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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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Monsignor James Vincent Hobbs

    Monsignor James Vincent Hobbs
    Monsignor James Vincent Hobbs, former rector of the Basilica of the Assumption who during his tenure oversaw a two-year, $32 million restoration of the 200-year-old structure, died Monday of cardiac arrest at his Thurmont home. He was 81. James...
  • Catholic leaders launch campaign against Obama policies

    Catholic leaders launch campaign against Obama policies
    Catholic leaders launched a nationwide campaign challenging the Obama administration's health policies with a Mass at Baltimore's Basilica of the Assumption on Thursday evening, filling the 200-year-old stone structure with supporters. The standing-room-...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies in the Baltimore area, with a high near 94. There is a 70 percent chance of precipitation, most likely after 1 p.m. Friday night is expected to be cloudy, with a low around 72. TRAFFIC Check our...
  • Catholics must fight for religious freedom

    Catholics must fight for religious freedom
    With tweets and text messages, prayers and preaching, Catholics and other Americans are spending two weeks (June 21-July 4) launching a religious freedom awareness campaign called the "Fortnight for Freedom." Concern for the freedom of Christians to...
  • Dissenting Catholics are free to leave the church

    Regarding the recent protest outside the Basilica of the Assumption against Archbishop William Lori celebrating a mass initiating the "Fortnight for Freedom," I fail to understand why those who don't agree with church teachings remain in the church ("...