Recent stories by Jessica Anderson
6:54 PM EDT, May 13, 2013
Baltimore County police identified a 40-year old woman who was charged after brandishing what an officer believed to be a gun before he shot her multiple times in Pikesville early Saturday.
3:04 PM EDT, May 13, 2013
A Baltimore County police officer pleaded guilty to misconduct and agreed to resign after admitting to filming himself numerous times engaging in sex acts and neglecting to respond to calls while on duty.
9:19 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
The family of Baltimore murder victim Isiah Callaway sued his former lawyer this week, saying he told a co-defendant of Callaway's that federal authorities wanted to speak to his client — information that the family says got him killed.
7:48 PM EDT, May 8, 2013
A former volunteer firefighter who worked with youth at the Lansdowne fire department pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to producing and possessing child pornography.
12:32 PM EDT, May 8, 2013
Baltimore County police are investigating an assault outside of Woodlawn High School Friday after a video was posted on YouTube.
10:16 PM EDT, May 6, 2013
Richard E. "Dick" Hug, a prominent businessman and prolific fundraiser for Republican candidates, died Saturday. He was 78.
8:48 PM EDT, May 6, 2013
A year has passed since a man apparently upset at the workers running the food pantry at an Ellicott City church gunned down a minister and an office worker, police say, before taking his own life.
1:44 PM EDT, May 6, 2013
A Baltimore man who was found suffering from a gunshot wound in Rosedale early Sunday morning had driven to the gas station where he collapsed onto the parking lot, Baltimore County police said Monday.
9:18 PM EDT, May 4, 2013
A Baltimore City police officer was taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation after he attempted to alert residents about a two-alarm fire in the Bolton Hill neighborhood Saturday afternoon.
4:03 PM EDT, May 4, 2013
Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide after a victim in a Lansdowne double shooting died days later.
10:03 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
Nearly 250 of the patients who accused cardiologist Dr. Mark Midei of performing unnecessary stent procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center settled their lawsuits against him Thursday, a major step forward in one of the largest medical malpractice cases in state history.
7:53 PM EDT, April 24, 2013
As the federal government shifts its drug control strategy toward drug treatment and education initiatives, the U.S. drug czar said Wednesday at an event in Baltimore that he plans to emphasize the expansion of drug courts to divert nonviolent offenders to treatment instead of prison.
7:48 PM EDT, May 4, 2013
Baltimore County police said a man was found dead in Chevy Blazer in White Marsh Saturday morning.
10:02 PM EDT, May 1, 2013
A two-alarm fire engulfed a building containing several auto repair shops and the artist gallery Open Space in Baltimore's Remington neighborhood Wednesday night.
7:16 PM EDT, May 1, 2013
A Maryland State Department of Corrections employee is charged after Baltimore County police said he threatened another man with a gun during a dispute over payment for sex.
9:02 AM EDT, April 20, 2013
A running gun battle that broke out late Thursday night between Baltimore police and a suspect after a domestic incident in Canton left one man dead, two women shot and a quiet Southeast Baltimore street rattled.
5:46 PM EDT, April 29, 2013
A Baltimore woman pleaded guilty Monday to helping her 13-year-old son and a 12-year-old friend conceal the fatal shooting last year of 13-year-old girl.
6:02 PM EDT, April 29, 2013
A Lansdowne man was sentenced to life without parole in Baltimore County Circuit Court Monday for killing another man by striking him 24 times with a hatchet, according to the state's attorney's office.
8:03 PM EDT, April 26, 2013
A Baltimore County police officer has been charged with malfeasance in office after detectives said he repeatedly engaged in and recorded sexual acts while on duty, including at least one video sent to a 16-year-old girl.
11:01 AM EDT, April 24, 2013
A cabal of corrupt corrections officers and members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang enjoyed nearly free rein inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal authorities allege, smuggling drugs and cellphones into the jail and having sexual relationships that left four guards pregnant.
2:24 PM EDT, April 22, 2013
Baltimore County police on Monday identified two people who died when the driver of a 2013 Ford Mustang flipped the vehicle on Route 40, near Martin Boulevard early Sunday.
8:38 PM EDT, April 17, 2013
Two officers have been given awards for valor by the Baltimore County Police Foundation for their role in an incident in which one shot and killed a Texas man allegedly involved in a Dundalk burglary.
2:13 PM EDT, April 16, 2013
Baltimore County police named an interim commander of the Franklin Precinct in Reisterstown Monday, after the former captain was charged with driving while intoxicated last month.
11:25 AM EDT, April 23, 2013
Authorities from Baltimore and Howard counties entered a Reisterstown home using a "no-knock" warrant before a resident attacked an officer with a sword last year, according to newly released police records. An officer fought back, fatally shooting the man.
7:18 PM EDT, April 12, 2013
A 23-year-old Rosedale man has been charged with trying to kill another man and the man's 4-year-old daughter after arranging a meeting at a nearby street corner and then opening fire, Baltimore County Police announced Friday.
7:43 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
A Towson cardiologist and his former employer disputed claims during a civil trial Tuesday made by 21 plaintiffs who allege that the doctor performed unnecessary stent procedures to treat heart patients.
8:08 PM EDT, April 1, 2013
The Nottingham woman had ducked into a bathroom at the White Marsh Sears when she heard a voice from the adjoining stall: Her neighbor had found the toilet-paper dispenser empty. Could she pass some under the divider?
7:31 PM EDT, April 12, 2013
Baltimore County prosecutors will not be allowed to use information provided by James D. Laboard's lawyer on the night that the off-duty police officer allegedly killed a Randallstown teenager, a judge ruled Friday.
9:04 AM EDT, March 29, 2013
Shirtless, hair flowing, legs pumping, Dr. Theodore Houk is a familiar sight running along North Charles Street on his twice-daily, 5.5-mile trek between his Lutherville home and his job at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
6:51 PM EDT, April 8, 2013
The Baltimore County police union says county officials have ignored a ruling by the state's highest court to reimburse some 400 retired Police Department employees for overpaid insurance premiums.
7:52 PM EDT, April 8, 2013
A former volunteer firefighter who worked with youths at the Lansdowne department pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a teenage boy he mentored in a training program at the station.
6:44 PM EDT, March 27, 2013
The Baltimore police training supervisor who shot a recruit during an unauthorized training exercise last month will face criminal charges after being indicted Wednesday by a Baltimore County grand jury.
9:17 PM EDT, March 22, 2013
Three Frederick County sheriff's deputies will not be held criminally responsible in the death of a developmentally disabled man at a movie theater in January, prosecutors said Friday.
6:20 PM EDT, March 18, 2013
A Parkville man has been charged with stabbing a victim and fleeing with drugs Saturday, Baltimore County police said.
9:30 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
The directions to the alleged brothel told the men that if they saw a house with green awnings, they'd gone too far. But some of them apparently misunderstood; would-be customers have shown up for years at the nearby house in Towson.
1:46 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
After barricading himself in a beer distribution plant Wednesday, a 32-year-old Dundalk man was charged by Baltimore County police.
12:45 PM EDT, March 15, 2013
The night before Robert Gladden Jr. took his father's gun to Perry Hall High School, he texted a friend about the plan, but begged him to keep it a secret.
4:50 PM EDT, March 18, 2013
A Baltimore County police captain was arrested at a St. Patrick's weekend sobriety checkpoint and has since been moved to administrative duty, the department said in a statement Monday.
5:53 PM EDT, March 12, 2013
Jury deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of a 21-year-old charged with gunning down a teen outside the Towson Town Center Mall just days before Christmas in 2011.
7:31 PM EDT, March 15, 2013
After fighting with the father of her child, an Essex woman contacted her boyfriend and his brother, who shot and killed him, and injured two others at a Middle River bus stop last month, Baltimore County police said.
8:57 PM EST, March 7, 2013
A Parkville man was federally indicted on charges that he conspired with a man in Iran to export manufactured industrial products from the U.S., state's attorney's office said Thursday.
9:34 PM EDT, March 13, 2013
Baltimore County police seized $1.5 million worth of counterfeit merchandise after a raid at a Dundalk flea market last month, the department announced Wednesday.
8:18 PM EDT, March 13, 2013
A Baltimore County jury convicted a man Wednesday of murder in the gang shooting that rocked Towson Town Center mall at the height of the Christmas shopping rush two years ago.
7:09 PM EST, March 1, 2013
Baltimore County police responded to a stabbing at a Rosedale Walmart store Friday night.
9:07 PM EST, March 5, 2013
The murder trial began Tuesday for a man accused in a retaliatory gang shooting outside Towson Town Center at the height of the holiday shopping season in 2011.
7:41 PM EST, March 1, 2013
An Essex man, who faces criminal charges relating to a May homicide where the body was left inside a burning truck, was shot in the back of the head early Friday morning, according to Baltimore County police.
6:13 PM EST, March 4, 2013
A longtime deacon at a Fullerton church was charged Friday with possessing "numerous files of child pornography," Baltimore County police said.
10:31 AM EST, March 1, 2013
A Montgomery County elementary school teacher was charged Thursday in Baltimore County for possession of child pornography, police said.
5:17 PM EST, March 1, 2013
Four pretrial inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center were stabbed by a fellow detainee and taken to hospitals Friday, a spokesman with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said.
8:38 PM EST, February 28, 2013
A Morgan State University student who was partially blinded with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire alleges in a recently filed lawsuit that the school ignored warning signs of Alexander Kinyua's potential for violence.
10:19 PM EST, February 27, 2013
A female colleague of Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy became suspicious about a pen the doctor wore around his neck and alerted officials at the medical institution, touching off an investigation into whether he secretly recorded patients.
8:25 PM EST, February 24, 2013
In school, and in court, showing up is half the battle. So when statistics revealed that 60 percent of juveniles charged in Baltimore County were missing their court dates, officials decided they needed something to help make sure the youngsters showed up.
11:40 AM EST, February 27, 2013
Baltimore County police Chief James W. Johnson, along with other law enforcement leaders, will appear at a news conference Wednesday to ask Congress to approve stricter gun laws.
1:00 PM EST, February 22, 2013
The operator of an animal rescue has been charged with neglecting nearly two dozen dogs, including three that had to be euthanized, according to the Baltimore County State's attorney's office.
