Recent stories by Jill Rosen

Power couple Monte, Patrice Sanders strong in love

Romance blossomed when WBFF anchor started working out with high-profile trainer

60 home openers — and one fan who's seen them all

Justin Vitrano, 84, has attended all 60 home openers

One last dance for the Recher Theatre in Towson

Deep in the cellar beneath The Recher Theatre, Buddy Hilsberg curates a museum of sorts.

Baltimore police identify man killed in early Sunday shooting

One man was killed and two others injured in separate shooting incidents overnight across the city, Baltimore police said.

Karina, Jacoby talk smack, stretch ahead of 'DWTS'

'DWTS' competitors get down to business of dance at Owings Mills JCC

Wine expert Paul Lukacs dishes on drink's history, his tastes

Loyola professor has earned second James Beard nom for book

Cosmetic surgery for the canine set

From easing eye pain to installing fake testicles, some humans put their pets under the knife

The Littlest Vegans

Nutrition experts say it's fine for kids to be vegans as long as parents are careful.

'Harlem Shake' has Baltimore moving, too

Viral video craze prompts locals to don helmets, start dancing

'Crazy' day at store giving away furniture following kick return

Furniture chain pledged no charges for this weekend's purchases if a kick was returned for score

Jacoby Jones' kick return means free furniture for many

Gardiners pledged no charges for this weekend's purchases if a kick was returned for score to begin the game or the second half

'Superman' author's gay-rights opposition prompts local boycott

Ian Sayre joins national outcry, won't sell two issues by gay-rights opponent

200,000-plus welcome Ravens back to Baltimore

Team members show off Lombardi Trophy, thank fans

Local companies grab Super Bowl ad attention

Union Memorial Hospital and Royal Farms among area advertisers

Couples reaffirm choice of a lifetime at Valentine's Vow Renewal

They've been married just over two years, but Andy and Seanne Herbick have already exchanged vows three times, most recently Sunday morning at their alma mater, Loyola University Maryland, with about 80 other steadfast lovebirds.

Poetic passions, tragic partings among Baltimore's greatest romances

Love, loss define tales of Poe, Mencken, Fitzgeralds, Patterson, Wallis Simpson.

The man behind the Ravens' rides

No Limit owner David Barron has worked on cars for Baltimore Ravens players Ray Rice, Ed Reed, Lardarius Webb.

Redskins fans torn about rooting for Ravens

Plenty of Redskins fans have hopped onto the bandwagon, but others having a harder time rooting for Baltimore Ravens.

A caw in 49ers country

Transplants congregate at Thieves Tavern in Mission District

Ravens inspire a new anthem

West Baltimore rapper Los' 'Purple Reign' begins to make viral rounds

Baltimore's biggest philanthropists reveal what motivates them

Ben Carson, Edward St. John, Eddie Brown, Frank Kelly share their personal experiences

Ravens' tailgaters express gratitude for Lewis in his playoff farewell

Marquetta Sullivan, 56, of Annapolis, sparkled like a purple jewel on Lot J this morning — metallic ribbons in her hair, nine necklaces around her neck, frosted purple eye shadow and a Ravens' tattoo on her cheek — all for the playoffs and to mark her hero's last home game.

Hailing the Redskins and Ravens (plus Nats and O's, too)

Baltimore, Washington fans enjoy a banner year for sports.

Forecasters see another taste of winter early Wednesday

The region had a taste of a white Christmas on Monday and Tuesday forecasters predicted another chance of wintry weather on Wednesday.

Hundreds get busy on 'Mitzvah Day'

Carrying on what's become a Baltimore tradition, hundreds of area Jews spent Tuesday up to their elbows in craft paper and care packages, working on community service projects for Mitzvah Day, now in its eighth year.

Bmore gets braggy

De-stress with hot toddy, chocolate, other yummy spa treatments

Intrepid reporter takes on the tough assignment: facials, massages and the like

Artist Michael Muller's dog is his muse

Mirabelle inspired Micheal Muller to launch a new career based on his whimsical depictions of the dog.

U of Md. medical students host Thanksgiving for the needy

Anthony Clark hadn't even gotten a plate of food and already he was overcome with emotion, just seeing friends, having a medical student check his blood pressure and knowing hundreds of people had given their time to make sure those needier had a taste of Thanksgiving.

Paralympian Jessica Long goes gold-metal glam

Champion swimmer stands out in the swim lane, on the red carpet

For these Baltimore folks, thankfulness is personal

Major obstacles turned out to be a gift, as overcoming them has lead to happier, perhaps even healthier, lives.

Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, leaves 'Sesame Street'

Baltimore-born puppeteer Kevin Clash resigns in the wake of a second allegation that he had sex with a minor.

From Sun Magazine: Welcome to a Voltaggio Christmas

'Top Chef' alum Bryan Voltaggio is intent on preserving family traditions.

White House crasher, 'Housewife' finds true passion

Socialite to appear at Paul Reed Smith Guitars fundraiser for Kimmel Cancer Center.

