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Problem gambling center mounts campaign urging restraint

Problem gambling center mounts campaign urging restraint 

Bythella V. Johnson lost so much — about $3,000 — on slot machines during a recent trip to Atlantic City with her husband, Gary, to celebrate their 46th wedding anniversary that he threatened to cut the trip short if she didn't ease up.

Maryland eyed for data center with power plant

Maryland eyed for data center with power plant

Maryland is in the running for a data storage center with its own sizable power plant, a project planned for the University of Delaware until officials there...

Two centuries later, Battle of Caulk's Field brought to light

— The Battle of Caulk's Field, the engagement at which the local soldiers of the Kent County militia stood up to the highly trained British Royal Navy and...

New dean aims to strike proper tone at Peabody

New dean aims to strike proper tone at Peabody 

The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University opens its school year this week with about 600 students, 150 faculty members and a new dean.

For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home

For state fair participants, start of school before Labor Day hits home 

Hannah Sheats raises goats, makes clothes and bakes items with the 4-H to show at the Maryland State Fair. But the 11-year-old Parkton girl hasn't been to the State Fairgrounds in Timonium as much as she'd like since Baltimore County public schools opened Wednesday.

Harford school buses may get cameras to catch drivers who fail to stop for them

Harford school buses may get cameras to catch drivers who fail to stop for them

School buses have several pieces of equipment to warn drivers they are slowing down and stopping to let children off and on, and Harford County bus operators may soon have a powerful tool to help catch those who fail to heed all the visual warnings.

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Officials in Md., Va. investigate report that 164 voted in both states

Officials in Md., Va. investigate report that 164 voted in both states 

The State Board of Elections has alerted the Office of the State Prosecutor to a report that 164 people voted in both Maryland and Virginia in the November 2012 presidential election, in violation of the law.

Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally

Equality Maryland head arrested at immigration reform rally

Carrie Evans, the executive director of Equality Maryland, was arrested at an immigration reform rally in Washington on Thursday afternoon, the state's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization said.

Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in unpaid taxes.

Should school start later to give teens more sleep? [The Dagger]

Should school start later to give teens more sleep? [The Dagger]

Opponents warn that a schedule change would create new problems at school and at home.

Falling tree kills Howard County man

An Annapolis man died Saturday when a tree collapsed at a family gathering in Woodbine,...

Without rail facility, port faces uncertain prospects 

Baltimore may lose hundreds of jobs, tens of millions of dollars in economic activity and half of...

Severn man stabbed multiple times; police looking for two suspects

A 30-year-old Severn man was in critical but stable condition after being stabbed multiple times...

Baltimore man charged with killing stepbrother in Rosedale

Baltimore County police have arrested and charged a Baltimore man Friday with killing his...

The Monument Quilt serves as remembrance, strength for sexual abuse survivors

Under cloudy skies, volunteers were busy Saturday afternoon installing panels of the Monument...

Alleged high-roller theft case shrinks dramatically 

As three lawyers for Maryland Live casino entered a federal courtroom Friday morning, it seemed that...

Owings Mills man faces attempted murder charge for stabbing man over a cigarette

A 52-year-old Owings Mills man was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and...

NFL handling of Rice 'a step backward' in outreach to women 

The NFL has worked on several fronts to draw in female fans: holding special stadium events for...

Thousands of football and baseball fans flood downtown Baltimore

Usually awash with Orioles and Ravens fans, South Paca Street became a sea of scarlet and gray...

Dan Rodricks: What Labor Day needs is an official meal 

Like Thanksgiving, Labor Day is a national holiday. Unlike Thanksgiving, it does not have an...

Jacques Kelly: Upton Mansion has fallen into disrepair

Earlier this year the city of Baltimore listed numerous vacant properties for sale, including a...

Family, friends gather to remember Morgan State's Marquese Meadow 

— More than 100 relatives, friends and neighbors gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday night...

Retailers face increasing threat from cybercriminals 

Target, eBay, Michaels Stores, Neiman Marcus, P.F. Chang's and SuperValu — the parent of...

Police investigating fatal shooting in Franklin Square Friday

A 29-year-old man died after he was shot in the Franklin Square neighborhood Friday afternoon,...

Institutions turning homes to rentals elsewhere steer clear in Baltimore 

For decades, nearly all homes were bought by individuals, but the collapse in prices brought on by...

Morgan State professor receives three years in fraud scheme

A Morgan State University professor was sentenced Friday to three years in prison and will pay $105,...

Suspicious co-worker tipped Johns Hopkins in Levy case 

Suspicious of the pen hanging on a lanyard Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy wore around...

FBI joins search for man wanted in Lansdowne stabbing

The FBI has joined Baltimore County police in the hunt for a man wanted in a Lansdowne stabbing...

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Nobody asked me, but 'stun' judge needs to really retire  - September 1, 2014 - Nobody asked me, but… A judge who orders an electric shock to silence a criminal defendant who refuses to shut up during a court...

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Baltimore's Algonquin apartments return to earlier splendor  - August 8, 2014 - As I walked into the building generations of Baltimoreans knew as 11 East Chase, my memories of this venerable structure flashed back. The...