Recent stories by Yvonne Wenger
7:15 PM EDT, April 18, 2014
Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy.
5:36 PM EDT, April 14, 2014
For the first time, financial disclosure forms for nearly 1,900 Baltimore government officials will be online for public inspection, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Monday.
4:51 PM EDT, April 13, 2014
To better account for hundreds of millions of grant dollars, Baltimore finance officials have a plan to overhaul city policies, train staff and keep records in a centralized database.
9:05 PM EDT, April 11, 2014
Three GOP candidates will gather Monday to endorse Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor, but there's a catch.
9:54 PM EDT, April 7, 2014
Supporters of a proposed law to help more ex-convicts land jobs in Baltimore scored a victory Monday when they fended off efforts by the business community to block the measure indefinitely.
10:41 PM EDT, April 4, 2014
In the shadow of Baltimore's City Hall is a 200-year-old building that has been the seat of city government, a school for African-American children and a museum that displayed a mastodon skeleton and the embalmed head of a New Zealand native.
6:26 PM EDT, April 8, 2014
The state will release an additional $100,000 in funding for the state Department of Human Resources after a legislative audit review found the agency had sufficiently improved its efforts to collect child support on behalf of thousands of Maryland children.
6:50 PM EDT, March 25, 2014
The head of the Mayor's Office of Information Technology has been placed on paid leave indefinitely as Baltimore's inspector general investigates allegations that the department made payments to contractual employees for work they may not have performed, city officials confirmed Tuesday.
10:03 AM EDT, March 22, 2014
Minority-owned businesses can receive help expanding, securing contracts and accessing large supply chains through a new center that opened Friday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced.
7:38 PM EDT, March 19, 2014
Two of Baltimore's top elected officials objected Wednesday to the administration's plan for choosing outside auditors to monitor large agencies, such as police and public works.
8:26 PM EDT, March 24, 2014
Smoking near a playground, swimming pool or ball field in Baltimore could bring a fine of up to $500 under a ban the City Council approved Monday.
10:00 PM EDT, March 18, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil a proposed $2.5 billion budget Wednesday that would give city workers a 2 percent raise and — for the first time since 2008 — would not cut city services, officials said.
8:39 PM EDT, March 21, 2014
The chairman of the Baltimore City liquor board will step down from his post to take a position on the Orphans' Court.
7:49 PM EDT, March 20, 2014
An influential business group is waging a last-minute effort to derail legislation aimed at helping ex-offenders find work in Baltimore, arguing that the measure would drive jobs from the city.
7:59 PM EDT, March 12, 2014
The Baltimore Housing Authority's plan to sell 22 of its 28 apartment and townhouse complexes drew dozens of concerned tenants and workers Wednesday to a City Council committee hearing.
9:20 PM EDT, March 11, 2014
Following a scathing audit that revealed widespread mismanagement and spotty enforcement by Baltimore's liquor board, state lawmakers are poised to approve emergency changes to reshape the troubled agency.
8:48 PM EDT, March 18, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Tuesday that she has ordered an investigation into the administration's information technology department, saying the city has received allegations that contractual employees have been paid for work they did not perform.
7:31 PM EDT, March 11, 2014
Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Douglas F. Gansler on Tuesday threw his support behind legislation in Annapolis that would shield some criminal convictions from background searches as a way to put more ex-offenders to work and reduce Maryland's recidivism rate.
7:36 PM EDT, March 9, 2014
Tenants at Sage Management apartments and townhouses in Baltimore filed a class action lawsuit Friday against the property management company for allegedly charging illegal late fees, according to a compliant filed in the city's Circuit Court.
7:23 PM EST, March 8, 2014
Police and relatives of abducted girl Caitlyn Virts credited the use of the Amber Alert system and the quick, eager fingers of social media users with helping authorities find the 11-year-old in Florence, S.C., on Friday.
9:36 PM EDT, March 10, 2014
Timothy Virts, the man who allegedly killed the mother of his children and then fled to South Carolina with one daughter, has waived his right to extradition proceedings, authorities said Monday.
8:38 PM EST, March 8, 2014
FLORENCE, S.C. — It had been less than a day since Carol Gause ended a multi-state hunt for a man accused of a Baltimore County slaying and his 11-year-old daughter, but she was reluctant to take any credit.
9:39 PM EST, March 6, 2014
Union officials warned Thursday that as many as 200 maintenance workers and building monitors at Baltimore's public housing properties could lose their jobs under a plan intended to infuse the buildings with private money.
9:27 PM EST, March 5, 2014
Baltimore's Housing Authority is selling nearly 40 percent of its public housing to private developers under a national model designed to raise millions for upgrades and maintenance, Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Wednesday.
9:56 PM EST, March 2, 2014
When some kids hear the hallowed words "snow day" in advance of Monday's storm, they'll grab their coats and sleds and head outdoors. But Maryvale Preparatory School senior Elizabeth Piet, like a growing number of students across the Baltimore region, will power up her iPad to see what assignments her teachers have waiting.
9:57 PM EST, March 8, 2014
— The Dundalk father and daughter sought in a multi-state search were found a day after they inconspicuously checked in at a small South Carolina motel more than 400 miles from where their journey began.
7:00 PM EST, March 5, 2014
City officials hope hundreds of boys and young men will participate in a new B'More Night Hoops league that will combine basketball and life skills workshops this spring and summer.
3:35 PM EST, March 2, 2014
Baltimore police say they believe a 50-year-old man killed his roommate after an argument inside a Northwest apartment, Det. Jeremy Silbert said Sunday.
7:05 PM EST, March 3, 2014
Baltimore is set to pay $250,000 to a man who says police seized his cellphone and deleted the video of an arrest at the Preakness Stakes in 2010, according a settlement proposal that will be presented to the city's spending panel this month.
6:05 PM EST, February 28, 2014
After Ryan Weinberger's parents died while he was in foster care, Maryland collected his Social Security survivor's benefits of more than $30,000 to help cover his state-funded living expenses.
3:45 PM EST, February 25, 2014
As part of a strategy to reduce homelessness in Baltimore, the city is teaming up with BGE to eliminate some families' past due utility debt, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.
10:22 PM EST, February 26, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to create a post in her administration to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money after the city's finance director found that agencies can't account for as much as $40 million.
2:06 PM EST, February 27, 2014
Gubernatorial candidate Douglas Gansler unveiled his jobs plan Thursday with a focus on bringing back manufacturing jobs, establishing a portal were academics and business workers can exchange ideas and offering incentives for small business owners to create jobs.
7:52 PM EST, February 27, 2014
Building on the Dream Act approved by voters in 2012, Democrat Anthony G. Brown proposed Thursday that Maryland provide low-interest college loans to the children of workers who are in this country illegally.
8:20 PM EST, February 18, 2014
The Social Security Administration plans to streamline its review of disability claims for veterans starting next month, shaving weeks off the process by which it determines benefits, officials are set to announce Wednesday.
6:55 PM EST, February 12, 2014
Baltimore police will soon install a gunshot detection system in east and west Baltimore, under a $305,000 state grant that won city approval Wednesday.
11:37 AM EST, February 14, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her decision to require nonessential Baltimore employees to travel to work Thursday or stay home and use vacation time, saying residents need services in severe weather.
8:49 PM EST, February 7, 2014
Who exactly J.W. Hogg was to Baltimore's Washington Monument may be a question left for the ages. Master craftsman who helped build it? Or vandal who defaced it?
7:55 PM EST, February 25, 2014
The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent.
8:22 PM EST, February 7, 2014
Who exactly J.W. Hogg was to Baltimore's Washington Monument may be a question left for the ages. Master craftsman who helped build it? Or vandal who defaced it?
2:46 PM EST, February 12, 2014
A Baltimore City employee resigned after being overpaid by $176,200, nearly double her salary.
7:56 PM EST, February 3, 2014
A coalition of religious leaders joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a rally Monday to call for a higher minimum wage, saying Maryland lawmakers shouldn't wait for the economy to make a full recovery before taking action.
3:38 PM EST, February 1, 2014
The number of coveted parking spaces available to the able-bodied on crowded downtown streets is about to shrink as Baltimore begins reserving metered spots for disabled drivers.
7:43 PM EST, February 10, 2014
Baltimore will open several year-round, 24-hour centers to enforce the city's curfew for children and teens and connect troubled youths to services under a plan Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake unveiled Monday in her State of the City address.
7:06 PM EST, February 8, 2014
With her seeing-eye dog by her side, Denna Lambert works to help ensure that up-and-coming scientists and engineers with disabilities can see a future at NASA.
5:54 PM EST, January 28, 2014
To combat the illegal disposal of furniture, tires and debris on roadsides and alleys, Baltimore City wants the state to assess an eight-point penalty on the driver's licenses of those convicted.
4:41 PM EST, February 7, 2014
Street sweeping in Baltimore will expand citywide on Wednesdays beginning in April to stop tons of trash, grime and pollutants from ending up in the Chesapeake Bay.
9:11 PM EST, January 27, 2014
The City Council defeated a proposal Monday to impose a 10-cent fee on most paper and plastic bags distributed in Baltimore, rejecting arguments that such surcharges are a proven method to reduce litter.
10:50 PM EST, January 26, 2014
Tyler Johnson had been clean for more than two years, he wrote on his Facebook page.
12:24 PM EST, January 24, 2014
The Maryland Food Bank is requesting volunteers on weekdays to sort a backlog of donated food, the charity said Friday.
7:55 PM EST, January 21, 2014
Customers at most stores in Baltimore would have to pay 10 cents for almost every bag they accept — whether paper or plastic — under legislation headed to the City Council for a vote next week.
4:30 PM EST, January 22, 2014
Baltimore will spend more than $2 million to extend the Jones Falls Trail by another 3.1 miles from the Cylburn Arboretum to the Mount Washington Light Rail stop under an agreement approved Wednesday by the city's spending panel.
11:57 AM EST, January 11, 2014
Expect delays in Glen Burnie Saturday for a funeral procession for a 33-year veteran of the Baltimore Police Department.
5:00 AM EST, January 13, 2014
A key City Council leader says Baltimore should find another way to crack down on problem liquor outlets rather than force about 100 of the longtime neighborhood stores out of business through a zoning overhaul, as proposed by the administration.
11:18 PM EST, January 10, 2014
Anne Arundel County Police arrested an 18-year-old man for starting a fire Friday at a home under construction in Severn.
8:21 PM EST, January 8, 2014
City officials formally approved agreements Wednesday with the developer of the $1.8 billion Harbor Point project over the protests of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt.
10:36 PM EST, January 10, 2014
An Upper Marlboro man was arrested in connection with a string of robberies and thefts, Anne Arundel County police said Friday.
9:27 PM EST, January 10, 2014
Baltimore County police are investigating a shooting they believe happened Friday in Dundalk.
9:41 PM EST, January 10, 2014
A suspect on a "one-man crime spree" shot and killed a person Friday after a botched carjacking, authorities said, then took his life after drawing officers into an hours-long standoff at a Baltimore nonprofit.
8:28 PM EST, January 8, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called Wednesday for the public to be more engaged in helping police and elected officials fight Baltimore's violence.
9:27 PM EST, January 6, 2014
The city's housing commissioner will steer Baltimore's efforts to make homelessness rare and brief as chairman of the Journey Home's new advisory board.
3:18 PM EST, January 4, 2014
Much has been made recently about proposed pay increases for some Maryland's politicians, but even the highest-earning elected officials don't come close to the top of the state-employee income scale.
5:00 AM EST, December 25, 2013
Thoughts of childhood Christmases flooded Wendy Winebrenner's mind this month when she opened her mailbox to find an envelope stuffed with gift certificates.
5:00 AM EST, January 1, 2014
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and county government leaders say they will press the General Assembly to restore hundreds of millions of dollars a year in funding for local transportation projects. But state lawmakers say that's going to be a tough sell.
