- It has been a year of staggering loss, with COVID killing more than 518,000 people in the U.S. alone. The shutdown triggered an economic crisis of business closures and double-digit unemployment, with as many as one in six Americans losing their job at one point.
- The COVID-19 vaccine offers hope for a return to pre-pandemic life for Marylanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities, but they and those who support them are as frustrated as anyone with the difficulties of securing a vaccination appointment, and the community faces other unique challenges.
- Among the nine bills are provisions that would overhaul the disciplinary process for police officers accused of wrongdoing, scrap decades-old job protections that critics claim protect bad cops and create a legal duty for officers to report misconduct within their ranks.
- Federal Election Commission reports show Republican Kim Klacik paid more than $4 million to GOP-oriented digital advertising and media companies to elevate her profile.
- Guy T. “Trev” Warfield III, former president of the Warfield Dorsey Co., a Towson insurance brokerage, died Feb. 22. The former longtime Riderwood resident was 91.
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- The unions contend school system leaders instructed staff to return to school buildings amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but refused to consider telework requests from those with underlying medical conditions.
- The famous horror writer Edgar Allan Poe didn’t have any children. But, he did have a great-nephew who shared his name and was the first owner of this estate.
- An East Baltimore man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after Baltimore County Police say he shot a man in Parkville on Sunday.
- Baltimore County Police are searching for multiple suspects connected to a shooting that left one man injured with multiple gunshot wounds inside the Ramada by Wyndham hotel in Catonsville on Tuesday night.
- Frank Brooks Coakley, a pioneering Black manager of the old Maryland National Bank’s Mondawmin branch who became a homeownership specialist for Baltimore and Maryland, died of cancer Feb. 23 at Gilchrist Care Towson. He was 78.
- Mezcal Inc., a Baltimore-area restaurant owner, has paid nearly half a million dollars in back wages and damages to 62 workers after federal officials say he bilked employees through a phony tip pool.
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- Kushner Cos., the real estate firm that had been led by former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, is selling about half its Baltimore area apartment complexes, including two that sold Thursday for $69.3 million.
- William A. “Bill” Romberger Jr., a retired insurance adjuster who earlier had owned the Baltimore International Warehouse, died Feb. 7 of pancreatic cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Hunt Valley resident was 78.
- R. David Harden, a Washington consultant who spent years overseas with the U.S. Agency for International Development, is the latest Democrat to announce he will run next year against U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, the sixth-term Republican from Baltimore County.