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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2013
6:19 P.M. UPDATE: The flash flood watch across the region has been canceled. Rainfall topped an inch downtown, and neared it at BWI Airport, but the heaviest rain fall south and southwest of Baltimore. Some rainfall totals around the region, according to the National Weather Service : Inner Harbor: 1.02 inches BWI: 0.67 Eastport: 1.49 inches Davidsonville: 2.06 inches Camp Springs: 2.55 inches Washington, D.C.: 1.53 inches Reagan National Airport: 1.33 inches Warrenton, Va.: 4.99 inches West Springfield, Va.: 5 inches The Rixeyville area of Virginia led the region, with 6.31 inches in one spot.
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
A claim that has been central to Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's critique of Maryland's economy — that the state has lost most of its Fortune 500 companies during the O'Malley administration — turns out to be false. That assertion has been a staple of Hogan's standard stump speech. Hogan repeated the claim, with minor variations, throughout the primary contest and has continued to make it a central talking point in his general election campaign against Democrat Anthony G. Brown.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
A line of storms brought 60 mph wind gusts and heavy rain across Central Maryland on Tuesday night.  The National Weather Service received reports of a 61 mph wind gust at Martin State Airport in Middle River and a 58 mph gust in Havre de Grace. Similarly strong gusts were reported in Western Maryland. As the storms approached the Washington, D.C., area, officials postponed the start of a game between the Orioles and Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect across Central Maryland until 11 p.m. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Industry growth and a tide of employee retirements in Baltimore's transportation sector will create or leave open thousands of jobs by 2020, but local job seekers aren't prepared to fill them, according to a study released Monday by the Opportunity Collaborative. Low-income residents lack the needed technical training or have criminal records that make them ineligible for the jobs, according to the study by the coalition of state agencies, local governments, universities and nonprofits tasked with plotting a course toward sustainable economic growth for the Baltimore region.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2012
A new report being released today calls on the Baltimore region to rethink economic development, pointing to a worrying trend: a mounting share of low-wage jobs shutting more and more residents out of the middle class. The number of jobs in largely low-paying industries such as retail and food service grew more than 60 percent in the region between 1980 and 2007, while jobs increased 36 percent in middle-wage fields and just under 10 percent in high-wage fields, according to the Brookings Institution study.
BUSINESS
Jamie Smith Hopkins | March 2, 2012
More homeowners are slipping below the waterline. About 125,000 homes in the Baltimore region were worth less than what their owners owed on the mortgages at the end of last year, up from nearly 120,000 last summer, according to estimates from real estate data firm CoreLogic. All told, close to 20 percent of borrowers are upside down on their mortgages, the company said. The underwater phenomenon grew nationally as well , engulfing an additional 400,000 homes and inching up to nearly 23 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
A tornado watch and flash flood warning are in effect for the Baltimore region, with heavy rain and gusty winds expected through the night. The tornado watch area includes all of central and southern Maryland and is effective through 2 a.m. Thursday. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornado development but does not mean any have or will occur. The Baltimore area is also under a flash-flood warning, coastal flood advisory and a wind advisory through early Thursday.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
Areas north and west of Baltimore are likely to wake up Wednesday to a layer of ice, possibly on top of an inch or two of snow and sleet, with winter storm warnings and freezing rain advisories across the region overnight. As of midnight, winter storm warnings were in effect in northern Baltimore County and Howard, Carroll and Harford counties through 1 p.m. Wednesday, with an inch or two of snow and sleet and a quarter of an inch of ice or more expected. Freezing rain and icy conditions were reported in northeastern Carroll County near the Baltimore County line even before midnight.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2012
A dense fog advisory was issued for much of the Baltimore region Sunday night, with conditions expected to limit visibility through most of Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. The fog was expected to start rolling into the region late Sunday from counties on the Eastern Shore and last through 9 a.m. Monday, the weather service said. Visibility was expected to drop to less than a quarter-mile, the weather service said. The advisory was in effect in Baltimore and Baltimore County, as well as in Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford, and Howard counties.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
Though it has only been gone a few weeks, the Navy blimp will once again make its return to the Baltimore skies. The 178-foot airship, which is owned by the government and primarily used for research, will continue a mission to test aerial mapping sensors for the Army starting Nov. 12. The trek will begin in Beltsville and later continue to the Baltimore region, although a spokesman for the Naval Research Laboratory couldn't say exactly when the...
