| Sep 6, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Delaware and District of Columbia health officials are reporting their first West Nile virus deaths.
District health officials also announced that another resident is hospitalized with the virus.
Delaware officials said a 76-year-old New Castle woman...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 8:43 AM
Priest Holmes gained 8,172 yards in his 10-year career with the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs. That is even more impressive when you consider that he was occasionally hit so hard that his very perception of the world changed.
Holmes, who won...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Maryland health officials on Saturday announced a third patient has developed meningitis in the state after receiving a steroid injection in September. More cases were found across the country, bringing the total to more than 60.
The person is alive, but...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:09 PM
An adult in Central Maryland has been diagnosed with this year's first case of West Nile Virus, according to The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
The virus was also detected in a pool of mosquitoes collected in Montgomery County by the...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:15 AM
A second person in Maryland has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus this year, according to state health officials.
The state doesn't identify victims of the disease, but said the diagnosis was in the Washington suburbs, according to the Department of...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 4:51 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Around this time last year, Manny Machado spent his spring on a nomadic journey shuffling between the Orioles' minor league and major league camps. He wore No. 95. When he made appearances in the major league camp, he dressed in...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:23 PM
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common ailment often picked up by children in day care. While it may make for a cranky child, Dr. Benjamin N. Lockshin, a Silver Spring dermatologist who also teaches at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:15 PM
A junior at Glen Burnie High School in Anne Arundel County died Tuesday after becoming ill the day before with symptoms associated with bacterial meningitis, school officials said Wednesday.
A letter was sent home to students' parents Wednesday...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
In the 20 years she's lived on the outskirts of Salisbury, Arlene White said she'd never noticed anything unusual about her tap water.
Now, though, White and dozens of neighbors are drinking bottled water and limiting their bathing after tests found...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Recently, my colleague from Montgomery County, Del. Heather Mizeur, took to the pages of this newspaper to proclaim her intentions to introduce a ban on hydraulic fracturing ("No studies? No fracking," Sept. 13). Her motivation is simple: Because the...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Residents from every state — more than 195,000 people — have signed an online petition that demands Freddie Mac test the homes it is selling for methamphetamine contamination.
The petition was started on the website Change.org by Jonathan...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 2:12 PM
For 10-year-old Jacob Krause, getting ready for the new school year wasn't a simple matter of back-to-school shopping. It also involved working out logistics for getting to the bathroom as many as 20 times during a single school day.