| Jul 25, 2011
| 7:07 PM
The celebration of the NFL's 4-month lockout ending turned into disbelief when the Ravens cut four players, including their top two receivers of all time.
According to league sources, the Ravens informed tight end Todd Heap, wide receiver Derrick Mason,...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 3:00 AM
After a long time wandering in the wilderness, with no movie or TV production under way in Maryland, local actors, technicians, caterers, drivers, set builders and hospitality professionals are back to work with the production in Baltimore of the HBO...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 8:38 AM
Ever since I heard some enterprising Baltimoreans used pit bulls to try to shake down "The Wire" crew for money, I've wondered: Did the scheme actually work?
In case you missed it, I reported earlier this week that an online travel show visiting parts of...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 3:11 PM
A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with robbing another of his cellphone Monday, then shooting him in the arm on a wooded path near Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn.
Gary Stokes of the 6700 block of Richardson Road...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 4:26 PM
An employee taking a lunchtime stroll during a break from his job at the Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn was robbed and shot on a secluded wooded path on Monday, prompting officials to put the federal campus on lockdown.
| Oct 5, 2011
| 8:41 AM
Baltimore County police arrested a Gwynn Oak man in the Monday, Oct. 3, shooting incident involving a Social Security Administration employee near the federal agency's campus in Woodlawn.
Gary Stokes, 26, of the 6700 block of Richardson Road, has been...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 3:19 PM
If you are offered a short-term advance on your paycheck at a triple-digit interest rate, you might think you're being pitched a payday loan — a product that's basically banned in Maryland and other states with rate caps.
But what if that deal came...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 10:26 AM
UPDATED at 1:15 p.m.:
Police are now saying that the shooting was part of a robbery in the woods near the SSA, and not on the campus. Baltimore County police department spokeswoman Elise Armacost said the victim was shot on Walden Circle, but was able to...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States does not have to default on its debt, and the Social Security and Medicare checks can continue to go out, even if Republicans and President Barack Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 11:17 AM
When established in 1935, Social Security made its first payments to Americans age 65. These first recipients never contributed and were paid from contributions made by younger Americans. Those Americans and successive generations believed their...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 4:49 AM
Kathy Harget can afford a car. In fact, she used to own one.
But the 39-year-old Hampden woman decided those wheels were a luxury she could do without. She sold her vehicle and has been car-less ever since — relying on a combination of bicycling,...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 2:01 PM
The job of leading Baltimore County government is not unlike running a major corporation. The sprawling county employs 25,000 and has an annual budget of $2.5 billion that would rank it in among the 800 biggest companies in the U.S., as well as a...