Alex began his journalism career in California.
Alex has received many awards from United Press International and The Associated Press. He also received a Lincoln University Award for his political reporting.
A native of Michigan, Alex moved to California at the age of seven.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University and pursued graduate studies at San Jose State University.
Alex enjoys sailing, hiking, writing, movies and jazz.
Bowen was paddling into a beach Wednesday evening in the Anne Arundel County community of Mayo, Md., when he noticed something different about his leg.
New scanners at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport use CT technology first developed for medicine.
In Ellicott City, where it took months to recover from a flood two years ago, repairs to infrastructure re-opened Main Street much faster, with state and local agencies learning from 2016 flooding.
A toxic red tide has been plaguing Florida’s gulf coast for nine months, and shows no signs of giving up.
It’s the kind of vacation memory no one wants, but it’s what Kristen Porter experienced while vacationing in Hawaii.
Officials have confirmed that the first longhorned tick has been confirmed here in Maryland.
A controlled breach of a dam at Cascade Lake, which was pushed to capacity by heavy rains, is underway in Carroll County.
Park workers bolstered by a small army of volunteers were hauling trees and tires out of the water and off the beach.
It was too much of a good thing, with July’s heavy rains ruining many crops throughout Maryland.
Maryland is among eight states filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish a 3D-printed guns.
It takes 70 civilian pilots to keep 10 Maryland State Police helicopters in the air. There are currently 14 vacancies.
The amount of rain Maryland has seen this week means a lot of swollen rivers due to runoff.
It has been exactly one year since a powerful tornado formed in the Chesapeake Bay and blasted onshore in Kent Island, leaving a trail of destruction behind.
High winds and waves swamped a duck boat in a Branson, Missouri lake Thursday.
A small group of engineers have been working away in a hanger at a rural airport in Calvert County in order to get a new aircraft off the ground.
Last March, a student at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County opened fire on classmates.
Stationed at Fort Meade, 24-year-old Karlyn Ramirez was shot to death in August 2015, at her off-base townhouse in Severn.
A wetter than normal spring produced a lot of mosquito larvae, which are now taking wing to feed on us.
Most dolphins stay offshore from Maryland, but not all. The fishing boat “Amazing Grace” spotted a pod of dolphins north of the Bay Bridge in late June.
These video link-ups with astronauts are normally done in schools, but since it’s vacation, Goddard invited in local summer camps.
The invasive Chinese mitten crab hasn’t been seen in the Chesapeake Bay since 2012.
Maryland’s Health Department is warning people not to eat fresh crab imported from Venezuela.
Maryland’s Health Department is warning people not to eat fresh crab imported from Venezuela.
Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay is a big job.
While the focus of the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette is on the suspect and the investigation, there is also a community that is grieving.
Light City 2018 reportedly brought in more than $33 million to the Baltimore economy, and nearly half a million visitors to the Inner Harbor.
Turns out unhealthy air, the kind that triggers Code Orange and Code Red days isn’t isolated to cities — it also hangs out over the water.
In 2016, four dead bald eagles were found by a man walking in a field in Federalsberg on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
19-year-old Jordan McNair was remembered by hundreds of mourners.
The tiniest of creatures is causing big problems for some black bears in Maryland and neighboring states.
For first responders, Naloxone is the go-to drug to stop overdoses from opioids.
Over the past month, heavy rain has made conditions perfect for bringing down trees.
Vibrio naturally occurs in brackish water, like the Chesapeake. In summer, it increases.
The family and friends of Kyle Hancock gathered at a Glen Burnie funeral home to mourn and remember a young man whose life was taken in a trench collapse last Tuesday in Clifton Park in Northeast Baltimore.
It’s an annual tradition: commemorating the spot where the author of the national anthem was when he wrote The Star Spangled Banner.
The Towson Row Development has been on hold for years, but not anymore. Five empty acres off York Rd. are finally getting a $359 million makeover.
The trash wheel family continues to grow in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
The long stretch of rain has impacted agriculture in Maryland. Farmers are hoping for improved conditions.
A number of schools offer students classes in science and technology, but a brand new center is expanding those offerings and more to the entire community.
In 2010, the five states in the Chesapeake watershed pledged to make the Bay healthy by 2025. As we hit the midpoint, scientists say hard work still remains.
The second deadly flood in less than two years in Ellicott City is raising questions about nearby areas that make the community susceptible to destructive flooding.
Four students were charged with hate crimes after “hateful and sickening” graffiti was found Thursday morning at a Maryland high school.
Very few waterways contain a mussel called the eastern elliptio. An exception is Deer Creek in Harford County.
A federal panel says drivers in the November 2016 deadly school bus crashes in Baltimore and Chattanooga, Tennessee shouldn’t have been behind the wheel.
Friday wasn’t a regular day for students at Johnston Square Elementary School.
Marylanders who own stock in Southwest Airlines got a chance to meet with the company’s CEO in Annapolis.
New passengers will be riding the Light Rail in Anne Arundel County, and police will be joining Maryland Transportation Authority officers in an effort to boost security.
Baltimore City Police say a male was struck and killed by the Light Rail Thursday morning.
