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  • Flood watches issued ahead of rainy stretch

    Flood watches issued ahead of rainy stretch
    Forecasters cautioned of possible flash flooding and coastal flooding Tuesday and Wednesday, with a stretch of rainy weather setting in by late Monday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for nearly all of Maryland west of the...
  • Put wind farm on hold [Letter]

    Put wind farm on hold [Letter]
    One can always hear a great "spin" in a story, particularly when the authors are activists for a cause. I refer to the commentary concerning wind turbines in Somerset County ("A wind-win situation," April 21). Authors Tom Vinson and Bruce Burcat are...
  • O'Malley signs Maryland minimum-wage increase into law

    O'Malley signs Maryland minimum-wage increase into law
    Vowing to strengthen Maryland's middle class, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Monday that will gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour — his No. 1 legislative priority for the last of his eight years in office. The...
  • With hope of ending the year June 12, Harford school officials seek state waiver for five missed days

    With hope of ending the year June 12, Harford school officials seek state waiver for five missed days
    Harford County Public Schools will request the maximum of five state waivers for instructional days missed for inclement weather, school officials say, and if they are approved, the school year will end on June 12. Neighboring Cecil County Public Schools...
  • Suspected serial burglar's smash and grab in Aberdeen turned deadly

    Suspected serial burglar's smash and grab in Aberdeen turned deadly
    Before he broke into to the Target in Aberdeen in the early morning hours of March 21 and was later shot and killed by police following a high speed highway chase, Rajsaun McCray was already facing store burglary charges in three other Maryland counties....
  • Assembly enters final week with tough issues pending

    Assembly enters final week with tough issues pending
    As the General Assembly enters the final week of its 90-day session, lawmakers have fewer issues coming down to the wire than in a typical year — but some that remain are very thorny indeed. A proposal to raise the minimum wage, Gov. Martin O'...
  • Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb

    Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb
    Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate. Franchot wrote in a...
  • Tornado confirmed in southern Maryland

    Tornado confirmed in southern Maryland
    A tornado was confirmed Friday in St. Mary's and Calvert counties in southern Maryland, the National Weather Service said. An EF-0 tornado, with an estimated maximum wind speed of 80 mph, moved from Compton in St. Mary's County to Cove Point in...
  • Boy with autism allegedly abused by two girls in St. Mary's considered them friends, mom says

    Boy with autism allegedly abused by two girls in St. Mary's considered them friends, mom says
    He thought they were his friends. The 16-year-old autistic boy allegedly assaulted by two teenage girls in Southern Maryland is perplexed by the criminal charges they are facing and even considers one of them his girlfriend, according to the boy's...
  • House OKs energy projects on preserved farmland

    House OKs energy projects on preserved farmland
    A bill that could allow hundreds of acres of preserved farmland to be converted to wind farms or other renewable energy projects was approved Monday by the House of Delegates, 97 to 33. Supporters say farmers need the ability to diversify their income...
  • State loses FAA drone testing competition, still expects research role

    State loses FAA drone testing competition, still expects research role
    Maryland has lost its bid to be a Federal Aviation Administration test site for drones, but officials still expect the state to be involved in federal research into how the unmanned aircraft may safely be flown in U.S. airspace. Virginia was one of six...
  • Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland

    Bills would allow wind, solar projects on preserved farmland
    Hundreds of acres of Maryland farmland that are protected from development at taxpayer expense could be turned into commercial wind or solar energy farms under legislation before the General Assembly. Farm groups and the O'Malley administration...