| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:09 PM
The detonation of 94 explosive charges brought the main blast furnace at Sparrows Point tumbling down in seconds Wednesday, putting a final exclamation point on generations of steelmaking in Baltimore.
The 32-story L Blast Furnace — once the heart...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 1:13 PM
— President Barack Obama traveled to this small Southern city Friday to sell his new proposal for making community college as widely available as high school, the culmination of a tour outside Washington to promote policy initiatives aimed at the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Mbuyi Ilunga works at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Sleep Center and has been a sleep technician since July 2005.
What does your job entail?
My job consists of many different aspects or tasks. The very first thing is welcoming the patient into...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Sarah Catharine "Sally" Tarr, a retired Baltimore County teacher who accompanied performers in numerous community theater musicals and church choirs, died Dec. 5 at Carroll County General Hospital. She was 64.
Her sister, Nancy Tarr Hart, said she...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Alvin J.T. Zumbrun, a criminologist whose career in teaching at various colleges and police academies spanned more than four decades, died Tuesday of cancer at his Catonsville home. He was 88.
"During his 40-year career teaching law enforcement officers...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Dorothy E. Marvel, a retired librarian and inveterate gardener, died of ovarian cancer Nov. 19 at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 84.
The daughter of August Carl Winterstein, an electrician, and Julia Emre Winterstein, the former Dorothy Eleanor...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:09 PM
Purnell B. Oden Sr., a retired mortician who taught mortuary science at the Community College of Baltimore County, died of kidney failure Nov. 30 at Loch Raven Veterans Hospice. He was 84 and lived in Pumphrey.
Born in Ferndale, he was the son of...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Marian E. Spencer, a retired educator who had worked as a policewoman and truant officer, died of multiple myeloma Nov. 27 at FutureCare Old Court. The longtime Randallstown resident was 82.
The daughter of Rufus Thompson, a landlord, property manager...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Elaine L. Thorpe, a longtime church organist and choir director at Dundalk United Methodist Church, died Oct. 16 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 87.
The daughter of Henry Rudolph Pfeiffer, a...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 1:39 PM
The season of holiday entertainment is upon us, and nowhere in the county is this more evident than at Anne Arundel Community College, where the Robert E. Kauffman Theater is poised to host holiday entertainment by AACC's dance company and its campus-...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:04 PM
As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence.
The killing of Brandon...