7:36 PM EST, December 27, 2013
Emergency unemployment benefits will expire Saturday for more than 25,000 out-of-work Marylanders, with thousands more projected to run out in the first half of next year unless Congress decides to reverse course and approve an extension.
5:00 AM EST, December 27, 2013
At 36, Jason Easley has made a living waiting tables, tending bar and laboring on construction jobs. He feels he's qualified to do other things, but he can rarely get an interview — a problem he blames on drug and assault convictions.
8:30 PM EST, December 16, 2013
Baltimore plans to pay its speed camera vendor $600,000 to end a troubled relationship that has left the city's once-lucrative automated enforcement program offline since April, city officials said Monday.
3:18 PM EST, December 21, 2013
Ever get nabbed for parking illegally in the path of a Baltimore City street sweeper? You're not alone: Parking enforcement agents handed out more than 41,000 tickets for that offense in 2013, generating $2.1 million for city coffers.
8:23 PM EST, December 16, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake launched an online game Monday that allows Baltimoreans to decide how they would balance the 2015 city budget.
6:03 PM EST, December 7, 2013
Six-year-old Rey Powell sat next to his father, nose pressed against the window on the MARC train Saturday as he headed from Union Station in Washington to Penn Station in Baltimore aboard one of the system's first weekend trains.
7:27 PM EST, December 7, 2013
A memorial service is planned for Dec. 21 at Baltimore's Inner Harbor amphitheater to remember the homeless individuals who died over the last year.
11:43 AM EST, December 4, 2013
The 'Bmore Gives More' campaign exceeded its $5 million one-day fundraising goal as part of the national #GivingTuesday movement, GiveCorps announced Wednesday.
7:37 PM EST, December 3, 2013
The Baltimore Development Corp. will pay a Texas-based consultant up to $167,500 to develop a strategy for the city to improve its economic and business climate, the mayor's office announced Tuesday.
7:05 PM EST, December 3, 2013
Standing near a coal-fired stove in the kitchen of Joe Squared, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake tossed extra arugula on a slab of dough to create a "Bmore Gives More" pizza.
7:09 PM EST, December 13, 2013
After Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant melted down in 2011, Nathan Sanfilippo joined a team at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission charged with evaluating what went wrong and determining how to prevent a similar disaster in the United States.
10:54 PM EST, November 18, 2013
Baltimore City Council on Monday agreed to hold a hearing into the death of a 44-year-old man while in police custody this summer.
5:51 PM EST, November 20, 2013
Baltimore City will spend nearly $578,000 on a pilot program to provide large trash cans to 9,250 households, following approval by the city's spending panel Wednesday.
9:54 AM EST, November 16, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Somewhere near an eighth of a mile from the 5K finish line, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Erika Brannock stood up from her wheelchair.
5:20 PM EST, November 27, 2013
Baltimore's top politicians are set to receive automatic 2.5 percent pay raises, following a years-old decision by an independent body.
10:49 PM EST, November 29, 2013
With their miniature French poodle, Marcel, in tow, Thomas and Joan Spence start each morning in Mount Vernon Place, walking past the magnolias and cherry trees and Japanese maples, along the sidewalks and around the footprint of the Washington Monument.
9:10 PM EST, November 19, 2013
Baltimore plans to give more than 9,000 households huge plastic trash cans on wheels — complete with tracking devices to prevent theft — under a pilot program that, if successful, could lead to a $10 million citywide expansion.
5:00 AM EST, November 19, 2013
Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed.
12:26 PM EST, November 9, 2013
Erika Brannock slides to the edge of her wheelchair.
8:58 PM EST, November 26, 2013
Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the city's fiscal chief said Tuesday.
9:17 PM EST, November 16, 2013
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — With her wheelchair pushed aside, Erika Brannock gripped her walker and moved slowly toward the Thunder Road 5K finish line.
11:43 AM EST, November 15, 2013
As they prepare to walk across the finish line at the Charlotte marathon, Boston bombing victim Erika Brannock and her family will gather Friday night for a benefit dinner to help offset a mountain of medical bills.
8:37 PM EDT, October 7, 2013
The Baltimore Police Department reversed course Monday on a shift away from using its popular Twitter page to notify the public about shooting incidents, after news that "criminal-on-criminal" violence wouldn't always be disseminated brought an outcry on social media.
6:26 PM EST, November 4, 2013
Supporters of a widespread ban on panhandling in Baltimore are scaling back the proposal amid criticism the legislation went too far.
6:37 PM EST, November 4, 2013
Baltimore District Court Judge Catherine Curran O'Malley was nominated Monday to join the city's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission.
6:00 AM EDT, November 1, 2013
At the Woody's Taco Island food truck, customers get their marinated tilapia, Caribbean fried rice and jerk chicken chili in cardboard containers, which are environmentally friendly.
3:35 PM EDT, October 18, 2013
From its cavernous subterranean vault, Baltimore's Washington Monument seems every bit its nearly 200 years.
3:52 PM EDT, October 30, 2013
On the field next to Northeast Middle School, young refugees Abhishek Yonghang and Ahmed Osman kicked a soccer ball around, each grateful for the common connection as they adjust to a new life far from their former homes in Nepal and Somalia.
7:32 PM EDT, October 16, 2013
City investigates complaint that health care provider didn't contract with women-, minority-owned businesses
Baltimore City officials are investigating a complaint filed Wednesday by two minority- and women-owned businesses against health care giant Aetna for not using their services despite a contractual agreement to do so.
6:42 AM EDT, October 7, 2013
A program that offers job training to Baltimoreans 55 and older is expanding.
10:08 PM EDT, October 22, 2013
Asking for money near Baltimore restaurants, shops or parking meters would be outlawed under legislation some City Council members say is needed to make residents and visitors feel safer.
9:36 PM EDT, October 11, 2013
Mercy Medical Center is parting ways with a midwife group that has worked out of the hospital for years because of rising malpractice insurance costs.
9:15 PM EDT, October 3, 2013
Jay Chung's parents bought the family's business, Charles Village Schnapp Shop, a quarter-century ago, pouring their life's savings into the liquor store and banking their retirement on its success.
5:59 PM EDT, October 9, 2013
Furloughed government workers in need of social services and individuals with questions about Obamacare can call the United Way of Central Maryland's 211 hotline to get help.
9:09 PM EDT, September 19, 2013
Penn National Gaming Inc. took another step Thursday toward being able to bid for a casino license in Prince George's County after Maryland gaming officials approved a corporate restructuring for the owner of Hollywood Casino Perryville.
5:00 AM EDT, September 19, 2013
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs office in Baltimore — under fire for being one of the worst-performing in the country — gave out a total of $64,000 in bonuses to its employees over the past three years, agency records show.
5:47 PM EDT, September 16, 2013
In a letter sent Monday to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Maryland's senior senator called on the VA's Baltimore office to develop an action plan within 10 days to improve its "lackluster" approach to an initiative designed to speed up the time it takes to process disability claims.
8:06 AM EDT, September 16, 2013
In an attempt to provide thieves one less outlet to collect cash for stolen cellphones, the Baltimore City Council is poised to vote Monday to ban automated kiosks that give money on the spot for used electronics.
3:12 PM EDT, September 15, 2013
An inmate at the Western Correctional Institution died after being found unconscious in his cell late Friday, and a second prisoner is being blamed for his death in the latest episode of violence within Maryland's prison system, state police said Saturday.
6:53 PM EDT, September 14, 2013
Emblazoned over Broadway are the words of a mother to her son, translated from Spanish to say, "The dignity created through a rich history of efforts, sacrifice and work is, for me, a symbol of Hispanic pride."
9:54 PM EDT, September 12, 2013
A senior official of the American Legion, working with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to reduce its disability claims backlog, told Congress her organization had encountered an "obstructionist attitude" in the VA's underperforming Baltimore office.
6:15 PM EDT, September 11, 2013
The local United Way has named a former CEO of Legg Mason Inc. to lead its effort to raise more than $24 million for programs to improve education, financial stability and health for central Marylanders.
4:46 PM EDT, September 6, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's cousin locked up a one-year contract for $65,400 to work as a project manager in Baltimore's Department of General Services last week.
9:12 PM EDT, September 15, 2013
Lauren La Canfora, the wife of CBS Sports' "NFL Insider" Jason La Canfora who was hit by a car while running Friday in Towson, was released from a second trip to the hospital Sunday.
5:00 AM EDT, September 12, 2013
With city leaders pushing to impose earlier curfews on Baltimore's youth, civil liberties advocates and researchers say such measures don't deter crime and truancy and lead to police targeting children from poorer areas.
10:29 PM EDT, September 6, 2013
A man was shot in Baltimore's Belair-Edison neighborhood Friday night, police said.
8:30 PM EDT, September 12, 2013
Homeless and financial unstable individuals can receive dental care, housing information and identification cards at Project Homeless Connect, an event expected to draw more than a thousand to the Baltimore Convention Center on Thursday.
9:57 PM EDT, September 9, 2013
Top city leaders are supporting an effort to tighten Baltimore's curfew law that could require children younger than 14 to be off the street as early as 9 p.m.
11:41 PM EDT, September 2, 2013
Baltimore planners want to invite development around mass-transit stations where individuals and families can live, shop and commute without having to get behind the wheel of a car — part of a proposal to modernize the city.
8:07 PM EDT, September 6, 2013
Two Pasadena men were arrested for a string of diesel fuel thefts in Anne Arundel County, police said Friday.
11:01 PM EDT, August 23, 2013
The huge warehouse planned for Southeast Baltimore fits the profile of online retailer Amazon's rapidly expanding distribution network, according to shipping industry analysts.
7:34 PM EDT, September 6, 2013
Two of the three Baltimore police officers involved in a shooting earlier this week that left a 25-year-old suspect dead had previously used their firearms in the line of duty.
1:15 PM EDT, August 21, 2013
A decade-old loan forgiveness program with Morgan Stanley will move forward Wednesday after Baltimore's spending panel agreed to give the company more time to meet its job-creation goals.
5:00 AM EDT, September 5, 2013
The house that was the scene of alleged sexual assaults by three Naval Academy football players looks like any other in suburban Annapolis: a brick split-level on a quiet cul de sac lined with cherry trees.
9:29 PM EDT, August 28, 2013
A former Baltimore police officer won a $60,000 settlement from the city on a claim that his civil rights were violated when he was handed a plastic Bic razor and forced to shave for a visit by then-President-elect Barack Obama.
9:26 PM EDT, August 20, 2013
In return for the promise to bring another 650 jobs to Baltimore, city leaders are poised on Wednesday to give financial services giant Morgan Stanley more time to meet the terms of a $3.25 million loan forgiveness program.
7:11 PM EDT, August 31, 2013
Race cars whipped around downtown Baltimore on Saturday, turning usually traffic-choked streets into a speedway, their engines filling the air with the sounds of a hornet's hum on the straights and a smoker's cackle at the hairpin turn.
5:46 PM EDT, September 7, 2013
Funneling a beer through a bong is Anne Kendzior's last memory of a night of partying inside a sparsely furnished off-campus house rented for Naval Academy lacrosse players. She says she crashed on an air mattress in a bedroom sometime around 1 a.m. and awoke on that fall day in 2008 to a fellow midshipman raping her, according to court documents and an interview.
6:36 PM EDT, August 19, 2013
A series of community meetings are planned to solicit input on a plan for Baltimore's public pools and year-round aquatics programming.
5:00 AM EDT, August 22, 2013
The owner of the former General Motors factory site in Southeast Baltimore has applied for a city permit to build a huge warehouse that would employ up to 2,600 people, according to documents filed with the city planning department.
6:12 PM EDT, September 3, 2013
Torrey Kurtzner sees the 10 months he signed up to spend at disaster sites across the United States as a springboard into adulthood.
6:59 PM EDT, August 26, 2013
Significant road closures are planned along downtown Baltimore streets beginning at 9 p.m. Monday as the streets are converted into a 2-mile race course to accommodate the Grand Prix.
