Mike Preston's observations from the Ravens' first full practice of training camp

Mike Preston's observations from the Ravens' first full-team practice of camp 

Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston offers his take on Torrey Smith, Jah Reid, Steve Smith, Haloti Ngata and more following the first full practice of Ravens Training Camp in Owings Mills.

Seven hurt after car crashes into Andy Nelson's in Cockeysville

Seven hurt after car crashes into Andy Nelson's in Cockeysville

A car crashed into the Andy Nelson's Barbecue building Friday afternoon, sending seven people to local hospitals, Baltimore County Police said.

More unseasonably cool air to descend on eastern U.S. next week

Call it the return of the summer "polar vortex" if you want -- a mass of cool, dry air from the north is forecast to bring more unseasonably cool temperatures.

Looking at the Orioles starting rotation's success on its West Coast trip

Looking at the Orioles starting rotation's success on its West Coast trip 

SEATTLE — When Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman takes the mound tonight against the SeattleĀ Mariners, he hopes to continue to build on the starting rotation’s recent success.

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills 

Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in Maryland and around the country, it may become easier.

Auctions continue as luxury market struggles

Auctions continue as luxury market struggles 

Trophy homes typically take longer to sell than the average house. For sellers finally reaching the limit of their patience, that's where an auction comes in.

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Readers' best vacation photos [Pictures]

Readers' best vacation photos [Pictures]

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Baltimore summer concerts [Pictures]

Upcoming concerts include Iggy Azalea, Janelle Monae, Kiss and more.

Jimmy Smith says he'll talk about arrest when matter is settled

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith says he'll talk about arrest when matter is settled 

Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith spoke to reporters for the first time since his July 12 arrest, but revealed little about the incident that resulted in him getting cited for failure to obey a lawful order.

Coalition brings solar energy co-ops to Baltimore area

Coalition brings solar energy co-ops to Baltimore area

Amanda Kilian finds the idea of installing solar panels on the roof of her house intriguing. She likes the notion of saving money on her electricity bill. She appreciates using a renewable energy source like the sun. But, she wants to find out more.

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Youth placement is overused [Commentary]

For years I have been a strong advocate for Maryland's most vulnerable people, especially for our youth. In 2013, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services commissioned a comprehensive report that identified gaps in services for youth in the...

Marylanders received $17M in insurance refunds under health reform rule

Marylanders received $17M in insurance refunds under health reform rule

Health insurers refunded more than $17 million to Marylanders last year because of a rule in the Affordable Care Act limiting the amounts...

Pelosi, The Sun offer distractions from real issues [Letter]

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met with the editorial board of The Sun and educated them, who in turn educated us, on the important...

We're spending money on child immigrants in the wrong place [Letter]

I'm familiar with St. Vincent's Villa's facilities and the great work they do. Theirs is the first location, in Maryland at least, that...

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