Articles by Mary Gail Hare

Mary Gail Hare can be reached at mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com.

Mount Airy light display benefits foster children

5:46 PM EST, November 30, 2012

Mount Airy light display benefits foster children

Glenn Zior's neighbors in Mount Airy have never been bothered by lights flashing four hours every night and traffic filling the narrow street as car after car stops to watch and maybe leave a donation, he said.

 Home for the holidays

6:00 AM EST, December 3, 2012

Home for the holidays

While some reporters shy away from holiday stories, I cheerfully dive right into those toy drives, festivals, Santa appearances, seasonal parades and concerts. But this year, I have written only two and am retiring before the real quest for all things Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa reaches a feverish pitch.

Harford custodian wins $2 million Powerball prize

7:27 PM EST, November 29, 2012

Harford custodian wins $2 million Powerball prize

If Harford County custodian Almerta Williams had a better pair of glasses, she might not have won $2 million from the Powerball lottery this week.

7:49 PM EST, November 28, 2012

Starter pistol found in Holabird Middle School student's locker

A Holabird Middle School student was disciplined after an inoperable starter pistol was found in his locker Wednesday, Baltimore County schools officials said.

7:59 AM EST, November 30, 2012

Edgewood man dies in White Marsh crash

An accident in White Marsh Thursday claimed the life of an Edgewood man and closed a portion of Pulaski Highway for several hours during the evening commute.

10:42 PM EST, November 27, 2012

Driver, pedestrian killed in two separate accidents in Arundel

Police in Anne Arundel County are investigating two fatal vehicle accidents since Monday, one in which a 22-year-old driver lost control of her vehicle and another in which a 77-year-old pedestrian was struck after stepping off a curb.

9:21 AM EST, November 29, 2012

Pedestrian struck in Edgewater

A 51-year-old Edgewater woman remains in critical condition, after she ran into the road Wednesday and was struck by a pickup truck.

9:29 AM EST, November 26, 2012

Towson gunshot victim dies at hospital

The unidentified man shot multiple times in a Towson apartment Sunday died later that evening at Sinai Hospital.

8:36 AM EST, November 26, 2012

Two die in separate Baltimore homicides

City police are investigating two separate homicides Sunday evening, one in the Barclay neighborhood on the east side and the other in Harlem Park on the west side.

Crisfield rallies for community Thanksgiving dinner

5:09 PM EST, November 21, 2012

Crisfield rallies for community Thanksgiving dinner

Superstorm Sandy has left the small town of Crisfield reeling from floods that destroyed homes and power outages that persist three weeks after the deluge. But the storm hasn't dampened the community spirit in this Eastern Shore enclave.

8:02 AM EST, November 28, 2012

Crownsville crash claims life of woman

A single-car accident Tuesday in Crownsville has claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman.

7:49 AM EST, November 26, 2012

No injuries at fire at Northwest residence

Baltimore City firefighters battled a two-alarm fire early Monday that engulfed a home in the Northwest Community Action neighborhood.

2:23 PM EST, November 19, 2012

Police ID three adults, child killed in Glen Burnie crash

Anne Arundel police have released the identities of the three adults and the child killed in a head-on collision between two vehicles in Glen Burnie on Sunday afternoon.

8:01 AM EST, November 20, 2012

Unidentified man shot in Woodlawn area

The Violent Crimes Division of the Baltimore County Police Department is seeking several unidentified suspects in a shooting Monday in Woodlawn.

Carver School officially dedicated in Towson

4:36 PM EST, November 20, 2012

Carver School officially dedicated in Towson

The George Washington Carver Center for the Arts and Technology showed off its sophisticated building, stellar amenities and talented students during its official dedication Tuesday.

10:29 AM EST, November 19, 2012

Lothian man charged with attempted murder

Anne Arundel police have charged a Lothian man with attempted first-degree murder in the stabbing of a 50-year-old man with whom police say he was acquainted.

10:17 AM EST, November 19, 2012

Annapolis man hospitalized after crash, charged with car theft

An Annapolis man who police said was fleeing with a stolen vehicle was involved in a three-car pile-up Sunday that landed him first in the hospital and then in jail.

8:19 AM EST, November 19, 2012

Essex man killed in possible drug deal, police say

The Essex man killed Sunday in Northwest Baltimore's Forest Park neighborhood may have been involved in an illicit drug deal, police said.

Vets offer vets advice on startups

3:02 PM EST, November 17, 2012

Vets offer vets advice on startups

When Justen Garrity left the Army for the business world, his five years as an officer, experienced in combat, engineering and leadership, mattered little to prospective employers.

Madison Street reopens after water pipe repaired

4:51 PM EST, November 16, 2012

Madison Street reopens after water pipe repaired

Madison Street reopened to traffic about 3 p.m. Friday, four days after a 30-inch pipe ruptured, causing parts of the roadway to buckle and sending water gushing down Guilford Avenue as well as the Fallsway. Businesses and institutions in a 12- to 14-block area either lost water altogether or saw pressure drop, including Mercy Medical Center, Our Daily Bread and Center Stage.

1:11 PM EST, November 16, 2012

Man dies in single-car crash in Towson

A 26-year-old Timonium man died Friday in a traffic accident at a Towson intersection.

10:27 AM EST, November 16, 2012

Pedestrian killed crossing Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park

A pedestrian, who police say was jaywalking on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park Thursday night, died after being struck by a pickup truck.

1:25 PM EST, November 16, 2012

One person dead after early morning crash in Kingsville

A head-on collision in northern Baltimore County Friday morning resulted in the death of a 26-year-old man and closed a section of Philadelphia Road in Kingsville for several hours.

12:47 PM EST, November 14, 2012

Homeless man charged with assaulting girlfriend in Brooklyn Park

Anne Arundel police have charged a 29-year-old homeless man with attempted murder.

2:33 PM EST, November 14, 2012

Employee shot in attempted robbery at Laurel Walmart

An unidentified Laurel Walmart employee was shot early Wednesday during what police said was a commercial armed robbery of the store.

10:51 PM EST, November 13, 2012

Five shot in two bursts of gunfire in Baltimore

Five people were shot in two bursts of gunfire in Baltimore on Tuesday night, according to Baltimore police.

Veterans receive long-overdue honors at Fort Meade

4:45 PM EST, November 15, 2012

Veterans receive long-overdue honors at Fort Meade

Dr. Charles E. Rath Jr. and Charles Shyab both earned the Bronze Star for their valor in battle, but neither soldier collected his medal.

4:18 PM EST, November 12, 2012

City's infrastructure problems continue with two water main breaks Monday

For the second time in five days, the city is dealing with two sizable water main breaks that are disrupting service, snarling traffic and shedding light on Baltimore's aging infrastructure.

New pipes installed at two water main break sites

9:45 PM EST, November 13, 2012

New pipes installed at two water main break sites

City work crews have located, removed and replaced the old pipe that ruptured Monday and sent water cascading through several downtown streets, fully restoring service to the affected neighborhood.

9:26 AM EST, November 13, 2012

Two shot in Mondawmin neighborhood of West Baltimore

City police are investigating a double shooting Monday night in the Mondawmin neighborhood that has left a man and a woman hospitalized. Both victims are expected to survive, police said.

City's infrastructure problems continue with two water main breaks Monday

8:14 PM EST, November 12, 2012

City's infrastructure problems continue with two water main breaks Monday

For the second time in six days, Baltimore's aging water system ruptured, affecting service to dozens of businesses and homes downtown and in Essex, including two hospitals, while snarling traffic and providing yet another unpleasant reminder of the region's crumbling infrastructure.

8:50 AM EST, November 13, 2012

Man stabbed to death in Baltimore

City police are investigating a fatal stabbing Monday in the Broadway East neighborhood.

10:33 PM EST, November 12, 2012

Two shot in Mondawmin neighborhood of West Baltimore

Two adults were shot in the Mondawmin neighborhood of West Baltimore on Monday night, according to city police.

3:55 PM EST, November 9, 2012

Two war heroes awarded long overdue medals

Two Army veterans, who tended to comrades injured in battle in wars that were more than two decades apart, received long overdue military honors Friday before an audience of family, friends and some 200 members of the Armed Forces at Fort Meade.

Veterans and soldiers share camaraderie

6:35 PM EST, November 9, 2012

Veterans and soldiers share camaraderie

Maj. Gen. Robert S. Ferrell, commander of Aberdeen Proving Ground, arrived unannounced at an animated gathering of soldiers and veterans at Perry Point Veterans Affairs Hospital in Cecil County.

11:57 AM EST, November 8, 2012

Child unharmed after thief takes idling vehicle in Northeast Baltimore

City police are searching for a car thief who took the wheel of an idling Ford Explorer Thursday morning in Northeast Baltimore and made off with the vehicle and its 7-year-old passenger.

10:51 AM EST, November 7, 2012

Man, 36, shot in city's Dolfield neighborhood

City police are investigating a shooting early Wednesday in the Dolfield neighborhood that has left a 36-year-old man hospitalized.

8:05 AM EST, November 9, 2012

Man found shot to death in Frankford area

A 26-year-old Pikesville man found shot to death Thursday in the Frankford neighborhood has been identified.

12:06 PM EST, November 7, 2012

Stormy weather leads to Harford Co. sewage spills

Harford County reported three storm-related sewage spills last week during power outages at pumping stations at the height of Sandy, a hurricane turned tropical storm.

Candy swap saves young teeth and buoys troops

8:39 PM EDT, November 1, 2012

Candy swap saves young teeth and buoys troops

Shavon Carter arrived at the dentist's office Thursday morning with her five young sons and an orange bucket full of Halloween candy.

Flammable items near furnace caused fire that killed five

7:01 PM EST, November 8, 2012

Flammable items near furnace caused fire that killed five

Combustible materials stored too close to a furnace burst into flames and caused the October rowhouse fire that claimed five lives, Baltimore fire officials said Thursday.

Charles St. water main break could cause continued traffic snarls

11:34 AM EST, November 8, 2012

Charles St. water main break could cause continued traffic snarls

Commuters north of downtown will see major traffic disruptions Thursday, as Baltimore deals with another problem with its aging water infrastructure — this time the failure of a 90-year-old main that closed the intersection of North Charles Street and North Avenue.

Fire strikes Fells Point building a second time

6:08 PM EST, November 6, 2012

Fire strikes Fells Point building a second time

More than 100 Baltimore firefighters battled a four-alarm fire Tuesday that routed residents from their homes, closed businesses and shut down several streets in Fells Point throughout the day.

Family honors War of 1812 hero with headstone

4:01 PM EST, November 4, 2012

Family honors War of 1812 hero with headstone

The numerous descendants of Henry Lightner may have inherited the mettle he displayed in battle when they set out to trace their roots, find his unmarked grave and after nearly 130 years honor him with a proper monument.

Havre de Grace Halloween survives superstorm

9:43 PM EDT, October 31, 2012

Havre de Grace Halloween survives superstorm

Sandy rained on Havre de Grace's annual Halloween parade, but even a superstorm could not curtail trick-or-treating in the battered waterfront town.

9:43 AM EDT, November 1, 2012

Two killed, two shot and one stabbed on Halloween in city

Two men were killed, two others were shot and a fifth man was stabbed on Halloween night in the city.

Operation Christmas Child sends presents around the world

2:44 PM EST, November 4, 2012

Operation Christmas Child sends presents around the world

Angelica Fagan, 8, has a crystal-clear memory of the shoebox full of gifts she received when she lived at a Philippine orphanage with her two younger brothers.

Sandy lingers Tuesday as rain and wind continue

6:14 AM EDT, October 30, 2012

Sandy lingers Tuesday as rain and wind continue

About two inches of rain are expected to fall on the soaked Baltimore region Tuesday morning, and sustained winds could topple more trees as Sandy plods north, forecasters said.

5:31 PM EDT, October 31, 2012

Man, 41, injured by gunshot in city's Johnson Square area

A 41-year-old Baltimore County man was shot and seriously wounded in the Johnston Square neighborhood early Tuesday evening, police said.

Massive storm Sandy delivers high winds and torrential rain

5:40 PM EDT, October 29, 2012

Massive storm Sandy delivers high winds and torrential rain

As Sandy pounds the mid-Atlantic coast Monday, the Baltimore region is bracing for gale-force winds and flooding.

Taking quick steps to fight Alzheimer's disease

4:27 PM EDT, October 28, 2012

Taking quick steps to fight Alzheimer's disease

They may be elderly, frail and dealing with debilitating memory loss, but a lively beat, noisy maracas and an enthusiastic instructor can get them dancing.

Reality House offers look at social problems

5:18 PM EDT, October 26, 2012

Reality House offers look at social problems

Instead of a traditional Halloween haunted house filled with fog and ghoulish scenes, an outreach ministry in East Baltimore is offering stark glimpses into real-life issues, messages of hope and firm promises of help. The images portrayed at Reality House can be as haunting as any in a tale of horror, mostly because they are based on actual situations.

Maryland Food Bank gears up for Thanksgiving rush

7:25 PM EDT, October 25, 2012

Maryland Food Bank gears up for Thanksgiving rush

Pop tunes blasted from loudspeakers into the cavernous warehouse at the Maryland Food Bank on Thursday, energizing about 300 volunteers filling 15,000 boxes with holiday staples for the needy.

10:45 AM EDT, October 31, 2012

Man stabbed and robbed in Glen Burnie

Anne Arundel County police are investigating the stabbing Tuesday evening of a 29-year-old man in Glen Burnie.

8:03 PM EDT, October 25, 2012

Three men killed in Elkridge crash

A collision Thursday morning in Elkridge claimed the lives of three men and closed Route 1 for several hours, police said.

Early morning fire destroys South Baltimore rowhouse

8:13 AM EDT, October 22, 2012

Early morning fire destroys South Baltimore rowhouse

An early morning two-alarm fire in South Baltimore sent five residents to an area hospital with minor injuries and severely damaged a rowhouse.

Baltimore VA Medical Center expands inward

10:31 AM EDT, October 28, 2012

Baltimore VA Medical Center expands inward

Landlocked in downtown Baltimore and unable to bear the weight of more floors, the Baltimore VA Medical Center has expanded inward.

Timonium cemetery adds Garden of Tranquility

5:08 PM EDT, October 22, 2012

Timonium cemetery adds Garden of Tranquility

When the Su family chose a burial plot two years ago, it had all the traditional elements valued in their native Taiwan. The site, protected by a hill, faced the sun in the south and overlooked a scenic lake at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens in Timonium.

7:54 AM EDT, October 19, 2012

Victims of two overnight shootings found at Baltimore hospitals

City police were called to two area hospitals overnight Friday to investigate separate shootings that left victims with wounds that are not life threatening.

Mourners memorialize fire victims

7:30 PM EDT, October 18, 2012

Mourners memorialize fire victims

A little more than a week ago, little children filled the yard of the Northeast Baltimore home with playthings and laughter. Neighbors of the Denwood Avenue rowhouse recalled happy, friendly and smiling kids under the eye of an ever-watchful grandmother.

8:57 AM EDT, October 18, 2012

Multi-vehicle crash shuts down I-83 for hours

A deer darting across I-83 near Old York Road early Thursday caused a chain reaction crash that involved three tractor-trailers and halted traffic on the highway throughout the morning rush hour. All lanes were reopened by 9 a.m., according to Maryland State Police.

12:26 PM EDT, October 17, 2012

ReStores stage sale to fund home construction

Sales at all three ReStore locations Saturday will support a Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake home under construction in Baltimore's Orchard Ridge community.

Disabled athletes shine in Baltimore Running Festival

7:30 PM EDT, October 13, 2012

Disabled athletes shine in Baltimore Running Festival

Erin Michael ran the relay race in the Baltimore Running Festival last year and saw a few disabled racers — but thought there could be more.

10:46 AM EDT, October 17, 2012

Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash

A collision Tuesday evening in Pasadena has left a 46-year-old motorcyclist hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Funeral services for fire victims set for Thursday

5:49 PM EDT, October 13, 2012

Funeral services for fire victims set for Thursday

The five victims of the fire that destroyed a Northeast Baltimore rowhouse Thursday will be memorialized together in a service Thursday.

Hundreds rally for the Orioles at City Hall

7:14 PM EDT, October 10, 2012

Hundreds rally for the Orioles at City Hall

Hundreds of Baltimore Orioles fans rallied in front of City Hall on Wednesday, hoping their joyful noise would reach the team preparing to take on the Yankees in New York City in the third game of the American League Division Series.

8:08 AM EDT, October 9, 2012

One homicide and two other shootings occur in city

An unidentified man shot in Northeast Baltimore Monday night died of gunshot wounds.

Youth turn trash into treasure

11:25 AM EDT, October 15, 2012

Youth turn trash into treasure

Teens at the Children's Home in Catonsville say they are recycling their lives and using art to illustrate their journey.

9:38 AM EDT, October 10, 2012

Towson Library looks at ballot issues in discussion series

The League of Women Voters and the Towson branch of the Baltimore County Public Library have scheduled several discussions, starting Thursday, on referendums that will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot.

12:09 PM EDT, October 5, 2012

Police rule house fire in Towson arson

Baltimore County police have ruled a house fire in Towson Monday an arson and have also determined the residence in the 7000 block of Bellona Ave. was robbed.

8:29 AM EDT, October 12, 2012

Annapolis man charged with assault in stabbing

Annapolis police have charged a 28-year-old city resident with assault in connection with a stabbing Thursday night.

8:25 AM EDT, October 12, 2012

Man shot while entering home on N. Charles Street dies

A 51-year-old man who was shot multiple times as he entered his North Baltimore home Thursday died at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Five dead in fire in Northeast Baltimore

7:52 PM EDT, October 11, 2012

Five dead in fire in Northeast Baltimore

When 19-year-old Roderick Goodman woke up in a smoke-filled bedroom early Thursday, his first instinct was to get out of the brick rowhouse where he lived with his grandparents and several other relatives.

11:11 AM EDT, October 5, 2012

Crofton man faces drug and handgun charges

A 35-year-old Crofton man is charged with drug possession and distribution and handgun offenses.

2:23 PM EDT, October 4, 2012

State awards $1.5 million in bicentennial grants

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Thursday announced $1.5 million in state matching grants to 22 government and nonprofit agencies across Maryland. The money will be used to promote projects that mark the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812.

4:29 PM EDT, October 10, 2012

1 man arrested, 4 others sought in Glen Burnie home invasion

Anne Arundel police have charged a teenager as an adult and are looking for four others in connection with a home invasion in Glen Burnie Tuesday.

Fort McHenry offers students a maritime and music experience

6:23 PM EDT, October 9, 2012

Fort McHenry offers students a maritime and music experience

While Fort McHenry's cannons blasted at schooners in the Baltimore harbor Tuesday, the voices of children from several city schools rose above the din. The young singers quivered a bit but stayed on key as they sang patriotic anthems.

Cause of fatal Northeast Baltimore fire still under investigation

9:15 AM EDT, October 12, 2012

Cause of fatal Northeast Baltimore fire still under investigation

City fire officials continue the investigation to determine the source and cause of the fire that claimed the lives of four children and their grandmother Thursday in Northeast Baltimore.

9:06 AM EDT, October 5, 2012

Police chase disrupts Pasadena elementary school dismissal

The pursuit and arrest of a burglary suspect disrupted dismissal at a Pasadena elementary school Thursday.

7:09 PM EDT, October 4, 2012

Police investigate four shootings, including officer-involved

Four people were shot — including one by a city police officer — Wednesday night and Thursday morning in Baltimore, according to police.

Volunteers move mounds of mattresses

4:08 PM EDT, October 7, 2012

Volunteers move mounds of mattresses

Baltimore's Ronald McDonald House put out a call for help and ended up with a brigade of mattress movers.

Hopkins' Best Dressed Sale and Boutique funds hospital projects

4:55 PM EDT, October 3, 2012

Hopkins' Best Dressed Sale and Boutique funds hospital projects

Bargains fill the racks at the 45th annual Best Dressed Sale & Boutique this weekend in Baltimore. Every stitch has been donated to this high-end rummage sale that takes place in a cavernous carriage house, and all proceeds benefit Johns Hopkins Hospital.

3:25 PM EDT, October 2, 2012

Dozens of animals removed from Pasadena home

Anne Arundel police and animal control officers have removed 40 animals from a Pasadena property whose owner was not meeting their basic needs for food and shelter.

