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  • 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...
  • Testing of new Peach Bottom warning siren system to begin Wednesday

    The Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in conjunction with Exelon Power, is notifying residents about testing dates this month and next for a new emergency warning siren system for the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station in neighboring York...
  • Collapsed distillery in Cockeysville to be demolished Sunday

    Collapsed distillery in Cockeysville to be demolished Sunday
    A distillery building in Cockeysville that collapsed last year during Superstorm Sandy was purchased by Baltimore County last month and will be demolished early Sunday morning, county officials said Thursday. The purchase and demolition is part of a...
  • Demolition of Cockeysville distillery signals start of flood plain mitigation

    Demolition of Cockeysville distillery signals start of flood plain mitigation
    About 50 people showed up early Sunday to witness demolition of an already collapsing distillery warehouse in Cockeysville — the first step in a plan Baltimore County officials say will help mitigate flooding in the area and, they hope, encourage...
  • More Peach Bottom siren tests in Harford on Tuesday

    More Peach Bottom siren tests in Harford on Tuesday
    The Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in conjunction with Exelon Power, is notifying residents near the Peach Bottom nuclear power facility of upcoming testing of a new siren system on Tuesday. Testing of the new siren system will involve...
  • 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...
  • John "Jock" T. Menzies III, founder of aid network

    John "Jock" T. Menzies III, founder of aid network
    John T. "Jock" Menzies III, chairman of The Terminal Corp. and founder, president and chairman of American Logistics Aid Network, died Saturday at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being injured in an accident at his Arnold home. He was 69. Mr....
  • 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...