| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Maryland schools Superintendent Lillian Lowery, a self-described optimist, had hoped students would excel on this year's state assessments because they were being taught under a more rigorous curriculum.
Instead, test scores plunged. Lowery now says the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:21 AM
On Monday, Mission BBQ opens it third location, and its first in St. Mary's County, in the Sans Souci Plaza in California, Md., near the Naval Air Station Patuxent River. The opening was preceded by a week of charity nights benefiting local fire and...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Two local men are on a mission to bring what they consider to be the best barbecue to more people and to do so quickly.
Bill Kraus and Steve Newton want to have a restaurant chain with more than 40 outlets and $100 million in annual revenue by 2018....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 7:40 AM
In an aircraft hangar in Southern Maryland, a group of bosses dressed in slacks and polo shirts clustered around an RQ-7B Shadow unmanned aircraft. Like excited schoolchildren, they peppered a Maryland National Guardsman with questions: How much does it...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:36 PM
On a sizzling day, one of Maryland's premier summer getaways turned ghost town while an Army bomb squad exploded World War II-era munitions that had washed up at Assateague Island National Seashore.
After two muffled explosions late Tuesday morning, a...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Forecasters are watching an expected outbreak of severe weather from Illinois to Maryland that some are likening to last June's derecho; one meteorologist predicted it would be a "multi billion dollar storm" causing massive power outages.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:21 PM
A lightning strike injured a Cecil County zookeeper, half-dollar-sized hail fell in several counties and tornado sightings sent people scurrying for shelter from Rockville to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
Yet the worst...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Teachers in most Maryland school districts may get a one-year reprieve from being judged on student test scores, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has indicated he would consider delaying the requirement.
The new teacher evaluations — which...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Work on a $4.7 million museum at Naval Air Station Patuxent River that is mostly paid for with state and federal grants has been suspended, and a prominent construction firm was recently pulled from the project, St. Mary's County officials said Friday....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:51 PM
With bipartisan help from sympathetic lawmakers, Baltimore won a House committee's approval Tuesday for a $1 billion plan to replace and repair old schools.
The Appropriations Committee voted 21-3 to send the plan to the House floor. Senate President...