| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:19 PM
A 16-year-old boy refused to drop the knives he was using in a slashing attack at a Pennsylvania school and told a school official that he had “more people to kill,” according to a police affidavit released Friday.
Alex Hribal was...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:33 AM
A CSX freight train carrying about 8,000 tons of coal partially derailed in Bowie early Thursday morning, according to CSX officials and the Prince George's County Fire & EMS Department.
The incident marked the third major Mid-Atlantic incident for the...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Jack McT. Dibler, a much-revered Howard County chemistry teacher who was also an avid Washington Capitals fan, died Tuesday of esophageal cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 63.
The son of a truck driver and a housekeeper, Jack...
| May 3, 2014
| 10:38 PM
Annapolis skipper John White, whose USA 1162 team won the only race of the day in the J/80 class, earned North Sails Local Boat of the Day at the Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regatta Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay.
“Off the starting line, we were...
| May 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
| Feb 23, 2014
"But most of all I shall remember the monarchs, that unhurried westward drift of one small winged form after another, each drawn by some invisible force."
— Rachel Carson, in a letter to Dorothy Freeman, Sept. 10, 1963.
After news broke recently...
| Mar 18, 2014
If your spring and summer travel plans include a big city, presumably you don't need or even want a rented car, and you probably don't want to pay for taxis everywhere you go. So check the transit options. Fortunately, transit systems in many big cities...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 11:57 AM
Stand-up comedian John Pinette has died at age 50.
According to the Associated Press, the comedian, who was best known for his routine about an all-you-can eat Chinese buffet and for guest-starring on the series finale of "Seinfeld," was found dead of...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Last year, a young bald eagle fledged from a nest within the city limits of Pittsburgh for the first time in perhaps 200 years or more. And in the months that led up to that moment, hundreds looked on from a distance. This year, a pair of eagles is...
| Apr 1, 2014
Anglers could stand toe-to-toe with any postal delivery workers.
Rain, snow, sleet and hail — we had three of those four conditions this past weekend, plus high winds — do not deter seasoned anglers from casting lines, especially on opening...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 10:52 PM
Charles Sumner 'Chuck' Stone Jr.
Columnist and educator helped found association for black journalists
Charles Sumner "Chuck" Stone Jr., 89, a longtime journalist and educator who was one of the founders of the National Assn. of Black Journalists,...