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Train car derails in South Baltimore

A train car derailed and overturned in the Mount Winans neighborhood in South Baltimore on Sunday night. Baltimore City Fire Department officials wrote on social media at about 10:20 p.m. that firefighters were on the scene of a train derailment in the area of Paca Street and Hollins Ferry Road....

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    • Maryland health department reports fourth measles case in the Pikesville area

      Maryland health department reports fourth measles case in the Pikesville area

      A fourth measles case has been confirmed in a person in the Pikesville area, the state Department of Health reported Friday. Public health officials had said the virus is highly contagious and other cases were possible since the first case was reported April 5, though so far they have been contained...

    • Dr. Robert Hertzog, pathologist and teacher, dies

      Dr. Robert Hertzog, pathologist and teacher, dies

      Dr. Robert W. Hertzog, a retired forensic pathologist, died Monday at Hospice of Buffalo in Cheektowaga, N.Y. The former Middle River and Bel Air resident was 79. Born in Danville, Pa., he was the son of Robert Lee Hertzog, a tool and dye maker, and his wife, Thelma Isabell McKean, a homemaker....

    • What you need to know about measles amid Maryland outbreak

      What you need to know about measles amid Maryland outbreak

      Multiple measles cases have been confirmed in Maryland. Here’s what you need to know about the contagious disease. What are the symptoms of measles, and when do they appear? Initial measles symptoms typically appear 10 to 14 days after infection. They include a high fever, cough, runny nose and...

    • Baltimore paying total of more than $685,000 in salary for Mayor Pugh and her six staffers on leave

      Baltimore paying total of more than $685,000 in salary for Mayor Pugh and her six staffers on leave

      Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh of Baltimore is on paid leave, as are some of her highest-ranking and closest associates. Overall, their annual salaries add up to at least $685,800. The city has not explained why the mayor’s six staffers have been placed on leave. Ex officio Mayor Bernard C. “Jack”...

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    • Robert B. Shaffer, former Sears executive, dies

      Robert B. Shaffer, former Sears executive, dies

      Robert B. Shaffer, who rose from being a stock boy to become a Sears regional manager, died April 11 at Gilchrist Center Towson from colon cancer. He was 84. Robert Bruce Shaffer was born in Baltimore and raised in Govans, the son of Harry Philip Shaffer Sr., and his wife, Francis Carroll Shaffer....

    • Martin K. Dashields Jr., city firefighter, dies

      Martin K. Dashields Jr., city firefighter, dies

      Martin Kendall Dashields Jr., a Baltimore City firefighter known for his knowledge of Baltimore’s streets, died of a seizure after a stroke April 12 at Northwest Hospital Center. The Catonsville resident was 57. Born in Baltimore and raised on Mount Olivet Lane, he was the son of Martin Kendall...

    • Stanley Plumly, former Maryland poet laureate, dies

      Stanley Plumly, former Maryland poet laureate, dies

      Stanley Plumly, Maryland’s former poet laureate and a respected University of Maryland faculty member who taught creative writing, died of complications of multiple myeloma April 11 at his Frederick home. He was 79. "Being able to speak with a certain amount of clarity what's in your mind and in...

    • Maryland Renaissance Festival loses its most loyal king's guard with the death of Ray Partenheimer

      Maryland Renaissance Festival loses its most loyal king's guard with the death of Ray Partenheimer

      The Maryland Renaissance Festival has lost one of its most loyal servants. Ray Partenheimer, 61, died suddenly in his Bowie home on Monday. Partenheimer served as Hanz, the captain of the king’s guard at the Crownsville festival, for more than 20 years. To those who played the royalty he protected,...

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