9:48 AM EDT, October 4, 2012

Three separate shootings claim two lives

Two men were shot to death and a third was seriously injured in three separate shootings that all occurred within an hour Wednesday night in three of the city's west side neighborhoods.

11:15 AM EDT, October 3, 2012

Two arrested smoking pot at Pasadena gas station

Two Anne Arundel County men who were found smoking marijuana at a Pasadena gas station parking lot Tuesday evening face several drug-related charges.

7:42 AM EDT, October 2, 2012

Man shot on Overlea street

Baltimore County's violent crimes unit is investigating a non-fatal shooting late Monday in the Overlea neighborhood.

10:15 AM EDT, October 3, 2012

Three-car crash in Millersville claims one life

A three-vehicle crash in Millersville Tuesday claimed the life of a 56-year-old Severna Park man.

Baltimore City rescuers extricate trapped driver from car

9:06 AM EDT, October 2, 2012

Baltimore City rescuers extricate trapped driver from car

A driver who likely lost control Tuesday on a rain-soaked road on the city's west side had to be extricated from his car, fire officials said.

7:59 AM EDT, October 1, 2012

Woman robs Annapolis store clerk of phone

A liquor store clerk in Annapolis tried to contact city police to mediate a dispute about a customer's change. He never completed the call and police are looking for the unidentified woman, who struck the clerk on the head and stole his phone Friday evening.

10:03 AM EDT, September 28, 2012

Glen Burnie man charged with making explosives

Anne Arundel County police have charged a 51-year-old Glen Burnie man with manufacturing explosive devices and possession of marijuana.

11:48 AM EDT, October 2, 2012

Baltimore officer injured in motorcycle accident

A Baltimore City officer suffered a concussion Tuesday in a motorcycle accident on Interstate 795 in Owings Mills.

Paul's Place serves Southwest Baltimore for 30 years

11:31 AM EDT, September 30, 2012

Paul's Place serves Southwest Baltimore for 30 years

Paul's Place began as a soup kitchen in the basement of a Southwest Baltimore church 30 years ago. It has expanded into a community outreach center that serves more than 75,000 hot lunches a year and offers more than 20 programs, including job training, housing assistance, computer classes, and family workshops.

8:30 AM EDT, September 28, 2012

Lothian fire destroys two mobile homes, sends woman to hospital

A two-alarm fire Friday at a mobile home park in southern Anne Arundel County has destroyed two homes and displaced seven residents, including a woman who was hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

7:19 PM EDT, September 28, 2012

Two women killed in separate incidents in city

Two women died in separate shootings Thursday in Baltimore.

Carroll may become third county to make English official

7:22 PM EDT, September 27, 2012

Carroll may become third county to make English official

The Carroll County commissioners introduced a proposal Thursday to make English the county's official language and will schedule an evening public hearing to give all residents the opportunity to speak.

Md. lottery winner plans to give back

September 27, 2012

Md. lottery winner plans to give back

Nick Ruth is $250,000 richer, thanks to a winning Mega Millions ticket. But this 19-year-old Towson resident is not thinking about a BMW or a Harley or even a trip to the Bahamas.

7:46 AM EDT, September 26, 2012

Man seriously wounded in Broadway East shooting

A 23-year-old man was seriously injured Tuesday, when he was shot and slashed in the Broadway East neighborhood.

Carroll County officials may make English official language

5:37 PM EDT, September 25, 2012

Carroll County officials may make English official language

A Carroll County commissioner has drafted legislation that would make English the county's official language — and if it passes, Carroll would become the third Maryland locality to enact such legislation this year, following Frederick and Queen Anne's counties.

8:37 AM EDT, September 25, 2012

Man shot in backyard of Eastside home identified

City police have identified the East Baltimore victim, who died of gunshot wounds at Johns Hopkins Hospital Monday afternoon.

8:49 AM EDT, September 26, 2012

Trailer loaded with three mowers stolen in Annapolis

A thief made off with a trailer loaded with three riding mowers in Annapolis early Tuesday.

8:01 AM EDT, September 25, 2012

Victim shot and killed in Sandtown-Winchester

A 35-year-old man died early Tuesday as the result of a shooting in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.

6:46 PM EDT, September 24, 2012

Maryvale students get lesson on responsible Internet use

Richard Guerry grabs his audience with a mix of information on responsible Internet use and numerous real-life examples of what can go awry, everything from the consequences of hitting an accidental "reply all" to a personal photo that turns viral.

10:56 AM EDT, September 19, 2012

Four Glen Burnie men arrested after drug search

Anne Arundel County police arrested four Glen Burnie men on drug possession charges Tuesday during a search of two residences in the Point Pleasant neighborhood.

8:18 AM EDT, September 24, 2012

Police find man fatally shot in basement of East Baltimore home

A 36-year-old man died Sunday at the scene of a shooting in the Berea neighborhood in East Baltimore.

Aberdeen Proving Ground opens the gates to its neighbors

6:46 PM EDT, September 21, 2012

Aberdeen Proving Ground opens the gates to its neighbors

In what organizers say is a first, Aberdeen Proving Ground is opening its gates to its neighbors this week for a free four-day celebration.

Little Sisters of the Poor plan $25 million renovation

7:54 PM EDT, October 4, 2012

Little Sisters of the Poor plan $25 million renovation

Sandbags lined the concrete atop the exterior basement stairs at St. Martin's Home in Catonsville, a symbol of the Little Sisters of the Poor's long — and losing — battle against summer heat and storms.

11:01 AM EDT, September 24, 2012

Baltimore police shoot man during early morning robbery

A 27-year-old robbery suspect was shot and wounded by Baltimore police after fighting with an officer, officials said Monday. The man was expected to survive.

Police investigating 2 fires started with Molotov cocktails in Northeast

8:13 PM EDT, September 19, 2012

Police investigating 2 fires started with Molotov cocktails in Northeast

City police and fire investigators say Molotov cocktails started two fires in Northeast Baltimore early Wednesday, one of which injured seven people at an apartment complex and displaced many more.

4:05 PM EDT, September 18, 2012

Arundel middle school student charged with weapons possession

Anne Arundel County police charged a 13-year-old Laurel student Tuesday with possessing a dangerous weapon on school property.

Mercy High president to retire

3:38 PM EDT, September 18, 2012

Mercy High president to retire

Mercy High School President Sister Carol E. Wheeler, RSM, has announced she will retire at the end of the academic year, after 35 years leading the all-girls Catholic school.

Reisterstown consignment shop specializes in clothes, charity

6:02 PM EDT, September 17, 2012

Reisterstown consignment shop specializes in clothes, charity

Stephanie Torrible's Reisterstown consignment shop specializes in secondhand designer duds. It also specializes in giving women a second chance — even those who never set foot in the Main Street store.

8:17 AM EDT, September 18, 2012

Shooting victim found in Charles North

A shooting in the Charles North neighborhood Monday evening has left a 32-year-old man hospitalized.

Researcher dies in apparent Northeast Baltimore robbery

8:27 PM EDT, September 18, 2012

Researcher dies in apparent Northeast Baltimore robbery

Peter Marvit never missed rehearsal with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and this week he showed up wearing one of his trademark ties — short, fat, and brightly colored. After the three-hour practice concluded with "Carol of the Angels," director Tom Hall told everyone "to drive safe and be well."

High-casual event raises funds to fight disease

3:35 PM EDT, September 16, 2012

High-casual event raises funds to fight disease

His mother's death 16 years ago came as a sudden shock to Sean Hull. Even more distressing was the family's discovery that Ida Hull had suffered in silence for years with sarcoidosis, a debilitating, often fatal disease that frequently attacks the lungs.

8:08 AM EDT, September 14, 2012

Men shot while parked in Govans; found in Homeland

Police found two men with gunshot wounds in a North Baltimore neighborhood Thursday night and later determined they were shot at a different location.

10:01 AM EDT, September 17, 2012

Arnold man charged with theft from cars

Anne Arundel County police are investigating several armed robberies that occurred over the weekend in Brooklyn Park, Galesville, Glen Burnie and Annapolis. In several cases, they have descriptions of the suspects, but have been unable to locate them.

Baltimore County school officials deal with rash of threats

11:26 AM EDT, September 13, 2012

Baltimore County school officials deal with rash of threats

Baltimore County schools dealt with reported threats on three separate campuses Thursday morning, as officials worked to quash rumors and assure parents their children are safe.

Parents, teachers uneasy after second gun incident

8:27 PM EDT, September 12, 2012

Parents, teachers uneasy after second gun incident

Parents and teachers in Baltimore County expressed a lingering uneasiness about school violence Wednesday, despite school officials' promises of beefed-up security after the second gun-related incident in two weeks.

9:09 AM EDT, September 17, 2012

Man shot in chest on Baltimore basketball court

A 24-year-old man told police he was shot Sunday on a basketball court in the Oliver neighborhood on the city's east side.

Baltimore region marks 9/11 anniversary

7:06 PM EDT, September 11, 2012

Baltimore region marks 9/11 anniversary

On a sunny Tuesday morning, with weather reminiscent of a harrowing day 11 years ago, dozens of people surrounded the 9/11 Memorial of Maryland at the Inner Harbor, watching in silence as the shadows from Baltimore's World Trade Center moved across the monument.

2:37 PM EDT, September 14, 2012

Arundel school counselor alerts police to possible abduction

Anne Arundel County police and school officials have thwarted a child abduction across state lines.

2:56 PM EDT, September 10, 2012

Double shooting occurs in Annapolis neighborhood

Annapolis police are investigating a double shooting Sunday night that has left one victim in critical condition.

11:27 AM EDT, September 10, 2012

Man dies in Route 50 accident

An early morning accident Monday on Route 50 near Parole claimed the life of a 33-year-old driver.

Korean education administrators visit area schools

9:20 PM EDT, September 18, 2012

Korean education administrators visit area schools

Jina Shin, a South Korean schools budget analyst in the U.S. for three weeks of study, stood in a schoolyard among a boisterous crowd of children, teachers and parents at dismissal. The end of the school day at St. Mark's School in Catonsville is fairly typical of most in terms of noise, enthusiasm and organization.

11:08 AM EDT, September 10, 2012

Pasadena shop owner robbed at gunpoint

The 40-year-old owner of a Pasadena barber shop became the victim of a robbery Sunday evening, when he tried to lend a lighter to a stranger. His attempt at a good deed ended in armed robbery.

War of 1812 comes alive in learning center

8:42 PM EDT, September 14, 2012

War of 1812 comes alive in learning center

Charlesmont Elementary in Dundalk chose Sept. 14, the anniversary of the bombardment of Fort McHenry, to launch its War of 1812 interactive learning center. The students held a flag ceremony and demonstrated how they are mastering 19th-century history with an assist from 21st-century technology.

Police respond to shooting near Catonsville High School

4:51 PM EDT, September 12, 2012

Police respond to shooting near Catonsville High School

Amid heightened anxiety over two recent gun incidents in schools, Baltimore County police said that the victim of a police-involved shooting was found late this morning on the grounds of Catonsville High School.

Sundial part of 9/11 commemorative events

5:10 PM EDT, September 11, 2012

Sundial part of 9/11 commemorative events

After the speeches and somber fanfare that marked the 10th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, this year's 9/11 events began Tuesday with a more subdued — but no less emotional — observance.

2:19 PM EDT, September 10, 2012

Roland Park school locked down during police chase

City police chasing a suspected car thief on foot forced a lock-down at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School in the city's northwest neighborhood for less than an hour Monday morning. The city dispatch notified area schools of the incident, which began about 8:10 a.m. Police chased the suspect, who abandoned the stolen car and ran across a field at the school in the 5200 hundred block of Roland Avenue. Staff heard police calling "Stop" and saw the suspect continue running, officials said. Staff opted to lock down the school at about 9:40 a.m., solely as a precaution. The suspect, who did not approach the school building, was apprehended in the unit block of Elmwood Road and remains in custody.

12:21 PM EDT, September 11, 2012

Multiple shots fired at Glen Burnie home

Anne Arundel County police are investigating a shooting in Glen Burnie that injured a 29-year-old man.

9:21 AM EDT, September 6, 2012

Fire destroys vacant Baltimore apartment home

Baltimore City firefighters spent Thursday morning battling a fire in a vacant brick building in the Glen neighborhood. Fire had been extinguished in the same brick building 12 hours earlier on Wednesday evening.

Humorist returns to stage of her youth

3:57 PM EDT, September 9, 2012

Humorist returns to stage of her youth

In her senior year at the Catholic High School of Baltimore, Michele "Wojo" Wojciechowski performed her first stand-up comedy routine. She wrote the jokes and found she liked delivering them to a crowd.

7:58 AM EDT, September 6, 2012

Intruder shoots into woman's Baltimore home

A 48-year-old woman was slightly injured Wednesday when an unidentified man fired shots into her home in Baltimore's Hanlon-Longwood neighborhood near Garrison Boulevard.

7:49 AM EDT, September 5, 2012

One dead, another wounded in Baltimore shootings Tuesday

The spate of violence that marked Labor Day weekend continued Tuesday with a homicide in the Frankford neighborhood and a shooting in Upton.

Labor Day Weekend violence claims life of young mother

12:47 PM EDT, September 5, 2012

Labor Day Weekend violence claims life of young mother

Sixteen people were shot and six killed over Labor Day Weekend, a bloody stretch that claimed the life of a young mother cleaning up after a family party and prompted police to increase patrols as the violence extended into Tuesday morning.

7:32 AM EDT, September 7, 2012

Man dies of multiple gunshot wounds in East Baltimore

City police are investigating the death Thursday of a 36-year-old man found shot several times in the Oliver neighborhood of East Baltimore.

8:27 AM EDT, September 5, 2012

Crews douse Baltimore rowhouse fire

Baltimore City firefighters quickly brought a basement fire in a Govans rowhouse under control Wednesday morning.

Baltimore City officer remembered for dedication to duty

5:00 PM EDT, September 7, 2012

Baltimore City officer remembered for dedication to duty

Officer Forrest E. "Dino" Taylor loved his family, his job, his fellow Baltimore police officers and his motorcycle. All played a part in services Friday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

11:44 AM EDT, September 4, 2012

Pasadena man stabbed

Anne Arundel County police have charged a 30-year-old Baltimore resident with attempted murder in an incident that occurred early Monday in Pasadena.

3:50 PM EDT, August 26, 2012

Road improvements follow BRAC growth

Ever since Harford County learned that the nationwide military base realignment would bring up to 10,000 new jobs to Aberdeen Proving Ground, officials and residents have pushed for road improvements around the Army base.

Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths

8:33 PM EDT, August 23, 2012

Cause of death determined in Ellicott City train derailment deaths

Loved ones and friends prepared to say goodbye to the two young women who perished in a train derailment in Ellicott City as the first of the viewings began Thursday evening.

8:07 AM EDT, August 23, 2012

Man found dead in West Baltimore home

Fire and medical crews, as well as police officers, entered a home in Sandtown-Winchester Wednesday evening, after neighbors reported they had not seen the resident since Sunday.

Aquille Carr, Baltimore high school basketball star, arrested

11:46 PM EDT, August 18, 2012

Aquille Carr, Baltimore high school basketball star, arrested

Aquille Carr, a star basketball guard at Patterson High School whose electrifying play earned him the nickname "Crimestopper," was released from jail late Saturday after being arrested on a domestic assault charge.

Perry Hall High School reopens with resolve and emotion

7:25 PM EDT, August 28, 2012

Perry Hall High School reopens with resolve and emotion

Returning to school a little shaken, some students walked in clusters behind their parents, while others went arm-in-arm. A few even took their parents' hands, as though they needed the same reassurance they had received in elementary school.

Derailed train buries Ellicott City in coal, crushing two teen girls

12:03 AM EDT, August 22, 2012

Derailed train buries Ellicott City in coal, crushing two teen girls

Ellicott City's historic center braced for a difficult, days-long cleanup of coal, overturned train cars and smashed vehicles after a Tuesday train derailment that crushed two 19-year-old women to death on a bridge.

State's Ready by 21 prepares foster youth for life

3:59 PM EDT, August 19, 2012

State's Ready by 21 prepares foster youth for life

Shalita O'Neale approached her 21st birthday with more dread than enthusiasm. Reaching the milestone meant she would officially age out of the state's foster care system.

8:04 AM EDT, August 24, 2012

Man shot in head, chest in city's Irvington neighborhood

Multiple reports of gunfire sent police to Baltimore's Irvington neighborhood Thursday afternoon, where they found a 26-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his head and chest.

Ellicott City derailment raises questions of track safety

9:59 PM EDT, August 22, 2012

Ellicott City derailment raises questions of track safety

As cleanup crews and investigators focus on the aftermath of a coal train derailment that killed two college students in Ellicott City, some officials are looking at new ways to keep people off the tracks that run through the historic district.

9:31 AM EDT, August 16, 2012

Annapolis man charged in attempted kidnapping

A 30-year-old Annapolis man has been charged with attempted kidnapping in an incident Wednesday in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of the city.

Del. Dwyer admits to drinking in Arundel boating accident

10:10 PM EDT, August 23, 2012

Del. Dwyer admits to drinking in Arundel boating accident

Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. said Thursday that he had been drinking alcohol when a motorboat he was operating collided with another boat in the Magothy River — an accident that left six people with serious injuries.

Archbishop launches $100 million capital campaign

4:56 PM EDT, September 5, 2012

Archbishop launches $100 million capital campaign

Even amid an economic downturn that has many parishes struggling and a declining enrollment that prompted the closing of many Catholic schools, the Archdiocese of Baltimore is confident it can raise $100 million during its first capital campaign in 15 years.

Cardinal Gibbons statue moved to Elkridge parish

2:48 PM EDT, August 18, 2012

Cardinal Gibbons statue moved to Elkridge parish

An elegant marble statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary graces the entrance to St. Augustine School in Elkridge, moved there by alumni of the shuttered Cardinal Gibbons School. The sculpted image of a veiled young woman stands beneath a large white cross and above a memorial plaque.

12:24 PM EDT, August 16, 2012

Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company secures federal loan

The Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company will use a $3.6 million loan from theU.S. Department of AgricultureRural Development program to expand and renovate its facility in northern Baltimore County.

Eugene H. Shaffer Sr., crane operator

5:24 PM EDT, August 21, 2012

Eugene H. Shaffer Sr., crane operator

Eugene H. "Gene" Shaffer Sr., a World War II veteran, Boy Scout leader and retired crane operator, died Friday of leukemia at his home in Millsboro, Del.

Small water main damaged during repairs

2:44 PM EDT, August 14, 2012

Small water main damaged during repairs

A 10-inch water main broke Tuesday during repairs to the two-block stretch of Light Street downtown that has been closed to traffic since a larger pipe erupted there July 16.

11:35 PM EDT, August 16, 2012

Civil war documentary to feature Carroll County sites

When Maryland Public Television debuts "The Heart of the Civil War" on Sept. 11, it will showcase many Carroll County sites.

7:23 PM EDT, August 16, 2012

Triple shooting leaves two dead and one critical

Two men were killed and an unidentified woman was critically wounded in a shooting late Wednesday in Southwest Baltimore, police said.

3:30 PM EDT, August 14, 2012

Suspect in Anne Arundel Co. shooting turns himself in

A 22-year-old Shadyside man wanted in connection with a shooting Monday in West River turned himself in to police Tuesday.

10:33 AM EDT, August 13, 2012

Police investigate suspicious death in Pasadena

The Anne Arundel County Police Department is investigating the suspicious death of a 50-year-old Pasadena man, whose body was discovered Sunday at his home.

9:25 AM EDT, August 15, 2012

Broken water main creates sinkhole in Southwest Baltimore

A broken 10-inch-wide water main in Southwest Baltimore caused a sinkhole to open on Frederick Avenue near its intersection with East Lynne Avenue late Tuesday night, according to city officials.

Spirited women honored for community activism

5:08 PM EDT, August 12, 2012

Spirited women honored for community activism

A growing media and resource company in the city is again shining a light on women who are making a difference in their communities, excelling professionally and offering their lives of service as examples for others to emulate.

11:49 AM EDT, August 8, 2012

Takoma Park man charged with human trafficking

A 27-year-old Takoma Park man, who drove women to locations in the Annapolis area for the purposes of prostitution, has been charged with numerous counts of human trafficking and prostitution.

8:16 AM EDT, August 14, 2012

Man shot multiple times and two others stabbed in Balto. Co.

A shooting and a double stabbing early Tuesday in two eastern Baltimore County neighborhoods have left three victims hospitalized. An unidentified man remains in critical condition after he was shot multiple times in Dundalk. In Essex, two unidentified men were stabbed during a fight.

