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8:25 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Deer Hunting Season Begins for Whitetail Population

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Maryland's two-week firearm deer season is opening with more Sunday hunting opportunities and other rule changes aimed reducing the whitetail population.

Maryland's most popular deer season begins Saturday and continues through Dec. 13. The Department of Natural Resources says hunters using modern firearms accounted for 46 percent of all deer taken in 2013-14.

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12:04 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Secession in the Wind for Western Maryalnd Counties

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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) - A group seeking separate statehood for western Maryland is holding its first official town hall meeting in Cumberland.

Volunteer Rich Biancone says the gathering Friday night at Allegany College of Maryland is for supporters, detractors and people who are just plain curious.

He tells the Cumberland Times-News that the initiative is led by Carroll County resident Scott Strzelczyk.

The group aims to form a new state composed of Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington counties.

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8:32 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Suspicious Fires Hit Washington County

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - State fire officials are seeking information about 14 suspicious fires that have caused more than $60,000 damage in Washington County.

The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office said Wednesday that the fires occurred between March 17 and March 27. The blazes have occurred in trash containers and numerous motor vehicles. All occurred during the late night or early morning hours.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Arson Hotline at 1-800-492-7529.

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11:17 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Deer Firearm Season Resumes

Deer hunting season is back through next Friday for those who did not fill their tags during Maryland’s two-week firearm season last year.


They will be able to stalk their prey east of the Washington County town of Clear Spring.


The extended season will cut down on the deer population in areas that have seen damage to crops and gardens as well as car-deer accidents.


Late last year deer hunters killed 36,000 in the regular firearm season – a decline of 13% from 2011.