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On morning of murder trial, family who witnessed shooting were killed

On morning of murder trial, family who witnessed shooting were killed

In January 2014, Loressa Little watched in horror as her 20-year-old son, Avery, stabbed and fatally shot a man on her Northwest Baltimore porch. The next day in an interview room in Baltimore police headquarters, she begged detectives not to involve her in the case. “I don’t want to be a witness,”...

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  • Taylor Swift sets example for women by refusing to 'shake it off'

    Taylor Swift sets example for women by refusing to 'shake it off'

    I wish Taylor Swift had taken him to the cleaners. David Mueller — a 51-year-old DJ — had the gall to not only grab her 23-year-old behind during a photo op in 2013 (standing next to his then-girlfriend, no less), but to also sue the world-famous pop star for losing his radio job because of it. But...

  • Love and non-violent resistance are our best weapons against hate

    Love and non-violent resistance are our best weapons against hate

    I’ve been struggling for days with how to properly hold all the thoughts and emotions swirling around the disgusting displays of hatred, violence, intolerance and racism in Charlottesville last weekend — compounded by our president’s failure to properly condemn the domestic terror of the white...

  • Alternative Fact of the week: Alt-right alt-facts full meltdown edition

    Alternative Fact of the week: Alt-right alt-facts full meltdown edition

    There’s a saying in politics that the first thing you should do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. On the issue of Charlottesville and Civil War statues, Donald Trump is approaching Luray Cavern depth, and he’s still shoveling away. What began as a foolish reaction Saturday, an...

  • Pugh's commitment on crime

    Pugh's commitment on crime

    Mayor Catherine Pugh says the pieces are nearly in place for Baltimore to start reducing its rate of violent crime. More resources are coming from the federal and state governments. Recruiting in the police department is up. The city is on the verge of selecting a monitor for its consent decree...

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  • McCormick closes deal to buy condiments maker for $4.2 billion

    McCormick closes deal to buy condiments maker for $4.2 billion

    McCormick & Co. has closed a deal to buy the maker of Frank’s RedHot sauce and French’s mustard for $4.2 billion, the Sparks-based spice and flavorings maker said Thursday. The company announced plans last month to buy the food division of United Kingdom-based Reckitt Benckiser Group, a move expected...

  • Aimed at 'cord cutters,' YouTube TV expands into Baltimore market

    Aimed at 'cord cutters,' YouTube TV expands into Baltimore market

    YouTube TV, which bills itself as an alternative to cable television, is expanding into Baltimore and 13 other markets. With the new markets — including Boston, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Louisville, Ky., Memphis, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., and Pittsburgh — YouTube TV said Thursday it is now available...

  • Goldman Sachs buys Howard County industrial portfolio for $40.5 million

    Goldman Sachs buys Howard County industrial portfolio for $40.5 million

    Goldman Sachs has acquired a three-building industrial portfolio in Howard County for $40.5 million. Cushman & Wakefield, which represented seller Terreno Realty Corp., announced the deal Thursday. “The desire to gain exposure to the third-wealthiest and most educated consumer population in the...

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  • 'Color-conscious' ArtsCentric enlivens Baltimore's theater scene

    'Color-conscious' ArtsCentric enlivens Baltimore's theater scene

    North Avenue received an extra jolt last year when the theater troupe ArtsCentric started to make its home base in the already humming arts hub Motor House and delivered a big, buoyant production of “Dreamgirls.” The dynamic beat from ArtsCentric, a self-described “color-conscious” company that...

  • Flick picks: The best of Baltimore's film scene this week

    Flick picks: The best of Baltimore's film scene this week

    One of the most beautiful voices ever raised in the struggle against injustice and inequality is getting a welcome showcase at the Parkway. “Mama Africa” tells the story of singer and activist Miriam Makeba, a native of South Africa who was banned from her home for more than three decades, most...

  • Everyman Theatre brings back 'Taste of Everyman' series

    Everyman Theatre brings back 'Taste of Everyman' series

    Everyman Theatre’s pairing series will return for its 2017-2018 season. The theater’s “Taste of Everyman” series, which launched in 2015, pairs food and drinks with the theme of its shows. The first pairing of the season, Edible Insects, will offer patrons crispy bugs to go with Everyman’s “M....

  • Dumser's on Ocean City boardwalk may face wrecking ball

    Dumser's on Ocean City boardwalk may face wrecking ball

    A century-old property in Maryland is poised for demolition after a judge sided with a city in a land ownership dispute. The Daily Times of Salisbury reports a judge ruled last month that Nathans Associates had no valid claim to the Dumser's Dairyland after a previous lease with Ocean City expired...

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  • Entire membership of Trump's arts council quits over Charlottesville remarks

    Entire membership of Trump's arts council quits over Charlottesville remarks

    Another presidential advisory committee appears to be breaking up. Actor Kal Penn, artist Chuck Close and the entire membership of the President's Committee On the Arts and Humanities have announced their resignation. A letter dated Friday, and signed by 16 of 17 committee members, cited the "false...

  • Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

    Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

    With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy to engulf his presidency. Out of sight but still...

  • Trump revives discredited story as lesson for how to deal with terrorism

    Trump revives discredited story as lesson for how to deal with terrorism

    The United States swiftly condemned Thursday's deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona and offered assistance to authorities in Spain. President Donald Trump, who remained out of public view for a second straight day, denounced the attack in a statement on Twitter. "The United States condemns the...

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