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Jean Marbella

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Jean Marbella is a reporter on The Sun’s investigative and enterprise team. She joined The Sun in 1987 and has been a health reporter, a feature writer, a national correspondent, an editor and a metro columnist. She has covered a broad range of stories from 9/11 in New York to Michael Phelps in the Olympics.

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  • Jason Botel, KIPP school founder and education advocate, said to become White House adviser

    Jason Botel, KIPP school founder and education advocate, said to become White House adviser

    Jason Botel, a Maryland education advocate and founder of a well-regarded city charter school, is expected to be named a senior White House adviser on education. Politico first reported the news Tuesday night, and said Wednesday that Botel would be working with the interim secretary of education...

  • 6 children dead after Baltimore fire

    6 children dead after Baltimore fire

    An 8-year-old girl helped her mother pull her two younger brothers out of a fire that consumed their Northeast Baltimore home so rapidly early Thursday morning that distraught neighbors and firefighters could do nothing to save their six other siblings. After extinguishing the fire in the 4200...

  • Druid Hill Park offers 'First Day Hike' to encourage yearlong activity

    Druid Hill Park offers 'First Day Hike' to encourage yearlong activity

    Who gets up early on New Year's Day and heads not to the nearest brunch but to a brisk, hilly, six-mile hike? Someone like Shana Herndon, 30, of West Baltimore, two years removed from chemotherapy and happy to walk, run or otherwise embrace life. "It's just the perfect way to start the new year,"...

  • Ellicott City shooting: 16-year-old girl killed, 15-year-old boy is suspect

    Ellicott City shooting: 16-year-old girl killed, 15-year-old boy is suspect

    A teenage girl was killed and her mother wounded in a triple shooting at a home in Ellicott City early Sunday morning, Howard County police said, shocking neighbors in a quiet community who woke up on New Year's Day to the news. Charlotte Zaremba, 16, was fatally shot and her mother, Suzanne Zaremba,...

  • BSO got a jump-start on its 100th birthday by handing out tickets 25 years ago

    BSO got a jump-start on its 100th birthday by handing out tickets 25 years ago

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra turned 100 this year, but set in motion one part of its centennial celebration 25 years ago. In 1991, the BSO handed out coupons at youth concerts that could be redeemed for a free seat at any upcoming performance ... in 2016. "We thought they could grow up with...

  • 3 children and woman from Maryland killed in I-95 crash in South Carolina

    3 children and woman from Maryland killed in I-95 crash in South Carolina

    Three children and a woman from Maryland were killed when a car they were riding in was struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 in South Carolina early Friday morning, authorities said. The children, who were siblings, and their hometown have not been publicly identified pending notification...

  • Soldier from Bowie killed in Kuwait

    Soldier from Bowie killed in Kuwait

    A soldier from Bowie who was deployed as part of the battle against the self-declared Islamic State died in a non-combat incident in Kuwait on Thursday, the Department of Defense said. Spc. Ronald L. Murray Jr. is the third person from Maryland to die during a military deployment this year. He...

  • A divided electorate, worried about the morning after

    Three priests stood outside a polling place Tuesday in Timonium pondering the sacred and the secular. "My congregation has a bunch of families divided — it's a microcosm of the larger country," said the Rev. Kristofer Lindh-Payne, rector of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Baltimore County. "We do stay...

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