Councilman Marks to cosponsor Adequate Public Facilities legislation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will cosponsor legislation that reforms the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO), a statute that governs how development is approved in school districts. The bill is sponsored by Councilman Izzy Patoka, chair of the County Council. The current APFO has been widely criticized by many community leaders and parents as allowing development in areas where […]

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for Baltimore area on Monday

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Baltimore area. The watch will remain in effect until 10 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2024. Forecasters say scattered severe thunderstorms are likely on Monday afternoon and evening, mostly to the south of the Baltimore area. Any storms that do develop will bring large hail and damaging […]

BOOM ALERT: Aberdeen Proving Ground announces testing schedule for week of April 15

ABERDEEN, MD—Loud noise alert! Aberdeen Proving Ground officials say the base has firing operations scheduled for the week of April 15, 2024. APG has daytime and nighttime testing operations scheduled for April 15 – 17 approximately 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. the following morning, April 18 until midnight, and April 19 approximately 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Noise may be […]

Thunderstorms, heavy rain, high winds likely in Baltimore area to end the week

BALTIMORE, MD—The end of the week will likely be soggy and windy in the Baltimore area. The National Weather Service says damaging winds or an isolated tornado are possible on Thursday night. Heavy rainfall from thunderstorms may lead to isolated instances of flooding as a front passes through the region. Shower and thunderstorms will again be possible on Friday and […]

Thursday afternoon showers, storms in Baltimore may produce graupel: what is it?

BALTIMORE, MD—Thursday afternoon could produce some interesting weather in the Baltimore area. While the likelihood of severe storms is greatly diminished compared to earlier in the week, the National Weather Service says some scattered showers and thunderstorms between 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. may have the potential to produce graupel, but what is it? Graupel are soft, small pellets formed when […]

Baltimore County man set to pay off home mortgage with $50,000 Powerball prize

CHASE, MD—A Baltimore resident told Maryland Lottery officials that he tends to wait for a big Powerball jackpot before he plays the game. And although he hasn’t captured the jackpot, which now sits at an estimated annuity of $1.09 billion, he is quite content walking away with a $50,000 prize. The retiree bought his lucky ticket at Chase Plaza Liquors […]

Flood Watch issued for Baltimore area through Wednesday afternoon

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Baltimore area. The watch will be in effect through Wednesday afternoon, April 3, 2024. Forecasters say multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected through Wednesday. One to two inches of rain is most likely, with localized amounts up to 4 inches possible. This may result in flooding […]