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Ex-Virginia Tech student wants slaying trial moved

ROANOKE, Va. — A judge is considering a request to move the trial of Natalie Keepers, a Hammond High School graduate and former Virginia Tech student charged in the slaying of a 13-year-old girl. News media outlets report that Judge Robert Turk has taken under consideration the request from Keepers,...

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  • How to fight back when an insurer denies your healthcare claim

    How to fight back when an insurer denies your healthcare claim

    Insurance companies are playing the odds, patient advocates say. They’re counting on people not having the stamina to challenge every denied claim, even when there’s a valid medical reason for a drug or treatment being covered. “It’s intimidating,” said Betsy Imholz, special projects director for...

  • ACA rally draws large crowd to Bowie State

    ACA rally draws large crowd to Bowie State

    Hundreds of people crowded into the ballroom of the Bowie State University student center on Sunday to signal their support for the Affordable Care Act, part of a "national day of action" that brought similar rallies to cities around the country. More people showed up to the Bowie rally than the...

  • Trump vows 'insurance for everybody,' but declines to reveal specifics

    Trump vows 'insurance for everybody,' but declines to reveal specifics

    President-elect Donald Trump said in a weekend interview that he is nearing completion of a plan to replace President Barack Obama's signature health care law with the goal of "insurance for everybody," while also vowing to force drug companies to negotiate directly with the government on prices...

  • Hospitals ask state to reject AAMC cardiac surgery recommendation

    Hospitals ask state to reject AAMC cardiac surgery recommendation

    BWMC and PG Hospital Center challenge reviewer's findings, final decision could come this month

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  • Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    When the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing investigation into the Baltimore Police Department in August, city officials welcomed the findings. Then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the investigation, which found that city police routinely violate residents' civil rights, was an "important...

  • NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    A group of five National Security Agency contractors falsified their time sheets to claim they had worked almost 200 days that agency investigators concluded they in fact had not, according to the agency's inspector general. The incident was one of more than 100 in which the NSA's internal watchdog...

  • Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    The $62 million incentive package Gov. Larry Hogan and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett promised Marriott for building a new headquarters in Bethesda was tailor-made for the firm, down to the definition of who counts as an employee. The mix of forgivable loans, tax credits and grants from...

  • Baltimore officials fail to complete agency audits by legal deadline

    Baltimore officials fail to complete agency audits by legal deadline

    Baltimore officials missed the Dec. 31 deadline to complete audits of several city agencies. In 2012, Baltimore voters ordered city officials to conduct separate performance and financial audits of 13 agencies — including the police, fire and transportation departments — by the end of 2016. As...

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  • At Catonsville Middle, Boys to Men program plots a course toward success

    At Catonsville Middle, Boys to Men program plots a course toward success

    Thirty-five boys walked through the Catonsville Middle School cafeteria last Thursday, wearing the same white, tucked-in dress shirt, passing by loved ones as they reached rows of the chairs at the front of the room. Their advisers wore blue graduation gowns and gold stoles — the school's colors....

  • HCC approves $3 per credit hour tuition increase for next year

    HCC approves $3 per credit hour tuition increase for next year

    Harford Community College tuition is proposed to go up by 2.4 percent beginning in July, but college officials hope to be able to cap the increase at 2 percent, just as Gov. Larry Hogan is proposing for four-year state colleges. "If the state adds more money than anticipated, I would hope to hold...

  • Towson library launches series of classes for small businesses

    Towson library launches series of classes for small businesses

    The Baltimore County Public Library will this month launch a series of classes aimed at helping current and potential small business owners that is funded by a $22,500 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency with a goal of supporting libraries and museums throughout...

  • A visitor unlocks photos' secrets

    A visitor unlocks photos' secrets

    In his 37 years in Baltimore, Paul S. Henderson was the photographer to Baltimore's African-American community. He shot photos of news events, weddings, dress shops and football teams from the late 1920s to 1960s. "He was at the epicenter of it all. He was inextricably tied to the period," said...

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