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Living with cerebral palsy has just made me try harder [Commentary]

I was born with cerebral palsy. It was diagnosed when I was 2. For those who don't know what it is, it's a form of paraplegia that constricts one or all muscles in the body. Some forms are more severe than others. In my case, CP affects the right side of my body, causing extreme muscle tension...

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  • State releases district level PARCC scores for Maryland students

    State releases district level PARCC scores for Maryland students

    Howard County and Carroll County students scored better this year in nearly every grade and subject on Maryland's annual standardized tests — widening the gap between other Baltimore area school systems, which had mixed results. But even in the highest performing counties, at least 40 percent of...

  • Tuesday morning arson the latest crime in Johnston Square neighborhood

    Tuesday morning arson the latest crime in Johnston Square neighborhood

    An arsonist set fire to a row house in East Baltimore, trapping two people on the second floor Tuesday morning, the fire department said. Firefighters entered the burning house and rescued both people. No one was hurt, they said, but one family was displaced. The fire started about 6 a.m. and within...

  • Baltimore takes up taxes on Airbnb bookings

    Baltimore takes up taxes on Airbnb bookings

    Stays in Baltimore booked through Airbnb would be subject to the city's hefty 9.5 percent hotel tax under legislation the City Council will take up Tuesday. The bill, put forward by the Stephanie Rawlings-Blake administration this month, comes amid broader efforts to regulate Airbnb, a growing...

  • SAT scores drop for Md. 2016 graduating seniors

    SAT scores drop for Md. 2016 graduating seniors

    Maryland's graduating seniors scored lower as a group on the SAT than any class in the past 20 years and also scored below the national average, according to results being released Tuesday. But a top state education official downplayed the significance of the decline. Caroll Visintainer, assistant...

  • Lt. Gene Ryan re-elected president of Baltimore police union

    Lt. Gene Ryan re-elected president of Baltimore police union

    Lt. Gene Ryan, president of the local police union in Baltimore, has been elected to a second term by the organization's members. Members also elected Lt. Kenny Butler as the union's new first vice president, making him the highest-ranking black officer in the local union's history. Rank-and-file...

  • City School board to vote on academic requirements for student athletes

    City School board to vote on academic requirements for student athletes

    The Baltimore city school board is scheduled to vote on a proposed policy today that will require all student athletes to maintain a 2.0 grade-point-average beginning next school year. The new academic policy, which will set the first minimum grade-point-average for city students, is a revised...

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At Baltimore County schools, a week for 'homegrown' lunches

In addition to the strawberry-flavored dried cranberries and applesauce, students in the lunch line at Lutherville Laboratory elementary school on Sept. 23 could choose to eat a bag of fresh cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes grown on a local farm. The students also received a sticker reading, "I...

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  • State wants Aberdeen's B & O Station to be moved to Festival Park area

    State wants Aberdeen's B & O Station to be moved to Festival Park area

    Maryland's Housing and Community Development Secretary wants Aberdeen's historic B&O Railroad station building to be moved to Festival Park, as part of the ongoing efforts to revitalize the city's downtown. Kenneth Holt, secretary of Housing and Community Development, told the Aberdeen mayor and...

  • La Cakerie to open on Bel Air's Main Street

    La Cakerie to open on Bel Air's Main Street

    A Bel Air native is returning to Main Street with a third site for his La Cakerie bakery, known for winning the Food Network's "Cake Wars" and conquering several other dessert-based shows. Jason Hisley said he expects La Cakerie to open in the location of what had been The Jaded Bean, at 22 S....

  • Eight-month old Aberdeen boy hospitalized after being bitten by dog Sunday night

    Eight-month old Aberdeen boy hospitalized after being bitten by dog Sunday night

    An 8-month old Aberdeen boy was airlifted to Johns Hopkins Pediatric Center in Baltimore Sunday night after he was bitten by a dog at his home. The boy suffered an injury to the head after being bitten by his family's dog around 8:52 p.m. in the 200 block of Woodland Green Way, the Aberdeen Police...

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  • Salisbury may ban replica guns to protect children

    Salisbury may ban replica guns to protect children

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Salisbury officials are considering banning toys and BB guns that look like real firearms in order to decrease the likelihood of police shootings. City Councilman Muir Boda tells The Daily Times of Salisbury that he proposed the legislation after he was approached by residents...

  • Akehurst Landscaping Services marks 140th anniversary

    Akehurst Landscaping Services marks 140th anniversary

    Akehurst Landscaping Services recently observed the company's 140 birthday, making the Joppa company one of the oldest businesses serving Harford and Baltimore counties still operating under the same ownership. The nearly century-and-a-half long history of company began with Charles A. Akehurst,...

  • As authorities write drone rules, model airplane hobbyists take on the FAA

    As authorities write drone rules, model airplane hobbyists take on the FAA

    The aircraft whipped through the air high above Lansdowne, spiraled down to the ground in a manic corkscrew, then stood up on its tail in midair, its engine pulling it up faster than gravity could drag it down. They're stunts a real plane could not perform, explained Art Vail, an official with...

  • Police identify suspected bank robber fatally shot by officer

    Police identify suspected bank robber fatally shot by officer

    Baltimore County police have identified the man shot and killed Friday as he was allegedly fleeing the robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank on Reisterstown Road. On Saturday, police said via social media that Oddis Bernard Colvin Jr., 33, of the 8400 block of Winands Road in Pikesville, was the man killed...

  • Healthy Harford Day

    Healthy Harford Day

    The sixth annual Healthy Harford Day was held in Bel Air Saturday.

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