Wedding bells to ring for Maryland's same-sex couples

Gay and lesbian couples in Maryland make nuptial plans after historic referendum.

NFL makes its pass at women

Women account for 45 percent of the National Football League's fan base, according to league officials. The NFL is courting them like never before -- with pop-up boutiques at games, fan clubs where they feel at home and, of course, with a never-before-seen selection of team gear.

To host Lance Armstrong, triathlon drops sanctioning

Ulman Cancer Fund's move diminishes Howard County competition's prestige, say critics

Court partly backs off pit bull ruling

But experts say that limiting decision to 'purebred' pits doesn't resolve confusion

City police report five weekend shootings, two fatal

Baltimore City police report five shootings over weekend, two fatal.

Man dies in N.W. Baltimore house fire Sunday morning

Man dies in fire in Northwest Baltimore home Sunday morning.

Megan Rossee, Michael Phelps' girlfriend, opens up

Olympian's girlfriend is sporty, competitive and quick to laugh at herself

From Sun Magazine: A marriage made in Annapolis

Maryland's new second family adds romance to a world of power, policy.

Drone keeps eye, and lens, on Baltimore sights

New regulations let Owings Mills couple program unmanned aerial vehicle to shoot photos

Strange bedfellows for street art

Creative Alliance sets stage for unusual alliance

Heat-related deaths reach 13 in Maryland

The number of those without power in the Baltimore region dipped below 100 Saturday for the first time in more than a week.

Akin's rape comments elicit anger in Md., U.S.

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin's rape comments elicit ire from Md. groups, U.S. politicians

Mary T. McMullen, special education teacher

Obituary for Mary T. McMullen, special education teacher

From Sun Magazine: A little less Duff

The Food Network personality and Remington baker is working to build a healthier self

Ravens, O's fans torn about showing (two) true colors

Fans weigh Purple Friday vs. Orange Friday; some eschew good taste to back both teams

Ex-Senator Theatre owner jailed, accused of harassment, trespassing

Former owner of Senator Theatre 'unruly and inappropriate' at arrest, police say

From Sun Magazine: Do it like Duff

The 'Ace of Cakes' has lost 30 pounds with a combination of a diet and this regimen

On Facebook, the revolution is a lot less demanding

The fast-food chain set off a social media show-down as activists took to the streets of cyberspace to protest.

Baltimore police investigating two shootings in Upton late Saturday, Sunday

Baltimore police are investigating a pair of shootings that occurred late Saturday and Sunday afternoon in the city's Upton neighborhood.

Man fatally shot in Parkville early Sunday morning

According to Baltimore County police, officers responded at about 2 a.m. after reports of shots being fired in the 7100 block of Darlington Drive.

Maryland customers keeping their cool over Good Humor shortage

As hot weather beats down on Maryland, a Good Humor bar shortage makes certain favorites hard to come by

Fundraiser aims to give Chubby from 'Our Gang' a headstone

Baltimore child star Norman Chaney may not lie in an unmarked grave much longer, if fans have their way

Fire displaces 40 people from Laurel apartment building

A fire broke out Sunday morning in a Laurel apartment building, forcing about 40 people from their homes and injuring one firefighter.

From Scores to a mechanical bull, sailors delight in Baltimore's charms

With thousands of sailors in town looking for a good time, Baltimore gets a taste of Fleet Week

The lowly crock pot makes a simmering comeback

Once shunned by food snobs, slow cookers have a whole new cred

Texting while walking emerging as possible danger for pedestrians, drivers

Accidents involving 'pedtextrians' are on the rise, researchers find

At $540 million, a truly Mega jackpot

Even a lottery official, a woman who spends her days dealing in hundreds, thousands and, yes, millions, was having a hard time Thursday getting her head around this monstrous number: $540 million.

Maryland's appetite for 'Hunger Games' is huge

Millions are braced for the opening of "Hunger Games," the latest young adult book series to become runaway hit and then a movie and, it's looking like, a cultural phenomenon on the likes of "Harry Potter." Tickets to a number of the shows in the Baltimore area are already long gone.

Trayvon Martin's mother gets an ovation at Balto. church

Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton, addresses the congregation at Baltimore's Empowerment Temple.

Parishioners honor a passionate man of the cloth

Parishioners at Bethel A.M.E. honor John Richard Bryant, whose 50 years of service to the church began in Baltimore.

Is going gluten-free good for you?

By some estimates, as much as a quarter of the country has cut back on gluten or eliminated it altogether. And yet, experts say less than 10 percent of us have a real problem with gluten. So everyone else? Those gluten-free muffins in your grocery cart are there for no good reason.

Komen controversy puts Maryland native in spotlight

As the funding controversy swirled around Susan G. Komen for the Cure this week, much of the criticism was directed not at the group's president, but at Karen Handel, a Maryland native who serves as a senior policy adviser.

Appearance by 'Dog Whisperer' draws hundreds to pet shop

When Vinny Ragone heard the Dog Whisperer was going to be at a Baltimore pet store, and he could see him for free, he told his mother (who had never heard of Cesar Millan), "I've got to be there."

