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Checkpoint Charlie: Before the Wall Came Down

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 9:52am

BigComboTrailerTwenty-five years ago, on November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. University of Baltimore MFA student Ellen Hartley recalls a night in 1966 when she and her student husband tried to cross to East Berlin. What stopped them might make you grateful.


Halten Sie — sofort!” A guttural voice. “Schnell aus dem Auto!”

Danny slammed on the brakes of our VW Bug. We stumbled out of the car. A pair of burly border guards ordered us to step aside and empty our pockets.

1966, Checkpoint Charlie. My husband and I were students, out for a night at the opera in East Berlin. Read More →

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Hey, Baltimore–Want to Watch a Big Explosion Today?

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 9:38am

Photo via Flickr, © David Robert Crews

Photo via Flickr, © David Robert Crews

If all goes according to plan, the Sparrows Point blast furnace will be imploded today at 1 PM. Fans of giant explosions, take note. Read More →

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Amber Alert Canceled; Kidnapped Md. Baby Found Safe

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 8:35am

Kidnapped Md. baby Deare Denny

Five-month-old Drew Marie Denny.

If you were holding your breath since police issued an amber alert for five-month-old Drew Marie Denny of Poolesville Tuesday afternoon, you can exhale now. The child has been recovered unharmed, and her alleged kidnapper, her father, is in custody. Read More →

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Maryland Addressing Heroin, From the County Seat to CVS

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 4:06pm


During his time as governor-elect, Larry Hogan said one of his first acts as governor would be to address the heroin epidemic that’s spreading in Maryland (and nationwide) with a State of Emergency. He spent his first acts rolling back Chesapeake Bay pollution regulations and taking gender identity out of a pair of statutes. However, other officials in the Baltimore area have been paying attention to heroin. Here’s a look at three things that are happening that speak to the problem, and they aren’t all in Baltimore City: Read More →


Maryland SPCA’s Pet of the Week: Rock

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 2:13pm

#97312 Rock

Please say hello this week to… Rock, 1 year old, 59 lbs., neutered male, Boxer. Read More →

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Larry Hogan Reverses Anti-Discrimination Order to Include LGBT Protections

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 26, 2015 3:49pm

Hogan: "We're gonna declare a state of emergency."Larry Hogan started off his term as governor by making a lot of people mad last Thursday. But it’s a new week in Maryland, and besides, executive orders can always be revised. Read More →

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X-Ray Finds Washington Monument Time Capsule Contents in Good Condition

0 Written by: | Monday, Jan 26, 2015 3:21pm

capsule2The 100-year-old time capsule that was found in the Washington Monument is out of safekeeping at the Waters Art Museum. But they’re not quite ready to open it, despite positive X-ray results. Read More →

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Freshman Lacrosse Player Found Dead in Johns Hopkins Dorm

1 Written by: | Monday, Jan 26, 2015 2:50pm

Jeremy Huber (courtesy JHU)

Jeremy Huber (courtesy JHU)

A freshman student gearing up to begin his career on the Johns Hopkins lacrosse team was found dead in his dorm room on Monday, university officials said. Read More →


There’s a Brain Disease Outbreak Spreading Among Deer, and Now It’s In Maryland

1 Written by: | Friday, Jan 23, 2015 3:50pm

800px-White_Tailed_DeerDeer already have it bad enough, being the target of hunters and making death-defying jots across highways. Now, a chronic brain disease is spreading through Western Maryland, making things even harder in the woods. Read More →

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Animal Cruelty Investigation Targets Ravens’ Terrence Cody

0 Written by: | Friday, Jan 23, 2015 3:25pm

Terrence Cody

Terrence Cody

After last year’s firestorm, John Harbaugh said he preached to his players about avoiding offseason run-ins with the law. We’ve still got a Super Bowl to play, the team already has an infraction. Read More →

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