Prison guard stabbed after corrections officials fail to warn of threat

The inmate's handwritten letter, addressed to a tier captain in the North Branch Correctional Institution in Cumberland, was clear: Remove two specific corrections officers from the housing unit, or they would be violently attacked. (Balt. Sun)

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Bel Air Police to receive $1,550 for 'House of Cards' security

The Bel Air Police Department will be paid approximately $1,500 for assisting with security at Tuesday afternoon's "House of Cards" filming along Williams Street, Chief Leo Matrangola said Wednesday. (Aegis)

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Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme

The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader at the center of a corruption scandal in the Baltimore City Detention Center pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal racketeering conspiracy charges, then admitted to the state's allegations of attempted murder that originally landed him in jail. (Balt. Sun)

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August 15 // Visit Baltimore reports increase in convention bookings

Visit Baltimore announced increased sales Wednesday on the heels of news that Otakon, the largest convention held in the Inner Harbor in recent years, would relocate to D.C. in 2017. Visit Baltimore booked 477,764 room nights during fiscal year 2013 for future years, the third-highest total ever, the city's convention and visitors bureau said. It signed contracts for 35 "citywide" conventions, which have at least 1,200 attendees, during fiscal year 2013 according to the group's annual report and business plan. (Balt. Sun)

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Commissioners give go-ahead for planning a facility to turn solid waste into fuel

The Washington County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday gave the green light for the county and a West Virginia company to proceed with planning a facility to turn solid waste into fuel. (Herald-Mail)

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City approves $263M for Bay restoration

The City of Baltimore is spending a quarter billion dollars of taxpayer money on enhancing the health of the Chesapeake Bay to meet the governor’s rigorous statewide environmental goals, according to a release. (WMAR)

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Crystal Spring opponents to host meeting at Annapolis retirement apartments

Opponents of Crystal Spring, an Annapolis development proposal involving 111 acres off Forest Drive, will hold a meeting at BayWoods retirement apartments Wednesday night. Meeting organizers will talk about the project, which could include 326 houses and apartments, 126 town houses without age restrictions, and 52 nursing care rooms. (Capital)

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Social media policy designed to protect city's name

The city of Frederick would hold the password to all Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts using the city’s name under a newly proposed social media policy. (News-Post)

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