- A hearing is scheduled for Monday as the General Assembly begins a special session to approve new boundaries for the state's congressional districts. Lawmakers are expected to approve a final map within the week.
- Dulaney boys basketball coach Matt Lochte has amassed more than 250 career wins in 17 seasons with the Lions, but he’s never entered a season without a familiar face on the team. Until this year.
- A Towson Catholic priest spoke out against vaccine mandates while delivering his homily last weekend, saying “nobody” can dictate what enters someone’s body.
- The University of Maryland, Baltimore County will pay three former baseball players $450,000 in total to settle a defamation case the group brought against the college after they said they were wrongly accused of rape and had the false allegations printed in the college’s newspaper.
- Meredith Smith, who taught physical education for 40 years and coached at Southern High School for 21 of them, died of cardiac arrest Friday at University of Maryland Medical Center. The Baltimore City resident was 79.
- In the biggest legal fight of his life, attorney Kenneth W. Ravenell will likely be silent — sitting beside his defense team in Baltimore’s U.S. District Court. Federal prosecutors have charged him with racketeering and money laundering for allegedly assisting a longtime client.
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- Plans are moving ahead to transform what had been Maryland’s last active grain mill into apartments, a $55 million project on the banks of the Patapsco River in Oella that was awarded $3 million in historic revitalization tax credits.
- Baltimore County police say they’ve solved a 40-year-old homicide, announcing Wednesday that a 13-year-old girl who was found strangled to death in 1981 was killed by a Halethorpe man who has since died.
- Ronald H. “Ron” Carback, the irrepressible former banker who became a co-owner of the venerable Mount Royal Tavern, died of complications of skin cancer Sunday at his Owings Mills home. He was 71.
- The program featured a favorite quote from Plato: “Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” The event was a very special 18th birthday celebration for Hampton resident Hayes Classen.
- A Baltimore County Police officer was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday night after a traffic stop went awry near Pikesville and an officer fired his gun, police said.
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- Baltimore County Police arrested a 33-year-old Windsor Mill man Monday and charged him with fatally shooting Adia Smith earlier this month.
- Michael P. “Mike” O’Shea, former proprietor of Mick O’Shea’s, died of COVID-19 Oct. 6 at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
- In his 28th season as head coach of the Catonsville girls basketball team Mike Mohler realized during early practices that focusing on fundamentals was essential.
- Halethorpe residents are preparing for a virtual meeting on Wednesday with county and developer representatives about the highly contentious Southern Crossroads project, a proposed town house development at the end of Maple Avenue.
- The Dancing Fire will take over the outdoor stage at the JCC’s Gordon Center on Sunday at 5 p.m. to celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights.
- After a year marked by sheltering at home and shuttered stores, experts believe many consumers are pining for more “typical” activities during this year’s holiday shopping season.