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Police release photo of suspect in Hunt Valley purse theft

Baltimore County police have released a photo of a woman they say is suspected of stealing a purse May 2 from a business in Hunt Valley. The purse was stolen from a business in the 11300 block of McCormick Road between 8:30 a.m. and 9:38 a.m., police said. The incident is under investigation by...

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  • Andrew Smarick elected president of Maryland State Board of Education

    Andrew Smarick elected president of Maryland State Board of Education

    Andrew Smarick, a longtime education policy expert who has worked on the national and state level, was elected president of the Maryland State Board of Education Tuesday. Smarick, who was appointed as a member of the school board a year ago by Gov. Larry Hogan, works as a partner at Bellwether...

  • Baltimore City Schools program closing early due to lack of air conditioning

    Baltimore City Schools program closing early due to lack of air conditioning

    A Baltimore City Schools summer program will close early Thursday because the building that hosts it is without air conditioning. Programs for students at Samuel F. B. Morse Elementary School will close at noon Thursday "due to problems with air conditioners," the school system wrote on Twitter....

  • Hot weather cancels three summer school programs

    Hot weather cancels three summer school programs

    Problems with air conditioning systems shut down three Baltimore City Public Schools summer programs on Tuesday, the district said. Excel Academy, Forth Worthington Elementary and Harford Heights were closed due to problems with their cooling systems. Baltimore schools made the announcement on...

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  • CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst revises request, seeks higher rate increase

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield said Wednesday that rate increases it requested from the Maryland Insurance Commission earlier this year are not enough to cover costs for its exchange-based plans and that it needs even larger ones. The state's largest insurer asked the commission in May to allow...

  • 'Big Bang' cast films PSA about melanoma after death of young Md. fan

    'Big Bang' cast films PSA about melanoma after death of young Md. fan

    CBS’s hit comedy show “The Big Bang Theory” is known for its laughs and nerdy jokes, but in a recent public service announcement, the cast got serious for a worthy cause. Actress Kaley Cuoco, who plays Penny on the show, and castmates delivered facts and tips in a video to raise awareness about...

  • Americans blow $27.8 billion a year by being lazy

    Americans blow $27.8 billion a year by being lazy

    It's been deemed one of the 10 leading risk factors for death, but it turns out that physical inactivity also comes with a hefty tab-$67.5 billion, to be exact. The first study quantifying the global costs of sloth was published Thursday in the scientific journal The Lancet, finding what researchers...

  • Tips for staying hydrated beyond drinking water

    Tips for staying hydrated beyond drinking water

    Does this summer's heat have you feeling a little thirsty? You are in good company. People are more likely to get dehydrated in the summer, said Elisabeth D'Alto, the retail dietitian for ShopRite Timonium. She shares the ways people can make sure they get enough fluids — and not just by drinking...

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  • Margaret P. Armstrong, longtime city educator, dies

    Margaret P. Armstrong, longtime city educator, dies

    Margaret P. Armstrong, a former administrative specialist in the Baltimore public schools' music division who played a pivotal role in the founding of the Baltimore School for the Arts, died July 19 in her sleep at Brookdale Assisted Living in Towson. She was 100. The daughter of Henry Oliver DeMan,...

  • The Rev. Alphonse G. Rose, former rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, dies

    The Rev. Alphonse G. Rose, former rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, dies

    The Rev. Alphonse G. Rose, a former rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, who earlier had been pastor at St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air, died Friday from a pulmonary embolism at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 85. "Al was a giant, and absolutely...

  • Richard H. Hoffman Jr., electrical engineer, dies

    Richard H. Hoffman Jr., electrical engineer, dies

    Richard H. Hoffman Jr., an electrical engineer and sports fan, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice from a glioblastoma. He was 54. The son of Richard H. Hoffman Sr., a NASA engineer, and Mary Rita Hoffman, a homemaker, Richard Hugh Hoffman Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Calverton, graduating...

  • Leroy J. Dieter Sr., construction foreman, dies

    Leroy J. Dieter Sr., construction foreman, dies

    Leroy J. Dieter Sr., a retired construction foreman and heavy equipment operator, died July 20 of heart failure at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 80. The son of Jacob Alfonza Dieter and Anna Catherine Kraft, Leroy John Dieter was born in Baltimore and raised on the family farm...

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