| Aug 27, 2012
Earlier this summer, Dan and Heather Simons started adding up the cost of school supplies for their son, who is entering first grade.
Glue stick, binder, crayons, lunch box — plus a backpack to carry everything — could easily run $20 to $30....
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People in developing countries with heart problems may not be able to afford new pacemakers, but a new study suggests devices removed during autopsies may have enough remaining battery life to be donated and used again....
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:54 PM
Chicago police cleared out a Southwest Side funeral home today after a large group of friends of slain rap artist Lil Jojo gathered around his casket and nearly knocked it over.
The scene drew outrage from relatives of the slain 18-year-old and other...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 1:46 PM
A raft of new state laws take effect Monday, imposing new requirements from the car seat to the hearse.
Children under 8 years old will be required to sit in a booster seat or child seat until they reach a certain height — the Maryland...
| May 27, 2012
Norman Harvel is growing old under a mountain of debt.
At 60, Harvel faces medical and credit card bills topping $80,000. Yet Harvel is unable to work, having been injured at a job site more a decade ago. The former building maintenance worker now...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:12 PM
Melvin B. Lowe Jr., a floral designer and funeral home attendant who was also a partner in a special-events and decorating company, died Sept. 27 of renal failure at his Washington home. The one-time Northeast Baltimore resident was 47.
"Melvin was a...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 6:44 AM
Drew Peterson spent a few moments beside his mother's casket at a Darien funeral home this week, a low-profile visit granted by Will County Jail officials.
Peterson, who last month was convicted of murdering his third wife, spent about 15 minutes at...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 12:19 PM
As the eye of Hurricane Sandy loomed over the waters some 500 miles southeast of Washington and the monster storm churned toward the Mid-Atlantic coast at 15 miles per hour, Marylanders braced Sunday for the arrival of a weather system some forecasters...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Loyola attackman Adam Pomper died Tuesday near his parents' home in Huntington, N.Y., the school announced in a news release.
On Tuesday, the homicide section of the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police Department investigated Pomper's death. A spokesperson...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Though Norman Chaney has lain in obscurity for nearly 76 years, thanks largely to the generosity of Baltimore, the child star is getting a headstone.
In May fans launched a campaign to raise money to mark the grave of Chaney, a Baltimore native, who...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Albert Richard Baines Jr., a retired tool designer for Westinghouse Electric Corp. and World War II veteran, died Tuesday at his home in Arnold. He was 92.
According to the funeral home handling his service, his death was due to "natural causes."