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Satirical Article Trending Locally

March 17th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

An article recently published on a satirical website of Maryland-related news has spread throughout the area quickly. The article published on claims that Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot has been in talks with representatives from Pennsylvannia and West Virginia to purchase Garrett, Allegany, and Washington counties- the three western counties of Maryland. The article cites Franchot announcing the talks at a press conference at Rocky Gap Casino. Even though the article is pure satire, it has been shared over 4,000 times on Facebook, and has had some local residents in a panic over the news. 

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