| Feb 10, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Nearly 10,000 people in West Baltimore are diagnosed each year with new cases of diabetes, hypertension and other treatable, chronic health conditions — enough to fill 24 jumbo jets.
These illnesses will kill many of them and complications will...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 3:02 PM
Andrew Hassl had just arrived home from work early Tuesday morning and was hanging out with his roommates on a residential street near the University of Maryland's College Park campus when they heard shots outside.
As the roommates went to turn off...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 11:19 AM
It doesn't take a football fan to feel good about the Baltimore Ravens winning the Super Bowl. As thousands gather Tuesday morning for a victory parade through the streets of Charm City, let us take stock of just what an extraordinary moment this is....
| Feb 5, 2013
| 4:31 PM
Three teens were stabbed, one fatally, in downtown Baltimore Tuesday afternoon, near the route of the parade celebrating the Ravens Super Bowl victory, police said.
Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the stabbing occurred around1:30 p.m....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:30 AM
I applaud the efforts of the University of Maryland in obtaining the funding needed to increase their mental health services ("UM adds funding for mental health," April 3). While money is important, it isn't everything. National statistics tell us there...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 9:41 AM
On the heels of an election that affirmed the Free State's desire for equal opportunities and protections under the law for everyone, we see a path to another victory for fairness and justice. It's time for Maryland to abolish the death penalty....
| Jan 19, 2013
| 12:32 PM
I once sat with a group of inner-city Baltimore kids, mostly 12-year-olds, who were being asked what they wanted to be when they grew up.
Police officer. Prison guard. Judge.
Those were the boys at least. The girls mostly seemed to aspire to...
| Apr 2, 2013
The day after her ex-husband's funeral in January, Sabrina Lumpkin started calling every public official she could think of, trying to get someone to pay attention.
Warren Lumpkin, 34, had died in a Southwest Baltimore house of heart complications...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Sitting around a broad table in a nondescript office in Reisterstown last week, more than a dozen mental health advocates, medical professionals and law enforcement officials stared tensely at one another.
Nearly a month after the state-created task...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 8:05 AM
At first, the soldier's behavior was puzzling. He appeared to be having hallucinations. He was anxious. He became belligerent.
A drug test identified the problem: The young man had become the latest service member at Fort Meade to experience an...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 12:27 PM
A U.S. District Court judge has released a Baltimore police officer caught in a drug dealing and tax-fraud investigation from federal custody until trial.
On Tuesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher allowed Baltimore police officer Ashley...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:17 AM
Medical bills and other expenses strained Race Rudd Sr.'s finances, so replacing his broken-down car was beyond his means.
In an imperfect arrangement, he relied on a friend to ferry him between his home in Odenton and his job as cook at the Hope House,...