| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:02 AM
For as long as anyone can remember, wild orchids have rewarded sharp-eyed hikers in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains with pink, yellow and white blooms peeping from the forest floor.
But these "secret beauties," as one researcher dubbed them, are vanishing...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 6:06 PM
More than 46,500 ballots were cast in the first three days of early voting in the Maryland gubernatorial primary, according to the State Board of Elections.
The bulk of those came in the first two days, on Thursday and Friday, when 20,382 ballots and 17,...
| Jun 14, 2014
The public service video produced by the Maryland National Guard on sexual assault begins like others. There's footage of troops training in the field. A narrator warns of predators within the ranks. A succession of leaders discusses the impact of...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 3:47 PM
To become licensed as a nurse, a social worker or even to drive around dead bodies in Maryland, a criminal background check is required.
But not to get a doctor's license.
Instead, the state Board of Physicians asks would-be doctors to voluntarily...
| May 31, 2014
| 11:23 AM
David R. Brinkley has no problem with being called an establishment Republican. He's the party's leader in the Maryland Senate, a master of the state budget process and a pragmatist adept at bringing tax dollars back from Democratic-dominated Annapolis to...
| May 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
A $1 million investment from a state economic development fund, which officials called the largest in the fund's history, is luring software company Salsa Labs and its 50 employees to Maryland.
Salsa, which helps nonprofits carry out online fundraising...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:14 AM
A horse was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Frederick County early Tuesday morning, Maryland State Police said.
The animal was struck around the intersection of U.S. 15 and Auburn Road, police said. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.
| May 21, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Public library advocates are questioning a Baltimore County plan to transfer library information-technology services to the county government's IT office, saying it could set a precedent that threatens the library's autonomy.
County Executive Kevin...
| May 17, 2014
| 11:32 PM
The Maryland Natural Resources Police has issued a warning to boaters and anglers to avoid the Upper Potomac River, including its swollen creeks and streams, through Monday.
The advisory, issued Friday and based on information received from the...
| May 17, 2014
| 12:14 PM
When you call 911, you want to speak with a dispatcher as soon as possible. But what if, at that moment or in general, you aren't able to speak at all?
This past week marked a deadline for phone carriers to be able provide text-to-911 service in areas...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Flood warnings are in effect across the region through Friday afternoon, though rain tapered off by midday.
A coastal flood advisory is in effect along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, with high tides expected to be 2 feet above normal Friday...