| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:32 AM
Maryland’s largest theme park is about to take a new roller coaster for a spin.
Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro on Saturday launches Ragin' Cajun, a ride that is billed as the first of its kind at the park.
At just over 40 feet, the ride...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:21 AM
The following is compiled from police reports from the Towson and Cockeysville precincts. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible.
Two people seated on a bench in the Loch Raven Plaza were...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Once summer break begins, boredom can set in. Before the whining starts, we’ve come up with a list of activities proven with local families. Because there are two kinds of fun we search for during Maryland’s summer – in the shade and...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Six Flags America launches its 2014 season on Saturday, opening weekends in April and May and daily for spring break, April 12-21.
The Maryland theme park has a new Mardi Gras section featuring New Orleans-themed rides, parades and other activities....
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed increase in Maryland's minimum wage to $10.10 cleared its first hurdle Monday night as a House committee approved the bill and rejected a proposal to set a different standard for rural areas.
The House Economic Matters...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:47 PM
The House of Delegates gave preliminary approval Wednesday to legislation that would raise Maryland's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10, rejecting a flurry of amendments offered by opponents.
The action clears the way for a final House vote on the...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:30 AM
For a junior camp counselor at the Howard County Recreation and Parks’ Summer Sensations Camp, the to-do list is varied. There are tables to wipe down, campers to corral, snacks to prepare. But at the moment, the job is: dance.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:28 PM
Take 10 is a series of occasional features on prominent local residents and the possessions they treasure.
Having — and sharing — adventures is the main theme in the life of Jim Seay, the 53-year-old president and owner of Premier Rides, a...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 1:07 PM
For Rene Buckmon, the Columbia Association's manager of youth and teen programs, renaming the Columbia Teen Center the Youth and Teen Center at the Barn is more than just a cosmetic change.
Buckmon said the name change, the second since the center...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 8:13 AM
Is there any bar or nightclub in Baltimore worth a $20 cover charge?
If so — and I'm not convinced there is — it certainly was not Paparazzi Nightclub on a recent Friday night. The dance club that replaced the concert venue Sonar in February...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:28 AM
When it comes to Super Bowl XLVII, it seems everyone is willing to put some skin in the game. Or at least a little ego. (Yes, we're talking about you, Mayor Hancock.)
The bets for - and against - the Baltimore Ravens are piling up. And it's not just in...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 2:44 PM
Baltimore-based Premier Rides said it will design and build the world's tallest and fastest- looping roller coaster at a California theme park.
Six Flags Magic Mountain picked the company to construct the coaster next year, Premier said. Called "Full...