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  • Storm dumps biggest snowfall since 2010 on a day possibly among area's top 10 snowiest on record

    Storm dumps biggest snowfall since 2010 on a day possibly among area's top 10 snowiest on record
    The biggest snowfall in four years blanketed the Baltimore area Thursday with up to a foot and a half of snow, giving many schoolchildren two more days off and stranding residents and travelers. As the region dug out, two men died after shoveling. In...
  • Two Howard men shoveling snow die after collapsing

    Two Howard men shoveling snow die after collapsing
    Howard County officials said Thursday that three county men died after suffering heart attacks while outside their homes during the snowstorm, and that two were shoveling snow when they collapsed. The first incident occurred just after 9:30 a.m., when a...
  • Holder's civil rights agenda [Editorial]

    Holder's civil rights agenda  [Editorial]
    Even after paying their debt to society, millions of Americans who have been imprisoned for committing a crime remain unable to exercise the most fundamental right of citizens in a democracy. State laws that bar felons from voting after their release...
  • Lawmakers consider speed camera reforms

    Lawmakers consider speed camera reforms
    Maryland speed camera programs came under intense scrutiny Tuesday in Annapolis and Baltimore, with the General Assembly considering reforms ranging from a ban of the so-called "bounty system" to levying heavy fines against operators that issue...
  • Havre de Grace mayor recommends 15 percent water, sewer rate hike

    Havre de Grace mayor recommends 15 percent water, sewer rate hike
    With significantly less development and growth recently than anticipated in Havre de Grace, Mayor Wayne Dougherty is recommending a minimum increase of 15 percent in water and sewer rates to ensure the financial health of the city's water and sewer fund...
  • City inspector general to launch speed camera investigation

    City inspector general to launch speed camera investigation
    Baltimore Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. said Friday he is launching an investigation into the city's troubled speed camera program, weeks after a City Council committee began its own inquiry. Pearre said his investigation will encompass work...
  • City official discussed 'tap' of employee's emails over suspected speed camera leak

    City official discussed 'tap' of employee's emails over suspected speed camera leak
    A Baltimore transportation official asked the agency's director if he'd been able to "tap into" email records of an employee suspected of leaking information to The Baltimore Sun about the city's troubled speed camera program, according to records...
  • Sleet, snow snares roads in Harford, closes schools early

    Sleet, snow snares roads in Harford, closes schools early
    While the snow had slacked off in Harford County by Monday evening, county emergency officials urged drivers to remain cautious as crews continued to treat and plow the local roads. "We just want to remind the public that when they're traveling on the...
  • Public information oversight bill called 'important reform'

    Public information oversight bill called 'important reform'
    Government watchdog group Common Cause Maryland and other transparency advocates say they're enthusiastic about proposed General Assembly legislation that would create a panel to oversee public information requests. Baltimore Del. Jill P. Carter's...
  • New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate

    New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate
    Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer. The state Workers' Compensation Commission agreed, issuing an order last fall that requires the city to cover any...
  • Transportation taxes again? [Editorial]

    Transportation taxes again?  [Editorial]
    It's a given that politicians like to spend money but they don't like to raise taxes. After all, the former makes them popular with their constituents and the latter has the opposite effect. Rarely is this more evident than in an election year....
  • Data breach at College Park [Editorial]

    Data breach at College Park  [Editorial]
    Hackers who stole confidential information on more than 309,000 current and former students and faculty from computers at the University of Maryland College Park last week had to penetrate multiple layers of security to get at the data, and school...