Much of the Port of Baltimore’s cargo comes equipped with wheels; some with very big wheels. Heavy equipment that must roll on and off ships.
Topgolf will be coming to Baltimore.
Maryland crab picking houses say they are facing a collapsing industry because of federal action that’s created a labor shortage.
For almost 90 years, Conowingo Dam has provided hydroelectricity and held back much of the dirt that washed off the land into the Susquehanna River.
Thousands of dead fish have ended up in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and experts still aren’t sure why.
Baltimore’s 11 hospitals are pledging to do more to combat the opioid epidemic.
South River’s auditorium holds a lot of seats. Very few were empty, because the International Space Station provided some excitement.
Heavy downpours early Monday morning triggered an overflow, sending a massive mixture of sewage and rainwater into Jones Falls.
Millions of babies were delivered Tuesday in the middle of the Tred Avon River in Talbot County.
The heavy rains during the past 24 hours are now pouring into waterways, like the Gwynns Falls, which runs through Baltimore and Baltimore County.
When it comes to spreading disruption, hackers who use ransomware are a growth industry.
April is often called the cruelest month, but could it also become the cleanest month in Maryland?
The Easter morning 3-alarm fire that swept through the Owings Landing Apartment complex triggered a dangerous rescue by firefighters.
There are a lot of stars out there, but the ones that are brightest and closest to earth will be the target of TESS.
Gilman school senior Mekhi Johnson was accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges.
Maryland has joined a coalition of attorneys general suing the federal government to block the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Details of an ever-changing story are emerging in the murder of Columbia high school teacher Laura Wallen.
The Department of Natural Resources measures how many crabs are in the Chesapeake Bay every year to determine what the summer crabbing season will look like.
Whether it’s a traffic accident or a shooting, doctors at Shock Trauma want the public to learn how to slow the bleeding of trauma victims.
Engineers and technicians are doing the final tests of the Parker Solar Probe at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
The goal is to get hyperloop trains fast enough to travel from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore in 15 minutes in the first real-world build out.
It’s a lot to ask of wildflowers and other gardens, but investors think they will help improve Baltimore’s environment.
Turning blight into green space has been talked about for years in Baltimore. The city now says it has a plan to do just that.
Students joined their parents, local pastors and the Anne Arundel County NAACP, to speak about unsettling words. Words they say were aimed at them at Chesapeake High School.
The Baltimore City Council has passed a bill that bans plastic foam containers for carryout food and drinks.
When extreme weather ends, the side effects just begin. Restoring power took most of this week — after last week’s nor’easter — and now a different effect is flowing downstream.
The Anne Arundel County Police Department is investigating a murder-suicide Wednesday morning.
Gratitude takes many forms. When it’s 3,000 care packages for U.S. troops, it also takes many hands. In this case, hundreds of BGE HOME employees are volunteering for Operation Gratitude.
It’s a big reward for a common crime, but then the U.S. government takes robbing a mail carrier of her cell phone very seriously.
The week before Glenn Tyndell was accused of the shotgun slaying of Prince George’s County Police Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin, Tydell was already wanted by police.
TSA staged a briefing at BWI Wednesday on the right way to fly with a gun.
The Southern Poverty Law Center tracked 954 active hate groups, a 4-percent jump, and 19 of those organizations were connected to people in Maryland.
A partnership between dozens of groups has set a new goal of adding 10 billion new oysters to the Chesapeake Bay by 2025.
A lot will be riding on a NASA rocket on Feb. 27.
Maryland officials are preparing for the likely spring invasion of a leaf-hopping insect that harms crops and recently overran southeastern Pennsylvania.
The Hanover Street Bridge has been a Baltimore landmark since 1916, and it’s showing its age.
It’s billed as the high-speed travel system of the future, but just how far off is the Hyperloop?
A safety system that can prevent train crashes remains a work in progress, and Congress is getting fed up.
Those who support the proposed Beagle Bill in Maryland are hoping for a win for animal used in medical research.
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget places federal funds for a cleaner Chesapeake Bay back on the chopping block.
The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a record for the farthest photos ever taken.
BGE is testing drones to keep an overhead eye on overhead lines.
The Oyster Recovery Partnerships’s shell donation program is going strong.
A judge reinstated twice-rejected criminal charges and ordered an Amtrak engineer to stand trial for a deadly 2015 train wreck in Philadelphia.
Baltimore lawmakers are once again considering a proposed ban of polystyrene foam, a substance more commonly known by its brand name, Styrofoam.
Maglev trains running between Baltimore and D.C. are far from certain, although a potential route is firming up.
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center may be Maryland’s home to outer space, but it turns out it was also home to dinosaurs.
The Port of Baltimore has received more cranes to handle the influx of increased deliveries at the Port.
The moon may appear nightly, but not usually like Tuesday night.
What started out as a project to build a tree house ended in a freak accident and emergency surgery for 13-year-old Darius Foreman of Salisbury.
State lawmakers from Baltimore County are gearing up to question interim school superintendent Verletta White about a wide range of issues – charges against her former boss, questions about her own consulting work and the continuing audit of district purchasing.
There’s no room for mistakes when you send a spacecraft on the closest journey to the sun ever attempted.