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  • Mild temperatures, heavy rain, threaten flooding

     
    You knew this couldn't last. We've had three days in a row, now, with highs in the 60s. That hasn't happened here since last Nov. 8-10. But sunny days in the 60s will give way this weekend to four days......
  • Frost possible overnight, 80s by the weekend

     
    That's April for you. Forecasters out at Sterling Tuesday night are warning residents across the northern tier of Maryland counties to expect frost overnight as skies clear at temperatures dip into the upper 30s for only the seventh time this......
  • Showers push back drought zone in Md.

     
    Showers and thunderstorms during the past week have ended, for now, the agricultural drought for Baltimore and counties surrounding the Upper Chesapeake Bay. But moderate drought (tan on the map) persists this week in parts of Western Maryland, Southern...
  • Like crabs in the steamer

     
    Here we go, dear readers, staggering into what could well be some of the hottest, steamiest couple of days this summer. First, the warnings:Excessive Heat Watch: posted for Saturday in Baltimore, Southern Baltimore County, Washington, D.C., Arlington,...
  • Thunderstorm cuts the heat

     
    That noise you heard was the cold front sweeping through. The thunderstorms that crossed the region this afternoon dropped temperatures at BWI-Marshall from 91 degrees to 75 degrees between 1 and 2 p.m. As the sun returned, readings again began to......
  • Maryland hispanic population booms since 2000

    WASHINGTON - The Maryland Hispanic population has increased by at least 65 percent since the 2000 Census, contributing to increasing ethnic diversity nationally, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. There are 375,830 Hispanics living in Maryland...
  • Patronage endures, even in hard times

    State lawmakers, using a system of patronage that persists in Annapolis despite tight budgetary times, are seeking to direct hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to projects at nonprofit organizations they help run. In Baltimore, Del. Hattie N....
  • Death penalty bill gains

    New limits on the death penalty in Maryland took a major step Wednesday toward becoming law, even as some state senators acknowledged that refinements are needed in legislation that appears headed to the desk of the governor, who has said he will sign it....
  • For troubled teens, 'a second home'

    BOONSBORO - She points proudly to a new report card marked with A's and B's and talks about a future career in law enforcement. Then she acknowledges that she'd be a high school dropout abusing drugs if she hadn't been sent five months earlier to the...
  • Blues Fest adds to Hagerstown fun

    If you're looking for a little bit more culture in your life, then make your way to Hagerstown. Hagerstown, you may ask? There's more than meets the eye in this historic country town: Hear live Grammy-Award winning music, dine on Bavarian bread...
  • Westview woman has West Nile

    A 68-year-old Westview woman has become the first Baltimore County resident this year to test positive for the West Nile virus. The unidentified woman was admitted Saturday to an area hospital and remains there under treatment, according to the state...
  • Md., U.S. testing results clash

    The majority of Maryland's fourth-graders are either reading whizzes or they are stumbling miserably. It all depends on who is doing the testing. If it's the federal government, only 32 percent of Maryland's fourth-graders are proficient at reading....