Tragedies can bring a community to tears, but at the same time they can bring people together. In Charlestown, that was the case as close to 200 family, friends, and community members gathered Wednesday night to remember Kami Ring in a candlelight vigil held at Long Point Park.
They don't make many power couples like this: He's a self-proclaimed whistle blower, the focus of international headlines and Obama administration ire. She describes herself as a "world-traveling, pole-dancing super hero."
Edward Joseph Snowden, the government contractor who revealed the National Security Agency's massive telephone- and Internet-surveillance program, has left few public clues about his life growing up in Crofton and Ellicott City
By By Jean Marbella, Shashank Bengali and David S. Cloud and Tribune Newspapers
WASHINGTON — Leaks about secret National Security Agency surveillance programs made by an intelligence contractor reopened a debate Monday over how much the government relies on companies for spy work and whether the firms must do more to vet employees and protect classified information.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday that she's "open" to imposing a fee on disposable plastic and paper shopping bags in an effort to clean up litter in the city, reversing a stand she took four years ago as City Council president four years ago.
By By Luke Broadwater and Timothy B. Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun
The Guardian newspaper has identified a 29-year-old man who once lived in Maryland as the source of the top secret documents that revealed details of two National Security Agency surveillance programs that have revived debate of the agency's reach into the private lives of Americans.
The bankruptcy that led to the Sparrows Point steel mill's closure upended the lives of thousands in the Baltimore region. Two former steelworkers — and the family of another — on hardship and unexpected happiness in the first year after steel.
The 26th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts once again brings an impressive roster of performers to Howard County from June 14- 29. Some of these performers are returning favorites, while others are first-timers. Some will take a bow on their own, while others will collaborate with homegrown talent. All of them are booked by the festival in order to provide memorable artistic experiences for local audiences.
When Boston Marathon bombing victim Erika Brannock arrived home to Baltimore this week, the first item on her wish list was finding the stranger who saved her life amid all the chaos that followed the April attack. On Wednesday, she saw her again.
Andreas 'Spilly' Spiliardis, best known as the averly farmers' market hulaq-hooper, is holding a circus June 7 to raise money for a former Charles Village Church that is now a privately run community space. Giant puppets will be part of the show.
Dusty Ritter has seen plenty of drunk people peeing on his street off O'Donnell Square. They've peed on his house and his Honda Civic, too. In fact, over the busiest bar nights last December, he said, he counted 54 different incidents of people urinating outside near his house.
At a time when workers are seeking greater balance between work and personal lives and job shortages persist in a range of specialized fields, some professionals are finding their perfect job by buying into it.
As summer began last year, with the Grand Prix of Baltimore less than three months away, the organizers had sold zero tickets. They'd landed zero sponsorships. And hadn't yet put out a single advertisement.
When Charm City Builders' model home is completed later this year, the top two floors will be finished and furnished and the lower level will be a sales and design center, where buyers can look through carpet samples and select bathroom fixtures.
The long debated and much anticipated traffic signal at Boulton Street and Gateway Drive in Bel Air finally has been activated, but town officials acknowledged Tuesday there's some more work to be done.
Maryland's crabby culinary history runs deeper than newspaper-covered tables and piles of discarded shells. Not long ago, restaurant menus listed numerous crab dishes, and home cooks were familiar with dozens of ways to incorporate crabs into meals, from casseroles to imperials.
By By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun