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Jacob Radin

Jacob Radin, a longtime violinist and certified public accountant who served on the board of the Shriver Hall Concert Series for several decades, died Jan. 31 of prostate cancer at the Springwell Senior Living community in Mount Washington. He was 99, and just 17 days short of celebrating his 100th...

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  • Graduation rate up for African-American and low-income students, down for Hispanics

    Graduation rate up for African-American and low-income students, down for Hispanics

    The high school graduation rate for African-American and low-income students in county schools rose in 2015, while the rate for Hispanic students decreased from the previous year, the school system announced Friday. "That is a tribute to the incredible work that goes on in classrooms, schools and...

  • Maryland graduating more students in four years

    Maryland graduating more students in four years

    The graduation rate at Maryland public high schools reached 87 percent last spring, capping a five-year climb to the highest rate of seniors earning their diplomas in state history, according to data released Friday. African-Americans have made steady progress in graduation rates and are closing...

  • Fired Mount St. Mary's faculty reinstated after public furor

    Fired Mount St. Mary's faculty reinstated after public furor

    Two faculty members at Mount St. Mary's University have their jobs back after a public uproar over their firings earlier this week. Whether they will return to the university is uncertain. The faculty members were fired on Monday and given letters that referenced their alleged "disloyalty" to the...

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  • Eight ways patients can avoid risky drug interactions

    Eight ways patients can avoid risky drug interactions

    Experts say there are important steps patients can take to help protect themselves from a harmful mix of medications. • With every new prescription, ask your doctor and pharmacist about what other medications you should avoid, including over-the-counter drugs, foods and dietary supplements. • Carry...

  • Baltimore retailers face fines, closure for selling K2, Spice and other synthetic drugs

    Baltimore retailers face fines, closure for selling K2, Spice and other synthetic drugs

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Thursday signed into law Thursday legislation that imposes hefty penalties and the possible shutdown of retailers that sell synthetic drugs – chemically laced substances similar to marijuana and cocaine often sold clandestinely at convenience stores and gas stations....

  • Maryland confirms first case of Zika virus

    Maryland confirms first case of Zika virus

    Maryland health officials announced Thursday the state's first confirmed case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus alarming public health officials with its rapid spread throughout Latin America and the Caribbean and suspected links to birth defects. The unidentified Maryland resident recently returned...

  • Data mining for deadly drug combinations

    Data mining for deadly drug combinations

    The experiment began with thousands of patient files, millions of prescription orders, billions of clinical measurements and a single question: Could big data be used to discover deadly drug combinations? For decades, scientists have wrestled with the problem that trusted prescription medications...

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  • O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    O'Malley campaign secures public cash before dropping out

    When Martin O'Malley decided in November to rely on public financing for his struggling presidential campaign, he was tossing a Hail Mary with a federal program that watchdog groups say is in need of a major overhaul. The former Maryland governor was also ensuring he could pay off his debts when...

  • Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

    Washington suburbs dominated record Powerball drawing sales

    A beer and wine store in Montgomery County sold the most tickets of any of Maryland's 4,481 lottery retailers during the Powerball roll that ended with a record jackpot, according to state records. Retailers in the Washington suburbs dominated state sales as players sought a share of a jackpot...

  • Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    Senator's second bite at veto apple called legal

    When the House of Delegates voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill to speed restoration of felons' voting rights last month, Del. Craig Zucker of Montgomery County cast one of the 85 votes needed. When the same bill comes up in the state Senate this week, Zucker — sworn in as a senator...

  • Former lieutenant governors weigh in on Rutherford's special snow plow

    Former lieutenant governors weigh in on Rutherford's special snow plow

    Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend said she could have warned the state's current No. 2 about last week's political dust-up over preferential snow plowing. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford came under fire for asking Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, a fellow Republican, to clear his Columbia...

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  • Coldest weather of the season expected this weekend in Maryland

    Coldest weather of the season expected this weekend in Maryland

    Some area schools canceled all after-school and evening events Friday as the area braced for snow showers, a weekend of the lowest temperatures of the season so far and the threat of another winter storm Sunday night. "We didn't want our buses on the road," said D. Mychael Dickerson, spokesman for...

  • Baltimore enters deep freeze that could end with snow

    Baltimore enters deep freeze that could end with snow

    Temperatures fell to 19 degrees early Thursday morning in Baltimore, and they aren't expected to bounce back above the freezing mark until after a snowfall forecast for Monday. Arctic air began to intrude on the eastern United States overnight. Temperatures fell into the teens at Baltimore/Washington...

  • Snow squalls, icy roads cause morning crashes, school delays

    Snow squalls, icy roads cause morning crashes, school delays

    Scattered bursts of snow overnight left some areas under a coating of snow Wednesday morning. Slick roadways caused crashes and altered school schedules Wednesday morning. A number of school systems delayed openings Wednesday, including Baltimore City, while Harford County closed for a second straight...

  • Warm air creates sharp cutoff in snowfall totals

    Warm air creates sharp cutoff in snowfall totals

    Warm air created a sharp divide between rain and snow across the Baltimore region Tuesday, with as much as 6 inches in some parts and nothing but rain in others. More than 6 inches were reported in parts of Carroll County, with 7 inches near Uniontown and 6 inches near Millers, according to the...

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  • Baltimore businesses OK'd for $165K in riot recovery loans

    Baltimore businesses OK'd for $165K in riot recovery loans

    The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $165,000 in economic injury loans to help 38 Baltimore-area small businesses and nonprofits recover from civil unrest related to the death of Freddie Gray. The numbers released Friday bring the total riot-related costs to at least $33.4...

  • Tributes to slain Harford deputies are everywhere, as county's grieving continues

    Tributes to slain Harford deputies are everywhere, as county's grieving continues

    Not far from the site of Wednesday's fatal shootings of two Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies, the American flag on Bill Knoedler's front yard has been lowered to half-staff. "It's just a shame," Knoedler, who has lived on Woodsdale Road in Abingdon since 1963, said Friday afternoon. "This...

  • Dixon campaign finance reports under scrutiny

    Dixon campaign finance reports under scrutiny

    State prosecutors have been asked to examine the campaign finance reports of Sheila Dixon, the former Baltimore mayor who is seeking to reclaim the office in this year's election. A State Board of Elections official said he asked the office of the Maryland State Prosecutor to examine Dixon's campaign...

  • 414 Light Street apartment tower secures financing

    414 Light Street apartment tower secures financing

    The developer behind plans for a 44-story residential tower on a parking lot in the Inner Harbor has secured more than $100 million in financing, lender Citizens Bank said Friday. The announcement of $107.38 million in financing for the 414 Light Street project comes more than a year after the...

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