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  • Black hat bandits strike again and police say they are more brazen and more dangerous
    Black hat bandits hit 8th bank: Trio of bandits more brazen with each new heist
    The black hat bandits hit their eighth bank in the last two months and these bandits are getting increasingly brazen and dangerous, police report today. The black hat bandits are a trio, two who go inside the bank while one waits in the car as the...
  • Plastic bag nest made by Mute Swan
    Trash Free Maryland: no more plastic bags
    On February 12th a bill was introduced to the Maryland General Assembly that would ban plastic bags in Maryland, according to TrashFreeMaryland.org. If this bill is passed retailers will only distribute plastic bags for certain items, such as...
  • Overbudgeted Maryland Dems want to finance church projects
    Overbudgeted Maryland Dems want to finance church projects
    While lawmakers in Baltimore City and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties complain about cuts in state funds proposed for their respective public education budgets, legislators from these areas have introduced bonding bills for private,...
  • Black hat bandits hit 7 banks in 2 months: Wednesday they hit 2 banks in one day
    Black Hat Bandits hit 7 banks: Escalate in violence, put gun to customer's head
    The black hat bandits, who have hit seven banks in Maryland and Virginia in the last two months, strike again. These bandits were dressed in black coats and donned their signature black hats when they robbed two banks in one day last week. The...
  • Rabies rules
    Feral cat killing would rise under Maryland rabies plan, group says
    One of the nation’s largest animal welfare organizations is warning that Maryland’s proposal to require rabies re-vaccination for feral cats would lead to more trapping and killing of the outdoor felines.The revised rabies rules would...
  • Baldwin's Station dining room
    Vegetarian cooking class at Baldwin’s Station
    Whether you are a vegetarian or doing Meatless Mondays the 3 course vegetarian demonstration cooking class and dinner at Baldwin’s Station should be inked in on your calendar. Learn tricks and trucs of vegetarian cooking from Executive Chef...
  • Feral cats
    Feral cat neutering threatened in Maryland, group says
    A proposed change in Maryland's rabies regulations could undercut efforts to neuter feral cats across the state, according to a national cat advocacy group.Feral cats are usually vaccinated for rabies when they go through a trap-neuter-return ...
  • Maryland Restaurant Association's Annual Gala - Havana Nights
    Vote for Maryland's best restaurant, chef, brew program and more.
    The 75 year old Restaurant Association of Maryland, the statewide trade association for the restaurant industry, has just announced the nominees for the 2015 Stars of the Industry Awards. Winners will be announced at their 61st Annual Stars of the...
  • Animal shelters
    Animal shelter standards proposed in Maryland
    Cats and dogs would receive a host of new protections under a Maryland bill that proposes uniform, statewide standards for animal shelter operations.House Bill (HB) 876, introduced Feb. 13 by Del. Christian Miele (R-Baltimore County) and co...
  • Animal shelter lawsuit
    Baltimore County resists animal shelter lawsuit
    The Baltimore County government has asked a court to throw out a lawsuitthat accuses the county shelter of neglecting cats and dogs under its care.The county asserts that the three residents who filed the lawsuit “lack standing” under...
  • Solaire Wheaton
    Solaire Wheaton apartments - going going gone
    Solaire Wheaton apartments, the latest luxury apartment community by Washington Property Company (WPC), are almost completely leased. This is a big success story for Wheaton, MD, where revitalization efforts have picked up since the end of the...
  • 911 operator tells teen to 'stop whining' as her father lay dying on the side of the road
    911 operator tells teen to 'stop whining' as father lay dying after hit and run
    A young teenage girl was reprimanded by the 911 operator when she called to report that her father and his fiancee were hit by a car. He told the teen to "stop whining" as she attempted to give the information to the operator, according...
  • Baltimore Skyline
    5 Steps for Finding an Affordable House in Maryland
    Despite the improving economic outlook, for many families, finding a local affordable house can still be a challenge. According to a study by the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, more than a third of today’s families...
  • Ohio rabbi accused of sexually abusing Maryland girl for the last 5 years
    Ohio rabbi accused of sexually abusing young Maryland girl for the last 5 years
    Frederick Martin Karp, 50, a rabbi from Beachwood, Ohio, was extradited to Maryland on Wednesday after being accused of sexually abusing a Baltimore County child for the last five years. The young girl was only seven years old when the alleged...
  • Stolen cat
    Stolen cat found safe in Maryland
    A black-and-white tuxedo cat stolen from a pet store in Baltimore County has been found safe and sound, a local rescue group said late Jan. 28.The male feline, Yin Yang, is “perfectly fine and unfazed,” the Feline Rescue Association ...