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Worn, fractured rail caused Ellicott City train derailment, NTSB determines

Worn, fractured rail caused Ellicott City train derailment, NTSB determines 

Two women killed in accident played no role in derailment, final report says.

Bengies Drive-In appeal denied

Bengies owner D. Edward Vogel pledged to appeal the decision to the Maryland Court of Appeals.

Laurel flight attendant adds a down-home style to the skies

In a post 9/11 world, where airport security is tight and nerves tighter, Bleything's down-home, refreshing style is a gift waiting to be unwrapped.

Ray Rice apologizes to wife and all domestic violence victims in first comments since suspension

Ray Rice apologizes to wife and all domestic violence victims in first comments since suspension 

Ravens running back took questions from reporters for the first time since his February arrest.

Leeds Avenue residents welcome new I-695 ramp

Leeds Avenue residents welcome new I-695 ramp

Maryland State Highway Administration plans to relocate an Interstate 695 ramp met with approval from residents of Arbutus street plagued by traffic using the present ramp.

Harford bursting with festivals, fairs, in August

Harford bursting with festivals, fairs, in August

Harford County's annual Farm Fair will be far from the only game in town for Harford residents during the moth of August, when multiple festivals are scheduled around the county during the first two weeks of the month.

CAMPAIGN 2014

Baltimore County Council candidate backs plan to house immigrant children in Timonium

Baltimore County Council candidate backs plan to house immigrant children in Timonium

A candidate for Baltimore County Council says she supports plans to bring 50 immigrant children to a Catholic Charities facility in Timonium.

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.

Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules

Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules 

Phased retirement was supposed to be good for everyone.

Don't Compare Ray Rice To Fred Flinstone [Baltimore Sports Report]

Parts & Labor: My latest food obsession [Baltimore Fishbowl]

Kai Locksley commits to Florida State: The sky is not falling for Maryland ... yet [Testudo Times]

Dan Rodricks: Cool July, hot Orioles, and nothing's better 

A walk to the ballgame always goes well when your team's in first place.

Baltimore turns 285 years old -- maybe 

Confusion over the date to celebrate the city's birthday.

Annapolis, Baltimore lead nation for rise in 'nuisance flooding' events

The average number of days Annapolis and Baltimore see flooding that causes road closures or...

100-year-old fulfills lifelong dream, becomes U.S. citizen on birthday 

Since she was 7 years old, Donatila Leticia Munoz Orantes has wanted to become a U.S. citizen. On...

Girl didn't show remorse in father's death, doctors say 

Morgan Lane Arnold said she was "glad" her father was dead and wished her boyfriend had also...

Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins 

Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state...

Missing woman's body found, boyfriend charged

Baltimore County police on Wednesday charged a Dundalk man with killing his girlfriend, whose body...

Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA 

An appeals court on Wednesday sanctioned the police's use of genetic material obtained in one...

Police blotter: Robberies for the week of July 26

Reported robberies in Baltimore for the week ending July 26 rose 11 percent compared with the...

Baltimore taxis must accept credit cards by end of year 

State regulators on Tuesday rejected rate increases for taxis and ordered all operators to install...

Driver found guilty of traffic violations in Annapolis High coach's death

A driver who struck and killed a Annapolis High School cross country coach on a bicycle last...

$1M lawsuit claims toddler crushed by Trimper's ride in O.C.

A Virginia mother has filed a $1 million suit against Trimper's Rides and Amusements in Ocean City...

Ray Rice faces fan fallout 

Some are tossing his jersey, others remain loyal after domestic violence case.

43K gallons of sewage spilled into Baltimore stream for 2 weeks

For more than two weeks, 43,000 gallons of sewage spilled into the Gwynns Falls stream through a...

Charm City Cakes added to Horseshoe Casino lineup

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore has added Charm City Cakes to its dining lineup. 

Towson's new theater protects a somber link to town's past 

As construction crews built Towson Square, they worked around a tiny cemetery.

John Steven Ltd closed in Fells Point; its future uncertain

John Steven Ltd. has been closed since early this week, but its owner said he hopes to have the...

Two injured in vacant home collapse in Oella

Two people were injured when a wall collapsed on them in a vacant home in Oella on Tuesday,...

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Cool July, hot Orioles, and nothing's better  - July 31, 2014 - My good walk began after an early supper: a short Jersey Boy from Isabella's in Little Italy. The Jersey Boy is an incredible little...

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Watching progress on former Centre Theatre on North Avenue - July 18, 2014 - After spending a few hours inside the former Centre Theatre on North Avenue, I had no trouble envisioning its dazzling future. What had...