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.

Board approves changing Baltimore Arena's name to Royal Farms Arena 

Board approves changing Baltimore Arena's name to Royal Farms Arena

Baltimore's spending panel voted unanimously to change the Baltimore Arena's name to the Royal Farms Arena in exchange for about $1.2 million over five years.

City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps

The federal government plans to shift the cost of accepting food stamps to retailers in the coming weeks.

Orioles first base prospect Christian Walker to join expanded roster

Orioles first base prospect Christian Walker to join expanded roster 

The Orioles didn't initially expect to add one of their top position player prospects, first baseman Christian Walker, to their expanded roster this month.

Hampden resident leads a revival of old-time music

Hampden resident leads a revival of old-time music

Brad Kolodner plays banjo and fiddle and organizes 'jams' and square dancing events.

Man shot in the ankle Tuesday in Baltimore

Woman injured in armed robbery at The Garden Inn

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 Tortonto on Tuesday night. See images from the celebration both on the field and in the clubhouse.

NFL, NFLPA adopt HGH testing, reinstate Denver's Wes Welker 

Jameis Winston suspended for making sexually lewd comment

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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Orioles magic returns  [Editorial]

Orioles magic returns [Editorial] 

Not long ago, it was suggested by more than one sportswriter that the Baltimore Orioles would never again win the American League East. Not merely because they were bad (although during the post-1997 cellar-dwelling years, they certainly were) but...

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...

Upton Mansion should tell a richer story [Letter]

I was happy to see Jacques Kelly give the Upton Mansion some much needed attention in...

Medical marijuana rules a work in progress [Letter]

As members of the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission's policy subcommittee, we are honored to be able to serve our fellow...

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