| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Nothing was going to stop Jack Poitras from playing taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, not even the National Park Police.
"I said, 'I am willing to be arrested,'" the Vietnam veteran from Missouri recalled. He had...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Maryland utilities participating in a voluntary program that encourages the use of suppliers owned by minorities, women or disabled veterans spent 11 percent less on contracts with such businesses last year even as total contracting grew modestly.
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:38 AM
Humidity is at or near its highest levels of the summer in the Baltimore area, but relief is in sight as the weekend approaches.
The dew point reached a stifling 74 degrees by 11 a.m. at both Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:19 PM
6:19 P.M. UPDATE: The flash flood watch across the region has been canceled. Rainfall topped an inch downtown, and neared it at BWI Airport, but the heaviest rain fall south and southwest of Baltimore.
Some rainfall totals around the region, according...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:51 PM
The O'Malley administration is launching a three-year, $125 million construction project that will set the table for more international flights from BWI Marshall Airport.
The plans appear to dovetail with the likely move of the airport's largest...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:52 PM
If the falling leaves, shorter days and the return of traffic jams on the JFX have you pining for those lost, carefree days of summer, we commiserate — especially after we tried to drown our end-of-summer blues in a sunny strawberries-and-creme...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Temperatures are expected to surge into the upper 90s starting Monday, with highs staying around there through the week. The heat index is expected to top 100 degrees.
It's not just the high temperatures -- dew points in the 70s are expected to make...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
4:46 p.m. update: The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued an air quality alert across Central Maryland for Wednesday, with "Code Orange" conditions. Code Orange indicates air pollution levels unhealthy for sensitive populations, including...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:41 PM
4:41 p.m. update: The Maryland Department of the Environment has extended its "Code Orange" air quality alert through Thursday evening. Children, the elderly, people with asthma and other sensitive groups are urged to avoid strenuous activity or...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Temperatures rose to the mid-90s across the Baltimore area -- with heat indices approaching 110 degrees in some areas -- Thursday afternoon as much of the nation bakes under a heat wave.
Little cooling came overnight in the city, with an early morning...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:21 PM
Wayne L. Sherman, a Baltimore City employee and a Morrell Park activist, suffered an apparent heart attack July 11 after being stricken on a street in downtown Baltimore. He died at Mercy Medical Center.
He was 52 and lived on Washington Boulevard....
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Update: There's a severe thunderstorm warning until 7 p.m. for parts of Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties. The excessive heat warning was cancelled after storms rolled through the area.
Friday is forecast to bring one last full day of a heat wave...