8:25 PM EST, February 25, 2013
After an emotional day of testimony, Robert W. Gladden Jr., the 15-year-old charged in the Perry Hall High School cafeteria shooting, was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison.
10:08 PM EST, February 22, 2013
An Edgemere woman was attacked by at least one of her two pit bulls and seriously injured Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.
7:20 PM EST, February 19, 2013
Perry Hall High School student Robert W. Gladden Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder in a shooting attack on a schoolmate last August, bringing an abrupt end to his trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
9:51 PM EST, February 25, 2013
A county employee found skeletal remains near Overlea High School on Monday afternoon, according to Baltimore County police.
6:34 PM EST, February 13, 2013
An Edgemere man pleaded guilty Wednesday to having sexual contact with a teenage boy, in a plea deal that allowed him to avoid trial on a rarely used charge of exposing a victim to the HIV virus.
7:06 PM EST, February 9, 2013
A 14-year-old has been charged as an adult in the death of his 7-month old sister, who was found unresponsive inside a White Oak apartment Friday, according to Montgomery County police.
8:58 PM EST, February 20, 2013
Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy wrote an apology letter to his wife before wrapping a plastic bag around his head Monday and pumping it with helium, killing himself in the basement of his Towson-area home, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation.
11:35 PM EST, February 12, 2013
A man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was shot in Lochearn Tuesday night, Baltimore County police said.
1:56 PM EST, February 12, 2013
Baltimore County police officers from several precincts were called to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on Saturday after the promoter of a weekend motorcycle show said he asked a gang to leave.
10:03 PM EST, February 18, 2013
Police want to identify women seen over two decades by a Johns Hopkins gynecologist who was found dead on Monday amid a police investigation that he was surreptitiously photographing and videotaping his patients.
7:44 PM EST, February 11, 2013
Some courtrooms will soon be wireless in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
7:08 PM EST, February 9, 2013
A 26-year-old man has been charged in the after hours club shooting last month that left one man dead and others injured, according to Baltimore police.
11:04 AM EST, February 4, 2013
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport officials are discouraging Ravens fans planning to greet the Super Bowl winners as they arrive at the airport Monday.
5:54 PM EST, February 15, 2013
A Halethorpe man whom police said struck another man in the head 24 times with a hatchet was convicted in Baltimore County Circuit Court Thursday night, according to the state's attorney's office.
7:53 PM EST, February 11, 2013
Woodmoor Elementary School in Lochearn was placed on lockdown briefly Monday after a 14-year-old boy was spotted with a BB gun outside the school, Baltimore County police said.
8:27 PM EST, February 1, 2013
A Middle River family who alleges a Baltimore County officer used excessive force with a Taser has a second chance in court after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday partially reversed an earlier decision to throw out their federal suit.
9:13 PM EST, February 8, 2013
Officer Gary Gephardt heard a loud pop from the Perry Hall High School cafeteria, which he thought could be firecrackers, an exploding milk carton or a gunshot.
12:36 PM EST, February 1, 2013
The man who shot himself at a Timonium gun range Thursday night committed suicide, Baltimore County police said Friday.
3:13 PM EST, February 7, 2013
A man's body was pulled from Prettyboy Reservoir in Northern Baltimore County Thursday, police said.
9:30 PM EST, January 30, 2013
Robert W. Gladden Jr.'s difficulties at school, including reports that he bullied peers, and his troubled home life emerged during Wednesday's daylong hearing to determine whether the teen charged in the Perry Hall High School shooting should be tried as an adult.
7:26 PM EST, January 31, 2013
Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. said Thursday that he will rule next week on whether Robert W. Gladden Jr., the teenager accused in the Perry Hall High School shooting, will be tried as an adult or a juvenile.
2:31 PM EST, January 29, 2013
A Cockeysville woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 91-year-old mother, who police said was left for two days inside a bathroom in the home the two shared.
9:40 PM EST, February 14, 2013
Four people were injured in a three-vehicle accident in Towson Thursday afternoon after a state police trooper attempted to stop a driver for a traffic violation, a spokesman said.
8:07 PM EST, January 28, 2013
After a sloppy start to the week, the sun will return to the Baltimore area briefly, as will higher temperatures peaking midweek.
6:02 PM EST, January 11, 2013
More than three years after 55-year-old Rodney Lewis was found lying in a pool of his own blood on his kitchen floor, Baltimore County police have charged a man his family had accepted into their Randallstown home.
8:42 PM EST, January 28, 2013
The man shot at the Lutherville Light Rail Station Friday night is in an inmate work release program, serving a 24-year sentence for attempted murder, a Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman confirmed Monday.
5:07 PM EST, February 1, 2013
A 34-year-old man has been charged in the non-fatal stabbing of his roommate who sought help from a nearby locksmith business on Reisterstown Road Thursday.
7:39 AM EST, January 8, 2013
A small kitchen fire caused by a pot left on the stove damaged an Edgewood home early Tuesday morning but no injuries were reported, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.
5:55 PM EST, January 4, 2013
A Baltimore County man received a 35 year sentence Friday for killing an Essex man with a hammer, wrapping the body in cellophane and floral bedsheets, and discarding the body in a wooded area until police recovered his skeletal remains months later.
3:45 PM EST, January 10, 2013
A homeless woman died in a fire outside a Westminster thrift store early Tuesday morning, according to the office of Maryland state fire marshal.
7:51 PM EST, January 2, 2013
Baltimore County police reported 23 homicides in 2012 with all but three cases solved.
7:12 PM EST, January 7, 2013
Bryan Johnson didn't know he had bipolar disorder until he ended up at the emergency room, where he assaulted a police officer.
12:37 PM EST, January 2, 2013
A 23-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed at a Timonium hotel following a New Year's Eve party, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.
12:43 PM EST, January 26, 2013
A man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries after a shooting at the platform of a Light Rail stop in Lutherville Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.
10:36 AM EST, December 31, 2012
A water main break near northbound Route 13 in Salisbury has left about half a dozen homes without water Monday morning, city officials said.
1:11 PM EST, December 20, 2012
A 15-year-old was struck by a car at an intersection at Maryland Route 198 in Anne Arundel County Thursday morning, police said.
9:25 PM EST, January 3, 2013
Two people died in a two-alarm house fire in Northeast Baltimore late Wednesday, fire officials said.
1:44 PM EST, December 19, 2012
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer's weapon fired twice outside an Overlea party earlier this month, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.
4:58 PM EST, December 21, 2012
A bomb squad responded to a possible "explosive device" in College Park early Friday morning, a Prince George's County fire spokesman said.
6:25 PM EST, December 10, 2012
Neighbors described a large, raucous party that spilled into the front and back yards of an Overlea home, causing an off-duty Baltimore County police officer to stop his car before he was shot early Sunday morning.
3:50 PM EST, December 10, 2012
Baltimore County police are searching for suspects who robbed Sobo Gold Buyers on Reisterstown Road last month.
4:41 PM EST, December 20, 2012
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was among law enforcement officials from around the country who met with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House Thursday to discuss ways to curb gun violence.
4:59 PM EST, December 12, 2012
Baltimore County police are searching for two woman who allegedly stole two bottles of vodka from a Glyndon liquor store last month.
7:35 PM EST, December 6, 2012
A bullet grazed the leg of a Baltimore County police officer Wednesday when her weapon discharged during a struggle at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, police said Thursday.
7:28 PM EST, December 8, 2012
State and local officials have returned to the Eastern Shore communities ravaged by superstorm Sandy's heavy rains and high winds to comb over the damage in hopes of appealing federal officials' decision to deny aid to Maryland.
2:02 PM EST, December 4, 2012
A Dundalk woman who died after she drove her car the wrong way onto the Baltimore Beltway, striking another vehicle and killing a 3-year-old last month, had alcohol and painkillers in her blood, a police spokesman said.
8:40 PM EST, December 3, 2012
The Baltimore County police officer injured when a 16-year-old allegedly attempted to flee in a stolen minivan in Towson over the weekend is an 18-year veteran assigned to the Towson Precinct Patrol Division, a department spokeswoman said.
12:47 PM EST, December 6, 2012
The trial for the Baltimore County police officer charged in the killing of a Randallstown teen scheduled for this month has been postponed until June.
12:43 PM EST, November 30, 2012
After a two-alarm fire broke out at a UPS Customer Center in southwest Baltimore County Friday morning, a spokeswoman for the company said the facility has reopened.
1:00 PM EST, December 19, 2012
Anne Arundel County fire officials on Wednesday identified the victim of a Gambrills house fire earlier this month.
5:31 PM EST, November 28, 2012
Baltimore County police on Wednesday identified the Harford County man charged with shooting a hunter from Pennsylvania who was believed to be trespassing on property in Cockeysville.
3:56 PM EST, December 13, 2012
A Middle River woman was sentenced Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court for her role in the death of a Dundalk man whose body turned up in April after he had been missing for months.
8:48 AM EST, November 29, 2012
Charrlene Cebrianwarned her boss at Steve's Lunch in Cross Street Market on Wednesday that she might not come into work for her next shift.
3:40 PM EST, November 28, 2012
A gas main break near Overlea High School closed Kenwood Avenue Wednesday afternoon and forced 10 homes to be evacuated, Baltimore County police said.
7:28 PM EST, November 23, 2012
Two women left a Reisterstown jewelry shop with hundreds of dollars after hawking a shoebox full of gold and silver, much of it allegedly linked to a string of nearly 30 area burglaries. They might never have been arrested, police said, because the store produced no legal record of the transaction.
9:31 PM EST, December 5, 2012
A Baltimore County police officer's weapon discharged as he struggled with a prisoner receiving treatment at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson on Wednesday, police said.
8:22 PM EST, November 26, 2012
The boyfriend charged with killing his 25-year-old girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter, whose bodies were found in an apartment in Parkville in June 2011, plead guilty in Baltimore County court Monday evening.
7:26 PM EST, December 6, 2012
A bullet grazed the leg of a Baltimore County police officer Wednesday when her weapon discharged during a struggle at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, police said Thursday.
10:17 PM EST, November 29, 2012
An 11-year-old student was charged with bringing a deadly weapon to Holabird Middle School, after a "starter pistol" that shoots blanks was found inside his locker, Baltimore County police said.
