| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:48 PM
A federal appeals court overturned the sentence of a Baltimore police officer convicted of taking kickbacks from a tow truck company, ruling that a lower court was wrong in how it assigned a dollar value to the scheme.
The Fourth Circuit Court of...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:27 AM
On a sunny afternoon last week, a family could be seen walking inside Hope House Laurel, while two groups of people of varying ages sat in chairs in the shade on the side of the building talking amicably.
This private substance abuse treatment center in...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I work for a mid-size firm Baltimore, and our health insurance costs will rise only modestly in 2013. However, in talking to friends at local companies, their health insurers are raising rates exorbitantly in anticipation of the state health exchanges...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Drivers who buy their car insurance through the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund, the state's auto insurer of last resort, seem always to be the door mats of the State House, but that comparison might be too generous. Rugs get a little respect every...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 7:10 PM
A federal court in Virginia was asked Friday to determine the proper ownership of a miniature landscape painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and allegedly purchased for $7 in a box of odds and ends in a rural flea market.
The complaint filed in U.S....
| Apr 27, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Maryland health officials may ask state lawmakers for permission to oversee plastic surgery centers, a move inspired in part by the death of a Lochearn woman after liposuction.
The state health department had already been considering whether to ask...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 9:30 AM
I read with interest Maryland Medical Society CEO Gene Ransom's commentary on barriers to care created by health insurance companies ("Insurers' 'fail first' policies jeopardize patient health," March 12).
As the president and founder of a national...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Having watched Dr. Ben Carson's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on YouTube, I can accept his foray into politics because he has worked with people of all religions, and his scholarship fund has supported talented students regardless of race or...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:44 AM
This month marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act. The 1993 act is a federal law requiring employers to provide employees 12 weeks of unpaid leave for qualified medical and family reasons, including pregnancy. On this...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 5:11 AM
Harford County is one step closer to requiring defibrillators in all swimming pools, after the County Council introduced a bill requiring them Tuesday night.
The bill requires that CPR rescue masks, automatic external defibrillators and first-aid kits...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Charles L. Hayes, former secretary and senior vice president of Monumental Life Insurance Co., died Feb. 3 of cancer at the Brookshire Hospice in Hillsborough, N.C.
The former Towson resident was 85.
Charles Lawton Hayes was born and raised in...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 7:44 PM
At age 50, she's still big and beautiful. Beginning this year, Perry Hall High School will mark a half-century of existence with celebratory events stretching 14 months.
"It's going to be a party," Principal George Roberts said.
The scope of the...