Recent stories by Scott Calvert
11:23 AM EST, March 8, 2014
The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over.
8:50 PM EST, March 1, 2014
Police officers rushed into the downtown parking garage, weapons drawn.
7:34 PM EST, February 22, 2014
Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer.
9:43 PM EST, February 21, 2014
A funeral procession for retired Anne Arundel County police chief George Wellham is expected to cause traffic congestion Saturday morning between Linthicum Heights and Southwest Baltimore.
7:15 PM EST, February 21, 2014
Baltimore Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. said Friday he is launching an investigation into the city's troubled speed camera program, weeks after a City Council committee began its own inquiry.
10:52 PM EST, February 17, 2014
City lawmakers said Monday that they were shocked by newly published reports of school violence and plan to hold hearings to address the hundreds of injury claims filed by teachers.
11:36 AM EST, February 17, 2014
In October 2012, a Baltimore City firefighter was caught in a sudden burst of flames, suffering burns to his head, neck, shoulder, face and hand, according to a summary provided by the city.
4:14 PM EST, February 1, 2014
A Baltimore transportation official asked the agency's director if he'd been able to "tap into" email records of an employee suspected of leaking information to The Baltimore Sun about the city's troubled speed camera program, according to records obtained under the Public Information Act.
1:13 PM EST, February 14, 2014
Johns Hopkins researchers are well on their way to building a digital library of children's brain images, which they say eventually will give doctors around the world access to a free Google-like search engine that could help diagnose and treat pediatric neurological disorders.
11:22 PM EST, January 26, 2014
Howard County police on Sunday identified 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park as the man who entered a store at The Mall in Columbia and fatally shot two employees before apparently killing himself.
11:06 PM EST, January 24, 2014
A Carroll County volunteer firefighter was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after a hose burst and struck him Friday afternoon at a fire scene, officials said.
10:06 PM EST, January 24, 2014
The founder of last year's 300 Men March and two Baltimore City Council members held an emergency planning meeting Friday evening at City Hall, saying the bloody start to the new year spurred them to develop a violence prevention strategy sooner than they had originally anticipated.
9:14 PM EST, January 22, 2014
Baltimore's speed cameras likely charged motorists for thousands more erroneous tickets than previously disclosed, according to data from a secret audit conducted for the city last year and obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
6:44 PM EST, January 14, 2014
City Councilman Brandon Scott wants the city to release an independent, taxpayer-funded audit of speed camera tickets issued by Baltimore's former contractor, saying the need for transparency should trump the contention by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration that the findings are confidential.
8:32 PM EST, January 6, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday that the city will make lump-sum payments to owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect.
10:33 PM EST, January 22, 2014
Baltimore's speed cameras likely charged motorists for thousands more erroneous tickets than previously disclosed, according to data from a secret audit conducted for the city last year and obtained by The Baltimore Sun.
2:45 PM EST, January 11, 2014
First there was the infamous speed camera ticket that Baltimore issued to a car stopped at a red light.
9:33 PM EST, January 5, 2014
City homeowners could receive $3 million in property tax assistance under a plan Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is scheduled to unveil today, addressing concerns over bills that skyrocketed after errors in tax credits were discovered.
10:00 PM EST, December 21, 2013
Defective radar. Wrong citation numbers. Error rates as high as 30 percent.
5:28 PM EST, December 21, 2013
Officials from Baltimore's finance office and the state assessments agency have been at odds — sometimes vocally so — over the accuracy of historic tax credits and who's to blame for bureaucratic confusion that has left hundreds of city property owners unsure of what they owe the tax collector.
2:44 PM EST, December 6, 2013
As a high school senior at Baltimore City College in 1989, Bala Ambati had some rather lofty goals, telling the yearbook he aspired "to become a doctor, win the Nobel Prize and help humanity." By then Ambati already stood apart from his 12th grade-classmates: He was 11 years old.
