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  • Earthquake shakes up Laurel

    Bernard Worrell, PNC Bank vice president, left his Main Street office shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday to grab a bite to eat at a Route 1 restaurant. Worrell said he was sitting at a table in the restaurant when all of a sudden, the whole place started to...
  • Towson reacts to earthquake: 'Unnerving ... few moments' create a day of memories

    Towson reacts to earthquake: 'Unnerving ... few moments' create a day of memories
    Mark Armstrong, co-owner of Towson Framing Gallery, was upstairs in the Finkelstein building in the 400 block of York Road pricing some molding samples on Tuesday when, "I heard this big rush," he said. "It sounded like wind and a rat-a-tat-tat like...
  • Aftershock: 4.5 magnitude earthquake felt overnight in Baltimore

    A 4.5 magnitude earthquake – an apparent aftershock to Tuesday's 5.8 quake that shook Baltimore – was recorded at 1:08 a.m., near Mineral, Va., the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. Some Baltimore area residents reported via Facebook...
  • Aftershock: 4.5 magnitude earthquake felt overnight in Baltimore

    A 4.5 magnitude earthquake – an apparent aftershock to Tuesday’s 5.8 quake that shook Baltimore – was recorded at 1:08 a.m., near Mineral, Va., the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. The details of the aftershock are here. Some...
  • Former Funkhouser Quarry in Delta to be sold at auction

    The former Funkhouser Quarry in Delta, Pa., one of the last active quarries in the slate and rock industry along the Mason-Dixon Line, is set to be sold at auction in Baltimore early next week. The 124.7-acre property along Atom Road, owned by Slateridge...
  • Duckpins have been a Maryland favorite for more than 100 years

    100 Years Ago Neighbors in war and peace Social news from Lawyers Hill in the Times: "Miss Warfield was the guest of Miss Mary Bowdoin on Sunday last." From Pfeiffer's Corner social column: "Miss Alice Wheeler spent the weekend in the home of her...
  • Heavy rains cause flooding around Maryland

    Heavy rains cause flooding around Maryland
    Torrential rainfall brought on by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee flooded dozens of Baltimore-area roads, and sent the water rising out of rivers and creeks — and rescue crews have responded to more than a dozen calls of stranded drivers since...
  • Conowingo water release may approach 'Agnes' proportions this weekend, dam owner warns

    Conowingo water release may approach 'Agnes' proportions this weekend, dam owner warns
    Heavy rains Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday led to flooding, road closures, the evacuation of Port Deposit, at least two swift water rescues in Harford County and warnings that expected water release through the Conowingo Dam this week could approach...
  • EPA's climatic victory

    Tuesday's victory by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal appeals court in the District of Columbia has once again demonstrated that the science of climate change, while famously "inconvenient," is virtually impossible for fair and...
  • Ospreys in Back River get 'nest calls'

    Ospreys in Back River get 'nest calls'
    Perched atop a weathered navigational marker near Rocky Point in Back River, the osprey shifted nervously, screeched and flew off as a boat full of people approached. With the raptor circling overhead, Rebecca Lazarus climbed onto the marker and peered...
  • Maryland groundwater dated to more than 2 million years old

    Maryland groundwater dated to more than 2 million years old
    Most people throw out a jug of milk after a week or so. The oldest bottle of wine, on the other hand, is the most savored. But what about water? Some of what comes out of faucets in Annapolis, Leonardtown or Easton, it turns out, is older than the...
  • North County weathers storm

    North County weathers storm
    North County residents learned the hard way that remnants of a tropical storm can cause much more flooding than a hurricane. According to Gunpowder River expert Theaux Le Gardeur, the river rose nearly two-thirds of a foot after Hurricane Irene passed...