More than 19,000 without power in Maryland
TOWSON, Md. (AP) - More than 19,000 customers are without power in Maryland as winter weather moves through the region.
Baltimore Gas and Electric reports the majority of its outages are in Baltimore County, where about 4,000 customers were without power. Another 2,000 customers are without power in Harford County.
Pepco says 7,100 of its customers are without power in Prince George's County. And Potomac Edison says about 2,800 customers in Frederick County are without power.
COLD SNAP-FEDERAL WORKERS
Federal agencies operating under delayed start
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal agencies in the Washington area are open but workers are being allowed to arrive up to two hours later than normal as freezing rain continues in the region.
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which sets leave policies for 300,000 federal workers, says the government is open Monday, but operating under a delayed arrival policy where employees can arrive up to two hours later than normal. Workers also have the option to take unscheduled leave or unscheduled telework.
The National Weather Service says freezing rain and drizzle is expected to continue in the region, and a winter storm warning is in effect until 10 a.m. The weather service says the region can expect up to a quarter inch of ice to accumulate.
Airports: check flights before heading out
WASHINGTON (AP) - Airports in the Washington region are urging passengers to check on their flights before heading to the airports as some flights have been delayed or canceled because of winter weather.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority says many flights have been delayed or canceled at Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National airports.
Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall airport also had canceled flights. The airport's website showed flights to Boston and Chicago were among the flights that had been canceled.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK TWICE
Woman dies in Hagerstown after being hit by 2 cars
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The Washington County Sheriff's Office says a woman is dead after being struck by two cars in Hagerstown.
The sheriff's office says the accident happened at East Magnolia Avenue and Hollymead Terrace on Sunday at around 6:15 p.m. The sheriff's office says the woman was hit by the driver of a Nissan Versa as she walked in the roadway and was then struck by a pickup truck.
The sheriff's office says both drivers stopped to help the woman, but she later died at a hospital.
The sheriff's office did not release the woman's name but said she was 49 years old.
East Coast governors discuss downwind pollution
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is joining other East Coast governors for an announcement regarding the impact of out-of-state air pollution on Delaware and other states in the region.
Markell will join the other governors Monday in Washington for a news conference about a joint effort to reduce the impact of downwind pollution.
Last year, Delaware officials supported the Obama administration's decision to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that overturned an Environmental Protection Agency regulation clamping down on power-plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.
The case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Maryland plays Marshall in Military Bowl
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland won't have to cross the state line for its first bowl appearance since 2010.
The Terrapins (7-5) will face Marshall (9-4) in the Military Bowl on Dec. 27. The game will be held at the home stadium of the Naval Academy.
Maryland finished 7-5 this season to earn its first bowl bid under third-year coach Randy Edsall. The last time the Terrapins played in the postseason, they beat East Carolina when the Military Bowl was held in the nation's capital.
This will be the sixth Military Bowl, the first in Annapolis.
Marshall received its invitation on Saturday. The Thundering Herd went 9-4 and won the Conference USA East Division title before falling to Rice in the league championship game.
Marshall and Maryland have never played each other in football.
Frederick official seeks change in hunting regs
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A Frederick County commissioner is seeking to repeal a prohibition on rifle hunting for deer in the southern part of the county.
Commissioner Billy Shreve is hosting a public meeting Monday night in downtown Frederick.
State hunting regulations prohibit shooting deer with rifles south of Interstate 70 in Frederick County. But it's legal to hunt there with handguns, shotguns and muzzle-loading firearms.
Shreve says rifles are the most accurate and efficient weapons for deer hunting. He says repealing the ban would help reduce an over-abundant deer population.
Shreve also says citizens should be allowed to shoot deer on the Monocacy (mah-NAH'-kah-see) National Battlefield, which lies south of I-70. The National Park Service is considering using government sharpshooters to reduce the deer herd there.
Brenda Mayrack to run for Del. state auditor
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Wilmington lawyer and small business owner is hoping to unseat longtime State Auditor Thomas Wagner.
Democrat Brenda Mayrack announced her candidacy on Saturday.
She says she'll focus on protecting taxpayer dollars and "improve accountability, transparency and innovation in our state government." She her priorities include protecting whistleblowers and reviewing credit card use by state employees.
Wagner, a Republican, has served as Delaware's auditor since 1988.
Mayrack made her announcement on Delaware Day, which marks the day Delaware became the first state to ratify the Constitution. It was also her 36th birthday.
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