| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:31 PM
Ferdinand W. "Ferd" Germershausen Sr., longtime owner of a Federal Hill automobile repair shop and a World War II veteran, died Saturday of unknown causes at his Pasadena home. He was 91.
"I picked him up for work Friday morning, took him home later in...
| Jul 26, 2013
Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Thursday that John R. Pasquinelli Enterprises, Inc., operator of an Edgewood auto repair and tire store, pleaded guilty earlier this week to making a false statement in a 2011 underground storage tank...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Some people drop them. Others leave their mobile phone on the roof of the car and drive off. Or they slip the device into a purse or pocket and miss.
Whatever the cause, smartphones with cracked screens seem to be nearly as common as cellphones...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Former Ravens defensive lineman Lamar Divens was allegedly assaulted by San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks.
Following a June 8 dispute outside of Brooks' home where Divens urged an intoxicated Brooks not to drive and refused to give him his car...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 2:12 PM
Gary Gakenheimer lives in the Chestnut Hill Cove neighborhood on one side of the Stoney Creek Bridge in northern Pasadena.
On the other side of the bridge: his barber, his grocery store, several fast-food restaurants.
For five weeks starting Monday,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 8:03 PM
Following a Welcome by Ila Christenbury of the Greater Kingsville Civic Association, the opening ceremonies was held at 11 a.m. at the judges viewing stand with master of ceremonies Bruce McCubbin presiding.
The Aberdeen Proving Ground Color Guard led...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Talking about gas can be dangerous. People can get pretty emotional about the stuff they put in their cars.
A couple of years ago, I got chewed out by somebody on Facebook after I mentioned that raising the price on gas seemed like a logical idea.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:15 AM
Although the season seems barely under way in early July, the Independence Day holiday separates the beginning of summer from the inevitable ending of summer. Planning what you'd like to do or see this summer is fine before the 4th of July. After...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Joseph Ellsworth Smith, a longtime auto mechanic and a Baltimore County school bus driver for 35 years, died Wednesday at HeartFields Assisted Living at Bowie.
He had suffered from dementia and kidney failure. He was 87.
Mr. Smith had worked at...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:48 PM
A federal appeals court overturned the sentence of a Baltimore police officer convicted of taking kickbacks from a tow truck company, ruling that a lower court was wrong in how it assigned a dollar value to the scheme.
The Fourth Circuit Court of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:49 PM
A pair of high school students in Baltimore County placed third this week in a national competition that sought to test how quickly the youths could diagnose and repair car troubles.
Anthony Critcher and Brik Wisniewski of Eastern Technical High...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:58 AM
"Cheat, cheat, never beat." Remember that catchy, foreboding maxim drilled into us as kids?
It's comforting to believe cheaters never win and winners never cheat. Unfortunately, there's ample evidence that cheating is rampant in almost every sphere of...