| Mar 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
A dozen or more cases of mumps have been reported among Loyola University Maryland students over the past month, prompting officials to alert the campus community to signs of the rare virus that has spread rapidly across college campuses in recent...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:11 PM
A grandmother has been charged with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring a granddaughter by rubbing methadone on their gums, Baltimore police say.
Towanda Reaves, 50, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder and multiple assault charges....
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
On Jan. 12, Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, died at the Regal Westview movie theater in Frederick. I did not know Mr. Saylor or his family, but I can't get his tragic death off my mind.
Mr. Saylor liked the movie he saw, "Zero...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Great nations and proud empires have always collapsed from within before they were conquered from without.
President Barack Obama's re-election mirrors the self-indulgent, greedy and envious nation we are rapidly becoming.
Pollsters Michael Barone and...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 3:38 PM
I note with great displeasure in your June 27 edition that we are again going to put on a hot dog-eating contest in Granville Gude Park to celebrate the Glorious Sixth.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 million Americans are now obese, and...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Turtle derbies are almost as old as the republic, and still a staple in Maryland, a state that loves its terrapins. But conservationists and wildlife biologists say it's time to end this tradition, for the sake of the animals supposedly being celebrated....
| Jul 8, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The row of brick duplexes on Yakona Road in Towson has been empty for months, the occupants gone after reaching a settlement with Hess Corp. over claims that a leaking gasoline tank had contaminated their properties. This summer, the houses are...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 8:29 AM
I'm not sure if this is a tale of distracted parenting or car safety, but either one works.
My 10-year-old son -- who is about one inch shorter than me, if that -- has been begging to ride shotgun for quite some time. It's not a daily question, but...
| Jul 1, 2013
Last week the federal Food and Drug Administration quietly did something that it has never done before. For the first time in its history, the agency charged with protecting the public from harmful foods and medicines rejected a bid by the tobacco...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson claims pregnancy crisis centers engage in deceptive practices to lure women seeking abortions to their facilities ("Pregnancy center signs are necessary," July 24).
Give me a break!
The real threat to pregnant...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Now the party doesn’t have to stop when your favorite bar or restaurant closes. Historic Ellicott City’s Ghost Lounge Hookah Bar stays open until 3 a.m. What’s more, the hookah bar, which has more than 50 flavors of water pipe tobacco,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:28 PM
About 60 people from Parkville High School may have been exposed to tuberculosis toward the end of the school year, the Baltimore County Health Department said Friday, after an unidentified person — described only as a "young lady" — was...