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  • Two-alarm fire breaks out in Towson retirement home

    Two-alarm fire breaks out in Towson retirement home
    No one was injured when a two-alarm blaze broke out in a Towson retirement home Wednesday morning, Baltimore County officials said. The fire broke out inside a kitchen of an individual unit in the Blakehurst Retirement Community building at 1055 West...
  • Thomas M. Gibbons, CEO of phone company

    Thomas M. Gibbons, CEO of phone company
    Thomas M. Gibbons, former president and CEO of Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Cos. who also served on boards of business and educational institutions, died Sunday of complications from a stroke at The Terraces of Bonita Springs Retirement Community in...
  • Western's Keene-El brings actions, words to Special Olympics

    Western's Keene-El brings actions, words to Special Olympics
    For the first two months of her Western High gym class, special education teacher LaDonna Schemm didn't notice. Then a freshman, the ever-bubbly Joy Keene-El would get out of her wheelchair and do everything thrown her way, from tennis to baseball to...
  • Kurt Bluemel, ornamental plant grower

    Kurt Bluemel, ornamental plant grower
    Kurt Bluemel, a nursery owner and plants man who was called the "Johnny Appleseed of ornamental grasses," died of cancer Wednesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Baldwin resident was 81. Mr. Bluemel, who propagated and popularized willowy,...
  • Motorist killed, bicyclist injured in separate Balto. Co. incidents

    Motorist killed, bicyclist injured in separate Balto. Co. incidents
    A motorist was killed and a bicyclist was seriously injured in separate Baltimore County incidents, police said. Police did not give the time of the accidents but reported both early Sunday. The fatal crash involved a single vehicle leaving the road...
  • Top-raising candidates in District 12 drew from businesses, PACs

    Top-raising candidates in District 12 drew from businesses, PACs
    With all three of their delegates retiring, residents of District 12 – which stretches from Columbia to Catonsville, Arbutus and Halethorpe in southwest Baltimore County – will choose three newcomers to the State House in the November...
  • Early voting for upcoming primary election begins June 12

    Early voting for upcoming primary election begins June 12
    While the primary election for state as well as local offices, is June 24, Baltimore County residents looking to get a head start have eight options for where they can cast their vote early. Beginning June 12 and continuing through June 19, county...
  • 25 locals, 8 Terps set to try out for U.S. women's national team

    25 locals, 8 Terps set to try out for U.S. women's national team
    Eight past, present and future Maryland Terps are among 88 players invited to try out for the U.S. women's national team next weekend at Georgetown University. In addition, 17 others with local ties were also selected to try out. The Terps' list of...
  • Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'

    Michael Phelps to appear nude in ESPN The Magazine's 'Body Issue'
    If you've ever said you've seen enough of Towson-born Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for one lifetime, I submit to you evidence that you may have spoken too soon. Phelps, the record-setting Olympic swimmer, is one of 22 athletes appearing nude in ESPN ...
  • Gansler rips O'Malley-Brown record in radio debate

    Gansler rips O'Malley-Brown record in radio debate
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler ripped into the record of Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown as the Democratic candidates for governor held their third and final debate Thursday on a Baltimore radio station. Gansler blamed O'Malley...
  • Kamenetz' big payback [Letter]

    Kamenetz' big payback [Letter]
    I was interested to read that a campaign slate account formed by Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has directed the majority of its funds to the campaign committee of County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. — even though the Dundalk Democrat is...
  • Towson-based attorney pleads guilty to drug charges

    Towson-based attorney pleads guilty to drug charges
    Towson-based defense attorney Jill Swerdlin pleaded guilty Friday to drug-related charges, prosecutors said. Swerdlin, who represented accused drug dealers, admitted to smuggling Suboxone strips into the Baltimore County Detention Center during visits...