Weathermen Killed on Patrol in World War II Awarded Purple Hearts

More than 70 years after the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Muskeget was sunk by enemy fire, four National Weather Service meteorologists on board were posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal for their sacrifice. This marks the first time a weather service employee has been awarded the Purple Heart. Family members of the weathermen accepted the medal.

Inmates Prepare Hundreds of Turkeys for Thanksgiving Dinner For Baltimore’s Homeless

Last year, the Bea Gaddy’s Thanksgiving annual dinner fed almost 50,000 Baltimoreans. The non-profit is preparing for thousands more this year. Turkeys are donated to the non-profit organization before being sent to the Maryland Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, where they are cleaned and prepared by the inmates.

Historic Senate Chamber Restored in Maryland State House

The historic senate chamber in which George Washington resigned as Commander in Chief has been restored. The arrangement of the furniture reflects the way the room looked on December 23, 1783 according to carefully researched protocols for important Congressional events in the late 18th century.

Montgomery County Has Mock Snow Day to Prepare for Inclement Weather

The Division of Highway Services in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation conducted an all-day exercise to test the preparedness of the County’s snow plans and fleet.

PARCC Results Show More Than Half of Maryland Students Not College or Career Ready

BALTIMORE – Maryland State Department of Education releases the results of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) today, and the scores are disappointing.

Gov. Hogan Announces Transit Plan for Baltimore City

Governor Larry Hogan announces $135 million in targeted investments to transform and improve transit throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Superhero Extravaganza at Hospital Honors the Late Lenny “Batman” Robinson

Fifteen superheroes gathered at Children’s National Medical Center to visit patients, deliver superhero toys and honor a special “Batman.”

Maryland Participates in Global Earthquake Drill

Maryland joined more than 42 million participants worldwide in The Great ShakeOut, a global earthquake drill designed to teach millions what to do in the event of an earthquake.

George Washington’s Distillery Makes First Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Scottish distillers return to George Washington’s Distillery to preview rare single malt produced in 2012.

Maryland Transit Administration holds Purple Line public forum

The Maryland Transit Administration and Montgomery County Department of Transportation hosted the community to review changes to the Purple Line, as well as answer questions and get feedback.