| Sep 23, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Kids are not tidy. My family spends much of the weekend on the road, logging lots of miles and meals in the car — add a 3-year-old to the mix and you can guarantee a mess or two. Each Sunday we return with a little more than we left with, usually...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 6:09 PM
Riverside police say an arrest this week derailed a sophisticated scheme of stealing gasoline by overriding the pump counter and filling 5-gallon jugs.
The investigation began Jan. 20 when a Riverside officer pulled into a 7-Eleven at 26th Street and...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:55 PM
One day recently, I drove over to the Rossmoyne area to talk to a couple who have lived in their house for many years.
They showed me an old album, filled with black-and-white photos of Rossmoyne when some of the houses were still under construction and...
| Mar 31, 2013
What kind of regular maintenance should I do to prepare my home for spring?
Jim Embe, Baltimore district manager for Home Depot, suggests these spring chores for around the home.
•Now is the time to put down lawn fertilizer and pre-emergent...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 3:59 AM
An extra-alarm fire caused by a space heater broke out in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Monday night, according to authorities.
The fire started after 10 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Lowe Avenue when a curtain next to a space heater caught fire,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Before Harford County entertains even a notion of levying a fire tax to support the local volunteer fire and ambulance service, the citizens need to have full access to the local fire company books.
During a recent meeting of a county government...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:27 AM
A neighbor of a Santa Ana group assisted living home where a fire killed two people Wednesday said he tried to retrieve a water hose to help douse the flames, but by the time he returned "it was too late."
Hugo Montes, who lives two houses down from the...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 12:56 PM
A 71-year-old woman who cared for five mentally impaired adults in a Santa Ana group home scrambled to help them Wednesday morning after a smoke alarm warned her the house was on fire, fire officials said.
The caregiver of the four-bedroom group home at...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:28 PM
It's time to get cold to help Havre de Grace to keep from burning.
The third annual Susquehanna Hose Company Duck Dunk, a fundraising event with the look and feel of a Polar Bear Plunge, is planned for 8 to 10 a.m. this Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Havre de...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
California is officially in a drought. This is state's driest year on record, and the National Weather said this week that the dry conditions will persist or get worse through April — meaning the rainy season won't be rainy.
Gov. Jerry Brown...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 5:21 PM
If you’re not at least a little panicky, then you’re not paying attention. California is in a state of slow-moving emergency. The governor, Jerry Brown, made it official last week: Rainfall is pitiable, snowpack and reservoir levels...