| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:42 PM
In the late 1990s, Antoine Jerome Pettiford became a symbol for a broken justice system in Baltimore. Convicted of murder, his sentence was thrown out after a judge determined authorities had deliberately withheld key information.
He would be charged...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:05 PM
A fundraising effort to benefit the children of Tom Palermo, a bicyclist killed last weekend in Baltimore, has now passed its $50,000 goal.
The Palermo Children's Educational Trust was established and promoted on youcaring.com, with the original goal of...
| Jan 1, 2015
| 6:33 PM
Tom Palermo hadn't had as much opportunity as he would have liked recently to ride his bicycle. With a wife and two young children, and a full-time job and a business on the side, there just wasn't time.
"Last Saturday was a beautiful day," Palermo's...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Thomas Palermo, a senior Johns Hopkins Hospital software engineer recalled as a master bike frame builder, died Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle while cycling in the 5700 block of Roland Ave. He was 41 and lived in the Baltimore County...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:03 PM
It's shaping up to be a nasty flu season, with an earlier start and more severe cases, according to hospitals that have begun limiting visitors in an attempt to stem infections.
On Monday, Anne Arundel Medical Center became the latest to bar children and...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:44 PM
A task force set up by the General Assembly earlier this year has recommended that the state create a fund to help care for babies with suffering neurological injuries during birth, according to a report sent to lawmakers.
A no-fault fund, modeled...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 11:45 AM
When Alice Oaks' older son was shot to death in Baltimore in 2008, she said her goodbye at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He lay there, a tube still in his mouth, and it seemed to her that his body was glowing. She felt numb. She bent over and kissed...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The spending bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama includes provisions important to Marylanders ("For better or worse, spending bill passes," Dec. 15). Thanks to the hard work of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, chair of the Senate...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Three-year-old Zion Berryman came crawling up the basement steps in his pajamas on Christmas morning and squealed, bouncing on his toes and beaming a smile toward the visitors who'd just arrived with several bags of food from the nonprofit Moveable Feast....
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:46 AM
I wrote last month in my column and blog posts about fifth graders from Western Salisbury Elementary School who wrote to a Johns Hopkins Hospital trauma surgeon to ask him to give one of their teachers a prosthetic hand.
It began when children...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Beverly Mason, a founder of Greater Baltimore Medical Center and a longtime volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, died Nov. 14 of respiratory failure at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. She was 93.
The daughter of Benson...