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How safe is your car in Baltimore? 

Frankford, Brooklyn and Belair-Edison top the city's worst neighborhoods for car thefts. In Baltimore, nearly 4,000 vehicles are stolen each year.

Part of surge across U.S. border, girl travels from Guatemala to Maryland

Journey of nearly 3,000 miles ends at relative's home in Hyattsville.

Charges possible next week in Modell grave urination incident

Baltimore Co. police believe they have identified the man who videotaped himself urinating on Art Modell's grave.

Australian football makes inroads in Baltimore one bounce, kick and bump at a time

Australian football makes inroads in Baltimore 1 bounce, kick, bump at a time

Often confused with rugby, 'footy' develops loyal following; Ausball provides tamer version of the sport.

Marks to introduce PUD for Towson Mews

Marks to introduce PUD for Towson Mews

Towson Mews, a development of 35 townhouses, will move a step closer to construction when Councilman David Marks, whose 5th District includes downtown Towson, introduces the planned unit development resolution at the Aug. 4 Baltimore County Council meeting.

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.

Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules

Lawmakers push OPM to release retirement rules 

Phased retirement was supposed to be good for everyone.

In local contest, secessionist affiliation irrelevant [Monoblogue]

In local contest, secessionist affiliation irrelevant [Monoblogue]

As long as Michael Peroutka can be a trusted public servant who devotes his time and effort to the people of his district while advocating...

Two injured in fire at Belcamp ballistics testing company Monday

A fire at a ballistics testing company in a Belcamp business park sent two people to hospitals...

McCain says Larson cast 'large shadow'

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a classmate of Charles R. Larson at the U.S. Naval Academy, says the...

Lumber Liquidators opens in Timonium

Lumber Liquidators, a hardwood flooring specialty retailer, has opened a store in Timonium, the...

Laser tag celebrates 30 years during Laurel event 

Their hair is thinner, grayer, and their waistlines have expanded. They aren't as fast on their feet...

Charlotte Russe, other new stores, coming to White Marsh Mall

White Marsh Mall will be getting a Charlotte Russe, Shoe Dept. Encore and Villa Pizza, mall...

Salvadorian man dies while swimming in Edgewater creek

Maryland Natural Resources Police found the body of a 26-year-old man from El Salvador in...

John Stamos finds 'true love' in Ocean City

Move over Aunt Becky. Uncle Jesse found "true love" in Ocean City this weekend.

Four seriously hurt after crash along Interstate 97

Four people were seriously injured early Sunday after a car crash along northbound Interstate 97...

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Maryland hospitals aren't reporting all errors and complications, experts say 

As state tries to improve reporting of hospital adverse events, level of patient harm unclear.

Three men wounded by weekend gunfire in Baltimore

Three men were shot in Baltimore in separate incidents this weekend, police said.

Dundalk activists question police scrutiny after public testimony 

Two longtime Dundalk community activists say they are troubled that a Baltimore County police...

'Star-Spangled Banner' writer had complex record on race 

First biography of Francis Scott Key in 75 years chronicles a man who gave free legal help to slaves...

Harford health officials urge prevention, protection against mosquitoes

As Harford County and state health agencies track West Nile virus and other diseases transmitted...

Pelosi promotes Democratic agenda for women

Reducing the influence of special-interest money in Washington could give elected officials a better...

UMUC may experiment with business and learning models 

The University of Maryland, University College has a history of experimentation.

Prettyboy Reservoir drowning victim identified

Baltimore County police Sunday identified 30-year-old Patrick McTague of Alexandria, Va. as the...

Baltimore supermarket swaps guns for groceries

They came with .22-caliber rifles wrapped in trash bags, Saturday night special handguns, rusted...

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