8:40 PM EST, November 19, 2012
About 400 retired Baltimore County Police Department employees could see their health insurance premiums reduced and past overpayments reimbursed, after the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled Monday in favor of a grievance brought by the police union.
9:42 PM EST, November 19, 2012
A Crips gang member lured a former associate and his 17-year-old girlfriend to a secluded Randallstown cul-de-sac where he and another man gunned down the couple, killing the girl.
8:27 PM EST, November 16, 2012
Brendan Patrick O'Brien helped his two daughters and their three friends cross a busy stretch of Light Street on their way to a play date Friday from Federal Hill Preparatory School, and was left scratching his head over a decision to cut the number of crossing guards in the city.
1:17 PM EST, November 19, 2012
The death of a Baltimore man whose hand was found separate from the rest of his remains in Reisterstown last week was determined a suicide, Baltimore County police said.
3:32 PM EST, November 19, 2012
A Baltimore man has been charged in a Woodlawn rape that occurred 15 years earlier, after county investigators matched DNA evidence to an earlier case.
1:35 PM EST, November 16, 2012
A 16-year-old Columbia boy was charged in an armed robbery of a man who retrieving mail from a community mail box on Wednesday evening.
10:21 AM EST, November 5, 2012
Three men were killed in a spate of shootings in Baltimore this weekend.
11:34 AM EST, November 8, 2012
Commuters north of downtown will see major traffic disruptions Thursday, as Baltimore deals with another problem with its aging water infrastructure — this time the failure of a 90-year-old main that closed the intersection of North Charles Street and North Avenue.
7:18 PM EST, November 15, 2012
Two men were sentenced in the death of a Glen Burnie man who was shot as he walked toward his Light Rail stop in Baltimore Highlands nearly two years ago.
7:11 PM EST, November 15, 2012
Baltimore County police are searching for a 15-year-old from Reisterstown who has been missing for nearly two months.
11:22 AM EST, November 5, 2012
An alligator was seized from an alleged Jessup gang member's home after Anne Arundel County police executed a search warrant in a drug investigation.
11:08 PM EDT, November 2, 2012
Six employees at an Essex haunted house were taken to a local hospital after they became sick from spilled formaldehyde Friday night, Baltimore County police said.
7:15 PM EST, November 15, 2012
A Baltimore County woman died after a two-alarm fire engulfed a Reisterstown's home Wednesday, county officials said.
8:52 PM EDT, October 25, 2012
One left the city to go to college and see the world with the Navy. The other refused to leave East Baltimore even after his mother moved south to make a better life for his siblings, instead staying to hang around on the corners.
12:18 PM EDT, October 22, 2012
Baltimore County police released images Monday of a forensic artist's reconstruction of a skull belonging to a man found in the Back River over a year ago.
10:26 PM EDT, October 25, 2012
It was Halloween in Baltimore Highlands when Sterlin Corday Matthews donned a "Hellraiser" mask and went out with his friends. Before he returned home, one teen trick-or-treater had been shot to death and two others wounded.
8:27 PM EST, November 7, 2012
A New York man was convicted Wednesday of murdering an Essex man who was having a romantic relationship with his wife, according to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office.
9:01 AM EDT, October 20, 2012
Bernice Gales could count on her son to be waiting at the Baltimore County Metro station after work each night to take her home. But when he was not there to greet her Oct. 19, 2011, she knew something was wrong.
7:39 PM EDT, October 18, 2012
The University of Phoenix announced plans this week to close more than 100 locations nationwide, including the Timonium center in Baltimore County.
5:34 PM EST, November 6, 2012
Anne Arundel County police were called to a Severn residence Tuesday for reports of a suicide but later determined the death a homicide.
5:35 PM EDT, November 2, 2012
City police are investigating a sexual assault of a female jogger, who was attacked by a man armed with a knife in Fells Point Friday morning.
3:29 PM EST, November 12, 2012
Baltimore County police on Monday said a fight that erupted at the North Point Flea Market Sunday afternoon was between rival gangs, identified as the Demon Souls Motorcycle Club and Titan Motorcycle Club.
8:50 PM EST, November 8, 2012
After a day in which they temporarily became waterfront businesses, shops and cafes on North Charles Street began reopening Thursday, when the river created by a massive water main break at 20th Street receded.
9:07 PM EST, November 6, 2012
Baltimore County police charged an Essex man Monday with stabbing his girlfriend after officers found her body wrapped in a blanket on his kitchen floor.
8:44 PM EDT, October 19, 2012
Former City Councilman Nicholas D'Adamo was recently hired by the city's Fire Department to revive a charitable foundation that benefits city firefighters who are injured or who die, raising concerns about creating a paid position during a time when some fire company are being forced to close.
12:40 PM EDT, October 22, 2012
Baltimore County police have charged three men in a targeted, nonfatal shooting in Woodlawn early Sunday morning.
3:21 PM EST, November 4, 2012
When Kiheem Taylor was charged with kidnapping two teenagers at a Timonium light-rail station and raping one of them, prosecutors struggled with an all-too common problem — they didn't have enough solid evidence.
5:33 PM EST, November 13, 2012
A man was shot at a Parkville business Tuesday in what Baltimore County police believe was an armed robbery.
2:32 PM EDT, October 24, 2012
Two 13-year-old girls were sexually assaulted in woods near Catonsville High School, where the girls had gone to meet friends for a rec league football game Saturday night, police said.
10:44 AM EDT, October 18, 2012
A Pikesville man charged in his grandparents' death last month has been extradited and is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.
7:14 PM EDT, October 16, 2012
Authorities charged two 17-year-old students Tuesday with bringing weapons to schools in unrelated incidents in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.
9:40 PM EST, November 8, 2012
It was broad daylight as the 17-year-old community college student left her bus near busy Edmondson Avenue in Catonsville. Two men in a gold SUV pulled up and forced her at gunpoint into the back seat, where police said one raped her, then stole her phone and wallet.
8:07 PM EST, November 7, 2012
After another city water main break caused fast-moving water to rush down Charles Street on Wednesday, officials defended plans to spend millions to upgrade Baltimore's aging public water system.
9:08 PM EDT, September 27, 2012
To head off problems such as the unruly, violent crowds that descended on Towson and downtown Baltimore this year, police departments locally and across the nation are seeking new ways to tap into Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
6:41 PM EDT, October 17, 2012
A New York man wanted for murder was stopped by police after a fixed license plate reader on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County alerted authorities to his location.
3:59 PM EDT, September 30, 2012
Baltimore County police had received reports of suspicious people in a Dundalk neighborhood when they stopped Joshua Michael Lopez, who they said fit the description.
4:16 PM EDT, October 18, 2012
Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a Baltimore man who was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a vehicle parked outside a Parkville bar in July.
9:42 PM EDT, September 25, 2012
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz blamed the Recher Theatre on Tuesday for a weekend event that drew unruly crowds to downtown Towson, where several police officers were injured and one man was shot.
2:10 PM EDT, September 25, 2012
The Recher Theatre in Towson could face a liquor board hearing on its weekend event that drew an unruly crowd of 2,500 people, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said today.
4:59 PM EDT, September 20, 2012
Seven people were injured when an MTA bus jumped a curb, hitting a bus stop shelter near Mondawmin Mall Thursday morning, an agency spokesman said.
5:10 PM EDT, October 7, 2012
Maryland's system of resolving disputes over wills and estates is being challenged in Baltimore County this fall, as voters decide whether the local Orphans' Court judges should be required to have law licenses.
7:52 PM EDT, September 18, 2012
Baltimore police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man in a shooting they say resulted from a dispute over drugs that left a teen critically wounded on the campus of Morgan State University last week.
12:39 PM EDT, September 25, 2012
A man shot and killed by a Baltimore County police officer in Dundalk early Sunday morning was identified as a 22-year-old from Texas.
9:02 PM EDT, September 17, 2012
Local police in Oklahoma said a Pikesville man identified as a suspect in his grandparents' deaths was unresponsive when they found him in a motel just off Interstate 40 last week.
3:54 PM EDT, September 17, 2012
An Edgewood woman who police said punched another woman in the face before pinning her between two cars in a parking lot at The Avenue at White Marsh was arrested Monday.
9:22 PM EDT, September 13, 2012
The 19-year-old man shot inside the Morgan State University student center Wednesday was on campus visiting his cousin, a member of the school's football team, according to Baltimore police.
8:01 PM EDT, September 14, 2012
The live-in grandson of a slain elderly couple from Pikesville has been named a suspect after Baltimore County detectives located the 31-year-old in Oklahoma.
4:51 PM EDT, September 12, 2012
Amid heightened anxiety over two recent gun incidents in schools, Baltimore County police said that the victim of a police-involved shooting was found late this morning on the grounds of Catonsville High School.
1:17 PM EDT, September 17, 2012
The world-class ice dancer accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl surrendered himself to New York State Police and was released on $50,000 bond, according to his attorney.
10:35 PM EDT, September 5, 2012
A 19-year-old man was arrested in the fatal shooting of another teen last month during a large party at a Catonsville Ramada Inn, Baltimore County police said.
9:40 PM EDT, September 13, 2012
Robert W. Gladden Jr. "expected to be killed" on the day he allegedly shot a fellow student at Perry Hall High School, according to his lawyers, who said the teen remains on suicide watch in jail.
8:45 PM EDT, September 11, 2012
Baltimore County officials promised new safety measures Tuesday to prevent violence in public schools — including hand-held metal detectors, an increased police presence and a new administrative security office — after a teacher wrestled a gun from an eighth-grader two weeks after a shooting at a nearby high school.
8:24 PM EDT, August 22, 2012
A Cockeysville woman was charged in her mother's January death after authorities found the 91-year-old woman on a toilet, where she had been left for two days.
2:30 PM EDT, August 21, 2012
A Cockeysville woman was charged in a July home invasion when Baltimore County police said she threatened a 74-year-old woman and dragged her down to the basement.
12:26 PM EDT, September 13, 2012
Morgan State University was placed on emergency lockdown and classes were canceled Wednesday night after a man was shot on campus — the latest in a series of violent incidents that have touched the region's schools this fall.
