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Arrests made in killing of 7-year-old Baltimore girl Taylor Hayes

A 29-year-old man has been taken into custody on first-degree murder charges for allegedly firing into a vehicle and killing 7-year-old Taylor Hayes last month, Baltimore police and prosecutors announced Friday. Keon Gray was arrested at a motel in Anne Arundel County, near the BWI Marshall Airport,...

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    • The military is not a toy

      The military is not a toy

      President Donald J. Trump today officially cancelled his planned fall military parade in Washington, D.C., complaining about how much the District wanted to charge the federal government for the cost of hosting. Members of Congress had urged Mr. Trump to spend the money (as much as $92 million...

    • Baltimore prosecutors must also hold police accountable

      Baltimore prosecutors must also hold police accountable

      Like many, when I saw the video of a Baltimore police officer repeatedly punching a young man, unprovoked and causing significant injuries, I was horrified. Horrified, but not surprised. We have repeatedly seen and heard BPD officers behaving badly in the news over the past couple of years. At...

    • Runaway executive pay

      Runaway executive pay

      Our view: The rapid growth of top executive pay and the stagnant compensation provided most everyone else is a worrisome pattern that will only worsen without government intervention Last week, the Economic Policy Institute released a report that found the average compensation for the CEOs of the...

    • Witcover: News media will do their job, no matter how low Trump goes to undermine press freedom

      Witcover: News media will do their job, no matter how low Trump goes to undermine press freedom

      The Boston Globe editorial board called on other newspapers' opinion voices to join it in castigating President Trump for his open war on the American press by calling journalism "the enemy of the people." The Globe's deputy managing editor for its editorial pages, Margaret Pritchard, has urged...

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    • Immigrant and refugee food festival planned for October

      Immigrant and refugee food festival planned for October

      “#BreakingBarriersByBreakingBread” is the motto of an immigrant and refugee food festival planned for noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 in Canton Waterfront Park. “[Culture] brings people together whether it’s food, music, clothing, festivals — it’s meeting new people during this very divisive time,” said...

    • Bar Louie to open in White Marsh at end of month

      Bar Louie to open in White Marsh at end of month

      Bar Louie, the chain bar and restaurant that focuses on cocktails, will open at the former Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery in White Marsh on Aug. 31. The bar will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. that day, said Kayla Dillon, a Bar Louie marketing manager. Going forward, Bar Louie will be open at 8133-C...

    • Aretha Franklin in Maryland: The 'Queen of Soul's' concerts through the years

      Aretha Franklin in Maryland: The 'Queen of Soul's' concerts through the years

      Naturally, as one of the greatest singers of all time, Aretha Franklin — the “Queen of Soul” who died at 76 on Thursday — was no stranger to Maryland, stopping here for various performances during her illustrious career. In 1971, less than a year after releasing her album “Spirit in the Dark,”...

    • Tiny Wine Shop, Garden Party kiosk add a touch of Europe to Hampden's Rotunda

      Tiny Wine Shop, Garden Party kiosk add a touch of Europe to Hampden's Rotunda

      As Hampden’s Rotunda was redeveloped, the mixed-use property was bursting with amenities. The only thing missing, some said, was a liquor store. That changed on Wednesday, when the appropriately named Tiny Wine Shop opened in a standalone kiosk near the Xfinity store at the Rotunda. At 165 square...

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    • Special needs dog at Harford Humane Society finds home with Dundalk family

      Special needs dog at Harford Humane Society finds home with Dundalk family

      Duke came to the Humane Society of Harford County late last year a very sick dog — most of the vets who evaluated him recommended he be euthanized. But the humane society staff, and one local vet, didn’t give up on him, and last week, after months of procedures and treatments, Duke found his forever...

    • Baltimore called 'the new millennial hotspot' by British newspaper

      Baltimore called 'the new millennial hotspot' by British newspaper

      It’s hard to compare Baltimore to New York or D.C., but that’s OK. There’s nothing like Charm City, and rarely has this small piece of the Maryland pie tried to shape itself into something it’s not. That air of defiance — it’s what makes Baltimore so cool. Across the pond, somebody noticed. This...

    • College traditions in the Baltimore area

      College traditions in the Baltimore area

      Maryland is home to more than a dozen colleges and universities, each of which has its own distinct traditions. From chants, to shrines and rubbing statues for good luck, these are among students’ and alumni’s favorite college rituals. What's your favorite local college tradition? Email bbritto@baltsun.com...

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