Wilma N. Eckman, a homemaker who was the widow of Baltimore sports radio legend Charley Eckman, died Wednesday from cardio vascular disease at Serenity House of Mooresville in Mooresville, N.C. She was 95.
Along the Delaware coast stands a series of watchtowers which helped protect the United States during World War II. They were used to look for enemy ships and, if any had been spotted, the crews within the towers would have alerted the Army at Fort Miles to defend the shore.
Alan N. "Goldy" Goldstein, a retired Baltimore sun sports reporter and columnist whose primary beats during his four decade career was professional boxing and basketball, died Monday of liver failure at a son's Glen Arm home. He was 82.
Police in Baltimore will be backed up by state troopers and federal authorities as they seek to keep New Year's Eve celebrations in the city safe amid planned protests and heightened concern about terrorism.
Trainer Dallas Stewart and owner Charles Fipke's decision on Tale of Verve's status for the 140th Preakness next Saturday at Pimlico Race Course likely will rest on their analysis of last Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
Graham Peck finished the Boston Marathon in 2 hours, 26 minutes and 9 seconds – the 40th man to finish and 45th runner overall -- and was one of two Maryland runners to finish in the top 50 in their gender division. Alex Wang, a graduate of Centennial and Maryland who moved to Baltimore last year, was the fastest woman from Maryland (and 43rd female overall), finishing in 2:50:52.
Ever since Meb Keflezighi won last year's Boston Marathon, the first race after the finish-line bombings and the first win for an American man in more than 30 years, fans have been gravitating to him wherever he goes.
The new Major League Baseball-mandated metal detectors at every entrance of Camden Yards went smoothly for Friday's noon gate opening, with the early wave of fans passing through and entering the ballpark largely without issue.
Al Qaida has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists in Paris. The motive for the attack by the Kouachi brothers was to avenge what the brothers believed to be blasphemy against the prophet Mohammed. But there may be another motive for the timing of the terrorist attacks in Paris. Al Qaida has a penchant for timing some of its more spectacular attacks to coincide with the court trials of its operatives in captivity.
"It's going to be an event and a week like Baltimore's never seen before, and because of that we put in a lot of time and effort to make sure that it's going to be a seamless experience and as enjoyable an experience as possible for all the visitors we have," Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said of the impending celebration of Francis Scott Key's famous drafting of the "Star Spangled Banner."