Authorities in Anne Arundel County say a man who escaped from District Court in Annapolis is back in custody.
Hurricane Irene fell short of the doomsday predictions of record-breaking storm surges in North Carolina and Virginia. But a slow-crawling storm that spread out hundreds of miles was still hurling heavy rain and high winds at a wide swath of the East Coast a day after its first U.S. landfall, vexing official attempts to gauge the full damage toll on the region.
Hurricane Irene opened its assault on the Eastern Seaboard on Saturday by lashing the North Carolina coast with wind as strong as 115 mph and pounding shoreline homes with waves.
Hurricane Irene began lashing the East Coast with rain Friday ahead of a weekend of violent weather that was almost certain to heap punishment on a vast stretch of shoreline from the Carolinas to Massachusetts.
All along the East Coast, officials are calculating what they need to do if Irene becomes the first major hurricane to strike there in seven years. A hurricane watch was issued Thursday for much of the North Carolina coast.
Maryland officials are keeping close tabs on the track and strength of Hurricane Irene.
No injuries were reported when a Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.
Layoffs are expected to begin Friday for Allen Family Foods employees at a Cordova processing plant.
Basketball on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson
Stepping in the right direction to stop school bullying. One Pennsylvania man is walking hundreds of miles passing through Baltimore to stop the potentially deadly trend in its tracks.
The greatest natural disaster in this country since Hurricane Katrina continues to overwhelm many southern communities.
Fighting the violence. A crowd shows up outside City Hall on Thursday night to call for an end to senseless murders in Baltimore, like the death of North Carolina honors student Phylicia Barnes.