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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Transportation officials say the cost of removing snow from last weekend's storm is nearly $27 million and could go higher. The highest by far for agencies under MDOT was the State Highway Administration, which incurred costs of $20 million.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold has signed a zoning measure, paving the way for Maryland's largest slot machine facility at Arundel Mills Mall. Opponents to the mall site say they will try to halt the project in a county referendum.

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) A Pennsylvania man is charged with second-degree assault and other offenses after witnesses say he struck a vehicle with a hatchet on the Capital Beltway. Maryland state police are calling it a road rage incident. Troopers found the hatchet under Shaun Tomlinson's seat after making a traffic stop.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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