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3 hrs ago | CBS Local
The American Meteor Society has received more than 200 reports - mostly from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Northern Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware - of a bright fireball lighting up the night sky Sunday night. Mike Hankey, a member of AMS, says it was likely a big chunk of ice from a comet that zoomed past Earth.
7 hrs ago | Maryland Department of Natural Resources
A survey released today by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources indicates 73 percent of Marylanders want their state and local governments to take actions to protect their communities against the impacts of climate change, and more than half believe protecting coastal areas from sea-level rise should be a high or very high priority for the Governor and the General Assembly. The report is the first of four to be released this fall from a survey of over 2,000 Maryland citizens conducted this spring by George Mason University in conjunction with the Climate Communication Consortium of Maryland.
8 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Maryland has agreed to provide local school systems more time for students to get required vaccinations after school superintendents raised concerns about children missing school because they could not meet the deadline. The state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is offering a 45-day extension to allow students to get the required vaccinations.
10 hrs ago | Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Maryland Natural Resources Police officers charged two men with illegal hunting in separate incidents in Allegany and Frederick counties this past weekend. Steven Daniel McKee, 48, of Flintstone, received six citations for killing a bear out of season and using bait, and for failing to report killing an antlerless deer.
14 hrs ago | CBS Local
The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving some employees the day off after bedbugs were discovered in a portion of the agency's headquarters building in Baltimore. Agency spokesman Jay Apperson says employees who work on one floor of the building were granted administrative leave for Monday.
Another weekend of action on the gridiron has the state busy playing some football.
Probationary Officer Themis Speis has been suspended from the Prince George's County Police Department after he was charged Sunday with second degree assault. The suspension stems from a domestic situation that occurred when Speis was off duty.
A western Maryland church is inviting people to explore its historical connections to both slavery and the war that ended it. Western Md.
Widespread collection of personal data online frequently prompts debate about privacy, but there is one group of people that has largely managed to remain behind a wall of anonymity, says Danielle Citron : perpetrators of online threats and harassment. "On the one hand, the government knows everything about us.
Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The Maryland Department of the Environment recently unveiled a draft rule two years in the planning that would require coal-burning plants in the Baltimore and Washington areas to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by 48 percent over the next four years.
The Maryland State Board of Elections is carefully reviewing the two complaints Maryland gubernatorial campaigns have filed against each other in the past two weeks. Anyone can file a campaign finance complaint, and they do: Maryland Board of Elections records of a dozen complaints this year show everyone from private citizens to disgruntled campaign employees are feeling aggrieved this election season.
The Prince George's County school board will go to court to defend a high school principal against allegations that she bullied and belittled her teachers and staff. The Washington Post reports former Largo High School employees have alleged Principal Angelique Simpson-Marcus routinely made inappropriate comments to teachers and staff.
Last year, Maryland positioned itself as an East Coast leader in offshore wind development with the passage of the Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2013 . The Sierra Club's Maryland Chapter worked for more than three years to get the bill passed.
Maryland State Police were investigating three serious motor vehicle accidents late Friday night, including two fatal crashes within a mile of each other in Joppa and another on Belair Road in Fallston. TFC Orem of the Maryland State Police Bel Air Barrack confirmed Saturday morning that two of the crashes, one at the intersection of route 152 and Old Mountain Road Central in Joppa and one in front of Mountain Branch Golf Course, involved fatalities.
Amid celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," leaders in Maryland have hammered home a point: If it weren't for Baltimore, American history might well have turned out very differently. "For many Americans, the War of 1812 was a minor event, but not for us," Gov. Martin O'Malley said Thursday.
Republican Larry Hogan said Friday that if Maryland residents want a substantial change in direction in the governor's office, they should vote for him, while Democratic Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown told a conference of local officials that the kind of changes Hogan advocates would hurt the state.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 09:00 pm
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