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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 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

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

Beverly Bleything brings humor to flight attendant career.

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.

Towson U. takes steps to sell president's residence

Towson U. takes steps to sell president's residence

The former residence of the Towson University president may be sold by the end of early fall.

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.

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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.

Sierra Leone Ebola deaths top 700

Sierra Leone Ebola deaths top 700

Missing woman's body found, boyfriend charged

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

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...

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...

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

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

Ray Rice faces fan fallout 

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

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,...

Baltimore turns 285 years old -- maybe 

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

One killed, two injured in shootings along Reisterstown Road

One man was killed and two others injured in separate shootings just a few blocks and hours apart on...

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...

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,...

Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins 

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

Baltimore finance director departs for Cincinnati job

Baltimore finance director Harry Black is resigning to become the city manager of Cincinnati —...

Appeals court upholds retention of volunteered DNA 

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

BCPS withdraws $35M Loch Raven renovation plan

Baltimore County Public Schools has withdrawn its contentious, $35 million proposal to renovate...

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...

Glen Burnie man pleads guilty in theft of thousands of aluminum postal carts

A 57-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft of thousands of aluminum carts from...

$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...

Neighbor heard arguing night before Dundalk woman went missing 

The night Dorothy Grubb went missing, police say, a witness heard the 60-year-old woman and her...

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John J. Ray, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. administrator of quality assurance who was a founding member of St. Thomas More...

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Dan Rodricks

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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Jacques Kelly

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...