10:56 AM EST, November 11, 2013
Baltimore experienced a nearly 5 percent increase in traffic accidents from 2009 to 2012 — a four-year span during which the city rolled out and ramped up its network of now-idle speed cameras, according to state police.
5:00 AM EST, November 21, 2013
When Mark and Lisa Struble bought their Little Italy condo last year, they were attracted by the open layout, proximity to the waterfront — and the promise of a steep property tax break into 2016.
8:18 PM EST, November 5, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake attempted to quiet growing calls from the City Council for an independent audit of the city's troubled property tax program, saying Tuesday that her administration's reforms should be given more time to yield results.
9:38 PM EST, November 6, 2013
A City Council hearing on tax break errors turned into a public spat Wednesday, as officials from the city's Finance Department and the state assessments agency traded blame for costly mistakes that are confusing taxpayers.
8:56 PM EDT, October 18, 2013
Just three months after Baltimore officials caused an uproar by unexpectedly raising the property taxes of 315 owners, the city is once again revising those bills.
8:30 PM EST, December 16, 2013
Baltimore plans to pay its speed camera vendor $600,000 to end a troubled relationship that has left the city's once-lucrative automated enforcement program offline since April, city officials said Monday.
9:55 PM EST, November 16, 2013
In the latest sign of turmoil for Baltimore's speed camera program, city officials are moving to sever ties with the vendor amid unresolved problems — an action that could idle the city's already mothballed speed and red-light camera system until the middle of next year.
8:37 AM EST, November 10, 2013
Five years ago, Steve Brady says, he was handed a "pile of trash" when a head-on collision in Harford County killed his 31-year-old wife, Katie, and their 8-year-old son, Wil.
10:59 PM EDT, November 1, 2013
Baltimore County Police have charged a 49-year-old man with sexually abusing two teenagers in 1997 when he worked as a teacher and youth group leader at the Greater Grace Church on Moravia Park Drive in East Baltimore.
11:51 PM EDT, November 2, 2013
A wheelchair-bound woman died after being attacked by her own pit bull dog early Friday, Baltimore City police and the victim's daughter said.
3:28 PM EDT, October 11, 2013
Teenager Kendall Reitz set out to become an advocate for improved mental illness awareness in the aftermath of last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., when a disturbed 20-year-old named Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adults.
3:41 PM EDT, October 17, 2013
The number: $15.9 million
8:46 PM EDT, November 1, 2013
Lawyers for Baltimore businessman Glenn Weinberg told a jury Friday he missed out on making millions of dollars from the Maryland Live casino when he retired early after being wrongly told he had severely blocked heart arteries.
10:07 PM EDT, November 1, 2013
Johns Hopkins Medicine announced Friday that it is temporarily halting its practice of giving second opinions in possible "black lung" cases, after ABC News reported that Hopkins doctors usually side with the coal mining companies paying for the service.
6:36 AM EDT, September 27, 2013
Baltimore has underbilled a downtown office tower owned by Orioles majority owner Peter G. Angelos by $390,000 in property taxes since 2011, government officials say — the most recent example of mistakes emerging from the city's Finance Department.
7:08 PM EDT, August 29, 2013
New to Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University freshman Raegan Hensley and her parents were headed to Target on Thursday to buy supplies, including pepper spray and a pocket knife. And that was before they heard about the armed robbery of four female students late Wednesday night next to the Homewood campus.
7:43 PM EDT, September 27, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday that the persistence of tax bill errors is a "serious problem," even as criticism of her administration grew over errors that have caused the cash-strapped city to miss out on revenue.
6:10 PM EDT, August 28, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake had encouraging words Wednesday about a proposal to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to the Washington region, with sporting events envisioned for both Baltimore and Annapolis.
10:00 AM EDT, September 21, 2013
A hundred Baltimore firefighters battled a four-alarm fire Friday evening at a commercial building in Southwest Baltimore that blazed until about 5 a.m. Saturday.
