| May 17, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Jesse Ballard III, the head of internal investigations at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, will retire in June to take a federal job, the state agency said Friday.
The move comes as the department continues to handle the fallout...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Same-sex couples in the Baltimore area are raising children at a higher rate than in most large metropolitan regions in the nation, according to a new study released by a think tank at the UCLA School of Law.
The study, released this week by the...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Maryland’s fourth casino - the Rocky Gap Casino Resort - hopes to open its doors for gambling this week.
The casino, which held a controlled demonstration on Monday, is awaiting final approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control agency....
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
The only thing colder and stiffer than the crowd bundled up near a Washington fountain early Saturday morning was a woodchuck standing on its hind legs on a small wooden platform.
Potomac Phil, you see, is stuffed. Or more precisely, taxidermied.
| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Baltimore County Police arrested two men last week for selling high-capacity bullet magazines during a trade show at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
Police said John Heilmeier, 57 of the 100 block of Anderson Highway in Cumberland, Va. and...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:58 PM
A 20-year-old prison inmate from Baltimore found severely beaten in his prison cell in Cumberland and transferred to Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Monday has died from his injuries, according to his family and hospital officials.
Jerod Pridget, of...
| May 1, 2013
| 10:04 AM
The Rocky Gap Casino Resort hopes to open its doors for gaming in three weeks. In the meantime, the resort said today it’s holding an open house this Saturday to offer customers – and the merely curious – a glimpse of the resort’...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Joseph E. Welsh, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who was also a hospice volunteer and Eucharistic minister, died Monday of melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Oak Crest Village resident was 80.
"He was both my teacher and...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Westminster resident Jack Norris had a long, full 50-year career as a business owner in the sales industry.
He is the father of two and grandfather of five.
But when he talks about what's closest to his heart, you quickly realize that nothing has ever...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Will Rogers once observed that a newspaper ad was worth about 40 editorials, which many of us in the opinion writing side of that equation suspect would be quite the bargain. Little else could explain the public's indifference to a topic that has launched...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Roland V. "Danny" Danielson, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. naval architect and avid outdoorsman, died Nov. 17 of renal failure at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 92.
The son of Swedish and Danish immigrants, Roland Victor Danielson was born...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:50 PM
About 10 a.m. Saturday, hunters in a remote wooded area of Allegany County in Western Maryland came across a gruesome and bizarre scene.
A man's body, dressed in underwear, jeans and brown boots, was decomposing on the ground, with what appeared to be...