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  • Severe storms spawning tornado warnings across region

    Severe storms spawning tornado warnings across region
    8:57 p.m. Tornado warning until 9:30 p.m. for Frederick, Carroll, western Baltimore and NW Howard counties, including Eldersburg, Westminster, Hampstead and Manchester. 8:45From The Aegis: The storm ripped through Harford County, doing some of the most...
  • Update: Schools releasing students in wake of tornado warning

    Carroll County Public Schools said it was dismissing students at 4:15 p.m. in the wake of a tornado warning that passed through Carroll County. School officials are reminding parents that the dismissals are one and a half hours behind schedule. All...
  • Transit of Venus offers rare glimpse of heavens

    Transit of Venus offers rare glimpse of heavens
    When Venus passed between Earth and the sun 251 years ago Tuesday, scientists scribbled down observations that helped calculate a rough estimate of the size of our solar system. Using crude telescopes, they watched the yellow planet move across the sun'...
  • Nine tornadoes tear through Maryland

    Nine tornadoes tear through Maryland
    At least nine tornadoes ripped through Maryland on Friday during a 41/2-hour period, the National Weather Service said Sunday. Tornadoes touched down in six counties — including one that left a four-mile path of destruction in Carroll County,...
  • Controversial 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in circulation, and in high demand, in Carroll County libraries

    Controversial 'Fifty Shades of Grey' in circulation, and in high demand, in Carroll County libraries
    Unlike in Harford County — where the book, "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E. L. James, has been labeled as "pornographic" and won't appear on shelves — residents of Carroll County can go to a local library and reserve a copy of the controversial...
  • Special Olympians, police bringing Torch Run through Carroll County

    Special Olympians, police bringing Torch Run through Carroll County
    Officers representing the police agencies throughout Carroll County will be on the streets of Sykesville, Taneytown, Manchester, Westminster and Mount Airy on Wednesday, June 6, beginning at 8 am, taking part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run...
  • Black bear in Baltimore Co. spotted near elementary school

    Black bear in Baltimore Co. spotted near elementary school
    When Lisa Moore searched outside her house in Jacksonville on Thursday for her 4-year-old daughter, she instead found a 2-year-old black bear. "I looked for her, turned the corner… I see this bear on its hind legs and it was trying to eat bird...
  • Tornado count raised to 12

    Tornado count raised to 12
    The count of confirmed tornadoes that struck Maryland on June 1 reached a dozen on Thursday as meteorologists continued to survey radar images and storm damage. Tornadoes added to the list most recently included those confirmed in Queen Anne's County,...
  • Supporters sink their teeth into Westminster dog park proposal

    Supporters sink their teeth into Westminster dog park proposal
    With a little luck and some donations, Carroll County dogs may soon have their day, as plans are in works for the county's first off-leash dog park. Supporters of the park — both four- and two-legged varieties — will be at the Carroll...
  • Made in Maryland: Magical inferno

    Made in Maryland: Magical inferno
    There is less blowing in glass blowing than you'd think, says artisan Foster Holcombe, who converted a milking barn into a studio that glows with colorful creations — and tremendous heat. "You blow a little to create a cavity," he says, standing...
  • Head of the Class: Carroll student earn degrees and accolades

    Carroll County students reaped rewards for their educational excellence with the following degrees, honors and awards: Hannah Sterling of Mount Airy recently earned a bachelor's degree from Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. She majored in biological and...
  • State, counties activate heat emergency plans

    Maryland health officials have activated a state heat emergency plan, and some counties have followed suit, with temperatures already topping 90 degrees by 11 a.m. Wednesday. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is warning residents to be...