9:06 PM EDT, August 24, 2013
In 1982, Mayor William Donald Schaefer persuaded state lawmakers to try a different approach to urban revitalization. To lure companies to poorer parts of Baltimore and elsewhere in Maryland, the government would dangle a 10-year property tax discount and hiring rebates.
7:08 PM EDT, September 20, 2013
A 36-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Friday after rear-ending a car on a Beltway off-ramp in Parkville, Baltimore County police said.
12:28 PM EDT, August 24, 2013
A person was killed and another shot in two incidents in Baltimore on Friday, police said.
6:48 PM EDT, August 7, 2013
Anne Arundel County-based Brekford Corp. reported a loss in the second quarter — a period that coincided with a decision by Baltimore officials to suspend the city's speed and red light camera program, which is supported by the company.
10:33 PM EDT, August 23, 2013
A 22-year-old Rosedale woman was fatally struck by a CSX train Friday afternoon in what Baltimore County police said appears to be an accident.
2:33 PM EDT, August 18, 2013
A child was shot along with two men Saturday night in the Johnston Square neighborhood of East Baltimore, police said.
4:25 PM EDT, July 13, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the city has nothing to lose and much to gain by borrowing $107 million to pay for new roads, parks and other infrastructure at Harbor Point, a now-empty tract envisioned as a glittering mini-city on Baltimore's waterfront.
12:33 PM EDT, August 23, 2013
Steven Mangold and Christian Hwang were diagnosed with severe cow's milk allergies as young boys. Both initially fared well after months of experimental treatment at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center that exposed them gradually to more and more milk.
8:57 PM EDT, July 24, 2013
Baltimore can't legally recoup more than $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks given in recent years for renovations to historic commercial properties, finance director Harry E. Black said Wednesday.
11:26 AM EDT, August 3, 2013
The Baltimore housing department recently tried to give away some money — $1,105 to be exact.
3:56 PM EDT, August 12, 2013
Baltimore's speed and red-light camera contractor says it expects the city's dormant network of automated cameras to be "fully activated" by the end of September.
11:11 AM EDT, July 14, 2013
More than a year ago, Maryland's assessments agency acknowledged making chronic miscalculations on certain tax breaks for big commercial properties in Baltimore — errors that cost the city more than $1.5 million in potential taxes.
8:32 PM EDT, July 31, 2013
Several lawmakers are calling on the state to compensate Baltimore amid new disclosures that errors in the historic property tax credit program for homeowners have cut revenue to the city over the past several years.
7:36 PM EDT, August 1, 2013
The city is looking for ways to ease the property tax burden on hundreds of homeowners who received unexpectedly high bills last month, officials said, as Baltimore reckons with past errors in a popular credit for historic renovations.
5:29 PM EDT, July 5, 2013
When Baltimore crossing guard supervisors make their rounds, they're apt to be driving cars emblazoned not with the familiar city seal but with a "Z" — for Zipcar, the vehicle-sharing service that allows members to rent cars by the hour for short trips.
10:00 PM EDT, June 7, 2013
A CSX train carrying trash from upstate New York derailed Friday evening in Lansdowne, Baltimore County officials said. No injuries were reported, and police said the train was not carrying hazardous materials.
12:55 PM EDT, July 26, 2013
When Baltimore Finance Director Harry E. Black revealed Wednesday that the city could not legally recoup more than $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks from commercial property owners, he promised to provide the legal analysis on which he based the decision.
11:49 AM EDT, July 1, 2013
Baltimore County recently mailed bills for its new stormwater fees, and the Social Security Administration faces a charge of more than $35,000 for its Woodlawn headquarters.
2:56 PM EDT, May 25, 2013
Someone's been making off with the big industrial batteries that provide backup power at traffic signals in Baltimore, and now the thefts are being investigated by the city inspector general's office, which looks into allegations of waste, fraud and abuse in municipal government.
8:04 PM EDT, June 13, 2013
Two months after Baltimore stopped issuing tickets from its speed and red light cameras, city officials said Thursday they still don't know when the automated enforcement program will resume.
