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City police body camera program launch delayed a month

The rollout of an $11.6 million program to equip 2,500 Baltimore police officers with body cameras will begin about a month later than officials had previously announced. The first 500 officers will start wearing the body-worn cameras at the end of this month at the earliest, Baltimore police spokesman...

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  • Political ads buoyed earnings for Sinclair in first quarter

    Political ads buoyed earnings for Sinclair in first quarter

    Sales of political advertising buoyed earnings for Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. in the first quarter, the company said Wednesday. The Hunt Valley-based broadcaster reported income of $24.1 million for the three months that ended March 31, essentially flat compared to the $24.3 million it earned...

  • Profits grow at rapidly expanding Omega Healthcare Investors

    Profits grow at rapidly expanding Omega Healthcare Investors

    Profits at Omega Healthcare Investors grew 30 percent in the first three months of the year, as the size of the Hunt Valley real estate firm has mushroomed. The real estate investment trust reported Wednesday that its income was $58.2 million in the quarter, up from $43.1 million a year ago. The...

  • Sharp views from two different perspectives follow Harford master plan's introduction

    Sharp views from two different perspectives follow Harford master plan's introduction

    Even though the public hearing won't be until next month on legislation to approve a new county master plan – called HarfordNext, future development issues took center stage during Tuesday night's Harford County Council session, as two people expressed sharp views about what their respective areas...

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  • Ekiben shines with its fresh take on Asian fusion in Fells Point

    Ekiben shines with its fresh take on Asian fusion in Fells Point

    It sounds like the beginning of a sitcom: Three guys meet at college and start cooking together. Three University of Maryland Baltimore County graduates, who enjoy putting twists on Asian comfort food, turned a hobby into a business, eventually serving their fare at the Fells Point Farmers' Market....

  • 'Captain America: Civil War' review: Satisfying superheroism

    'Captain America: Civil War' review: Satisfying superheroism

    The solemn, wrecking-ball mediocrity that was "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" made either too much or not enough of its key themes: collateral damage; vigilante excess and the ethics of peacekeeping through extreme force; and, more to the marketing point, the bloodsport appeal of should-be...

  • For Penny Black in Fells Point, a return to basics

    For Penny Black in Fells Point, a return to basics

    In Baltimore, you can go home again, especially if home is a bar. Charles "Chuck" Doering and his family proved it last July, when they finished renovations on the former John Steven Ltd., a corner bar in Fells Point since rebranded as Penny Black. Doering originally opened the bar — known colloquially...

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  • Preservation takes priority at historic Longwood in Glenwood

    Preservation takes priority at historic Longwood in Glenwood

    In local folklore, the story of Longwood begins with a premonition. In 1818, Mary and Gustavus Warfield were putting the finishing touches on Longwood, their home in Glenwood. Mary was visiting family in Philadelphia when she had a dream that Longwood had burned down with her husband inside. Fearing...

  • Meet the farmers coming to the new River Hill market

    Meet the farmers coming to the new River Hill market

    There’s something about tomatoes picked right from the vine, corn and kale harvested that morning, and omelets and crepes cooked while you wait. It’s a Saturday morning at a farmers’ market. And for the first time, Clarksville will have its own. The market, which kicks off May 14 at River Hill...

  • Ancient grains bring new textures, nutrients to traditional dishes

    Ancient grains bring new textures, nutrients to traditional dishes

    The food of the pharaohs is back. Ancient grains like farro and spelt are popping up on restaurant menus and on grocery store shelves in increasing numbers as Americans become more health-conscious and concerned about what's on their plates. Just look in the cereal aisle. Kellogg's and Kashi recently...

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  • Mayoral recount? Bring it on

    Mayoral recount? Bring it on

    We endorsed Catherine Pugh. We think she should be the next mayor, and based on everything we have seen so far from the preliminary counting of votes from last week's election, we expect she will be the Democratic nominee. That said, we have no quarrel with former mayor Sheila Dixon or anyone else...

  • The secret superintendent search

    The secret superintendent search

    The Baltimore City school board's surprise announcement Tuesday that it had selected Sonja Santelises to replace Gregory Thornton as city schools CEO may well be good news for the system and its schoolchildren. Ms. Santelises, who served for three years as the city's chief academic officer under...

  • New schools CEO selection brings hope to Baltimore

    New schools CEO selection brings hope to Baltimore

    Being chief executive of a large urban school system is known to be one of the hardest jobs on the planet. But some do it better than others. Often the difference is whether the CEO's skill set fits the particular needs of a school district at a particular point in time. Therein lies the basis for...

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  • Baltimore County judge orders part of Ripken divorce case unsealed

    Baltimore County judge orders part of Ripken divorce case unsealed

    A Baltimore County judge has unsealed part of baseball great Cal Ripken Jr.'s divorce records, but kept financial information shielded from public view. Baltimore County Circuit Court Chief Administrative Judge Kathleen Gallogly Cox on Tuesday partially reversed another judge's decision to seal...

  • Why is Cal Ripken Jr.'s divorce case sealed?

    Why is Cal Ripken Jr.'s divorce case sealed?

    When former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. and his wife, Kelly, divorced last week, the documents were placed under seal in Baltimore County Circuit Court. That's not the case for most divorces. Divorces, as with other civil court cases, are presumed to be open to the public. But under Maryland's Rules...

  • Efforts to reconsider life sentences for juveniles gain momentum in Maryland

    Efforts to reconsider life sentences for juveniles gain momentum in Maryland

    On a January day in 2005, Matthew McCullough stood at the defense table in a crowded Towson courtroom. The 18-year-old was facing a judge for his role in a shooting outside Randallstown High School — an act of violence that left the suburbs shaken and another teen paralyzed. William "Tipper" Thomas...

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