| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Oppressive humidity and 90-degree temperatures had heat index values pushing 100 degrees Wednesday afternoon and posed risks of severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and large hail in the afternoon and evening.
The heat index hit 105 degrees by 2 p....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:27 PM
We thank the nameless graffiti artist in Carroll County who spray painted a denunciation of an aborted plan to house some of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the southern U.S. border in recent months at a military facility near...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley came under fire Wednesday for advocating for thousands of children entering the U.S. illegally while simultaneously trying to wave the White House off a potential shelter in Westminster, Md.
CNN and others reported that O'Malley...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 7:06 PM
State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 17, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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 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 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.