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  • Suspected cougar sighting reported in Abingdon early Wednesday

    Suspected cougar sighting reported in Abingdon early Wednesday
    Some very big cats may have been roaming the neighborhoods around Abingdon Elementary School in the middle of the night Tuesday into early Wednesday morning, according to a report made to Harford County's 911 Center. Someone called 911 at 12:54 a.m....
  • Fall turkey, deer harvests up compared with last year

    Fall turkey, deer harvests up compared with last year
    Maryland hunters have killed considerably more turkeys and deer than this time last year because of better conditions, the Department of Natural Resources said late last week. Hunters completed the early portions of the archery and muzzleloader deer...
  • Cougars not as unlikely in Harford as it might seem at first glance [Editorial]

    There was a time when cougars roamed Harford County, then again, it may have been in the times before there was a Harford County, strictly speaking. Harford County was split off from Baltimore County in 1773, and there's a reasonable chance there were...
  • Teachers struggling to implement changes, survey shows

    Teachers struggling to implement changes, survey shows
    Schools from Ocean City to Garrett County are struggling to put in place two major shifts in education policy this year, with teachers working longer hours and sometimes feeling overwhelmed, according to a survey released Wednesday by the state teachers...
  • Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles

    Rosedale train derailment creates explosion that broke windows; smoke visible for miles
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the...
  • Train derails in Rosedale area

    Train derails in Rosedale area
    A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles. Authorities identified the driver...
  • Deep Creek vacation home is dream of a lifetime

    Deep Creek vacation home is dream of a lifetime
    Hanging on the wall of Mike and Jean Tumbarello's new retreat at Deep Creek Lake is an old framed greeting card with a primitive drawing of a brown log cabin nestled among trees aglow with autumn colors. The scene is rendered in crayon with a sentiment...
  • Baltimore area under severe thunderstorm watch

    A severe thunderstorm watch remained in effect for Baltimore and surrounding counties about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday after a previous warning was lifted, according to the National Weather Service. The watch is in effect for Baltimore, Baltimore County and Anne...
  • Western Maryland wind project faces limits to protect bats, birds

    Western Maryland wind project faces limits to protect bats, birds
    Maryland's first industrial-scale wind energy project would be required under a federal plan issued Monday to slow down its turbines at certain times of the year to reduce the number of endangered bats that might be killed by the long, spinning blades....
  • Gas industry slams Bay Foundation fracking video

    Gas industry slams Bay Foundation fracking video
    An industry group is accusing the Chesapeake Bay Foundation of misrepresenting the facts in a video investigation the environmental group released last fall purporting to show natural gas wells and processing facilities spewing invisible plumes of...
  • Commentary: Bearly able to conceal excitement about bears

    Since I was a kid, I've spent a lot of time in the woods. My family has camped in state and national parks along the East Coast from Maine to Florida, and I've even hiked relatively short portions of the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, Pennsylvania and...
  • Some in GOP may back gambling bill

    As House Democratic leaders try to muster the votes to pass a gambling bill in Annapolis, they may have some unusual allies: Republicans. Though the 43-member House GOP caucus opposed having a special session on gambling, now that one has been called,...