| May 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Dundalk's high school deteriorated during the past two decades just as the community's once-bustling steel mill declined. From the school's top floor, you could see the Key Bridge and the detritus of a shuttered industrial past.
Inside, the school...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Imagine that rather than going to Walmart, you could get that new cellphone case by hitting a button on your 3D printer. Or that earthquake victims in underdeveloped countries could build themselves new homes out of mud. Or that your car was so light that...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Joel R. Bailey, a longtime Baltimore County public school English teacher who also coached basketball, died Friday of complications from a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 77.
"The first thing, Joel really liked his students. ... He enjoyed...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Sara Gail Clagett, a retired Harbor Tunnel toll collector and a gardener, died of pulmonary disease Sunday at her son's Charles Village home. The longtime Highlandtown resident was 72.
Born Sara Gail Friesland in Pine Swamp, N.C., she was the daughter...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 1:49 PM
Joan A. Spurrier, a retired legal secretary and family matriarch, died of kidney failure Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Idlewylde resident was 80.
Born Joan Anita Adams in Baltimore and raised on Beaumont Avenue in Govans, she was the...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Water gushes over Domino Sugar's packaging building, washing off grit, fly ash and other gunk — so much of it that the cleaned-up facade is a noticeably lighter shade of brown.
The building had plenty of time to collect whatever the weather and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:41 PM
In recent history, the territory bordered by Baltimore County, Aberdeen Proving Ground, I-95 and the south shore of the Bush River has been the most densely populated part of Harford County.
There's a good reason for that. The community known as...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:12 PM
John F. Leitzel, a retired insurance broker and agency owner, died of heart failure Dec. 21 at the Joseph Richey Hospice in downtown Baltimore. The Dundalk resident was 95.
Born in Coatesville, Pa., he was the son of Alvin Leitzel Sr., a Bethlehem...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:45 PM
Alvin L. Jordan, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. worker and sports fan, died Jan. 1 of a heart attack at Northwest Hospital. He was 76.
Alvin Leroy Jordan was born in Baltimore and raised in Sparrows Point, where he graduated in 1955 from Sollers Point...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Joseph C. Watkins Sr., a retired millwright who enjoyed riding the railroad, collecting model trains and playing Santa Claus, died Jan. 6 of complications after surgery at York Hospital in York, Pa. He was 81.
The son of Carlton H. Watkins, a...