| Mar 8, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Police and relatives of abducted girl Caitlyn Virts credited the use of the Amber Alert system and the quick, eager fingers of social media users with helping authorities find the 11-year-old in Florence, S.C., on Friday.
Baltimore County Police Chief...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 7:04 AM
George Takei, speaking by phone from his California home, cannot resist describing the un-wintry view from his window.
"There's a flawless blue sky, golden sunshine and a green garden outside," the Los Angeles-born Takei says in his burnished baritone,...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:54 AM
My first frightening social media experience, something I remember very clearly, was connected to my work with The Aegis. I had not been on the staff very long, maybe eight months or so, when one slow news day I began trolling around a message board...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 5:25 AM
Since screening the Season 2 premiere of “House of Cards” almost two weeks ago, I have been dying to talk about a showstopper of a moment in it.
But even though Netflix made all 13 episodes of the second season available to the public Friday,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Perhaps overlooked in the chaos of last week's shooting at The Mall in Columbia was the way the Howard County Police Department used social media to communicate with citizens.
From the start, it released details through Twitter, stringing together 140-...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Anne Arundel County executive hopeful Del. Steve Schuh made an appeal to the County Council on Monday to cut the property tax to offset new stormwater fees, then traded barbs over Twitter with County Executive Laura Neuman over his proposal.
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:22 PM
By the middle of last week, just four days after the shooting at The Mall in Columbia that left three people dead, some in TV news wanted to move on.
This was especially true at NBC, which was the first and most powerful voice to say that the killing of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman on Tuesday will unveil recommendations from a commission she created last after she was appointed to the job.
The Commission on Excellence was tasked with reviewing county government operations and issuing...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:02 PM
McDonogh offensive lineman Jared Cohen on Tuesday announced plans to play football at North Carolina next season, apparently concluding a recruitment that took a turn late last year when the four-star prospect decommitted from Maryland.
Cohen posted a...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:25 AM
"Stamford, you have a problem."
That, along with just utter shock at exactly what I was seeing, was all I could think of as Batista was standing tall at the end of Sunday's Royal Rumble match. Batista winning wasn't the shocking part. The shocking...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:27 PM
All the TV stations in Baltimore say they’re the ones to turn to for breaking news.
Coverage of a shooting Saturday morning at the Mall in Columbia that left three dead put those promises to the test in a major way. Not everyone passed.
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Before day two of the first annual NFL Pro Bowl Draft began tonight, Ravens kicker Justin Tucker took to his Twitter account to campaign for one of the game’s captains, Deion Sanders, to take him with his first selection.
Tucker had to wait a...