city, said Frederick Mayor Randy McClement. City residents and those living in annexation areas will benefit from the new tower, he added. (News-Post)

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August 23 // Suns and Fredericksburg, Va. announce preliminary deal

The Hagerstown Suns and Fredericksburg, Va., issued a joint statement announcing they had reached preliminary agreement on the outline of a deal that one member of the city’s negotiating team said “got us around third base and heading for home.” (Herald-Mail)

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For Prince George's hospital, urban growth vision wins the day

Prince George's County's decision to build a new hospital at the Largo Town Center Metro station is a decisive win for backers of transit-oriented, high-density development over a more traditional vision for health care. (Wash. Bus. Journal)

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National Labor College tries to move on from failed church deal

The National Labor College’s 47-acre White Oak campus has been on the market for years, but it is attracting greater interest from the private sector following the cancellation of a sale to a partnership between Reid Temple and the Housing Opportunities Commission. (Wash. Post)

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Five more convicted in Baltimore killings are set free

Five men found guilty of murder walked free Thursday from a Baltimore court after a series of emotional hearings that saw a man break down on the witness stand as he urged a judge not to release a prisoner convicted decades ago in the killing of his father. Twenty-five prisoners have now struck deals with the Baltimore state's attorney's office after a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling last year called into question the fairness of jury convictions before 1980. (Balt. Sun)

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