Fire destroys cabin cruiser at Canton marina

8:13 AM EDT, August 16, 2012

Fire destroys cabin cruiser at Canton marina

A 40-foot cabin cruiser was completely destroyed Wednesday, when it caught fire, while berthed at the Anchorage Marina in Canton. Multiple fire units responded at 3:40 p.m. to the pier in the 2500 block of Boston Street, city fire officials said.

8:15 AM EDT, August 13, 2012

Annapolis man charged in triple stabbing

A 25-year-old Annapolis man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder in a triple stabbing near his home Friday.

10:34 AM EDT, August 9, 2012

Pasadena body: Death ruled a homicide

The remains found in a wooded area of Pasadena earlier this week are that of a young woman whose death has been ruled a homicide.

2:57 PM EDT, August 7, 2012

Woman abandons infant at Severn church

A 32-year-old Millersville woman faces child neglect and desertion charges after she abandoned her infant son at a Severn church Monday, police said.

11:13 AM EDT, August 10, 2012

Glen Burnie man charged with threats to officials

Annapolis police charged a 37-year-old Glen Burnie man Friday with threatening a state official.

1:14 PM EDT, August 9, 2012

Annapolis man arrested in murder-for-hire scheme

An Annapolis man is facing attempted murder charges in a murder-for-hire scheme in Leesburg, Va.

9:53 AM EDT, July 26, 2012

Fire crews clear diesel fuel, sugar from I-95 ramp

A combination of diesel fuel and sugar from an overturned tractor trailer closed the I-95 north ramp onto Route 100 west in Laurel early Thursday.

7:35 AM EDT, August 8, 2012

Man, 25, shot three times in Franklin Square

A 25-year-old man was shot three times Tuesday evening in the city's Franklin Square neighborhood and remains hospitalized.

Harford and Cecil tourism projects benefit from heritage grants

9:48 AM EDT, August 7, 2012

Harford and Cecil tourism projects benefit from heritage grants

Five tourism projects along the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway in Harford and Cecil counties have secured nearly $198,000 in matching grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

Maryland farmers try beer production

6:26 PM EDT, August 13, 2012

Maryland farmers try beer production

Maryland's burgeoning agritourism industry is offering consumers yet another product to satisfy their hunger — or thirst, in this case — for locally grown goods. Recently enacted legislation has generated a flurry of hops growing, barley malting and beer brewing at several farms.

8:04 AM EDT, August 7, 2012

Man critically injured in shooting in Sandtown-Winchester

A shooting in Sandtown-Winchester Monday seriously wounded a 19-year-old man.

7:38 PM EDT, July 27, 2012

City police seeking stolen vehicle related to North Baltimore killing

Baltimore police say the men who fatally shot a 34-year-old North Baltimore man took his car, and they were asking for the public's help in locating the vehicle.

Man killed, neighborhood leader critically injured in Mid-Town

9:21 PM EDT, August 10, 2012

Man killed, neighborhood leader critically injured in Mid-Town

A shooting early Friday outside a small inn and residence next to the Belvedere Hotel in the Mid-Town neighborhood left a 41-year-old man dead and another critically wounded, police said.

11:34 AM EDT, August 7, 2012

One dead, one wounded in Cherry Hill shooting

Gunfire in Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood late Monday has left one man dead and another wounded.

12:57 PM EDT, August 10, 2012

Baltimore man fatally shot by officer identified

The Baltimore man who was fatally shot by a Howard County police officer during an arrest attempt Thursday in Columbia has been identified as Percy Holland, 32, of the 500 block of Preston Street.

12:36 PM EDT, August 9, 2012

Homeless man charged with multiple burglaries

A homeless man has been charged with numerous commercial burglaries throughout Anne Arundel County this summer.

11:58 AM EDT, August 6, 2012

Baltimore man charged with TV theft

Anne Arundel police have charged a 19-year-old city man with burglary after he was spotted carrying a TV at the North Linthicum Light Rail Station.

8:20 AM EDT, July 26, 2012

Two victims sustain minor gunshot wounds in Bolton Hill

Baltimore City police are investigating an early morning shooting Thursday in Bolton Hill that left two people with minor injuries. Investigators have not released identities of the victims and stress the investigation is in the preliminary stages.

8:32 AM EDT, August 9, 2012

Man suffers gunshot wound to chest in Baltimore

City police are investigating a shooting in the northeast area early Thursday that has left the victim in critical condition.

4:23 PM EDT, August 8, 2012

Man robs armored car employee in Millersville

An unidentified, apparently armed man robbed an employee of an armored car company Wednesday at a Millersville convenience store, Anne Arundel County police said.

8:34 AM EDT, July 27, 2012

Fire destroys several Randallstown apartments

An early morning fire at a Randallstown apartment complex has displaced 16 people and damaged 12 units. One firefighter from the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company received minor injuries and has been treated and released from an area hospital.

Researcher delves into how Annapolis' Parole area got its name

11:28 PM EDT, July 26, 2012

Researcher delves into how Annapolis' Parole area got its name

At the height of the Civil War, a Union soldier climbed into the dome of the State House in Annapolis and described the scene around it, a sea of white tents spreading in every direction.

Carbon monoxide leak closes downtown post office annex

10:57 AM EDT, August 6, 2012

Carbon monoxide leak closes downtown post office annex

A carbon monoxide incident closed an annex at Baltimore City's Main Post Office Monday and sent two people to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Fire crews responded at about 8:30 a.m. to the one-story annex at Colvin and Lexington streets, near the main building in the 900 block of East Fayette Street. They found one person who had suffered a head injury from a fall and several other employees complaining of dizziness. A hazmat unit conducted air monitoring and determined that there were 38 parts per million of carbon monoxide inside the 35,000-square-foot building.

Scout works to deter spread of invasive freshwater algae

6:19 PM EDT, July 29, 2012

Scout works to deter spread of invasive freshwater algae

Tyler S. Gee, 16, can add several descriptives after his name, including rising junior at Hereford High School and aspiring Eagle Scout and aerospace engineer. Now he can tack on one more — riverkeeper — because of his efforts to deter the spread of an invasive algae found in the Gunpowder River.

1:45 PM EDT, August 4, 2012

VA expanding Loch Raven campus

The Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System is expanding its Loch Raven complex with a long-term care center and an exercise and robotics center that will allow research into rehabilitation for wounded and aging veterans.

Vi Ripken abducted at gunpoint, quietly returned

10:27 PM EDT, July 25, 2012

Vi Ripken abducted at gunpoint, quietly returned

Bound and abducted in her own vehicle, Violet Ripken was gone for 12 hours before her disappearance was reported to authorities. And amid an intensive search, she was quietly dropped off by her kidnapper on her secluded Harford County street.

Police release suspect photo, offer reward in Vi Ripken abduction

10:09 PM EDT, July 26, 2012

Police release suspect photo, offer reward in Vi Ripken abduction

A manhunt continued Thursday for the man who kidnapped baseball matriarch Violet R. Ripken, as Aberdeen police released a surveillance video image of a suspect and several law-enforcement agencies joined the small-town force in the search.

8:01 PM EDT, July 24, 2012

Baltimore man charged in funeral director's death

Baltimore County Police have charged a 20-year-old Baltimore man with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a city funeral home director.

'Ultimate sleepover party' for patients and siblings

3:50 PM EDT, July 22, 2012

'Ultimate sleepover party' for patients and siblings

The scene at Hashawha Environmental Center in Westminster Friday evening was filled with the friendly chaos typical of the start of summer camp. Parents unloaded gear and gave last-minute instructions. Ubiquitous counselors welcomed visitors and ushered them to cabins. And chatty children seemed eager to be on their own.

11:21 AM EDT, July 25, 2012

Human skull found in Carroll Park

A hiker in Carroll Park, north of West Baltimore Street in the city, discovered a human skull Tuesday.

11:07 AM EDT, July 23, 2012

Three men arrested in Severn store robbery

Anne Arundel County police have arrested three men for the armed robbery of a convenience store in Severn Wednesday and are seeking a fourth suspect.

7:54 AM EDT, July 26, 2012

Man dies of multiple gunshot wounds in Baltimore

Baltimore city police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Thursday in the Coppin Heights neighborhood.

11:17 AM EDT, July 19, 2012

Pasadena man charged with impersonating officer

Anne Arundel County police have charged a 33-year-old Pasadena man with impersonating a police officer.

98 Rock DJ charged with DUI

10:19 AM EDT, July 25, 2012

98 Rock DJ charged with DUI

A popular Baltimore radio personality faces DUI charges after a three-car crash in Harford County on Sunday sent five people to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Colombian orphans visit Maryland families

4:14 PM EDT, July 29, 2012

Colombian orphans visit Maryland families

Gustavo, a 12-year-old orphan from Colombia, has spent a week at camp, attended the Catonsville July 4th parade and watched an IronBirds baseball game at Ripken Stadium during what he has been told is a vacation to America.

3:54 PM EDT, July 22, 2012

Charity allows employees to be givers

A job at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation comes with a truly unique annual benefit, one that turns employees into grant givers.

7:59 AM EDT, July 13, 2012

Man critically injured by gunshot in Central Park Heights area

For the second time in less than a week, city police are dealing with violence in the Central Park Heights neighborhood.

7:39 PM EDT, July 20, 2012

Glen Burnie man stabbed during robbery

An 18-year-old Glen Burnie man was hospitalized with multiple stab wounds incurred during a robbery Thursday evening.

10:39 AM EDT, July 19, 2012

Third woman arrested for prostitution in Linthicum

During a third undercover operation this month in Linthicum, detectives with the Anne Arundel County police department's vice unit arrested a 19-year-old California woman, who is charged with prostitution and possession of marijuana.

Firefighters climb stairs in memory of fallen brothers

5:45 PM EDT, July 19, 2012

Firefighters climb stairs in memory of fallen brothers

The lobby of the Hilton Baltimore Hotel was filled Thursday with firefighters, many of them in full turnout gear. But they were not on their way to fight a blaze; they were there to pay tribute to their fallen brethren.

11:57 AM EDT, July 20, 2012

Glen Burnie carjacking attempt leaves one man injured

A 33-year-old man thwarted a carjacking Thursday in Glen Burnie, but remains hospitalized with serious injuries incurred during a beating, Anne Arundel County police said.

5:31 PM EDT, July 17, 2012

Baltimore County plants nearly 1,000 trees to provide shade, reduce energy costs

Newly planted, 12-foot-tall trees provided little relief from the relentless sun during an outdoor news conference at North Point Library Tuesday.

10:42 AM EDT, July 25, 2012

Pasadena pool dispute leads to marijuana discovery

An argument over an unpaid pool maintenance bill led to the arrest of a Pasadena woman on drug charges Tuesday.

7:18 PM EDT, July 24, 2012

Baltimore basketball community mourns man killed Monday

A 23-year-old former high school basketball player was gunned down during a West Baltimore robbery Monday, police said, sending a ripple of sadness through the area's basketball community.

11:08 AM EDT, July 19, 2012

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Baltimore's southwest side

An unlicensed motorcyclist died in an accident Wednesday night on Wilkens Avenue on the city's southwest side.

11:03 AM EDT, July 25, 2012

Man charged with possession of drugs and counterfeit money in Linthicum hotel

When a guest at a Linthicum hotel tried to pay his bill Tuesday with counterfeit money, the innkeeper called Anne Arundel County police. Officers arrived shortly before noon at the Red Roof Inn, in the 800 block of Elkridge Landing Road and located the suspect on the parking lot. The smell of marijuana led officers to search the vehicle.

10:33 AM EDT, July 11, 2012

Car stolen during Annapolis assault

One man's arrest on an Annapolis street became another's opportunity to steal his car.

9:57 AM EDT, July 24, 2012

Fire destroys Harford farm building

An early morning fire at a Harford County farm sent one firefighter to the hospital with heat-related injuries and completely destroyed a large garage.

10:37 AM EDT, July 9, 2012

Pasadena man charged in barricade instance

Anne Arundel police have charged a 40-year-old man with reckless endangerment and unlawfully discharging a firearm during a five-hour barricade at his Pasadena home Sunday.

Summer learning takes root at Baltimore school

6:47 PM EDT, July 8, 2012

Summer learning takes root at Baltimore school

School never closed this summer for about 30 Baltimore City middle-school students. They arrive at Franklin Square Elementary/Middle School with enthusiasm for a day that may be shorter and more laid-back, but still enhances their academic and athletic skills.

5:54 PM EDT, July 18, 2012

Police ID man who died after car hit tree in Cockeysville

An early-morning crash in Cockeysville on Wednesday claimed the life of one man and sent another to the hospital.

West Baltimore church event offers counseling for singles

7:16 PM EDT, July 13, 2012

West Baltimore church event offers counseling for singles

Of all the city's neighborhoods, Upton/Druid Heights ranks lowest in life expectancy, with AIDS as the fourth-leading cause of death.

10:13 AM EDT, July 12, 2012

Second Linthicum sting leads to prostitution arrest

For a second time this month, the Anne Arundel County police's vice unit has arrested a woman for prostitution during an undercover operation targeting solicitation activities in Linthicum's hotels area, near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. An online advertisement prompted the second operation Monday night and resulted in the arrest of a 25-year-old Philadelphia woman.

Water's Edge Events Center designed to fill niche

July 8, 2012

Water's Edge Events Center designed to fill niche

CACI, one of the dozens of defense contractors at Aberdeen Proving Ground, wanted a large-scale meeting between corporate leadership in Arlington, Va., and the 350 employees scattered in different locations on the post in Harford County. Its management quickly realized that no facility on post or nearby could handle that large a crowd.

11:51 AM EDT, July 2, 2012

Police arrest juveniles in connection with Glen Burnie home invasion

Anne Arundel County police have arrested three juveniles and are looking for a fourth in connection with a home invasion Sunday evening in Glen Burnie.

9:09 AM EDT, July 13, 2012

Westminster man charged with murder in restaurant shooting

Maryland State Police have charged a 24-year-old Westminster man in a double shooting Friday that left one man dead and another injured.

9:44 PM EDT, July 12, 2012

Columbia car crash kills teen-aged driver

A single-car accident early Thursday has claimed the life of a Columbia teen-aged driver and seriously injured three passengers in the car.

10:22 AM EDT, July 17, 2012

Howard County prostitution sting sees 10 men arrested

Howard County police have charged 10 men with solicitation of prostitution and disorderly conduct during an operation targeting solicitation activities along the U.S. 1 corridor in Laurel.

7:55 PM EDT, July 12, 2012

Order of Roman Catholic nuns to sell Towson property

The Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart, an order of Roman Catholic nuns who conduct outreach to inner cities, suburban parishes and rural villages, call themselves a community without walls.

11:19 AM EDT, July 11, 2012

Forestville man faces drug charges after naked run

A Forestville man faces drug possession and indecent exposure charges, after police found him running naked on Crain Highway early Tuesday.

10:57 AM EDT, July 10, 2012

Glen Burnie woman charged with prescription fraud

A Glen Burnie woman who tried to obtain oxycodone with a stolen prescription has been charged with fraud.

8:10 AM EDT, July 10, 2012

Police ID man shot, stabbed in city's Central Park Heights area

City police have identified the 43-year-old man found shot and stabbed to death in the city's Central Park Heights neighborhood late Sunday. Eric Andre Brown of Randallstown died from the wounds early Monday at Sinai Hospital.

Owings Mills students mark Fourth of July with parade of paper floats

3:49 PM EDT, July 3, 2012

Owings Mills students mark Fourth of July with parade of paper floats

With limited materials, a patriotic theme, and their own ingenuity, students at The Harbour School put together their ninth annual Fourth of July parade of paper floats Tuesday.

12:10 PM EDT, July 2, 2012

Police identify Odenton man found dead at hotel

The 62-year-old Odenton man who died Friday under suspicious circumstances has been identified as Richard George Bohlander. He was found at about 5:40 a.m., suffering from trauma to his upper body outside the office area of the Royal Inn hotel in the 1600 block of Annapolis Road, where he had been a resident. He died a short time later at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Investigators are awaiting an autopsy report from the Office of the State Medical Examiner.

6:06 PM EDT, June 29, 2012

Woodlawn man shot in front of his home, dies later at Shock Trauma

A Baltimore County man who was shot outside his Woodlawn home early Friday morning died several hours later at the hospital, police said.

8:12 AM EDT, June 29, 2012

Man, 41, dies from gunshot wound to head in city

A 41-year-old man who was found with a gunshot wound to the head Thursday evening in the Mount Holly neighborhood died early Friday at University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

11:22 AM EDT, July 11, 2012

Glen Burnie man charged in non-fatal stabbing

Anne Arundel police have charged a 21-year-old Glen Burnie man with attempted second-degree murder in a stabbing incident late Tuesday.

10:59 AM EDT, July 10, 2012

Ga. woman charged with prostitution in Linthicum sting

Anne Arundel vice detectives have charged a 22-year-old Georgia woman with prostitution, assignation and setting up a house of prostitution in the Linthicum area, near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Seven deaths tallied so far from heat, storms

10:36 AM EDT, July 3, 2012

Seven deaths tallied so far from heat, storms

A summer heat wave expected to last through the weekend is now blamed for seven deaths across Maryland, and public officials called Monday for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to act quickly to repair power outages or risk more deaths.

7:58 AM EDT, June 28, 2012

Man shot in face and neck in city's Lauraville neighborhood

City police said robbery is the likely motive in a shooting early Thursday in the Lauraville neighborhood that has left a 25-year-old man hospitalized.

8:08 AM EDT, July 9, 2012

Man dies after being shot and stabbed in Central Park Heights

A 43-year-old man found shot and stabbed in the city's Central Park Heights neighborhood late Sunday died from the wounds early Monday at Sinai Hospital.

2:29 PM EDT, July 2, 2012

One robbery thwarted, armed men flee another in Anne Arundel Co.

Two clerks at a Glen Burnie convenience store thwarted a robbery early Monday by locking the suspects out of store. But armed men held up another store in Brooklyn Park Saturday.

11:19 AM EDT, July 10, 2012

Five added to death toll from heat

State health officials confirmed five more heat-related deaths Monday as a cool-down ended one of the longest heat waves on record for the region.

9:12 AM EDT, June 29, 2012

Police: Man's death at Odenton hotel ruled suspicious

Anne Arundel homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious death at an Odenton hotel Friday morning.

7:48 AM EDT, July 6, 2012

Police investigate fatal shooting on city's east side

Baltimore city police are investigating the death of an unidentified man Thursday evening in the Four by Four neighborhood, east of Belair Road.

For Annapolis consignment shop owner, secondhand is first love

4:10 PM EDT, July 8, 2012

For Annapolis consignment shop owner, secondhand is first love

Perky sunflowers, fragrant lavender and vibrant greenery surround a creaky wooden porch full of oddities on an Annapolis side street. A well-used plow, a porcelain wash basin and a cast-iron stove hardly seem germane to a consignment shop filled with high fashion, assorted art and tony accessories, as well as the occasional piece of vintage furniture.

9:00 AM EDT, June 29, 2012

Girl, 12, charged in stabbing of boy, 13, in Annapolis

Annapolis police have charged a 12-year-old girl with assault in the stabbing of a 13-year-old boy. The incident occurred at 11 p.m. Thursday outside a home in the unit block of Pleasant Street, near Clay Street. The victim was cut on the arm with a kitchen knife and was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he received three stitches. The suspect was released into the custody of her guardian. The juveniles are not related, police said.

7:59 AM EDT, July 3, 2012

Police investigate shooting on city's west side

Baltimore city police are investigating a shooting early Tuesday in the Hanlon-Longwood neighborhood on the city's west side.

5:55 PM EDT, June 28, 2012

Traditional arts festival returns to Westminster

Common Ground on the Hill, a festival celebrating the traditional arts on the campus of McDaniel College in Westminster, opens for its 18th season Sunday.

8:23 AM EDT, June 28, 2012

Shooting in Pikesville under investigation

Baltimore County police are investigating a non-fatal shooting early Thursday in Pikesville.

Springfield Hospital gives names to unmarked graves

7:02 PM EDT, June 26, 2012

Springfield Hospital gives names to unmarked graves

Tidy rows of more than 900 small gravestones, each with a number but no name, line a steep hillside at Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville, a state facility for the mentally ill. For decades the hospital buried patients who died indigent, without family or friends, in Sunny Side Cemetery.

