Who might run for the rare opportunity that is U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings’ seat?

The sudden death of Democrat U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings ― a venerated figure who mentored a younger generation of public servants ― leaves many lawmakers, even while mourning, facing a tough decision.

Extreme makeover: With trade for Marcus Peters, Ravens can build sagging secondary into a strength

By trading for Marcus Peters, the Ravens' shakeup has already started. It could continue for weeks on end.

Baltimore traffic once depended on a system of homemade signals

Although electric traffic signals had been around since the 1920s, Baltimore only surrendered its last hand-operated semaphore in 1951.

No quit in Maryland safety Antoine Brooks Jr. four years after suffering career-threatening injury

After a serious injury in his senior year of high school made him give up playing quarterback, Maryland's Antoine Brooks Jr. turned strictly to defense and has become one of the top safeties in the Big Ten.

Mayor Young moves to name Baltimore courthouse for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said Friday he will move to rename the Courthouse East building in downtown Baltimore after the late U.S. Elijah E. Cummings.

The most popular Halloween candy when you were a kid

Trick-or-treating is the favorite Halloween tradition for children around the United States. Little girls and boys dress up as ghosts, witches, cowboys and cats, ring neighbors' doorbells and get treats — or else. While the tradition of going door-to-door and begging for candy hasn’t changed much since its widespread adoption in the 1930s, the candies in those pillowcases and pumpkin-shaped buckets certainly have. Some confections, like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s bars and Baby Ruths have been popular ever since trick-or-treating came into vogue. But other candies have gone in and out of fashion (and production). You’ll be hard-pressed to find many Boston Baked Beans, Oh Henry! bars or Satellite Wafers these days. What was in your trick-or-treat bag when you were going door-to-door? To determine the top candy of every decade, we researched treat trends and when today’s most popular candies debuted. So, take a walk down memory lane and see the newest and most beloved Halloween candies of every decade. (This story originally appeared on The Daily Meal.)

Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall; another viewing set for Morgan State

The body of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the Baltimore Democrat and committee chairman who died Thursday, will lie in state in National Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol next week, according to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

To many, Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings was an American hero. To his siblings, ‘he was so much more.’

The siblings of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Baltimore weren’t surprised by their brother’s rise to political prominence, always feeling he was destined for something big.

Baltimore is furiously knocking down vacant houses — but barely keeps up as new ones go empty

Despite demolition crews working at an unprecedented pace in recent months to tear down Baltimore’s vacant houses, the number of abandoned buildings in the city has barely budged.

‘Keep going, keep living’: 93-year-old Bob Gralley ready for another Baltimore Running Festival

Bob Gralley, 93, will run in Saturday’s half marathon as the oldest of the projected 20,000 runners who will participate in the Baltimore Running Festival, a title he’s held almost every year he’s run in it.

Man sentenced to 43 years in prison for murdering his ex-girlfriend on Baltimore high school bleachers

Christopher Rather, 23, was convicted by a jury back in July for second-degree murder and a weapons charge for fatally stabbing and strangling Jasmine Pierce-Morris.

'He made the streets of Baltimore a killing zone’: Gunman gets 75 years for murdering 7-year-old Taylor Hayes

The little girl was shot through her back in July 2018. Her death shocked the city and renewed calls for an end to the siege of gun violence.

Fox Island has been washed away by sea level rise, forcing end of Chesapeake Bay education program

This fall is the last season for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Fox Island Education Program, the foundation announced in a blog post on Oct. 10.

Closure of General Motors’ White Marsh plant is official, local union officials told

As auto workers prepare to vote on a proposed deal that could end a 33-day strike against General Motors, local union officials have been told the automaker’s last plant in Maryland, a White Marsh transmission and electric motor factory, will remain closed.


U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings Dies

Rep. Elijah Cummings rose from segregated childhood to powerful political voice in Baltimore, Washington

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, has died from complications of longstanding health problems early Thursday morning, his office said.


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