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  • One dead, 20 hospitalized from apparent overdoses at Maryland concert

    One dead, 20 hospitalized from apparent overdoses at Maryland concert
    A North Carolina man died and 20 people were hospitalized due to apparent drug overdoses during a pop and dance music festival in Maryland, authorities said on Saturday. Tyler Fox Viscardi, 20, of Raleigh, North Carolina, died after being taken to the...
  • One dead, 20 hospitalized in apparent drug overdoses at Maryland festival

    One dead, 20 hospitalized in apparent drug overdoses at Maryland festival
    A 20-year-old North Carolina man died and 20 others were hospitalized after a rash of apparent drug overdoses at an electronic music concert in Maryland on Friday night, police said. Tyler Fox Viscardi, of Raleigh was rushed from the Mad Decent Block...
  • Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come

    Home building struggles, some worry, for some time to come
    Construction of new homes is lagging around the country, and Maryland is no exception. Permits for new homes, which the U.S. Census Bureau tracks as a barometer of the home-building industry, fell 8 percent in Maryland in the first six months of this...
  • Howard school board, teachers' union reach tentative agreements

    The Howard County school system and its teachers' union have reached a tentative agreement for a new contract, avoiding potential arbitration and resolving disputes that lingered throughout the past school year. The one-year deal announced Friday,...
  • Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.

    Agencies report top 10 consumer complaints in U.S.
    Do-not-call violations and telemarketing abuses ranked as the fastest-growing consumer complaints last year, according to a report released Wednesday. Three Maryland agencies participated in the annual survey by the Consumer Federation of America and...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest not returning this year
    Virgin Mobile FreeFest, arguably the area's most prominent music festival for the past eight years, will not take place this year, organizers said Tuesday. Virgin Mobile did not explain what brought about the decision to cancel the concert at...
  • Maryland group home where boy died had staffing shortage, nurse says

    Maryland group home where boy died had staffing shortage, nurse says
    On the night that 10-year-old Damaud Martin died at a troubled group home in Anne Arundel County, there were not enough staffers to handle the care specified for its severely disabled residents, according to the nurse on duty at the time. Mary Zelio,...
  • For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'

    For teen actors, Astin remains the father of comedy for 'The Addams Family'
    Fifty years after "The Addams Family" debuted on TV in black and white, John Astin still has that wild gleam in his eye and the same mischievous grin. With his thick mustache, albeit a white one, he could easily be Gomez Addams in his debonair golden...
  • Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care

    Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care
    The medical system charged with caring for Maryland's veterans is seeking help from private physicians in the Baltimore region to address a primary-care backlog that has become one of the worst in the nation, federal officials said Monday. With...
  • Have sidecar, will travel for 96-year-old 'Millie' Bailey

    Have sidecar, will travel for 96-year-old 'Millie' Bailey
    Vivian "Millie" Bailey is once again up to her well-polished trick of not acting her age. With one quick phone call from her home in Running Brook, the 96-year-old community activist recently arranged to check off an entry that's been on her to-do...
  • Stuart F. Oster, environmental health specialist

    Stuart F. Oster, an environmental health specialist who worked for the Howard County Health Department, died June 28 of undetermined causes at his Ellicott City home. He was 55. "We are waiting for the results of the toxicologist's report from the...