9:47 PM EDT, September 4, 2013
The head of Baltimore's water system spent 35 days attending conferences in the past year, many of them out of state, records show. The travel has raised concerns among some city officials, who say Water and Wastewater chief Rudy Chow is needed here to focus on issues of crumbling infrastructure and erroneous bills.
5:27 PM EDT, August 1, 2013
A funeral service for helicopter crash victim David Jenny Jr. is planned for Sunday in Plumsteadville, Pa.
8:44 PM EDT, August 27, 2013
Motorists should expect additional road closures in Baltimore connected to the Labor Day weekend Grand Prix, city officials said Tuesday.
6:54 PM EDT, August 4, 2013
Spilling out from a helicopter door, rose petals and delicate purple and blue flowers rained down on hundreds of mourners who gathered Sunday to remember Towson pilot David E. Jenny Jr.
7:38 PM EDT, August 16, 2013
Boarded-up and falling down, hundreds of Baltimore's vacant and blighted rowhouses are scheduled for demolition in coming months in a stepped-up effort to rid the city of its most visible sign of decades of urban decay.
8:44 PM EDT, August 2, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended her plan to drop ineligible individuals from Baltimore's health care insurance but pledged Friday to accommodate city workers whose family members lost coverage if a city mistake was to blame.
5:08 PM EDT, July 29, 2013
A federal court on Monday rejected political consultant Julius Henson's appeal of a $1 million civil judgment against him for an illegal Election Day robocall.
1:13 PM EDT, August 2, 2013
Unemployed and underemployed individuals are invited to an open house on Aug. 14 to learn about job search resources available at Career Connections in Baltimore.
9:56 PM EDT, July 30, 2013
A small helicopter, stenciled with Ray Lewis' number 52, flew over M&T Bank Stadium during the Ravens' last home game in January, honoring the legendary linebacker.
11:31 AM EDT, July 30, 2013
Thunderstorms and heavy fog were rolling through northeastern Pennsylvania's rugged terrain Saturday night when a small helicopter crashed, killing all five people on board, including three from the Baltimore area.
4:12 PM EDT, July 26, 2013
A portion of North Howard Street will be closed for up to a month beginning Monday for repairs to an 80-year-old water line.
7:30 PM EDT, July 24, 2013
One year after she was abducted at gunpoint and taken on a daylong trek in the back seat of her Lincoln Town Car, Vi Ripken still can't help worrying when she pulls into a parking spot and another car pulls up behind her.
6:46 PM EDT, July 31, 2013
Public pools in Baltimore will stay open until Labor Day, three weeks longer than expected, the city Department of Recreation and Parks announced Wednesday.
6:08 PM EDT, July 25, 2013
The Senator Theatre and its adjoining small-plates restaurant, Bar Zini, will be authorized to sell alcohol when it reopens in the coming months, after a Baltimore licensing board voted Thursday to approve its application.
12:11 PM EDT, July 25, 2013
A memorial run is scheduled for Aug. 17 in Ellicott City to raise money for emergency rescue services and scholarship funds in honor of two teens who died in a train derailment last year.
6:55 PM EDT, August 4, 2013
Longtime City Councilman Robert W. Curran filed for personal bankruptcy in June, a move he said was necessary to avoid foreclosure on his Northeast Baltimore home.
9:34 PM EDT, July 10, 2013
Thirteen inmates convicted of murder have been released from prison — and dozens more could be freed — after Maryland's highest court ruled that jurors had been given improper instructions in the decades-old cases.
5:28 PM EDT, July 9, 2013
An attorney for a 62-year-old Virginia woman who died recently of chronic liver disease said he will sue the state corrections system for allegedly failing to appropriately tend to her medical needs after she was arrested on animal cruelty charges.
1:09 PM EDT, July 23, 2013
A senior vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine will help lead strategic decisions and results for the United Way of Central Maryland, the nonprofit announced Tuesday.
9:48 PM EDT, July 1, 2013
As they cradled her lifeless body Monday, Ed and Ann Bartlinski tried to picture their 6-year-old daughter on a bicycle pedaling toward heaven, to celebrate her life as a miracle, rather than see her death as a sign of unanswered prayers.
7:29 PM EDT, July 18, 2013
It's 4 p.m. when the mobile meals van pulls up to a patch of pavement behind the library at Pennsylvania and North avenues. The cardboard boxes it brings — filled with chicken sandwiches, milk and snacks — may be the first food some children have eaten all day.
10:00 AM EDT, July 13, 2013
As he lay on the floor of his Southwest Baltimore grocery store, Benjamin Rubin's last words to his wife were "I've been shot."
9:29 PM EDT, July 19, 2013
Baltimore officials say Detroit's bankruptcy filing this week is a cautionary tale for the city that underscores the need to fix a $750 million structural deficit before the situation here grows similarly dire.
7:16 AM EDT, July 15, 2013
The first of four new Baltimore recreation centers will open Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the converted pavilion in Clifton Park.
8:40 PM EDT, July 10, 2013
Erika Brannock is still adjusting to life with new physical challenges after the Boston Marathon bombing, but she now has a fully accessible bathroom, thanks to renovations by the Freemasons of Maryland.
10:10 PM EDT, July 11, 2013
On the night in 1975 that Merle W. Unger Jr. killed Hagerstown police officer Donald Kline, a black cat named Midnight gave away his hiding spot in a local basement.
7:49 PM EDT, July 2, 2013
A man was shot and seriously wounded Tuesday afternoon in Northwest Baltimore, police said.
7:19 PM EDT, July 2, 2013
Baltimore police will work in the coming months with the manufacturer of kiosks that pay cash for broken or used electronics to avoid a possible citywide ban, driven by concerns that the devices entice thieves.
7:54 PM EDT, June 24, 2013
Two key budgetary measures are headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's desk after the City Council gave final approval Monday to new storm water fees and a pension overhaul.
11:35 AM EDT, June 19, 2013
A Rising Sun zoo set up an online fundraising campaign for its 19-year-old intern who was injured in a lightning strike.
7:41 PM EDT, June 18, 2013
The first chapter of Boston Marathon bombing victim Erika Brannock's recovery ended Tuesday when she hoisted herself from a wheelchair into the passenger seat of a silver Honda CR-V and her mother drove out of the Kernan Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation parking lot.
9:39 PM EDT, July 2, 2013
Dozens of boys and girls stretched to a Taylor Swift song before an all-out dance session. Outside, a group of children did cannon balls and splashed in the pool. Others awaited the star attractions of the recreation center at Liberty Elementary School — the horses trotting on the front lawn.
10:12 PM EDT, June 26, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, making her most extensive comments on the wave of violence that has shaken the city, said Wednesday that she was "sad about the state of our community" and pleaded with residents to help detectives solve cases.
8:37 PM EDT, July 2, 2013
Services for 6-year-old Teresa Bartlinski will be held at St. Mark Church in Catonsville on Friday and Saturday, the family's pastor said Tuesday.
5:55 PM EDT, June 14, 2013
Baltimore's Summer Curfew Center reopened Friday for the sixth season in an attempt to keep youths off the streets overnight, hold parents accountable and connect families to services, the mayor's office said.
7:04 PM EDT, July 3, 2013
Baltimore officials voted Wednesday to raise water and sewer rates by 42 percent over three years, despite residents who pleaded for relief and a city audit that called the increase "higher than necessary."
10:10 AM EDT, June 19, 2013
Ann Bartlinski placed the Eucharist and a pearl-beaded rosary blessed by the hands of the late Pope John Paul II on the chest of her 6-year-old daughter, Teresa, who lay Tuesday in a hospital bed, her tiny body rejecting a donor's heart.
10:06 AM EDT, June 17, 2013
The United Way of Central Maryland announced Monday that local government workers gave more than $11.24 million during recent fundraising campaigns.
11:52 AM EDT, June 28, 2013
Doctors determined that Teresa Bartlinski, the 6-year-old Catonsville girl struggling to accept a donor's heart, will be re-listed on the transplant list.
9:17 PM EDT, June 17, 2013
The Baltimore City Council postponed action Monday on a bill that would have banned the use of foam cups and containers for carryout food and drinks after several members withdrew their support.
12:28 PM EDT, June 14, 2013
The victim in an assault at Camden Yards last month has been upgraded to serious condition.
3:50 PM EDT, July 6, 2013
Teresa Bartlinski, the Catonsville child whose life and courage captivated people worldwide, was borrowed from heaven to teach all a lesson in God's love, the Rev. Christopher J. Whatley said Saturday at her funeral.
9:33 PM EDT, June 26, 2013
Angry city residents shouted "Shame," "Unbelievable" and "We're fed up" at Baltimore's spending panel Wednesday for not stopping a water bill rate increase of nearly 42 percent over the next three years.
8:52 AM EDT, June 17, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt spent the better part of last year in heated political disputes, but by Christmastime, the two city leaders exchanged gifts.
10:02 PM EDT, June 5, 2013
When Boston Marathon bombing victim Erika Brannock arrived home to Baltimore this week, the first item on her wish list was finding the stranger who saved her life amid the chaos that followed the April attack.
June 14, 2013
For three hours each work week, Bert Rice walks laps around Burba Lake at Fort Meade — part of a mission by the federal government to build a healthier workforce.
11:20 PM EDT, May 31, 2013
A rabid bat was found inside an Annapolis apartment this week, triggering a health alert from the Anne Arundel County health department.
7:28 PM EDT, June 3, 2013
A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that police in Maryland and elsewhere can continue the warrantless collection of DNA from people arrested — but not convicted — of serious crimes.
8:39 PM EDT, June 7, 2013
In the aftermath of a Camden Yards fight that left a Maryland man with severe head injuries, Orioles fans have turned to radio talk shows, Twitter, Facebook and office watercoolers to express their outrage.
6:33 PM EDT, May 22, 2013
The 7,000 households in Carroll County that receive public water from Liberty Reservoir are expected to see a slight increase in the water and sewer bills.
12:10 PM EDT, May 27, 2013
Another man was shot in Baltimore early Monday morning, extending the Memorial Day weekend violence into the holiday and bringing the number of shootings to at least eight.
3:33 PM EDT, May 14, 2013
A group of black men with visions to improve Baltimore were awarded grants between $10,000 and $20,000 for youth job training, the development of a debate camp at Morgan State University and teaching former prisoners to urban farm.
10:19 PM EDT, June 3, 2013
Erika Brannock saw flashes of yellow and orange, and she felt as if her body was falling in slow motion when the first of two homemade bombs at the Boston Marathon exploded inches away from where she stood near the finish line.
9:23 PM EDT, May 20, 2013
Customers of Baltimore's water system would see their water bills go up 15 percent — more than expected — under a proposal the Department of Public Works announced Monday.
9:36 PM EDT, May 29, 2013
An attorney advising the University of Maryland recommended against seeking prosecution or reporting a swim coach who had allegedly abused a teenager at a private club, university officials said Wednesday.
10:15 PM EDT, May 23, 2013
Kelley Currin recalled dancing with her longtime swimming coach, Rick Curl, as a teenage girl the night of his wedding some 30 years ago. She wore a pink dress, held on too long and whispered in his ear, "I hate you."
9:44 AM EDT, May 25, 2013
The University of Maryland says it alerted the state attorney general nearly 25 years ago that the school's head swimming coach had acknowledged sexually abusing a girl at his private club, but he was not charged until last year.
12:18 PM EDT, May 8, 2013
Reinvestment and redevelopment of the distressed Park Heights neighborhood will continue under a funding agreement Baltimore's financial oversight panel approved Wednesday with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation.
9:15 PM EDT, May 22, 2013
Baltimore's spending board voted Wednesday to approve another property tax break for city homeowners, part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to cut property taxes by 22 percent over 10 years.