8:07 PM EDT, July 30, 2013
Up to 300 Baltimore homeowners are seeing a jump in property tax bills because the city says they have received excessive credits for historic renovations, according to a city councilman briefed on the issue.
6:53 PM EDT, June 4, 2013
Baltimore officials endorsed a proposal Tuesday to knock as much as 85 percent off the tabs that some port-related businesses would owe under the city's new stormwater fee — a change that could save one auto processing company more than $300,000 a year.
11:50 AM EDT, June 22, 2013
A pit bull attacked and seriously wounded two people in Glen Burnie late Friday afternoon, Anne Arundel County police said.
11:59 AM EDT, June 3, 2013
Baltimore Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. reacted with disbelief upon hearing that an illegitimate tax break was inexplicably on the property tax bill for a rental home he owns in Northwest Baltimore — again. "No, it's not," he insisted recently to a reporter.
8:53 PM EDT, June 11, 2013
The two Catholic parishes led by the Rev. Robert Wojtek could pay more than $6,000 in new city stormwater fees later this year — an amount equal to an entire Sunday collection at his Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown.
3:30 PM EDT, May 18, 2013
The emailed directive went out midmorning April 16 from a Baltimore City traffic engineer: No more speed camera tickets are to be issued from the camera in the 3900 block of The Alameda. Less than five hours later, an engineering supervisor wrote another email, stating that the city's entire speed and red-light camera network was being suspended.
9:44 AM EDT, June 10, 2013
Baltimore's housing authority has disciplined a group of employees after an internal investigator found that top agency officials hired lower-level staff to do contracting work at their homes.
9:06 PM EDT, May 23, 2013
Rep. Andy Harris said Thursday that he will request an expanded review of the Maryland Department of Education's use of federal funds after an audit found that the state may have to return up to $540,000 in misspent stimulus dollars and money designated for poor children.
10:23 PM EDT, April 29, 2013
Tavon White, the accused Baltimore jailhouse leader of the Black Guerrilla Family gang, pleaded not guilty Monday to allegations that he oversaw a corruption scheme that employed corrections officers to smuggle drugs, cellphones and other contraband into the city detention center.
7:07 PM EDT, May 21, 2013
A task force appointed last year by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to study the city's speed and red-light camera program violated Maryland law when it met behind closed doors in March, the state Open Meetings Compliance Board ruled this week.
9:28 PM EDT, May 10, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed an executive with a disaster response company Friday to lead Baltimore's Transportation Department at a time when the agency continues to struggle with its speed camera program.
11:20 PM EDT, May 17, 2013
It's a dream Ida Heck never really expected to come true.
8:05 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
A lawyer for Baltimore City says a task force appointed by the mayor to study the city's speed camera program did not hold an illegal closed-door meeting during a March visit to a contractor's headquarters.
2:53 PM EDT, May 4, 2013
A federal judge has ordered a West Pratt Street clinic and its former chief executive to repay more than 60 current and former employees nearly $50,000 that the private company never deposited into their retirement accounts as required.
8:06 PM EDT, April 29, 2013
Baltimore issued more than 16,000 speed camera tickets in less than two months this year before shutting the troubled program down over a programming error, according to figures posted by the city.
9:02 PM EDT, April 30, 2013
A top aide to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake received more than $14,000 in homestead property tax breaks on an East Baltimore rental property he owns, records show, even though only owner-occupied homes qualify for the subsidy under Maryland law.
6:50 PM EDT, April 24, 2013
Baltimore officials are refusing to pay the city's former speed and red-light camera operator $2 million for its final three months of work, a period that preceded the troubled start for the new contractor in January.
1:02 PM EDT, April 29, 2013
After a three-month delay, Baltimore has resumed posting parking ticket data on OpenBaltimore, the city government's transparency website.
11:23 PM EDT, April 3, 2013
Legislation that one Baltimore lawmaker said would create a "new and improved speed camera program" is headed to the House of Delegates, after a committee overwhelmingly approved a legislative package Wednesday in the waning days of the General Assembly session.
