| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Residents of Baltimore were naturally jittery as news swept through the city 150 years ago that Confederate and Union forces were about to meet in an epic battle unfolding in Gettysburg, a small Pennsylvania farming village.
And when it was over, it...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
A 60-year-old fire station in Mount Washington is getting a tune-up this week from a team of Maryland National Guard engineers as part of a new civic partnership aimed at benefiting the community while providing on-the-job training for deploying...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Henceforth, let there by a rule that nothing can be compared to Maryland's failed investment at Rocky Gap, located just outside Cumberland in Western Maryland, except for Rocky Gap and perhaps any other $55 million white elephant loss that comes along. We...
| May 17, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Jesse Ballard III, the head of internal investigations at the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services, will retire in June to take a federal job, the state agency said Friday.
The move comes as the department continues to handle the fallout...
| May 21, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Same-sex couples in the Baltimore area are raising children at a higher rate than in most large metropolitan regions in the nation, according to a new study released by a think tank at the UCLA School of Law.
The study, released this week by the...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Maryland’s fourth casino - the Rocky Gap Casino Resort - hopes to open its doors for gambling this week.
The casino, which held a controlled demonstration on Monday, is awaiting final approval from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control agency....
| Feb 2, 2013
| 3:45 PM
The only thing colder and stiffer than the crowd bundled up near a Washington fountain early Saturday morning was a woodchuck standing on its hind legs on a small wooden platform.
Potomac Phil, you see, is stuffed. Or more precisely, taxidermied.
| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:58 PM
A 20-year-old prison inmate from Baltimore found severely beaten in his prison cell in Cumberland and transferred to Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Monday has died from his injuries, according to his family and hospital officials.
Jerod Pridget, of...
| May 1, 2013
| 10:04 AM
The Rocky Gap Casino Resort hopes to open its doors for gaming in three weeks. In the meantime, the resort said today it’s holding an open house this Saturday to offer customers – and the merely curious – a glimpse of the resort’...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Joseph E. Welsh, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who was also a hospice volunteer and Eucharistic minister, died Monday of melanoma at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson.
The Oak Crest Village resident was 80.
"He was both my teacher and...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Will Rogers once observed that a newspaper ad was worth about 40 editorials, which many of us in the opinion writing side of that equation suspect would be quite the bargain. Little else could explain the public's indifference to a topic that has launched...