11:48 AM EDT, May 23, 2013
Volunteer lawyers will provide free legal advice to the public on June 1 in Baltimore.
5:12 PM EDT, April 28, 2013
Administrative law judges who evaluate disability claims for the Social Security Administration want a federal court to ease a workload that they say makes errors more likely — the latest in a series of challenges confronting the Woodlawn-based agency.
9:32 PM EDT, May 29, 2013
Baltimore teens Rickya'h Brooks and Marquise Robinson never really feel welcome at the Inner Harbor. They say police cast a judgmental eye on all kids who go there, especially African-Americans. And they're frustrated that the waterfront mall provides little entertainment for young people and restricts their access to shopping.
11:11 PM EDT, May 26, 2013
Three men wearing latex gloves, two in hooded sweat shirts, fired at least 16 shots as Rashaw Scott sat in the driver's seat of a parked red Chevrolet — his 16-month-old son, Carter, was in the back passenger seat — in what police say was a targeted shooting that left the child dead.
7:46 PM EDT, May 17, 2013
A mayoral commission has issued a highly critical report challenging Baltimore's commitment to eradicating violence against dogs and cats, citing a lack of police investigation and poor conditions for captured strays.
1:44 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
Baltimore will hire a recruitment coordinator to look for city residents who can help fill the 1,700 jobs expected to be created by the construction and operation of the new casino.
5:50 PM EDT, June 4, 2013
Individuals interested in retirement planning can use the website for the Social Security Administration to obtain their statement of earning and a benefit estimate, along with other key documents.
11:02 AM EDT, May 8, 2013
More than 250 bicycles would be available for short-term rentals at 25 stations throughout Baltimore by this time next year under a bike-sharing program similar to those in Washington and London, city officials said.
3:20 PM EDT, April 25, 2013
An emergency drill at the Woodlawn-based Social Security Administration is likely to cause traffic delays Friday near Security Boulevard and Woodlawn Drive.
8:40 AM EDT, June 1, 2013
Matt Fortese came 75 miles from Hagerstown to meet Taylor Queen at Camden Yards. She drove more than three hours from Virginia. Their second date was going well, Queen said, until an hour of taunting from two fans boiled over into an altercation that left Fortese fighting for his life.
5:11 PM EDT, May 1, 2013
Children in poor Baltimore neighborhoods can get free meals this summer through an extension of the National School Lunch Program, city officials said Wednesday.
10:10 AM EDT, April 26, 2013
Two weeks after Beverly Poyer married her husband in 2007, he was deployed to Afghanistan. When he came home a year later, she was thrust into a role she hadn't expected: caregiver.
7:29 PM EDT, April 24, 2013
Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement.
9:10 PM EDT, April 20, 2013
— At 2:42 p.m. on Monday — just minutes before the first bomb exploded along the marathon course — Carol Downing's son-in-law and daughters were positioned perfectly to watch her run past the blue-and-yellow finish line painted across Boylston Street.
9:22 PM EDT, May 6, 2013
As city schools CEO Andrés Alonso steps aside, he's turning the system over to a close adviser he's trusted during some of his administration's most trying moments.
7:21 AM EDT, April 26, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will join the mayor of San Francisco today for a day of service in Baltimore to collect on a Super Bowl wager that she won when the Ravens dominated the 49ers.
4:13 PM EDT, April 19, 2013
When officials in Washington evaluate the consequences of the sequester, Tiara Bland wants them to consider the sixth-grade girls at Mother Seton Academy.
6:52 PM EDT, May 17, 2013
Handlers used special massage techniques to soothe Goldencents' muscular frame and sudsy sponges to stimulate the shine and bloom on the Preakness competitor's chocolate-colored coat — while a sizable entourage seemed transfixed.
6:09 PM EDT, April 30, 2013
The United Way of Central Maryland will provide nearly $3 million in community grants intended to provide financial stability to families, quality education to children and healthy alternatives to individuals, the organization said this week.
1:04 PM EDT, April 23, 2013
The United Way of Central Maryland's Access to Healthy Food Initiative distributed more than 2.8 million pounds of groceries — enough to fill 56 tractor trailers — to low-income individuals and families, the organization announced Tuesday.
5:53 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
A Baltimore city employee was killed Tuesday afternoon after a man veered off an interstate and sped onto downtown streets, flipping the car he was driving in front of City Hall, according to police and the victim's family.
9:57 PM EDT, April 17, 2013
After two days of heavy sedation, Erika Brannock awoke Wednesday morning in her hospital bed to dramatic and gruesome news: Her left leg had been amputated below the knee, the only medical option for a team of surgeons handling traumatic injuries from the Boston Marathon bombings.
7:50 PM EDT, April 26, 2013
In a pair of working gloves with the Ravens logo emblazoned on the front, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee painted broad brush strokes at a West Baltimore police station Friday to make good on a bet.
9:29 PM EDT, April 15, 2013
With staff members at the Baltimore office of the Department of Veterans Affairs spending a month in training, Maryland's senators called on VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to dispatch more analysts to help work through one of the worst disability claims backlogs in the nation.
8:46 PM EDT, April 3, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley's plan to allocate $300,000 in taxpayer money to save Towson University's baseball team came under fire Wednesday from some legislators and key fiscal policymakers for being unprecedented and unfair to other college sports programs.
11:10 AM EDT, April 19, 2013
— Stores were shuttered and streets were mostly empty Friday morning as a manhunt was underway for a suspect in the marathon bombing that killed three and injured more than 180 others.
9:23 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
A Baltimore City employee was killed Tuesday afternoon when police said a man veered off an interstate and sped onto downtown streets, flipping the car he was driving in front of City Hall.
9:33 PM EDT, April 8, 2013
A group of students at the Johns Hopkins University is reviving a campus anti-abortion group that members say will perform "sidewalk counseling" — attempting to discourage pregnant women entering clinics from going through with the procedure.
7:05 AM EDT, March 20, 2013
The Maryland Department of Human Resources will step up efforts to find people who sell their food stamps for cash or otherwise defraud the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, under a pilot program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday.
3:57 PM EDT, March 15, 2013
A team of 90 volunteers painted and cleaned the playground at the Pratt House this week to prepare the site for an overhaul next month.
7:06 PM EDT, April 19, 2013
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday a plan to immediately evaluate and pay the oldest disability claims, a move that advocates expect will bring relief to Maryland servicemen and women who face one of the largest backlogs in the country.
7:17 AM EDT, April 1, 2013
A Denver-based scholarly librarian leveled plagiarism allegations against a Towson University professor after doing research for his watchdog blog and alerting university officials, journals and The Baltimore Sun.
11:25 PM EDT, March 30, 2013
A medical emergency disrupted service on the light rail between North Avenue and Falls Road late Saturday, according to tranportation officials.
8:13 PM EDT, April 12, 2013
Detectives in Aberdeen received a tip they hoped would be their big break: A prisoner seeking leniency said he knew the man who abducted the mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr.
9:13 PM EDT, March 28, 2013
A longtime Towson University professor has resigned his post as the head of the city school system's ethics panel amid allegations that his published academic articles contain content from dozens of sources without proper — or in some cases any — attribution.
5:20 PM EDT, April 10, 2013
Anti-abortion activists at the Johns Hopkins University who had fought to form an official club have been fully recognized, clearing the way for them to use the institution's logo and raise cash on campus.
9:10 PM EDT, March 17, 2013
Halfway through Baltimore's long-term plan to end homelessness, advocates complain that the strategy is in disarray and worry that the number of men, women and children without permanent homes has grown — despite millions of dollars being pumped into local services.
7:36 AM EDT, March 15, 2013
Police identified the victim of a fatal hit-and-run accident as a 77-year-old Edgemere man.
3:58 PM EDT, April 1, 2013
A free career expo will be held Thursday in Linthicum for veterans and transitioning servicemen and servicewomen.
6:49 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
The families of nearly 400 children in Baltimore Head Start classes received boxes packed with healthy food items Thursday from Feed the Children and the United Way of Central Maryland.
3:10 PM EDT, April 2, 2013
Sitting alone at the edge of the parking lot outside Baltimore's 24-hour homeless shelter, Robin Bolden watched the dozens gathered nearby Saturday to remember her husband, Dana, who was stabbed to death at the facility earlier this month.
9:34 AM EDT, March 17, 2013
Police said a Hanover, Md., man died Saturday after being shot while lying on the couch at a home he was visiting in Westminster.
10:06 PM EDT, March 30, 2013
Police are looking for a man who robbed an Edgewood 7-Eleven early Saturday.
5:34 PM EDT, March 30, 2013
Rescue crews spent nearly an hour Friday freeing a 15-year-old boy from waist-deep mud in Pasadena, officials said.
3:35 PM EDT, March 25, 2013
A $5,300 reward is being offered for tips that lead to the homecoming of James White, an intellectually disabled 64-year-old man who left his Owings Mills assisted-living home a month ago.
11:21 PM EDT, March 17, 2013
Florence P. Haseltine knows the power of scientists meeting face to face. The former researcher at the National Institutes of Health notes a list of milestones achieved through networking and collaboration at conferences, such as the deliberations that led to advances that helped slow the spread of HIV.
8:57 PM EST, March 4, 2013
Jonathon Rondeau, who recently ran an Upper Malboro training center for people with disabilities, has taken the reins at the Family League of Baltimore.
6:54 PM EDT, March 17, 2013
Three deer scurried past the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen as Steve Thomas and his wife, Debbie, arrived for Sunday Mass to celebrate the new spiritual leader for Roman Catholics worldwide, Pope Francis.
5:21 PM EDT, March 13, 2013
Maryland will receive $45.6 million from the Obama administration for housing and local services for the homeless, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday.
4:55 PM EST, March 3, 2013
Pat and Henry Bradley say their landlord decided to suddenly kick them out of his waterfront Dundalk house, changing the locks while they were still frantically trying to remove their belongings.
2:42 PM EDT, March 12, 2013
U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will host a public cancer awareness forum Tuesday at the East Baltimore Medical Center to provide information and resources to patients, supporters and survivors.
8:28 PM EST, March 8, 2013
Tracy Jones pounded a pair of sneakers against the wall of an Interstate 83 ramp, shaking off months of caked-on dirt. She tossed aside a long-sleeve shirt that had been chewed by a rat and packed up her few belongings Friday as a team of city workers razed the homeless encampment where she had lived with more than a dozen others.
7:33 PM EDT, March 19, 2013
— As Cal Ripken Jr. watched the news unfold of the sexual abuse committed by Jerry Sandusky at Penn State University, he decided to take on the chief question before the sporting community: "What can we do to make kids safer?"
7:22 PM EST, March 3, 2013
Venus Wiles would rather sleep in a tent stuffed with blankets and all her worldly possessions on the side of the Jones Falls Expressway with her boyfriend, Michael Spence, than stay the night in an emergency shelter.
9:24 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
A 35-year-old woman was killed after being hit by a car in Pasadena shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday, officials said.
1:26 PM EST, February 28, 2013
Nearly one in six Marylanders did not have enough money to buy food their family needed at times during 2012, according to a report released Thursday by the Food Research and Action Center.
8:59 PM EDT, March 17, 2013
Baltimore police say a man who was stabbed early Sunday at the entrance of the city's 24-hour emergency shelter has died.
8:03 PM EST, March 6, 2013
As a Friday deadline approaches, advocates are working to find housing for the homeless men and women living at a Baltimore encampment set to be cleared.
9:37 PM EST, February 19, 2013
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the nation's worst performer in processing disability claims, will receive more employee training, an influx of senior staff and a new digital processing system ahead of schedule, under a plan outlined Tuesday by VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
8:49 PM EST, February 14, 2013
Carolyn Colvin, the former secretary of the state Department of Human Resources, became acting commissioner of the Woodlawn-based Social Security Administration on Thursday.
