- Shirley Ann Hayes Hargrove, a retired Baltimore City guidance counselor who served at Frederick Douglass High School and was recalled for her optimistic personality, died of cancer Jan. 3 at her home in the Annen Woods section of Pikesville. She was 92.
- Based in Timonium, the Baltimore Hunger Project provides 1,600 students with weekend food bags that are discretely slipped into backpacks that students take home each weekend.
- Maryland’s state senators and delegates are moving forward with a new map for their districts for the next election, picking one favored by Democratic leaders and rejecting a proposal backed by Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.
- Maryland’s secretary of the environment pledged to increase staffing levels in parts of his department Tuesday following reports of issues with drinking water and poultry farm inspections.
- After several inches of snow followed by a wintry mix, the Baltimore region is getting doused with rain and officials are warning of potentially slick roads due to possible icy conditions.
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- Officials hope to meet an increasing need among many of Baltimore County’s 106,000 immigrant residents for centralized services.
- John F. “Jack” Curley Jr., whose investment career spanned more than three decades and who rose to become vice chairman and chief administrative officer at Legg Mason, died Jan. 1 in his sleep at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.
- Jill Robshaw French, an equestrian and riding instructor who taught for many years at the Columbia Equestrian Center, died in her sleep following hip surgery Dec. 8 while undergoing rehabilitation at the Broadmead Retirement Community.
- A Baltimore County judge sentenced an Annapolis police officer to two years in jail with 18 months probation and suspended the entire sentence for stealing items from a Walmart Supercenter in Arbutus.
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- Flooring retailer Floor & Decor plans to open its first Baltimore-area location by mid-year in a former Kmart in Parkville.
- M&T Bank is transforming 17 Baltimore area branches into a new multicultural banking center format in a bid to expand services in racially and ethnically diverse communities.
- One person was critically injured and two more were seriously injured after a car struck a telephone pole and crashed into a house in Perry Hall on Wednesday night, Baltimore County officials said.
- A Baltimore County judge on Wednesday sentenced a Baltimore man to 40 years in prison for raping a woman in the parking lot of Loch Raven High School.
- Environmental advocates say the plans to abandon coal-burning are commendable, but they’re concerned by the plants’ proposed switch to burning oil, also a highly polluting fossil fuel.