| Aug 14, 2012
| 3:40 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's water quality has taken a turn for the better, state officials report, as the oxygen-starved 'dead zone' where fish, crabs and shellfish struggle to breathe has shrunk to its second smallest since 1985.
Water samples taken in early...
| May 15, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Among numerous Howard County firefighters and paramedics honored earlier this month were a firefighter who played a particularly valuable role during last year's tropical storm flooding and a battalion chief known for making his fellow firefighters better...
| May 24, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Citing the new financial burden caused by last week's Maryland General Assembly action on teacher pension obligations, Harford County Executive David Craig withdrew legislation that would have paid a one-time, $625 bonus to all county government and...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:09 PM
State officials are investigating what killed thousands of fish in Marley and Furnace creeks in northern Anne Arundel County, but suspect they suffocated after an algae bloom sucked the oxygen out of the water, a Maryland Department of the Environment...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 1:06 PM
Enalee E. Bounds has been running Ellicott's Country Store on Main Street in historic Ellicott City for 50 years, telling customer after customer that they have stepped into a house that could be the oldest "duplex" in the country — built in the...
| May 24, 2012
| 12:39 PM
The plan to pay a $625 bonus this spring to nearly 7,400 Harford County government, sheriff's office and school system employees died an unceremonious death in the Harford County Council chambers Tuesday evening.
Though they lamented the latest turn...
| May 23, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Something's rotten on the Baltimore area waterfront. Fish are washing ashore by the thousands in a mass die-off that officials say appears to be caused by a weather-driven worsening of the pollution that chronically plagues the Chesapeake Bay.
| Apr 18, 2012
| 12:30 PM
The Susquehanna Hose Company had much to celebrate during its annual awards banquet Saturday evening at Level Fire Hall.
"2011 was a busy year," President Charlie Packard Sr. said, reminiscing about the "hurricanes and flood events and evacuations" the...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:56 PM
As J.C. Barbely looked at Assateague Island in his rearview mirror Saturday night, he was pretty sure his seaside home away from home wouldn't escape Sandy's fury. But Wednesday morning, the assistant manager of the Maryland Park Service's biggest money-...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Heavy spring rains, a hot summer and two major storms caused the Chesapeake Bay's overall health to worsen last year, scientists said Tuesday, though there apparently was a slight improvement in the Baltimore area's Patapsco and Back rivers, long...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 8:22 AM
Now it's official: A report released today (8/30) finds the Conowingo Dam is losing its ability to prevent pollution from reaching the Chesapeake Bay.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the reservoirs behind Conowingo and other dams on the lower...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 2:54 PM
There's a new champion in Baltimore. Not a sports team, a tree. Tucked amid a clump of loblolly pines in Druid Hill Park stands Maryland's largest striped maple.
Acer pensylvanicum, as scientists know it, looks striking in winter, when its bare...