12:05 AM EST, March 5, 2013
On her first full day on the job, the new Anne Arundel County executive shut down a surveillance operation inside the county office building that included 500 cameras recording minute-by-minute activity in and around numerous county government facilities.
11:12 PM EST, February 17, 2013
A University of Maryland, Eastern Shore student was stabbed to death this weekend during a fight as the campus celebrated homecoming — plunging another state school into grief after an apparent murder-suicide left two students dead in College Park less than a week ago.
3:26 PM EST, February 22, 2013
The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader for Tibetan Buddhists, will speak in May at the University of Maryland as part of the Sadat Lecture for Peace, an annual series that has drawn world leaders such as Madeleine Albright, Nelson Mandela and Jimmy Carter.
8:22 PM EST, March 4, 2013
Homeless advocates and a city councilwoman sharply criticized Monday a Rawlings-Blake administration plan to remove an encampment of about a dozen homeless people this week from under the Interstate 83 overpass in central Baltimore.
4:30 PM EST, February 24, 2013
In a Maryland case that's garnered the attention of the other 49 states, the federal Department of Justice and the national science community, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether to restrict police in collecting DNA to solve crimes.
9:38 PM EST, February 11, 2013
Crystal Sewell knows what she wants to see in the next pope: a combination of the last two.
6:23 PM EST, March 5, 2013
The Morgan State University Board of Regents violated Maryland's Open Meetings Act when it held a meeting in early December in which it decided to not renew the contract of its president, a decision it has since reversed.
12:59 PM EST, February 18, 2013
Dawn Brown left the Navy after 15 years when she developed Hodgkin's lymphoma. She lost her job as a secretary at a Baltimore school about a month before she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
8:36 AM EDT, March 15, 2013
Emergency roadwork has closed the two southbound lanes of York Road between Greenmeadow Drive and Timonium Road in Lutherville-Timonium.
6:11 PM EST, February 1, 2013
Victoria Hopkins-Rheubottom — sporting a purple wig and team gear from head to toe — played the part of unofficial Ravens cheerleader Friday at the Inner Harbor for a visit from the "Today Show," part of the countdown to Super Bowl Sunday.
6:46 PM EST, February 18, 2013
Black men and teens working to improve Baltimore can receive up to $20,000 for their community engagement projects, under a partnership between the Knight and Open Society foundations.
10:11 PM EST, February 8, 2013
Police are searching for a black Honda Accord in connection with a shooting Friday in Baltimore's Coldstream Homestead Montebello neighborhood that left a victim in serious condition.
5:50 PM EST, February 8, 2013
Firefighters discovered the body of a woman in the basement of single family home in Northwest Baltimore that caught fire Friday, authorities said.
6:34 PM EST, February 15, 2013
Janice Jackson remembers being a 20-something flirting with the young men who worked at the Baltimore rehabilitation center where she visited her brother as he was recovering from a car accident that left him paralyzed.
12:05 PM EST, January 28, 2013
A man is dead and a woman is in critical condition Monday after a possible domestic altercation at an Annapolis business, police said.
9:48 AM EST, January 30, 2013
Police have still not identified a man who died Tuesday after being shot in Northeast Baltimore.
8:01 PM EST, January 28, 2013
The White House remained silent on President Barack Obama's choice of a successor for the commissioner of the Woodlawn-based Social Security Administration, who announced Monday he would step down next month.
9:22 AM EST, January 31, 2013
A 22-year-old Glen Burnie man is in custody for allegedly strangling his 62-year-old great aunt to death Tuesday in the 300 block of Gatewater Court, police said.
7:44 PM EST, February 2, 2013
Behind the counter at a convenience store in Princess Anne, Elvira Orellana worked 72 hours a week, making sandwiches, cleaning the kitchen and ordering the ingredients to prepare oxtail, curry chicken and cheese steaks.
9:33 PM EST, February 8, 2013
Hours after Karen Brocklebank's son posted pictures online late last month of his forearm marred with a series of self-inflicted cuts and a threat to kill himself on his 13th birthday, she sat in an uncomfortable emergency room chair, sleepless and in despair.
9:22 PM EST, January 25, 2013
John Merzbacher, a former South Baltimore parochial school teacher convicted of raping a student, will remain in prison after the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision Friday that could have set him free.
8:50 AM EST, January 29, 2013
Utility work at Maryland Route 45 at Bosley Avenue has closed one of two northbound lanes and the shoulder. Expect delays.
7:25 PM EST, January 31, 2013
Wind gusts as high as 49 mph have shut down the Bay Bridge in Anne Arundel County to vulnerable large trucks, as weather conditions make for a problematic Thursday morning commute.
11:46 AM EST, January 26, 2013
The Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is the slowest in the country in processing disability claims for servicemen and servicewomen — averaging about a year — and makes more mistakes than any other office.
7:36 PM EST, February 8, 2013
The 211 call center for United Way of Central Maryland answered more than 97,000 calls last year from individuals looking for tax assistance, housing, food and health services, officials announced Friday.
7:38 PM EST, February 1, 2013
For 21/2 years, Iraq combat veteran Robert Fearing battled overwhelming anxiety and paranoia, a remnant of the mortar attacks he endured in the desert, all the while swallowing his frustration at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to process his disability claim.
9:21 PM EST, January 21, 2013
A 29-year-old New Windsor man died Monday after fleeing police in Finksburg, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said.
4:43 PM EST, January 23, 2013
The state this month will begin sending all child support payments electronically, a move that the Maryland Department of Human Resources said Wednesday will save $1.4 million.
8:40 PM EST, January 28, 2013
Ray Lewis took the microphone and said one word three times: "Baltimore."
10:07 PM EST, January 21, 2013
Children used paper plates, yarn, feathers and beads to make dream catchers decorated with words and phrases like "hope" and "I have a dream" to celebrate the memory of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday while their parents watched President Barack Obama's inauguration on a big-screen television.
4:47 PM EST, December 30, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded nearly $500,000 for activists to offer West Baltimore children holistic services from "cradle to college to career," under the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
5:38 PM EST, January 18, 2013
In an attempt to keep one of his signature initiatives alive, Gov. Martin O'Malley wants state lawmakers to reauthorize police to collect DNA samples from crime suspects before the current statute expires later this year.
6:24 PM EST, January 11, 2013
The other children sitting on the carpet in Diana Holley's first-grade classroom at Gilmor Elementary School on Friday wiggled and squirmed and laughed and whispered. But Briana Diggs stayed still.
9:17 PM EST, January 21, 2013
A light dusting of snow on Monday, with temperatures too high for accumulation, will be followed by a cold front that is expected to linger over the Baltimore region for the rest of the week.
9:08 PM EST, January 28, 2013
Calling the failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Baltimore "inexcusable," Maryland's congressional leadership on Monday demanded the beleaguered agency develop an immediate plan to fix the local problems in processing disability claims.
6:07 PM EST, January 1, 2013
Sam Swicegood slipped a fiberglass stake up his sleeve before he stepped out of his Chevy Lumina to deliver a pizza in Glen Burnie — just in case.
4:47 PM EST, January 6, 2013
Bonnie Lane stands in front of Baltimore's City Hall, arms crossed, lips pursed, on a mission.
10:32 PM EST, January 16, 2013
After years of community opposition, state officials have abandoned plans to build a new Baltimore jail for juveniles charged as adults, citing declines in youth crimes as they unveiled a plan Wednesday to send more teens to treatment programs and renovate a smaller facility for defendants in violent offenses.
5:27 PM EST, January 4, 2013
Autistic children of federal workers in 22 states begin receiving insurance coverage this month for a key behavioral treatment, under a decision by the Office of Personnel Management.
7:29 PM EST, December 14, 2012
Ten volunteers have become sworn Court Appointed Special Advocates this month for Maryland's abused and neglected children.
6:30 PM EST, January 21, 2013
Citing a severe and chronic backlog, advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the state of failing low-income and disabled Marylanders by regularly taking nearly a year to approve medical assistance applications.
3:53 PM EST, January 16, 2013
The state will not put any money toward the construction of a Baltimore jail for juveniles charged as adults, according to Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed budget, as prison officials consider renovating an existing facility instead.
4:42 PM EST, January 8, 2013
The Social Security office in Westminster will open at a new location Monday.
5:55 PM EST, January 4, 2013
The plan to move 450 jobs from the Financial Management Services facility in Hyattsville to West Virginia has been postponed for five years.
7:37 PM EST, January 7, 2013
President Barack Obama is expected to soon nominate a new head of the Social Security Administration, replacing an incumbent appointed by his predecessor, George W. Bush, but the White House is mum on who should take the helm at the agency, which faces voluminous backlogs, potential insolvency and a raft of critics.
11:03 PM EST, December 29, 2012
An accident in the southbound lanes of Interstate 83 at 28th Street in Baltimore has been cleared, police said.
8:19 PM EST, December 29, 2012
With rapt attention, 4-year-old Alexis Gamble fixed her eyes on three teenage girls, bare-footed in vibrant-colored dresses, as they danced to traditional African beats on Saturday, the fourth day of Kwanzaa.
9:33 PM EST, December 20, 2012
For years, Jeff Mikula collected United Way donations from his fellow steelworkers at Sparrows Point. On Thursday, he — and 500 former co-workers from the now-closed plant — stood in line to receive them.
3:12 PM EST, December 17, 2012
Maryland's senior lawmaker, Sen. Barbara Mikulski, said Monday the National Rifle Association must come to the table to discuss the tighter gun controls, as she works with President Barack Obama and her colleagues in Congress in the wake of the deadly Connecticut school shooting.
8:01 PM EST, December 25, 2012
Devontay Hudson moved from one foster home to another for years, but last month he was adopted by a Millford Mill family — another symbol of a statewide initiative that has sharply reduced the number of children in foster care.
3:30 PM EST, December 5, 2012
A Baltimore inmate charged with robbery and second-degree burglary walked off a work site Wednesday in the Clifton Park neighborhood.
7:48 PM EST, November 28, 2012
Nobody believed Liu Fang, born with half a heart and abandoned in a village west of Beijing, would survive long after being adopted by a Baltimore County family. Even the Bartlinskis, deeply religious Catholics, expected the girl's lungs would fail even if her heart could be repaired.
3:38 PM EST, December 18, 2012
As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate to East Baltimore's Graceland Park neighborhood in the coming months, as the domestic version of the Peace Corps establishes an urban campus, the first of its kind.
5:20 PM EST, December 31, 2012
United Way was named an "all-star" charity by Forbes magazine for the high percentage of its donations that go toward direct services.
7:00 AM EST, December 24, 2012
Close to 85 percent of teens charged with adult crimes in the region are black, according to an snapshot of recent data from local jails in Baltimore and its surrounding counties.
9:45 PM EST, December 27, 2012
To Heather and Aaron Whaley, they're already parents to a 4-year-old girl living in a Russian orphanage off the Sea of Japan.
10:09 AM EST, December 5, 2012
Police are looking for two men who robbed a pizza delivery driver in Glen Burnie Tuesday, police said.
8:28 PM EST, December 3, 2012
In Maryland, 93,000 teens and young adults are neither working nor in school, a trend that threatens future financial stability and predicts chronic joblessness, advocates said Monday.
8:24 PM EST, December 14, 2012
A 10-year deal signed Friday promises to stabilize Maryland's storied horse racing industry by encouraging capital improvements at Pimlico and Laurel Park and guaranteeing at least 100 live racing days each year, according to the state's track operators, horsemen and breeders.
7:37 PM EST, November 15, 2012
Baltimore's Office of Human Services mismanaged a $9.5 million federal grant for helping the homeless by failing to oversee programs and awarding cash for services that may not have been eligible, auditors announced Thursday.
10:14 AM EST, December 17, 2012
A pizza delivery driver fought off five would-be robbers with a metal pipe Friday in Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel County police said.
7:25 PM EST, December 28, 2012
An Ellicott City man was arrested Friday in connection with a string of Christmastime burglaries, Howard County police said.
