| Dec 14, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Children clutching onto each other as they are hustled out of an elementary school. Parents weeping together in a school parking lot, police cars and ambulances flashing behind them. Police brandishing machine guns racing to a school.
While the images...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Does a gunman go into a church and start shooting up the choir? How about a hospital, pick off one baby after another in the newborn unit?
There seems to be no bottom anymore. This time, it was 20 children and six teachers and staff shot to...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 3:14 PM
It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1.
But if the state's newly...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson on Monday called on state and federal lawmakers to strengthen laws on background checks for gun buyers and stop the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the wake of...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Baltimore County will preserve 38 acres of publicly owned forested land in Perry Hall, which officials say is the largest preservation of open green space in that community in more than a decade.
The land will be protected from development and is at two...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:06 AM
As the nation continues this week to deal with the grief and heartache left behind by the murder of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, let there also be a moment set aside for exultation. Let a banner be raised for the...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Good to her word, Lady Gaga has sent along a package of gifts to Daniel Borowy, the teenager shot on the first day of school at Perry Hall High School.
After the shooting, a grass-roots campaign attempted to catch Lady Gaga's attention -- with hopes that...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:00 AM
As a high school teacher who has experienced the horror of a school shooting first hand, I take exception to Susan Reimer's column about Nancy Lanza, the mother of the Newtown, Conn., school gunman ("Nancy Lanza, Newtown's forgotten victim," Dec. 23)....
| Mar 9, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Carole Lynn Maier, a stained-glass artist and former House of Ruth board president, died of an autoimmune lung ailment Feb. 24 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Kingsville resident was 60.
Born Carole Lynn Smith in Baltimore and raised in...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Perry Hall High School has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to assist in its efforts to recover from a shooting on the first day of school.
George Roberts, principal of the high school in Baltimore County, said the...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Returning to school a little shaken, some students walked in clusters behind their parents, while others went arm-in-arm. A few even took their parents' hands, as though they needed the same reassurance they had received in elementary school.