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Baltimore-area schools have seen a spike in threats since Florida shooting — even at elementary schools

Area law enforcement agencies say they’ve seen a spike in threats made at schools— even elementary schools —since the mass shooting in Florida ten days ago. Baltimore County police have received an increase in calls for possible weapons at schools, school threats, weapons on students, said Officer...

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  • Fearing backlash, U.S. companies split with NRA

    Fearing backlash, U.S. companies split with NRA

    U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the National Rifle Association, after the latest school massacre. Petitions are circulating online targeting companies that offer discounts to NRA members on its website....

  • Glen Burnie tech firm moving to Hanover, adding 100 jobs

    Glen Burnie tech firm moving to Hanover, adding 100 jobs

    A Glen Burnie IT firm is moving to a new facility in Hanover, where it plans to add 100 jobs over the next five years. Vision Technologies Inc. said Thursday it will use $350,000 in state and county loans and grants to help with the move and expand its workforce. About half the company’s 500-plus...

  • MTA administrator asks for peer review of agency's handling of Baltimore Metro track issues

    MTA administrator asks for peer review of agency's handling of Baltimore Metro track issues

    Maryland transportation officials, facing criticism of the state’s handling of track problems that have shut down Baltimore’s Metro for repairs, requested an outside review on Thursday of the Maryland Transit Administration’s handling of maintenance issues on the subway. The review request comes...

  • The Flamin' Hot Cheetos movie: How a Frito-Lay janitor created one of America's most popular snacks

    The Flamin' Hot Cheetos movie: How a Frito-Lay janitor created one of America's most popular snacks

    Flamin' Hot Cheetos - the spicy red version of the classic cheese-flavored snack - are something of a cultural phenomenon. A group of children rapping about them racked up more than 16 million views on YouTube. Pop star Katy Perry even dressed as a Flamin' Hot for Halloween. Although several schools...

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  • After a string of high-profile closures, looking at the state of Jewish-style delis in Baltimore

    After a string of high-profile closures, looking at the state of Jewish-style delis in Baltimore

    Marc Attman’s family has been piling corned beef on rye bread for generations — a lineage that he expects could end with him. Attman’s Deli on East Lombard Street is one of the last remaining holdouts of Baltimore’s famed Corned Beef Row. The deli has outlasted a number of its peers, and continues...

  • Maryland small brewers squaring off in Annapolis with alcohol industry

    Maryland small brewers squaring off in Annapolis with alcohol industry

    A year after the Maryland General Assembly passed regulatory reforms intended to help craft breweries grow, a debate over beer is set to be renewed Friday. But while last year's discussions were focused on Guinness' plans for a Baltimore County brewery, this time, the goal is less clear.

  • Indian-Pakistani restaurant opening in Union Square

    Indian-Pakistani restaurant opening in Union Square

    In Baltimore’s Union Square neighborhood, a to-be-named restaurant centered on Indian and Pakistani cuisine is slated to open this summer. The eatery will open at 1500 W. Pratt St. in the building that housed the International Academy of Hair Design and Technology, seating about 35 guests, according...

  • Local campaigns aim to help Baltimore students see 'Black Panther'

    Local campaigns aim to help Baltimore students see 'Black Panther'

    Aaron Maybin, the NFL linebacker-turned-art teacher who drew national attention to the city’s cold schools after posting a picture online of his students huddled in coats in a classroom, is looking to start another campaign to benefit his students. Maybin, an educator at Matthew A. Henson Elementary...

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  • 1,000th African penguin chick hatches at Maryland Zoo

    1,000th African penguin chick hatches at Maryland Zoo

    The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore hit a very cute and fuzzy milestone this month: the hatching of its 1,000th African penguin chick. It’s the first time a zoo or aquarium has reached such a feat, the Maryland Zoo said in a release Thursday. The monumental chick was hatched on Feb. 13 — the 13th to...

  • Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir: 10 top looks from the Olympic fashionistas

    Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir: 10 top looks from the Olympic fashionistas

    Former Olympic figure skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have been giving the current athletes a run for their money, at least in terms of glitz and glam. The NBC commentators have appeared on TV dressed to the nines – and in many cases, coordinated – at this year's Winter Games in Pyeongchang. ...

  • Longtime executive director of B&O Railroad Museum to resign

    Longtime executive director of B&O Railroad Museum to resign

    The executive director of the B&O Railroad Museum — whose tenure included a massive rebuilding project after a roof collapse during a 2003 snowstorm — has announced he will be leaving in the fall. “I feel that now is the right time to identify new leadership to continue to move the museum forward,”...

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  • Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

    Federal judge knocks down Florida's voting ban for ex-felons

    In a ruling that could have reverberations on this year's crucial elections, a federal judge Thursday ruled that Florida's current ban on former felons voting is unconstitutional and needs to be changed as soon as possible. U.S. District Judge Mark Walker issued a blistering ruling that says the...

  • Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    Cuba state media: Fidel Castro's son has killed himself

    The oldest son of late Cuban leader Fidel Castro killed himself on Thursday after months of treatment for depression, state media reported. He was 68. Official website Cubadebate said that Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart had been in a "deeply depressed state." A brief note read on state television said...

  • Behind the Obama portraits: Michelle's dress symbolizes equality, Barack jokingly asked for less gray

    Behind the Obama portraits: Michelle's dress symbolizes equality, Barack jokingly asked for less gray

    When Barack Obama speaks, people listen. At least they did when he was in the White House. But that kind of authority didn't hold much sway when it came time for his presidential portrait. At a ceremony Monday to unveil portraits of him and former first lady Michelle Obama, the former president...

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