Judge rules Metro should release settlement amounts

A federal judge ordered the unsealing of settlement agreements in lawsuits involving a deadly Metrorail crash that killed nine on June 22, 2009 — a move that will lift the secrecy the transit agency has long tried to put on the financial impact of the accident. (Wash. Post)

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Stay granted in Eldersburg assisted living facility proposal

A judge has granted the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission’s motion to temporarily halt the final site plan of a proposed assisted living facility in Eldersburg from moving forward with the county. (Carroll Co. Times)

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Army wants to give Anne Arundel Co. a parcel in Odenton overlooked in old survey

 

In July, the Anne Arundel County Council put in legislation to accept a gift six acres of land once owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. In the Mid 90's, the land was suppose to be donated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service for the establishment of the Patuxent Research Refuge in Odenton, but the parcel of land, known as the Little Patuxent Parcel, was inadvertently excluded during the surveying process. (Capital)

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Anne Arundel: Glen Burnie must ask for tests of tainted creeks

Anne Arundel County could resume testing areas of polluted Marley and Furnace creeks if residents submit a request, county Health Department officials. Kerry Topovski, environmental health bureau director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, said there must be about 20 to 25 people using an area daily for it to qualify for testing. (Capital)

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More trucks stymied by low bridge

Two tractor-trailers ran into problems Friday on Md. 75 near a rail overpass with low clearance, a day after another large truck was forced to turn around in the same spot. (News-Post)

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5,000 gallons of fuel stolen from Warthen Fuel Co.

Baltimore County Police are investigating an incident in which 5,000 gallons of fuel was stolen from Warthen Fuel Co. on Benson Avenue between 1 and 2 a.m. Monday. "Essentially, what happened was, they cut the fence to Atlantic Mack (trucks), which is the business that backs up to Warthen and used that access to get to Warthen," Cpl. Cathy Batton said Friday. (Patuxent)

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August 9 // Report: Purple Line needs $400M to $900M in private funding

Officials are hoping that this week’s announcement of $680 million in state funding — along with a further commitment to find a private partner in a “P3” arrangement — for the Purple Line will give that project the shot in the arm it needs to finally move toward reality. In a presolicitation report delivered this month to Maryland Senate and House committees, the state Department of Transportation estimated that private funding of between “$400 million to $900 million” would be needed to help with the $2.2 billion in capital costs for the Purple Line. (Gazette)

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Alleged West Baltimore BGF leader convicted after sting

A federal jury on Thursday convicted a man described as the leader of a West Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family crew on robbery, drug and gun charges. Antonio Davis, 33, and four other men were caught in a Drug Enforcement Administration "reverse sting" case after agreeing to a major drug robbery scheme proposed by a federal informant posing as a disgruntled cocaine courier. (Balt. Sun)

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