Dan Rodricks: 'Heroin capital' claim based on an old, bad number 

In 1975, National Geographic magazine devoted 27 glossy pages to the hidden charms of Baltimore. In 2014, the National Geographic Channel devotes an hour to the city's degeneracy and proclaims Baltimore "the Heroin Capital of America."

Ex-Baltimore Police sergeant granted new trial in murder of mistress

The ruling could affect cases that relied on bullet testing used for decades until being debunked.

Nickel Package: Five Things to Watch in Ravens vs. Saints

As the Ravens conclude their preseason schedule against the New Orleans Saints, here's Baltimore Sun reporter Aaron Wilson's checklist of things to watch.

On his T-shirt night at Camden Yards, Orioles' Darren O'Day receives praise

On his T-shirt night at Camden Yards, Orioles' Darren O'Day receives praise 

Darren O’Day is set apart from other relievers by his sidearm delivery, his own version of the “Ole” song, and his 0.92 ERA, among other things. And he can add another to the list.

Howard County banks on rain gardens to raise awareness of stormwater management

Howard Co. banks on rain gardens to raise awareness of stormwater management

Efforts need widespread participation to see results.

Under Armour-donated Banner Field in Locust Point is completed

Under Armour-donated Banner Field in Locust Point is completed

Work has been completed on a multipurpose synthetic turf field in Locust Point that Under Armour is donating to the city.

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Lax gets a fashion fix

Lax gets a fashion fix 

Glen Arm woman creates the company Lax So Hard after noticing girls could use more fashionable lacrosse wear

Joe hopes to return R&B to its romantic 'essence'

Joe hopes to return R&B to its romantic 'essence' 

Singer discusses latest album, tour chemistry with Fantasia before Pier Six Pavilion show.

Maryland will feature upgraded video boards at Byrd Stadium and Xfinity Center

Maryland will feature upgraded video boards at Byrd and Xfinity Center

Maryland is hoping to have a successful debut in the Big Ten this year. With it, athletic department officials are hoping to enhance the experience of the fans both at Byrd Stadium and the recently renamed Xfinity Center.

Baltimore County schools begin new identification card program

Baltimore County schools begin new identification card program

Students who filed into Lansdowne High School today will be wearing identification badges with their photo and a bar code as part of a new program being rolled out by Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) this week.

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Pot as medicine  [Editorial]

Pot as medicine [Editorial] 

A state commission meeting this week to draft rules governing access to medical marijuana by patients and physicians has left advocates for the drug's therapeutic use wondering whether it will ever become available to those who need it. The...

More police departments considering the use of drones

More police departments considering the use of drones 

Law enforcement agencies in the Baltimore area and across the country are researching drones, intrigued by their potential for high-risk tactical raids and gathering intelligence.

African nurses are on the front lines in the fight against Ebola [Letter]

Kudos to letter writer Patricia M. Davidson of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing for raising awareness about the role of nursing in the...

Why not pay Central American parents to keep their kids at home? [Letter]

As a taxpayer, I have grown tired of politicians spending my money with no accountability. They pass spending bills without knowing how...

Hamas' casualty figures can't be trusted [Letter]

Your recent report on the conflict in Gaza alternately misstates the facts, omits them or misrepresents them ("Israel continues Gaza...

Sprucing Baltimore up for the tourists [Letter]

There an anecdote back in the U.K. that wherever the royal family went, it always smelled of fresh paint. Sounds like visitors arriving by...

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