Lightning fire burns Frederick home

Lightning from a thunderstorm that swept through Maryland struck a home in Frederick County, starting a fire.

Saturday - 06/30/2012, 06:47pm EDT

What to do .... when there's nothing to do (in this heat)

When it's THIS hot outside, the power is out across the region, enjoying a Saturday afternoon presents a challenge. The TV isn't working and neither is the AC, so the couch is out. An outdoor barbecue would mean sunburn and sweat. You can forget exercising outside. And who really wants to bake by the pool?

Saturday - 06/30/2012, 05:40pm EDT

Virginia storm knocks out servers for 3 websites

Netflix and Pinterest restored service by Saturday afternoon. Instagram engineers are working to restore service but no data was lost. The three websites are customers of Amazon Inc.'s web services division.

Saturday - 06/30/2012, 03:35pm EDT

Truck crashed into Bay Bridge wall during storm

A tractor-trailer crashed into a jersey wall on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge during Friday night's powerful thunderstorms, in which winds approached 80 mph.

Saturday - 06/30/2012, 02:59pm EDT

MEMA: Outage number similar to Isabel power losses

About a million Marylanders were without power shortly before the sun came up, similar to the number that lost power in 2003 when Tropical Storm Isabel hit the state.

Saturday - 06/30/2012, 01:53pm EDT

How long will food last in fridge and freezer?

Here are some guidelines so you know whether you'll be tossing out what's in your refrigerator and freezer.

Saturday - 06/30/2012, 01:22pm EDT
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Storms hammer D.C. area after record-setting heat

A wave of violent storms swept through the Washington area on Friday evening, knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses after a day of record-setting heat.

Saturday - 06/30/2012, 12:43pm EDT
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