A late-season storm was forecast to bring the first significant snowfall in Baltimore in two years Wednesday, prompting worries about travel difficulties and power outages from the wet, heavy flakes and strong wind.
With a winter storm watch in effect and the possibility of several inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday in Central Maryland, officials at Baltimore Gas and Electric have put the call out for 500 out-of-state utility workers to be prepared to help in the aftermath of the storm.
By By Alison Knezevich, Jonathan Pitts and Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun
Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration on Thursday asked lawmakers to expand the state's early voting program, allow absentee voters to mark their ballots online and offer same-day registration during early voting.
Lawmakers and representatives of Maryland's county and municipal governments sparred Tuesday over a pair of bills in Annapolis that would raise the fines for sewage spills which annually dump millions of gallons of untreated waste into local waters and the Chesapeake Bay.
Part data collectors and part tour guides, the 10 yellow navigational markers that make up the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System have been a hit with the public and weather forecasters since their launch in 2007.
A consortium of Northeastern states including Maryland has agreed to reset a power plant emissions cap to current levels and to tighten it annually starting in 2015, an action officials said would increase investment in energy efficiency and slightly raise electricity prices, besides cutting pollution.
Members of Maryland's congressional delegation asked the Obama administration on Thursday to reconsider its decision to deny federal disaster aid to Garrett County residents walloped by an October snow storm.
Baltimore County has secured $3.42 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency grant money to buy six properties in the Beaverdam Run flood plain in Cockeysville for flood remediation purposes. Some of the affected property owners, however, have indicated they'd rather take their chances and stay in the flood plain than take a bath on the property sales.
A pair of Towson teens who have grown up on stage together at the Children's Playhouse of Maryland have leading roles in its performance of The Little Mermaid, which the group will bring to the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta Jan. 18-20.
Crisfield, Md., is just now beginning to rebuild from the floods that accompanied Sandy — the worst experienced here in 80 years — but the Eastern Shore city faces big challenges as its leaders embark on the far more difficult task of preparing for future storms.