7:56 AM EDT, June 26, 2012

Man, 19, shot in leg Monday night expected to recover

Baltimore City police are investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred late Monday in the Franklintown Road neighborhood.

12:07 PM EDT, June 25, 2012

Two charged in Anne Arundel stabbing incident

Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a stabbing Sunday morning that led to the arrest of two men and sent a 22-year-old man to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Say aloha to Ms. Maryland Senior America

12:17 AM EDT, June 29, 2012

Say aloha to Ms. Maryland Senior America

At age 8, Mahal Maria May started dance class and quickly made it as much a part of her education as the ABCs.

Anne Arundel seniors party for pets

June 22, 2012

Anne Arundel seniors party for pets

The South County Senior Center invited some four-legged guests to a party, and a few of the critters left the festivities for new homes.

9:57 AM EDT, June 22, 2012

Man, 78, thwarts robbery in Glen Burnie Lowe's parking lot

A 78-year-old man thwarted an armed robbery in a Glen Burnie parking lot early Friday.

12:32 PM EDT, June 18, 2012

Man, 51, who died in fire over weekend identified

City fire officials have identified the 51-year-old man who died Saturday during a fire in the Broening Manor neighborhood.

8:05 AM EDT, June 12, 2012

Three injured in Westport shooting

Two teen-aged girls and a man were shot in the 2200 block of Annapolis Ave. in the Westport neighborhood shortly before 6 p.m. Monday — adding a triple shooting to three other incidents that police have been investigating since Sunday night.

At 50, Arundel historical society celebrates one of its biggest accomplishments

4:38 PM EDT, June 10, 2012

At 50, Arundel historical society celebrates one of its biggest accomplishments

The Benson-Hammond House stands as a tranquil oasis amid Linthicum's bustling air and ground traffic. The 200-year-old mansion-turned-museum sits on about 3 acres, surrounded by BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. That it escaped the wrecking ball and has thrived is due largely to a determined group of volunteers who formed the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society 50 years ago.

10:33 AM EDT, June 21, 2012

Man, 18, stabbed in Glen Burnie after accepting ride

Anne Arundel County police are investigating the stabbing of an 18-year-old man early Thursday in Glen Burnie.

9:48 PM EDT, June 21, 2012

Carroll farmers Market keeps growing in 42nd season

The Carroll County Farmer's Market marked its 42nd anniversary Saturday with a bounty of seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh flowers, handmade crafts, even emu products. Because it was a party, customers were treated to punch and cake.

Three Episcopal priests to be ordained Catholic

8:03 PM EDT, June 8, 2012

Three Episcopal priests to be ordained Catholic

The Rev. Jason Catania was ordained an Episcopal priest a dozen years ago. He will be ordained again Saturday at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen in Baltimore. This time, he will be vested as a Roman Catholic priest.

Towson lawyer killed in England crash recalled for quick wit, love for his kids

6:45 PM EDT, June 10, 2012

Towson lawyer killed in England crash recalled for quick wit, love for his kids

The Cardinal Gibbons High School class of 1972 thought about canceling its 40th reunion after learning of the sudden loss of the man who organized the event. Instead, they picked up where Stephen J. Hughes left off and turned the gathering Sunday into a tribute to the man who touched so many lives.

11:38 AM EDT, June 28, 2012

Police identify woman fatally shot in Essex apartment

Baltimore County police have identified the woman found dead of a gunshot wound Wednesday in an Essex apartment.

2:50 PM EDT, June 1, 2012

Glen Burnie man charged with assault, reckless driving

Anne Arundel police have charged a 34-year-old Glen Burnie man with assault and reckless driving and are seeking a 41-year-old woman in connection with the incident that occurred Wednesday evening in Severn.

7:53 AM EDT, June 4, 2012

Police investigate two early morning shootings

Baltimore city police are investigating two unrelated shootings that occurred early Monday morning.

6:19 PM EDT, June 28, 2012

Carroll commissioners may waive impact fees for new homes

The sluggish housing market and the ensuing decline in school enrollment has the Carroll County Commissioners considering a proposal to drop impact fees on new home construction for the next few years.

Institute of Notre Dame mentorship program builds sisterhood

7:31 PM EDT, June 10, 2012

Institute of Notre Dame mentorship program builds sisterhood

Morgan Williams, an only child and a new alumna at the Institute of Notre Dame, is heading to college in Delaware this fall. But she plans to stay in touch with the "little sisters" she has befriended in the past four years as a volunteer with Project K.IND, a student-run outreach program that assists economically disadvantaged young girls.

6:06 PM EDT, June 7, 2012

Towson attorney, 2 sons-in-law killed on trip to England

Two Catonsville residents were killed, along with another man, Monday night in a car accident in England, police said.

Officer indicted in Christopher Brown's death after fight

9:45 PM EDT, June 27, 2012

Officer indicted in Christopher Brown's death after fight

A Baltimore County police officer was indicted Wednesday in the death of a Randallstown teen, but the charges drew criticism from the boy's mother and the community, who continued calls for an outside investigation.

9:01 AM EDT, June 7, 2012

Two men charged with drug possession in Brooklyn Park

An Anne Arundel County police surveillance team has charged two men with drug possession in a Brooklyn Park neighborhood.

9:21 AM EDT, June 19, 2012

Annapolis man, 34, charged with rape of girl, 13

Annapolis police have charged a 34-year-old city man with the rape of a 13-year-old girl.

6:05 PM EDT, May 28, 2012

Baltimore Co. honors 1,200 volunteers for donating time

Pat P. Fraher retired a decade ago, but she has never stopped working.

John Wayne's birthday is celebration for western wear store

9:17 AM EDT, May 26, 2012

John Wayne's birthday is celebration for western wear store

The father-son owners of Carol's Western Wear in Glen Burnie are so attached to the legend of John Wayne that they know his boot size and preference for plain brown with a squared-off toe.

7:59 PM EDT, June 20, 2012

Four shot as Baltimore reaches 100 homicides

Four people were shot in Baltimore between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, including two fatally, which pushed the city's homicide count to 100 for the year.

Catholic Review cuts back to biweekly publication

8:49 AM EDT, June 12, 2012

Catholic Review cuts back to biweekly publication

The Catholic Review, which has chronicled Catholic life in Baltimore in its weekly publication for nearly two centuries, has cut back to biweekly issues.

Sailors, Marines volunteer while visiting for Sailabration

5:15 PM EDT, June 19, 2012

Sailors, Marines volunteer while visiting for Sailabration

About 60 sailors and Marines who shipped into Baltimore for Sailabration, the maritime festival marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812, combined shore leave with community service. They spent Monday volunteering at the Baltimore Station, a transitional housing and counseling center for men, many of whom are veterans.

12:13 PM EDT, June 10, 2012

Today's high near 96, Code Orange alert in effect

Temperatures Sunday could reach 96 degrees in Baltimore, the highest expected for the week, though relatively low humidity will keep the heat index at 86 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Maryvale makes alcohol awareness mandatory

6:32 PM EDT, May 23, 2012

Maryvale makes alcohol awareness mandatory

They have asked a date, found the perfect dress, matched the shoes and made the appointments for hair and nails. But the seniors and their parents at Maryvale Preparatory School must add one more thing to their to-do list before prom night Friday.

1812 bicentennial celebration kicks off in city with a loud boom

7:13 PM EDT, June 5, 2012

1812 bicentennial celebration kicks off in city with a loud boom

Amid a flurry of international flags, thunderous fireworks and rowdy pirates Tuesday, Baltimore invited the world to its star-spangled salute to the bicentennial of the War of 1812 that starts next week.

5:38 PM EDT, June 1, 2012

Woodlawn man stabbed in domestic dispute

Baltimore County Police have charged a Woodlawn man with assault in the stabbing of his father Thursday evening.

9:53 AM EDT, June 19, 2012

North Baltimore fire damages building roof

Baltimore City firefighters battled a roof fire that broke out Tuesday morning in a multi-story building at the intersection of West 22nd St. and Maryland Avenue, in the Old Goucher neighborhood west of Charles Street. Crews found fire and smoke spewing from an air conditioning unit atop the brick building, which, officials said, appeared to be a mix of offices and residences.

9:22 PM EDT, June 11, 2012

Baltimore police investigate four shootings, one downtown

Two girls and a man were shot in the 2200 block of Annapolis Avenue in the Westport neighborhood shortly before 6 p.m. Monday — adding a triple shooting to three other shootings police were investigating since Sunday night.

8:31 AM EDT, June 26, 2012

County police investigate shooting in Essex

Baltimore County police are seeking information about an early morning shooting Tuesday in Essex. Few details have been released, including the victim's identity or the exact location of the incident. The injured man walked into Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center at 2:33 a.m. and sought treatment for a gunshot wound, police said. The department's violent crimes unit is investigating the incident, police said.

Wurlitzer moves back downtown

3:22 PM EDT, June 16, 2012

Wurlitzer moves back downtown

One of the last surviving Wurlitzer organs in the country, which once entertained crowds at a posh Baltimore movie theater, will return to a downtown stage after a 42-year hiatus in the suburbs.

Maryvale president leaves a 35-year legacy

4:23 PM EDT, June 6, 2012

Maryvale president leaves a 35-year legacy

Sister Shawn Marie Maguire has held numerous titles in her nearly 35 years at Maryvale Preparatory School, but ask any student, teacher or parent and the most used description is "beloved."

Sailabration launches War of 1812 bicentennial

10:44 AM EDT, June 6, 2012

Sailabration launches War of 1812 bicentennial

Baltimore will launch its commemoration of the War of 1812 by land, sea and air this week, starting with parachute jumps into Camden Yards and a parade of tall ships into the harbor. The history-filled week features music, fireworks and an air show over Fort McHenry.

8:28 PM EDT, May 18, 2012

Man dies of multiple gunshot wounds in Waverly

A 20-year-old man died early Friday after being shot multiple times in North Baltimore.

Lori becomes 16th archbishop of Baltimore Wednesday

9:20 AM EDT, May 16, 2012

Lori becomes 16th archbishop of Baltimore Wednesday

For local artisan Sebastian Martorana, more than 80 hours of intricate carving came to the final test Tuesday morning, as final preparations were being made for the installation of the new archbishop of Baltimore.

12:04 PM EDT, May 17, 2012

Suspect sought in Pasadena bank robbery

Anne Arundel police are seeking the suspect who robbed a Pasadena bank Wednesday.

Gala to raise funds for homes away from home for family of wounded military

6:42 PM EDT, June 21, 2012

Gala to raise funds for homes away from home for family of wounded military

Dale I. Beatty vividly remembers his first glimpse of a Fisher House, a home away from home for wounded troops and their families.

8:39 AM EDT, June 18, 2012

Man shot twice expected to survive

Baltimore city police are investigating a shooting Monday in the Ellwood Park neighborhood.

8:27 AM EDT, June 7, 2012

Man, woman shot on west side

Baltimore city police are investigating a double shooting early Thursday in the Franklin Square neighborhood on the west side.

1:00 PM EDT, May 24, 2012

19-year-old California woman charged with human trafficking

Anne Arundel County police have charged a 19-year-old California woman with prostitution, operating a prostitution ring and human trafficking.

3:31 PM EDT, May 21, 2012

Man, 43, stabbed by stepson, 16, dies of injuries

A 43-year-old man who police say was stabbed more than 20 times last month by his stepson during an argument over money died late last week from his injuries, according to police and court records.

Bodies of man, 2 sons found submerged in manure pit

8:19 PM EDT, May 24, 2012

Bodies of man, 2 sons found submerged in manure pit

— Many farmers in this rural Kent County community were left shaken after a father and his two teenage sons were found dead early Thursday in a pond full of liquid manure on a local dairy farm.

10:51 AM EDT, May 18, 2012

Man robbed in restroom at Marley Station Mall

Anne Arundel police, investigating a robbery Thursday at Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, said the victim was targeted and the incident was not a random act of violence.

William E. Lori takes reins of Baltimore diocese

7:42 PM EDT, May 16, 2012

William E. Lori takes reins of Baltimore diocese

William E. Lori became the 16th archbishop of Baltimore in a solemn ceremony Wednesday that included a nod to the nation's oldest Roman Catholic diocese and a look forward to the challenges of the 21st century.

8:48 AM EDT, May 21, 2012

Man seriously injured in city house fire

An early morning house fire Monday in the city's Hamilton Hills neighborhood left one man seriously injured.

7:58 PM EDT, May 14, 2012

Four homicides reported in Baltimore on Mother's Day

Baltimore police are investigating four homicides and a nonfatal shooting that occurred Sunday during a violent weekend that also left a 36-year-old woman in critical condition after her car was shot at as she sat at a stoplight.

2:41 PM EDT, May 14, 2012

BWI concourses reopen after being evacuated due to odor

Officials at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport shut down two concourses for about an hour Monday morning, while investigators tried to determine the nature and source of an unusual odor. All checkpoints reopened by 10 a.m., after investigators removed what they believe was a can of pepper spray from a trash bin.

10:15 AM EDT, May 14, 2012

Anne Arundel Community Action Agency celebrates history

The Anne Arundel Community Action Agency studied a long list of nominees as it prepared to induct the first members into its Hall of Fame. In its nearly 50-year history battling poverty, many staff members and volunteers have kept the agency going, and a few made sure it survived.

3:42 PM EDT, May 13, 2012

Harford looks for more involvement with volunteer fire services

Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie noticed a bit of smoke in his home on a recent morning and immediately called 9-1-1. The Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Co. arrived within minutes and doused a fire that had begun in mulch on the side of the house, he said.

Clifton Mansion to be restored

5:02 PM EDT, May 26, 2012

Clifton Mansion to be restored

Clifton Mansion still towers over Baltimore, but decades of neglect are eroding its underpinnings.

$3 million job-training center opens in Woodlawn

8:29 PM EDT, April 30, 2012

$3 million job-training center opens in Woodlawn

Dante Braxton, 24, runs a small gift shop at the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives in Woodlawn. Michael Calhoun, 28, landed a job there as an administrative assistant. Both men learned their job skills through courses the center tailors to meet the needs of developmentally disabled adults.

Carroll commissioner creates monthly prayer session

7:02 PM EDT, May 11, 2012

Carroll commissioner creates monthly prayer session

A Carroll County commissioner has emailed an invitation to about 850 government employees to attend a monthly prayer session, which she will lead, raising concern among some residents and watchdog groups.

3:43 PM EDT, May 10, 2012

Big trucks come to Museum of Industry

Baltimore will show off its biggest trucks Saturday and allow young residents to meet police officers, firefighters and others who drive the big rigs through city streets.

5:49 PM EDT, April 27, 2012

Man, 23, found stabbed near Lexington Market dies of injuries

A 23-year-old man was stabbed to death Thursday in a downtown neighborhood just north of Lexington Market, and police said they have charged a man in the killing.

2:31 PM EDT, May 7, 2012

Pedestrian hit in Glen Burnie dies from injuries

A pedestrian struck Sunday night while walking on Route 100 near Route 97 in Glen Burnie has died at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

8:04 AM EDT, May 7, 2012

City police find body of man with gunshot wound in vacant house

Baltimore city police found the body of an unidentified man Sunday afternoon in the Central Park Heights neighborhood and are investigating the death as a homicide. Officers were called to the 3000 block Oakley Avenue shortly after 3 p.m. The victim, who was discovered inside a vacant home, had sustained a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

11:51 AM EDT, May 7, 2012

Second fatal accident in recent days occurs on Jarrettsville Pike

A 51-year-old Harford County woman died in a one-car accident Sunday evening on Jarrettsville Pike in Monkton. It was the second fatal accident and the fourth death on the same rural roadway in two days.

Compelling images line the walls of Arundel park gallery

3:50 PM EDT, April 29, 2012

Compelling images line the walls of Arundel park gallery

A life-size portrait of a stunning woman, an image of an elderly man and paintings of an Asian warrior in full regalia are among the varying stages of life portrayed in the gallery at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

11:01 AM EDT, May 9, 2012

Gun wounds claim three men in city

City police are investigating three homicides after two men died Tuesday of recently sustained gunshot wounds and a third man was shot and killed in the East Baltimore Midway neighborhood the same day.

8:20 AM EDT, May 2, 2012

Four men injured in Baltimore shootings

Gun violence penetrated several city neighborhoods Tuesday and resulted in several critical injuries. Four men were shot and a fifth man appears to have taken his life, according to police.

12:18 PM EDT, May 1, 2012

Unidentified man killed by train in Rosedale

An unidentified man was struck and killed Tuesday morning by a southbound MARC train in the Rosedale area.

10:41 AM EDT, April 28, 2012

Volunteers teach city students business in 'nifty' program

For a decade, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship has been working in Baltimore schools to encourage students with the potential to become tomorrow's business leaders.

Back River gives up trash for art

5:00 PM EDT, May 13, 2012

Back River gives up trash for art

A tot's discarded rocking horse has taken on an artful life and become a compelling symbol of a river befouled by debris.

9:42 AM EDT, May 8, 2012

Police seek suspect in Annapolis bank robbery

An allegedly armed man robbed an Annapolis bank Monday and forced a lockdown at an elementary school, while police searched for him.

4:13 PM EDT, May 3, 2012

Group hopes for 75,000 kids' books at drive Saturday

Baltimore Reads hopes to collect 75,000 titles at its 17th annual Books for Kids Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the parking lot of Poly-Western High School, Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane.

Mother survives loss of son, strives to help other families

7:50 PM EDT, May 4, 2012

Mother survives loss of son, strives to help other families

Sue Nickerson remembers driving west across the Bay Bridge, steeling herself for another ceremony held to honor her son and the hundreds of other Maryland police officers and firefighters who have died in the line of duty.

8:12 AM EDT, April 26, 2012

Boy, 6, hit by dirt bike, upgraded to serious condition

A young boy is suffering from massive head and face trauma after being struck Wednesday night by a dirt bike in Brooklyn, police said. The 6-year-old remains at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where his condition has been upgraded from critical to serious, police said.

Student science and technology fair settles scientific queries

3:53 PM EDT, April 29, 2012

Student science and technology fair settles scientific queries

Ice, salt and rigorous shaking can turn an ounce of nondairy creamer into a frozen treat.

3:44 PM EDT, April 26, 2012

Water restored after electric failure at Balto. Co. pumping station

An electrical failure Thursday morning at a pumping station on South North Point Road in eastern Baltimore County was repaired by 3:30 p.m., restoring water to about 8,000 city and county residents.

11:50 PM EDT, April 25, 2012

Man shot at Essex barbershop

Two men confronted another man in an Essex barbershop Wednesday afternoon and shot him, police said.

7:49 AM EDT, April 25, 2012

City shootings leave one dead, another seriously wounded

Two shootings in the city Tuesday have left one man dead and another critically wounded.

Drivers find delays on JFX, other routes as repairs begin

9:36 PM EDT, April 16, 2012

Drivers find delays on JFX, other routes as repairs begin

Motorists making their way downtown Monday through either a narrowed Jones Falls Expressway or crowded city streets may have felt a pang of envy as they watched walkers and cyclists easily outpacing them.

Solar energy will help power Back River treatment plant

6:27 PM EDT, April 24, 2012

Solar energy will help power Back River treatment plant

An array of solar panels, spreading across nearly five acres at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Essex, could deliver significant energy savings and will pay for itself within a decade, officials said Tuesday.

10:10 PM EDT, April 17, 2012

Two die, one injured in shootings Monday night

Within a little more than two hours Monday night, Baltimore police were dealing with two homicides and a third incident that left a victim hospitalized with gunshot wounds.

10:27 AM EDT, April 26, 2012

Homicide victim found in Evergreen Lawn neighborhood

City police are investigating a homicide in the Evergreen Lawn neighborhood Wednesday night. Officers found a 45-year-old man on the front steps of a home in the 2500 block of Harlem Ave. at about 10:45 p.m. He was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he died at 11:17 p.m.

7:04 PM EDT, April 21, 2012

Student drama brings War of 1812 home

Baltimore's two-year commemoration of the War of 1812 began dramatically Saturday at the site of the British bombardment of Fort McHenry.

Thomas Joseph Lopresti, longtime Towson barber

6:09 PM EDT, April 18, 2012

Thomas Joseph Lopresti, longtime Towson barber

Thomas Joseph Lopresti, a longtime Towson barber and volunteer at Our Daily Bread, died April 12 of leukemia at Mercy Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 72.

