Court to divvy up $35M settlement sum in Midei lawsuit

A neutral representative of the court has been appointed to determine how much money each of about 250 patients of former St. Joseph Medical Center cardiologist Mark Midei should receive out of a lump settlement award. (Balt. Bus. Journal)

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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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'Very positive' meeting held between Fredericksburg, Va., and Suns officials

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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Montgomery County Council passes Chevy Chase Lake plan

The Montgomery County Council approved the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan on Tuesday, delaying some of the development until construction on the Purple Line begins. The County Council added a “trigger” to the plan to prevent development from taking place without the controversial 16-mile light rail which eventually will run through the area. (Gazette)

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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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Humanist association considering legal action against U.S. Naval Academy

An attorney for the American Humanist Association said Tuesday the organization will consider taking legal action after the U.S. Naval Academy denied a request for a humanist wedding ceremony in the academy’s main chapel. (Herald-Mail)

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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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