| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:57 PM
After two days of heavy sedation, Erika Brannock awoke Wednesday morning in her hospital bed to dramatic and gruesome news: Her left leg had been amputated below the knee, the only medical option for a team of surgeons handling traumatic injuries from the...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:06 PM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday a plan to immediately evaluate and pay the oldest disability claims, a move that advocates expect will bring relief to Maryland servicemen and women who face one of the largest backlogs in the...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 11:18 AM
Nearly 100 people have added their names to an online peititon seeking to keep a convicted child rapist behind bars since Wednesday, when two U.S. Supreme Court decisions appeared to bolster the man's appeal arguments and the likelihood he could be...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Elaine Karp-Gelernter, a retired Veterans Affairs psychologist who was also a textile artist, died of complications from pneumonia March 20 at Sinai Hospital. The Mount Washington resident was 78.
She was the daughter of Polish immigrants who ran a...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Joseph Bathgate calls them "the Hollywood questions."
When college classmates learn he was a machine gunner for the Marine Corps for two tours in Iraq, they want to know: Did anyone ever shoot at you? Ever get hit?
And there's the big one.
| Sep 5, 2012
| 4:03 PM
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold and his administration are facing new accusations they destroyed documents, deployed spies to detect disloyalty and attempted to conceal misconduct in an office beset by sexual harassment.
An affidavit by a...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Think Dick Cheney's thoughts on torture are extreme? Meet the Authority.
Meet them and be afraid. Very afraid. Because underneath the sheen of gentility, bureaucratic formalities and a really sweet reception area, the Authority is pretty vicious. ...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 4:11 PM
John R. Leopold's new attorney attacked allegations that the Anne Arundel county executive's administration destroyed documents and deployed spies, calling them irrelevant and meant only to harass him.
The attorney blasted a recent affidavit containing...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 5:18 PM
Three of County Executive John R. Leopold's top aides have threatened to sue a co-worker for libel after she accused them of sexual harassment, spying and destroying documents.
An attorney for the three aides wrote two letters to the co-worker...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 11:20 AM
At Ellicott Mills Middle School in Ellicott City, students are learning that when it comes to combating poverty, every little bit helps. Even something as small as pocket change can make a difference.
That's the idea behind Change Matters, a student...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:31 PM
It's early fall in Baltimore, that time of year when purple banners, car flags and sweatshirts normally dominate the landscape, as surely as the colors are soon to hit the trees. But Charm City isn't just NFL country now.
In grade schools and taverns, at...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 12:50 PM
There was a time before the three heart attacks, before he was effectively paralyzed in the lower half of his left leg, when Army Spc. Stephen Ramsey wouldn't do much on his Georgia farm other than pick cotton and peanuts, and hunt.
Actually, he can...