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  • Thousands go to Annapolis for gun-control rally and hearing

    Thousands go to Annapolis for gun-control rally and hearing
    Several thousand Marylanders went to Annapolis to voice their opinions on gun control Wednesday as the General Assembly began considering Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping proposal to impose new limits on the purchase of firearms. At a hearing before a...
  • Convicted serial rapist dies in hospital after assault

    A serial rapist serving several life sentences in a maximum-security state prison has died in the hospital after being assaulted by another inmate, Maryland State Police said Wednesday. Michael Armstead, 53, was assaulted Nov. 27 at the North Branch...
  • Western Md. bracing for blizzard; frigid winds to reach Baltimore

    Western Md. bracing for blizzard; frigid winds to reach Baltimore
    Western Maryland is under a winter storm watch going into the weekend, with the possibility of white-out conditions and more than 6 inches of snow. That precipitation isn't expected to reach Baltimore -- but a blast of frigid wind is. A winter storm...
  • High wind watch issued across Central Maryland; BGE warns of outages

    High wind watch issued across Central Maryland; BGE warns of outages
    Central Maryland is under a high wind watch starting Saturday morning, with gusts expected to reach 60 mph during the day. The forecast prompted utility Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to warn of possible power outages. Rain is forecast to usher in the...
  • Violent weather system could spawn blizzard in Western Md., damaging winds in Baltimore

    Violent weather system could spawn blizzard in Western Md., damaging winds in Baltimore
    A strong low-pressure system causing blizzards across the Midwest is forecast to bring potential white-out conditions in Western Maryland and damaging winds across the Baltimore area Friday and Saturday. Heavy snow combined with strong winds could create...
  • Winter chill arrives with solstice

    Winter chill arrives with solstice
    Winter officially arrived with the solstice at 6:12 Friday morning, and along with it came a brisk wind in the Baltimore area and snow in Western Maryland. The day's high at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport came at midnight,...
  • Weather hazards threaten to complicate holiday travel

    Weather hazards threaten to complicate holiday travel
    State highway officials are urging motorists heading north and west for the holidays to be cautious, given winter weather conditions expected in some areas in the coming days. The weather could complicate holiday travel and celebration plans as people...
  • Forecasters see another taste of winter early Wednesday

    Forecasters see another taste of winter early Wednesday
    The region had a taste of a white Christmas early this week, and forecasters predicted another chance of wintry weather on Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, a storm system will begin moving into the Baltimore area Wednesday morning,...
  • Hunters discover decomposing body in remote woods of Allegany

    About 10 a.m. Saturday, hunters in a remote wooded area of Allegany County in Western Maryland came across a gruesome and bizarre scene. A man's body, dressed in underwear, jeans and brown boots, was decomposing on the ground, with what appeared to be...
  • Unions do their business on taxpayers' dime

    It's the old "fair share" argument, but this time it holds even less water than usual. The Maryland State Education Association, the union that bargains on behalf of K-12 teachers throughout Maryland, wants to force all teachers — members or not &#...
  • Allegany Co. man shot by state trooper dies

    An Allegany County man shot Thursday night by state troopers as he opened fire on members of his family has died of his wounds, police said Friday. Samuel E. George was pronounced dead at Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to police. Internal and...
  • 'Black liquor' phase-out clears Senate

    'Black liquor' phase-out clears Senate
    A phase-out of renewable energy subsidies for paper mills has cleared the Maryland Senate, though with a provision that guarantees the state's only paper plant in Allegany County would continue to receive payments underwritten by taxpayers....