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Howard County facility seeks volunteers to help chestnut trees come back

Dave Gill recalls hearing his mother reminisce about gathering fallen chestnuts in woods near her childhood home for use in stuffing at Thanksgiving. That was in the 1920s, when the American chestnut tree was a common denizen of forests from Maine to Mississippi. Over the last century, the stately...

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    • Maryland House passes first major ethics bill in over a decade

      Maryland House passes first major ethics bill in over a decade

      The Maryland House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill Friday that would update the state's ethics laws. It would require more disclosure of lawmakers' conflicts of interest and put some new limits on legislators' advocacy for private businesses. The bill would make the first major changes to...

    • Pugh vetoes bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage

      Pugh vetoes bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage

      Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed legislation Friday that would have raised the minimum wage in Baltimore to $15 by 2022, leaving the measure's future in question. The council — which next meets on April 3 — would need 12 of its 15 members to vote to overturn the veto. On Friday, the 12-member coalition...

    • Hogan blasts bill that would limit education reforms

      Hogan blasts bill that would limit education reforms

      Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday blasted an education reform bill that's moving through the General Assembly, calling it "misguided and horrible." Hogan said the bill — known as the "Protect Our Schools Act" — would thwart "an exciting opportunity to move beyond outdated practices" for reforming schools....

    • Deal to fund Baltimore schools, pass manufacturing tax break taking shape

      Deal to fund Baltimore schools, pass manufacturing tax break taking shape

      A deal is taking shape in Annapolis that would give the Baltimore school system money to help close its $130 million funding shortfall and also create a tax break that Gov. Larry Hogan proposed for manufacturers. Del. Maggie McIntosh, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, predicted Friday...

    • Maryland Democrats announce pair of bills to battle heroin crisis

      Maryland Democrats announce pair of bills to battle heroin crisis

      Some three-dozen Democratic members of the General Assembly gathered Friday to announce a pair of bills they think could help battle the rising rate of heroin overdose deaths across Maryland. The bills, which form part of a broader package of legislation, focus on educating people about the dangers...

    • Hogan proposes additional spending, but none so far for Baltimore schools

      Hogan proposes additional spending, but none so far for Baltimore schools

      Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed additional spending for police, colleges and economic development but so far is putting no additional money in his budget to help the Baltimore school system with its $130 million budget gap. Hogan's new spending proposal, including its full price tag, will be detailed...

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    Baltimore man, 28, charged with murder for a third time

    A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder for a third time after being arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in January. Keeco Stern was arrested Thursday and charged in the Jan. 25 shooting of Lennell Booker, who was killed in his car in the 1100 block of N. Luzerne...

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    • William McFaul, career FBI agent, dies

      William McFaul, career FBI agent, dies

      William Thomas "Bill" McFaul, a retired FBI special agent who handled prominent cases, died of heart disease Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Glen Arm resident was 82. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Clarence McFaul, a Hendler's ice cream employee, and Catherine Thompson....

    • Richard E. Lee, longtime Baltimore attorney, dies

      Richard E. Lee, longtime Baltimore attorney, dies

      Richard E. Lee, a retired Baltimore attorney and jazz fan, died of Alzheimer's disease last Saturday at Arden Courts in Pikesville. He was 62. The son of Robert Lexwood Lee, a boxer and machinist, and Bernice Mack Lee, a homemaker, Richard Edward Lee was born and raised in Towson. After graduating...

    • John T. Anderson, Catonsville judo instructor, dies

      John T. Anderson, Catonsville judo instructor, dies

      John T. Anderson, a Catonsville judo instructor who was an eighth-degree black belt and 12-time U.S. National Masters champion, died of pneumonia March 16 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital. The longtime Randallstown resident was 88. "John was fabulous, kind and patient. If you had trouble...

    • Raymond J. Talabis, Baltimore area property manager and Timonium resident, dies

      Raymond J. Talabis, Baltimore area property manager and Timonium resident, dies

      Raymond Joseph Talabis, the property manager for the Under Armour Locus Point campus and other urban redevelopment projects, died Saturday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The Timonium resident was 53. Family members said he was found unresponsive at his home following a recent...

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    • Maryland snow: Light Rail reopens after service outage in Baltimore, delays at BWI

      Maryland snow: Light Rail reopens after service outage in Baltimore, delays at BWI

      Maryland transportation officials urged motorists to avoid driving Tuesday, while the state's major airport was dealing with delays and Baltimore's Light Rail service was shut down for hours. The initial forecasts Monday called for more snow than eventually fell across much of the Baltimore metro...

    • Maryland snow: Storm leaves icy glaze and travel hazards

      Maryland snow: Storm leaves icy glaze and travel hazards

      Samuel Grant Jr. and Anthony Finney were among the first Baltimore snowplow operators salting roads Monday night and clearing snow and ice as the storm grounded airline flights, caused power outages and closed schools across the region. "Last night was not bad," Grant said. And, as the team began...

    • State of emergency declared as snow hits Maryland

      State of emergency declared as snow hits Maryland

      In a winter that has produced record-high temperatures and springlike days, Baltimore residents prepared Monday for an overnight storm expected to blanket the Mid-Atlantic with the highest snow totals of the season. More than 100 flights at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport were canceled, some schools...

    • Maryland snow: What the meteorologists say will happen

      Maryland snow: What the meteorologists say will happen

      The National Weather Service is calling for up to — and beyond, in some rural locations — a foot of snow between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon. Exactly how much will fall in your neighborhood or between home and work is up in the air. But, local weather forecasters are doing their best to...

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    • Light City looks to be 'bigger, brighter, bolder,' more integrated into Baltimore

      Light City looks to be 'bigger, brighter, bolder,' more integrated into Baltimore

      Last year, the inaugural Light City Baltimore drew 400,000 people to the Inner Harbor. With this year's second annual "festival of light, music and innovation" set to kick off March 31, organizers are determined to weave the celebration even more firmly into the fabric of the entire city. Toward...

    • Gov. Larry Hogan visiting Harford County Saturday

      Gov. Larry Hogan visiting Harford County Saturday

      Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to be in Harford County for two events Saturday — the inaugural 2017 Maryland Governor's Cup Taekwondo Championships at Harford Community College and the celebration of the opening of the welcome center for the Carsins Run at Eva Mar retirement community on Route 543...

    • Baltimore fire crews battle 'junk yard fire' in Fairfield area

      Baltimore fire crews battle 'junk yard fire' in Fairfield area

      City fire crews battled a "junk yard fire" Friday afternoon in South Baltimore that put off enough smoke to be seen on surrounding highways. Firefighters were dispatched to 3100 Weedon St. in the Fairfield area, which belongs to Baltimore Scrap Corp., a scrap metal recycling company. The company...

    • Frederick County opts to help federal immigration officials

      Frederick County opts to help federal immigration officials

      When people are booked at Frederick County's jail, they're handed a form asking a series of questions, such as whether they're on medication or experiencing any pain. It's a standard list used in many jails and booking centers, but with two additions: What country were you born in? What country are...

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