President Barack Obama on Monday set aside 480 acres on the Eastern Shore for a federal park to honor Harriet Tubman — a victory for advocates who have long sought to memorialize the abolitionist's role in leading dozens of slaves to freedom.
With a winter storm watch in effect and the possibility of several inches of snow Tuesday into Wednesday in Central Maryland, officials at Baltimore Gas and Electric have put the call out for 500 out-of-state utility workers to be prepared to help in the aftermath of the storm.
By By Alison Knezevich, Jonathan Pitts and Scott Dance and The Baltimore Sun
W. Kennedy Cromwell III, a retired foreign service officer who spent the majority of his 32-year career in Africa, died Dec. 13 from complications of a stroke at the Fairhaven retirement community in Sykesville. He was 88.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
The Rev. Ricky Spain, pastor of East Baltimore's Waters African Methodist Episcopal Church who had also been a community activist in his years as an Annapolis area pastor, died of cancer Nov. 16 at the Tate Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. The Severn resident was 63.
Distinguished alumni Earl Christy, Sheldon W. Cole, Ernest Rodia and Lou Ward have been selected for the Havre de Grace High School Hall of Fame, the committee overseeing the hall of fame announced Monday.
Thursday CNN got some more good news on that front with an audience measurement survey that shows its dominance among news channels in Africa. And this report comes on the heels of similiar surveys from other continents.