Three infected with West Nile virus in Maryland

Three cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed in the Baltimore area by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the first appearance of the disease in the state this year. The virus, spread by infected mosquitoes to humans and other animals, has also been detected in mosquitoes collected at trap sites in Montgomery County and Worcester County, health officials said. (Wash. Post)

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Metro weighs options for fixing Red Line water leak

Metro will determine in the coming months how to fix leaks near the Medical Center station on the Red Line, and among the possibilities is a long-term shutdown of the heavily traveled line or other shorter-duration solutions. (Wash. Post)

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Md. LGBT group to protest band’s anti-gay lyrics at Fillmore Silver Spring

LGBT activists will stage an “educational picket” at the Fillmore Silver Spring on Monday evening to protest homophobic lyrics used by the Mexican rap-metal band Molotov, which is scheduled to perform. (Wash. Post)

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Joe Flacco buys house from former Ravens center Matt Birk

For four years, six-time Pro Bowl center Matt Birk snapped the football to Ravens star quarterback Joe Flacco. Since Birk retired in February, the veteran lineman has passed another valuable commodity onto Flacco with the sale of his Baltimore County home to the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player quarterback for $1.385 million, according to records. (Balt. Sun)

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World Series champ Greg Merson on Maryland Live’s new poker room: ‘Elite’

When Greg Merson got hooked on poker as a Laurel teenager in the mid-2000s, he had to find private games if he wanted to play locally. “I started playing in home games around the area,” Merson said. “I played all different stakes in underground games in Maryland because we didn’t have casinos.” (Wash. Post)

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Keefe named executive director as Columbia Orchestra prepares for new season

As the Columbia Orchestra looks ahead to its new season, it also welcomes a new executive director. Katherine Keefe replaces Tedd Griepentrog, who served for 13 years in the position. "We're completely thrilled that she's accepting the position. She has the right experience and ideas," said Columbia Orchestra Music Director Jason Love. (Patuxent)

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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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