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  • Dismal shad run puts Conowingo Dam in crosshairs

    Dismal shad run puts Conowingo Dam in crosshairs
    It's been a busy but ultimately disappointing spring for the crew that runs the big fish lift at Conowingo Dam. Since the beginning of April, the aquatic elevator near Darlington has hoisted more than a million finny creatures up the 94-foot wall...
  • Conservationists decry shark finning loophole

    Conservationists decry shark finning loophole
    Conservationists are decrying a move by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to loosen what critics say is already a lax restriction on shark finning, the controversial practice of slicing the fins off and discarding the body at sea. At its...
  • NOAA predicts 'possibly extremely active' hurricane season

    NOAA predicts 'possibly extremely active' hurricane season
    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...
  • Paul E.K. Mullan, 34, photographer who was chronicled as infant found in Towson

    Paul E.K. Mullan, 34, photographer who was chronicled as infant found in Towson
    Paul Edward Kennedy Mullan, a photographer who made headlines as a foundling discovered in a Towson apartment vestibule, died of a brain tumor Feb. 27 at his parents' North Baltimore home. He was 34. The story of his first days filled news columns in...
  • Ocean City looks ahead to summer -- and tourists up for grabs

    Ocean City looks ahead to summer -- and tourists up for grabs
    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. While Sandy...
  • Warm air deflates likely last chance for winter weather

    Warm air deflates likely last chance for winter weather
    It was supposed to be both winter's last blast and Baltimore's first significant snowfall in two years, but stubbornly warm air took the "snow" out of Wednesday's snow day for many Marylanders. While weather forecasts had the region preparing for the...
  • Coast Guard suspends search for two lost fishermen off Assateague

    Coast Guard suspends search for two lost fishermen off Assateague
    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...
  • Comfort leaves Baltimore for final time

    Comfort leaves Baltimore for final time
    A maritime icon slipped out of Baltimore for the final time Tuesday morning, without speeches or hoopla, brass bands or balloons. Only a small band of well-wishers waved and took pictures as the Navy's 894-foot hospital ship Comfort left Pier 11 in...
  • County residents say no to O'Malley's gun-control legislation

    Howard County residents Thursday urged their state delegation to say no to Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control legislation, arguing that it punishes lawful gun owners. Of the more than 100 residents who filled the Banneker Room inside the George Howard...
  • Maryland charter captain indicted on federal poaching charges

    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,...
  • New western Maryland wind energy project in works

    New western Maryland wind energy project in works
    While Maryland lawmakers debate whether to subsidize a large wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City, an Annapolis company is moving ahead with plans for the state's third land-based wind "farm." Synergics Wind Energy LLC, which built...
  • Notebook: Former Terp Kingsbury hired by Lynn U. as first coach

    Notebook: Former Terp Kingsbury hired by Lynn U. as first coach
    Division II Lynn University announced the hiring of former Maryland¬†defensive midfielder¬†Brian Kingsbury as its inaugural men’s lacrosse coach Wednesday afternoon. Kingsbury is tasked with building the Fighting Knights program from scratch and...