| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Though it's been a recreational sport since the mid-1800s, kayaking is currently enjoying a major moment in the sun — or shade, as the case may be.
The Baltimore region is home to dozens of kayaking clubs and groups, each full of friendly...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 12:38 PM
An elderly man in Frederick County died of hypothermia recently, the first cold weather-related death of the winter season, state health officials said Thursday.
The man was aged 65 or older. Maryland medical examiners confirmed hypothermia as his...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 6:00 AM
RMS Titanic hit an iceberg 100 years ago today and sank at 2:20 a.m. (West Greenland Time Zone) on April 15. It was a clear cold night. According to Weatherwise Magazine and media reports, many factors may have contributed to the disaster, including the...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Wherever he has lived, whatever he was doing, Kimball Byron has always been drawn back to his running roots in Western Maryland and a 50-mile race that recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
Byron, now 57 and a commercial pilot, followed a family...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 1:47 PM
Dr. Philip J. Ferris, former longtime chairman of the department of surgery at Franklin Square Medical Center, died Nov. 8 of cardiac arrest at his Lutherville home. He was 79.
"He was just a great man. He was down-to-earth and fun, but at the same...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:19 PM
The death of a 22-year-old New York man whose body was found in the Isle of Wight Bay in Ocean City in May was ruled accidental this week by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to Ocean City police.
Lance Corey Gaines, of Groton, N.Y.,...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 11:58 AM
It may be cool, it may be refreshing and it's certainly tempting ... but it's illegal.
No matter how warm it gets, swimming in the reservoirs in Baltimore County is not allowed.
With temperatures hitting near 100 over the past few days, the Baltimore...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 7:08 PM
The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday for two men missing in waters about 15 miles off the coast of Assateague Island after their fishing boat sank a day earlier.
The broken-down fishing vessel was battling 20-foot waves and 50 mph wind gusts...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:24 AM
The Chief Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore Feb. 5 ruled the death of a woman whose body was found in flooding water nearly a homeless camp in Laurel accidental drowning, complicated by hypothermia.
On Jan. 31 around 11:25 a.m., Anne Arundel County...
| Jan 30, 2013
Maryland is currently experiencing the coldest temperatures in nearly two years, with multiple days that have been well-below freezing ("Cold snap raises health concerns," Jan. 24.) As your article points out, our most vulnerable residents — the...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:21 PM
At least two cold-weather-related deaths were confirmed in the Baltimore area during last week's snap of frigid weather, and more dangerous cold is in the forecast.
Hypothermia was a factor in the deaths of an elderly Baltimore County woman and an...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Whitney Swander woke before dawn three days this week to talk with people who have been sleeping on the city's streets.
That's how she met Ron — a man who has moved across the country since becoming homeless and, lately, has spent his days drinking...