Baltimore school honors the Cosbys

7:49 PM EDT, April 20, 2012

Baltimore school honors the Cosbys

When St. Frances Academy needed another $2 million to build its community center in East Baltimore, one nun turned to her "good friends and two of the very finest persons I know" — the Cosbys.

12:28 PM EDT, April 16, 2012

Two juveniles charged with arson at Dundalk church

Baltimore County police have charged two juveniles with second-degree arson in connection with a multi-alarm fire that caused $400,000 in damages to a Dundalk church last week.

12:17 PM EDT, April 11, 2012

Two Maryland food banks merge

Two partner organizations dedicated to ending hunger in Maryland for more than 20 years have merged.

4.5-mile conveyor would carry stone to Carroll cement plant

11:23 PM EDT, April 18, 2012

4.5-mile conveyor would carry stone to Carroll cement plant

For nearly a century, Carroll County's smallest town has supplied stone to the massive Lehigh Cement Co. plant that employs many in the community. But the company finds itself at a crossroads — with the quarry nearly depleted, it is eyeing a new supply from a limestone-rich mine that it owns in another town.

Commuters take alternative routes around JFX lane closures

11:06 AM EDT, April 16, 2012

Commuters take alternative routes around JFX lane closures

A Monday morning accident near 28th Street on the southbound Jones Falls Expressway and a stalled vehicle near the Northern Parkway exit meant traffic was narrowed to a single lane for one lengthy stretch of the popular route to downtown. The two incidents worsened a commute city transportation officials had already warned would be difficult because of planned lane closures.

7:45 AM EDT, April 12, 2012

Man shot several times in East Baltimore

A 21-year-old man who was shot multiple times in the leg and abdomen shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chase Street neighborhood of East Baltimore remained in critical condition in an area hospital Thursday, police said.

12:56 PM EDT, April 10, 2012

Severn woman charged with assault

Anne Arundel police have arrested a Severn woman on assault and reckless endangerment charges.

3:56 PM EDT, April 11, 2012

Perry Hall man charged in fatal hit and run

Baltimore County police have charged a 25-year-old Perry Hall man in a Jan. 22 fatal hit and run accident.

8:43 AM EDT, April 18, 2012

Two seriously injured in crash with bus

Anne Arundel County officials said two people have been seriously injured following an early morning crash Wednesday that involved a school bus and car in Odenton. No students were on the bus when the accident occurred at 6:40 a.m. at Route 170, also known as Telegraph Road, near Crossroads Drive. The collision and ensuing investigation shut down Route 170 for nearly two hours.

Floral mosaic greets seniors at new Green House Residences

10:44 PM EDT, April 15, 2012

Floral mosaic greets seniors at new Green House Residences

A mosaic of multi-colored flowers spilling out of a silvery vase fills a wall at the entry to the new Green House Residences at Stadium Place in the city. Tiles of varying hues and textures form a perky yellow sunflower, a brilliant red rose, delicate pink blossoms and splashes of green and lilac.

Storytime for Essex children comes in English and Spanish

10:37 PM EDT, April 8, 2012

Storytime for Essex children comes in English and Spanish

A monthly Storytime at Essex Library includes all the trappings familiar to its pre-school participants — books, puppets, songs, games and a crafts table. But this program, organized by Spanish language students at a nearby high school, gives children the chance to listen, sing and play in two languages.

10:15 AM EDT, April 5, 2012

Armed robbery occurs at Glen Burnie Kentucky Fried Chicken

A man, armed with a handgun, robbed a Glen Burnie restaurant Wednesday evening.

Key School celebrates writing at Annapolis Book Festival

10:38 AM EDT, April 15, 2012

Key School celebrates writing at Annapolis Book Festival

The 10th annual Annapolis Book Festival at the Key School promises volumes.

3:16 PM EDT, April 4, 2012

Man crushed by tractor trailer dies

An accident at Rosedale Industrial Park claimed the life of a 31-year-old city man Tuesday. Jonathan Magill of the 3500 block of Noble Street was pinned underneath the rear of a tractor trailer shortly after 2:30 p.m. The mechanic was working on the truck, with other employees at Eastern Truck and Trailer Corporation, when the trailer fell on him. Rescue crews arrived at 2:48 p.m. to the scene in the 7500 block of Lake Drive and extricated the victim from beneath the truck. He was in cardiac arrest, when he was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview, where he was pronounced dead, fire officials said.

3:53 PM EDT, April 3, 2012

Bomb threat closes Kent County schools

A bomb threat closed all eight Kent County public schools Tuesday morning and forced Maryland State Police and local officers to search the buildings with bomb-sniffing dogs.

3:29 PM EDT, March 30, 2012

Three adults, two toddlers injured in two-car crash

A two-vehicle accident in northwestern Baltimore County Friday morning seriously injured five people, including two young children. The Baltimore County Police Department Crash Team responded at 8:18 a.m. to the crash at the intersection of Wards Chapel and Liberty roads, near the Carroll County line at Liberty Reservoir. It took about 20 minutes to free all the victims from a Ford Explorer. Rescue units from Carroll County also responded.

7:38 PM EDT, April 18, 2012

Man fatally shot in bar packed with 80 patrons

The crowd of more that 80 people that packed a Belair Road bar for an extended happy hour featuring $2 drinks did not deter a gunman who, police said, got by a bouncer, pushed through the patrons and found his target sitting in a secluded spot in the back.

4:19 PM EDT, April 11, 2012

Three-alarm fire at Dundalk church ruled arson

High winds and dry conditions contributed to a three-alarm fire that caused about $400,000 in damages to a Dundalk church. Investigators determined the fire was deliberately set and ruled it an arson Wednesday.

Tireless advocate continues battle against Alzheimer's

2:21 PM EDT, April 7, 2012

Tireless advocate continues battle against Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association's annual Memory Ball has drawn nine highly competitive dance couples, four well-known judges, including Maryland's first lady, and nearly 700 guests. But the star of the evening will likely be the ball honoree, Sylvia Mackey, a woman who has worked tirelessly for the association and its families.

7:51 AM EDT, March 28, 2012

Unidentified man stabbed in Dundalk

Baltimore County police are investigating a stabbing early Wednesday in Dundalk.

5:50 PM EDT, April 5, 2012

Two Hunt Valley robbery suspects in custody

Baltimore County police have two people Thursday in custody following an armed robbery in Hunt Valley.

8:13 AM EDT, April 3, 2012

Unidentified man shot and lacerated

A 23-year-old man remains in critical condition at an area hospital after he was shot Monday in a northwest Baltimore neighborhood. The victim was found at 10:02 p.m. in the 5300 block of Bosworth Avenue near Gwynn Oak Avenue. He had suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and lacerations to his face, police said.

Roland Park Country teacher honored by national Hall of Fame

7:24 PM EDT, March 15, 2012

Roland Park Country teacher honored by national Hall of Fame

Mark Andrews, the co-founder of the National Teachers Hall of Fame, flew to Baltimore from Emporia, Kan., to honor a teacher at Roland Park Country School. But first he asked an auditorium full of students to think for a minute about a teacher who has made a difference in their lives, inspired them and pushed them toward success.

Teacher with maternal attitude wins county honor

6:03 PM EDT, April 19, 2012

Teacher with maternal attitude wins county honor

Martha Gardner takes the maternal approach to teaching. She ushers in every new school year "with butterflies of anticipation" as she welcomes her newest students into her family.

11:57 AM EDT, April 10, 2012

Two women die in head-on collision

Two Anne Arundel County women died Monday at the scene of a head-on collision in Davidsonville.

11:54 AM EDT, April 10, 2012

Elderly woman killed in Gambrills crash

A single car crash in Gambrills Monday has claimed the life of an elderly female passenger and critically injured the driver.

8:08 AM EDT, April 4, 2012

Unidentified body found in Middle River area

An unidentified body was found in the Middle River area Tuesday evening, Baltimore County police responded about 7:30 p.m. to a reported sighting of a body in a wooded area near the 1200 block of Bengies Road west of Eastern Boulevard. Police have yet to reveal the age or gender of the person and will likely wait for a cause of death determination from the Medical Examiner before proceeding with the case, police said.

5:31 PM EDT, March 27, 2012

State auditor recommends cost savings for Carroll schools

Carroll County public schools should strengthen financial controls and network security, seek all valid Medicaid-related reimbursements, review some of their contractor arrangements and re-evaluate their food service operations, according to a report released by the state Office of Legislative Audits.

10:09 AM EDT, April 5, 2012

Man escapes gun shots but is struck with weapon

Reports of shots fired brought police to a Glen Burnie neighborhood Wednesday evening. Two assailants had fired repeatedly at a 22-year-old man as he ran from the 400 block of Secluded Post Circle to a nearby park. Anne Arundel County officers arrived at about 10:40 p.m. and found the victim had been struck by a handgun.

12:35 PM EDT, March 26, 2012

Traffic delays expected at Conowingo Dam

Motorists who travel on the Route 1 bridge across the Susquehanna River in northern Harford County can expect temporary delays Tuesday and Wednesday. Crews from the Conowingo Hydroelectric Generating Station will move crest gates from the dam to the upper parking lot at the Conowingo Visitor Center for regular maintenance and repairs. Moving the large gates will temporarily delay traffic in both directions on Route 1 from Route 222 to Shures Landing Road, just south of Conowingo Dam on the Harford County side. Delays, which will be supervised by the Maryland State Police, will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on both days and will last about 20 minutes each time.

Annapolis photo workshop gets participants camera-ready

10:57 AM EDT, March 30, 2012

Annapolis photo workshop gets participants camera-ready

Roger Miller and Jeffrey A. Wolk make photography sound easy. These seasoned shooters, who have nearly a century of experience between them, share some simple instructions: Relax, enjoy the scenery, focus and keep taking pictures.

10:33 AM EDT, March 29, 2012

Third man sentenced in murder of Dundalk bar owner

A Baltimore County man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the May 2010 murder of a Dundalk bar owner.

Literacy garden promises bounty of food and books

7:45 PM EDT, April 9, 2012

Literacy garden promises bounty of food and books

Gardening held little appeal to Stacey Watkins, a Baltimore special-education teacher, until an organization that helps keep her classroom in books put out a call for help with an urban planting project. She soon found her manicured hands could do wonders with dirt.

9:22 AM EDT, March 27, 2012

New York woman dies in Severn car crash

A New York woman died Monday, when the van she was driving sideswiped a trash truck and struck a tree in the Severn area of Anne Arundel County.

11:35 PM EDT, March 23, 2012

Volunteer helps foster adult literacy

A friend encouraged Shelly Abrams to volunteer at the South Baltimore Learning Center. Now, more than 21 years later, she still donates many hours a week to the nonprofit, which offers literacy and life-skills training to more than 1,000 adults each year.

11:31 AM EDT, March 14, 2012

Man killed, three others wounded in city shootings

City police were investigating three overnight shootings that wounded three and left one dead.

10:22 AM EDT, March 11, 2012

Anne Arundel avoids water billing errors found in Baltimore

As Baltimore's Public Works Department issues more than $4.2 million in water bill refunds, Anne Arundel County officials say they have avoided similar problems with billing issues.

2:57 PM EST, March 9, 2012

Police: Second injured dog found, may be from fighting ring

Anne Arundel County Animal Control officers are investigating two incidents of animal cruelty involving injured and abandoned dogs in the Brooklyn Park area.

11:11 AM EDT, April 3, 2012

Man beaten and robbed near pizza shop in Brooklyn Park

Three teen-aged boys face robbery and assault charges in the beating Monday of a pizza shop worker in Brooklyn Park.

10:18 AM EDT, March 30, 2012

Toddler struck by unmarked police car sustains minor injuries

A toddler struck by an unmarked police vehicle on the eastern edge of the Patterson Park neighborhood Thursday afternoon has been treated for minor injuries at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, police said.

3:21 PM EDT, March 21, 2012

Water main break causes outages in Windsor Mill

A city water main break in the 5400 block of West Forest Park Avenue closed roads Wednesday and cut off supply to several homes and a day-care center in the Windsor Mills neighborhood. The 20-inch main, which broke during the early morning hours, has also caused some water outages at Kernan Hospital, although there has been no impact to patient safety, officials said.

1:37 PM EDT, March 21, 2012

Surge in city shootings, with four more shot overnight

One person was killed and three were wounded in shootings Tuesday night and Wednesday morning as a surge in violence that began Friday continued.

Viral video update: Felon, 40, charged in Howard school assault

2:19 PM EDT, March 27, 2012

Viral video update: Felon, 40, charged in Howard school assault

Howard County police charged a Columbia man Monday with assaulting a student on the campus of Long Reach High School in Columbia on March 21.

5:33 PM EST, March 8, 2012

Tracey Ford to become first lay leader of Maryvale

Maryvale Preparatory School, an all-girls Catholic school in Brooklandville, named Tracey Ford its president on Thursday. She will become the first lay leader in the school's 66-year history on July 1.

6:49 PM EST, March 7, 2012

Anti-abortion protesters to get settlement in Harford arrests

The Maryland State Police have agreed to pay a $385,000 settlement to nine anti-abortion protesters arrested by Maryland State Troopers four years ago in Harford County.

12:24 PM EST, March 3, 2012

Officer struck by alleged drunk driver during traffic stop

A Howard County police officer, conducting a traffic stop Friday night near Ellicott City, was struck by a woman allegedly driving under the influence, police said.

Basilica needs millions in repairs after quake damage found

8:45 PM EDT, March 22, 2012

Basilica needs millions in repairs after quake damage found

Baltimore's 200-year-old Basilica of the Assumption, the first cathedral in America, will be closed to many visitors over eight months as crews repair domes damaged in August's earthquake, church officials said Thursday.

10:35 AM EDT, March 22, 2012

Two men stabbed at their Brooklyn Park home

Two Brooklyn Park men were stabbed early Thursday at their home during an argument that involved several family members.

8:19 AM EDT, March 27, 2012

Man found shot multiple times in city dies

Baltimore City police are investigating the shooting death of an unidentified man early Tuesday in the Hamilton Hills area.

7:50 AM EDT, March 26, 2012

Man shot outside his Gardenville home

A 26-year-old man was shot and killed outside his Gardenville home late Sunday night, city police said.

Aberdeen Proving Ground honors women scientists

3:15 PM EDT, March 24, 2012

Aberdeen Proving Ground honors women scientists

Winifred "Wink" Jonas remembered her initial encounter with the world's first computer. She had taken a mathematician job at Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1946 and was soon promoted to programmer for the ENIAC — Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer. The astounding machine had taken eight months to assemble, weighed 30 tons and took up an entire room.

6:06 PM EST, March 8, 2012

Towson attorney demands state rescind group home license

A Towson attorney has filed suit to prevent Sheppard Pratt Health System from opening a residential group home in his Ruxton neighborhood, and is demanding that the state rescind a license recently issued for the facility.

3:59 PM EST, March 6, 2012

Firefighter seriously injured after being struck by tree limb

A Baltimore County volunteer firefighter was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center Tuesday morning with serious head injuries. County police say he had been struck on the head by a falling tree limb at an accident scene in Cromwell Valley.

8:14 PM EDT, March 26, 2012

Pipe ruptures, sewage spills in Baltimore Highlands

A pipe that transports about 17 million gallons of untreated sewage from western Baltimore County to the Patapsco Treatment Plant in the city ruptured Sunday and continues to overflow into the Patapsco River.

11:31 AM EST, March 1, 2012

Purse snatched from shopper outside store near Arundel Mills

A man who identified himself as a police officer robbed a shopper near the Arundel Mills Mall Wednesday evening, Anne Arundel police said.

Outspoken bishop to take helm of Archdiocese of Baltimore

9:55 PM EDT, March 20, 2012

Outspoken bishop to take helm of Archdiocese of Baltimore

At a time when Roman Catholic bishops are waging political wars against contraception and same-sex marriage, one of the church's most hard-line generals was named Tuesday to head its historically important Baltimore archdiocese.

Services today for Army officer killed in Afghanistan

7:04 AM EDT, March 19, 2012

Services today for Army officer killed in Afghanistan

Funeral services for Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II, an Army National Guard officer killed Feb. 25 in Afghanistan, are set for today at Trinity Assembly of God Church in Lutherville.

Small Carroll County town wants a recall option

7:47 PM EDT, March 19, 2012

Small Carroll County town wants a recall option

In the quaint town of New Windsor, officials have sold the municipal ball fields to a cement company, purchased a dilapidated inn with taxpayer money for development that hasn't happened and stuck residents with the bill for a nearly $5 million wastewater treatment plant.

9:50 AM EDT, March 21, 2012

Annapolis man charged with beating his mother

Anne Arundel County police arrested a 33-year-old Annapolis man Tuesday night and charged him with beating his mother. Robert N. Benscoter faces charges of attempted second-degree murder, assault and reckless endangerment.

11:32 AM EST, March 7, 2012

D.C. man charged in Westfield Annapolis Mall robbery

Anne Arundel County Police have arrested one man in connection with a robbery last month in the parking lot of Westfield Annapolis Mall and are seeking two other suspects.

10:51 PM EDT, March 21, 2012

Charges pending in Baltimore Co. triple stabbing

Baltimore County police said they filed charges against several people Wednesday in a triple stabbing that occurred the day before in the Garrison neighborhood. One victim remains hospitalized and two others have been treated and released, police said.

10:46 AM EST, March 7, 2012

78-year-old man killed in Edgewater crash, police say

A collision in Edgewater Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a 78-year-old man.

4:41 PM EST, March 1, 2012

Water main break closes lane of Belair Road in Overlea

A water main break in Overlea will likely affect rush hour traffic Thursday.

Stearns, who took famous picture of JFK Jr., dies at 76

6:24 PM EST, March 3, 2012

Stearns, who took famous picture of JFK Jr., dies at 76

Stanley F. Stearns, the photographer who captured the image of a young John F. Kennedy Jr. saluting his late father, a picture that instantly evokes memories of the Camelot era, died of lung cancer Friday at Hospice of the Chesapeake in Harwood, his family said. He was 76.

Counselor takes anti-drug message to school

10:58 AM EDT, March 18, 2012

Counselor takes anti-drug message to school

A Parkville High School senior donned a thick pair of what police call "drunk glasses." As her classmates watched, she reeled, nearly stumbled and only missed hitting a pole because she had her hands outstretched.

Book drive to fill shelves in renovated school libraries

6:35 PM EST, March 2, 2012

Book drive to fill shelves in renovated school libraries

Two well-versed third-graders at Southwest Baltimore Charter School helped launch a book drive that will fill the shelves of their school library and three others in the city.

10:10 AM EDT, March 16, 2012

Glen Burnie man charged in shooting, domestic assault

Anne Arundel County police have charged a 44-year-old Glen Burnie man with attempted second-degree murder and assault in connection with a domestic violence incident Thursday night in Linthicum.

7:46 AM EST, March 8, 2012

21-year-old man killed after gunshot to head, police say

Baltimore police are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man Wednesday night in the Walbrook neighborhood.

12:30 PM EDT, March 20, 2012

Police investigate 'drive-up' shooting in Southeast Baltimore

A 37-year-old man was shot and killed in a quiet Southeast Baltimore neighborhood after a gunman drove up alongside his vehicle at an intersection and opened fire.

7:29 PM EST, March 7, 2012

Second victim dies after Monday double shooting in W. Baltimore

A second man who was shot Monday night in Southwest Baltimore has died from his injuries, police said as they released the names of both victims Wednesday.

8:05 PM EST, February 29, 2012

Workers cleaning up two fuel spills in Baltimore

Crews from the Baltimore City Fire Department and the Maryland Department of the Environment worked most of Wednesday morning responding to a 2,000-gallon fuel spill from a train in South Baltimore.

11:47 AM EST, March 6, 2012

Man found with fake genitalia in car charged with indecent exposure

Anne Arundel County police have charged a 28-year-old Annapolis man with three counts of indecent exposure in connection with several incidents at Anne Arundel Community College last month.

8:10 AM EST, March 7, 2012

One dead, one critically wounded in W. Baltimore shooting

An unidentified man was killed Monday and another man was critically injured in the 3500 block of W. Mulberry St., Baltimore City police said.

Teen golfer hopes to score for Hopkins hospital

3:33 PM EST, March 3, 2012

Teen golfer hopes to score for Hopkins hospital

Jordan McKelvin, 14, hopes to turn her scores on golf greens into dollars to fund research and battle childhood diseases.

8:52 PM EST, February 29, 2012

Elderly man shot with own gun during struggle with intruder

An elderly man was shot early Wednesday when he confronted an intruder at his home in Severn, police said.

