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.

Baltimore gunman gets 75 years in prison 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.

‘Pain, passion, purpose’: In his death, Cummings’ legacy as a mentor echoes loudest

Not only for a generation of legislators and politicians in Maryland and throughout the halls of Congress, but for an army of young men and women with aspirations to change Baltimore or reach beyond it, Elijah Cummings, 68, was a titan.

Baltimore state’s attorney says she has list of ‘hundreds of officers’ with alleged credibility issues

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced this week that her office has identified “hundreds” of police officers suspected of misconduct that calls into question their credibility

‘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.

A great fall day trip idea in every state

Don’t let the fall season pass you by without squeezing in some travel. Before it gets too cold to function, you want to spend as much time outdoors enjoying the crisp fall air as you can. Activities such as hiking, picnicking and road tripping peak in the fall, when the oppressive heat that makes some destinations impossible to visit in summer has finally gone away. It doesn’t hurt that the landscape completely transforms during the fall season, with gorgeous fall foliage in full bloom. You may not have an entire weekend at your disposal for a real weekend getaway or the opportunity for an overnight, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of everything fall has to offer. Whether it’s with the family, by yourself or with your romantic partner, head out on the best fall day trip in your state.

8 essential fall experiences in the Baltimore area

From a Harry Potter corn maze to a 30-acre pumpkin patch, these are eight autumn experiences you won't want to miss.

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.

Ever had a snowball in a paper cup? You will. Baltimore’s foam ban goes into effect Saturday

Snowballs. The chicken box. Lake trout. Some of Baltimore’s most identifiable foods come in containers made from polystyrene foam, known colloquially as styrofoam. So what will happen Saturday, when the white stuff is officially banned in city limits?

Two men die in Reservoir Hill neighborhood shooting in Baltimore

A man died in a double shooting Thursday afternoon and another is in critical condition, Baltimore Police wrote on Facebook.

Rep. Elijah Cummings signed subpoenas hours before death, congresswoman says

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, of Maryland, signed several subpoenas in the hours before he died Thursday, a Massachusetts congresswoman tweeted Friday.

At the former Regi’s American Bistro, new restaurant will be ‘where food meets art’

Owner Ronald Price said it will serve a selection of cocktails made with candy, similar to those sold at the Sugar Factory, a chain of bars and candy stores.

Preston’s preview: Key matchup, what’s at stake in Ravens vs. Seahawks

Find out what Mike Preston thinks is the key matchup as the Ravens travel to Seattle.

Hearing provides glimpse of defense in Capital Gazette mass shooting trial

Mental health experts hired to help prepare an insanity defense have examined the man charged with killing five Capital Gazette employees.


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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