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  • Volunteers hit Aberdeen streets to install free smoke detectors

    Volunteers hit Aberdeen streets to install free smoke detectors

    Volunteers fanned out through Aberdeen's neighborhoods Monday, installing free smoke detectors in people's homes and helping residents develop a plan to get out during a fire. The American Red Cross of the Greater Chesapeake Region teamed with the Aberdeen Fire Department, along with organizations...

  • Joppa-Magnolia fire company reflects on triumphs and tragedies of 2016

    Joppa-Magnolia fire company reflects on triumphs and tragedies of 2016

    The fire chief's award typically goes to an individual in the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company, but, after an extremely challenging 2016, Chief William Vanarsdale Jr. decided to give it to the entire company. "I concluded that everybody in this department deserves the chief's award," Vanarsdale...

  • Sunday in Harford, a day for melting

    Sunday in Harford, a day for melting

    It was another Saturday and another day of wintry mix falling on Harford County, coating the landscape with a thin layer of ice and canceling all activities connected with Harford County Public Schools or using Harford County Public Schools facilities. Precipitation started falling a little later...

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  • Black, female and in charge of Baltimore

    Black, female and in charge of Baltimore

    Only a dozen black women have served as mayor of a major American city. Baltimore has elected three in a row. Sheila Dixon, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and now Catherine E. Pugh are products of a system that has developed an unusual concentration of female leaders. The pipeline starts at neighborhood...

  • Annapolis Police investigating first city homicide of 2017

    Annapolis Police investigating first city homicide of 2017

    Annapolis Police are investigating the shooting death of a man early Monday in Annapolis — the city's first homicide this year. Police identified the victim as 40-year-old George Forrester of Severn. Officers found Forrester injured after responding to a report of a possible shooting in the 700...

  • Auto shop owner donates his $2.5 million business to nonprofit

    Auto shop owner donates his $2.5 million business to nonprofit

    Vehicles for Change, a pioneering Maryland nonprofit, has received foundation grants and corporate sponsorships, but no gift ever looked quite like this: a fully functioning auto repair business. Jerry Greeff's unusual donation of his One Stop Auto Repair garage came with a request to keep alive...

  • Man, 24, fatally shot Friday night in Northwest Baltimore

    Man, 24, fatally shot Friday night in Northwest Baltimore

    A 24-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night in Northwest Baltimore's Ashburton neighborhood, police said. About 11:30 p.m., police said, the man was found shot in the head and body in the 3400 block of Grantley Road. Police said several masked men were seen loitering in the area. A short time...

  • Festival features films about, created by individuals with Down syndrome

    Festival features films about, created by individuals with Down syndrome

    After Ethan Saylor's death in 2013, many families in the Down syndrome community say they tended to avoid movie theaters, but a film festival opening in Annapolis this weekend aims to change that. Saylor, 26, died of asphyxiation after three off-duty Frederick County sheriff's deputies working...

  • Annapolis mayor renews request for higher state reimbursements

    Annapolis mayor renews request for higher state reimbursements

    Being a state capital comes with extra costs, large and small. In recent years, Annapolis has budgeted $500 here for flags to fly in State Circle and $480,000 there for hazmat teams that can respond to emergencies. Mayor Michael Pantelides is renewing a request for state government to shoulder...

  • Friends, classmates grapple with aftermath of fire that killed six children

    Friends, classmates grapple with aftermath of fire that killed six children

    Katie Malone and her husband, Bill, worked opposite schedules so their nine children had a parent by their side as much as possible. She worked during the day as a special assistant to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings. He worked nights at a restaurant and wasn't home early Thursday when a fire rapidly destroyed...

  • Towson Circle developer shares first rendering of project

    Towson Circle developer shares first rendering of project

    The company behind plans to redevelop Towson Circle released its first rendering of the proposed project on Thursday. Retail Properties of America Inc., an Illinois-base real estate investment trust focused on shopping centers, announced plans to redevelop the property in 2015 and subsequently acquired...

  • Annapolis woman charged with embezzling PAC funds

    Annapolis woman charged with embezzling PAC funds

    An Annapolis woman has been indicted on charges that she stole more than $42,000 over three years from the political action committee where she worked. Marta Gates-Jones, 57, of Glen Avenue, was charged Friday with felony theft and perjury for filing a false campaign finance report, court records...

  • Suspect sought in stabbing of student outside Woodlawn High

    Suspect sought in stabbing of student outside Woodlawn High

    Baltimore County police were searching Thursday for a suspect in the stabbing of a 10th-grade student outside Woodlawn High School. The stabbing was reported about 11:15 a.m. Baltimore County police say they found the 16-year-old victim near the tennis courts. The student was suffering from a minor...

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