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  • High school basketball standout killed in city shooting

    High school basketball standout killed in city shooting
    He was supposed to be in Florida right now, prepping with his teammates for a weekend basketball showcase. Instead, the team flew south Thursday afternoon without their 6-foot 5-inch forward, who was a "beast" on the court, his brother said. "He had...
  • Verizon employees in Md. to return Tuesday with extension

    Verizon's union employees in Maryland and across the region will head back to work early next week after a deal was reached to extend their expired contract pending further negotiations, the company said Saturday in a statement. About 45,000 workers in...
  • Man charged with firing rifle, striking city police officer

    Baltimore police say a 20-year-old man with a grudge against the department fired a rifle at a Southwestern District patrol officer Tuesday night. The officer was spared serious injury when the bullet grazed him and struck his service weapon. Police...
  • Rick Perry: Is the press being fair and accurate in its coverage of him?

    Rick Perry: Is the press being fair and accurate in its coverage of him?
    I doubt this modest request will be heard over the fevered roar for the scalp of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that the media has been sounding since he announced his candidacy for president. There is almost a palpable bloodlust to bring this guy down -- and it...
  • Student from Cockeysville missing in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia police as well as dozens of friends and relatives were searching Sunday for Roswell Friend, a 22-year-old recent graduate of Temple University who went missing last week after going for a run. A native of Cockeysville who attended Dulaney...
  • Philadelphia police say body of Roswell Friend, 22, found in New Jersey

    Philadelphia police say body of Roswell Friend, 22, found in New Jersey
    A Philadelphia police spokeswoman told the Towson Times on Monday, Aug. 22, that a body found in New Jersey that morning was believed to be that of Cockeysville resident and recent Temple University graduate Roswell Friend. A New Jersey State Police...
  • Social networks bear load as phone lines jammed after quake

    Social networks bear load as phone lines jammed after quake
    Moments after the Virginia earthquake hit Tuesday afternoon, Kafi D'Ambrosio tried calling her daughter's day care but couldn't get through. So instead, she turned to Facebook. The 38-year-old Hamilton resident posted a message on her day-care provider's...
  • Some of WSSC general manager's assertions should be questioned

    Some comments on the Laurel Leader's informative article about WSSC closing their equestrian trail ("Not so Happy Trails," Aug. 18): WSSC provided no evidence that trail use damages the water, as WSSC's general manager asserts, despite repeated requests....
  • Standardized tests: Time for a national opt-out

    Standardized tests: Time for a national opt-out
    Here's an update to a clich├ęd philosophical question: If a test is scheduled and no one is around to take it, will this test matter? The new school year for many public school teachers begins weeks before students arrive. Educators attend hours of...
  • Amid questions, city police internal affairs commander reassigned

    Amid questions, city police internal affairs commander reassigned
    The Baltimore Police Department removed its commander in charge of internal investigations late Monday, a move police sources describe as fallout from last week's indictment of a city police officer on drug charges. Maj. Nathan Warfield, picked in 2009...
  • Aftershock: 4.5 magnitude earthquake felt overnight in Baltimore

    A 4.5 magnitude earthquake – an apparent aftershock to Tuesday's 5.8 quake that shook Baltimore – was recorded at 1:08 a.m., near Mineral, Va., the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting. Some Baltimore area residents reported via Facebook...
  • Will Murdoch scandal make us pull back from Brit tabloid values?

    Will Murdoch scandal make us pull back from Brit tabloid values?
    As the scandal that sunk Rupert Murdoch's News of the World continued to unfold last week, one of the questions that loomed was whether there would be any fallout on this side of the Atlantic. What most American analysts were wondering was whether...