| Jul 20, 2014
| 2:34 PM
"Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab.
The fish weren't exactly jumping last week into...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:49 PM
A judge in Cambridge has upheld Maryland's curbs on catching menhaden, rejecting claims by a pair of watermen that the restrictions were unconstitutional.
Following a day-long hearing Wednesday in Dorchester Circuit Court, Judge David Mitchell, a...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Like ghosts from another time, the real geisha seem to float silently along the streets at twilight, making their way to tea houses and restaurants where they will entertain elite, powerful men.
Trained to be exquisite hostesses, they are accomplished...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:50 AM
Acting Natural Resource Secretary Joseph P. Gill's confirmation as the department's permanent chief appears back on track. A Senate committee Monday approved Gill's nomination after he apologized for remarks that angered watermen and vowed to work on...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:02 PM
As it unveiled a $45 million plan that will build something new for each of its schools, Township High School District 214 officials also say they might consider giving back some of the district's extra cash to taxpayers.
The news follows an eight-month...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:43 PM
After trying to raise taxes and sell advertisements, the financially-troubled Palatine Rural Fire Protection District is now consolidating services with two neighboring fire departments, officials said.
"I'm not going to say it saves money, but it...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:41 PM
NEW YORK — Since it was founded 12 years ago, the Tribeca Film Festival has sometimes swerved between identities like a barfly at happy hour, exuberant but hardly always clear.
The festival looks to change that this time around. Tribeca has...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Plastic seems to be disappearing from the world's oceans, and scientists are not sure why.
Exposure to waves and radiation from the sun can cause plastics to break down into micro-fragments, but scientists say those fragments are stable and durable...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Nurses, teacher's aides and other Downers Grove high school staff members will get pay bumps for the next three years under a new contract finalized with the district.
The Community High School District 99 school board unanimously approved the agreement...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:20 PM
In a surprise move, Oakland-based cult coffee roaster Blue Bottle Coffee is acquiring two Los Angeles coffee businesses -- Handsome Coffee Roasters in the downtown Arts District and Tonx, the fresh-roasted subscription coffee service.
In a phone...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Former Chicago Bull Rick Brunson used the name of a retired NBA superstar to book an appointment with a massage therapist who he allegedly attempted to sexually assault at a Vernon Hills fitness center, according to a newly released police report....