Childhood lead poisoning continues to decline in Maryland, new data show, which state officials called encouraging but still not good enough.
Buoyed by a surge in tax collections, Maryland finished the year with a $295 million budget surplus, new figures show. The state's comptroller and governor differed Thursday over whether that means the state's economy has rebounded, but agreed it's not time to loosen the reins on state spending.
"Under construction" may be a sign of progress to many, but bare soil at a building site poses a serious threat to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries if allowed to wash away in a rainstorm.
The Environmental Protection Agency has praised Maryland's efforts to curb farm animal pollution of the Chesapeake Bay, calling them "robust and well-implemented." But the laudatory federal press release Monday omitted any mention of compliance and inspection shortcomings that agency officials...
Maryland's highest court cleared the way Friday for a new trial of a man convicted in 1976 of murdering a Harford County couple.
Two men and a woman were arrested in North Baltimore and charged with handgun and drug violations, city police announced Friday.
Maryland lawmakers vowed Thursday to investigate and clamp down on companies that "buy" lawsuit settlements after learning that hundreds of lead-poisoning victims in Baltimore had signed away their court-approved rights to long-term financial support in return for quick cash worth only a fraction...
Possibly aided by June's record wet weather, invasive zebra mussels have found their way down the Chesapeake Bay as far as Middle River, not far from Baltimore.