| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:12 AM
The crisis may have eased in Toledo, but the toxic algae in Lake Erie that contaminated the water supply for 500,000 people in Ohio continues to plague lakes and rivers across the country, including here in Maryland.
Lake Williston, a swimming hole...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:41 PM
James Rogers Miller Jr., a former state delegate from Montgomery County who spent 15 years as a federal district judge in Baltimore, died of congestive heart failure June 25 at HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton. He was 83.
"Judge Miller was an...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Robert Joseph Shockley, a former Loch Raven Elementary School principal, died of cancer Jan. 13 at Metropolitan Hospital in Miami. The former Towson resident was 92.
Born in Greensboro in Caroline County, he was the son of William Harvey Shockley, who...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:03 PM
WALDORF — Things were looking good for the Hereford Bulls. Cruising 24-8 after five matches, it appeared the team would secure the school's first ever state dual meet wrestling championship. Then, Kent Island woke up.
The Buccaneers won six of the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:01 PM
The General Assembly will consider a handful of bills related to the mortgage crisis, but unlike in previous years, many focus on what happens to borrowers after foreclosure.
The bills — most of which would limit the risks of debt that can linger...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:46 AM
To understand how unevenly the recession and recovery rippled across Maryland, consider its economic extremes.
At one end, there's Anne Arundel County. Its employment base was 7 percent larger this spring than it was five years earlier, a gain of 17,000...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced $5.5 million in grants to local boards of education Wednesday to increase the use of digital technology in education and to help students earn college credits and career certification while in high school.
At a news...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:10 AM
Lawyers for John Norman Huffington, a Bel Air man who was twice convicted of killing a young man and young woman in Harford County in 1981, will argue for his release from prison on Thursday while Huffington awaits a new trial, granted this spring on...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, attorney Ryan Malone learned that his client John Norman Huffington became a free man after serving 32 years of two life sentences for a Harford County double murder.
Malone, who is a member of the Ropes & Gray law firm of...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 2:00 AM
When Jim Wilson retired from the federal government four years ago, he and his wife moved to Kent Island, where they initially enjoyed watching ospreys fishing in Northwest Creek from their waterfront home.
But now, Wilson and most others living...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Inviting more jokes about the propensity of Maryland GOP to form circular firing squads, the Caroline County Republican Central Committee released a statement Tuesday night criticizing its counterpart in Queen Anne's County for permitting Gov. Martin O'...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Residents of the Middle Eastern Shore have learned through decades of hard experience that they can't trust the Dover Bridge.
The decrepit relic of the Herbert Hoover years, which crosses the Choptank River between Talbot and Caroline counties, is...