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Man shot in West Baltimore Saturday afternoon

A man is listed in grave condition after being shot Saturday afternoon in Hollins Market, police said. At about 1:08 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the first block of South Carey Street. The victim was taken to an area hospital where police said he is listed in grave condition. No other details...

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  • Overdose deaths continue to climb in Maryland

    Overdose deaths continue to climb in Maryland

    The number of drug- and alcohol-related overdose deaths in Maryland in the first half of the year jumped more than 50 percent from the same period last year, according to new data from the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. From January to June, there were 920 fatal overdoses this year,...

  • Users of kratom defend herbal supplement ahead of federal ban

    Users of kratom defend herbal supplement ahead of federal ban

    For a nation in the grips of an opioid epidemic, Scott Carpenter's story sounds familiar: He took prescription painkillers for chronic knee pain, and the pills became an on-again, off-again habit. He broke the cycle four months ago when he started taking a herbal supplement called kratom to control...

  • Hopkins school of public health gets $95 million to study environmental effects on children's health

    Hopkins school of public health gets $95 million to study environmental effects on children's health

    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will receive $95 million in federal funding over seven years to analyze data collected from 50,000 children across the country and answer questions about environmental factors that influence their health from conception through early childhood....

  • Study finds 20M would lose health coverage under Trump plan

    Study finds 20M would lose health coverage under Trump plan

    A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people. The 2016 presidential campaign has brought voters to...

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  • Unhealthy air quality forecast Friday

    Unhealthy air quality forecast Friday

    Though fall began Thursday, one more day of summer-like heat is forecast to bring unhealthy air quality Friday. A "Code Orange" air quality alert is in effect across Central Maryland, indicating unhealthy conditions for sensitive groups including children, the elderly and people with heart or lung...

  • When will fall foliage reach its peak? It depends on the weather

    When will fall foliage reach its peak? It depends on the weather

    Autumn arrived at 10:21 a.m. Thursday. So when will peak fall foliage arrive? That depends on the weather. Both the timing and brilliance of leaves' color changes depend on temperature and precipitation, and not just current conditions. It can be difficult to forecast the peak and intensity of...

  • Chesapeake Bay pollution dropped dramatically in 2015, advocates credit the weather

    Chesapeake Bay pollution dropped dramatically in 2015, advocates credit the weather

    The amount of pollution that washed into the Chesapeake Bay dropped dramatically in 2015, a trend advocates said is promising but also may have more to do with the weather than with bay cleanup efforts. From 2014 to 2015, the amount of nitrogen that reached the bay fell by 25 percent, while phosphorus...

  • Autumnal equinox brings summer's end Thursday

    Autumnal equinox brings summer's end Thursday

    Summer comes to an end this week when the autumnal equinox arrives at 10:21 a.m. Thursday. At the equinox, the sun’s rays hit the northern and southern hemispheres equally, because the planet’s tilted axis is pointed neither toward nor away from the sun. As a result, the sun rises at due east and...

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  • New program aimed at old Baltimore vacants problem gets slow start

    New program aimed at old Baltimore vacants problem gets slow start

    After decades of stalled promises to tear down the vacant rowhomes that have become symbolic of Baltimore's woes, Gov. Larry Hogan pledged at the start of the year that "thousands" would come down over four years with an infusion of $75 million in state money. Nine months later, the program, dubbed...

  • Bel Air, Havre de Grace stay unbeaten as football division play begins

    Bel Air, Havre de Grace stay unbeaten as football division play begins

    Bel Air senior running back Daniel Webber scored two touchdowns to help lead Bel Air (1-0, 4-0) past host Fallston (0-1, 2-2), 41-20, in the UCBAC Chesapeake Division football opener for both teams. Havre de Grace (1-0, 4-0), meanwhile, stayed unbeaten as well, coming from behind to beat visiting...

  • Residents call for resignation of Howard County sheriff

    Residents call for resignation of Howard County sheriff

    Standing on parking spots reserved for the Howard County Sheriff's Office in a lot in Ellicott City, about two dozen people gathered Friday to call for the resignation of Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald, a three-term elected sheriff in the county, has faced calls for his ouster...

  • Protest against Howard sheriff planned for Monday

    Protest against Howard sheriff planned for Monday

    A protest against Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald, accused of harassment and discrimination, is planned for Monday. Demonstrators plan to gather outside the sheriff's office in Ellicott City between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., according to the Rev. Janelle Bruce of St. John's Baptist Church....

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