| Oct 26, 2011
| 5:55 PM
The vigil began on an ominous note. The organizers had asked police to be there so they could mourn without looking over their shoulders, but the squad car pulled away, lights and sirens, to respond to another call.
Relatives and friends of Marquis Jones...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:56 PM
Julie McKinney almost didn’t talk to us for this story.
Not because she was worried about what she’d reveal or that she was nervous to see herself in print. But because of what she might see: a picture of a snake.
McKinney is scared of...
| Oct 28, 2011
It was overwhelming, exhilarating, packed with information, entertaining and ultimately relaxing. What am I describing? It was the 50+Expo presented by the Howard County Department of Citizens Services, Office on Aging.
The event was held Oct. 21 from...
| Aug 2, 2011
| 12:45 PM
Joseph Vincent Brady, a nationally and internationally known behavioral neuroscientist, behavioral pharmacologist and space researcher who established the department of behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Friday of...
| Oct 29, 2011
With an impending graduation and no job lined up, John Windsor sat in his apartment at St. Mary's College and listened to his old high school friend pitch him an idea of traveling across the country on a bike.'
Hours later that January night, Windsor and...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 5:36 PM
State officials tapped a veteran psychiatric hospital administrator Wednesday to take over leadership of Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, where two recent killings have sparked questions about the safety and therapy provided at Maryland's maximum-...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 5:37 PM
ExxonMobil Corp. has lost its bid to avoid paying punitive damages in a case stemming from an underground gasoline leak in northern Baltimore County in 2006, but how much the international company will have to pay remains to be seen as the case...
| Apr 6, 2011
Whatever the pressures of his city law practice, Robert Lazzaro could count on finding refuge at the end of the day at his home in Jacksonville, where the back deck offered quiet, a hot tub and a woodland view. That changed five years ago after an Exxon...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:13 PM
Q: Taking my indoor cat to her annual vet checkups causes her great anxiety. She howls in her carrier, trembles the entire time and ends up having an accident. How can we make these necessary trips less traumatic?
A: It’s hard to know for sure...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 2:47 PM
Adam Loewen said he's not as emotional this weekend as he was Wednesday, when he made his debut as an outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays — more than three years after he pitched his final game for the Orioles.
But he's not acting like facing...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:18 PM
After a teenage girl was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for beating a transgender woman at a McDonald's in Rosedale, some advocates for transgender people called the sentence too lenient.
"The whole incident is unfortunate and demonstrates the...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:27 AM
The Chesapeake Bay looks like a dirty bathtub, its waters turned brown with mud and awash in pollution and floating debris, including uprooted trees, propane tanks, even a battered dining-room chair.
Braving boat-damaging hazards, scientists are swarming...