2:40 PM EST, November 14, 2012
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire Wednesday that damaged the Salvation Army Thrift Store in the 1700 block of E. Joppa Road in Parkville.
7:53 PM EST, December 21, 2012
A memorial service was held late Friday — the longest night of the year — at the Inner Harbor to honor the more than 100 homeless men and women who died this year in Baltimore.
11:17 AM EST, November 15, 2012
A three-alarm fire damaged a waterfront home in Pasadena Wednesday, officials said.
10:11 PM EST, November 16, 2012
An accident between a passenger vehicle and a 26,000-pound truck shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Havre de Grace for two hours on Friday, police said.
7:09 PM EST, November 30, 2012
Five-year-old Teresa Bartlinski was lying unconscious shortly after 3 a.m. Friday at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia when the doctor told her parents they had called off the heart transplant she was prepped to receive.
7:25 PM EST, November 19, 2012
The suspect in the abduction of Violet R. Ripken from her Aberdeen home stopped at a Middle River Walmart the day after the July incident and may have had a brief encounter with the driver of a dark green minivan, Aberdeen Police Lt. Fred Budnick said Monday.
8:27 PM EST, November 16, 2012
Brendan Patrick O'Brien helped his two daughters and their three friends cross a busy stretch of Light Street on their way to a play date Friday from Federal Hill Preparatory School, and was left scratching his head over a decision to cut the number of crossing guards in the city.
7:44 AM EST, December 31, 2012
Facing a year of financial trouble that started with a national controversy over dropping monetary support for Planned Parenthood, Komen Maryland told its donors on Friday that the organization is $1 million short of reaching its current fundraising goal.
9:30 AM EDT, November 3, 2012
Baltimore police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the McElderry Park neighborhood overnight Friday.
9:38 AM EST, November 17, 2012
A man was shot and killed in the Walbrook neighborhood Friday night, police said, and another was shot, but not fatally, on East North Avenue early Saturday.
12:01 PM EST, December 2, 2012
After a 36-year career with the Postal Service, Yverne "Pat" Moore says she's living the life she started planning two decades ago, filled with church and community service, grandchildren and a trip to the other side of the world.
8:49 AM EST, November 15, 2012
A woman rescued early Thursday from the water off a pier in Canton has died, police said.
3:01 PM EDT, November 3, 2012
Baltimore emergency officials expected devastation on par with Hurricane Katrina. Expecting Hurricane Sandy to knock out communications, they coordinated with local radio to broadcast public safety information and planned a "carrier pigeon" network that might have relied on inflatable boats for transportation.
7:36 AM EST, November 4, 2012
Wanted: Flexible schedules and telecommuting options for congressional staffers who frequently work more than 40 hours per week and seek a better balance between their work and personal lives.
11:02 PM EST, December 29, 2012
A male was shot in the leg Saturday on N. Gay Street, Baltimore police said.
6:55 PM EST, November 15, 2012
The man tapped Thursday as the CEO of the soon-to-be created University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center is known for his work in oncology, but for the last few years has been working toward a career on the administrative side of the hospital business.
7:16 AM EST, November 4, 2012
After some trouble on the first attempt, the State Highway Administration removed the 300-ton West Nursery Road bridge over the northbound lanes of Baltimore-Washington Parkway overnight and reopened the road early Saturday.
6:32 PM EDT, October 27, 2012
Voters looking to cast their ballots early found long lines Saturday across Maryland, as the opening of the presidential election met with the urgent preparation for the incoming Hurricane Sandy.
5:56 PM EST, December 4, 2012
The trial for a 17-year-old Bel Air teen accused of killing his father has been postponed for a second time until May.
10:04 PM EST, November 16, 2012
Hess Corp. has agreed to buy eight duplexes in Loch Raven and demolish them to settle homeowners' claims of contamination from a nearby gas station, the company said Friday.
6:17 PM EST, November 14, 2012
The state contractor that collects child support payments in Baltimore continues to have trouble meeting the terms of its agreement, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of Legislative Audits calling for better oversight by the Department of Human Resources.
3:19 PM EDT, October 28, 2012
As the eye of Hurricane Sandy loomed over the waters some 500 miles southeast of Washington and the monster storm churned toward the Mid-Atlantic coast at 15 miles per hour, Marylanders braced Sunday for the arrival of a weather system some forecasters were calling potentially the most damaging to hit the United States in 75 years.
3:59 PM EDT, October 27, 2012
Jim Nicholas lay in a hospital bed recovering after a heart procedure when his attorney called with life-changing news: The Social Security Administration would pay him more than $206,000 in disability benefits, bringing an end to his nine-year court battle.
9:05 PM EDT, October 27, 2012
Police said a man was fatally stabbed Saturday morning in a domestic dispute, a killing that occurred the morning after two unrelated overnight shootings that injured five.
10:45 AM EDT, October 27, 2012
A man driving a motorcycle died Saturday after a head-on collision with a SUV in Sparks, police said.
9:23 PM EST, November 16, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Friday appointed the director of the "No Kid Hungry" state campaign to lead the Governor's Office for Children.
8:49 PM EDT, October 31, 2012
WatermanJohnny Parks was 9 years old when Hurricane Hazel slammed Maryland's Eastern Shore in October 1954. Until this week, he thought he might never see a storm like that again.
3:02 PM EDT, November 3, 2012
A 54-year-old Baltimore woman was charged with hitting a pedestrian on Ritchie Highway in Brooklyn Park Thursday and driving away, Anne Arundel County police said Saturday..
7:30 PM EDT, October 23, 2012
Linda Malat Tiburzi wanted a front-row seat inside a 4th Circuit Court of Appeals courtroom Tuesday, so judges could get a good look at her during a hearing involving a convicted child rapist who had taught at a Baltimore Catholic school.
10:07 AM EDT, October 27, 2012
A 35-year-old Baltimore woman died Friday after running a red light on Telegraph Road in Jessup and crashing through a six-foot chain link fence after losing control of her vehicle, police said.
11:13 PM EDT, October 20, 2012
A construction mishap led Saturday to prolonged closures of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and the West Nursery Road business corridor near BWI, but state officials said the roads should reopen by rush hour Monday morning.
8:27 PM EDT, October 26, 2012
Barbara McDowell is banking on the free legal advice she received at one of Maryland Legal Aid's recent pro bono days to help resolve a seven-year child support dispute with the father of her grandson.
5:51 PM EDT, October 25, 2012
A Baltimore high school student was arrested Thursday after bringing an unloaded handgun to Carver Vocational Technical High School, school officials said.
1:51 PM EDT, October 20, 2012
A suspect fleeing from police died after hitting another vehicle and striking a tree near the intersection of Broadway and Biddle streets in East Baltimore late Friday, police said.
7:58 PM EDT, October 25, 2012
Former swimming coach Rick Curl turned himself in to Montgomery County police Thursday morning on a charge that he abused one of his students.
6:08 PM EDT, October 20, 2012
A woman driving a four-door Mercury eastbound on Dogwood Road in Woodlawn on Saturday swerved to avoid an accident, drove through a parking lot and crashed into an empty early learning and day care center, Baltimore County police said.
11:31 AM EDT, October 13, 2012
Maryland State Police are looking for three men who kidnapped a man in Cockeysville, crashed his 2011 Nissan Frontier on Interstate 83 at the Padonia Road exit and fled the scene.
9:27 PM EDT, October 19, 2012
Singer Art Garfunkel, a real estate magnate and an investor are putting $2 million in gold bullion on the line to inspire researchers to cure blindness by 2020, establishing through Johns Hopkins Medicine one of the world's largest prizes for a scientific advancement.
8:04 PM EDT, October 11, 2012
Clarence M. Mitchell III, who helped steer a sweeping desegregation measure through the General Assembly, died Thursday of cancer at Seasons Hospice at the Northwest Hospital Center. He was 72.
9:04 PM EDT, October 17, 2012
Dozens of Baltimore teens and young adults packed a state Senate hearing Wednesday, urging lawmakers not to build a new Baltimore jail for juvenile offenders charged as adults and instead shift efforts to keeping youths from being locked up in the first place.
10:06 PM EDT, October 13, 2012
Mixed martial arts fighter Darren Costa and his longtime friend Matthew Morrow were shot early Saturday at a house party in Pasadena as a wave of violence swept across the region.
11:50 AM EDT, October 6, 2012
A longtime coach at the Baltimore swim club that has turned out several Olympians — including Michael Phelps — resigned after an allegation of "inappropriate conduct" with a female athlete was revealed, officials of the sport's national governing body said Friday.
12:12 PM EDT, October 15, 2012
Two Baltimore County boys traded a Bersa .380-caliber gun for an Xbox 360 in a swap that ended when officers found a handful of bullets in jeans left in a school locker room, police said Friday.
10:14 AM EDT, September 29, 2012
A 56-year-old man was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma Center Friday after a two-vehicle accident near Northeast High School in Pasadena.
10:28 AM EDT, October 13, 2012
A 57-year-old female cabdriver was shot in the chest early Saturday, in one of three separate shootings since Friday night, Baltimore police said.
5:23 PM EDT, October 1, 2012
Piled on Sheriff L. Jesse Bane's desk are stacks of unopened mail, and among the envelopes stuffed with condolences, is a black leather-bound Bible inscribed with gold lettering.
11:55 AM EDT, October 13, 2012
One man was fatally shot and another is recovering from multiple stabbings in two overnight incidents in Baltimore County, police said.
8:48 PM EDT, October 4, 2012
Fewer children were poisoned by lead-based paint in 2011 than in any year since Maryland began tracking cases nearly two decades ago, prompting the state to expand its focus to newer rental properties and owner-occupied homes.
10:37 PM EDT, October 3, 2012
Nearly every juvenile housed in Baltimore's adult prison in August -- 41 of 42 -- was black, an issue that brought more than 300 stakeholders together Wednesday at Morgan State University to discuss racial disparity in the criminal justice system.
6:51 PM EDT, September 29, 2012
After Ernestine Martin Wyatt helped stage a walkout decades ago over a lack of African-American history lessons at her high school, a teacher pulled her aside to ask about Wyatt's family ties to Harriet Tubman.
9:18 AM EDT, September 29, 2012
A man was shot late Friday in the parking lot of Security Square Mall, police said.
5:49 PM EDT, September 22, 2012
When the Rev. Marcus Garvey Wood started his ministry at Providence Baptist Church in Baltimore, President Barack Obama hadn't yet been born, Southern schools were still not integrated and Neil Armstrong hadn't walked on the moon.
10:04 AM EDT, September 29, 2012
Baltimore police have charged a 19-year-old man in connection with a shooting death earlier this year.
3:13 PM EDT, October 4, 2012
A 29-year-old Reisterstown man kidnapped his roommate and coworker Wednesday after accusing the second man of paying $2,000 too much for a load of scrap metal, Baltimore County police said.
10:26 PM EDT, October 3, 2012
Nearly every juvenile housed in Baltimore's adult prison in August — 41 of 42 — was black, an issue that brought more than 300 stakeholders together Wednesday at Morgan State University to discuss racial disparity in the criminal justice system.
7:59 PM EDT, September 22, 2012
The driver of a pickup truck failed to slow down for traffic on Interstate 97 in Anne Arundel County and hit a 2000 black Honda Accord just before 4 p.m. Friday, killing the Honda's driver, according to Maryland State Police.
10:59 PM EDT, October 6, 2012
Lance Armstrong tried to shed his serious public persona Saturday in Ellicott City by poking fun at the elephant in a room about half-filled with triathletes: his lifetime competitive sporting ban.
4:04 PM EDT, September 29, 2012
In her singsong voice, Sarah Moses asked the nervous 22-year-old Colombian man questions about American civics and culture: What is the name of the national anthem? At what age may a citizen vote? Why does the American flag have 13 stripes?
