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New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills 

Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in Maryland and around the country, it may become easier.

Harford liquor retailers getting OK to dispense beer in take-home growlers

A new state law means Harford County beer lovers can fill up their own containers from the tap at local retail establishments starting Oct. 1.

Summer camps big business in Howard County

Programs designed to fit include food, fashion, world studies.

Mikulski, Va. lawmakers call for scrutiny of crab meat labeling

Seven hurt after car crashes into Andy Nelson's in Cockeysville

Harford leaders fear up to 4,300 jobs could be lost at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Hogan, GOP concerned about Arundel candidate's ties to secessionist group 

Dan Rodricks: 'Family counts, and it counts for a great deal'

Big Ten media pick Md. football to finish near bottom of East Division

Seton Keough teacher accused of sexual abuse

Seton Keough teacher accused of sexual abuse 

A religion teacher at Seton Keough High School has been fired after a former student alleged she had been sexually abused by her in the mid-1980s, the Archdiocese of Baltimore said on Friday.

Four new SHA projects presented to Arbutus residents

Four new SHA projects presented to Arbutus residents

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) officials stood before display panels at the Arbutus Town Hall Thursday night to discuss four projects that will soon be underway along Southwestern Boulevard (US 1) and Interstate 695.

Boy, 14, bitten by copperhead at Harford camp is released from hospital

Boy, 14, bitten by copperhead at Harford camp is released from hospital

It wasn't exactly how Jack Hummer planned to spend his 14th birthday, but it's one he'll always remember. And he'll have a great story to tell about his summer vacation.

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Hogan, many Democrats work the crowd at annual clam bake

Hogan, many Democrats work the crowd at annual clam bake

Republican Larry Hogan entered the 38th annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake to the sound of his name being chanted.

Baltimore Pride on shaky ground as organizers, community members point fingers

Pride on shaky ground as organizers, community members point fingers 

At meeting on Pride, a tussle over Baltimore's LGBT future.

Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling

Fort Meade reluctant to promote gambling

Studies show disproportionately high rates of gambling addiction among veterans.

Baltimore bloodlines [(cool) progeny]

Baltimore bloodlines [(cool) progeny]

I'm hopeful that the next time my kids get called "Baltimorons," they'll take it as a compliment.

Baltimore man gets life sentence, but not forgiveness 

When Marie Seale thinks of seeing her husband Terrance being shot and killed in her Northeast...

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Better oversight of Md. group homes needed, officials say 

State officials said at a legislative briefing Thursday that their agencies must do more to flag...

Bethesda woman charged with fighting police in Target parking lot

Arundel County police officers arrested Bethesda woman who they said spit on them Thursday during...

Officer identified in White Marsh fatal shooting

Baltimore County police on Thursday identified the officer who fatally shot a man in a White Marsh...

Would you be able to graduate from high school in Maryland? Take the test.

Maryland education leaders voted this past week to raise the bar for rising ninth- and 10th-...

BWI to offer travelers rewards for shopping, parking and dining in airport

Travelers passing through BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport can now earn frequent flyer miles and...

Tech camps, other programs hope to keep girls interested in STEM fields 

Many girls' interest in science, technology, math and engineering wanes as they get older.

Democrats charge Hogan with election law violations

The Maryland Democratic Party took a page from the book of Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry...

Two wounded in Southwest Baltimore shooting

A man and woman were shot in Southwest Baltimore early Friday morning, Baltimore police said. Both...

Auctions continue as luxury market struggles 

Trophy homes typically take longer to sell than the average house, and for sellers finally...

Columbia man guilty of assault, not guilty of attempted murder in beating

A Columbia man accused of brutally beating another man resulting in long-term injuries was convicted...

Governor hosts Buy Local Cookout tonight

There'll be some good eating in Annapolis tonight. Gov. Martin O'Malley is hosting the 7th...

Two Washington men charged in rape of Laurel teen

Two Washington men have been arrested on sexual assault charges in connection with the rape of a...

Man, 22, fatally shot in Northwest Baltimore

A 22-year-old man was shot in the head and killed in Northwest Baltimore Wednesday night, police...

Female Naval Academy grad named to Blue Angels squadron 

With her first show flight sometime next spring, the 2008 Naval Academy graduate said she could...

Man, 28, charged in fatal stabbing near Oliver playground

A 28-year-old Baltimore man was charged Thursday with stabbing a man to death on a sidewalk near a...

Postman pleads guilty to stealing more than 20,000 pieces of mail | VIDEO

A postman pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing more than 20,000 pieces of mail in...

BDC backs $28 million in bonds for One Light Street garage

A Light Street parking lot moved a step closer to redevelopment Thursday, as the board of the...

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