4:34 PM EDT, September 9, 2012
When police accused an Edgemere man of having sex with a 13-year-old boy, most of the charges were straightforward: soliciting a minor and a related sexual offense, which together could carry up to 30 years in prison.
12:47 PM EDT, September 5, 2012
Sixteen people were shot and six killed over Labor Day Weekend, a bloody stretch that claimed the life of a young mother cleaning up after a family party and prompted police to increase patrols as the violence extended into Tuesday morning.
2:43 PM EDT, August 21, 2012
Baltimore County police charged a 20-year-old Dundalk man Tuesday with first-degree murder in his roommate's death.
5:24 PM EDT, September 8, 2012
Rodney Pridget and his girlfriend were unaware they were being followed as they stopped at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nordstrom and other stores at a crowded Towson Town Center Mall six days before Christmas.
8:23 PM EDT, August 16, 2012
Going block by block, crews in bucket trucks are converting 70,000 city streetlights from sodium vapor lights to long-lasting, energy-saving LEDs.
7:10 PM EDT, August 13, 2012
Christopher Brown's family and other supporters gathered in Towson again to protest what they believe are weak charges brought against the police officer charged in the teen's death.
9:43 PM EDT, August 12, 2012
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9:14 PM EDT, September 14, 2012
A man who was shot by a Baltimore County police officer Wednesday and later found in a Catonsville High School parking lot has been charged and remains hospitalized.
9:06 PM EDT, August 6, 2012
After animal advocates protested a ruling by the state's highest court deeming all pit bulls inherently dangerous, state lawmakers now will consider a bill to overturn the decision during the special session this week.
7:07 PM EDT, August 8, 2012
When members of Baltimore County's tactical unit burst into a Reisterstown home this summer, they were looking for potentially armed suspects in the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy. But in the chaos of the raid, Officer Carlos Artson shot and killed the home's owner — who was not a suspect — after he thrust a large sword at the officer, police said.
4:31 PM EDT, August 24, 2012
A man wanted in Pennsylvania for killing two boys during a drug deal was arrested early this month by Baltimore County police and has been charged with raping a 13-year-old Pikesville girl.
2:47 PM EDT, August 14, 2012
Authorities in North Carolina located the car of a Pasadena man who was found dead in his home Sunday.
8:00 PM EDT, August 10, 2012
An Owings Mills man was sentenced Friday to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for what Baltimore County Circuit Judge Patrick Cavanaugh called "an execution" of a father of two who ran a snowball stand on Reisterstown Road.
8:36 PM EDT, September 11, 2012
Baltimore County police said Tuesday they were searching for a man whose elderly grandparents were found dead this week in the Pikesville home that the three shared.
4:15 PM EDT, August 6, 2012
Baltimore County police identified on Monday the 80-year-old Reisterstown woman who was killed over the weekend after flames engulfed her bedroom.
9:07 PM EDT, August 3, 2012
More than two hours. More than 30 police, fire and rescue workers. And more than enough police cars and big trucks to widen the eyes of three dozen youngsters in day care, all to investigate a suspicious package that turned out to be ... an accordion.
2:05 PM EDT, August 20, 2012
Baltimore County police are investigating a fatal stabbing in Dundalk early Monday morning.
5:42 PM EDT, August 14, 2012
The trial for the Baltimore County police officer charged in the death of a Randallstown teenager has been scheduled to begin Dec. 11.
5:40 PM EDT, August 7, 2012
A Baltimore County man was found guilty on Tuesday of murdering his girlfriend's boss in 2008, according to a statement from the state's attorney's office.
8:39 PM EDT, August 7, 2012
A former University of Maryland honors student accused of contemplating a campus shooting rampage accepted a plea deal Tuesday, and prosecutors said the case was evidence that authorities are responding threats with vigilance.
7:13 PM EDT, August 3, 2012
Acting Police Commissioner Anthony E. Barksdale ordered a shake-up of the command in the department's Southwest District after a spate of shootings that left five dead and several wounded in the past week.
9:55 PM EDT, August 7, 2012
Almost two months after Christopher Brown died outside a Randallstown home, the family of the slain teen continues to ask that the state's attorney's office seek murder charges against the Baltimore County police officer accused in his death.
12:48 PM EDT, August 2, 2012
A 25-year-old was arrested after he pointed at moviegoers, pretending to have a gun, while shouting expletives at an Annapolis theater Wednesday, Anne Arundel County police said.
2:35 PM EDT, August 9, 2012
Baltimore County police identified a Reisterstown woman who died in a two-vehicle crash on Falls Road Wednesday night.
5:31 PM EDT, August 7, 2012
Five new speed cameras in Baltimore County are scheduled to go into service Wednesday, according to a police department statement.
3:31 PM EDT, August 1, 2012
A Frederick man fell to his death at a new condo construction site in Hanover Tuesday morning, Anne Arundel County police said.
12:27 PM EDT, August 2, 2012
Baltimore City police are investigating a homicide in the west side neighborhood of Yale Heights early Thursday morning.
10:22 PM EDT, July 27, 2012
City public works crews are still working to determine the extent of problems from a sinkhole on East Monument Street, just east of Johns Hopkins Hospital, where residents and businesses are expected to be without natural gas for weeks.
6:49 PM EDT, July 30, 2012
Authorities investigating the strange circumstances of Violet R. Ripken's abduction hope that tips made in response to grainy images of the suspect will lead to an arrest.
10:07 PM EDT, July 28, 2012
A Crofton man with a cache of weapons who is accused of having threatened a former co-worker may be held for a week in a hospital before authorities decide whether to charge him with a crime, law enforcement officials said Saturday.
8:03 PM EDT, August 1, 2012
Two separate overnight shootings left two dead and two other injured in West Baltimore, city police said.
9:48 PM EDT, July 12, 2012
A former gas station employee from Glen Burnie was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 15 years in prison for taking naked pictures of three minors, according to a statement from the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.
8:59 PM EDT, July 10, 2012
Members of the Baltimore region's close-knit swimming community were reeling Tuesday from the death late Monday of Alec John Cosgarea, 17, a varsity swimmer at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills and a competitor for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club.
7:52 PM EDT, June 21, 2012
A Baltimore County man orchestrated a drug deal to rob a 22-year-old who was found shot to death in the back seat of his Chevrolet Impala in Parkville last week, police said.
9:51 PM EDT, July 17, 2012
A Baltimore County man was convicted of first-degree murder in an attempted drug-related robbery of a Milford Mill teen in 2011.
10:25 PM EDT, July 2, 2012
Christen Brown won't ever forget the phone call she received just before 4 a.m. June 14 — when she learned her little brother had died after an altercation with a police officer.
10:19 PM EDT, July 16, 2012
A member of Baltimore County's tactical unit was identified Monday as the officer who killed a Reisterstown man last week when police attempted to search his home for suspects in a Howard County shooting.
9:58 PM EDT, June 30, 2012
City police charged a 37-year-old man Friday in a Pigtown killing that occurred in March. Detectives arrested Antwan Conley of the 3000 block of Gwynns Falls in the death of Darshewn Freeman, 44. Freeman was found by police in the rear of the 1200 block of W. Ostend St. bleeding from the head March 19. He later died from blunt force trauma to the head at Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Police said the two men had been arguing before Conley killed Freeman. Conley is charged with first-degree murder and is being held at the Central Booking and Intake Center. He was found guilty of second-degree murder in 1994 and served a 10-year sentence with five years' probation, according to online court records.
6:56 PM EDT, June 18, 2012
A Rosedale man was sentenced Monday to life imprisonment for arranging a meeting between his aunt and the man she hired to kill her husband.
10:09 PM EDT, June 28, 2012
Only James D. Laboard knows his intentions the night Baltimore County police said the off-duty officer chased a group of teens who had thrown a rock at his home.
10:17 PM EDT, June 26, 2012
The mother of the Baltimore County teenager who died in a physical confrontation with an off-duty officer called the lack of police representation at a Randallstown community association meeting Tuesday "a cowardly move."
9:51 PM EDT, July 13, 2012
A Baltimore County police officer shot and killed the sword-wielding uncle of an attempted-murder suspect Thursday, authorities said, in a bizarre end to a case that began when a teen was found in a Howard County field last month with a gunshot wound to the head.
6:55 PM EDT, July 1, 2012
After a Middle River man's arrest in connection with the theft of nearly 40 firearms from an Essex gun dealer, Baltimore County police recorded him threatening to blow up police precincts.
8:16 PM EDT, June 25, 2012
The family of Christopher Brown — the Randallstown teen who died this month after an altercation with an off-duty Baltimore County police officer — is demanding the officer be charged.
10:14 PM EDT, June 15, 2012
The teens were throwing rocks and ringing doorbells at random houses in their Randallstown neighborhood — mischief so common they borrowed a name long linked to pranksters' shenanigans: "knicker-knocking."
5:01 PM EDT, July 3, 2012
Baltimore Police on Tuesday identified the officer who shot and killed a Baltimore County man last weekend after witnessing an apparent domestic dispute in Northwest Baltimore.
6:06 PM EDT, June 29, 2012
A Baltimore County man who was shot outside his Woodlawn home early Friday morning died several hours later at the hospital, police said.
8:01 PM EDT, June 29, 2012
Baltimore County police have arrested a 19-year-old man who they said confessed to plotting for months to kill an Essex woman found dead in her apartment Wednesday.
12:01 PM EDT, June 20, 2012
An ongoing dispute may have resulted in a 15-year-old boy found shot in a field off Frederick Road in Marriottsville Tuesday night, Howard County Police said.
3:16 PM EDT, June 29, 2012
A Baltimore County man who rode with the gunman in a murder-for-hire plot of a Towson gas station owner was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment Friday.
7:14 PM EDT, June 30, 2012
A group of Roman Catholic nuns traveling across nine states to protest a national budget proposal that cuts social service programs briefly stopped at Loyola University Maryland on Saturday.
9:45 PM EDT, June 27, 2012
A Baltimore County police officer was indicted Wednesday in the death of a Randallstown teen, but the charges drew criticism from the boy's mother and the community, who continued calls for an outside investigation.
2:21 AM EDT, June 22, 2012
Dorothy Acker and her 12-year-old daughter, Audrey, regularly search for new books at the Elkridge library — on a recent trip they were looking for titles on Audrey's middle-school summer reading list.
