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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) Frederick County is paying tribute to the workers who became heroes during last winter's monster snowstorms. The ceremony today at the Highway Operations Office is to recognize county employees involved in the snow recovery effort.

ORANGE, Mass. (AP) A preliminary federal report into a plane crash in Orange that claimed the lives of two men says witnesses heard the Cessna's engines sputter before it crashed into the woods. The National Transportation Safety Board report into the Aug. 10 crash says the Cessna 172 Skyhawk crashed about 20 minutes after it was refueled at Orange Airport. The plane was en route from Maryland to Maine.

BALTIMORE (AP) Statistics for the U.S. Courts show that bankruptcy filings in Maryland rose nearly 36 percent in the year that ended June 30. During the period, more than 29,000 individual and business bankruptcy cases were filed in Maryland.

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