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Forthcoming MoCo Legislation Targets Smoking, Alcohol, Pinball

The start of Maryland's General Assembly session is a little less than two months away, but state lawmakers are already crafting bills that propose certain alcohol and tobacco regulations. And pinball.
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MoCo Council Member Wants To Treat E-Cigarettes Like The Real Thing

Montgomery County councilwoman Nancy Floreen says e-cig users should not be allowed to smoke them in places where traditional cigarettes are already banned.
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Fines For Passing Montgomery County School Buses Could Double

Montgomery County officials want to double the fine for those caught illegally passing stopped school buses, but legislation might have a tough time passing at the state level.

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Drug Evidence Logs Are Focus Of Probe Into Allegations Against FBI Agent

Prosecutors in court today said they spent 12 hours looking at "chain of custody" logs from the FBI's Washington Field Office as they investigate whether FBI agent Matthew Lowry tampered with evidence.

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Holiday Cheer Means Extra Attention From Montgomery County Police

Roads known for alcohol-related crashes — and hot spots for underage drinking — will be under watchful eyes.

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Why Kicking A Heroin Habit Can Be Especially Hard In Rural Communities

Local clinicians and officials in southern Maryland explain what exactly makes addiction in rural areas particularly difficult to beat.

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Baltimore Grapples With Label As Nation's Heroin Capital

Baltimore has been called the heroin capital of America several times, and some people say the city should use that label to push for change.

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The Relationship Between Heroin Abuse And Sexual Assault

Why do physical abuse and drug addictions often seem to go hand-in-hand?
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Meet The Man Who Tackled D.C.'s First Heroin Epidemic

Dr. Robert DuPont worked to treat D.C. residents struggling with heroin addiction back in the 1970s.
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Catherine Hoggle Ruled Incompetent To Stand Trial

The Clarksburg, Maryland, woman who is believed to be responsible for the disappearance of her two children has been ruled incompetent to stand trial due to paranoid schizophrenia.

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