3:00 PM EDT, June 20, 2012
A Parkville man has been charged in the death of an Owings Mills man who was found in the back seat of a Chevrolet Impala earlier this month, Baltimore County police said Wednesday.
9:53 AM EDT, May 14, 2012
Howard County must act soon to improve its public transit options, the county's new transportation chief says, arguing that the growing population will be choked with traffic in coming years if people are not provided with better options.
9:22 PM EDT, June 5, 2012
The Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld a Baltimore County man's conviction in the death of his wife who went missing the night she was supposed to go to a Motley Crue concert in Washington and whose body was never found.
8:20 PM EDT, June 19, 2012
The family of Christopher Brown, the Randallstown teenager who died after a confrontation with an off-duty Baltimore County police officer last week, has met with Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger, who asked for patience and updated them on the investigation, their lawyer said Tuesday.
8:55 AM EDT, May 21, 2012
County officials are urging residents to purchase insurance policies if their homes have recently been added to newly redrawn flood insurance rate maps.
5:23 PM EDT, June 13, 2012
A 22-year-old Baltimore County woman was locked for nearly nine months inside a Reisterstown apartment bathroom, where she was beaten and starved. On Tuesday, she sat quietly in the corner of a courtroom and listened as her captors were sentenced.
7:02 PM EDT, June 8, 2012
When Lisa Moore searched outside her house in Jacksonville on Thursday for her 4-year-old daughter, she instead found a 2-year-old black bear.
4:54 PM EDT, June 3, 2012
Four-year-old Hylah Haynes had an hourlong car ride each day this past school year to get to her Head Start program in Ellicott City. Franora Gray said the ride was worth it.
11:39 PM EDT, May 28, 2012
At least four people were shot, including a 10-year-old boy, in East Baltimore Monday night, according to a police spokesman.
10:01 PM EDT, June 14, 2012
An off-duty Baltimore County police officer chased down a 17-year-old Randallstown High School student and killed him during an altercation Wednesday night, police said, after a group of youths threw a rock at the front door of the officer's home.
6:58 PM EDT, June 8, 2012
A teacup poodle was euthanized after she was attacked in Owings Mills by a dog identified as a pit bull, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.
2:46 PM EDT, June 4, 2012
An Essex woman was sentenced to life imprisonment Monday for supplying the handgun that was used to kill her brother-in-law, a Towson gas station owner, according to the state's attorney's office.
8:41 PM EDT, May 8, 2012
They remembered Mary-Marguerite Kohn's enthusiasm and service, even her style — one mourner recalled "a large, bright yellow brimmed hat, terrific dangling earrings."
6:21 PM EDT, April 23, 2012
The narrow footbridge that crosses U.S. 29 in Columbia opened three decades ago with the promise of connecting the town's commercial center with the residential communities to the east.
5:46 PM EDT, June 26, 2012
A 19-year-old man charged with assaulting a Baltimore County police officer remains in critical condition after the officer struck him in the head with a flashlight when the man fought with officers as they tried to arrest him early Tuesday, the department said.
8:49 PM EDT, June 11, 2012
A Baltimore County man suffered a "diabetic attack," causing him to act abnormally when police tried to restrain him and then pepper sprayed and Tasered him, resulting in his death, according to a multimillion-dollar lawsuit brought by his wife against county and state police.
10:23 PM EDT, May 28, 2012
The national lacrosse championship title returned to the state Monday, but it wasn't powerhouse Johns Hopkins or the much larger University of Maryland that took top honors.
10:00 PM EDT, March 29, 2012
All Howard County residents will pay the same rate for fire services, the council decided Thursday night in a move that brings Howard in line with the rest of the state.
6:57 PM EDT, June 8, 2012
A teacup poodle was euthanized after she was attacked in Owings Mills by dog identified as a pit bull, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.
5:57 PM EDT, June 4, 2012
A 16-year-old student was cut by an unknown suspect outside Milford Mill Academy on Monday, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.
3:49 PM EDT, June 4, 2012
Baltimore County residents can now sign up to receive emergency alerts from the county on their cell phones and through email, officials announced Monday.
3:18 PM EDT, April 29, 2012
Although Howard County remains one of the most affluent counties in the nation and has the lowest unemployment rate in the state, the number of homeless people has increased over the past year, prompting a push to increase assistance through the county's plan to end homelessness.
4:22 PM EDT, April 8, 2012
As Howard County works to keep its housing stock affordable for people across the economic spectrum, local officials hope the annual housing fair scheduled for next week will help give people a better understanding of what the wealthy county has to offer.
9:02 PM EDT, May 7, 2012
A group of animal activists is asking Gov. Martin O'Malley to quickly introduce legislation that would override a Maryland Court of Appeals decision deeming all pit bulls dangerous.
2:30 PM EDT, May 2, 2012
Erica Carter's move from Pasadena to Baltimore was difficult, she said, not because of the lack of housing options, but because many places would not allow her pit bull Bailey.
9:57 PM EDT, April 20, 2012
Howard County residents would see no property tax increase this year, but they could pay a higher fire tax under an $899 million budget proposal unveiled Friday by County Executive Ken Ulman.
8:48 PM EDT, April 27, 2012
Pit bulls are inherently dangerous animals, the state's highest court has ruled, a decision that could lead to stiff penalties for people found responsible in attacks — even if the dogs have never been violent before.
7:51 PM EDT, May 27, 2012
The crimes appear ordinary on Howard County's November police log — two break-ins on U.S. 1, another at a Columbia home where a television and video games were taken, and a man held up at gunpoint in the village of Kings Contrivance.
10:12 PM EDT, May 10, 2012
When units from Ellicott City's fire Station 8 roll out on a cardiac arrest call, each crew member already knows who will start chest compressions, who will operate the defibrillator and who will provide artificial respiration to get oxygen flowing to the brain and heart.
12:52 AM EDT, March 12, 2012
Christopher Michael Lyles, an engineer who was the second person in the world to receive a synthetic trachea, died March 5 at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore. The cause of death is unclear.
11:44 AM EDT, May 5, 2012
Howard County's 19th-century courthouse has seen a 40 percent increase in jury trials in the past year, causing court officials to clamor for a new facility.
8:10 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced Thursday that he would not sign off on a County Council bill redrawing district boundaries, instead endorsing a map supported by an appointed bipartisan commission.
2:40 PM EDT, April 9, 2012
Customers of a local propane supplier were unknowing charged a fee once they suspended service with the company, according to the Howard County office of consumer affairs.
10:45 AM EDT, April 15, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is expected to unveil his budget proposal April 20, despite the uncertainty of state funding.
6:51 PM EDT, March 16, 2012
About 8:30 Friday morning, Brian Dorr emerged, with a large smile and his arms raised, from the Apple Store at The Mall in Columbia, as blue-shirted employees cheered and slapped him high-fives.
7:34 PM EDT, April 4, 2012
Howard County doesn't have the sailing tradition of Annapolis, the boardwalk of Ocean City or the storied battlefields of Gettysburg. But it does have a prime spot between two big cities, a historic downtown, miles of mountain biking trails and plenty of money to lure tourists.
4:58 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
A bill proposed by the Howard County executive would eliminate a two-tiered fire tax system and could garner about $1.8 million in revenue, county officials said.
7:26 PM EDT, March 31, 2012
Baltimore beer drinkers, rejoice. Soon you will likely be able to hoist freshly poured growlers of your favorite brew at locations throughout the city.
8:25 PM EDT, March 22, 2012
More Howard County residents are renting out their homes amid the slump in the housing market, local officials say, sometimes leaving a burden of unpaid fees for condo and homeowners associations.
6:11 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
Howard County housing director Tom Carbo can tick off plenty of reasons to live in Howard County — good schools, safe neighborhoods, relatively easy commutes to Baltimore and Washington. But when the time came for him to purchase a home for his family, even he felt priced out.
8:41 PM EDT, March 11, 2012
Some 700 miles away from home, Center Stage intern Meghan O'Rourke still got to celebrate her Irish heritage in Baltimore.
12:49 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
Something smells funny in Clarksville.
9:53 AM EDT, March 11, 2012
After several months of debate, the Howard County Council agreed on a tax-relief measure for nonprofit swim clubs.
6:05 PM EST, March 5, 2012
City police are investing a third weekend homicide that occurred late Sunday in the Upton neighborhood near the State Center office complex.
11:43 AM EDT, March 13, 2012
A week ago, authorities were called to the campus dorm room of 19-year-old Alexander G. Song 2nd, who, according to the University of Maryland, College Park police chief, was shouting and acting out.
7:15 PM EDT, March 13, 2012
A light-rail train and a vehicle collided at the intersection of Howard and Lexington streets in Baltimore on Tuesday, a Maryland Transit Administration spokesman said.
11:54 AM EDT, March 12, 2012
A student from Howard County threatened to go on a "shooting rampage" Sunday at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park, campus police said.
10:12 AM EST, February 25, 2012
Several Howard County restaurant owners are lobbying for the right to sell refillable containers of beer and wine to dine-in customers, but the plan has raised concerns from the owners of a liquor store that the sales would result in irresponsible drinking.
7:33 PM EST, February 27, 2012
Plans to relocate court proceedings in Howard County so the courthouse can undergo an $8.58 million renovation were scuttled Monday when the Circuit Court's administrative judge decided that security in the temporary location wouldn't be adequate.
10:19 AM EDT, March 11, 2012
As Baltimore's Public Works Department issues more than $4.2 million in water bill refunds, Howard County officials say they will likely avoid similar issues because of recent upgrades to the county billing system.
9:01 PM EST, February 8, 2012
Legislation allowing restaurants to sell refillable containers used for draft beer, known as growlers, won broad support from local Howard County lawmakers who agreed Wednesday to move the local bill before the General Assembly.
4:33 PM EST, March 8, 2012
Residents of Columbia, Ellicott City and Elkridge neighborhoods are waiting for County Executive Ken Ulman to weigh in on a plan that has the potential to shift several areas among County Council districts.
7:55 PM EST, February 28, 2012
Michael W. Hester told police that he saw water rushing from his neighbor's back door in Dundalk June 22, 2010 and ran over to check on the 89-year-old woman, only to find her in a pool of her own blood, fatally stabbed.
