No one could have seen this magical Orioles season coming

Peter Schmuck: No one could have seen this magical Orioles season coming 

The Orioles are American League East champions for the first time in 17 years, and they are headed for the postseason with a chance to reach the World Series for the first time since 1983.

Western Maryland town named best place in U.S. to see fall colors

Nature lovers need to search no farther than Garrett County for the best fall colors this year, according to Travel + Leisure magazine.

Lawyer helping to revamp public defender's office among grant winners 

Lawyer helping to revamp public defender's office among MacArthur grant winners

A law professor whose organization is helping Maryland's public defender system revamp itself is among 21 winners MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants.

More than 50 players participating in Instructional League

More than 50 players participating in Instructional League 

Instructional League games began Monday, and the Orioles will play a 17-game schedule that runs until Oct. 7.

N.J. Gov. Christie helps raise money for Hogan

New Jersey Gov. Christie to raise money for Hogan

Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan will get a helping hand today from one of his party's best-known figures.

Home builder confidence hits highest level in nine years

Home builder confidence hits highest level in nine years

An industry trade group reported Wednesday that optimism among builders of single-family homes is at its highest level since 2005 amid an improving job market and solid demand.

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his basset hounds [Pictures]

Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his basset hounds [Pictures] 

See pictures of Orioles manager Buck Showalter and his basset hounds Sader, Webster, Jasper and Opie.

Best of 'Only in Baltimore' submissions [Pictures]

Best of 'Only in Baltimore' submissions [Pictures]

We want to see the photos that make you shrug and say "Only in Baltimore."

Pictures from the Orioles' celebration after clinching the AL East title

Pictures from the Orioles' celebration after clinching American League East title 

The Orioles clinched their first division title since 1997 with their win over Toronto on Tuesday night. See images from the celebration both on the field and in the clubhouse.

Two Balto. Co. school board members share their vision

Two Balto. Co. school board members share their vision

A hybrid school board on the horizon. Digital devices for all students. The proposal for a new elementary school at the site of Bykota Senior Center. With the start of a new school year, the Baltimore County Board of Education faces new challenges.

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Bad cops and videotape  [Editorial]

Bad cops and videotape [Editorial] 

The suspension of a Baltimore City police officer this week after a videotape surfaced showing him violently assaulting a citizen in June appears to confirm what has become a depressing pattern: A brutal attack that should have merited a swift...

Households with kids ate less junk food in 2012 than '07, report says

Households with kids ate less junk food in 2012 than '07, report says

American families with kids bought 101 fewer calories per person per day in packaged foods in 2012 than they did in 2007, according to an...

Towson University works to curb longstanding issues with drinking

Towson University works to curb longstanding issues with drinking 

One Towson University student drank so much alcohol he was unable to speak and threw up "without a pause" before passing out outside a nearby apartment complex, according to an anguished email his mother sent to university officials. Another...

Baltimore's top 10 food trucks of 2014 [Pictures]

Baltimore's top 10 food trucks of 2014 [Pictures]

Introducing Ellen Fishel, b's Baltimore living columnist

Introducing Ellen Fishel, b's Baltimore living columnist

Maryland brewers on pumpkin-spice beers [Pictures]

Maryland brewers on pumpkin-spice beers [Pictures]

Drugs didn't help Chris Davis' game [Letter]

When the news of Chris Davis' 25-game suspension broke, a good friend of mine commented that a "player should only be suspended if the drugs...

MPT salutes all who made Baltimore spectacular [Letter]

Our words weren't exactly, "Let's put on a show," but they could have been. Maryland Public Television is forever grateful to PBS, the...

Baltimore should adopt star-spangled slogan [Letter]

If Baltimore can repeat the successes of Sailabration and the Star-Spangled Spectacular on a continuing basis, what an achievement it...

What does all that campaign cash actually buy? [Letter]

Much attention is being paid to the relative fundraising prowess of the candidates and their cash-on-hand advantages as the election...

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