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Top Stories: Goat Island for Sale, Cheap Lighthouse Near Baltimore for $15K, Mansion on Market in Roland Park

0 Written by: | Friday, Aug 11, 2017 5:04pm


The most popular story on our site this week may have looked like a spotlight on just any old piece of land on the market, but really, it was all about the goats. Bradshaw’s First Purchase has actually been up for sale for months, but it only recently grabbed Marylanders’ attention — and who can blame them? It’s a secluded 55-acre isle located right off of Smith Island on the shore, and it comes with a herd of about 30 goats.

The owner of the land told The Daily Times of Salisbury his parcel is known to locals as Goat Island, nevermind its actual formal name. Evidently, the island has a long history with goats, though this bunch is relatively new; the old herd was reportedly wiped out by a particularly rough winter two decades ago.

Whoever wants the land and its goats has to shell out $1.5 million. If that seems steep, just know that 10 years ago, the owners were asking $15 million.

Here were Baltimore Fishbowl’s other most popular reads during the last seven days:

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Anne Arundel Police Suspend Officer for Trying to Snatch Recording Device Out of Man’s Hand

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017 9:37am

Still via YouTube/SoMDNews

A police officer in Anne Arundel County is temporarily off the job after confronting and trying to grab a recording device out of a person’s hand.

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Anne Arundel Co. Corrections Officers Can Now Interrogate and Help Deport Undocumented Inmates

0 Written by: | Friday, Jun 23, 2017 2:24pm

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in 2011, via Homeland Security

The feds and Anne Arundel County officials have finalized an agreement that lets county corrections officers take on some of the duties of federal immigration agents.

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Tuesday Morning Headlines: Heat Waves Hits Baltimore; Worries About Rushed Council Vote for The Overlook Apartments; and More

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017 7:25am

Heat Wave Affecting People Around Baltimore — CBS Baltimore

Opponents fear City Council is rushing through apartment bill — Baltimore Brew

Inside Wilde Thyme: The Baltimore Food & Art Truck — BmoreArt

Where Are The Next Orioles Bullpen Arms Coming From? — PressBox

Anne Arundel County launches amnesty program for people with FTA warrants — WBAL-TV


In Wake of Black Bowie State Student’s Murder in College Park, UMD President Promises to Fight Hate on Campus

2 Written by: | Thursday, May 25, 2017 2:39pm

A shot of the University of Maryland’s McKeldin Library, via Wikimedia Commons.

“United by this recent tragedy, we can be a force for good. Together, we can be stronger and smarter than those who would divide us and subvert the values that undergird our University and our democracy.”

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Tuesday Morning Headlines: Plank Says He Won’t Accept ‘Two Baltimores’; New Child Abuse Center Unveiled in Baltimore; and More

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 23, 2017 7:24am

Urban Oyster aiming to open Baltimore food truck – Baltimore Sun

On future of Baltimore’s waterfront, Scott Plank says ‘I don’t accept two Baltimores’ – BBJ

Baltimore City unveils new, improved child abuse center – Fox45

Party time in Vegas – Baltimore Brew

Anne Arundel Co. Police Employee Suspended For Facebook Comment – WBAL

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Maryland Issues its First-Ever Cannabis-Growing License to Anne Arundel Co. Company

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:58am

Medical marijuana growing in Colorado

It’s official: At least one company finally has the state’s full approval to grow some weed.

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Footlong Australian Lizard Found Strolling Down Street in Anne Arundel Co., Soon to be Up for Adoption

0 Written by: | Friday, May 12, 2017 2:24pm

The captured Australian monitor, via Maryland Natural Resources Police

An unlikely critter was discovered taking a walk near Patapsco Valley State Park on Wednesday.

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Md. Natural Resources Police Save Two Deer Stuck in Anne Arundel Co. Mud Pit

0 Written by: | Monday, May 08, 2017 3:40pm

Photo via Maryland Natural Resources Police

Two members of the Maryland Natural Resources Police force helped a pair of deer miraculously escape from a bog this past weekend in a bayside Anne Arundel County town.

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Opioid Intended to Sedate Elephants Kills Three Marylanders, Two from Anne Arundel County

0 Written by: | Monday, Apr 24, 2017 12:44pm

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Maryland’s opioid problem has entered scary new territory following the recent overdose deaths of three residents, two of them in Anne Arundel County, who consumed an elephant tranquilizer.

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