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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • For Maryland Day, communities weave historic tapestries

    For Maryland Day, communities weave historic tapestries
    Outhouses. Potbellied stoves. Four-mile walks in the snow. These are legacies of the Rosenwald Schools. For the past several weeks, county students have been studying the schools, a loosely affiliated network for African-American children that a white...
  • Navy moving hospital ship Comfort to Virginia

    Navy moving hospital ship Comfort to Virginia
    The USNS Comfort, the white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century, is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday. Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship, whose...
  • Swing votes for same-sex marriage

    Some of the delegates who struggled, and ultimately supported legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland Name: Del. Tiffany Alston, Prince George's County Democrat Age: 34 A reason: Amendment she proposed protecting referendum was adopted Quote: "It...
  • Coppin president says vote of no confidence won't derail efforts to improve university

    Coppin president says vote of no confidence won't derail efforts to improve university
    The president of Coppin State University says he won't be derailed by a recent vote of no confidence from faculty members and promises rapid efforts to improve communications with those who have criticized his leadership. "I certainly take all of the...
  • Demographic shift causes state parks to adapt

    Demographic shift causes state parks to adapt
    When an approaching thunderstorm threatens swimmers at Greenbrier State Park, lifeguards reach for an iPod, scroll through the menu and press play. "La tormenta se aproxima," says the recording amplified by the loud speaker system. "Todo el mundo salga...