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ANNAPOLIS — As people focus on a return to a life with some sense of normalcy, no one should forget the 7,748 Marylanders that died, many of them without their loved ones by their side, because of COVID-19, Gov. Larry Hogan said.

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FROSTBURG — A runaway tractor-trailer struck two vehicles on Frostburg’s Main Street Friday afternoon, but reportedly negotiated the length of the city street without striking anything or anyone else, eventually coming to rest when the driver drove into a ditch to stop the vehicle on the eas…

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As far as mask wearing is concerned, Justice said the mandate will remain in place for now. “I am not going to be influenced by people who do something from a political move,” he said, referring to governors of several other states who have lifted the mask mandate. “It is my responsibility to lead us in the right path and be as cautious as I can while still trying to live with this terrible killer.”

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ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan released further plans Thursday to distribute COVID-19 vaccines more equitably to underserved parts of Maryland, after leaders of the state’s largest Black populations criticized major disparities in the rollout of vaccinations to minorities.

CUMBERLAND — After scoring 10 goals and pitching a pair of shutouts, the Allegany boys soccer team had just about as good a start as anyone could ask for to their fall season. Then, it all came crashing down.

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WASHINGTON — Worried about continuing threats, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police appealed to congressional leaders Thursday to use their influence to keep National Guard troops at the Capitol, two months after the law enforcement breakdowns of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.

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KEYSER, W.Va. — No injuries were reported when fire broke out in an abandoned building at Piedmont and Porter streets early Thursday, according to the Keyser Volunteer Fire Department.

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CUMBERLAND — After a hiatus last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Delfest organizers said Wednesday that the popular music festival would make its return in 2021, just not on Memorial Day weekend when it’s typically held.

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ANNAPOLIS — Legislation in Maryland could allow senior athletes at public high schools to play sports the year after they graduate, to make up for the challenges and unusual circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic.

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