7:05 PM EDT, April 23, 2013
Baltimore City said Tuesday that it will throw out more than 6,000 speed and red-light camera tickets because its former contractor has stopped showing up in court to defend them — the latest sign of the dysfunction dogging Baltimore's speed camera program.
9:29 PM EDT, March 24, 2013
Towson University baseball coach Mike Gottlieb got the call March 8 at 9:07 a.m. — a time he has committed to memory.
5:39 PM EDT, April 27, 2013
Corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center were preparing for a middle-of-the-night search of jail cells, aimed at rooting out drugs, cellphones, weapons and any other contraband inmates had stashed away. But the officers weren't the only ones getting ready.
11:25 AM EDT, April 23, 2013
Last year Baltimore City paid vendors more than $800 million, much of it for construction projects, gas and electricity, trash and recycling services, transportation and the like, according to monthly figures posted on a city website.
10:28 AM EDT, April 17, 2013
Baltimore officials announced Tuesday that they have suspended the city's troubled speed camera program amid fresh reports of erroneous tickets, this time involving a new multimillion-dollar camera network.
8:20 PM EDT, April 2, 2013
With just six days left in the General Assembly session, a House of Delegates committee is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill that would increase oversight of speed camera programs in Maryland, tighten rules on camera placement and more clearly bar government contracts that pay vendors on a per-ticket basis.
10:47 AM EDT, April 8, 2013
Three members of an anti-speed camera group have filed an open-meetings complaint against a task force appointed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to study Baltimore's troubled automated enforcement system.
7:15 PM EDT, March 25, 2013
The Maryland Senate on Monday overwhelmingly passed a weakened speed camera reform bill that would bar local governments from paying vendors based on the volume of citations but wouldn't ensure motorists had enough information to fact-check their citations.
11:16 PM EDT, March 15, 2013
An Abingdon man was stabbed multiple times Friday evening during an argument with his roommate, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said.
12:14 PM EDT, March 10, 2013
About 9 a.m. Saturday, Bonny Eisenbise strode up to a man outside a Giant supermarket in North Baltimore.
8:20 PM EST, March 6, 2013
State tax officials should take steps to help ensure that Marylanders who receive the homestead property tax credit remain eligible for the popular discount, auditors said in a report released Wednesday.
11:48 AM EDT, April 4, 2013
The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O'Malley's BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around the corner.
1:12 PM EDT, March 11, 2013
How many speed camera tickets has Baltimore City issued so far this year? How many red-light camera tickets? City officials won't say.
7:33 PM EDT, March 18, 2013
The state Senate could vote as soon as Tuesday to bar the state and local governments from paying speed camera contractors based on ticket volume and to require that all automated speeding tickets issued in Maryland give drivers enough information to fact-check their citations.
2:59 PM EST, February 9, 2013
Quick: Name the school closest to North Charles Street and Lake Avenue in North Baltimore.
8:47 PM EDT, March 20, 2013
A task force studying Baltimore's troubled speed camera program will urge the city to increase oversight, change the way camera sites are selected and create a website containing maps and other information of interest to the public, according to draft recommendations released Wednesday.
8:22 PM EDT, March 15, 2013
A tractor-trailer that flipped on the Bay Bridge last week was carrying a load too light for the gusty conditions, a situation made worse when the trailer's soft canvas wall caught the wind like a sail, transportation authorities said Friday.
6:26 PM EST, March 9, 2013
About 9 a.m. Saturday, Bonny Eisenbise strode up to a man outside a Giant supermarket in North Baltimore.
9:52 PM EST, February 25, 2013
If you want to know who in Baltimore benefits most from the homestead property tax credit, look north.
10:58 AM EST, January 29, 2013
District judges in Baltimore threw out just over half of the 3,000 speed camera tickets they considered last year after hearing appeals from motorists, city records show.
