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East Baltimore man charged in shooting over dirt bike sale

A 21-year-old man from East Baltimore is charged with attempted murder after police said he shot another man in the forehead during the sale of a dirt bike last month. Khoutney Woodard, of Barclay, was at an inmate evaluation center in Baltimore Wednesday awaiting transportation to Central Booking,...

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  • Early spring helps speed tree growth, reduce nitrogen pollution, but larger climate impact unclear

    Early spring helps speed tree growth, reduce nitrogen pollution, but larger climate impact unclear

    In some ways, climate change is a boon for trees: There is more carbon dioxide in the air for them to convert into energy, and earlier springs mean a longer growing season. Researchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg have found...

  • 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,...

  • 'Me & Pops' seminar hopes to connect black sons and fathers, build a research relationship

    'Me & Pops' seminar hopes to connect black sons and fathers, build a research relationship

    In a recreation center in downtown Baltimore on Saturday, health researchers and a former University of Maryland basketball player began a task many consider herculean: improving relationships between Baltimore's young black men and their fathers. "There's a breakdown of family structure in Baltimore....

  • 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...

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  • AccuWeather.com predicts above-normal snowfall this winter

    AccuWeather.com predicts above-normal snowfall this winter

    AccuWeather.com is predicting above-normal snowfall for Maryland and the Northeast this winter. Instead of a few heavy-hitting storms like last winter, the meteorology website suggests the region will be hit by more frequent storms. As is common in this region, many of those storms could feature...

  • Flooding possible Thursday with as much as 6 inches of rain forecast

    Flooding possible Thursday with as much as 6 inches of rain forecast

    As much as 4 to 6 inches of rain could fall on Central Maryland from Wednesday night through Thursday, prompting warnings of possible flooding. A slow-moving low-pressure system is forecast to drop from the Great Lakes toward the mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile, winds laden with sub-tropical moisture are...

  • 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...

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