4:00 PM EST, March 7, 2012

Columbia man fatally shot by Pennsylvania trooper

A Pennsylvania state trooper fatally shot a Maryland motorist who attacked the officer during an accident investigation on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Tuesday night.

Family pays tribute to fallen soldier

8:04 PM EDT, March 19, 2012

Family pays tribute to fallen soldier

The wife and four children of Maj. Robert J. Marchanti II stood silently before his casket Monday. Their arms were wrapped firmly around one another in a display of family solidarity and devotion for the soldier killed in Afghanistan.

Marchanti family harbors no resentment of Afghan people

9:02 PM EST, February 29, 2012

Marchanti family harbors no resentment of Afghan people

Just before Christmas, Peggy and Robert Marchanti spoke via Skype about presents he could give to the Afghan officers he had been working with. The Army National Guard officer told his wife back in Baltimore that he was making real progress in his efforts to train local police and wanted to show his gratitude.

Md. 'Leaplings' mark their quadrennial birthdays on Feb. 29

8:44 PM EST, February 28, 2012

Md. 'Leaplings' mark their quadrennial birthdays on Feb. 29

Allie Hammond turns 28 Wednesday, when she can celebrate her actual birthday. It's a bright spot in what can be an annoying circumstance — being a "leapling."

9:03 AM EST, February 28, 2012

Credit union secures naming rights to HCC college arena

The largest indoor venue in northeastern Maryland will be known as the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College.

City man charged with attempted murder in Balto. Co.

7:42 PM EST, February 27, 2012

City man charged with attempted murder in Balto. Co.

Baltimore County police have charged a 49-year-old city man with attempted murder, assault and burglary in connection with the robbery of a Towson home early Sunday morning.

Md. Guard major who taught in Balto. Co. is killed in Afghan ministry shooting

7:50 PM EST, February 27, 2012

Md. Guard major who taught in Balto. Co. is killed in Afghan ministry shooting

As violent protests continued in Afghanistan over the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book by NATO forces, the Pentagon confirmed Monday that a Maryland National Guard major was one of two U.S. military officers shot to death inside a ministry building in the heart of the Afghan capital over the weekend.

9:20 PM EST, February 24, 2012

Carroll Co. constitution class includes few religious references

There was barely a whisper about God during a Carroll County-sponsored seminar Friday on the state constitution. The speaker was introduced as Pastor David Whitney to an audience of about 50 county employees in a lecture hall at Carroll Community College, but he made no attempt to proselytize.

2:05 PM EST, February 16, 2012

Crofton man dies in fiery crash on Route 3

A fiery rear-end collision in Crofton Thursday claimed the life of one man and injured another.

8:00 AM EST, February 27, 2012

Unidentified man shot in head and back, city police say

Baltimore city police are investigating a shooting early Monday in the Park Heights area of Northwest Baltimore that left an unidentified man seriously wounded.

Priest phones home from Rome

8:44 PM EST, February 17, 2012

Priest phones home from Rome

An auditorium filled with about 500 children, nearly all dressed in red, suddenly grew quiet when the call came. The Rev. Joseph F. Barr was communicating via Skype from a sunny St. Peter's Square in Rome. He smiled broadly from a screen set up in the auditorium of Immaculate Conception School in Towson.

Only crumbs remain of popular art exhibit

4:56 PM EST, February 26, 2012

Only crumbs remain of popular art exhibit

Jeremy McCord worked freehand with 3,500 M&Ms, several cans of white icing and a 32-by-40-inch frame. He went withDr. Seuss, the theme suggested for the 19th annual Edible Art Exhibition at Towson High School, and sculpted the bite-sized bits of red, white and black into a grinning replica of the Cat in the Hat.

6:12 PM EST, February 25, 2012

Baltimore family travels to Israel as an ancestor is honored

A respected Palestinian physician established and ran his own hospital in Jaffa nearly 80 years ago, when the Mediterranean seaport was the cultural and commercial center of Palestine. The 55-bed stone building originally bore the name of Dr. Fuad I. Dajani, its founder. Although the name was changed decades ago, many residents still consider it Dajani Hospital.

6:13 PM EST, February 23, 2012

Detectives investigate fatal a.m. shooting near W. Baltimore school

Baltimore homicide detectives were investigating a fatal shooting Thursday morning near Westside Elementary School, while two men were also shot in separate incidents on the city's east side Wednesday night.

9:37 PM EST, February 16, 2012

Senate panel approves Baltimore judge for U.S. court

A Baltimore circuit judge has been nominated to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Mother speaks out about underage drinking after son's death

4:41 PM EST, February 21, 2012

Mother speaks out about underage drinking after son's death

Michael Thomas Truluck, 13, texted his family that he needed a ride home shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday. His mother said she saw nothing unusual in the request and sent her fiance to pick up Michael and two other boys, who had spent the afternoon together.

Iraqi stray dogs win American hearts, find homes in Maryland

9:12 PM EST, February 12, 2012

Iraqi stray dogs win American hearts, find homes in Maryland

Once among the thousands of dogs roaming Baghdad, a city that considers strays a menace, Sara eluded traps set by police and survived a car accident — albeit with a broken leg.

6:54 PM EST, February 23, 2012

Carroll sponsors employee class with biblical overtones

Carroll County commissioners have asked county employees to attend a seminar on the Maryland Constitution led by a conservative Christian minister, sparking accusations that local officials are overstepping the boundary between church and state.

8:56 PM EST, February 13, 2012

City launches Clean Community Competition

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Tuesday will launch the city's Clean Community Competition, a block-by-block effort to rid neighborhoods of trash and to boost recycling.

Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation

9:55 PM EST, February 22, 2012

Tuskegee Airmen offer insights into era of segregation

When he was a Tuskegee Airman on an Alabama air base in the 1940s, Cecil O. Byron and other members of the all-black squadron could not shop or dine in the nearby town. They were relegated to the balcony at the movies and could not leave the theater until the white patrons had gone.

1:07 PM EST, January 30, 2012

Body recovered from Patapsco River in South Baltimore

City fire crews took less than an hour Monday to recover a body, tentatively identified as a man, from the Patapsco River in Fairfield.

1:48 PM EST, February 21, 2012

Road rage leads to stabbing and two-car crash

An incident of road rage in Gambrills Monday led to a stabbing, a two-car crash and an arrest, police said.

10:53 AM EST, January 23, 2012

Unidentified pedestrian dies in Arundel crash

An accident Sunday in the Hanover area of Anne Arundel County has resulted in the death of an unidentified pedestrian, police said.

12:06 PM EST, February 8, 2012

Police: Mother says she delivered stillborn baby, put body in trash

Bel Air police are releasing few details about a woman who said she delivered a stillborn baby at a home in the town and then threw the body away.

Woman's pet cause helps needy owners of dogs, cats

3:10 PM EST, February 4, 2012

Woman's pet cause helps needy owners of dogs, cats

A woman who grew up rescuing lost critters has launched an effort to help pets and their owners survive financial crises together.

Therapy horse of the year keeps working in old age

8:43 PM EST, January 29, 2012

Therapy horse of the year keeps working in old age

At his ripe old age, most horses have retired to a blissful pasture, but not Merlin. The chestnut Morgan steed, in residence at a Glen Arm equestrian school, prefers working to grazing in his golden years.

10:51 PM EST, February 10, 2012

Harford educators approve one-time bonus payment

Members of a union for Harford County educators have accepted an agreement with the school system that will allow members to accept a one-time bonus that had been held up for months over a disagreement with County Executive David R. Craig.

3:40 PM EST, February 16, 2012

Man dies of injuries in downtown apartment fire

An unidentified man, believed to be in his 70s, died early Thursday after he was injured in a fire at a downtown high rise, fire officials said.

Archdiocese investigating priest charged with indecent exposure

6:38 PM EST, January 23, 2012

Archdiocese investigating priest charged with indecent exposure

The Archdiocese of Baltimore has launched its own investigation into a Towson priest arrested this month on charges of indecent exposure at an adult store.

5:20 PM EST, January 20, 2012

Sisters, 4 and 7, die in four-alarm Cumberland house fire

A four-alarm house fire early Friday in Cumberland has claimed the lives of two young sisters, according to an afternoon statement from the Maryland State Fire Marshal.

6:22 PM EST, January 30, 2012

Man found fatally shot in head on S.W. Baltimore street

City police are investigating the killing of a 19-year-old man shot Sunday night in Southwest Baltimore.

Trooper receives minor injuries in Harford car chase

8:03 PM EST, February 3, 2012

Trooper receives minor injuries in Harford car chase

A state trooper narrowly escaped serious injury during an early-morning chase Friday along Route 152 in southern Harford County, and a suspect has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

8:10 AM EST, February 6, 2012

Man stabbed in back near Schaefer tower downtown

Baltimore police are investigating an early morning stabbing Monday in the middle of downtown.

11:00 AM EST, January 11, 2012

Two men shot in Cherry Hill in two days

For the second time in two days this week, city police are investigating a shooting in Cherry Hill.

Police officers mentoring children at Middle River school

10:24 PM EST, February 12, 2012

Police officers mentoring children at Middle River school

When Baltimore County police squad cars arrive at Chase Elementary in Middle River, it is usually for a social call. Uniformed officers, carrying several bags of carryout from a local deli, head to the fifth-grade classroom.

7:40 PM EST, January 24, 2012

Balto. Co. to give hiring preference to returning veterans

Baltimore County will begin giving priority to veterans when making local government hiring decisions, officials announced Tuesday, a policy focused particularly on those returning from conflicts overseas.

Three Baltimore elementary students contract scarlet fever

8:20 PM EST, January 13, 2012

Three Baltimore elementary students contract scarlet fever

School and health officials worked Friday to ease parents' fears after three classmates at George Washington Elementary in Southwest Baltimore were diagnosed with scarlet fever — an ailment with a scary history, but one that is easily treated and usually not life-threatening.

New fire station serves Guard base, eastern Balto. Co.

7:30 PM EST, January 19, 2012

New fire station serves Guard base, eastern Balto. Co.

A new fire station officially opened Thursday at the Warfield Air National Guard Base in Middle River that will serve the military installation and nearby communities in eastern Baltimore County.

3:50 PM EST, January 18, 2012

Police: Glen Burnie man arrested, charged in Columbia shooting

Howard County police have arrested a 25-year-old Glen Burnie man, who they say was involved in a shooting last week in Columbia.

8:50 AM EST, February 9, 2012

Three-vehicle crash in Perry Hall kills Edgewood woman, 30

A 30-year-old Harford County woman was killed Wednesday after her car collided with two other vehicles along Belair Road in Perry Hall, Baltimore County Police said.

5:42 PM EST, January 18, 2012

Annapolis man charged with attempted murder

Annapolis police charged a 42-year-old city man with attempted first- and second-degree murder Tuesday in connection with a stabbing of a family member.

2:20 PM EST, January 24, 2012

Car crash in city kills one, injures another, officials say

A man died and another was critically injured early Tuesday when a vehicle overturned in Southwest Baltimore, according to city police and fire officials.

2:40 PM EST, January 13, 2012

Tires slashed on more than 30 vehicles in Brooklyn Park

Anne Arundel police spent much of Friday morning investigating reports of slashed tires in Brooklyn Park. Neighbors of several streets in the Arundel Village area, near the city line, began realizing their tires had been slashed at about 8 a.m.

6:08 PM EST, January 25, 2012

Harford, Balto. counties survey homeless for annual census

Baltimore and Harford counties are conducting their annual surveys of the homeless population this week, gathering information about how many people lack a permanent place to stay and why.

9:52 AM EST, January 4, 2012

Baltimore reports first homicide of 2012: 62-year-old man

Baltimore city police are investigating the shooting death of a 62-year-old man, who is the first homicide of 2012.

5:28 PM EST, December 15, 2011

Music and arts festival comes to city

Common Ground on the Hill is branching out from its roots in Westminster and launching a concert series in Baltimore.

Valentine's Day busiest of year for Md. courthouse marriages

9:15 PM EST, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day busiest of year for Md. courthouse marriages

Holly Atwood, 18, chose a sequined, strapless wedding gown and train with a shoulder-length veil for her wedding to Steven Joseph, 21. He wore a tuxedo with a red vest and tie, a nod to Valentine's Day. She was so nervous she left her heels in the car and walked into the Baltimore County Courthouse in satin slippers.

12:02 PM EST, January 12, 2012

Columbia man may have been shot by acquaintance, police say

Howard County police are investigating a shooting of a 20-year-old man Wednesday evening in Columbia.

No smoke alarms in Essex fire that killed mother, daughter

5:53 PM EST, January 10, 2012

No smoke alarms in Essex fire that killed mother, daughter

Baltimore County police have identified the victims of a fatal fire Monday in Essex as a mother and daughter. Carolyn Lee Himmelheber, 63, and Stacy Lynn Himmelheber, 40, both lived at the rowhouse in the 900 block of Arncliffe Road in the Middlesex neighborhood.

Fifth graders take to the dance floor

10:58 PM EST, February 5, 2012

Fifth graders take to the dance floor

The idea of dancing with a boy sent several fifth-grade girls at Gunpowder Elementary into a tailspin. Jen Holland even gathered 25 signatures on a petition to curtail the lessons, but ultimately she left the paper at home.

St. Peter the Apostle Church to be sold by archdiocese

9:56 PM EST, January 27, 2012

St. Peter the Apostle Church to be sold by archdiocese

A renowned city architect designed St. Peter the Apostle Church 170 years ago. Irish laborers dug the foundation by hand, donating their labor to build it. And its early parishioners spared no expense in adorning their house of worship. They installed an elaborate white marble altar, with a life-size statue of the church's patron saint towering over it, and placed intricately carved angels at the sides of the tabernacle.

8:40 AM EST, January 18, 2012

Two shootings occur within minutes on Baltimore's west side

Baltimore city police are investigating two shootings that occurred on the west side Tuesday evening within minutes of each other.

10:42 AM EST, January 4, 2012

Annapolis police investigate two cases of indecent exposure

Annapolis police are investigating two recent incidents of indecent exposure at stores in the city. In both cases, the victims provided similar descriptions of the perpetrator, but, police said, they have not yet established a connection.

12:12 PM EST, January 3, 2012

Baltimore Co. fire dept. gets $2M Homeland Security grant

The Baltimore County Fire Department will receive nearly $2 million in Homeland Security funding to upgrade firefighting equipment and improve a fire station.

After resident's calls over 32 years, city installs traffic light

4:43 PM EST, January 5, 2012

After resident's calls over 32 years, city installs traffic light

Cynthia Larkins expected to be front and center and yelling "Hallelujah!" when city transportation officials turned on a new $100,000 traffic light Thursday at Wabash and Hillsdale avenues, near her home in Northwest Baltimore's West Arlington neighborhood.

12:35 PM EST, January 5, 2012

Carbon monoxide leaks into city home, sends two to hospital

Two city residents were taken to an area hospital after a carbon monoxide leak in a Lake Clifton home Thursday morning, officials said.

Pope Benedict to elevate Archbishop O'Brien to cardinal

8:11 PM EST, January 6, 2012

Pope Benedict to elevate Archbishop O'Brien to cardinal

Baltimore's archdiocese, the oldest in the nation, can once again claim one of the highest-ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church as its leader.

8:28 PM EST, January 9, 2012

New bus route to connect Harford, Cecil counties

Commuters between Harford and Cecil counties will soon have a public transit option for crossing the Susquehanna River, one with a fare that is $4 less than the toll motorists pay to use the bridge.

Baltimore County students show off home improvement skills on TV show

7:15 PM EST, December 18, 2011

Baltimore County students show off home improvement skills on TV show

High school carpentry courses have given Paul "Pasha" Lippincott the skills to build a deck and a fence at his Towson home and the confidence to move ahead with a floor-to-ceiling renovation of the family kitchen.

8:37 AM EST, February 7, 2012

Shooting victim identified as police investigate three incidents

City police continue to investigate three separate shootings Monday that left one man dead and another critically wounded. Police said Gregory Kearney, 29, died of gunshot wounds about 5 p.m. near the intersection of Preston and Ensor streets in East Baltimore.

2:29 PM EST, December 9, 2011

Pedestrian struck and killed Friday in Harford County

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on Route 924 near Vale Road around 5:23 a.m. Friday, according to a Maryland State Police officer in Bel Air.

Sewing club keeps kids in stitches

4:32 PM EST, January 15, 2012

Sewing club keeps kids in stitches

Nadia Karber spread yards of purple fabric across a sewing table, with all manner of lines marking inches. She measured and remeasured to assure accuracy before carefully pinning pattern pieces to the material. Then, from a sturdy apron this 9-year-old had just made for herself, she pulled out her sewing scissors.

Barber's efforts are cut above

3:58 PM EST, January 7, 2012

Barber's efforts are cut above

The barber spent at least 20 minutes grooming his client's hair and beard. With his clippers, brush, razor and shaving cream, he skillfully tended to every detail, frequently asking the man in the chair his preferences. When the appointment was done, the men exchanged thanks and a handshake.

1-alarm electrical fire reported at building next to post office

10:53 AM EST, January 9, 2012

1-alarm electrical fire reported at building next to post office

Baltimore firefighters and BGE crews were on the scene Monday morning of a one-alarm fire reported at a production building adjacent to the main U.S. post office downtown.

Sandalwood Elementary dances to success

5:58 PM EST, December 17, 2011

Sandalwood Elementary dances to success

They were dancing in the halls at Sandalwood Elementary School in Essex and for good reason.

Glyndon couple flies wounded warrior home

8:04 PM EST, December 21, 2011

Glyndon couple flies wounded warrior home

Like any prospective son-in-law, Sgt. Michael Frazier admitted to jitters about meeting his fiancee's father for the first time. Unlike most, the 29-year-old Marine flew to Miami Wednesday on a private jet with his own cheering section.

Half-sister calls Bel Air slaying suspect 'a good, good child'

9:28 PM EST, January 11, 2012

Half-sister calls Bel Air slaying suspect 'a good, good child'

The half-sister of Robert C. Richardson III recalled a tense relationship between the Harford County teen and their father Wednesday, as his family began to craft a legal strategy the day after he was accused of killing Robert C. Richardson Jr. and dumping his body in a pond.

8:03 AM EST, January 9, 2012

Man, 20, shot three times on porch of Cherry Hill home

Baltimore police are investigating a shooting Sunday evening in Cherry Hill.

Man steals officer's cruiser, is fatally shot by police after pursuit

11:42 PM EST, January 31, 2012

Man steals officer's cruiser, is fatally shot by police after pursuit

A man pulled over on Interstate 95 early Tuesday morning was able to flee in a Baltimore County police cruiser before being fatally shot by officers just inside the city line, officials said.

Hundreds gather to honor those who died homeless

8:43 PM EST, December 21, 2011

Hundreds gather to honor those who died homeless

On the longest night of the year, a crowd of about 200 gathered at the Baltimore Inner Harbor Amphitheater. They stood before a display of well worn shoes, most of which held a flickering votive candle. Each shoe was tagged with a name of one of the 111 people who had died homeless in the city this year.

5:28 PM EST, January 24, 2012

Balto. Co. to give hiring preference to returning veterans

Baltimore County will begin giving priority to veterans when making local government hiring decisions, officials announced Tuesday, a policy focused particularly on those returning from conflicts overseas.

8:25 AM EST, December 16, 2011

Double shooting in W. Baltimore sends two to hospital

A double shooting on the city's west side Thursday evening sent two men to area hospitals.

E. Baltimore residents rally for jobs at EBDI development

8:04 PM EST, December 20, 2011

E. Baltimore residents rally for jobs at EBDI development

About 200 people shouted "Jobs! Jobs!" as they marched Tuesday through the streets of East Baltimore. Their voices grew louder and their numbers grew along the 10-block route to the headquarters of a nonprofit overseeing the $1.8 billion redevelopment of the area north of Johns Hopkins Hospital.

8:20 AM EST, January 19, 2012

Man found fatally shot in head at playground in S.W. Baltimore

A man walking his dogs shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday alerted Baltimore police to a body lying in a playground in the Norwood Heights neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore.

8:42 AM EST, December 7, 2011

Barricade ends with arrest of two armed robbery suspects

An early morning barricade incident Wednesday on the city's west side ended when police took two armed robbery suspects into custody.

2:22 PM EST, December 15, 2011

Notre Dame Prep to name field after Yeardley Love

Notre Dame Preparatory School in Hampton will break ground on a $1.2 million turf field that will honor alumna Yeardley Love, thanks to a $165,000 gift from the Charles T. Bauer Foundation.

