| Oct 17, 2012
| 12:31 PM
As JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound took the stage for WTMD's First Thursday concert in Mount Vernon this past June, the rain came.
But instead of allowing the dark clouds to damper the mood, lead singer Jayson Brooks saw an opportunity to make an...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:06 PM
The two men wore body armor with "POLICE" written across the chest and spilled out of their unmarked car, weapons drawn, ordering Christopher Dukes and his passenger out of their vehicle at a South Baltimore gas station parking lot. When Dukes pulled off,...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:52 AM
The following is compiled from police reports. It is the Baltimore Messenger's policy to include descriptions only when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Baltimore City...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Tribune Tower was in crisis, and the illustrations of penguins installed in the building's ornate lobby were meant as a constant reminder.
With Tribune Co. revenues sliding and managers struggling to adjust to an Internet revolution, executives in early...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Meeko, a Shih Tzu, trembles as she focuses her huge brown eyes on Angela Webb. But the dog's not barking or trying to get away, and that's encouraging.
Webb is spending an hour as the pet's mobile-spa stylist and has seen the dog steadily improve over...
| Oct 14, 2012
Online listings offered the Northeast Baltimore home for rent at a bargain price. The problem? It's not for rent — it's for sale. And the owners had nothing to do with those ads.
This sort of scam proliferates on websites and in rental advertisers,...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Watch out, Baltimore Ravens fans. High demand for tickets for Sunday's playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts will likely bring out scammers, the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland warned today.
"Fans in a frenzy for last-minute tickets...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Part of the charm of Baltimore's arts scene is that someone is always hitting the "refresh" button.
An art gallery or music club shuts down on one block, only to have another pop up a few streets over. Abandoned or underused venues might suddenly...
| May 11, 2013
| 12:26 PM
The pitch bores in low and skitters under Ian Anderson's mitt. As he chugs to retrieve the baseball, another enemy runner dashes across home plate, putting the Carver Bears more hopelessly behind.
Shoulders slump around this West Baltimore diamond,...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 12:27 PM
What New York Rep. Anthony Weiner did was disgusting and weird, and his direct lies and attempts to cover it up were inexcusable. But his resignation Thursday after pressure from fellow Democrats (including, somewhat indirectly, President Barack Obama)...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 8:04 AM
After working in the food service industry for nearly four decades, Larry Schwartz craved a chance to be his own boss.
So when he saw a classified ad for a diner on Craigslist, he jumped on the opportunity.
"It was time and I wanted to do something...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 1:08 PM
A 20-year-old man was assaulted and robbed at gunpoint of $4,500 in cash after responding to a Craigslist advertisement for a vehicle for sale Saturday, according to police.
After communicating with the person who posted the advertisement, the man and...