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Published: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:54:46 GMT

Last Build Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:54:46 GMT

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Fans crowd Bel Air for Ray Lewis book signing, calling Ravens great an inspiration

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:31 GMT

For the several hundred fans who came to have Ray Lewis sign their copy of his new book in Bel Air Thursday night, the former Ravens linebacker is not just a football superstar. He is an inspiration.

"It's not even how good he is with the game. It's really how big of a Christian he is and how he...




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Rehabbed bald eagle rescued after release mishap at Conowingo Dam

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:29 GMT

A rehabilitated eagle that was being released at Conowingo Dam caused a stir Saturday afternoon when the bird fell onto a concrete slab and needed to be rescued, Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

"For some reason, it failed to take flight and fell into the water at the foot of the Conowingo...




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Harford homes dress up for Halloween

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:27 GMT

Whether ghoulish and gory, or friendly and fun, Halloween decorating holds a special place in the hearts of some Harford County homeowners.

While many people put out a pumpkin or another sign to welcome trick-or-treaters, some homes are transformed into extravagant displays of ghosts, monsters,...




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McGrady wins Aberdeen mayor race; two incumbents returned to council

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:24 GMT

The mood outside the Aberdeen Senior Center Tuesday night seemed to be one of shock as elections director Gina Bantum announced the winner of the city's mayoral election: Patrick McGrady.

After the final counting of provisional ballots Thursday, McGrady ended up beating incumbent mayor Mike Bennett...




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In new test, fewer than half of area students meet standards in math, English

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:22 GMT

Most of the Baltimore region's high school students aren't on track to be ready for college courses or jobs when they graduate, based on the first round of scores on new state tests.

District and school results from the Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness tests in math and...




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Susquehanna Workforce Center opens at University Center

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:20 GMT

State and local officials, area business leaders and representatives from the Susquehanna Workforce Network and University Center gathered Oct. 29 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for the official opening of the Susquehanna Workforce Center at University Center.

Maryland's Secretary...




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Harford government employees invited to join 'No Shave November' donation drive

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:18 GMT

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is inviting county employees to skip shaving during the national "No Shave November" men's cancer awareness campaign.

Glassman said he is taking the program to another level by collecting donations of shaving supplies and other toiletries for the homeless...




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Sikh man gets receipt with ethnic slur at Aberdeen's Maryland House, civil rights group says

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:16 GMT

A Sikh man reported getting a receipt with an ethnic slur while buying food Oct. 25 at the Maryland House travel plaza, along I-95 in Aberdeen, according to The Sikh Coalition civil rights group.

Parampal Singh Ghai, of Connecticut, had a traditional turban and beard when he ordered apple pie and...




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Bel Air Cub Scouts replace cemetery flags to honor those who served

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:10 GMT

Jennifer McAllister gently hammered a small American flag into its place on a veteran's grave Sunday after her 9-year-old son, Liam, handed it to her from his stack of flags.

"My grandfather served in World War II. He was 18 years old and he parachuted into Normandy," McAllister, of Forest Hill,...




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Hundreds of visitors flock to Conowingo Dam Saturday for photo-ops of bald eagles

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:05 GMT

Sharon Esslinger, of Bel Air, and her husband Matt stood along a walkway near the base of the Conowingo Dam, scanning the Susquehanna River for signs of bald eagles Saturday.

Sharon Esslinger, like hundreds of other people who visited the Harford County shore of the river for the third annual Conowingo...




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Remembering five men from Maryland who died in an ambush in Vietnam 50 years ago

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:49:01 GMT

From different parts of Maryland, five soldiers went to the 'valley of death'


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Bel Air resident urges changes to Harford County Council bill approval process

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 21:30:00 GMT

Bel Air's Bill Wehland urged the Harford County Council on Tuesday to change the rules of procedure for letting residents speak during council meetings.

Wehland, a leader in the community fight against a Walmart store proposed along Route 924 in Bel Air South, told council members at their Tuesday...




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Rick Daniels named publisher of The Baltimore Sun

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:21:31 GMT

Tribune Publishing Co. named Richard J. "Rick" Daniels as publisher and CEO of The Baltimore Sun Media Group on Tuesday, dropping "interim" from the title it gave him in September.

Daniels, 58, becomes the 18th publisher for Maryland's 179-year-old news organization after filling in since Tribune...




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Harford Sheriff's Office reports 200 heroin overdoses, 27 of them fatal, in 2015

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMT

The Harford County Sheriff's Office says it responded to 27 heroin-related deaths and another 173 non-fatal overdoses in 2015, the year county and state leaders announced an all-out war against drug and its fatal consequences.

With overdoses hitting Harford at the rate of more than one every two...




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Harford sheriff wants changes in law to make handguns easier to own

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:30:00 GMT

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler plans to work with a handful state legislators during the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session to modify the state's strict gun laws, making it easier for residents, especially those who are in "imminent danger," to obtain a handgun permit.

Gahler will...




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Accused shooter of Aberdeen police officer still seeking defense attorney

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:53:58 GMT

A Harford County judge urged Tyler Testerman, who is accused of shooting and wounding an Aberdeen police officer last month, to hire a defense attorney as soon as possible, or risk having to represent himself during his upcoming trial.

Testerman, 21, of Havre de Grace, appeared before retired Circuit...




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The most popular Harford County online items for 2015

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 15:56:00 GMT

From runaway military balloons and affordable activities in Harford to high school proms and breaking news events, it was an interesting year in Harford County, based on what you clicked on from The Aegis website.

Here, by page view, are the top 20 items from The Aegis and Harford Magazine websites...




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Harford's Glassman seeks new state funding initiatives for Havre de Grace High School project

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 14:49:00 GMT

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman is making funding for a new Havre de Grace High School one of his top requests to state legislators for the upcoming General Assembly session, which starts Jan. 13.

Glassman veered away from major building projects in his first year in office, focusing on...




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Havre de Grace council declines gift of land, mayor commissions 'sea creature' signs

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 07:44:34 GMT

Havre de Grace's City Council declined a gift of land near the Millard Tydings Park at its Monday meeting, saying it would put too much burden on the city and taxpayers.

G. Barry Burns had offered two parcels, at 710 Market St., and 319 Lafayette St., for the city to use as a museum or park. The...




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Pentagon suspends troubled missile defense system at center of 'runaway blimp'

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 07:44:33 GMT

The Pentagon has suspended indefinitely a trial run of the troubled missile defense system called JLENS, whose giant, radar-carrying blimps were intended to help safeguard the skies over Washington.

The three-year “operational exercise” has been a financial lifeline for JLENS, arranged by supporters...




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