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  • Five Maryland toll bridges to receive security upgrade

    Five Maryland toll bridges to receive security upgrade
    Five state-owned toll bridges will be getting an $11 million security upgrade, including new lighting, sensors to detect stopped vehicles and cameras to peer above and below the spans. Work on the bridges — Bay, Key, Nice, Tydings and Hatem —...
  • PlanMaryland is a bureaucratic takeover

    What if Maryland's governor initiated a plan to incrementally reduce local planning authority and concentrate it in the hands of unaccountable technocrats in Annapolis? What if he dusted off a 37-year-old law and used it as a pretext to implement this...
  • Chief counsel McDonald appointed to Md. high court

    Gov. Martin O'Malley filled 10 of the open judicial seats in Maryland Thursday, selecting Robert N. McDonald, the chief counsel for opinions and advice in the attorney general's office, for the state's highest court. McDonald, a former federal prosecutor...
  • Maryland groundwater dated to more than 2 million years old

    Maryland groundwater dated to more than 2 million years old
    Most people throw out a jug of milk after a week or so. The oldest bottle of wine, on the other hand, is the most savored. But what about water? Some of what comes out of faucets in Annapolis, Leonardtown or Easton, it turns out, is older than the...
  • Five added to death toll from heat

    State health officials confirmed five more heat-related deaths Monday as a cool-down ended one of the longest heat waves on record for the region. The heat killed a total of 18 people during a 12-day stretch of 90- and 100-degree heat, state health...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be mostly cloudy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 87 and east winds 5 to 7 miles per hour. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation. There is a 30 percent chance of precipitation....
  • Discovery of WWII shells at state park spurs search

    Discovery of WWII shells at state park spurs search
    Growing up, George E. Raley Jr. heard stories that the military had conducted some sort of testing during World War II on the quiet Southern Maryland peninsula known as Newtowne Neck. As an adult, he would learn that his father had assisted in...
  • O'Malley 'flush fee' increase may fall short

    O'Malley 'flush fee' increase may fall short
    With the Chesapeake Bay cleanup at a critical juncture, Gov. Martin O'Malley is calling on Marylanders to double down on their contribution to the effort, proposing to raise the "flush fee" every household pays from $2.50 to $5 a month, on average....
  • University leaders praise O'Malley's proposed budget

    The leaders of Maryland's university system say they're grateful that Gov. Martin O'Malley has proposed another increase in higher-education spending for 2012-2013 at a time when many states are slashing support for public universities. University...
  • Military weapons wash ashore in St. Mary's state park

    A waterfront state park in Southern Maryland has been temporarily closed after several pieces of military weaponry washed ashore, authorities said Friday. Over the past few days a few "military ordnance" items were found on the waterline of Newtowne...
  • More military explosives found in St. Mary's state park

    Ten more World War II-era Navy artillery rounds have been found along the shore of a state park in Southern Maryland, the Office of the State Fire Marshal said Saturday. Newtowne Neck State Park in Leonardtown was closed Friday after several pieces of...
  • More explosives found in St. Mary's state park Tuesday

    Underwater surveys of the shoreline along a state park in Southern Maryland turned up eight more World War II-era military explosives, according to fire officials. More than 18 pieces of military ordnance — artillery shells — have been...