| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 3:15 PM
In the months since the weather warmed up, a Kona Ice truck has been traveling to events in Baltimore County — car shows and ball games and the farmers' market in Towson, to name a few.
The brightly colored truck, owned by Joni and Claude Elmore,...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:46 AM
The Baltimore city school board elected new leadership this week, marking the final phase of turnover this year as the board prepares to lead the district through a critical transition and search for a permanent schools CEO.
Shanaysha Sauls, the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy has awarded the first Donald O. Fedder Memorial Fellowship to Michelle Campbell, a fifth-year student from Have de Grace.
The award supports the training and development of a graduate student whose work...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:35 PM
She had won a string of beauty pageants — and was the original St. Pauli Girl of beer advertising fame — so Debbie Walker, a blond model from Washington, D.C., was accustomed to her fair share of attention.
But she'd never seen anything like...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Autistic children of federal workers in 22 states begin receiving insurance coverage this month for a key behavioral treatment, under a decision by the Office of Personnel Management.
Maryland, home to the third-largest population of federal workers...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Henry S. Baker Jr., a retired banker and community leader, died Saturday from complications of a tumor at Keswick Multi-Care Center. The longtime Monkton resident was 86.
The son of Henry S. Baker Sr., treasurer of the Johns Hopkins University, and...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Former State Superintendent Nancy Grasmick has joined the staff of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, a renowned special education and research institution, where she will lead a new Center for Innovation and Leadership in Special Education.
| Mar 5, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Herbert W. "Bill" Acker, a retired Price Waterhouse Coopers LLD regional managing partner, died Friday of kidney cancer at his Stone House Farm in Churchville. He was 70.
Herbert William Acker — who was known as H. William "Bill" Acker —...