7:35 PM EDT, September 18, 2012
A note was found with the Pikesville man wanted in connection with his grandparents' death that read, "I am sorry for everything. Please forgive me," police said Tuesday.
8:20 PM EDT, September 8, 2012
A 29-year-old Severna Park man was critically injured early Saturday when his Acura Integra ran off the road and hit a concrete retaining wall in Pasadena, police said.
7:00 PM EDT, October 13, 2012
After cheering on the Orioles at Yankee Stadium, Michael Cochran made it back to his Canton home about 3 a.m. Saturday — just in time to steal a few hours of sleep before waking up at 7 to run a half-marathon in the Baltimore Running Festival.
12:54 PM EDT, September 22, 2012
A man was found shot early Saturday in the 400 block of N. Collington Ave., near the Butcher's Hill and Patterson Place neighborhoods, police said.
2:50 PM EDT, September 19, 2012
A pair of 20-pound dumbbells and a knife were the murder weapons used in the deaths of an elderly Pikesville couple, Baltimore County police said Wednesday.
10:55 AM EDT, September 15, 2012
Police arrested a 22-year-old Essex man in connection to three fires set early Friday.
7:56 PM EDT, September 23, 2012
A series of safety improvements are in the works at Maryland social services offices after an infant girl was allegedly stabbed by her mother during a supervised visit this spring, state officials said last week.
7:52 PM EDT, September 1, 2012
While Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and swimmer Katie Ledecky proved to the world what a little girl power could do in London this summer, a group of women racecar drivers prepared to show the Grand Prix of Baltimore what they could do with a little horsepower.
6:12 PM EDT, September 15, 2012
John and Cindy Stevenson had the perfect set-up Saturday at the Maryland Wine Festival: topped-off glasses of vino, a cadre of friends and family, blankets and chairs spread out under a shade tree, crusty bread, caprese salad and two kinds of cheese.
10:27 PM EDT, August 31, 2012
A bumpy patch along Pratt Street that sent racecars airborne Friday meant a slow start for the first day of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, the much-anticipated reprise of an event that converts city streets into an adrenaline-inducing fast track.
6:34 PM EDT, September 8, 2012
Look out for Paul Shields in the background of a Central Park scene in the forthcoming Netflix series "House of Cards."
11:12 AM EDT, September 1, 2012
One man was fatally shot early Saturday in Baltimore and a second was shot in the left elbow in separate incidents.
9:18 PM EDT, August 25, 2012
In a washed-out video projected on the wall of Bethany United Methodist Church at her memorial service Saturday, Rose Louese Mayr tumbled and fluttered in a dance portrayal of a girl with her eyes turned toward God.
10:25 AM EDT, September 1, 2012
A 27-year-old man was charged with assault, robbery and theft in a hold-up of a cab driver early Friday in Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood.
8:42 PM EDT, September 15, 2012
A woman was punched in the face and then pinned between two cars Friday in a lot at The Avenue at White Marsh after a "screaming match" over a parking spot, police said.
8:45 PM EDT, September 11, 2012
Baltimore County officials promised new safety measures Tuesday to prevent violence in public schools — including hand-held metal detectors, an increased police presence and a new administrative security office — after a teacher wrestled a gun from an eighth-grader two weeks after a shooting at a nearby high school.
8:21 PM EDT, September 8, 2012
Two women were killed early Saturday in a head-on collision in Deale and a third was flown to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries, officials said.
12:40 PM EDT, September 10, 2012
Maryland lawmakers are protesting a plan by the Obama administration to eliminate 450 federal jobs in Prince George's County, but it is unclear whether they will be able to reverse it.
11:46 AM EDT, August 19, 2012
Social Security advocates had a message last week for an audience of Maryland seniors on the 77th anniversary of the federal benefits program: Let's not be the last generation to retire.
9:14 PM EDT, September 1, 2012
An employee of a Parkville bar died Saturday after he was stabbed while breaking up a fight, police said.
7:11 PM EDT, August 9, 2012
More than two weeks have passed since Violet R. Ripken's abduction, but experts believe the photograph of the suspect shopping at a local Walmart makes an arrest inevitable.
10:57 AM EDT, September 1, 2012
A 68-year-old man died trying to escape a Baltimore rowhouse that caught fire early Saturday, officials said.
5:19 PM EDT, August 19, 2012
A prize Brittany Ebbertt never expected was waiting Sunday as she sprinted down the pathway along Centennial Lake, past bunches of balloons and across the finish line at the seventh annual Iron Girl Triathlon in Columbia.
9:37 AM EDT, September 15, 2012
A man was found dead inside a vehicle in Hampden, police said Saturday.
6:41 PM EDT, August 25, 2012
Patrick "Scunny" McCusker, the 49-year-old owner of Nacho Mama's and a force in the revitalization of Canton, was remembered Saturday by friends, employees, patrons and local leaders for his outsize personality, philanthropy and pioneering contributions to the community.
6:09 PM EDT, August 4, 2012
Long before the best-selling book about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells was written, Turners Station neighbors gathered to honor her legacy, a tradition that continued Saturday.
6:33 PM EDT, August 29, 2012
Curious billboards have popped up around Baltimore recently: "Hiring again? Share the good news."
9:45 AM EDT, August 4, 2012
Baltimore police are investigating two separate overnight shootings in two city neighborhoods that have struggled with violence.
12:03 AM EDT, August 22, 2012
Elizabeth Nass and Rose Mayr sat on the edge of the Ellicott City bridge dangling their bare feet over a dimly lit Main Street shortly before midnight Monday, a last get-together before parting for their junior year away at college.
8:39 PM EDT, August 9, 2012
More than 200 rabbits were seized from a Calvert County rescue because of poor living conditions, police said Thursday.
7:22 PM EDT, September 8, 2012
Four men were shot in locations across Baltimore early Saturday, police said, including a double shooting in the Druid Heights neighborhood that continued a violent start to September.
9:48 PM EDT, August 30, 2012
Nearly 70 elderly patients and vulnerable adults must find new homes because of the planned closure of Harborside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore, a sprawling facility with numerous fire hazards uncovered in a recent state inspection.
7:15 PM EDT, September 5, 2012
Six weeks after the mother of one of Baltimore's most famous baseball players was kidnapped and left bound on the side of the road in her Lincoln Town Car, the case remains a mystery to police.
7:58 PM EDT, August 3, 2012
As soon as Cal Ripken Jr. found out his mother was missing, he jumped in his car and set out to find her himself.
8:55 PM EDT, August 26, 2012
In the days after her sister, Rose, died in a train derailment, Anna Mayr felt as if her younger sibling were upstairs sleeping while friends swapped stories on the family's Ellicott City porch until the early hours of Sunday.
8:07 PM EDT, August 2, 2012
Henry Rodwell III smiled as a professional photographer snapped a rare portrait of him with his son, whose birth had prompted the single father to break his addiction to heroin and change his life.
7:24 PM EDT, July 25, 2012
A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday that Ebony Odoms acted in self-defense during a fight at a Lansdowne Walmart last fall.
7:59 PM EDT, August 17, 2012
The mother and the brother of a suspect in a triple shooting were gunned down in an ambush outside their Northeast Baltimore home, according to sources, prompting police to assign a special unit of top investigators to stop the "momentum of violence."
9:43 AM EDT, August 11, 2012
Baltimore County police are investigating a shooting in Windsor Mill early Saturday.
7:28 PM EDT, August 11, 2012
A 25-year-old man is being held in the Anne Arundel County detention center in connection with a triple stabbing Friday in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive in Annapolis, police said Saturday.
10:09 PM EDT, July 26, 2012
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.
9:51 PM EDT, August 25, 2012
Just a week ago, Elizabeth Conway Nass sat down with her father, Eric, to plan out a semester abroad in Norway.
10:27 PM EDT, July 25, 2012
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.
8:21 PM EDT, July 27, 2012
A photo of the suspect in the Violet R. Ripken abduction has led to "numerous" tips aiding in the investigation, according to Aberdeen police, who released no other new details Friday.
6:35 PM EDT, August 24, 2012
Some 700 mourners filled the pews Friday for a funeral Mass for 19-year-old Elizabeth Conway Nass, who died after being "at the wrong place at the wrong time," Monsignor John A. Dietzenbach said, referring to this week's tragic train derailment in Ellicott City.
1:59 AM EDT, June 21, 2012
Eddie Murray, the former Orioles Hall of Famer, has been linked to an investigation by federal authorities in a wide-ranging insider trading case that already has ensnared teammate Doug DeCinces, according to a Reuters report.
7:19 PM EDT, August 25, 2012
Baltimore police are investigating a fatal stabbing Friday of a Milford Mill man in Beechfield.
9:36 AM EDT, July 14, 2012
A Baltimore County man died late Friday after he was involved in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Interstate 83 and Interstate 695 in Towson, officials said.
8:45 AM EDT, August 4, 2012
The Hip Hop Fish & Chicken carry-out restaurant caught fire early Saturday in the 2800 block of Hillen Road in Baltimore, authorities said.
6:41 PM EDT, August 11, 2012
Environmentalists paddled kayaks along Dundee Creek on Saturday to call attention to the recently announced sale of three local coal-fired power plants they say should be shut down for polluting the air.
9:19 PM EDT, July 7, 2012
Fourteen-year-old Carl Bradley sank long jump after long jump Saturday from the Xtreme Basketball Xhibition courts at Baltimore's African American Festival in a sweat-soaked gray T-shirt, while his former NBA star father, Dudley Bradley, hung out in the shade nearby.
July 25, 2012
Fewer Maryland children are living in high-poverty neighborhoods than a decade ago, but the lingering economic slump has left more parents without a steady paycheck, theAnnie E. Casey Foundationreported Wednesday.
6:38 PM EDT, July 15, 2012
About 30 foster children in Baltimore stand to lose their social workers — for some the one constant in lives prone to turmoil — as the Annie E. Casey Foundation begins a new mission intended to extend its reach.
11:51 PM EDT, July 7, 2012
A fire likely caused by an unattended grill caused $50,000 worth of damage to a three-story townhouse in Harmans, fire officials said.
9:11 PM EDT, July 7, 2012
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect Saturday for the Baltimore region until midnight, according to meteorologist Steve Zubrick.
10:15 AM EDT, August 17, 2012
Gregory Bryan Watkins of Fort Washington died late Thursday after the tractor trailer he was driving struck a barrier on Interstate 95 near Interstate 395 and burst into flames, shutting down the highway for more than seven hours, police said.
9:11 PM EDT, July 18, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has allowed Maryland to resume the collection of DNA samples after arrests for violent crimes, an indication that the justices might decide the issue that has divided lower courts and pitted tough-on-crime state officials against civil liberties activists.
12:42 PM EDT, July 1, 2012
A deadly storm, fueled by extreme heat and humidity, left Maryland in a state of emergency that continued Sunday, with hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power, with some residents expected to remain in the dark over the next week.
8:39 PM EDT, July 20, 2012
Maryland is exaggerating the value of collecting DNA samples before suspects are convicted, the state's top public defender argued in a filing Friday before the U.S. Supreme Court.
9:09 PM EDT, June 26, 2012
After hours of labor, Enso Martinez cried as his wife, Rebecca Fielding, was carried from their Waverly home on a stretcher en route to Johns Hopkins Hospital. Fielding, who had wanted to deliver her baby at home with the help of a midwife, assured her husband that everything would be OK.
9:15 PM EDT, August 1, 2012
As the investigation into Violet R. Ripken's abduction stretched into an eighth day, police remained silent Wednesday about their leads — a strategy Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly said could ensure the potential suspect doesn't destroy evidence or intimidate witnesses.
8:37 PM EDT, July 20, 2012
Police in the Baltimore area increased patrols around movie theaters, and local theater owners added security precautions — including banning face masks and fake weapons — after the mass shooting early Friday in suburban Denver sparked fears of copycat attacks.
