| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Three years ago, Shanell Walton seemed poised to move forward. Her ex-con boyfriend had been hauled back to prison and her five children had returned home from foster care.
But it didn't take long for Walton, 33, to begin spiraling down again. Now her...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:32 PM
Darryl Burke didn't just break the law for 25 years, federal authorities say, he defied it — hiding behind aliases while he masterminded millions of dollars worth of fraud, lived it up at his South Florida waterfront "compound" and used his Miami...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:46 AM
During the last recession, more than 90 million people — a third of the nation's population — saw their incomes fall below 200 percent of the federal poverty line, or about $46,000 a year for a family of four. Many of those individuals and...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Many people start off the New Year with resolutions.
Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Nice tan, Mr. Mayor!
You came back from steamy and tropical Indonesia to a city frozen in ice and snow, where the side streets and alleys hadn't been plowed and where schoolkids were almost sent into the worst of the cold.
But Rahm Emanuel wasn't...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring line items from state and local budgets.
RICHMOND – Something like 0.4 percent of all homes in Virginia don't have indoor plumbing, and there's a government program to put in the pipes...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:36 PM
A former top south suburban police official was sentenced Wednesday to the maximum five-year sentence in prison by an outraged federal judge who ruled he sexually assaulted a woman in police custody and called his misconduct “revolting.”...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
A dozen men and women in the Transcend program in Newport News are demonstrating how community housing can work for those with a serious mental illness.
"I love it. It's a wide-about mansion," said Karen Spangler, who was the first to join the program,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Baltimore's Housing Authority is selling nearly 40 percent of its public housing to private developers under a national model designed to raise millions for upgrades and maintenance, Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Wednesday.
Beginning next year,...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 3:07 PM
It's growing increasingly difficult for the poorest families in Baltimore to find affordable rental housing, and some housing advocates worry new housing policies such as privatization could make the problem worse.
An analysis by the Urban Institute...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Tenants at Sage Management apartments and townhouses in Baltimore filed a class action lawsuit Friday against the property management company for allegedly charging illegal late fees, according to a compliant filed in the city's Circuit Court.