| May 23, 2013
| 1:57 PM
U.S. government meteorologists predict a “possibly extremely active” hurricane season in 2013, the top National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration official said Thursday, with as many as half a dozen major hurricanes.
NOAA expects 13...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Ocean City’s fishing pier officially opened Friday as the Maryland resort town signaled it is ready for summer visitors.
During last fall’s storm, about 100 feet of the pier collapsed into the surging sea. The damage was featured...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:17 PM
There is no Transit of Venus to be watched in 2013, or any major eclipses visible for long from Maryland, but local sky watchers say there is still plenty to look forward to seeing in the night sky.
There could be a few opportunities to see rare...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 1:26 PM
While the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay requires attention from all the half-dozen states in the 64,000-square-mile watershed, there is one step that must be taken almost entirely by one state alone. When the Virginia Assembly reconvenes for its...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Tony Tochterman, who along with his wife, Dee, owns Tochterman's Fishing Tackle, the city's oldest bait and tackle store, remembers it well.
Tony and Bob Wall, division chief of Baltimore's Recreation and Parks Department, helped introduce area...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 3:24 PM
From Virginia, New Jersey and points in between, busloads of fishermen are coming to Baltimore for a showdown Friday over how much to curb the industrial-scale harvest of a small, oily fish that figures prominently in the seafood industry, though no one...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley has urged President Obama to look to Maryland as a model for how government can fight climate change, while also appealing for federal help in his own quest to get wind turbines built off Ocean City.
In a letter released Thursday...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:48 PM
In past summers, Rodney, the fictional Ocean City lifeguard in the resort town's advertising campaign, has ventured to rescue New Yorkers and New Jerseyites from summer boredom.
After Hurricane Sandy, Rodney may have less convincing to do.
| Mar 24, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Winter is not quite ready to leave Baltimore.
Weather forecasters called for a wintry mix of rain and snow to start falling late Sunday and into Monday that was likely to complicate morning commutes.
The forecast is for "a slushy inch" of accumulation...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 2:09 PM
A Solomons Island charter boat captain was one of five men indicted on federal charges for allegedly catching and selling striped bass from an off-limits area of the Atlantic Ocean, the Department of Justice announced.
David Dwayne Scott, 41, of Lusby,...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 11:34 AM
For Jimmy Cornell, it was all about freedom.
Early in his adult life, it came from fleeing communist Romania and finding his way to England, where he worked as a radio correspondent for the BBC. After he got married and began to help his wife, Gwenda,...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 5:47 PM
The number of young striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay fell to a record low this year, a drastic decline from a near-record high the year before, state officials reported Tuesday.
State biologists checking Maryland's part of the bay found the fewest...