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LOOK: Weather-Predicting Crab Says It'll Be A Warm Fall

Posted 09.25.2013 | Green

This is Baltimore Bill. According to some reports, this crab can predict the weather. And he predicted a warm fall. Bill, "sponsored" for the s...

National Guard Accidentally Drops Bomb On Bar Parking Lot

The Baltimore Sun | Matthew Hay Brown and Erin Cox | Posted 10.31.2013 | DC

No one was injured when a Maryland Air National Guard jet inadvertently dropped a practice bomb over the Eastern Shore on Thursday night, a spokesman ...

LOOK: Stunning Private Island Has Unusual History

Posted 08.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

Here's your own $5 million private island. Well, not quite your own. There's one other family living on the 16-acre island, a short hop from Annapo...

PHOTOS: Annual Pony Swim Brings Wild Horses Across Islands, Puts Them Up For Sale

Posted 07.24.2013 | Green

Every year, some 150 wild ponies are rounded up on Assateague Island, a small barrier island and wildlife refuge that is partly in Maryland and partly...

Man Steals 7.5 Tons Of Seafood

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Danielle E. Gaines | Posted 09.10.2013 | DC

A former Victor Cullen Center employee pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally using state credit cards to buy tons of seafood that were resold to local...

WHOA: Real Life 'Rambo' Catches Gun-Wielding Criminal

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 07.08.2013 | DC

Rambo is a real-life crime fighting hero. A police dog that goes by the name "Rambo" caught a gunman who fired at police officers in Prince George'...

GOP Pol. Nabbed For Illegal Crabbing After Drunken Boating Conviction

The Capital, Annapolis, Md. | Zoe Read | Posted 08.31.2013 | DC

Del. Don Dwyer has once again found trouble in Sillery Bay. The Pasadena Republican was cited this week by Natural Resources Police for violating a s...

Stan Lee Cologne Smells Like...

The Baltimore Sun | Jamie Smith Hopkins | Posted 08.18.2013 | DC

Create a fragrance that smells heroic with a touch of villainy -- that's what Andrew Levine's Lutherville company set out to do. Considering the name...

Pop-Tart Gun Suspension Stays On Boy's Record

The Baltimore Sun | Joe Burris | Posted 08.11.2013 | DC

An attorney for the family of an Anne Arundel County second-grader suspended from school for nibbling a pastry into the shape of a gun said Monday tha...

Pop-Tart Gun Suspension Leads To NRA Membership For Weary 8-Year-Old

The Baltimore Sun | Erin Cox | Posted 07.30.2013 | DC

The 8-year-old Anne Arundel County boy who was suspended for biting a pastry in to the shape of a gun received standing ovation and a lifetime members...

BDSM Event Cancelled By Venue For Not Being Family Friendly

The Baltimore Sun | Ian Duncan | Posted 07.17.2013 | DC

A weekend festival in Canton that promised classes on bondage, role play and other sexual techniques has been canceled after the new operators of the ...

School Officials Stand Firm On Pop-Tart Gun Suspension

The Baltimore Sun | Joe Burris | Posted 07.16.2013 | DC

An attorney for the family of an Anne Arundel County 7-year-old suspended from school after being accused of nibbling a pastry into the shape of a gun...

'Great Gatsby' Film Inspires Visits To Odd Fitzgerald Landmark

Posted 05.13.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- "The Great Gatsby" movie may not be getting terrific reviews, but it has sparked big interest in F. Scott Fitzgerald -- including the wr...

Massive Dinosaur Heist?

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Brian Englar | Posted 07.04.2013 | DC

No one knows for sure why dinosaurs died out millions of years ago. The disappearance of a herd of dinosaurs in front of an Ijamsville playground equi...

2 Chainz' Day In Court

AP | Posted 06.25.2013 | DC

EASTON, Md. — Rapper 2 Chainz has been acquitted of drug charges he faced after a traffic stop on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The Star Democrat o...

Republican Holds Assault Rifle Raffle

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.23.2013 | DC

A Republican facing up to a year in jail for a 2012 drunken boating accident is now holding an unusual fundraiser for his 2014 reelection effort. ...

School Worker Sent Love Letters To 8-Year-Old, Compared Himself To 'Twilight' Vampire

The Baltimore Sun | Andrea F. Siegel | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC

A former Columbia school worker whose love letters to an 8-year-old student led to a precedent-setting conviction for sexual abuse asked the state's h...

Some Burglars Have Strange Taste

Towson Times, Md. | Jon Meoli | Posted 06.04.2013 | DC

Burglars are targeting large, expensive ornamental pieces of lawn furniture in Towson, Baltimore County Police said in an email to community members W...

Soft-Shell Crab Sandwiches Cause Political Stir

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 04.03.2013 | DC

The soft-shell crab sandwich is skittering right along -- which is not to everyone's taste. The Maryland Senate put away its claws on Monday and pa...

Slow Service At Fancy Restaurant Leads To Headlocks, Assault Charges

The Baltimore Sun | Richard Gorelick | Posted 05.21.2013 | DC

Who had whom in a headlock is the focus of a dispute between a Baltimore chef and a diner. The parties in the argument are Kevin Perry, the chef and ...

LOOK: This $6 Million Mansion Was Stolen, Briefly

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.21.2013 | DC

A house robbery doesn't normally involve the house itself being stolen. The Washington Post reports on the strange case of Lamont Butler, who foun...

Churchgoers Menaced By Wild Turkeys!

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Ike Wilson | Posted 05.20.2013 | DC

In 37 years of hunting, David Dukich has seen a lot of animal activity, but wild turkeys pouncing on a car was a first. Dukich was driving Thursday o...

WHOA: Former NBA Star Has Bizarre New Job In The D.C. Suburbs

AP | Posted 05.19.2013 | DC

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Former NBA star Adrian Dantley spent years guarding opponents on the court. Now he's guarding schoolchildren as they cross ...

Maryland School Bans What?

Posted 03.21.2013 | DC

From the same state that suspended a 7-year-old for turning his Pop Tart into a Pop Tart shaped like a gun, comes a ban on hugging. Southern Maryla...

This Maryland County Smells Like...

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Stan Fultz | Posted 05.18.2013 | DC

What is that smell? Spring work has begun on most farms across the county and that can only mean one thing for our dairy and livestock farms. You gues...