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  • FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say

    FBI headquarters would be boon for Md., economists say
    — An effort to lure the FBI to Maryland could have a profound payoff for the state's economy, but the benefits could take years to materialize and the eventual impact would hinge on the way local officials handle the project, several of the state'...
  • Supreme Court won't hear Frederick County sheriff's immigration enforcement appeal

    Supreme Court won't hear Frederick County sheriff's immigration enforcement appeal
    The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to review a Frederick County case in which a woman challenged local authorities' power to arrest her on an immigration violation, cementing her victory in a case that has been closely watched by both sides of the...
  • Strongest winter storm in years could bring nearly a foot of snow to state

    Strongest winter storm in years could bring nearly a foot of snow to state
    Meteorologists were expecting the heaviest snowfall of an already frigid and snowy season Thursday, with the region forecast to wake up to a blanket of snow and to endure an icy mix of precipitation through the afternoon. The National Weather Service...
  • Head of mayor's IT office put on paid leave

    Head of mayor's IT office put on paid leave
    The head of the Mayor's Office of Information Technology has been placed on paid leave indefinitely as Baltimore's inspector general investigates allegations that the department made payments to contractual employees for work they may not have performed,...
  • Request to allow chickens in Aberdeen is back before city council

    Request to allow chickens in Aberdeen is back before city council
    An Aberdeen man who was forced to give up his chickens two years ago is back to petition city council members to overturn the law banning residents from raising poultry in Aberdeen. Frank Turner of Chesapeake Court, who lost his chicken battle with the...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Bel Air commissioners to weigh joining water and sewer authority

    Bel Air would be the third and final municipality in Harford County to sign on to the second phase of implementing a regional water and sewer authority, if the members of the Board of Town Commissioners approve a memorandum of understanding during their...
  • Harford blanketed with 12 to 18 inches of snow overnight

    Harford blanketed with 12 to 18 inches of snow overnight
    Harford County residents awoke Thursday morning to the biggest snow storm to hit the area so far this season. By late morning, it had dumped several inches of snow on northeastern Maryland and had begun changing over to rain and sleet. The storm was...
  • Anne Arundel digs out from winter storm

    Anne Arundel digs out from winter storm
    With schools, government offices and workplaces closed Thursday, many in Anne Arundel County spent the day digging out from under a heavy, wet snowfall that blanketed the region. Some did it for themselves; some did it for others. In downtown...
  • Harford snow totals hit 12 to 18 inches Thursday morning

    Harford snow totals hit 12 to 18 inches Thursday morning
    Half a labrador retriever? Three beer cans? One car tire? Any way you measure it – and there have certainly been some creative ways, per the Internet – it's a lot of snow. After predictions for Harford County wavered between 6 to 12 inches...
  • Baby steps on public ethics

    Baby steps on public ethics
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's announcement last week that Baltimore would put public officials' financial disclosure statements online was both a welcome step forward and a sign of just how far Maryland has to go to be truly transparent. The city's...
  • 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...