| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:12 PM
Did a Civil War veteran's skull almost end up on someone's mantle?
A Hershey, Pa., auction house had solicited bids for what it described as a neat historical artifact, but facing protest threats, Estate Auction Co. agreed to donate the remains to the...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 3:59 AM
The deadliest ground of the American Civil War lies in rural southwest Georgia.
It is not a battlefield.
It's a small area, 26 ˝ acres, roughly half the size of Hartford's Bushnell Park. There, over the course of 14 months beginning in February 1864,...
| May 15, 2010
Edward G. Uhl, former president of Fairchild Industries who was co-inventor of the M1 bazooka during World War II, died Sunday of heart failure at an assisted living facility in Easton, Md. He was 92.
Uhl, pronounced "Yule," served as a regular officer...
| Jul 18, 2007
Dr. George W. Comstock, a pioneering epidemiologist who almost single-handedly blocked the use of the flawed BCG tuberculosis vaccine in the United States and who played a key role in the development of other prevention strategies against the disease,...
| May 7, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Kevin Brown knows opportunity when it shows up at his front door.
When news broke this year that the annual Maryland Film Festival would be leaving its home at the Charles Theatre for a series of venues, including several near the restaurant he runs...
| Jun 10, 2005
In mid-March 2002, Marcella N. Leski, 39, was jailed for failing to appear in court on a drug-possession charge. Twelve days later, she was so ill that her legs were amputated below the knees.
Her family alleges in a lawsuit that the prison contractor'...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Democratic attorney general candidate Jon S. Cardin apparently thought he had a winning argument Saturday when he boasted to the Western Maryland Democratic Summit in Hagerstown that he was the only candidate in the three-way primary race with a 97...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:28 AM
The Maryland Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that it has picked the head of a chamber in Western Maryland to succeed its retiring CEO.
Brien Poffenberger, CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce for the past decade, will step into...
| May 26, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The speakers at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens had finished, the rifle team had fired its volleys and the musicians had begun to pack up. Vincent Krepps stood by the stone that bears the name of his twin brother....
| Sep 17, 2003
Beneath deceptively clear, blue skies, Marylanders pushed their preparations for Hurricane Isabel yesterday, securing homes, businesses and boats, and rushing their harvests to beat the heavy rains and gales expected tomorrow.
Isabel, which had packed...
| Jul 6, 2005
A black market bazaar of heroin, marijuana, pornographic videos, tobacco, cell phones and top-shelf liquor is routinely being smuggled past security checkpoints and into Maryland's troubled prisons, an investigation by The Sun has found.