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Sailing through winter solstice launches in Carroll Creek

Nov. 21, 2021 09:04 AM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — With sailboats taking over Carroll Creek, a unique holiday tradition has returned to downtown Frederick for its sixth year. About two dozen sailboats were launched in the creek on Saturday as part of the annual Sailing Through the Winter Solstice...

Maryland to investigate death of a man in police altercation

Nov. 16, 2021 18:01 PM EST

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Office of Attorney General is investigating the death of a Virginia man after he was shocked with a stun gun during an altercation with police. Frederick police said officers responded to a house in the northern part of the town about...

Maryland police investigate fatal wrong-way crash

Oct. 30, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland are investigating a wrong-way crash that left a driver dead. The Maryland State Police say that troopers responded Friday afternoon to a vehicle collision on Frederick County to find that an SUV crossed the median for unknown...

At Frederick Wig Company, owner works to normalize hair loss

Oct. 30, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — When Rachel Anne Warren was in her 20s, she was a singer in a rock band. In a bright blue wig and funky costumes — sometimes featuring a tutu or twinkle lights — she’d dance around the stage, belting out lyrics in a strong, powerful voice. ...

New infectious disease research center opens in Frederick

Oct. 23, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

With the snip of a ribbon on a windy Monday afternoon, Tonix Pharmaceuticals officially has a research and development center for infectious diseases — and it’s located in Frederick, right down the road from the city’s municipal airport. Standing before the...

WVa officials welcome idea of adding Maryland counties

Oct. 22, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Top West Virginia officials on Friday said they would welcome three Maryland counties that inquired about becoming part of the Mountain State, even though the likelihood of the union is almost nonexistent. “We're absolutely standing here with...

State's Attorney's Office gets new program associate

Oct. 17, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICK (AP) — For the newest member of the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office, sentencing can actually be a positive start to the day. Lindsay Barnhart, the community and diversion programs legal office associate, spent part of Tuesday morning in the...

Frederick detention center unveils new digital mail system

Oct. 12, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Detention Center will be implementing a new electronic mail system after attempts to mail contraband to inmates. The detention center will begin a mail scanning service and require inmates to view letter electronically starting...

30 years later, Camp Jamie remains a healing space for youth

Oct. 03, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Last year, during the first week of March, Kim Camelotto’s son, Anthony, joined a fifth-grade class at North Frederick Elementary School. It was his second time at a new school in less than a year. Ten months earlier, his dad had died suddenly at...

Maryland tween’s cake raises thousands for ag education

Sep. 25, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Baking a triple coconut cake might seem like an odd choice for 12-year-old Eva O’Hara of Walkersville. She doesn’t even like coconut. But O’Hara, a seventh grader at Walkersville Middle School, wanted a rich flavor to wow the judges at The...