The Fort Detrick fire department has been named the best medium-sized department in the Army. The installation in Frederick hosts the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, the Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and other sensitive activities.
State health officials are weighing new safeguards for research laboratories and biotechnology companies that handle potentially deadly infectious pathogens, but whether they will impose any remains a question because they don't know how big a threat there is.
A New Market couple got into an argument when the husband fatally shot his wife and the same bullet struck their young son she was holding, before he pulled the gun on himself, the Frederick County sheriff's office said Monday.
The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay-cut since early July.
Navy Cmdr. James King and Lt. Cmdr. Justin Van Hoose climbed into the cockpits of the squadron's last two EA-6B Prowlers for a final flight before the squadron moves this summer from Maryland to the West Coast.
Federal investigators said Monday they have begun examining the wreckage of a two-seater, home-built airplane that crashed Sunday in Virginia, killing a man from Davidson and his son from Westminster, the father of 10 children.
By By Andrea F. Siegel and Blair Ames and Baltimore Sun Media Group
In a new lawsuit, the sons of Frank Olson seek to pry open the secrecy surrounding the government's Cold War-era research into mind-control drugs, sensory deprivation, abuse and torture to learn what happened during the predawn hours of Nov. 28, 1953, in Room 1018a of the Statler Hotel.
The sons of a Cold War scientist who plunged to his death in 1953 several days after unwittingly taking LSD in a CIA mind-control experiment sued the government Wednesday. They claimed the CIA murdered their father, Frank Olson, by pushing him from a 13th-story window of a hotel — not, as the CIA says, that he jumped to his death.
The Board of County Commissioners this week approved creation of a shuttle bus service to transport veterans from two locations in Carroll County to Veterans Administration hospitals in Baltimore City and Frederick.
The state and local leaders who helped make Maryland a winner the last time Congress reorganized the nation's military bases say a new round of realignment would likely have little impact on the state — but they are taking nothing for granted.
obody does investigative journalism on TV like Public Television's "Frontline" -- nobody, and week in, week out that includes "60 Minutes." And Tuesday night at 9, the venerable series revisits Ft. Detrick in Frederick, Maryland, and the case of anthrax researcher Bruce Ivins who killed himself in 2008 as the FBI zeroed in on him as its prime suspect in the case of deadly envelopes of anthrax sent through the mail.
For decades, Frederick residents had talked about the possible health effects of the experiments that the military was conducting at Fort Detrick. But it took a grieving father with scientists, lawyers and money to drag questions about contamination and cancer out into the open.
FREDERICK – Neighbors of Fort Detrick were not diagnosed with cancer in greater numbers than the broader population of Frederick County during the period for which data are available, state health officials told the community Monday.