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  • State police stop talking in code

    State police stop talking in code
    Cops are starting to talk like the rest of us. The Maryland State Police became the latest law enforcement agency to throw out its cryptic language, directing officers this week to stop telling each other "10-4" and instead just say "OK." It's a...
  • Baltimore, other cities battle federal security funding plan

    Local homeland security officials in Baltimore and across the country are fighting a proposal to change how $2 billion in federal emergency management money is distributed — a change they say would jeopardize regional efforts to respond to terrorist...
  • Federal funding for regional disaster preparedness in doubt

    If a tanker truck full of dangerous chemicals flipped on Interstate 695 in Baltimore County, a locally based, highly trained and well-equipped hazardous materials unit would be able to respond in a flash. When the H1N1 flu virus posed serious threats...
  • Sound the retreat, coastal dwellers

    Sound the retreat, coastal dwellers
    Sea level around the Chesapeake Bay is rising. Larger-than-ever storm surges are a certainty. Land is sinking further. The time has come to plan an orderly human retreat from more development along the watershed's low-lying edges. The science that...
  • Funds for regional disaster preparedness facing cuts

    If a large-scale terror attack were to occur in the Port of Baltimore, responders from Carroll and other counties would be able to coordinate assistance efforts with city responders — thanks in large part to the region's Central Maryland Area...
  • NOAA expects more storms this hurricane season

    As the fifth named storm of the season fell apart in the Caribbean Thursday, federal hurricane forecasters rolled out an update their predictions for the rest of what they still say will be an "active" season. The August outlook calls for a slight...
  • More homes added on new Howard County flood maps

    County officials are urging residents to purchase insurance policies if their homes have recently been added to newly redrawn flood insurance rate maps. The Federal Emergency Management Agency worked with Maryland's Department of the Environment to...
  • Firefighter recalls searching World Trade Center rubble after 9/11

    Firefighter recalls searching World Trade Center rubble after 9/11
    The memories of searching through the rubble of the fallen World Trade Center towers in New York are forever seared into Mark Gardner's mind and soul. Some days, the images of his nine days at the wreckage recede and he scarcely thinks about that...
  • Harford still waiting for hurricane, tropical storm reimbursement

    Harford County is preparing to dole out $1.3 million to various departments for storm-related costs from last year's Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, although it remains to be seen how much the county is reimbursed for storm damage. Treasurer...
  • Bel Air commissioners approve mid-year budget

    Bel Air's town commissioners approved the mid-year budget for fiscal year 2012 at their meeting Monday evening. Finance Director Lisa Moody presented the mid-year budget adjustments, which included an increase of $1.5 million, although $1.3 million of...
  • Peach Bottom exercise under way to test ability of Harford to respond to emergency at nuke plant

    Peach Bottom exercise under way to test ability of Harford to respond to emergency at nuke plant
    If an emergency were to strike at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Harford County would be ready to go, Emergency Operations deputy manager Rick Ayers said Tuesday. The Emergency Operations Center in Hickory was the focus of a drill, the likes of...
  • Aberdeen council members slam former candidate, water critics, local media, complaining constituents

    Aberdeen council members slam former candidate, water critics, local media, complaining constituents
    Several Aberdeen council members have been blasting former mayoral candidate Patrick McGrady and "myths" about the city they say are being perpetuated through local media. They launched a verbal barrage against the naysayers during Monday's city council...