| May 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
As I have written before, no one will mention one of the major solutions to the problem of preserving the state's crab population, which I believe stems from a fear of offending the commercial waterman ("Singing the blues," May 5).
At least five years...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Hookah lounge owners in Baltimore County told the County Council on Tuesday that proposed legislation to make them close earlier would put them out of business.
Council members are weighing a proposal by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz that would...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The American Lung Association's latest ranking for U.S. cities with the worst air pollution rates the Baltimore-Washington area ninth worst for ground-level ozone, exceeded only by smog-shrouded regions of California and Texas. No other community on the...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 3:19 PM
"I must admit, I only clicked join to read all the hilariously bad reviews," wrote a Facebook user on the Maryland Bacon Festival event page on Tuesday.
She had plenty of material. The timeline is filled with upset attendees voicing criticism of last...
| May 4, 2014
| 9:47 AM
The nation's space exploration program had already captivated 12-year-old Howard Weinstein's imagination when the episodes of the original "Star Trek" began airing in 1966.
"The show was the coolest thing happening on TV, outside of space launches," the...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:55 PM
The Baltimore County Council approved legislation Monday requiring coaches and other recreation volunteers who work with children to undergo background checks, a move officials said is meant to protect children from sexual predators.
The county is the...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Lloyd G. Shackelford, a retired Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. worker and a longtime Lutherville resident, died April 30 of complications from cancer at the Colorado State Veterans Home in Walsenburg. He was 94.
The son of Lloyd Russell Shackelford,...
| May 27, 2014
| 1:36 PM
Louis J. "Jack" Foudos, former owner of a cleaning and dyeing concern who played a pivotal role in the founding of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Parkville, died May 21 of complications from cancer at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 77.
The son of...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Bernie Moran from Baltimore was in search of the recipe for the butter cake that was sold at Brown's bakery in the late 1950s. The bakery, located on Belnord Avenue in East Baltimore, has been closed for many years, like many other small bakeries....
| May 8, 2014
| 3:15 AM
For Rick R. Davis of Bel Air, life is a balancing act.
He balances his full-time job as an electric system operator for BGE, what he calls a "lifestyle" as first assistant chief with the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company, a wife, two teenage sons and the...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The Chesapeake Bay's blue crab population remains in a serious slump for the second straight year, with the number of females dropping to a dangerously low level, officials announced Thursday.
Severe winter weather, not overfishing, is largely to blame,...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:45 AM
The atheists and humanists are at it again. Now, they want a federal judge to order the dismantling of the "Peace Cross," a memorial to Prince George's County's World War I war dead which has stood on public land since 1925 ("Md. cross in church-state...