| 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 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 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 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,...
| 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...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 4:38 PM
It’s hard to be too critical of any NFL telecast that delivers the kind of images CBS did Sunday following Jacoby Jones’ touchdown catch that put the Ravens up 19-3 over the New York Jets.
The money shot with five seconds left in the third...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:17 PM
A Columbia kitchen fire has displaced a family of three, according to Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue's Twitter account.
According to the Twitter account, units were clearing the scene located in the 7900 block of Brightwind Court shortly...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:18 AM
The last Raw before SummerSlam gave the WWE audience exactly what we want heading into an upcoming pay-per-view -- something to look forward to in almost every match.
John Cena and Daniel Bryan continued their compelling back and forth on the...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith found himself embroiled in a minor controversy because of a picture that he posted on his Instagram account this morning.
The picture showed his brother wearing pink socks with flowers on them and included the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Tuesday that he will push for raising the minimum wage in Maryland to $10.10 an hour over the next two years, with automatic increases after that to keep pace with inflation.
O'Malley appeared at an evening rally outside...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Welcome back to the bar. We got the furnace and leaky roof fixed just in time, apparently.
Today, I want to discuss a person whose name triggers some of the best arguments in Connolly's Bar history: Mike Mussina.
Every time we bring up the former...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Several inches of snow fell across the Baltimore area, with as much as 5-7 inches in some spots, and ice was still ahead as a winter storm that has traveled across the country packed more of a punch in Maryland than forecasters expected.
While a maximum...