| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:02 PM
There are so many violent tragedies every day — I'm thinking specifically about the deaths of young people, and particularly those by gun — it's impossible to process it all, much less give our hearts to it. If we tried, our heads would burst....
| Feb 8, 2013
| 2:32 PM
With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a good time to review some of the literary love stories that have been set in Baltimore. In an article in the latest issue of the Sun magazine, reporter Jill Rosen highlights the relationships of H.L. Mencken,...
| Nov 6, 2010
| 10:46 PM
Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.
A day or...
| Apr 25, 2011
| 10:32 AM
How are Americans to reconcile the Barack Obama who says Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi must go with the one who drags his heels on providing the military means to achieve his departure?
The president's schizophrenia on the Libya crisis has been...
| Nov 7, 2010
| 3:59 PM
Second of two parts; read the first part
For much of his adult life he'd been a slave to cocaine, marijuana, prescription pills and alcohol. Twice he had gone through weeks of intensive psychiatric and drug treatment at Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.,...
| Apr 18, 2011
Mental health professionals have known for years that people who suffer from serious mental illnesses are often more likely to end up in jail than in some form of treatment. That's why a new program in the Baltimore City Circuit Court to divert some...
| Jun 25, 2011
| 6:38 PM
For a time this year, a psychiatric hospital run by the state of Maryland didn't have enough injectable drugs for schizophrenia patients who refused to take pills.
Doses of the most effective drug to boost blood pressure in patients at risk of dying from...
| Jul 2, 2011
| 5:10 PM
When Billy Lynch first realized that Tandon Doss might allow his promising football career to implode, the Indiana assistant coach did not call the wide receiver into his office or even grab him by the facemask and stare him in the eyes.
Lynch took Doss,...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 6:36 PM
A Baltimore pastor who paid a hit man $50,000 in church funds to kill someone for life insurance payouts bought similar indemnity policies on his boyfriend when the pair were fighting, along with contracts on the man's mother and daughter, he testified...
| Jul 6, 2011
Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report:
Marcus Allan Johnson, 20, of the 200 block of Forest Greens Road, was charged Wednesday with first-degree burglary and theft between $10,000 and $100,000.
Amanda Jewel Walter,...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 8:07 AM
For the second time in just over a year, a patient at the maximum-security Clifton T. Perkins state psychiatric hospital has been charged with killing another patient, state police said Friday night.
David Rico-Noyola, a 22-year-old patient at the Howard...
| Oct 22, 2011
| 3:31 PM
For the second time in just over a year, officials at the state's maximum-security mental hospital will review procedures after a patient was charged with killing his roommate.
The killing of David Rico-Noyola, 22, at the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital...