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DJ Reggie Reg, formerly of 92Q, dies

Reggie Reg, who had worked at Baltimore radio station 92Q and was a well known disc jockey on the city's club music scene, died Saturday evening at St. Agnes Hospital. He was 50. His sister, Betty Covington, said that he had been in declining health and died of congestive heart failure. "He had been...

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    How cellphones are changing 911

    Kate Bergstrom was home alone with her toddler when the allergic reaction began. Her throat started to swell. It became difficult to breathe. There was no one else to help her. As precious seconds ticked by, the Baltimore County woman reached for her cellphone and tapped 911. But when the call...

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    • Baltimore Popscope looks to unite city through public astronomy

      Baltimore Popscope looks to unite city through public astronomy

      As Highlandtown resident David Smith walked his dog, a Goldendoodle named Finley, at the eastern edge of Patterson Park on a frigid January night, he noticed a small crowd down the hill. Did someone get mugged? he wondered. Why else would a group gather in the cold and dark? To look skyward, of...

    • Health officials expect Zika virus to reach Maryland

      Health officials expect Zika virus to reach Maryland

      As carriers of the Zika virus get closer to Maryland, the state health department said Friday it is keeping in close contact with federal health officials about spread of the disease and will soon begin testing people who have traveled to regions where it is prevalent. No cases have been diagnosed...

    • Scientists 3D-print a 'brain' to learn the secret behind its folds

      Scientists 3D-print a 'brain' to learn the secret behind its folds

      By 3D-printing a fake gel brain and watching it “grow,” scientists at Harvard University have discovered how the human cortex develops its creepy, classic folds. The discovery, published in the journal Nature Physics, may solve a longstanding mystery about the structure of our gray matter and could...

    • Meet the unusually aggressive mosquitoes carrying Zika

      Meet the unusually aggressive mosquitoes carrying Zika

      Zika virus, a disease once only found in Africa and Southeast Asia, has spread rapidly into the Americas, bringing with it a fear of birth defects. The illness is mainly transmitted by mosquitoes, and no one in the United States has yet been infected with Zika from a bug bite.  But the mosquitoes...

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    • Lloyd McK. Alston,longtime city educator, dies

      Lloyd McK. Alston,longtime city educator, dies

      Lloyd McK. Alston, a retired city public school assistant superintendent who later became vice president of the Baltimore Urban League, died Jan. 31 of respiratory failure at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 83. "I knew him in the school system, and he was a very intelligent and knowledgeable...

    • Francis X. 'Frank' Wells, insurance executive, dies

      Francis X. 'Frank' Wells, insurance executive, dies

      Francis X. "Frank" Wells, a retired insurance executive who had a passion for politics and thoroughbred horse racing, died Wednesday at Lorien Mays Chapel of complications from prostate cancer. The longtime Owings Mills resident was 87. The son of Dr. Charles Joseph Wells, a physician, and Elizabeth...

    • David L. Huso, Johns Hopkins scientist, dies

      David L. Huso, Johns Hopkins scientist, dies

      Dr. David L. Huso, a Johns Hopkins scientist and pathologist who worked in cancer research, died Jan. 27 after collapsing at his lab at the school's East Baltimore campus. The Hereford resident was 59. Family members said a medical cause of death has not been determined. Dr. Huso was an associate...

    • Charles 'Charlie' Oberman, longtime usher at Baltimore sports venues, dies

      Charles 'Charlie' Oberman, longtime usher at Baltimore sports venues, dies

      Charles "Charlie" Oberman, who was a supervisory usher at the Baltimore Civic Center, now Royal Farms Arena, for 50 years and also ushered at Camden Yards and Memorial Stadium, died Jan. 23 of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 96. "I have a love of the arena,...

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