| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:20 PM
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...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 7:36 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Dr. Thomas F. "Tim" Herbert, a well-known Howard County physician who practiced family medicine in Ellicott City for 40 years, died Sunday of cancer at William Hill Manor in Easton. He was 86.
"Tim was such a wonderful guy and he was wonderful to me,"...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:05 PM
Does the EDM scene have a drug problem?
The question, which has followed the increasingly mainstream electronic dance music genre for years, is being raised again in the wake of the deaths of two males, ages 20 and 17, who attended an all-day EDM show...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:42 PM
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,...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 6:23 AM
Chef-prepared dishes to sample and freshly picked local produce to buy — what could be more appetizing in July when local harvests are peaking?
Mix in socializing with like-minded folks who care where their food comes from and a menu of short...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season....
| Jul 13, 2014
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Three local Girl Scouts were recognized at the 2014 Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Precious Metal Ceremony held at the Clementine Peterson Activity Center in Ellicott City.
Emily Abdow (Juliette program), McKenna Hearn (Troop 1372) and Catherine...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:02 AM
"Once a librarian, always a librarian," Pattee Fletcher says.
Strictly speaking, she was never actually a librarian. But with postgraduate degrees in library and information sciences, she knows a little something about the profession.