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Members of Fraudulent McCloskey Group Charged in Real Estate Investment Scheme

In a ruling that came just in time for Christmas, U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced 42-year-old Baltimore real estate developer Brian McCloskey to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release. On Dec. 23, McCloskey was charged with conspiring to commit wire fraud as part of a $20 million investment fraud […]

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Social Media Gun Threat Causes Police to Investigate, Lockdown Maryland High School

After an unprecedented number of recent school shootings, law enforcement officers and school officials take even the most seemingly benign rumors very seriously. Last week, Milford Mill Academy, a public high school in Baltimore, MD, was under police investigation and placed on a lockdown lasting several hours, after a report of a gun inside the […]

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State Grant Gives High School Students Introduction Into Technology, Allows Long Distance Learning

Thanks to a recently announced $400,000 Digital Learning Innovation Fund grant, high school students in Somerset County, MD are using tablets to explore long distance learning options. This is especially helpful for those who are ill or unable to attend school due to weather conditions. The grant is specifically designed to blend student instruction with […]

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Smith Island Baking Co. Looks to Expand as Global Demand for Maryland’s Official Dessert Explodes

Maryland is famous for a number of things. The United States Naval Academy was founded in Annapolis, Maryland in 1845. Crab cakes made from the distinctly sweet flesh of the blue crab are known across the country. Maryland, in other words, has a lot going for it on a national level. Internationally, the Old Line […]

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Maryland Gubernatorial Debate Focuses on Light Rail Project Without Addressing Existing Traffic Congestion

It comes as no surprise to many Maryland residents that the controversial “Purple Line” light-rail proposal has taken the spotlight in the gubernatorial debates between Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D) and businessman Larry Hogan (R), who are both currently running for the position of Maryland governor. While the major public transportation project is […]

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Cameras in Nursing Home Resident Rooms to Prevent Abuse: Could They Come to Maryland?

In recent years, elder abuse in nursing homes has become a more publicized issue, especially for the more than 50% of assisted living residents over the age of 85. However, one lawmaker aims to combat the issue by allowing residents and their families to place cameras, hidden or otherwise, in their rooms to help protect […]