- Kathleen J. Burke, a homemaker who enjoyed playing cards, died in her sleep July 23 at Gilchrist Center in Towson. The former longtime Columbia resident was 79.
- A 33-year-old woman drove around with the body of a young girl in her trunk for "many months," then in May placed the girl’s dead younger brother in the trunk beside her decomposing body, according to documents charging her in connection with their deaths.
- State troopers investigating Robert Wayne Olszewski Jr., a cousin of Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr., found multiple child porn files on a device during a search warrant of Robert's home, police say.
- For public health experts, delta represents the next grave chapter of the global health crisis, one that threatens to upend the progress made at returning to pre-pandemic life and could devastate the communities most resistant to getting inoculated against COVID-19.
- This weekend, motorists can expect daytime and nighttime lane closures along I-695 through next Friday.
- For years, Baltimore County residents had complained about the appearance of the aging Pikesville Plaza office building that was shuttered recently due to structural concerns.
- With another Baltimore-area swimmer, Chase Kalisz, celebrating an Olympic gold medal, the club that trained Kalisz, Michael Phelps and other world-class competitors is back in the news. But the North Baltimore Aquatic Club has entered a different phase in its history.
- Thomas Theophilus “TJ” Jenkins, a retired Baltimore City College art teacher and musician who performed in Fells Point, died of a massive heart attack July 8. He was 69 and was living in LaVale near Cumberland.
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- A federal judge refused to throw out a lawsuit filed by the family of a man killed by Baltimore County Police in 2015, ruling that the department’s account of the shooting is “not consistent” with video of the man’s final minutes.
- Superintendent Darryl Williams touted “universal masking” as an important part of the system’s multifaceted approach to mitigate the spread of COVID while keeping schools open for in-person learning.
- New Orleans Saints receiver Deonte Harris, a Baltimore native, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving in Baltimore County earlier this month, court records say.
- Amid a national debate over critical race theory and standards for teaching history in K-12 public schools, Carroll and Harford county school boards have said recently that they want “politically neutral” curriculum.
- Eugene “Gene” Azzam, a legendary Baltimore advertising executive and former creative director at W.B. Doner and Co. who created ad campaigns for Scrubbing Bubbles and Tootsie Pops, died July 13 at his Cockeysville home. He was 88.
- An Essex man was convicted Wednesday of child abuse in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son in June 2019, Baltimore County prosecutors announced.
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- The Baltimore County Board of Appeals voted against a contentious affordable housing development in East Towson, the county confirmed Wednesday, and the developer says they will appeal the decision in Circuit Court.
- Looking for ways to unplug young children from electronics and get them to tune in to the outdoors? Want some healthy activities and educational opportunities to explore in nature, plus social interaction for kids and parents alike? Anneslie resident Kerri Cohen has an answer: Free Forest School.
- Allan D. Gallant, an accountant who was an early proponent of bringing grocery stores to underserved neighborhoods, died Saturday at his Lutherville home. He was 87.
- Jurisdictions in the Baltimore area aren’t yet planning to modify masking rules in response to fresh Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance released Tuesday, which recommended that fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors under certain circumstances.
- Maryland public schools are expecting to open the school year with about 14,000 students — or just 1.5% of statewide enrollment — taking classes online, according to data compiled by the Maryland State Department of Education and presented at a state board of education meeting Tuesday.