3:46 PM EST, January 22, 2012

Harford teachers bonus is still negotiable, but not for long

Nearly 2,000 Harford County government employees received a bonus last month, but, time is running out for several thousand educators whose union has rejected County Executive David R. Craig's one-time offer.

3:38 PM EST, December 8, 2011

Heavy rains cause 24,000 gallons of sewage overflow in city

Heavy rains infiltrated sanitary sewer lines at two locations in Baltimore and caused more than 24,000 gallons of untreated sewage to overflow from Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, according to the city Department of Public Works.

7:14 PM EST, January 12, 2012

Man fatally shot in Southwest Baltimore

Police were investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Thursday afternoon in Southwest Baltimore, while a man was expected to survive a shooting that occurred Wednesday night at a Northwest Baltimore carryout.

Severn woman charged in stabbing

10:06 AM EST, January 4, 2012

Severn woman charged in stabbing

Anne Arundel County police have charged a 22-year-old Severn woman with assault and drug possession.

6:28 PM EST, December 28, 2011

Wedding chapel and amenities for sale in Elkton

The 19th-century stone mansion for sale on Elkton's Main Street offers an impressive list of features: numerous bedrooms and baths, as well as six fireplaces. But there's much more: a fully appointed wedding chapel filled with decades of memories — and even some reservations for next Valentine's Day.

11:52 AM EST, November 29, 2011

Man, 66, dies in multiple-vehicle crash in Pasadena

A 66-year-old Prince George's County man was killed in a multiple-vehicle crash Monday along Route 100 near Quarterfield Road in Pasadena.

Wedding chapel and amenities for sale in Elkton

10:14 PM EST, December 28, 2011

Wedding chapel and amenities for sale in Elkton

The 19th-century stone mansion for sale on Elkton's Main Street offers an impressive list of features: numerous bedrooms and baths, as well as six fireplaces. But there's much more: a fully appointed wedding chapel filled with decades of memories — and even some reservations for next Valentine's Day.

10:15 AM EST, November 30, 2011

Aggressive driving leads to fatal crash in Arundel, police say

A 52-year-old Arnold woman was killed Tuesday in a two-car crash in Anne Arundel County.

Anne Arundel police investigate report of sexual assault

2:32 PM EST, December 14, 2011

Anne Arundel police investigate report of sexual assault

Anne Arundel detectives are investigating a sexual assault that occurred early Wednesday morning in the Glen Burnie area.

New $5, $1 coins pay homage to War of 1812, Battle of Baltimore

6:52 PM EST, December 14, 2011

New $5, $1 coins pay homage to War of 1812, Battle of Baltimore

The U.S. Mint unveiled the designs Wednesday for two limited-issue coins that will be available in March to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The $5 gold piece and the silver dollar pay homage to the national anthem, Fort McHenry and the Battle of Baltimore.

2:32 PM EST, December 8, 2011

Edgewood man found fatally shot in parked car

Harford County Sheriff's deputies discovered the body of a 21-year-old man Thursday morning in a car parked in an Edgewood neighborhood.

Baltimore Co. brings in Blue Angels to announce 1812 event

5:30 PM EST, December 1, 2011

Baltimore Co. brings in Blue Angels to announce 1812 event

Navy Lt. Mark Tedrow has no problem reconciling an air show with a commemoration of the War of 1812, an era that precedes flight by almost a century.

10:32 AM EST, December 20, 2011

Man charged with attempted murder after police shooting

A 27-year-old Randallstown man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with an armed robbery Monday in North Point, Baltimore County Police said.

8:38 AM EST, December 16, 2011

Driver of stolen car loses control, rams taxi cab in Towson

A stolen car, being pursued by Baltimore County police, spun out of control Thursday evening in Towson and slammed into a Jimmy's taxi cab carrying three elderly women passengers.

11:49 AM EST, November 28, 2011

Man who set himself on fire in front of police identified

Baltimore County police have identified the man who committed suicide Friday by setting himself on fire in his Middle River home.

Baltimore County reaches out with help for holiday stress

7:11 PM EST, December 14, 2011

Baltimore County reaches out with help for holiday stress

Baltimore County has had two murder-suicides, homicides within families and among longtime friends, and an increase in suicides in the past few months. And on Tuesday evening, officers defused a hostage situation on the 12th floor of a high rise.

7:59 AM EST, November 8, 2011

Man stabbed several times on downtown street early Tuesday

Baltimore city police are investigating a stabbing that occurred early Tuesday in the downtown area.

Scouts light candles for veterans at Essex cemetery

9:06 PM EST, November 6, 2011

Scouts light candles for veterans at Essex cemetery

On a sunny Sunday morning, dozens of Boy Scouts began carefully anchoring candles in sand poured in paper bags and placed each luminaria on a military grave at an Essex cemetery.

4:50 PM EST, November 21, 2011

Baltimore Co. kicks off holiday toy drive

Ethan and Zach Taylor, 4-year-old twins, were spending a rainy Monday at the Essex Library when they noticed people placing new toys in a large decorated box. Their mother, Rachael Taylor, explained those toys were donations, destined for needy children. Both Essex preschoolers promised to add something to the box the next time they visit the library.

8:09 AM EST, December 15, 2011

Man shot in head in barbershop in critical condition

A man, who was shot in the head at an East Baltimore barbershop about 7 p.m. Wednesday, remains in critical condition at an area hospital, police said.

Musician's donation allows others to enjoy aquarium

2:48 PM EST, December 10, 2011

Musician's donation allows others to enjoy aquarium

Sea-inspired melodies are helping efforts to give terminally ill children, disabled veterans and other special-needs groups glimpses of aquatic life at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

8:23 AM EST, November 21, 2011

Rowhouse fire critically injures adult in S.W. Baltimore

An early morning fire Monday at a rowhome in Southwest Baltimore has left one person in critical condition.

9:31 AM EST, November 18, 2011

UM student robbed at knifepoint on College Park campus

University of Maryland College Park police are looking for two men who robbed a student at knifepoint Thursday evening.

6:05 PM EST, November 23, 2011

Power outage shuts down University of Maryland, Baltimore

Water that leaked into an underground substation Wednesday morning caused a power outage at the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus downtown and closed at least 40 academic buildings, canceling classes.

11:45 AM EST, November 29, 2011

Westminster fires kills man, 80, causes $1.5M in damage

An early morning fire Tuesday has claimed the life of an 80-year-old Carroll County man.

Volunteers restoring home into day shelter

5:40 PM EST, November 28, 2011

Volunteers restoring home into day shelter

A rundown, vacant rowhouse in Southwest Baltimore will soon offer homeless and drug-addicted women a respite from the streets.

Family forgoes Thanksgiving to run model trains for charity

5:57 PM EST, November 19, 2011

Family forgoes Thanksgiving to run model trains for charity

Model trains, not turkey, top the Thanksgiving menu for the Schumm family of Harford County.

3:26 PM EST, November 21, 2011

Man charged with attempted murder in White Marsh club stabbing

Baltimore County police have arrested a 23-year-old Parkville man charged with attempted murder and assault in connection with a triple stabbing early Sunday at a nightclub in White Marsh.

1:25 PM EST, December 8, 2011

Man, 45, stabbed to death in Northwest Baltimore apartment

A 45-year-old man was stabbed to death Wednesday evening in the Northwest Baltimore neighborhood of Central Park Heights, city police said.

Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomes new order of nuns

7:58 PM EDT, November 1, 2011

Archdiocese of Baltimore welcomes new order of nuns

The Archdiocese of Baltimore added a new religious order of nuns Tuesday, its first in decades and one that began as an Anglican community.

9:59 PM EST, November 23, 2011

Pedestrian struck twice, killed in Middle River identified

Baltimore County police have identified the pedestrian who died after being struck by a car Tuesday afternoon in Middle River.

8:08 AM EST, November 30, 2011

Man dies from gunshot wound to head

Baltimore city police are investigating the shooting death of a 29-year-old man Tuesday in the Carroll Park area. Police found the victim, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, at 7:33 p.m. in the 500 block of South Bentalou Street near Wilkens Avenue. He died at 8:05 p.m. at University of Maryland Shock Trauma.

8:44 AM EST, November 9, 2011

Two men shot in attempted robbery in city

An attempted robbery and shooting sent two city men to an area hospital early Wednesday.

4:59 PM EST, November 24, 2011

Children's novel promotes healthy lifestyle

The children's novel "The Adventures of M.T. Pitt" is helping Howard County promote healthy lifestyles for youths. The book shines a light on an imaginative young boy whose expanding girth makes him a target for the school bully.

2:19 PM EST, November 16, 2011

Baltimore Co. officials welcome residential development on Route 43

Baltimore County leaders hailed the official opening Wednesday of a 356-unit luxury apartment building on Route 43 in White Marsh as a magnet for businesses.

Amid halting economic recovery, holiday giving still struggles

4:26 PM EST, December 3, 2011

Amid halting economic recovery, holiday giving still struggles

About 900 Carroll County families are waiting for donations of toys, clothing and maybe a holiday dinner, but the county's social services will be able to fulfill the wishes of less than half of them. The deadline for donors to sign up came and went Thursday, leaving the county well short of its goal for seasonal giving.

Court-appointed volunteers advocate for foster children

6:04 PM EDT, November 5, 2011

Court-appointed volunteers advocate for foster children

Dustin Bradsher attended seven different high schools, three in his senior year, while he was in foster care. From the time he was 5, he bounced from one Baltimore-area foster home to another, with no responsible, caring adult that he could turn to for guidance and support.

Essex World War II veteran served with JFK's elder brother in Navy

7:56 PM EST, November 10, 2011

Essex World War II veteran served with JFK's elder brother in Navy

Wherever Alvin T. Jones has lived throughout his adult life, he has reserved wall space for his Navy memorabilia. He displays his three Air Medals and his Distinguished Flying Cross, his honorable discharge, dated 1945, and a wedding photo of a young uniformed sailor and his bride.

Towson Jaycees offer a feast for 200 people at local church

6:23 PM EST, November 23, 2011

Towson Jaycees offer a feast for 200 people at local church

Julia Seeley, 10, burst into the bustling kitchen in a church hall shortly before 5 p.m. and shouted, "There's buses here!" The first guests began arriving nearly an hour early for a traditional Thanksgiving feast that was still in the making,

Students discover bottle with suspicious solution at school

3:08 PM EDT, November 1, 2011

Students discover bottle with suspicious solution at school

The Baltimore City Fire Department is investigating an incident involving "a bottle bomb" found at a city school Tuesday, fire officials said.

11:10 AM EST, November 28, 2011

Pedestrian error cited in fatal accident in Dundalk

Baltimore County police have released the identity of the pedestrian killed in an accident Friday in Dundalk.

State unveils plans for War of 1812 bicentennial celebration

7:52 PM EST, November 17, 2011

State unveils plans for War of 1812 bicentennial celebration

With cannon booms, a drum roll and the Navy at the ready, the state unveiled its plans Thursday to celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, a series of events designed to showcase Maryland's role in the conflict.

7:25 PM EDT, November 4, 2011

Harford schools reverse move to ban scene of gay men from play

The Bel Air High School production of "Almost, Maine," almost debuted in Harford County absent a scene many students considered critical to the drama about love in a small town.

5:29 PM EDT, October 27, 2011

Girl Scout project earns a national heroes award

Christina Antonini built a business before she started college, but charity, not entrepreneurial drive, motivated the 18-year-old freshman at Towson University.

Mt. Washington Tavern fire caused $2.5 million in damage

6:44 PM EDT, November 2, 2011

Mt. Washington Tavern fire caused $2.5 million in damage

The fire Monday at the Mt. Washington Tavern caused $2.5 million in damage to the structure and its contents, fire officials said.

10:58 AM EDT, October 24, 2011

Deer crashes into Randallstown auto repair business

Ron Schuk started his work day Monday with some unexpected company. When he arrived at the Randallstown auto repair shop about 7:45 a.m., several Baltimore County Police cars were on the lot.

3:42 PM EST, November 22, 2011

Man charged after slaying outside Glen Burnie seafood restaurant

Cornelius Keith Johnson, 24, of Baltimore is facing a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of his half-brother on Nov. 13 at a Glen Burnie seafood restaurant.

4:20 PM EDT, October 19, 2011

Woman charged after man stabbed in Cockeysville home

Baltimore County police have charged a 23-year-old Cockeysville woman with assault in connection with a stabbing Tuesday evening at her home on Lord Byron Lane.

Parents organize run to keep daughter's name alive

3:30 PM EDT, November 5, 2011

Parents organize run to keep daughter's name alive

In an instant Russell and Kim Hurd went from planning their daughter's wedding to arranging her funeral.

Local Lutherans honor founder

11:36 AM EDT, October 31, 2011

Local Lutherans honor founder

Despite the rain, snow and blustery wind Saturday, a crowd of more than 100 robed clergy and their congregants surrounded the 18-foot-tall bronze statue of Martin Luther that overlooks Lake Montebello and recreated the original unveiling service from 75 years ago.

Fire breaks out at N. Baltimore's Mt. Washington Tavern

11:46 AM EDT, November 1, 2011

Fire breaks out at N. Baltimore's Mt. Washington Tavern

One of Baltimore's most famous drinking establishments sat in a shimmering pool Monday afternoon, a red condemnation sign propped on the front window above a smiling jack-o-lantern.

Schools exchange naming rights for donations

6:54 PM EST, November 18, 2011

Schools exchange naming rights for donations

A $500,000 contribution immortalized Mike Callas' name on the North Hagerstown High School Stadium. Other donors had their names placed on the athletic field for a $250,000 contribution and on the scoreboard for $100,000. And for $10,000, you could have your name put on one of the facility's restrooms.

6:33 PM EST, November 8, 2011

Harford, Cecil counties tell their stories from War of 1812

Dozens of early American flags hang from the rafters of the F. W. Haxel Flag Co. in Harford County. They bear the traditional alternating red and white stripes but only 15 stars, in a salute to that flag that flew over Fort McHenry in 1814 and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the poem that became the national anthem.

8:47 AM EDT, November 3, 2011

Baltimore Co. firefighters battle two blazes in Randallstown

Baltimore County firefighters battled fires at two homes in Randallstown early Thursday.

Young rabbi takes over leadership

10:01 PM EST, November 20, 2011

Young rabbi takes over leadership

Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro says he has found his spiritual home at Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Congregation in Mount Washington. After 18 months working together, one of Baltimore's oldest Jewish congregations has made Shapiro, 30, the youngest spiritual leader in its history and officially installed him in a ceremony Sunday.

5:04 PM EDT, October 20, 2011

Howard keeps top bond rating amid U.S. downgrade pressure

Howard County is preparing for the county's $200 million bond sale Tuesday, buoyed by a AAA credit rating the county just earned from all three major bond rating agencies.

3:37 PM EST, November 21, 2011

Robberies repeatedly target Goodwill stores in Baltimore Co.

Baltimore County police are investigating a rash of robberies at Goodwill stores in the northeastern area of the county.

6:07 PM EDT, October 12, 2011

Historic film details days at the beach for African-Americans

A 70-year-old film that captures annual summertime excursions to Carr's Beach in Annapolis will debut at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Walbrook Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 2302 W. North Ave. The original footage, found on E-Bay and made into a DVD, shows employees of a city insurance company spending a day at the only beach open to African-Americans in the era of segregation. Organizers are asking seniors who have memories of the beach, which was a popular resort that drew well known black entertainers, to help them identify those pictured in the film.

10:53 AM EDT, October 24, 2011

City police investigate fatal shooting in Reservoir Hill

Baltimore police are investigating the homicide of a 38-year-old man found early Monday in Reservoir Hill.

Catholics look to younger students to stem priest, nun declines

6:27 PM EDT, October 27, 2011

Catholics look to younger students to stem priest, nun declines

A panel of Roman Catholic priests and others in church life faced an audience of lively fifth graders Thursday, offering snippets of their personal history histories and the motivation for their career choices. But many children were so unfamiliar with a nun's habit and veil that several directed remarks to "the lady in the blue dress."

7:32 PM EST, November 17, 2011

Draft of Balto. Co. plan to end homelessness moving forward

A Catonsville resident recently told Joe Sanders there are no homeless people in the neighborhood, an observation that the chairman of Baltimore County Communities for the Homeless says he refutes frequently.

10:47 AM EDT, October 19, 2011

City police investigate two nonfatal shootings

Baltimore City police are investigating two non-fatal shootings.

12:46 PM EDT, October 4, 2011

Man found dead in front yard of Woodlawn home

Baltimore County Police said they are investigating a homicide in Woodlawn Tuesday.

Howard County students promise to go soda-free for a month

7:45 AM EDT, October 26, 2011

Howard County students promise to go soda-free for a month

A chorus of "Sign it! Sign it!" grew louder and stronger as the young audience at a Howard County elementary school urged a slightly reluctant teacher to swear off soda for the next month.

School for alternative education adds car care center

7:12 PM EST, November 7, 2011

School for alternative education adds car care center

Ivy Jones likes to show off her auto-mechanics skills from a "classroom" that replicates a fully equipped car care center. Standing in an inspection bay, Jones, 19, handles the equipment with an expertise that she has developed while taking the 12-month course.

Seniors' talents have Cow Palace shaking

6:20 PM EDT, October 6, 2011

Seniors' talents have Cow Palace shaking

One singer crooned like Sinatra. One twanged in true Conway Twitty style and another gave a credible gravel-voiced impression of Louis Armstrong. And, of course, an Elvis entered the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium with a guitar and had most of the audience swaying in the seats Thursday before he left the building.

7:46 AM EDT, October 26, 2011

Children's coat drive might fall short in Baltimore County

With a little more than a week remaining in Baltimore County's Department of Social Services' annual Coats-4-Kids campaign, organizers are looking an estimated $6,800 shortfall in donations and ever increasing requests for a new winter jacket.

10:38 AM EDT, October 14, 2011

Police: Man robbed and assaulted in Lansdowne

Officers in Baltimore County's Violent Crimes division are investigating a robbery and shooting in the Lansdowne area Thursday. Officers were called to the 2900 block of Lakebrook Circle at about 8 p.m. and found a 32-year-old man who said he was robbed by two mean wearing masks. Officers have yet to determine what was stolen. The victim, whose address has not been released, was shot in the leg during the incident and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

7:27 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

Across city, shootings rattle neighborhoods

In this corner of East Baltimore, where vacant houses outnumber occupied residences, patients at a methadone clinic buzzed about the activity down the street where police investigated a killing. Women approached the crime scene tape blocking off the intersection of North Port and East Lafayette streets, anxious to find out if the victim was a relative.

Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr's Beach

9:23 PM EDT, October 13, 2011

Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr's Beach

Decades ago, a trip to segregated Ocean City presented far too many challenges for African-American families. Instead they went to a sandy peninsula near Annapolis, known as "the beach," for a day's outing.

Prized Wurlitzer organ coming downtown to Engineers Club

6:33 PM EDT, October 13, 2011

Prized Wurlitzer organ coming downtown to Engineers Club

A grand Wurlitzer organ, salvaged from a Baltimore movie theater and ensconced in a suburban home since the 1960s, will soon play to audiences at another city institution.

Dairy industry shrinks across Maryland

8:36 PM EDT, September 26, 2011

Dairy industry shrinks across Maryland

Andy and Mary Laudenklos each spend more than 70 hours a week caring for their 600 cows, delivering calves and overseeing the milking at their Carroll County dairy farm — and they're also raising three young sons.

Johns Hopkins professor shares Nobel Prize in physics

7:53 PM EDT, October 4, 2011

Johns Hopkins professor shares Nobel Prize in physics

More than anything else, in the wake of the elation and tumult accompanying Tuesday's announcement that he'd won a share of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess wants to get back to work.

The Samaritan Women restores mansion, opens doors for homeless women

6:46 PM EDT, September 30, 2011

The Samaritan Women restores mansion, opens doors for homeless women

A long-neglected mansion on the city's west side has been restored to its 19th-century grandeur so that it can provide a home and hope for homeless women.

Colonial Camp offers hands-on 18th-century experiences

8:22 PM EDT, October 16, 2011

Colonial Camp offers hands-on 18th-century experiences

A daylong Colonial Camp gave fifth-graders at Joppa View Elementary School insights into 18th-century life in America and surprising news about whether they would have been eligible to fight in the revolutionary army.

