| Jan 30, 2014
| 1:50 PM
NEW YORK -- The tragic case of Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old with autism who was found dead three months after running away from school, prompted Justice Department officials this week to expand a program to help parents obtain tracking devices for...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Roland Park Country School has received permission from the Baltimore City Public Schools to open a public charter school for middle school girls in 2015.
Roland Park Country, a girls school, is believed to be the first private school in the nation to...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Alcuin H. "Al" Krebs, a retired Baltimore public schools reading resource teacher and World War II combat Marine, died Monday of Alzheimer's disease at Brightwood assisted living in Catonsville. He was 86.
The son of a lithographer and a homemaker,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:50 AM
On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Al DeCesaris turned his bicycle off Central Avenue and into the parking lot of Davidsonville Elementary School and pedaled about 100 yards before he was greeted by a band of loud, cheering fourth-graders carrying homemade signs and posters.
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:48 AM
October is a great month for outdoor sports in Maryland, a time when the crisp air and fall foliage make running or cycling especially enjoyable. Nonprofits have recognized the appeal of this season and created many events that give athletes a chance to...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Jeremy Wells would not be competing in the Baltimore Marathon Saturday had he not broken his back in a motorcyle accident last November.
Now paralyzed below the waist, Wells, of Abingdon, will race in the handcycle event, perched in a three-wheeler...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 9:20 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Almost half of children with autism in a new study had run away at least once - and many of them were missing long enough to cause concern.
Researchers found that kids most often wandered off from their home, school or a...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:44 PM
New Orleans may be the Big Easy, but for Ravens fans following their team to the Super Bowl next month, it's also likely to be a Big Expense.
"I think we got the last hotel room in the city. It has a full two stars, and it's $600 a night," Ravens fan...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
On Jan. 12, Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome, died at the Regal Westview movie theater in Frederick. I did not know Mr. Saylor or his family, but I can't get his tragic death off my mind.
Mr. Saylor liked the movie he saw, "Zero...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:36 AM
A Harford County Sheriff's deputy was recognized this week for his community service by the Maryland Sheriff's Association.
DFC Shawn Forton, a seven-year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, assigned as a K-9 officer at the Harford County Detention Center,...