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Maryland leaving ACC to join Big Ten in 2014

November 19, 2012 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK (AP) Maryland is joining the Big Ten, leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference in a shocker of a move in the world of conference realignment that was driven by the school’s budget woes. Continue Reading

Gay-marriage forces seek 1st win

October 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

BOWIE, Md. Irene Huskens has the wedding venue picked out: a charming bed-and-breakfast in southern Maryland. But the wedding is no sure thing. Continue Reading

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Official: Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Maryland

March 30, 2012 in WDAZ

CHICAGO (AP) Maryland lottery officials announced early Saturday their state sold what could become the world’s largest lottery payout of all-time, but it wasn’t immediately clear if that ticket holder would get sole possession of the $640 million jackpot or have to split it with other winners.
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Police: Former University of Maryland student reported rampage threat

March 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) A University of Maryland honors student warned online that he was going to “kill enough people to make the national news,” a threat that was spotted by a former student who used to work with the campus police department, authorities said Monday. Continue Reading

Power restoration in snowy East could take days; more than 2 million homes, businesses still powerless

October 31, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The early nor’easter had utility companies struggling to restore electricity to more than 3 million homes and businesses. By early today, the number of customers without power was still above 2 million but falling. But officials in some states warned it could be days or even a week before residents have power again, even though crews have been brought in from as far away as Michigan and Canada. Continue Reading

OBIT: Pat Modell, 80, TV actress and wife of former NFL owner

October 13, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

At one point in her career, Patricia Modell had appeared on more television shows than any other woman in U.S. history. Her record was eventually broken by one of her best friends, Lucille Ball.
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2 officers indicted in Maryland college student beating

September 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Two police officers were indicted in the beating of a University of Maryland student during a rowdy celebration that was caught on video after the school’s basketball win over Duke last year, prosecutors said. Continue Reading

U.S. woman missing in Aruba: Loud tattoes, but mild side

August 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Robyn Gardner’s wild and rowdy tattoos belie the kind, quiet nature of a trusting woman who sought solace in a tropical getaway with a man who is now suspected in her disappearance, a close friend said. VIDEO: Watch report at bottom of article. Continue Reading

MARYLAND: Psychiatrist mom who killed special-needs son, then self, agonized over school costs

August 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

One month before school was to start for Ben Barnhard, 13, his mother, psychiatrist Margaret Jensvold, shot him in the head, then killed herself. Officers found their bodies Tuesday in the bedrooms of their home in Kensington, Md., an upper-middle class Washington suburb. They also found a note. Continue Reading

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McIlroy heads into weekend 11 under at U.S. Open

June 17, 2011 in INFORUM

BETHESDA, Md. Rory McIlroy shot 5-under 66 at the U.S. Open on Friday to finish at 11-under 131, setting the record for the best score after 36 holes in the 111-year history of the tournament.
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