| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:31 PM
The U.S. Coast Guard asked for the public's help Wednesday identifying a "hoax caller" who made six fake distress calls between May 1 and June 1.
Each time, a male voice originating out of the Middle River area of Baltimore County has called out,...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 11:33 AM
Logan McNaney has one more meeting to program into his iPad's calendar each month.
Superintendent Joe Hairston appointed McNaney and seniors from Dulaney, Hereford, Catonsville and Woodlawn high schools and from the Carver Center for Arts and...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:47 PM
The commandant of the Coast Guard, in Maryland this week to visit a newly launched national security cutter, said Thursday that he expects to deploy two of the state-of-the-art vessels off the East Coast.
Initially, the Coast Guard had planned to berth...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:48 AM
Small craft advisories are a common occurrence on the Chesapeake Bay, so take note that tomorrow begins the National Weather Service’s Safe Boating Week, in partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard and other groups.
The weather service will...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:28 PM
A water rescue of four people from a boat offshore from Hawkins Point in Baltimore late Sunday night resulted in three people being taken to area hospitals, two of them in critical condition, the United States Coast Guard said Monday.
The rescue occurred...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Having trouble motivating yourself to get up on your vacation days? Well, the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum has a program to get you and your family up and active in the mornings. Starting July 2 the museum will host free educational programs on...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:52 PM
With cannon booms, a drum roll and the Navy at the ready, the state unveiled its plans Thursday to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a series of events designed to showcase Maryland's role in the conflict.
The Pride of Baltimore II, numerous...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 12:43 PM
From what I've read so far, the capsizing of the Costa Concordia appears to have been perfectly preventable. The captain's foolhardy navigation, as well as his alleged abandoning of the ship (per this Italian Coast Guard transcript), may indeed prove to...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 11:58 AM
As the 100th anniversary the RMS Titanic disaster approaches, the Costa Concordia grounding is a stark reminder that going to sea remains dangerous. A modern cruise ship sailing a routine route capsized in a matter of minutes in beautiful weather, leaving...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 6:09 PM
A pollution whistle blower may be granted a financial reward Wednesday at the sentencing of two foreign shipping companies that were illegally pumping oily sludge and plastic into the sea and falsifying records to cover their tracks, according to court...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Herman G. "Hank" Tillman Jr., a retired Air Force colonel and pilot who flew in World War II, Korea and Vietnam and was one of Maryland's most decorated veterans, died Sunday of liver failure at his Chester home. He was 89.
He was born in his immigrant...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:44 PM
Lighting Maryland homes with power from giant turbines off Ocean City moved closer to reality Thursday as federal officials announced they are ready to go forward with leasing vast areas along the Mid-Atlantic coast for wind farms.
Interior Secretary Ken...