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  • 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...

  • Under Armour opens UA Lighthouse to kick off local-for-local manufacturing

    Under Armour opens UA Lighthouse to kick off local-for-local manufacturing

    Under Armour's vision for the future of manufacturing — bringing production closer to where the brand's products are sold — began taking shape Tuesday with the opening of UA Lighthouse, the company's new manufacturing and design center in Port Covington. Dressed in white lab coats, dozens of product...

  • McCormick & Co. announces new CFO

    McCormick & Co. announces new CFO

    Spice maker McCormick & Co. Inc. has promoted executive Michael R. Smith to chief financial officer as of Sept. 1 in advance of CFO Gordon M. Stetz's planned retirement this year. Smith, who also will become an executive vice president, joined the company in 1991. He is currently senior vice president...

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  • 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...

  • Binkert's Meat Products serves up links to German heritage

    Binkert's Meat Products serves up links to German heritage

    Toni McDermott's family has a taste for real German food. Her Teutonic surname — Rupp — may predispose her to favoring the delicacies, she said. And her father-in-law, who'd been stationed in the country, passed down a fondness for the cuisine to her husband, "who really loves the bauernwurst,"...

  • Geoff Britten advances on 'American Ninja Warrior,' two other Marylanders miss the cut

    Geoff Britten advances on 'American Ninja Warrior,' two other Marylanders miss the cut

    Update (June 29): This story has been updated to include Nick Kostreski, another Maryland competitor.   Monday was a night of mixed results for Marylanders competing on "American Ninja Warrior," as Olney resident Geoff Britten and Jessup aerospace engineer Nick Kostreski advanced to the city finals...

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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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