None injured in early morning fire in West Baltimore Saturday

fire broke out early Saturday morning near the Poppleton neighborhood of West Baltimore.

Police officer, two others injured in Mt. Airy crash

Police officer, two others injured in Mount Airy crash Sunday morning.

Donating thousands, 'layaway angels' land in Maryland

Across the country, anonymous kindhearted strangers have been paying off layaway accounts this season — doing it with such frequency that folks have given them a name, "layaway angels."

Rash of 'Twilight'-induced seizures prompts warning

After nine incidents were reported, the Maryland-based Epilepsy Foundation advises parents of seizure-prone children to skip film

Looking for every sale, retailers inject testosterone into holiday shopping

In the shopping industry, it's an accepted truth that The Average Man is allergic to malls and finds holiday browsing about as appealing as dental work. So if men won't go to the malls, the vendors are coming to them.

Paid to sip? Wine scandal swirls around Baltimore critic

A Baltimore-area oenophile has resigned as a critic for the influential Wine Advocate following allegations that a representative sought payments from vineyards for him to visit them. Jay Miller, the former co-owner of Bin 604 in Harbor East,

BARCS to lend out pets for the holidays

Baltimore's largest animal shelter has enrolled in Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays, an initiative which temporarily gives out animals

Wine Advocate's Parker defends critic

The publisher of The Wine Advocate said Monday he had embarked on a no-holds-barred investigation into an alleged payola scandal involving one of the publication's top critics.

Ravens fans take Thanksgiving to the tailgate

Forced to choose between a sit-down dinner or watching the game, many football fans are taking their turkeys — and all the trimmings — to M&T Bank Stadium

Gordon Ramsay's 'Kitchen Nightmares' to make over Hampden's Cafe Hon

Fox television's "Kitchen Nightmares," featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and his decidedly tough-love approach to restaurant rehab, will be filming at Cafe Hon next week

Occupy Wall Street protests spread to Baltimore, other cities

Demonstrators plan to camp out in the Inner Harbor, joining similar rallies in Los Angeles and Washington

Pickling gets a fresh interpretation

Matching up holiday guests with the right Baltimore hotel

The holidays are for family. But while we can squeeze folks around the table for turkey, or into the living room to unwrap presents sometimes they just have to sleep somewhere else. Here's a little help figuring out which hotels would best fit your relatives.

Maryland has become ground zero for a new invasive species threat, wavyleaf basketgrass

Helped along by its sticky, podlike seeds, wavyleaf basketgrass continues its march across Maryland where it threatens to take the top spot on the region's "most wanted" list of dangerous plants.

Maryland woman's post-wedding hassle inspires a business

Danielle Tate founded MissNowMrs, a site that for $29.95, promises brides a honeymoon free of paperwork and waiting in line. Running since 2006, the Potomac-based business has helped about 85,000 women change their names.

Voltaggios ditch competition for collaboration

What they're saying about 'Diner: the Musical'

As word began spreading Tuesday that the beloved movie "Diner" was being rejiggered as a Broadway show — with Sheryl Crow music, no less — the mood of the people could best be summed up with a universal head scratch.

Ravens fans have their pups go purple

Before big games in Ravens Country, we see the most enthusiastic fans changing into purple clothes, flying the team colors on their cars, layering on beads and painting their faces. But lately, the truly passionate are taking it all a step more purple by getting their dogs in the act.

Facebook changes baffle users, and more are on the way

Where's that dislike button when you need it? Facebook's 750 million users awoke Wednesday morning to some dramatic changes on the social media site. And what did they do? Immediately posted about just how much they despised every last bit of it.

Baltimore athletes 'show their soft side' to stop animal cruelty

Creators of the campaign, called "Show Your Soft Side" and featuring tough, strong athletes, want to convince kids in a city where youngsters have recently been charged with burning, beating and stoning animals, that real men love cats and dogs — they don't hurt them.

They call her Scary Mommy, and now she's scary successful

Corporations snap to attention when Scary Mommy tweets, and Simon & Schuster will release her first book next Mother's Day. All because when, say, she admits to swearing at her children under her breath, fans sigh with relief, responding, "Me too! Me too! Me too!"

First lady announces restaurant chain's plan to cut calories, sodium

Michelle Obama visits Hyattsville to unveil next stage in Let's Move campaign

Thirty years later, Baltimore's aquarium has left a nationwide legacy

In the 30 years since the aquarium opened, millions of visitors have experienced its sea life and stewardship. Its quixotic tilt on the skyline energized the waterfront. But on its pearl anniversary, the aquarium's biggest gift might be the one it has given to other cities — inspiration.

Robert E. Lee Park to reopen with new features, rules for dogs

After a $6.1 million renovation and a two-year closure, Robert E. Lee will re-opening Friday, boasting all sorts of refinements — the centerpiece being a legal, fenced dog run that people will have to pay to use.