Slain rapper Lor Scoota aimed to break out of Baltimore with lyrics that reflected city reality

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  • Five Minutes With Joe Suehle, CEO of visual effects company

    Five Minutes With Joe Suehle, CEO of visual effects company

    As Ravens fans well know, NFL players don't merely jog on to the field at the start of games. Their introductions require a certain panache. Enter Joe Suehle and his Baltimore firm, Image Engineering, which designs and runs the sorts of pyrotechnics that have become a familiar part of the NFL spectacle....

  • Freedom Boat Club spreads sharing to Baltimore

    Freedom Boat Club spreads sharing to Baltimore

    Freedom Boat Club, a membership-based boat-sharing service, said Friday that it opened a location in Baltimore, its third franchise in the state. The new location in the city's Inner Harbor will have three boats from brands such as Wellcraft and Glastron, said Dan Somerville, manager of Freedom...

  • Dell pay-out helps T. Rowe compensate fund investors

    Dell pay-out helps T. Rowe compensate fund investors

    T. Rowe Price Group won't have to dip quite as far into its cash reserves to pay out investors affected by the Baltimore investment firm's embarrassing misstep in Dell's 2013 buyout after settling with the computer giant this week. T. Rowe had opposed the proposed $25 billion Dell buyout for undervaluing...

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  • Lor Scoota reported from 'Trenches,' almost made it out with his talent

    Lor Scoota reported from 'Trenches,' almost made it out with his talent

    “This is my introduction to the motherf---ing world, man. I want y’all to know I’m in this s--- for the long run. I ain’t like these young n----s, man. I ain’t trying to hit the stash. I’m trying to eat forever, man.” — “Intro," Lor Scoota In rap, nicknames are common — and no one in Baltimore...

  • Viceland trades on Michael K. Williams' Omar persona in sensationalistic 'Black Market'

    Viceland trades on Michael K. Williams' Omar persona in sensationalistic 'Black Market'

    We've been down this TV road before: unidentified men in masks and hoods pointing guns at the camera and saying "the system" is to blame for the crimes they commit. Two summers ago, it was National Geographic Channel's "Drugs, Inc.: The High Wire," which purported to be a backstage look at drug...

  • Much of Mayfair Theatre to be razed

    Much of Mayfair Theatre to be razed

    The crumbling 112-year-old Mayfair Theatre, its roof collapsed and much of what remains damaged by a fire at an adjacent building, will lose all but its ornate facade and some 35 feet of its front lobby. Two engineering firms have determined that its continued presence in the 500 block of North...

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  • Baltimore-based fashion bloggers breaking big

    Baltimore-based fashion bloggers breaking big

    Last November, BMW flew Brian Sacawa to Europe to test-drive a BMW 7 Series and photograph his adventures doing it. As a result of her robust social media following, Nikki Brooks-Revis is coming out with a pattern line under the McCall brand this month. And the blogging trio known as 30th & Weldon...

  • Baltimore-based home stagers master the art of appealing to buyers

    Baltimore-based home stagers master the art of appealing to buyers

    The two-story townhouse in the Banneker Place neighborhood of Columbia was just like the others in the complex — except that it was empty and had been sitting on the market for about a year. Jaclyn Riedel was hired to transform the shell — which featured soft, subtle mauve-colored walls, Brazilian...

  • Wedded: Amanda Funk and William Joseph Lattanzio met at a College Park bar

    Wedded: Amanda Funk and William Joseph Lattanzio met at a College Park bar

    Date: May 14 Her story: Amanda Funk, 26, was born in Fairfax, Va., and raised in Mount Airy. She is a proposal coordinator for Hickok Cole Architects, an architecture firm in Washington. Her parents, Alan and Cynthia Funk, live in Crownsville. His story: William Joseph Lattanzio III, 26, was born...

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  • Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Maryland's First Citizen

    Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Maryland's First Citizen

    Charles Carroll of Carrollton wasn't in Philadelphia when the Second Continental Congress voted to break from Great Britain on July 2, 1776, nor was he there on July 4 when Thomas Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence was ratified. He wouldn't get there and add his name to the document's...

  • Gay bars were a haven for many

    Gay bars were a haven for many

    I am a gay woman of a certain age — a child of the '60s. I was not in the gay bars in the '60s, but I know people who were, and I heard stories of the police raids and the arrests of anyone not in at least three pieces of gender appropriate clothing (this would have meant a bra, panties and a dress...

  • 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...

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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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