10:03 PM EDT, July 17, 2012
Matt Bloedorn was resigned Tuesday to a commute from Fells Point that would take twice as long as usual, maybe more, as the city dealt with continued flare-ups in its underground water system.
12:14 AM EDT, July 2, 2012
BGE officials continued to scramble Sunday to restore power to nearly more than 257,000 customers as the area suffered with temperatures near 100 degrees for a third day and braced for a chaotic Monday-morning commute.
11:52 AM EDT, June 15, 2012
A 38-year-old Catonsville man was driving the wrong way on Interstate 70 in Howard County early Friday when he hit a 1998 Buick Regal head-on, leaving the Regal's driver dead, police said.
7:35 PM EDT, July 31, 2012
Police released a new video Tuesday that shows a man believed to have kidnapped Violet R. Ripken stopping during the abduction to shop at an Anne Arundel County store.
5:21 PM EDT, July 21, 2012
For Marian Anderson Bell, selling copies of the Afro-American newspaper on Baltimore streets as a 12-year-old papergirl in 1945 felt like freedom.
9:16 AM EDT, June 30, 2012
More than 427,000 BGE customers remained without power Saturday morning after deadly storms hammered the region, toppling trees and light poles.
12:19 PM EDT, July 20, 2012
A 39-year-old man was wounded after a gunman opened fire in a Northeast Baltimore barbershop early Friday, police said.
11:01 PM EDT, July 14, 2012
For almost 20 years, Reginald Walton could judge the tenor of his day at Maryland House of Correction by the deafening sound of inmates as he climbed the stairs into one of the country's oldest and most storied prisons.
10:09 PM EDT, July 3, 2012
Army Sgt. Justin Haggerty was 7,000 miles away from his wife and daughter last Fourth of July — with his canine partner, HHelotes, in Afghanistan, searching for explosives and helping to protect a U.S. Special Forces group from the enemy.
8:03 PM EDT, June 27, 2012
Eliyahu Werdesheim avoided a prison sentence Wednesday for the 2010 attack of a black teenager in Northwest Baltimore, in a case that heightened community divides.
8:14 PM EDT, June 15, 2012
After three years of intense scrutiny, a Baltimore judge has decided that the state had done enough to get poor Marylanders signed up quickly for food stamps, medical help and cash assistance — a decision that has advocates for the poor worried that the problems will return.
4:43 PM EDT, July 4, 2012
A dramatic change in how Maryland pays for substance abuse treatment programs is leaving some providers short on cash and displacing more than 200 drug and alcohol addicts, even as the state's four-year transition to a new funding system has significantly increased the number of people getting help.
7:16 PM EDT, July 19, 2012
Suspects arrested for violent crimes or burglaries will again have to submit to DNA collections, officials with several Maryland law enforcement agencies said Thursday.
10:08 AM EDT, June 9, 2012
A 19-year-old man died after being shot late Friday in Baltimore's Barclay neighborhood, police said.
9:28 AM EDT, June 9, 2012
Felony theft suspect Thomas Edward Maroney was apprehended Saturday morning in the North Point area, about 12 hours after he escaped on his way to Baltimore County Detention Center.
10:11 PM EDT, July 7, 2012
About 20 homes in Woodlawn were evacuated Saturday afternoon after a gas meter leak was discovered, officials said.
6:32 PM EDT, June 13, 2012
Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday to allow voters to have the final say over whether illegal immigrants should be eligible to pay in-state tuition rates.
9:29 PM EDT, July 14, 2012
A Baltimore police officer shot and killed a 20-year-old man just before dawn Saturday after chasing him from a 7-Eleven to a nearby block in the Langston Hughes neighborhood near Pimlico Race Course.
12:14 PM EDT, June 2, 2012
Maryland Transportation Authority Police arrested a 61-year-old Brandywine man Friday as he got off of a plane from the Bahamas at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
6:47 PM EDT, June 12, 2012
Maryland's highest court will soon decide whether voters will get a chance to overturn a break on college tuition costs for illegal immigrants, following a hearing Tuesday on the 2011 law.
6:16 PM EDT, June 23, 2012
As 17-year-old Bobbi Young left Saturday's funeral for the boy who used to walk her home from school and try to steal kisses, she said she wanted to change the direction of her own life.
8:08 PM EDT, June 14, 2012
For the better part of a decade, Jill Crowther-Peters has portrayed the widowed seamstress who stitched the Star-Spangled Banner, but on Thursday she had the chance to really feel what it was like to be her.
7:41 AM EDT, June 15, 2012
Baltimore police are investigating a non-fatal shooting Thursday night in the West Arlington neighborhood, officials said.
5:54 PM EDT, June 9, 2012
When she came home from working a shift at Subway and found Detective Caprice Smith's business card stuck in the front door with the words "Please call" scribbled on the back, the 10 life-changing minutes she had spent in the back seat of a Cherry Hill cab came flooding back.
11:29 PM EDT, June 2, 2012
The rain had begun to fall harder, so Anthony Sadleo figured he'd stop and see his buddy Keith Matthews in Matthews' small auto-detailing shop off Belair Road. Why plunge into rush-hour traffic before the weather cleared?
1:57 PM EDT, June 9, 2012
McCormick Road in Baltimore County will be closed Saturday until 6 p.m. between Wight Avenue and Schilling Road for Light Rail construction.
7:59 PM EDT, June 6, 2012
As Morgan State University has been splashed across the news because of a sensational homicide involving a student's alleged cannibalism, Stephanie Morgan worries about how the world will view her alma mater. In recent days, the East Baltimore woman has observed students communicating online about feeling unsafe or being teased about attending a school where "Only crazy people go."
6:00 AM EDT, May 24, 2012
Feeling overburdened by your utility bills paired with your monthly rent? Join the growing ranks of Americans and Baltimoreans.
2:05 PM EDT, June 23, 2012
Annapolis said a 29-year-old man died early Saturday after being shot in the 1100 block of Madison Street.
7:11 PM EDT, June 1, 2012
A man was in critical condition Friday after an officer shot him in the chest during an alleged burglary in the 400 block of S. Chester St. in Upper Fells Point, Baltimore police said.
6:17 PM EDT, May 26, 2012
A powerful stench was in the air Saturday at the Inner Harbor as 12-year-olds Alison Chase and Marissa Westerbeke hunched over the water's edge, studying tiny crabs floating to the surface.
6:01 PM EDT, May 26, 2012
Baltimore police pulled over a 22-year-old man for driving the wrong way on a street early Saturday when the victim opened up the door and fell out of vehicle, telling police he had been shot.
1:18 PM EDT, June 2, 2012
Maryland State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a Cecil County man.
10:13 AM EDT, June 5, 2012
Howard County Police arrested five out-of-state men Monday in connection with a methamphetamine lab in an Elkridge hotel room.
5:04 PM EDT, May 26, 2012
After more than a month of congestion on the Jones Falls Expressway, officials announced Saturday that emergency repair work on Baltimore's busiest road was finished ahead of schedule and all lanes were open in time for the unofficial start of summer.
8:47 AM EDT, May 25, 2012
Two people were injured Friday morning in Davidsonville after a two vehicle collision around 7:49 a.m., Anne Arundel County officials said.
6:03 AM EDT, May 18, 2012
Baltimore has a gem online that's worth exploring for a few minutes the next time you're info-snacking on the web.
3:38 PM EDT, May 12, 2012
Work and weekend events have shut down several city thoroughfares, officials said.
6:00 AM EDT, May 10, 2012
A recent analysis offers some good news, at least in the short-term, for those individuals (like me!) who are trying to sell their homes -- outside of Maryland, at least.
9:39 PM EDT, May 29, 2012
Political consultant Julius Henson must pay the state $1 million for putting out 112,000 robocalls intended to discourage black voters from going to the polls on Election Day 2010, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.
4:11 PM EDT, May 25, 2012
Autopsies showed that deaths of a father and his two teenage sons found in a Kent County manure pit Thursday were accidental.
10:14 AM EDT, May 23, 2012
A 31-year-old Odenton man was arrested for impersonating a police officer Tuesday in the parking lot of a Buffalo Wild Wings in Annapolis.
10:51 AM EDT, May 24, 2012
A pit bull attacked a 9-year-old child Wednesday night in Pasadena as the boy played on his bike, police said.
4:59 PM EDT, May 25, 2012
Less than a year after realizing his lifelong dream of becoming a Marine, Pvt. Anthony W. Romano-Caruso was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his Fort Meade barracks room on Wednesday.
8:44 PM EDT, May 18, 2012
State Del. Pat McDonough, who stirred controversy this week when he said "roving mobs of black youth" terrorize Baltimore, shrugged off criticism Friday that he is using shock tactics to raise his political profile.
10:13 AM EDT, May 25, 2012
Police arrested a 28-year-old Baltimore man who attempted to swallow a bag full of crack cocaine outside the Crossroads Tavern in Anne Arundel County early Friday, police said.
11:28 AM EDT, May 19, 2012
"Black-Eyed Susans! Get 'em here!" Emanuel Sabedra shouted inside the front gates, above the excited throngs and circling planes and buzzing engines of golf carts zipping by.
9:56 AM EDT, May 25, 2012
Michael Almony of Finksburg faces more than three years in jail and a $6,000 fine for throwing a kitten on the ground and running over it several times in his Ford pickup truck, police said.
10:30 AM EDT, May 23, 2012
Police are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle accident in the 8200 block of Waterford Road in Pasadena early Wednesday that left a 53-year-old Severna Park woman seriously injured.
4:28 PM EDT, June 6, 2012
A review of financial disclosure statements sheds light on how Annapolis lawmakers make their money and whom they are indebted to — at least for the sort of debt that's marked in accounting ledgers.
10:01 PM EDT, May 4, 2012
Three people were killed Friday after a car lost control on a curve and crashed into a milk truck in Phoenix, Baltimore County police said.
6:18 PM EDT, May 12, 2012
Standing before some 30 activists and Union Square neighbors Saturday in a neon orange T-shirt with the words "I am Baltimore," 16-year-old Antonio Ellis recited a gritty poem about how the city appears through his eyes.
3:15 PM EDT, May 19, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley scored the behind-the-scene tour most Preakness fans wish for: an up-close look at the 11 horses in the Stakes Stables.
6:00 AM EDT, May 4, 2012
Housing experts say homeowners can wait as long as nine months to get approval to sell their home as a short sale, and efforts are underway to push lenders to give a prompt answer.
7:48 PM EDT, May 11, 2012
Political consultant Julius Henson may have written the automated message that encouraged Democrats to stay home from the polls on Election Day 2010, but he didn't force voters to believe it, jury foreman Renee Johnson said Friday, explaining the split verdict in his case.
9:21 AM EDT, May 4, 2012
Detectives are investigating an overnight shooting in the 2500 block of Edgecombe Circle in the Parklane neighborhood of Baltimore, police said.
6:45 PM EDT, May 3, 2012
Maryland's highest court has upheld a law allowing police to listen in on cell phone calls that suspects make outside the state, a tool that authorities say is key to fighting the drug trade.
8:44 PM EDT, May 4, 2012
Political consultant Julius Henson took the witness stand Friday to defend himself against charges he tried to suppress the black vote on Election Day 2010, saying his job in former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s campaign was to encourage minorities to vote for the Republican.
11:33 AM EDT, May 12, 2012
Baltimore police are investigating three shootings in the city on Friday night and early Saturday morning, including one that involved a female victim who says she was shot several times inside her vehicle while waiting at a red light.
6:00 AM EDT, May 7, 2012
A survey of 549 community-based organizations suggests that housing discrimination is on the rise, particularly targeting disabled individuals, immigrants, minorities and families with children, according to the nonprofit Consumer Action.
12:34 PM EDT, May 19, 2012
Twenty-seven-old Minju Kim from Seoul, South Korea, found the early races a big yawn, so she and her friend Jieun Yi of Philadelphia stopped by the volleyball field.
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