A strong low-pressure system causing blizzards across the Midwest is forecast to bring potential white-out conditions in Western Maryland and damaging winds across the Baltimore area Friday and Saturday.
WASHINGTON — In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday.
A $60 billion emergency spending bill that would provide federal aid to states still recovering from Hurricane Sandy would guarantee additional money for Maryland and subtly change the way administration officials determine eligibility for disaster relief.
Western Maryland is under a winter storm watch going into the weekend, with the possibility of white-out conditions and more than 6 inches of snow. That precipitation isn't expected to reach Baltimore -- but a blast of frigid wind is.
As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate from Perryville to Baltimore's Graceland Park in the coming months, as a division of the national service organization establishes its first urban campus.
Granting an appeal by Gov. Martin O'Malley, the federal government on Friday reversed course and approved disaster aid for Somerset County residents who suffered damage from the remnants of Superstorm Sandy.
State and local officials have returned to the Eastern Shore communities ravaged by Sandy's heavy rains and high winds to comb over the damage in hopes of appealing federal officials' decision to deny aid to Maryland.
Maryland's congressional delegation continued to pressure the Obama administration Friday to reconsider its decision to deny federal aid to Eastern Shore families affected by Hurricane Sandy as state leaders urged victims to report damage.
Maryland emergency management officials are asking lower Eastern Shore residents to report damage to their property that occurred during Superstorm Sandy as part of an effort to appeal denial of federal storm cleanup money.
The National Hurricane Center is loosening the criteria it uses in issuing hurricane warnings so that future storms like Superstorm Sandy would prompt the same alerts as if they were still officially classified as hurricanes, according to AccuWeather.com.