Scott Dance,

Scott Dance

Baltimore, MD, United States

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  • The Baltimore Sun
  • The Virginian-Pilot
  • Carroll County Times
  • Sun Sentinel
  • Hartford Courant
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Orlando Sentinel

Recent articles by Scott:

‘It went like wildfire’: How national testing failures contributed to Maryland’s deadliest coronavirus cluster

In nursing homes with vulnerable residents, the coronavirus is cutting a particularly deadly path. And the nation’s lack of testing, coupled with its inability to effectively trace the contacts of those infected, has left local and state health departments blind in the battle to intervene. → Read More

Maryland weather: Temperatures could approach 80 on first day of spring

Spring begins with the vernal equinox at about 11:49 p.m. Thursday. And a significant warm-up is forecast to come along with it. → Read More

Maryland saw a five-fold jump in unemployment claims this week. Here’s what you need to know if you get laid off.

More than 5,000 Marylanders filed for unemployment on Monday, nearly five times the norm — and so many that some users were briefly unable to access an online claims portal. → Read More

Last call as Maryland bars, restaurants shut down to prevent coronavirus spread

Patrons enjoyed one last outing Monday after learning Gov. Larry Hogan was shutting down bars and eateries. The shutdown will idle many of the servers and bartenders among the 259,000 people in Maryland who work in food service — roughly 9 percent of the state’s workforce. → Read More

Schools closing as Maryland reports first coronavirus case unrelated to travel

Maryland has reported its first case of the novel coronavirus unrelated to travel, indicating that COVID-19 is spreading from person to person in the community. → Read More

18 Maryland residents exposed to coronavirus on cruise ships, being monitored for disease

A dozen state residents took trips on the Egyptian cruise ship and six are on the Grand Princess. → Read More

Maryland weather: Signs of spring are appearing in Baltimore as much as three weeks early

Daffodils are sprouting, raspberry bushes are budding, and pink blooms are flowering from trees. The signs of spring are arriving as much as three weeks early for much of Maryland. → Read More

Maryland weather: Some snowflakes could mix with rain Friday night

After Baltimore's first February on record without a single snowflake, some wintry precipitation is possible Friday night. A cold front is likely to bring showers during the day and into the evening, and it's possible that temperatures could get cold enough to produce some snowflakes, likely mixed with rain. → Read More

Fuel leak in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor appears to be over, but contamination lingers

A mysterious leak of red-dyed fuel into the Jones Falls appears to have ended, but the contamination is lingering in the Inner Harbor. → Read More

Maryland weather: There has always been at least some February snow, until this year. Will that change this week?

This could be Baltimore’s first February on record without even a trace of snowfall — unless some flakes materialize this week. Slight chances of light snowfall are forecast overnight Wednesday and Friday. → Read More

Baltimore launches plan to get to ‘zero waste,’ starting with closure of city trash incinerator

Baltimore environmental and community groups and City Council members launched a plan striving to one day virtually eliminate waste, and, they say, create jobs and improve the community in the process. → Read More

Maryland weather: Flurries are possible Thursday afternoon, and a ‘Code Blue’ cold alert is in effect overnight

A snowy system moving across the Southeast could bring some flurries to the Baltimore region Thursday afternoon, and then cold air is forecast to move in overnight, triggering a “Code Blue” declaration in the city. → Read More

Maryland weather: Snow again forecast to bypass Baltimore, with slim chance of flurries late Thursday in Southern Maryland

Snowfall is once again forecast to bypass the Baltimore region as a system moves across the eastern U.S. This time, it's forecast to the south, bringing slim chances of flurries to Southern Maryland but likely nothing farther north. → Read More

Maryland weather: A burst of cold is coming, and it could show just how unusually warm this winter has been

A burst of what could be the region’s coldest air of the winter is coming Friday and Saturday. → Read More

Trump yet again proposes slashing Chesapeake Bay cleanup budget, weeks after approving a spending increase

President Donald Trump has proposed slashing spending on Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts for the fourth time, weeks after increasing the program's budget by 16%. → Read More

Six lessons from Maryland’s 7th Congressional District special primary election

Here are six lessons from the special primary election for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, won by former Congressman Kweisi Mfume and Kimberly Klacik. → Read More

Kimberly Klacik, who sparked Trump’s criticism of Baltimore, wins Republican primary in 7th District special election

Kimberly Klacik, whose videos of West Baltimore spurred President Donald Trump to call Maryland’s 7th Congressional District is “disgusting,” won a special Republican primary to fill the seat Tuesday. → Read More

Maryland weather: Unusual February warmth could threaten a record high Monday

Temperatures could flirt with a record high Monday around Baltimore amid a flow of warm, moist air from the south. → Read More

Maryland weather: Weekend storm expected to miss Baltimore; springlike temperatures forecast next week

The storm is forecast to stay just off the coast, likely close enough to brush the Eastern Shore but creating little impact on the Baltimore region Friday night and Saturday. → Read More

Maryland weather: Forecasts suggest a weekend winter storm, but it could bypass Baltimore region

Meteorologists are watching forecast models closely for signs that a winter storm could sweep up the East Coast this weekend, but say it's not likely to bring snow to the Baltimore region. → Read More