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
A flood watch is in effect across much of the Baltimore region starting at 6 p.m., with two inches of rain possible overnight into Thursday morning. The National Weather Service issued the watch through late Wednesday night, cautioning that heavy rain could cause flooding in low-lying and urban areas. It is in effect for Baltimore City and Baltimore, Howard, Anne Arundel and Harford counties. An inch or two of rain is forecast, with higher amounts possible in some areas, depending on where the bands of heaviest precipitation set up. A high pressure system is moving off of northern New England as a low pressure system moves in from the Atlantic and up the coast.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A Pennsylvania trucking company said Monday it has opened a new facility in Elkridge, where it expects to add more than 100 jobs over the next two years. The 33,000-square-foot complex in Howard County is the only one in the Baltimore region for A. Duie Pyle, a family-owned business founded in 1924 that is looking to expand into the local market and Virginia. About 65 people are employed at the Brookdale Drive facility, most of them truckers, said John Luciani, vice president for terminals.
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By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
Baltimore may have abandoned its "City that Reads" slogan too soon. Federal consumer spending data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Baltimore-area residents spent an average of $154 annually on books, newspapers, magazines and other pleasure reading - about 45 percent more than the $106 national average. That's just a tiny fraction of area expenditures, but it's consistent with the profile of the wealthy, middle-aged average consumer revealed in the BLS data.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2014
I could see the headline as soon as I saw the tweet: NPR reports orioles leaving Baltimore. But given Baltimore's history, that would be too much. There's no trifling with teams leaving Baltimore. And we aren't talking about the team, though what a scoop that would be for NPR. This report is in relation to the birds themselves. According to a report on NPR's Morning Edition this morning , a National Audubon Society study says migratory patterns for birds have changed so much due to global warming that the Baltimore region could soon be without the Baltimore oriole, a black and orange bird that symbolizes its baseball club.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
A Baltimore architecture firm founded in 1977 by two Park School graduates and a friend has nearly doubled in size in the last two years, making its most ambitious bid for greater reach last month when it announced the expansion of its footprint to Colorado. In two years, Hord Coplan Macht has opened an office in Alexandria, Va., wooed top talent to its ranks, and worked to merge with smaller Denver-based SlaterPaull. The growth has brought employee count at the firm — which worked on Fells Point's Union Wharf apartments, Towson University's new SECU Arena, Morgan State University's Center for the Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies and the West Shore Park, among other projects — to 180, up from about 100 just two years ago. "We didn't sit down and say, 'Let's open up an office in the Rocky Mountain region someday, but we did make a strategic decision that being 100 and some people in one region … was — not risky, but rather restrictive to us," said CEO Lee Coplan, 63, one of the firm's three founders.
NEWS
Staff Reports | August 5, 2014
Communities throughout the Baltimore region are scheduled to host events Tuesday to mark the annual National Night Out against crime. In Waverly, though, the gathering designed to be a deterrent to criminal activity is also being billed as a “vigil” in memory of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott, the local youngster killed in gunfire Friday while playing on a porch along Old York Road. The group, Better Waverly, is hosting the event beginning at 6 p.m. at the corner of Gorsuch and Ellerslie avenues.
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Erica L. Green | April 19, 2012
The notion that poor students are less likely to have access to high-quality educational options isn't new, but a report released today by the Brookings Institution sheds light on a factor that hasn't yet been highlighted as a driver of the achievement gap. The report examined test scores and housing costs in 100 of the largest metropolitan regions in the nation, including the Baltimore-Towson area, and found that  stringent zoning...
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. had a $3.8 billion economic impact on the Baltimore region last year, according to a study conducted for the utility. The report, prepared by the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore Foundation, said BGE supported nearly 8,700 jobs last year. That includes 3,035 people directly employed by the company, jobs at contractors and the ripple effect of both groups spending their paychecks. The Economic Alliance said BGE's economic impact was on par with the effect of some entire industries, such as computer systems and design services.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
The rest of the week is expected to offer a respite after several days of oppressive humidity and severe thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. Morning cloudiness on Wednesday will clear, revealing mostly sunny skies, with light winds and a high near 85 degrees. The low will dip to under 70 degrees overnight. Severe storms have been implicated in the drowning deaths of three people in the last few days, and the U.S. Coast Guard is still searching for another missing boater.
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