Carver A&T 12th grader killed by power lines after Towson car crash is remembered for infectious personality

A 17-year-old high school senior died after being struck and thrown by loose power lines in the aftermath of a car crash in Towson on Tuesday morning, Baltimore County Police said.

Under Armour founder Kevin Plank steps down as CEO but says company ‘remains my priority’

Kevin Plank, the founder and longtime top executive of Under Armour, is stepping down as the Baltimore athletic apparel brand’s CEO at the end of the year.

Young says he’s running in 2020 to remain Baltimore mayor, believes city is ‘on the cusp of a renaissance’

Fresh off a successful fundraising spree, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young ended months of speculation on Tuesday, saying he has decided to seek election to Baltimore’s top job.

Whether or not Maryland Senate President Miller resigns amid cancer battle, campaign to succeed him has begun

Longtime Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, who is battling cancer, is likely to announce his future political plans Thursday — potentially kicking off a succession scramble.

25 clever tips for the amateur baker

Baking is an enjoyable endeavor, but it can also get tricky, especially if you’re a novice with the oven. However, it’s not impossible to make something at home that looks and tastes like the work of a professional. Even if you’re new to baking, there’s a lot you can do to up your game in the kitchen. While the best bakers know how to get creative, it’s still important that you pay careful attention to the basics. Just the slightest change in how you handle your ingredients or tools can affect how well your baked goods turn out — or even ruin them. But success is within your reach if you master some simple techniques. Instead of stressing over your next attempt at dessert, make things easier for yourself with these ingenious hacks for the amateur baker.

Maryland’s standardized tests will be shorter next year as schools replace PARCC with new exam

School officials are hopeful the layout of the new test — dubbed the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program, or MCAP — will ease teacher and parent concerns.

Faith communities ask for equity in considering Baltimore County Public Schools calendar

About a dozen parents, teachers and other community members who spoke during public testimony before the Baltimore County Board of Education, urging board members to take a myriad of factors into consideration when voting next month on the school calendar.

Funeral plans for ex-Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro III include eulogy from Nancy Pelosi, his sister

The funeral of Thomas D’Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and eldest brother of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will take place Wednesday at St. Ignatius Church, according to his son, Thomas D’Alesandro IV.

James R. ‘Dickie’ Harris, retired aquatics director for Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, dies

James R. "Dickie" Harris, former aquatics director for the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, has died at age 81.

Ravens’ Marcus Peters bringing experience, flexibility and 'picks, picks, picks’ to cornerback group

Ravens defensive backs coach Chris Hewitt said newly acquired cornerback Marcus Peters gives the team a matchup advantage against opposing offenses.

Rep. Elijah Cummings funeral and memorial plans: everything you need to know

Funeral services and public viewings are slated to begin Wednesday and run through Friday for the congressman.

Dan Rodricks: Remembering Young Tommy, Baltimore in the ’60s and that thing called courage

In the years before he became mayor of Baltimore, Thomas “Young Tommy” D’Alesandro III was an early supporter of civil rights and racial equality, and his courageous example is valuable to political leaders 50 years on.

Maryland libraries oppose publisher’s policy that would restrict number of e-books systems could buy

Local library systems have come out against a decision by a major publisher that would limit how many e-books libraries can purchase.


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