9:44 AM EST, March 4, 2012
County Executive Ken Ulman stood this week for a news conference, threatening to reduce library hours, cut police positions and cancel local Fourth of July fireworks if the state decides to shift the cost of teacher pensions to local governments.
9:53 AM EST, March 5, 2012
A man has been showing explicit photos on his cellphone to minors outside of a Crofton Goodwill store, Anne Arundel County police said Monday.
9:25 PM EST, February 24, 2012
A $60 million program intended to provide people with disabilities door-to-door public transportation gave rides to people who did not meet requirements, according to a state audit released Friday.
11:57 AM EST, February 19, 2012
Long workdays and extended commutes to Baltimore and Washington have left many Howard County residents with less time to exercise and fewer chances to cook at home, the county's top health official says, often causing them to choose restaurants with their larger food portions.
8:27 PM EST, February 13, 2012
Howard County restaurateurs want to let patrons take home beer in growlers. Now, one hopes to offer the same option to the wine-sipping set.
11:36 PM EST, February 23, 2012
The Howard County Council is being asked to take a fresh look at an old — and much-debated — tax issue.
5:58 PM EST, February 4, 2012
Once, Baltimoreans could stop by the corner tavern and take away a container of their favorite brew, straight from the tap. The sound those pails made as they slid empty down the bar for refills is said to be how they got their name.
11:28 PM EST, January 31, 2012
For nearly half a century, Columbia residents have looked to the "People Tree" sculpture as a symbol of founder James Rouse's vision of an inclusive, connected community.
10:00 AM EST, February 12, 2012
Elkridge residents are turning to lawmakers from Howard County for help fighting the potential placement of a CSX rail transfer facility in their community, arguing that lower costs should not be the only factor considered.
9:46 PM EST, January 17, 2012
Howard County police are searching for a Columbia woman who may be associated with an animal rescue group after officers discovered 40 dead animals inside her home.
9:05 AM EST, December 31, 2011
A man has been charged with first-degree arson in a Elkridge motel fire, which Howard County police said resulted from a domestic dispute.
9:58 PM EST, February 10, 2012
The cleanup is supposed to be done in 2014, nearly eight years after 26,000 gallons of gasoline contaminated the groundwater in a northern Baltimore County neighborhood, but there's no end in sight for the legal wrangling.
8:56 AM EST, January 28, 2012
Members of the Howard County Council are divided over what changes they would like to see in a proposed map of council districts.
7:49 PM EST, February 1, 2012
Elkridge will get a new elementary school for the 2013-2014 academic year now that the sellers of a 10.1-acre site on Ducketts Lane have settled a dispute in court.
7:10 PM EST, December 22, 2011
Some property owners in the 21042 zip code in Ellicott City did not receive their tax bills mailed out earlier this month, prompting county officials to request a post office investigation
9:43 PM EST, January 18, 2012
A woman being sought by police for questioning in the deaths of 40 animals found at a Columbia townhouse Monday was a former employee of the National Aquarium in Baltimore.
12:03 PM EST, January 22, 2012
For a few hours after school, Ryan Johnson is just like most 16-year-olds. He lounges on the couch with his favorite Xbox game or checks his Facebook page.
8:58 AM EST, December 24, 2011
Both Democrats and Republicans in Howard County believe they have a chance to win a new seat in the House of Delegates proposed for the area around Ellicott City.
12:48 PM EST, December 24, 2011
Howard County officials say they will likely spend up to $50,000 on emissions testing for a new generator that will produce energy from methane gas given off by Alpha Ridge Landfill, after neighbors raised concerns over how the project might affect air quality.
10:06 PM EST, January 30, 2012
The Columbia Association plans to unveil a new logo in late April, replacing the "People Tree" symbol that resembles the iconic downtown statue.
5:21 PM EST, January 5, 2012
Uncertainty over the future of a 10.1-acre site for a new elementary school in Elkridge has forced the County Council to delay its decision on how many new homes can be built in Howard.
11:24 AM EST, December 31, 2011
A 59-year-old man was found dead, pinned underneath a tractor in Harford County Friday, state police said.
5:11 PM EST, December 15, 2011
Howard County's school board agreed to a salary range of about $275,000 for a new superintendent, in addition to approving other recommendations made by a consulting agency.
6:54 PM EST, February 3, 2012
North Baltimore is losing the grocery store that replaced a Superfresh only seven months ago.
9:20 PM EST, January 18, 2012
A Reisterstown man was charged in the hit-and-run incident involving a state trooper who was struck during a traffic stop on Interstate 83 early Sunday morning, state police said.
4:54 PM EST, December 15, 2011
Nearly 5,000 Howard County residents benefited from energy assistance funds last year, but because federal funding is expected to drop, a nonprofit group says it will struggle to provide help.
10:25 AM EST, February 12, 2012
Maryland's second-highest court has thrown out an attempt by residents to revive a failed petition drive challenging Howard County's plan for redevelopment of downtown Columbia.
8:51 AM EST, January 28, 2012
Columbia Association board members heard requests from residents and village board members, ranging from security improvements to upgrades to aging infrastructure, at a public hearing on how to spend the homeowner group's nearly $60 million annual budget for the next two years.
8:22 PM EST, December 16, 2011
Because of a disagreement between the Harford County executive and teachers union, teachers and others who work for the school system will not receive a $1,250 bonus like every other county employee this year.
8:27 PM EST, December 2, 2011
Maxine and Robert Walker have worked to restore their historic Woodbine farm since they bought it in 1994. Their latest project is to replace the rotting wood on the side of their old yellow barn after rebuilding the stone foundation and replacing the tin roof.
10:37 PM EST, January 17, 2012
A wintry mix is expected this weekend with snow flurries beginning early Saturday, turning into rain, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service said.
7:56 PM EST, December 31, 2011
At half past noon on New Year's Eve, slivers of yellow confetti littered the main lobby of the Maryland Science Center, where employees worked to sweep them up.
3:24 PM EST, January 7, 2012
Swim club property taxes and rural zoning matters are among the pieces of legislation being discussed by the Howard County Council this month.
10:36 PM EST, December 29, 2011
The Howard County school system may have to search for a new location for a much-needed elementary school because the owner of the property it is trying to buy is embroiled in a legal dispute that has held up the sale.
3:17 PM EST, December 14, 2011
As Columbia moves toward a more urban-style, walkable downtown center, local officials want to introduce a bike-sharing program similar to those that have become popular in cities across the country.
4:13 PM EST, December 10, 2011
Turnout was lighter than in past years as County Executive Ken Ulman kicked off a budget-making process for next year that has officials cautiously optimistic that they can avoid painful cuts.
1:31 PM EST, November 25, 2011
A Baltimore County man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was stabbed Thanksgiving evening by an apparently intoxicated man in Pikesville, Baltimore County Police said.
10:21 PM EST, December 5, 2011
Howard County has joined Montgomery County and Baltimore City as the third jurisdiction in the state to adopt a law prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and expression.
10:54 PM EST, November 21, 2011
About two dozen transgender citizens, their relatives and supporters on Monday night urged the Howard County Council to adopt a bill that would bar discrimination against transgender people.
8:53 PM EST, December 5, 2011
The fate of a $2.64 million deal for a new elementary school site in Elkridge remains unclear, with the property owners embroiled in a dispute over a lien that has delayed the project.
6:03 PM EST, November 20, 2011
After suffering a defeat in the state legislature, advocates pushing to bar discrimination against transgender people are looking to build protection into local laws — spurred on by a high-profile attack on a woman at a Baltimore County McDonald's last spring.
1:10 PM EST, December 9, 2011
About 125 residents were evacuated from a 14-story senior living facility in Parole that caught fire Friday morning, an Anne Arundel County fire department spokesman said.
11:13 AM EST, December 9, 2011
A 57-year-old prison inmate was found dead Thursday night inside a maximum-security prison cell in Allegany County, state police said.
6:28 PM EST, December 13, 2011
A Howard County couple won zoning approval this week to hold events on their Woodbine horse farm, despite neighbors' concerns over traffic, noise and creeping commercialization.
6:18 PM EST, November 17, 2011
Howard County offices, courts, recreation centers and the animal shelter will be closed on Thanksgiving, and the day after.
9:57 PM EST, November 14, 2011
Howard County officials are launching a system to send urgent messages directly from police and fire departments, as well as select information about other county services via text messages or email.
3:12 PM EST, November 16, 2011
When Shehlla Khan's husband became ill, it fell on her to take their three children to the pool. But for Khan, who is Muslim, the task was difficult.
1:25 PM EST, December 3, 2011
Howard County income tax collections — the second-largest source of county revenue — continue to increase, which will likely help the county avoid a serious budget shortfall this coming year.
3:21 PM EST, November 25, 2011
A man who police said was wielding two long kitchen knives when he was shot by an officer in Southwest Baltimore was identified Friday.
6:38 PM EST, December 1, 2011
Howard County lawmakers are looking to adopt more stringent requirements that would make applicants for massage establishments and taxicab driver's licenses undergo nationwide criminal background checks.
7:52 AM EST, November 24, 2011
Many elected officials in Howard County are set to accept pay raises this year, after rejecting or donating their automatic increases over several years in which other county employees saw their pay reduced by furloughs.
11:27 PM EST, December 14, 2011
Ellicott City blogger Frank Hecker has spent countless hours researching and writing about the history of council redistricting in Howard County — a topic he acknowledges is somewhat eye-glazing.
1:42 PM EST, December 3, 2011
Gender identity will likely fall under discrimination protections in Howard County, joining race, religion and sexual orientation, after a vote by the County Council on Monday.
12:22 PM EST, November 19, 2011
The number of residents receiving food stamps in Howard County has increased by nearly 30 percent in the past year, one of several indications that people are struggling in one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, according to a report commissioned by two local organizations.
8:46 AM EST, November 6, 2011
The selection of two new school sites in Elkridge at Oxford Square and Ducketts Lane — chosen to alleviate overcrowding in northeast Howard County — could clear the way for developers to build new homes in the area.
10:16 PM EST, November 18, 2011
The Howard County fire department has reinstituted a training program that sends firefighters into burning structures as realistic preparation for emergencies — bringing back a practice that it had stopped amid a spate of injuries nationwide and the 2007 death of a Baltimore fire recruit.
