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  • Baltimore Office of Sustainability teaches emergency preparedness

    Baltimore Office of Sustainability teaches emergency preparedness
    Earl Johnson and his neighbors were more serious about emergency preparedness after they experienced a power outage and no running water at the same time a few years ago, he said. "We had elderly people who needed water," he said. "We went to the...
  • Maryland to receive FEMA money for February snow

    Maryland to receive FEMA money for February snow
    Maryland will receive federal disaster funding to help pay for snow-clearing efforts from a February storm that left a foot and a half of accumulation across parts of the region in a single day, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday....
  • Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law

    Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums. In a letter to Craig Fugate, administrator of...
  • Obama punishes the innocent to score political points

    Obama punishes the innocent to score political points
    Recently I wrote a column accusing the president of having a vindictive streak -- of deliberately trying to make the lives of average Americans worse just so he could score ideological and political points. We already knew from how he handled the budget...
  • Preparations for the next Hurricane Sandy go on in Garrett, Crisfield

    Preparations for the next Hurricane Sandy go on in Garrett, Crisfield
    Hurricane Sandy blew the waters of the Little Annemessex River into living rooms across the Somerset County town of Crisfield one year ago, displacing hundreds of families, some still homeless a year later. Their numbers began to shrink Monday when...
  • March 2013: Bel Air payroll firm abruptly closes; top teacher named

    March 2013: Bel Air payroll firm abruptly closes; top teacher named
    AccuPay, Inc., a Bel Air payroll company, permanently closed after a local business filed suit against the company. AccuPay collected and withheld client's payroll taxes, but did not pay the full amount to the state and federal governments. AccuPay...
  • Harford schools to open two hours late Wednesday, two schools closed

    Harford schools to open two hours late Wednesday, two schools closed
    Harford County officials warned residents of hypothermia and other dangers in light of record-setting cold temperatures Monday and Tuesday, and there was more concern about the abnormally cold temperatures overnight Tuesday into Wednesday morning. The...
  • Joseph W. McLeary, police officer

    Joseph W. McLeary, police officer
    Joseph W. McLeary, who served with the city Police Department, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency during a more than four-decade career, died Sunday of a massive stroke at Greater...
  • Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention

    Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention
    When Steven Yancheski and his wife bought their Fort Howard home at a foreclosure auction in 2010, they thought they were getting a deal: a two-bedroom bungalow in "paradise" for about $85,000. The house was in a flood zone, so they had to pay for...
  • Carver soccer team reaches out to Oklahoma team

    Carver soccer team reaches out to Oklahoma team
    The girls soccer team at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson is hard at work this off season collecting donations and preparing gifts for their peers at Moore High School in Oklahoma, in the town that was heavily damaged by a May 2013...
  • FEMA Corps inducts inaugural class

    FEMA Corps inducts inaugural class
    Torrey Kurtzner sees the 10 months he signed up to spend at disaster sites across the United States as a springboard into adulthood. The work could take him to the next Moore, Okla., devastated three months ago by a tornado, or the next New Jersey...
  • Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff files for re-election

    Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff files for re-election
    Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff, who represents the 3rd District spanning from Lutherville to the Pennsylvania border, filed his paperwork to run for re-election Wednesday at the county Board of Elections in Catonsville. “I went down to file...