| Feb 16, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Gay Lynn Diffenderffer had no idea that her husband was growing marijuana at their Baltimore County home, her attorney says, until state police investigating his mysterious disappearance discovered about 100 plants in a locked basement.
Two weeks later,...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 4:44 AM
As the eye of Hurricane Sandy loomed a few hundred miles to the southeast and the monster storm churned toward the Mid-Atlantic coast, Marylanders braced for the arrival of a weather system with the potential to be the most damaging to hit the United...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 3:50 PM
With Maryland largely spared from the worst of superstorm Sandy's wrath, some Baltimore-area emergency personnel — including a specially trained urban search and rescue team and multiple medical units — are gearing up to be dispatched to...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:33 AM
Don't forget that this weekend is the annual Christmas Bazaar sponsored by St. Francis Catholic Church in Fulton. It begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, and continues on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The Folly Quarter Middle School PTA...
| Mar 23, 2013
While hundreds of thousands of federal workers brace for unpaid furloughs starting next month, Uncle Sam is still looking to hire.
In one week alone this month, nearly 2,200 job listings available to the public were posted on USAJobs.gov, the federal...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 8:21 PM
Florence P. Haseltine knows the power of scientists meeting face to face. The former researcher at the National Institutes of Health notes a list of milestones achieved through networking and collaboration at conferences, such as the deliberations that...
| Feb 27, 2013
Harford County, home to Aberdeen Proving Ground and the massive federal military and civilian workforce that comes with it, is bracing for automatic federal spending cuts – known as sequestration – which could have a ripple effect far beyond...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:49 PM
Federal education officials warned Wednesday of deep cuts to school systems such as Baltimore's if lawmakers fail to avert across-the-board spending reductions — leaving local schools uncertain how many teachers and programs they can retain next...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:05 PM
On her first full day on the job, the new Anne Arundel County executive shut down a surveillance operation inside the county office building that included 500 cameras recording minute-by-minute activity in and around numerous county government facilities....
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:47 AM
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security now incarcerates, via immigration detention, more people per year than any other state or federal agency. In 2012, the DHS detained over 429,000 noncitizens awaiting immigration hearings or deportation, at a $2...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 10:54 AM
A Hispanic woman was eating her lunch near a pond outside her workplace when deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office arbitrarily accosted her. They questioned her about her immigration status, arrested her and placed her in detention, where...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:17 PM
The federal government has an innovation problem — or does it?
The answer depends on whom you ask.
Federal employees surveyed over the past three years have had a declining view of government innovation. But that doesn't mean Uncle Sam doesn't...