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  • April Nor'easter stats: 2 inches of rain, 6 inches of snow in Md.

    April Nor'easter stats: 2 inches of rain, 6 inches of snow in Md.
    The sun is out and skies are blue Tuesday, and that must mean the nor'easter that wetted the region this weekend has passed. The storm's precipitation was much-needed, though it didn't solve all of the state's drought problems in one fell swoop. The...
  • Ernest B. Crofoot, labor organizer

    Ernest B. Crofoot, labor organizer
    Ernest B. Crofoot, a former labor organizer who later headed Council 67 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, died Friday of complications from cancer at his Annapolis home. He was 88. "Ernie was one hell of a trade...
  • New western Maryland wind energy project in works

    New western Maryland wind energy project in works
    While Maryland lawmakers debate whether to subsidize a large wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City, an Annapolis company is moving ahead with plans for the state's third land-based wind "farm." Synergics Wind Energy LLC, which built...
  • Lawmakers press for disaster aid for Garrett Co.

    Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snowstorm. In a letter to Federal Emergency Management...
  • O'Malley panel urges 'fracking' safeguards

    O'Malley panel urges 'fracking' safeguards
    An advisory commission studying whether shale gas extraction should proceed in Maryland called Monday for new legislation to deal with potential abuses in leasing and drilling for the fuel, but environmentalists said so many questions remain about the...
  • Baltimore area readies for messy commute Monday morning

    Baltimore area readies for messy commute Monday morning
    Winter is not quite ready to leave Baltimore. Weather forecasters called for a wintry mix of rain and snow to start falling late Sunday and into Monday that was likely to complicate morning commutes. The forecast is for "a slushy inch" of accumulation...
  • Red Cross demonstrates mobile disaster apps at UMBC class

    Red Cross demonstrates mobile disaster apps at UMBC class
    When a disaster, natural or man-made, hits, many people now turn to their mobile phones to find information or where to go for help. The American Red Cross is using smart phone technology to make getting that information fast and easy. Dom Tolli, vice...
  • Ginseng, once widespread in Maryland, now dwindling

    Ginseng, once widespread in Maryland, now dwindling
    Ginseng, one of the most sought-after medicinal herbs in the world, once flourished across much of Maryland. It has nearly vanished now, though, from all but the westernmost counties, prompting officials to ponder banning commercial harvest of the...
  • Ice storm possible Tuesday for Western Md.; heavy rain expected in Baltimore

    Ice storm possible Tuesday for Western Md.; heavy rain expected in Baltimore
    As much as a quarter inch of ice could coat surfaces in Western Maryland on Tuesday, making for "extremely hazardous" travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service. Precipitation is expected liquid in Central Maryland, though, raising...
  • Snow slows evening traffic in Baltimore area

    Snow slows evening traffic in Baltimore area
    Fat, wet flakes of snow mixed with cold rain slickened Wednesday evening commutes and slowed drivers around the region. The snow was expected to be a nuisance come Valentine's Day morning, according to forecasts. Earlier expectations of a more...
  • 5 questions on meteors/asteroids, answered

    5 questions on meteors/asteroids, answered
    As if some weren't already on edge with the prospect of an asteroid passing 17,000 miles from Earth, a meteorite exploded over Russian skies injuring 500 people. Scientists say the two aren't related, but there is a long list of questions many may have...
  • Five family getaways to explore in and around Maryland

    Five family getaways to explore in and around Maryland
    Alison Rudo grew up in Philadelphia and remembers many class trips to historic sites around the city. “It was like going back in time,” recalls the Elkridge mother of two. “Instead of just reading about Ben Franklin, you’re...