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Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year

Virgin Mobile FreeFest music event not returning this year 

Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year.

Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters 

Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters

— Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and its 11,000 jobs...

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

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

Towson's brand-new movie palace comes with all the accouterments of modern filmgoing: 15 tiered auditoriums, floor-to-ceiling screens, leather seats, even a...

Baltimore's tourism industry sees growth in 2013

Baltimore's tourism industry sees growth in 2013 

The city's tourism industry grew last year, according to Visit Baltimore's annual report, with 23.9 million visitors spending more than $5 billion in 2013.

Towson U. announces lights off table for field renovation plan

Towson U. announces lights off table for field renovation plan

A week after a contentious meeting with next-door Rodgers Forge residents, Towson University officials have canceled plans for an electric conduit as part of planned renovations to the university's softball field. The conduit would have allowed lighting to be installed at a later date.

State Police vehicle broken into in Bel Air area, tactical gear stolen

State Police vehicle broken into in Bel Air area, tactical gear stolen

Maryland State Police say a number of pieces of police tactical gear, including a bulletproof vest, were stolen late last week from a State Police vehicle parked in the driveway of a trooper's home in the Bel Air area.

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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.

Painting a mural, 'I got to feel Baltimore' [Bmore Art]

Painting a mural, 'I got to feel Baltimore' [Bmore Art]

"As a tourist, you don't get to experience a place like you do as a painter."

Have sidecar, will travel for 96-year-old 'Millie' Bailey

Dealership owner helps fulfill wish of longtime Columbia activist.

City says largest supermarket to open in Howard Park after years of lobbying 

Residents of one of Baltimore's many "food deserts" will gain more access to fresh meats and produce...

Some skeptical of city's plan to sell parking garages 

Several Baltimore City Council members expressed skepticism Monday about a plan to sell some...

Atlantic system could become Tropical Storm Bertha this week

A tropical system that formed off the coast of Africa could become this season's second named...

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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...

Md. School for the Blind to get $30M campus upgrade

The Maryland School for the Blind will get a $30 million campus upgrade that includes a classroom...

Police say tip led to arrest, seizure of $22K worth of marijuana

Anne Arundel County Police say a tip from a family member led to the arrest of a Glen Burnie man...

Closing arguments set for Tuesday in Arundel road-rage murder case

Closing arguments are expected Tuesday in the trial of an off-duty New Jersey police officer accused...

Truck driver jailed following discovery of $1 million heroin stash during Harford traffic stop

A California truck driver is being held without bail in Harford County after being charged in...

Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care | VIDEO 

Maryland's primary-care backlog has become one of the worst in the nation, officials said Monday.

University of Maryland arena is rechristened Xfinity Center 

The University of Maryland's Comcast Center, home of the school's basketball teams, is being renamed...

Md. Lottery creates Ravens-themed ticket

Even if you don't win, you might win. That's the promise of the Maryland Lottery's new $5 Ravens...

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.

2 railroads sue Md. to prevent disclosure of crude oil shipments

Two major Eastern railroads have filed lawsuits against the Maryland Department of Environment to...

City to check sewer lines to prevent backups

Inspectors will begin examining small sewer lines leading to at least 9,000 homes in Baltimore under...

California man pleads guilty to aiding 2009 murder in Maryland

A California man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to his role in the 2009 killing of a friend'...

More BGE customers earning bill credits for cutting back 

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said 640,000 customers earned a credit on their bills last week for...

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