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  • Muslim volunteers hand out 700 'Mercy Bags' to seniors, homeless

    Muslim volunteers hand out 700 'Mercy Bags' to seniors, homeless

    A U-Haul truck rolled into the parking lot of Linden Park Senior Center in West Baltimore Sunday afternoon, and within minutes, a group of neon-green-shirted volunteers from the Islamic Circle of North America Relief USA was unloading bag after bag of toiletries to give to low-income residents...

  • Maryland Zoo says Hobbes, its African leopard, has died

    Maryland Zoo says Hobbes, its African leopard, has died

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore says its African leopard has died. The 22-year-old leopard named Hobbes was euthanized after his health declined rapidly over the past week, the zoo said in a statement Sunday. Hobbes came to the zoo as a 2-year-old in 1995 from Pretoria National Zoological...

  • Girl rescued from water at Herring Run Park

    Girl rescued from water at Herring Run Park

    A 9-year-old girl is in critical condition Sunday after being rescued from a creek in Herring Run Park, Baltimore police said. The girl is being treated at a local hospital. She was rescued from a waterway in the Northeast Baltimore park around 2 p.m., according to police. She was playing with other...

  • Baltimore fire officials respond to vehicle fire

    Baltimore fire officials respond to vehicle fire

    Baltimore firefighters responded to a vehicle fire Sunday afternoon near the Fifth Regiment Armory, officials said. Samuel Johnson, a spokesman for the city Fire Department, said no injuries were reported in the fire near the intersection of Dolphin and N. Howard streets in Baltimore's Mid-Town...

  • Grading policy change draws protests at Johns Hopkins

    Grading policy change draws protests at Johns Hopkins

    Plans to end a decades-old policy of concealing the first-semester grades of freshman at the Johns Hopkins University from graduate school admissions officers and future employers are drawing outrage from students. Hopkins has been one of the few schools nationwide that "cover" the grades of their...

  • Former city pool operator killed in Fells Point late Saturday

    Former city pool operator killed in Fells Point late Saturday

    A 26-year-old man was shot and killed in Fells Point late Saturday after getting into an argument, police said. Homicide detectives are investigating the death of Domonique Dungee of Harlem Park. Police said he was shot in the torso around 11:55 p.m. in the 500 block of S. Broadway. Dungee recently...

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  • Ahead of Howard school budget adoption, financial audit, oversight committee proposed

    Ahead of Howard school budget adoption, financial audit, oversight committee proposed

    The chairman of the Howard County Council capped a contentious budget season between county officials and the school system on Thursday by calling for an audit of education spending and creation of a school budget review committee. Council Chairman Calvin Ball, a Democrat, said an audit is needed...

  • Police identify man in fatal industrial accident in Jessup

    Police identify man in fatal industrial accident in Jessup

    Howard County police have identified the man involved in a fatal industrial accident in Jessup Friday morning as Agrey Emile Coudakpo, 32, of Windsor Mill. Personnel from the Howard County Police Department and Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services were called to Hanson Concrete Products...

  • Distinctions melt between art teachers and students

    Distinctions melt between art teachers and students

    The Columbia Art Center's annual Student/Faculty exhibit has an installation that freely mixes their work together, so they're treated the same in terms of their creative output. When it comes to making art, students and faculty alike explore the visual possibilities of the various mediums on display...

Harford County

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  • 'The world needs your voice,' C. Milton Wright's graduating class is told

    'The world needs your voice,' C. Milton Wright's graduating class is told

    The Mustangs' Class of 2016 faced many challenges, both personal and shared, but on Friday, the 353 graduating seniors of C. Milton Wright High School were gathered for one last time, ready to walk across the stage and move on from school. The class dealt with "seemingly insurmountable difficulties"...

  • Bel Air beats Quince Orchard for 4A baseball title

    Bel Air beats Quince Orchard for 4A baseball title

    The Bel Air baseball team cleared hurdle after hurdle this postseason on the strength of pitching that simply overwhelmed several worthy opponents. On Friday night, the Bobcats finally crossed the finish line, running headfirst into their third state title and first in Class 4A. Left-hander Jack...

  • Edgewood High School's Hall of Fame Class of 2016

    Edgewood High School's Hall of Fame Class of 2016

    Three alumni, three former staff members and a community supporter will be added to the Edgewood High School Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at the school June 1, when Edgewood High's Class of 2016 graduates. The seven will bring to 48 the number of people who have been enshrined in the...

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  • Ann Field Clark, Roland Park dance instructor, dies

    Ann Field Clark, Roland Park dance instructor, dies

    Ann Field Clark, a retired Roland Park Country School faculty member who taught ballet and dance, died of pneumonia May 26 at Roland Park Place. She was 90. Born Ann Field in Baltimore, she was the daughter of A. William Field and Katie Klinefelter, who owned the Elite Laundry Co. Raised on Underwood...

  • J. Joel Woodey, attorney and Walters Art Museum volunteer, dies

    J. Joel Woodey, attorney and Walters Art Museum volunteer, dies

    J. Joel Woodey, a retired University of Maryland School of Law faculty member and Walters Art Museum volunteer, died of a stroke May 17 at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 79. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of John Frederick Woodey, a naval officer, and Dorothy...

  • Baltimore teachers union calls on school district to rescind layoff notices

    Baltimore teachers union calls on school district to rescind layoff notices

    The head of the Baltimore Teachers Union is calling on the city school system to rescind its plan to issue layoff notices Tuesday, which she said violates aspects of the union's contract. According to a letter sent by Marietta English on Friday, the district's announced plan to carry out a "reduction...

  • Veteran returns to Naval Academy 60 years after serving at Bancroft Hall

    Veteran returns to Naval Academy 60 years after serving at Bancroft Hall

    Edwin Moore walked through the door in Bancroft Hall, as he had done hundreds of times before. This time it felt different. "Boy, there was nothing like this," he said, looking down the hall at a pharmacist, offices and doctors' rooms and a waiting area with a big screen TV. Over 60 years ago,...

  • Seeing promise amid the changing face of Howard Street

    Seeing promise amid the changing face of Howard Street

    As co-founder and director of the annual Charm City Fringe Festival, Zachary Michel goes in search of neighborhood performance locations for his theater companies. He feels Baltimore's Howard Street corridor offers midsize spaces aplenty. As we walked recently along the street from Saratoga north...

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