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  • Maryland dairy farmer Randy Sowers will have seized money returned

    Maryland dairy farmer Randy Sowers will have seized money returned

    A Frederick County dairy farmer whose bank account was seized by the federal government -- capturing national attention from conservatives and groups concerned about asset forfeiture -- will get his money back, the Department of Justice said in a letter made public on Wednesday. Randy and Karen...

  • T. Rowe Price and Dell reach settlement over 2013 Dell buyout

    T. Rowe Price and Dell reach settlement over 2013 Dell buyout

    T. Rowe Price Group and Dell have reached a settlement over the computer giant's $25 billion buyout, a deal the Baltimore money management firm opposed but voted in favor of in an embarrassing and unusual technical mix-up. The settlement resolves a lawsuit in which T. Rowe and other investors argued...

  • BGE customers can join texting program for outages

    BGE customers can join texting program for outages

    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers can now sign up to receive text, phone or email notifications about outages and updates about when service will be restored. Customers can sign up to receive alerts through their account on bge.com. In addition to service alerts, customers can request reminders...

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  • Chef Chad Wells departing Alewife for Howard County restaurant group

    Chef Chad Wells departing Alewife for Howard County restaurant group

    Alewife executive chef Chad Wells is leaving his post at the west-side pub to help oversee the growth of a Howard County restaurant group. Wells will start as the corporate chef for the Victoria Restaurant Group on July 18. The group owns Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia and Manor Hill Brewing in...

  • Elkridge bakery to be featured on Cooking Channel show 'Cake Hunters'

    Elkridge bakery to be featured on Cooking Channel show 'Cake Hunters'

    Nine years ago, Michelle Kupiec was encouraged by a doctor to watch cooking shows with one of her twin daughters, Amanda, who was recovering from severe spinal surgery. Now her daughter is a student at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in New York, and instead of watching cooking shows,...

  • Lor Scoota: Two versions of a song and a rapper

    Lor Scoota: Two versions of a song and a rapper

    Marshall Bell, a community leader from West Baltimore who works at City Hall, wants to talk about the murdered rapper Lor Scoota and the “paradox which was his life.” It strikes me that you need only listen to two versions of Scoota’s most popular song, “Bird Flu,” to get the drift of that. The...

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  • Another ISIS outrage

    Another ISIS outrage

    The suicide bombers who killed at least 41 people and wounded hundreds more at Istanbul's main airport Tuesday have suddenly upped the ante for the Turkish government and its ambivalent attitude toward the Islamic State terrorists suspected of being responsible. Like the recent attacks in Brussels...

  • Making America isolated again

    Making America isolated again

    Good luck to U.S. voters looking for a presidential contender who believes in free trade. Protectionist policies have come into fashion, and "globalization" is regarded as a dirty word by those seeking to be the country's next president. That's great for all those Smoot-Hawley fans out there who...

  • Lor Scoota and the Baltimore dream: get out and give back

    Lor Scoota and the Baltimore dream: get out and give back

    In Baltimore, the young black boys still dream of street stardom — rapping or ball playing — to make it out. And a few have. But most won't, and the dirty little secret is, it's not because of a lack of ambition. In fact, it's often the exact opposite: It's the ambition that causes so many young...

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  • Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case, records show

    Police detective says misleading narrative presented to grand jury in Freddie Gray case, records show

    The lead Baltimore police detective in the Freddie Gray investigation said she reluctantly read to grand jurors a summary of evidence provided by prosecutors that she believed was misleading, according to police records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun. Hours later, the grand jurors issued criminal...

  • Audit shows school agency lags on inspection reports

    Audit shows school agency lags on inspection reports

    State inspectors visit public schools around Maryland to ensure that the buildings are properly maintained. But after three years during which inspectors examined 679 school buildings, they had only completed reports for 190 of those buildings, according to a legislative audit released this week....

  • Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

    Baltimore led nation last year in homicide increase

    Baltimore had the highest increase in homicides in the nation last year, a criminologist commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice reported, with more than twice as many extra killings as the three cities that tied for second. The city suffered 127 more homicides in 2015 than in the previous...

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