Carrie Wells

Writer

Carrie Wells covers higher education for The Baltimore Sun. She joined The Sun in January 2013 after spending two years at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida. She is a native of Prince George’s County and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Recent Articles

  • One killed in Baltimore Thursday night

    One killed in Baltimore Thursday night

    A man was fatally shot on Thursday night, Baltimore police said. The man was found around 9:45 p.m. in the 500 block of Edgewood Street in the Allendale neighborhood. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police also added another homicide to the city’s 2017 count on Thursday. Wanda Brown,...

  • Search to resume Thursday for man missing off Hart Miller Island

    Search to resume Thursday for man missing off Hart Miller Island

    Crews are searching for a man who dove off a boat near Hart Miller Island in the Chesapeake Bay and did not resurface on Wednesday evening. The search began around 6 p.m. The Baltimore County fire department and police department were searching along with the U.S. Coast Guard and Maryland Natural...

  • Three shot in Baltimore on Tuesday

    Three shot in Baltimore on Tuesday

    Three men were shot in two incidents on Tuesday, Baltimore police said. Two men, 38 and 41 years old, were shot in the 1500 block of East 35th Street in the Ednor Gardens neighborhood around 6:55 p.m. The men took themselves to hospitals for gunshot wounds. A gun was found at the scene, police...

  • Driver rescued after car was submerged in Baltimore highway underpass

    Driver rescued after car was submerged in Baltimore highway underpass

    Shantay Allen was going home after visiting a friend in East Baltimore when she drove through an underpass that was filling with water. The car in front of her stalled, then water began seeping into Allen’s car. Allen said she had to think quickly to get out of the car, climb on top and begin livestreaming...

  • Ben Jealous arrested in demonstration near White House; Baker speaks out on Trump

    Ben Jealous arrested in demonstration near White House; Baker speaks out on Trump

    Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous was arrested Tuesday in Washington during an immigrants’ rights demonstration, his campaign said. The former NAACP president was participating in a rally in support of two immigration policies, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and temporary...

  • Five shot Monday in Northeast Baltimore, one killed

    Five shot Monday in Northeast Baltimore, one killed

    Five people, including a 16-year-old and an 18-year-old, were shot in Baltimore on Monday, police said. One was killed. One man was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 12:30 p.m. in the 1600 block of Abbotson St. in the Coldstream Homestead Montebello neighborhood. He was taken to a hospital,...

  • 18-year-old arrested in murder of Baltimore mother of 8, police say

    18-year-old arrested in murder of Baltimore mother of 8, police say

    A man wanted in the murder of a mother of eight who was killed after reporting her son was bullied turned himself in on Sunday, Baltimore police said. Darius Neal, 18, had been named the department’s latest “Public Enemy No. 1” on Saturday. Police said he turned himself in once he learned of the...

  • William Downes, founder of insurance firm, dies

    William Downes, founder of insurance firm, dies

    William Downes, who helped found the prominent Baltimore insurance firm Riggs, Counselman, Michaels and Downes, died Aug. 7 of pneumonia at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Towson resident was 95. Mr. Downes also served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, where he completed 50...

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