8:43 PM EDT, October 30, 2011
Howard County Council Chairman Calvin Ball has proposed a bill that would allow the police department to tow a vehicle after only one citation, a move designed to help the county collect $376,000 in outstanding fines.
9:39 PM EST, November 27, 2011
The Baltimore Convention Center buzzed with the sounds of table tennis balls hitting rubber paddles as nearly 200 teams competed this weekend in a competition drawing players from around the world.
8:06 PM EST, November 23, 2011
The Howard County Council will conduct a public hearing next month to discuss council district boundaries proposed by an independent panel.
11:07 PM EST, November 10, 2011
A proposal to redraw Howard County Council districts — supported by the County's Democratic Central Committee but opposed by the council's lone Republican — will undergo some changes, council members said.
9:06 PM EST, November 10, 2011
The County Council's move to revise the county ethics laws makes Howard one of the first local governments to approve the new standards mandated by the General Assembly last year.
12:29 PM EST, November 14, 2011
It will be three years before ballots are cast in Maryland's next election for governor, but half a dozen potential candidates for the office are already asking donors for cash.
6:03 PM EST, November 13, 2011
It will be three years before ballots are cast in Maryland's next election for governor, but half a dozen potential candidates for the office are already asking donors for cash.
6:46 PM EST, November 21, 2011
Three of five unions representing Harford County schools employees have agreed to a contract change that would allow for the $1,250 bonuses proposed by County Executive Daniel R. Craig earlier this month.
6:43 PM EST, November 10, 2011
State lawmakers from Howard County say they're pushing the state to shift spending from senior institutionalized care to programs that allow residents to remain in their homes as long as possible.
9:03 PM EDT, October 3, 2011
After several hearings and hours of public testimony, the Howard County Council tabled a resolution Monday that would weaken the county's ability to seize private property.
4:55 PM EST, November 13, 2011
Blaine Young, president of Frederick County's board of commissioners, has plans to make Frederick "the most unfriendly county in the state of Maryland to illegal aliens." And while he said some localities might cringe at such a title, "we wear that with a badge of honor."
2:23 PM EDT, September 29, 2011
Robert and Maxine Walker are hoping for county approval allowing them to hold social events at their Woodbine farm, despite neighbors' opposition at two hearings this month that further delayed a ruling by the county's Board of Appeals.
8:05 PM EDT, October 27, 2011
Harford County Executive David R. Craig announced Thursday that officials had amassed a $32 million surplus, allowing him to buck a string of budget cuts in neighboring jurisdictions and recommend giving all county employees $1,250 bonuses.
5:28 PM EDT, September 25, 2011
Harbin Farms employees recently began stacking large pumpkins on display, in addition to their second most popular seasonal items — mums and a wide variety of apples.
8:57 AM EST, November 6, 2011
The Howard County Council is considering this month a bill to authorize property tax credits for homeowners whose property meets environmental design standards, a measure that would make the county one of the few local governments to give such breaks.
9:22 AM EDT, September 8, 2011
Torrential rainfall brought on by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee flooded dozens of Baltimore-area roads, and sent the water rising out of rivers and creeks — and rescue crews have responded to more than a dozen calls of stranded drivers since midnight Thursday.
11:15 AM EDT, August 19, 2011
The future of a Clarksville post office location remains unclear, despite an offer from Howard County of rent-free property at the Gateway school site on Route 108.
7:58 PM EST, November 8, 2011
Councilman Warren Branch and write-in candidate Shannon Sneed, vying for the City Council seat representing District 13, shared a small patch of sidewalk turf outside Fort Worthington Elementary on Oliver Street in east Baltimore.
8:30 PM EDT, July 28, 2011
A group of North Laurel residents said they'd like to hear more about plans to develop the old Laurel Dodge site into a Royal Farms, even if it means changing the zoning laws created to revitalize U.S. 1.
11:47 PM EST, November 8, 2011
Two Baltimore City Council candidates were poised to overcome write-in challenges Tuesday, converting their Democratic nominations into general election victories.
7:32 PM EDT, September 20, 2011
Howard County officials have agreed to purchase Belmont, the historic 18th-century estate in Elkridge, for just over half the cost paid by owner Howard Community College.
6:41 PM EDT, September 10, 2011
A Southwest flight carrying 115 passengers from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to BWI Airport was diverted to Nashville International Airport due to a passenger's "suspicious behavior," an airline spokesman said.
11:29 PM EDT, August 11, 2011
Howard County officials will pursue plans for a new elementary school at Ducketts Lane to curb overcrowding in schools along the U.S. 1 corridor, despite residents' concerns over increased traffic and the relatively small site.
5:15 PM EDT, September 10, 2011
A faded sign above the former Howard Park Super Pride store was gently lifted off the dilapidated vacant building with a crane Saturday, marking the start of construction of a new, long-awaited supermarket in the city.
8:11 PM EDT, July 14, 2011
Howard has become the first county in Maryland to completely ban smoking at its parks, but it will likely not be the last.
8:55 AM EST, November 6, 2011
Howard County Councilwoman Courtney Watson is pursuing a measure to amend neighborhood preservation laws in a continuing effort to assist nonprofit swim clubs.
11:52 PM EDT, July 14, 2011
The Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs is investigating Verizon's sales practices after the office received a half-dozen complaints, county officials said.
10:32 PM EDT, October 27, 2011
The final section of the Intercounty Connector will be open by 6 a.m. Nov. 22, according to Jack Cahalan, a spokesman for the Maryland Department of Transportation.
10:22 PM EDT, October 31, 2011
A state appeals court has refused to revive a petition that would allow Howard County voters to weigh in on the zoning approval for a supermarket at a proposed shopping center in Turf Valley.
8:28 PM EDT, August 8, 2011
A former Howard County public schools IT technician was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing and reselling more than $200,000 worth of computers, computer parts and software, according to the county's state's attorney's office.
11:46 PM EDT, July 21, 2011
The Howard County Board of Appeals, already fighting T-Mobile in court over the location of a cellphone tower planned for a church property, is scheduled Thursday to hear the company's bid for another western Howard location on a small farm.
11:32 PM EDT, July 9, 2011
Baltimore County Administrative Officer Frederick J. Homan was injured Saturday while riding a horse on the NCR Trail, a police spokeswoman said.
8:21 PM EDT, September 8, 2011
With more than three years to go before the next statewide election, County Executive Ken Ulman is starting to look outside Howard for cash.
6:27 PM EDT, November 2, 2011
Matthew VanDyke — the Baltimore writer and filmmaker who was jailed in Libya for nearly six months and then remained to aid rebels seeking to overthrow dictator Moammar Gadhafi — is scheduled to return home Saturday.
8:10 PM EDT, September 9, 2011
Howard County's agricultural preservation program committed over the past two years to buy development rights to more than 1,000 acres of farmland, as a slow housing market helped boost landowners' interest in the easements.
6:16 PM EDT, September 1, 2011
Returning from a monthlong break, the Howard County Council will begin discussing new legislation on Tuesday, including a bid to restrict the county's authority to seize private property through eminent domain.
7:46 PM EDT, August 3, 2011
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced a new commission Wednesday to re-evaluate the county's all-elected school board structure after hearing complaints about its lack of diversity.
10:41 PM EDT, July 11, 2011
3:38 PM EDT, August 10, 2011
An Annapolis teenager charged as an adult in the death of a 2-year-old girl last year pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman from the Anne Arundel County State's Attorney's office.
1:59 PM EDT, August 27, 2011
Residents will get a chance to weigh in on Howard County's speed camera program Wednesday, as officials consider where the devices can be placed.
4:54 PM EDT, September 10, 2011
A Severn man who did not return home Friday night was found dead in a nearby stream Saturday morning, Anne Arundel County police said.
6:49 AM EDT, August 10, 2011
Twelve men have been charged with soliciting sex from undercover female officers in exchange for money along the U.S. 1 corridor in Laurel, Howard County police said Tuesday.
8:16 PM EDT, August 25, 2011
Neighbors fighting against new apartment buildings at the Turf Valley development in Ellicott City are hoping for another shot at stopping the project, which is scheduled to go before a county appeals board Tuesday.
8:03 PM EDT, July 22, 2011
A group of local governments in Central Maryland awarded contracts this week to four companies that will help build a high-speed broadband Internet system in the state to improve communications among public agencies, as well as upgrade telecommunications in rural areas.
September 4, 2011
Twenty-two-year-old Elkridge resident Roger Buckley recalls U.S. 1 as cluttered with "lots of old, sleazy motels, liquor stores and fast-food restaurants." The main drag near his childhood home was run-down, but it had its advantages.
10:12 PM EDT, August 19, 2011
With plans for a 23-story luxury condominium tower in central Columbia all but dead, the property's future remains in limbo after a decision by Maryland's highest court that took almost three years to deliver.
1:59 PM EDT, August 5, 2011
The Howard County Planning Board has voted against funding the purchase of land to build a road that would serve a proposed mixed-use development in Clarksville, a potential setback for the county-backed project, which has struggled to secure highway access.
11:54 AM EDT, July 30, 2011
A 31-year-old man died after he was shot in the chest early Saturday morning, and six other people were wounded in three separate overnight incidents, Baltimore Police said.
10:42 AM EDT, August 12, 2011
Members of a commission charged with recommending ways to create a more diverse school board met for the first time Wednesday, discussing voter engagement, ways to attract candidates and measures that have worked in other counties.
8:21 PM EDT, July 30, 2011
A pair of Chesapeake Bay Foundation employees left Annapolis Saturday morning on a 1,300-mile journey through the six states in the bay's watershed — by bicycle.
6:23 PM EDT, August 21, 2011
Lightning struck a North Laurel restaurant, causing it to catch fire and customers to flee Sunday afternoon, according to Howard County fire officials.
9:28 PM EDT, July 11, 2011
Howard County, which led the way in prohibiting smoking indoors, plans to extend the ban outdoors to all county parks, a move that would be the first of its kind in the state.
11:27 PM EDT, July 9, 2011
Firefighters worked Saturday night to extinguish a three-alarm blaze at a Catonsville Days Inn that displaced 160 guests and shut down a section of Route 40 and exits from the Baltimore Beltway, police and fire officials said.
