Health, Weather

Code Orange Air Quality Alert issued for Thursday in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD— The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Thursday in the Baltimore area. The alert covers Baltimore City and southern Baltimore County, including most of the NottinghamMD.com coverage area. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert means that air pollution concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children, people suffering …


Business, Politics

Attorney General Frosh joins multistate letter supporting OSHA proposed reporting rule aimed at better protecting workers

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh this week joined a coalition of attorneys general in supporting a proposed federal rule that would empower workers and expand public awareness of on-the-job dangers. The proposed rule would require many employers to report more detailed information about workplace injuries and illnesses to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and would make …


Troopers issue 21 citations, 23 warnings during I-695 sweep in Parkville/Carney

CARNEY, MD—On Saturday, the Maryland State Police performed a sweep of the northeast corner of I-695. Troopers from the Golden Ring Barrack conducted a speed and aggressive driving enforcement initiative on the beltway between the Loch Raven Boulevard and Belair Road exits. Officials say troopers issued 21 citations, 23 warnings, and 17 safety equipment repair orders during the sweep. Photo …

Stormy Thursday expected in Baltimore area

UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is now in effect for the Baltimore area through midnight. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—A stormy Thursday is on tap for much of the Baltimore area. The National Weather Service says morning thunderstorms are likely, especially over northeastern Maryland. Eventually a more widespread threat for severe thunderstorms will emerge on Thursday afternoon and evening. …

Flood Warning issued for Nottingham area

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Nottingham area. The warning will remain in effect until 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday. Forecasters say flooding caused by excessive rainfall is occurring. Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring. Between 1 and 1.5 inches of rain have fallen. – Additional …

Flood Watch issued for Baltimore area for Wednesday evening, Thursday morning

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for the Baltimore area. The watch covers Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Harford County and the surrounding areas and will be in effect from 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening through 6 a.m. on Thursday morning. Forecasters say heavy rainfall could lead to instances of flash flooding. Numerous showers and thunderstorms with …

Maryland State Police warn public of online scam involving sexual extortion of minors

EASTON, MD—Maryland State Police are reminding parents of online safety and to be aware of online scams involving the sexual extortion of minors. Authorities say they have received numerous reports of minors being contacted by other social media users who begin chatting with them via messaging services such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. Social media platforms may provide users the …

Severe Thunderstorm Watch, Flash Flood Watch issued for Thursday afternoon, evening in Baltimore area

BALTIMORE, MD—The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and a Flash Flood Watch for the Baltimore area. The Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect until 8 p.m. on Thursday evening and the Severe Thunderstorm Watch will remain in effect until 9 p.m. Forecasters say rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour with locally higher amounts are …