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  • Man who left toilet 'bomb' at Towson courthouse acquitted

    Man who left toilet 'bomb' at Towson courthouse acquitted
    The Towson "toilet bomb" case came to an end Thursday when a jury found Duane Gerald Davis Sr. not guilty of leaving a phony destructive device in front of a courthouse. Police charged Davis in February after he left a porcelain toilet decorated with...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, TV and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, TV and more
    Our list of everything going on the week of 11/28-12/4 NOTABLE TV MONDAY Basketball Wives LA: Reunion, Part 2 (special; 8 p.m.; VH1) Top 40 (special; 8 p.m.; BBC America) Bored to Death (season finale; 9 p.m.; HBO) The Closer (mid-season premiere; 9 p....
  • James Edward O'Meara Jr., construction company owner

    James Edward O'Meara Jr., construction company owner
    James Edward O'Meara Jr., founder of a commercial construction company and a World War II veteran, died Saturday of heart failure at his Glyndon home. He was 90. The son of a masonry company owner and a homemaker, Mr. O'Meara was born in Baltimore and...
  • Searching for Christmas joy after Newtown

    Searching for Christmas joy after Newtown
    Like preachers across the country preparing for Christmas services today, William Lori has grappled with the question of how to celebrate the joy of the day so soon after the devastation of Newtown. But for Baltimore's new archbishop, the challenge also...
  • Karen Lewand, preservationist

    Karen Lewand, preservationist
    Karen Lewand, a preservationist and educator who launched a series of walking tours while establishing programs for children to learn about architecture, died of cancer Dec. 20 at her home in the Radnor-Winston section of North Baltimore. She was 67....
  • Basilica reconstruction work starts Aug. 1

    Basilica reconstruction work starts Aug. 1
    A multi-month session of earthquake-related repairs to Baltimore's Basilca of the Assumption will start next week, after being delayed from its original start date, a representative for the Archdiocese of Baltimore wrote in an email on Wednesday. "The...
  • East Coast earthquake, one year later

    East Coast earthquake, one year later
    A year ago, life paused for a minute in Baltimore and across a wide swath of the country as the ground shook beneath us. Buildings emptied, text messages flew and everyone asked each other, "Did you just feel that?" The U.S. Geological Surveyconfirmed...
  • Back Story: Restoration of Homewood nearly complete

    Back Story: Restoration of Homewood nearly complete
    North Charles Street motorists, bikers and walkers will notice that the scaffolding that has masked the elegant south portico of historic Homewood Museum since late last fall has been removed, revealing a dazzling and historically accurate restoration....
  • Catholics to launch national campaign with mass in Baltimore

    The Catholic Church, embroiled in a dispute with the Obama administration over new health insurance rules, has chosen Baltimore to kick off a national campaign it says is aimed at promoting religious liberty. Archbishop William E. Lori is scheduled to...
  • On Easter, Baltimore basilica is born again

    On Easter, Baltimore basilica is born again
    On Aug, 24, 2011, the earthquake that jolted the East Coast from Georgia to Quebec rattled through the bricks, plaster and paint of one of Baltimore's architectural jewels, the Basilica of the Assumption, sending nearly 1,000 linear feet of cracks through...
  • Regional earthquake drill scheduled for Thursday

    Regional earthquake drill scheduled for Thursday
    Most remember the rule "stop, drop and roll" when it comes to fires. Federal emergency management officials want to add "drop, cover and hold on" to our memory banks. Those are the instructions given during an earthquake, and people across five states,...