7:23 AM EDT, July 8, 2011
A series of heavy storms that formed over the Mason Dixon line Thursday night caused numerous hazards and power outages, mainly in Baltimore city and county.
10:11 PM EDT, July 3, 2011
An 84-year-old woman suffered severe injuries Saturday in a fire at an Edgewater home that claimed a second person's life, Anne Arundel County fire officials said.
8:45 PM EDT, August 21, 2011
Darthea Redding Kerr, a soprano vocalist who worked as executive assistant to the National Symphony Orchestra and personnel manager of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, died Aug. 16 of cancer at her home in Essex.
7:38 PM EDT, July 9, 2011
Police made an arrest Saturday in the fatal stabbing that marred last weekend's Fourth of July celebration at the Inner Harbor, as officers began to investigate a separate overnight killing downtown.
11:38 PM EDT, July 11, 2011
The commission that awards accreditation to higher education institutions has placed Baltimore City Community College on probation because of concerns about the school's ability to evaluate student learning.
11:47 PM EDT, July 28, 2011
Pool volunteers perched on the edge of their seats and others in green shirts supporting Watermont Frogs held their hands to their faces Thursday as the County Council voted down a tax-relief measure for nonprofit swim clubs.
7:49 PM EDT, July 28, 2011
Howard County will soon allow residents to add banana peels, egg shells and even old pizza boxes to their recyclables, becoming one of the first East Coast localities to start a large-scale composting program.
9:41 PM EDT, July 2, 2011
A two-alarm blaze that started inside an Edgewater home left one person dead and another injured Saturday afternoon, according for an Anne Arundel County fire spokesman.
11:44 PM EDT, July 1, 2011
Baltimore City fire crews pulled a man's body from the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River in south Baltimore Friday evening, a spokesman confirmed.
9:59 AM EDT, July 7, 2011
A 19-year-old man has been charged after Aberdeen Police say he stabbed his father in the chest with a knife outside an Aberdeen shopping center Wednesday afternoon.
6:47 PM EDT, July 12, 2011
A doctor's appointment brought Helen Jones out of her Allendale house earlier than usual Tuesday morning. While she waited on the porch for her ride, a man came out of a house across the street, got into a green car and drove away.
10:41 PM EDT, July 7, 2011
A series of heavy storms that formed over the Mason Dixon line Thursday night caused numerous hazards and power outages, mainly in Baltimore city and county.
7:16 PM EDT, July 2, 2011
A Baltimore man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a nightclub in eastern Baltimore County early Saturday morning, police said.
5:49 PM EDT, July 4, 2011
Joan Brown Sadler, a nurse, avid gardener and volunteer for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, died June 28 of breast cancer at Mercy Hospital.
7:05 PM EDT, June 29, 2011
Chong Wan Yim, who emigrated from South Korea, held a variety of jobs in Baltimore — from running his own restaurant to starting his own delivery business just months ago.
10:20 PM EDT, July 7, 2011
Phillips Seafood is scheduled to present its exterior plans for a new restaurant at the Inner Harbor's Power Plant at a July 14 meeting of Baltimore City's Urban Design and Architecture Review Panel.
9:58 PM EDT, June 16, 2011
A man and a woman were killed in a motorcycle crash after fleeing from a traffic stop early Thursday in Annapolis, police said.
6:42 PM EDT, July 5, 2011
Baltimore County police have charged a couple in connection with a non-fatal stabbing outside a Dundalk High's Dairy Store that occurred after what police believe was an argument over drugs Sunday night.
9:53 PM EDT, July 7, 2011
Baltimore County police raided Minnick's Restaurant in Dundalk, owned by Del. Joseph J. "Sonny" Minnick, and seized five electronic gaming devices, according to a police spokeswoman.
10:56 PM EDT, June 18, 2011
Former state delegate Ruth M. Kirk, who served West Baltimore's 44th District for 28 years, died June 17 of heart failure at her home in Baltimore.
4:22 PM EDT, June 29, 2011
A 22-year-old Charles Village woman who was reported missing more than three weeks ago was found unharmed in Baltimore Wednesday, Baltimore County police said.
9:02 PM EDT, June 19, 2011
Singe marks still scar the wall of the Canton grocery store where Stanislaw Ptak spent his final night outside. The homeless man died six months ago after he accidentally set himself on fire while lighting a cigarette.
11:42 PM EDT, June 16, 2011
A Clarksville man pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Thursday in a scheme in which he paid off the former's Prince George's County Executive and a county police officer for favors to benefit his liquor stores, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.
12:08 AM EDT, July 6, 2011
A 47-year-old man was killed and a woman was taken to a local hospital after a head-on, two-vehicle crash in Northern Baltimore County Tuesday morning, police said.
8:00 PM EDT, June 11, 2011
There was no shortage Saturday of feather boas, rhinestone-bedazzled cat's eye glasses, leopard prints and bouffant hairstyles at the annual Honfest.
5:50 PM EDT, June 29, 2011
A 31-year-old rock-climbing coach who worked at three Earth Treks climbing facilities around Baltimore and Washington has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Columbia, Howard County police said.
6:25 PM EDT, June 21, 2011
The Queen Anne's County state's attorney's office has filed criminal charges against the owner of a Centreville horse farm from which 140 animals were seized in April.
11:22 PM EDT, June 17, 2011
A Catonsville man who is serving an eight year sentence for violating the terms of his probation did not return from his work release assignment in Towson on Wednesday, according to state Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
6:36 PM EDT, June 30, 2011
Baltimore City firefighters were working to put out a fire on West Lombard Street during rush hour Thursday evening, a spokesman said.
6:25 PM EDT, June 28, 2011
Weather postponed Tuesday's launch of the ORS-1 satellite attached to the Minotaur 1 rocket, according to NASA officials, leaving spectators in the Mid-Atlantic to wait for another day.
5:48 PM EDT, July 2, 2011
A two-alarm blaze that started inside an Edgewater home left one person dead and another injured Saturday afternoon, according for an Anne Arundel County fire spokesman.
10:28 AM EDT, June 14, 2010
The Baltimore police officer facing a first-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed former Marine was ordered held without bail Monday morning, more than a day after his uncertain whereabouts triggered an intense search that ended when he surrendered with his attorney.
1:56 PM EDT, May 28, 2011
If Baltimore manages to build the $900 million convention center expansion and arena proposed for the Inner Harbor, business and civic leaders say, the city will join a growing list of destinations competing to woo lucrative convention business with bigger, better facilities.
11:44 PM EDT, July 1, 2011
A man and woman were bound by three men who identified themselves as police officers after breaking into their South Baltimore home early Friday, a city police spokesman said.
12:16 AM EDT, July 7, 2011
A man was stabbed in the chest by his son outside an Aberdeen shopping center Wednesday afternoon, Aberdeen police said.
8:22 PM EDT, July 2, 2011
A Baltimore County man died after his scooter ran off the road into a wire fence in Carroll County early Saturday, according to Maryland State Police.
July 2, 2011
The beach at Glen Isle, located in the South River, was reopened by Anne Arundel County health officials for the 4th of July weekend.
8:29 PM EDT, July 6, 2011
Baltimore County police are investigating a series of arsons that resulted in nearly $50,000 in damage, destroying several cars, sheds and the roof of a business in Edgemere Sunday.
3:32 PM EDT, June 18, 2011
A small plane was diverted to Annapolis after it entered restricted airspace in Washington Saturday, according to an air defense spokesman.
9:38 PM EDT, May 7, 2011
After months of searching, the family of Phylicia Simone Barnes welcomed her home Saturday, but it was hardly the reunion they had prayed for.
7:32 PM EDT, June 14, 2011
The funeral for the nephew of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings has been scheduled for Saturday in Baltimore, the congressman's office said Tuesday.
10:58 PM EDT, June 17, 2011
Ruth M. Kirk, a former state delegate who served West Baltimore for 28 years, has died, city officials said Friday evening.
6:42 PM EDT, May 28, 2011
As the top four teams in college lacrosse battled it out Saturday in the NCAA Division I men's semifinals at M&T Bank Stadium, other lacrosse star hopefuls auditioned for the chance to appear in a movie about the sport.
10:12 PM EDT, September 17, 2010
Cobin Burrell, a 31-year-old Johns Hopkins Hospital worker, had the task of cleaning blood from Room 873, where a man killed his ailing mother, then himself after shooting a doctor.
8:02 PM EDT, June 21, 2011
A former Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems Inc. employee, who hacked into the chief executive's computerized presentation and replaced it with pornography, was sentenced Tuesday in Baltimore City's first computer hacking case, according to the city's state's attorney's office.
11:14 PM EDT, June 22, 2011
A 17-year-old drove through a stop sign in Columbia and struck a police cruiser, injuring an officer Wednesday evening, Howard County police said.
11:14 PM EDT, June 29, 2011
After a one day delay due to the weather, and another brief delay Wednesday night, the ORS-1 satellite was launched into orbit from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Virginia's Wallops Island.
8:49 AM EDT, June 18, 2011
The right, northbound lane of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, from Interstate 195 to the Baltimore Beltway, near BWI Marshall Airport, will be closed through Monday morning for repair work, according to state highway officials.
4:54 PM EDT, October 24, 2010
Voters in Maryland will get a chance in this year's election to launch a process to revise the state constitution, but experts predict the measure will be a hard sell.
8:51 PM EDT, July 3, 2011
A 27-year-old man was shot multiple times in North Baltimore Saturday night, city police said.
8:35 PM EDT, October 7, 2010
A $278,000 grant was awarded to the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice to train city police detectives on sexual assault investigations, city officials announced Thursday.
12:05 PM EDT, June 13, 2010
About 100 people gathered Saturday on the green in front of City Hall to remember Tyrone Brown, the 32-year-old former Marine whose fatal shooting in Mount Vernon ultimately led to a first-degree murder charge against a Baltimore police officer.
6:17 PM EDT, October 22, 2010
Over the next several days, The Baltimore Sun will publish results of a new poll on election-year issues. In print editions, articles will examine the economy's impact (Saturday), the O'Malley-Ehrlich race (Sunday), and the 1st Congressional District race and the slots referendum in Anne Arundel County on subsequent days.
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