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  • Paper mills reap millions from state energy law

    Paper mills reap millions from state energy law
    A Western Maryland paper mill and several others in the region have collected millions of dollars over the past eight years by taking advantage of an obscure provision in a state law that is supposed to encourage the development of wind, solar and other...
  • Thousands go to Annapolis for gun-control rally and hearing

    Thousands go to Annapolis for gun-control rally and hearing
    Several thousand Marylanders went to Annapolis to voice their opinions on gun control Wednesday as the General Assembly began considering Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping proposal to impose new limits on the purchase of firearms. At a hearing before a...
  • Convicted serial rapist dies in hospital after assault

    A serial rapist serving several life sentences in a maximum-security state prison has died in the hospital after being assaulted by another inmate, Maryland State Police said Wednesday. Michael Armstead, 53, was assaulted Nov. 27 at the North Branch...
  • Western Md. bracing for blizzard; frigid winds to reach Baltimore

    Western Md. bracing for blizzard; frigid winds to reach Baltimore
    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. A winter storm...
  • High wind watch issued across Central Maryland; BGE warns of outages

    High wind watch issued across Central Maryland; BGE warns of outages
    Central Maryland is under a high wind watch starting Saturday morning, with gusts expected to reach 60 mph during the day. The forecast prompted utility Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to warn of possible power outages. Rain is forecast to usher in the...
  • Violent weather system could spawn blizzard in Western Md., damaging winds in Baltimore

    Violent weather system could spawn blizzard in Western Md., damaging winds in Baltimore
    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. Heavy snow combined with strong winds could create...
  • Winter chill arrives with solstice

    Winter chill arrives with solstice
    Winter officially arrived with the solstice at 6:12 Friday morning, and along with it came a brisk wind in the Baltimore area and snow in Western Maryland. The day's high at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport came at midnight,...
  • Weather hazards threaten to complicate holiday travel

    Weather hazards threaten to complicate holiday travel
    State highway officials are urging motorists heading north and west for the holidays to be cautious, given winter weather conditions expected in some areas in the coming days. The weather could complicate holiday travel and celebration plans as people...
  • Maryland ranks dead last among states in quick commutes

    Maryland ranks dead last among states in quick commutes
    Enrique Villa can walk from his condominium on Water Street to his job at St. Paul and Baltimore streets in about five minutes. In Maryland, that's rare. Villa and his wife, Kathryn, a physician whose commute by subway to Johns Hopkins Hospital is nearly...
  • Nuclear families are few in city

    Before moving with her boyfriend of three years to a Hampden home this September, Brandy Washington lived with two other women, both young professionals in their 20s, just like her. Delaying marriage is a lifestyle that has suited the 27-year-old. She...
  • McCormick warehouse cuts energy bill to zero

    McCormick warehouse cuts energy bill to zero
    With 369,000 square feet under roof, it would seem McCormick & Co.'s sprawling distribution center in Belcamp would have an eye-popping power bill, with some 3,300 light fixtures and a refrigerated storage area big enough to drive forklifts in and out....