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Puppy Plunge, Police Chase, Murder-Suicide, Road Closures

Puppy Plunge, Police Chase, Murder-Suicide, Road Closures

Shirtless crash victim on the run, elderly dating scam, Columbia mall victim remembered and other stories from Maryland Patch sites.
MD Man Scams Elderly 'Dates' Out of $1 Million: Police

MD Man Scams Elderly 'Dates' Out of $1 Million: Police

Federal authorities say a 32-year-old man with addresses in Laurel and Burtonsville pretended a romantic in elderly men and women online.
Authorities Condemn Illegal Boarding House, Evict Residents

Authorities Condemn Illegal Boarding House, Evict Residents

Police are searching for suspects who tried to evict renters from an Olney man's house. A Parkville man has been charged in the case, too.
Gaithersburg Book Festival Launches 5th Annual Short Story Contest

Gaithersburg Book Festival Launches 5th Annual Short Story Contest

High school students have a chance to win $100. Find full details for the contest here.
Want to Participate in a Writing and Dancing Workshop?

Want to Participate in a Writing and Dancing Workshop?

Accredited 5Rhythms teacher Margaret H. Wagner will lead a workshop called Write in the Beat in September. Registration is now open.
Pants-Dropping Trooper, State Fair, Pink Bank Robber and Instagram Porn Charges

Pants-Dropping Trooper, State Fair, Pink Bank Robber and Instagram Porn Charges

Plus, new homes for sale, fire crews deliver baby, unplanned drive-through, Montgomery schools does ice bucket challenge. Our top MD posts.
Grand Funk Railroad to Play at Maryland State Fair

Grand Funk Railroad to Play at Maryland State Fair

Classic rock bands, bull rides, chainsaw sculptors and lots of junk food will be on hand when the fair starts Friday.
Takoma Park Named Quarterfinalist for $5M Energy Prize

Takoma Park Named Quarterfinalist for $5M Energy Prize

The city will fine tune a plan to reduce energy use and gas emissions and save money.
MoCo Schools Superintendent Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

MoCo Schools Superintendent Does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Who did Joshua Starr tag after completing the ice bucket challenge?
Silver Spring Teacher Participates in Research Fellowship

Silver Spring Teacher Participates in Research Fellowship

The program emphasizes research experience to enhance learning in the classroom.
Hero Cop, Shirtless Burglar, Supporting Ferguson, Top Chef + Free School Shots

Hero Cop, Shirtless Burglar, Supporting Ferguson, Top Chef + Free School Shots

Plus, job openings, Horseshoe Casino prep, road construction means delays, citizens on patrol and how to post on Patch. Our top MD posts.
Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore Put to the Test

Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore Put to the Test

Maryland Lottery officials help ensure casino is ready for business.
Some Washington Redskins Players Show Solidarity with Ferguson

Some Washington Redskins Players Show Solidarity with Ferguson

Players emerged from stadium tunnel in a "hands up, don't shoot" pose as they were introduced Monday night in game with Cleveland Browns.
How to Post on Patch

How to Post on Patch

Interested in blogging or posting an announcement on Patch's bulletin board? Step by step instructions.
Driver: County Cop 'Hero' for Helping Blind Pedestrian

Driver: County Cop 'Hero' for Helping Blind Pedestrian

A blind man was crossing a busy Montgomery County intersection Tuesday morning when an officer stopped to block traffic and help him.

Silver Spring Man Given 60-Year Sentence for Attempted Murder, Burglary

The man received the sentence after being found guilty on three counts.
2 Passengers Arrested at BWI Airport for Packing Loaded Guns

2 Passengers Arrested at BWI Airport for Packing Loaded Guns

Passengers from Baltimore and Upper Marlboro were arrested for reportedly packing loaded handguns in their carry-on bags.
Runaway Peacock, Exiled Mayor, Boardwalk Pole Dancing: Weird Maryland News

Runaway Peacock, Exiled Mayor, Boardwalk Pole Dancing: Weird Maryland News

A roundup of the week's top 10 most bizarre stories from Maryland Patches.
Private Island Estate for $4.75M, Gated Homes, Pools and Sunrooms: Maryland WOW Houses

Private Island Estate for $4.75M, Gated Homes, Pools and Sunrooms: Maryland WOW Houses

Plus, multimillion-dollar digs in Edgewater, Towson; gated home in Bowie, and brick Colonial homes galore are among MD houses for sale.
NIH Scientist Charged with Using Hammer in Roommate Attack

NIH Scientist Charged with Using Hammer in Roommate Attack

A Rockville man is charged with attempted murder for fracturing his roommate's skull after his dog died in her care.