| 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...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 7:49 PM
Police testified Tuesday that a Severn man, whose 5-year-old son lost consciousness last September after drinking methadone that the father acknowledged buying, waited more than an hour after the boy initially became ill to call for help because he "was...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Linda Fletcher lives in fear of reliving a nightmare: a son dying from a heroin overdose.
Her son Kris Klipner succumbed to the drug in 2007. He was 28.
Klipner's half-brother battles the same kind of depression as Kris. He suffers the same heroin...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:43 PM
A Severn father was found guilty of child neglect on Wednesday, but was acquitted of the most serious charge facing him — child abuse — in a case that stemmed from his 5-year-old son losing consciousness after drinking methadone.
| Mar 16, 2012
World TB Day
The Department of Health observes World TB Day March 24 with a display in the lobby of the Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Tuberculosis, a disease caused by bacteria, is transmitted through the air, usually by...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Since the start of this year, at least 18 suspected drug overdoses that required police and emergency medical responses have been called in to the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
Those calls came on the heels of one horrific two-day period in December...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:39 PM
The family of a 64-year-old Bel Air woman killed in a car accident in July 2011 has filed suit against a Belcamp substance abuse treatment center, asking for $20 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
In the suit, filed Oct. 3 in Harford County...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Methadone clinics are often seen as the bad neighbor nobody wants.
Residents concerned about crime and other quality-of-life issues often protest if they even hear word of a methadone clinic, which treats those addicted to heroin and other opiates, is...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:19 PM
David Morgan said he fell apart when his wife died of ovarian cancer last year, leaving him at a personal crossroads — and leaving in doubt the future of two establishments that border The Avenue in Hampden like bookends.
Morgan soon shuttered...
| May 1, 2012
| 3:51 AM
Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies in the Baltimore area, with showers and a high near 81 degrees. Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 60 degrees.
Check our traffic updates for this morning's...
| May 4, 2012
| 9:02 AM
For many years, some Baltimore area neighborhood groups have fought strenuously against the addition of methadone clinics to their communities on the grounds that such facilities inevitably bring loiterers and traffic, depress property values and increase...
| May 21, 2012
| 2:00 PM
An estimated 3.5 million cancer patients around the globe are in severe pain from their disease, but many get no relief.
In poor countries the cost is considered too high for drugs like morphine when such opioids are often stolen, abused or not taken...