2:46 PM EDT, October 1, 2011

Repairs to city pumping station prevent water problems

Power was restored to a city pumping station Saturday afternoon, after a morning outage had public works officials calling for water conservation throughout much of Baltimore County's central corridor.

8:25 AM EDT, September 16, 2011

Police investigate fatal shooting of man in Dundalk

Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide that occurred early Friday in Dundalk.

10:02 AM EDT, October 24, 2011

Lansdowne man fatally struck by tractor-trailer identified

Baltimore County police have identified the pedestrian struck and killed by a tractor-trailer Friday in Lansdowne-Baltimore Highlands.

7:32 PM EDT, October 4, 2011

Route 24 wider, safer and less congested

Motorists along Route 24 in Harford County will experience new traffic patterns Wednesday as the state opens a nearly $40 million overpass in Abingdon, the major part of a three-year project that included improvements to Routes 24 and 924.

8:45 PM EDT, October 1, 2011

One person dead in two-car crash near Shawan Rd. on I-83

An elderly Reisterstown man died Saturday morning in an accident on Interstate 83 near Shawan Road in Hunt Valley, according to Maryland State Police.

8:43 AM EDT, November 3, 2011

City police investigate two shootings on west side

Baltimore city police are investigating two west side shootings, which could be related.

7:49 PM EDT, October 21, 2011

Police say elderly pair may be dead from murder-suicide

Baltimore County police are investigating the deaths of two elderly people found inside a White Marsh home Friday.

Johns Hopkins professor shares Nobel Prize in physics

10:13 AM EDT, October 4, 2011

Johns Hopkins professor shares Nobel Prize in physics

A phone ringing at 5:30 a.m. can rattle anyone, even a professor immersed in the universe's mysterious dark energy. Adam Riess, an astronomy professor at Johns Hopkins University, learned in an early morning call from Stockholm Tuesday that he was one of three scientists to share the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics.

Howard man runs to raise funds for Down syndrome

5:02 PM EDT, September 24, 2011

Howard man runs to raise funds for Down syndrome

Wayne Malone is no longer running the distances he managed in his youth, but he is still racking up miles organizing an annual fundraiser that benefits the Down Syndrome Clinic at Kennedy Krieger in East Baltimore.

Old Catonsville rail lines become walking, bike options

5:09 PM EDT, October 23, 2011

Old Catonsville rail lines become walking, bike options

Rachel McCloud, 4, tested her first two-wheeler on the black-topped trail in Catonsville that was once the terminus for a streetcar line. Chase Draper celebrated his third birthday with a stroller ride on the same half-mile trek.

Cyclist rides in honor of his brother

2:37 PM EDT, October 8, 2011

Cyclist rides in honor of his brother

Every time Chris Seymour entered the garden shed at his home, he would stare at the sleek bike, a bequest from his older brother Robert, who died in May.

11:50 AM EDT, October 5, 2011

Police identify man found dead on lawn of Woodlawn home

Baltimore County Police have identified the homicide victim found on the lawn of a Woodlawn home Tuesday.

School Court TV draws young actors into courtroom dramas

8:03 AM EDT, October 10, 2011

School Court TV draws young actors into courtroom dramas

Within a half-hour of her arrival on the TV set, Kerri O'Dair was transformed from casually clad college student to the picture of a young lawyer, dressed in pearls, a black suit and high heels. While a stylist applied makeup, the 18-year-old studied her notes and prepared for her appearance on "School Court TV."

2:19 PM EDT, October 11, 2011

Civilian pilot strays into restricted air space over Washington

The U.S. Air Force sent two F-16 jet fighters to intercept a civilian plane that had strayed into restricted air space over Washington, D.C., at about 8:30 p.m. Monday. The military planes, based at Andrews Air Force Base, escorted the smaller craft until the pilot landed at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

9:07 PM EDT, October 3, 2011

Body of victim in Chesapeake Bay crash recovered near Smith Island

Search crews on Monday recovered the body of a woman, believed to be the victim of a small plane crash over the weekend, from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, police said.

Arbutus Library shows off railroad past with vintage images

7:28 PM EDT, October 17, 2011

Arbutus Library shows off railroad past with vintage images

Luke Curlett, 6, clutched his train-theme library books and stared at the photo of a locomotive exhibited 84 years ago at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad centennial celebration in Halethorpe. The image is one of 11 in the Arbutus Historic Mural Project on display at the Arbutus Library.

8:21 PM EDT, September 23, 2011

Baltimore Co. police respond to stabbings in Essex, Woodlawn

Baltimore County police responded to two separate stabbings at opposite ends of the county early Friday.

11:23 AM EDT, September 27, 2011

Man found dead in minivan parked in N.W. Baltimore

Baltimore police are investigating after officers found a man shot to death inside a minivan early Tuesday in Northwest Baltimore.

8:05 PM EDT, October 21, 2011

Police say elderly pair may be dead from murder-suicide

Baltimore County police are investigating the deaths of two elderly people found inside a White Marsh home Friday.

8:33 PM EDT, September 29, 2011

Healthcare for the Homeless group appoints new director

The new director at Health Care for the Homeless started there as a volunteer nearly 20 years ago and worked most recently as vice president for external affairs.

1:44 PM EDT, October 12, 2011

Freedom Riders discuss film and era at Harford Community College

Harford Community College will air "Freedom Riders," a PBS documentary depicting one aspect of the Civil Rights era in America, at 2 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday. A discussion led by guest speakers, who were themselves freedom riders in the 1960s, will follow the showings, which are free and open to the public, in Room 243 of the college's Student Center. The event foreshadows a six-state, spring break trip, titled "Civil Rights Tour of the South – A Sojourn of the Past," set for 10 days in March.

5:40 PM EDT, October 10, 2011

Howard lawmaker seeks to toughen law on towing for tickets

Parking violators in Howard County might want to address those overdue fines, or they could be collecting their vehicles from the impound lot and paying towing, storage and late fees, too.

Victims of fire in Northwest Baltimore were 'stellar citizens'

8:33 PM EDT, September 28, 2011

Victims of fire in Northwest Baltimore were 'stellar citizens'

They first met in college — where he played halfback for the football team and she was homecoming queen. Donald and Jennye worked together on civil rights issues and remained friends after he graduated from what was then Morgan State College in 1956.

12:02 PM EDT, October 6, 2011

Harford deputies investigate Edgewood shooting

The Harford County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting of a 28-year-old man Wednesday in Edgewood. Officers responded about 10:30 p.m. to the 1900 block of Edgewater Drive, where they found Jerron Michael Brown, a resident of the home, shot in the chest. He was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he remains in critical condition, police said Thursday morning. Anyone with information should call 410-836-5003.

1:12 PM EDT, October 1, 2011

One person dead in two-car crash near Shawan Rd. on I-83

Maryland State Police are investigating a two-car, fatal accident in the northbound lanes of I-83 near Shawan Road in Hunt Valley. One person died at the scene, police said.

University of Maryland wins Solar Decathlon for house design

7:29 PM EDT, October 1, 2011

University of Maryland wins Solar Decathlon for house design

The University of Maryland took first place Saturday in the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2011 with a solar-powered, energy-conserving WaterShed House that was inspired by the Chesapeake Bay.

Failed city candidate asks U.S. attorney to investigate challenger

7:41 PM EDT, September 20, 2011

Failed city candidate asks U.S. attorney to investigate challenger

The city's primary election is over, but in one district, the bickering between candidates continues.

8:31 AM EDT, September 21, 2011

Victim of shooting in Ashburton dies two weeks later

A 29-year-old man involved in a double shooting Sept. 7 in Ashburton died at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday of gunshot wounds at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

12:31 PM EDT, September 19, 2011

More sewage spills into lower Patapsco River

Baltimore County utility crews dealt with yet another sewage spill at the Patapsco Sewage Pumping Station in Baltimore Highlands. About 525,000 gallons of sewage spilled from a 54-inch concrete pipe Saturday into the lower Patapsco River.

3:51 PM EDT, September 20, 2011

Balto. Co. may use buyouts to eliminate 200 jobs

To trim operational costs, Baltimore County officials may offer eligible employees a retirement incentive package that could lead to the elimination of about 200 jobs. At the request of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the County Council introduced a bill Monday detailing the offers that will be made to about 1,100 eligible employees in the county's workforce of about 8,000. Those eligible for and interested in the offer would have to apply no later than Dec. 30 and would end their service by Feb. 29.

5:38 PM EDT, September 15, 2011

Solar panels at landfill will cut power costs at Howard school

Solar panels under construction at a long-capped landfill in Howard County will soon be used to offset energy costs at a nearby elementary school.

10:23 AM EDT, September 20, 2011

City police investigate fatal stabbing, shooting

City police are investigating a stabbing and a shooting that claimed the lives of two Baltimore men.

7:20 PM EDT, October 2, 2011

Harford Dems won't appeal redistricting, look to charter change

Harford County Democrats have decided not to appeal a court decision and will remain shut out of the process that sets council district lines for the next decade. Instead, they are looking to a broad review of the county charter to help protect their party's interests in the future.

Longtime recreation leader runs popular after-school program

12:20 PM EDT, October 7, 2011

Longtime recreation leader runs popular after-school program

The dozens of children who spend their after-school hours at the Stanton Community Center in downtown Annapolis can find help with homework, or a game of basketball. They get a bag lunch and assistance from a friendly group of volunteers.

City man connects to Czech heritage through Wilson statue

7:21 PM EDT, October 2, 2011

City man connects to Czech heritage through Wilson statue

Michael G. Rokos has traveled thousands of miles to pay homage to his American and Czech heritage and to the 28th U.S. president, who befriended his family nearly a century ago.

2:51 PM EDT, September 23, 2011

Ride for Kids aims to raise research funds for brain cancer

A story in a motorcycle trade paper started Bob Henig on his 20-year crusade to help children overcome a deadly disease that attacks 11 of them in the U.S. daily. The children's stories of coping, surviving and sometimes succumbing have kept him riding to raise money to battle pediatric brain cancer.

Baltimore Co. launches advocate program to stem rise in foster kids

5:12 PM EDT, September 18, 2011

Baltimore Co. launches advocate program to stem rise in foster kids

In Dundalk, the need for foster homes far outstrips the abilities of neighborhood families who can open their doors to children in crisis.

4:02 PM EDT, September 14, 2011

Southwest Baltimore shooting claims life of 16-year-old boy

Steps from a weathered bench proclaiming Baltimore the "Greatest City in America," a pool of blood marked the spot where a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot early Wednesday.

Habitat for Humanity's ReStores spreading around Baltimore

6:21 AM EDT, August 23, 2011

Habitat for Humanity's ReStores spreading around Baltimore

Norma Thompson spent much of Monday dusting, polishing and sprucing up items that will fill a soon-to-open home improvement store in Halethorpe. The hours she volunteers with Habitat for Humanity's newest ReStore will help this Baltimore grandmother, who works as a housekeeper at a downtown hotel, earn a home of her own.

10:27 AM EDT, September 3, 2011

Thousands to gather to remember Battle of North Point

Many call the Battle of North Point, when the Maryland militia faced thousands of invading British soldiers, the forgotten battle in a nearly forgotten war.

4:03 PM EDT, September 1, 2011

Ruptured Balto. Co. pipe spills sewage into Patapsco River

A pipeline carrying raw sewage from a western Baltimore County pumping station to a treatment plant in the city has spilled more than 70 million gallons into the Patapsco River since it ruptured over the weekend.

9:18 PM EDT, August 15, 2011

City police identified 2 fatally shot Sunday

City police have identified two men fatally shot in different parts of Baltimore on Sunday.

9:01 AM EDT, September 15, 2011

Annapolis man charged with rape, assault of 15-year-old

A 33-year-old Annapolis man faces charges of rape and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

Volunteer goes the extra mile to end domestic violence

1:20 PM EDT, August 20, 2011

Volunteer goes the extra mile to end domestic violence

As the application deadline loomed for vendors who want to participate in a fundraising event in Bel Air next month, Hazel U. Hopkins fretted that a favorite caterer might have forgotten to sign up.

Heavy rains cause flooding around Maryland

9:22 AM EDT, September 8, 2011

Heavy rains cause flooding around Maryland

Torrential rainfall brought on by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee flooded dozens of Baltimore-area roads, and sent the water rising out of rivers and creeks — and rescue crews have responded to more than a dozen calls of stranded drivers since midnight Thursday.

8:41 AM EDT, September 15, 2011

UM student sexually assaulted in College Park apartment

The University of Maryland College Park campus police are investigating an assault on a female student while she was sleeping in her residence at Leonardtown Apartments.

11:27 AM EDT, August 22, 2011

Most BGE customers to have power restored by afternoon

The majority of customers who lost power during storms Sunday should have their electric service restored by early Monday afternoon, BGE officials said, though some scattered outages will extend later in the day.

Bel Air festival fills air with barbecue scents for 10th year

5:48 PM EDT, August 11, 2011

Bel Air festival fills air with barbecue scents for 10th year

More than 60 chefs arrived in Bel Air pulling trailers loaded with grills, seasonings, marinades, rubs, injectors, utensils and — of course — meat.

Hurricane Irene leaves sewage spills in wake

8:53 PM EDT, September 2, 2011

Hurricane Irene leaves sewage spills in wake

Hurricane Irene did more than topple trees and turn out the lights across the Baltimore area. The storm left behind some nasty, stinky reminders of its fury, as sewage spills forced beach closures and triggered warnings to stay away from the water as summer draws to a close.

Roof collapses on auto parts store in Lochearn; no injuries

3:02 PM EDT, September 7, 2011

Roof collapses on auto parts store in Lochearn; no injuries

A collapsed roof at an auto parts store in Lochearn at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday remains under investigation and resulted in no injuries.

5:02 PM EDT, August 24, 2011

Man charged with first-degree murder in White Marsh slaying

Baltimore County Police have charged an Overlea man in the killing of 19-year-old Bradley Adam Robinson in White Marsh last week.

8:33 PM EDT, September 13, 2011

Two homicides near Columbia within one day

Two people were killed in Columbia in the span of a day, Howard County police said Tuesday.

12:19 PM EDT, September 15, 2011

Audit finds more than $1.7 billion in Md. child support unpaid

A state audit released this week found that the agency responsible for child support failed to collect more than $1.7 billion over three years, largely because of insufficient enforcement against non-custodial parents who fell behind on their payments.

2:33 PM EDT, August 18, 2011

Man, 19, shot to death on residential street in White Marsh

Baltimore County Police have identified a 19-year-old man who was fatally shot in White Marsh Wednesday night.

9:37 PM EDT, August 22, 2011

Harford child psychologist pleads guilty to abusing 3 girls

A Harford County child psychologist pleaded guilty Monday to child abuse and sexual assault of three young girls he had been treating at his Fallston office.

Academic program helps city students try polo in the county

6:55 PM EDT, July 24, 2011

Academic program helps city students try polo in the county

Sabriaya Shipley enrolled in a summer learning program that her mother promised would offer new experiences. But when the 15-year-old city girl discovered those experiences would be on horseback at a school in Baltimore County, she balked, at least a bit.

Maryland relief agencies combat famine in Africa

9:01 PM EDT, August 24, 2011

Maryland relief agencies combat famine in Africa

Waves of refugees arrive daily to Kenya, some having walked weeks through unforgiving desert with virtually no possessions, and yet local relief workers report optimism among the millions threatened by the historic famine and drought spreading through the Horn of Africa.

Pooles Island Lighthouse shines again and symbolizes growth at APG

6:37 PM EDT, September 5, 2011

Pooles Island Lighthouse shines again and symbolizes growth at APG

For more than a century, Pooles Island Lighthouse guided mariners to the northern reaches of the Chesapeake Bay. Now the whitewashed granite tower has been relit and co-opted by nearby Aberdeen Proving Ground as a symbol of sweeping changes there.

More than 30 Harford residents treated for rabies over bats in apartments

3:38 PM EDT, August 5, 2011

More than 30 Harford residents treated for rabies over bats in apartments

For a few nights, Stepfanie Malone woke to soft fluttering noises in her third-floor Aberdeen apartment, but thought little of it. When she left the lights on one night, she discovered that a small brown bat was the source of the disturbances in the dark. Maintenance workers trapped the animal the next day.

12:46 PM EDT, August 17, 2011

Boater's body recovered from Anne Arundel Co. waterway

The Maryland Natural Resources Police recovered the body of a missing boater from Tenthouse Creek in southern Anne Arundel County at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Catonsville historic home reborn as jewelry and tobacco shop

5:40 PM EDT, August 12, 2011

Catonsville historic home reborn as jewelry and tobacco shop

From its dominant perch on Catonsville's main street, the stately 19th-century house has over the decades been the home of a neighborhood post office, a newspaper, a pharmacy and a long list of retail shops, selling everything from dry goods to tobacco.

7:01 PM EDT, July 20, 2011

Judge denies Harford Co. Democrats' redistricting challenge

A circuit judge threw out a lawsuit Wednesday from Harford County Democrats who are challenging the makeup of the all-Republican commission drawing new County Council district lines.

9:00 PM EDT, July 27, 2011

Man found fatally shot in parked car in N.E. Baltimore

City police were investigating two homicides, including the fatal shooting of a 42-year-old man found in a car early Wednesday in Northeast Baltimore's Belair Edison neighborhood.

Harford to open $26 million elementary to ease crowding in Bel Air schools

6:20 AM EDT, August 29, 2011

Harford to open $26 million elementary to ease crowding in Bel Air schools

Harford County plans to open its first new elementary school in about a decade this week to ease crowding throughout the Bel Air area.

9:22 AM EDT, August 17, 2011

Private ambulance hits house after crash in Randallstown

A two-vehicle collision Wednesday propelled a privately owned ambulance into a Randallstown home and sent two people to Sinai Hospital. No one in the house at the intersection of Marriottsville and Winands roads was injured.

5:26 PM EDT, August 19, 2011

Hairston challenges school leaders in address

Joe A. Hairston, superintendent of Baltimore County schools, opens every academic year with an address to supervisors and administrators, usually about 800 people in all. As he prepared to rally the crowd gathered Friday at Catonsville High School, he said he was just as enthusiastic about his 12th such speech as he was about his first.

BRAC brings fundraiser ball to Aberdeen

10:16 AM EDT, June 25, 2011

BRAC brings fundraiser ball to Aberdeen

A dance under a circus-sized tent at Aberdeen Proving Ground has raised more than $300,000 for a network of houses that offer free lodging to the families of wounded warriors.

Three victims found in fire were shot, officials say

8:15 PM EDT, July 26, 2011

Three victims found in fire were shot, officials say

The sound of gunshots in a residential neighborhood in Northeast Baltimore prompted an anonymous 911 call to police early Tuesday. Three city officers responded to a rowhouse on Nicholas Avenue, repeatedly knocked on the door and windows, and found nothing amiss.

8:27 PM EDT, August 8, 2011

Jury selection begins in case of slain Hopkins researcher

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of John A. Wagner, a 34-year-old city man accused of killing a Johns Hopkins researcher last year.

6:03 PM EDT, July 18, 2011

Woman who died in Edgewater fire is identified

The Anne Arundel County Fire Department on Monday named the woman who died in a July 2 fire in Edgewater.

Student scores high in helping others

3:00 PM EDT, July 23, 2011

Student scores high in helping others

Meredith Good-Cohn celebrates her 19th birthday today, knowing she is already a woman of tomorrow, a community activist, a scholar, a filmmaker, a volunteer in numerous capacities and the state's recycler of the year.

Catonsville family traces roots to Virginia settlers in 1600s

11:50 AM EDT, August 6, 2011

Catonsville family traces roots to Virginia settlers in 1600s

A century ago, the Page family settled in Catonsville, founded a church and operated the neighborhood grocery out of the front rooms of a home on Winters Lane.

Tiny Conowingo cottages must face 21st-century standards

2:15 PM EDT, July 16, 2011

Tiny Conowingo cottages must face 21st-century standards

Peg Niland's father did not let the lack of a road stop him from building a summer cabin 64 years ago. When the Conowingo Power Co. made lots available for nominal leases in northern Harford County, he chose one on Broad Creek, had lumber tossed from a nearby bridge and then towed it downstream behind his boat.

8:26 PM EDT, July 14, 2011

Teenager hit while leaving Arundel carnival dies of injuries

One of two Anne Arundel County teenagers hit by a passing car while leaving a carnival has died, a family representative said Thursday.

6:47 PM EDT, June 23, 2011