Horseshoe Casino Enters Its Next Phase Of Construction In Baltimore

The ground has been broken and now things will soon get vertical as Horseshoe Casino enters its next phase of construction. Primary foundation work and utility installations are underway on the $442 million casino site and preparations are being made to lay the garage’s elevated parking decks. (WJZ)

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City DPW contacting employees in privacy breach

Baltimore City officials are trying to contact city employees whose information was compromised when a box was found tossed on a street containing vital and personal employee information. (WBAL-TV)

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$5 levy kicks in for new professionalism center 

The Maryland Judiciary this month began billing the state’s lawyers $5 to help fund a new center aimed at improving civility in the profession and ensure that lawyers stay focused on serving clients and promoting the proper administration of justice. (Daily Record)

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Interim Anne Arundel fire chief gets the job

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman appointed the acting county fire chief to the post permanently on Tuesday. Fire Chief Michael E. Cox Jr. will be sworn in Monday, replacing retired Chief Robert Ray. Ray retired in May after 25 years. (Capital)

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Md. goshawk takes new mate after 2011 killing

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says a state-endangered bird of prey apparently has found a new breeding partner two years after his mate was killed by a shotgun blast. Wildlife biologists said Tuesday that a pair of northern goshawks has produced two healthy chicks in far western Maryland. It is the first recorded successful breeding of the species in Maryland since 2006. (Capital)

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Prince George’s soybean farmers, residents prepare for pests

Prince George’s County farmers and homeowners are bracing themselves for the arrival of a small insect known to cause a lot of crop destruction — and take up residence in homes during the winter. The kudzu bug, an insect native to Southeast Asia, was first detected in 2009 in the United States in Georgia on fast-growing kudzu vines. (Gazette)

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Anne Arundel County gets settlement in prescription case

The Anne Arundel County government is getting more than $300,000 as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit over prescription drug pricing. Anne Arundel's portion of the $82 million settlement is $365,886.26 and will go into the county's health insurance fund, which handles all of the health insurance benefits for county employees and retirees, county officials said. (Balt. Sun)

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Water service returned to South, Southeast Baltimore customers after main break

Water returned by late Tuesday morning to thousands of households and businesses in South and Southeast Baltimore after a water main break disrupted that service Monday night, according to the Department of Public Works. (Balt. Sun)

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