9:25 PM EST, March 5, 2013
A Circuit Court judge has ruled that Baltimore County's contract with its speed camera vendor is illegal, because it pays the company a cut of each citation issued — a ruling that could help others challenge their citations in court.
6:25 PM EST, February 22, 2013
Owls can rotate their heads a dizzying 270 degrees, allowing them to see what's happening behind them while perched on a tree branch or barn beam.
4:09 PM EST, February 23, 2013
Fanya O'Donoghue had just learned she was pregnant when she happened to meet a group of nurses at a social gathering. She was looking for an obstetrician, and asked them whom they would recommend.
5:48 PM EST, February 17, 2013
Baltimore transportation officials have set high expectations for the city's new speed cameras, telling state lawmakers the devices won't be susceptible to errors that plagued the system over the past three years.
4:17 PM EST, January 26, 2013
Two Baltimore police cruisers were involved in an accident Saturday afternoon on the southbound Jones Falls Expressway near Guilford Avenue, police say.
12:55 AM EST, February 4, 2013
Ravens fans had waited 12 years for another Super Bowl victory, and they packed the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, dwarfing 49ers rooters in both numbers and volume.
8:08 PM EST, January 26, 2013
The Pale Knight arrived ready to plunge.
9:59 PM EST, January 22, 2013
Baltimore's speed and red light camera system has experienced a near-complete shutdown during what city officials are calling a problematic transition to a new contractor, records show, and the new vendor says it could take four months to get its system running.
9:38 PM EST, January 24, 2013
Baltimore police officials said Thursday the department is doubling to 25 the number of officers available to review speed camera tickets — one of several moves intended to help prevent the issuance of erroneous citations, which has cast a cloud over the city's program in recent months.
8:54 PM EST, January 8, 2013
Legislators who learned this week that Baltimore will replace its troubled network of 83 speed cameras say the planned upgrade will do nothing to slow momentum in Annapolis toward tightening rules that govern the automated cameras across Maryland.
5:15 PM EST, December 13, 2012
A "perfect storm of errors" caused the city of Baltimore to issue a speed camera citation to a stationary vehicle, the Police Department's chief spokesman said Thursday.
8:17 AM EST, December 31, 2012
Here's a recipe for systematically fact-checking the accuracy of speed camera tickets, at least in Baltimore City where the time stamps on citation photos go to the thousandth of a second:
12:31 PM EST, December 8, 2012
Federal Hill resident Sean O'Connor wants to fact-check the automated speed camera ticket that he got in Baltimore County. But he can't.
6:00 PM EST, January 25, 2013
Members of Baltimore's legislative delegation in Annapolis chastised city transportation officials Friday for problems with the city's lucrative network of speed cameras.
7:28 PM EST, January 10, 2013
Baltimore plans to pay its new speed camera contractor $11.20 per $40 citation — continuing its use of a so-called bounty system that Gov. Martin O'Malley and key state legislators say is illegal under Maryland law.
10:05 PM EST, December 14, 2012
Baltimore's speed camera contractor disclosed Friday that several of the city's automated cameras have been wrongly ticketing roughly one of every 20 passing cars and trucks.
4:59 PM EST, December 27, 2012
AAA Mid-Atlantic says Baltimore's speed camera "nightmare" was one of the transportation lows of 2012, though the driver advocacy group credited a similar program run by the State Highway Administration with helping to improve safety in construction zones.
7:42 PM EDT, October 25, 2012
School officials in Baltimore and Baltimore County pledged Thursday to track, for the first time, automated camera citations that are issued to privately owned school buses hired to transport public-school children.
11:30 AM EST, January 7, 2013
By the time Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. sought bankruptcy protection Dec. 28, the once-high-flying drug treatment and mental health clinic had been showing signs of financial trouble for two years.
4:26 PM EST, December 14, 2012
When researcher Erik Patel hiked into the mountainous rain forest of northeast Madagascar in 2001, he was a doctoral student embarking on a quest for basic scientific knowledge about one of the rarest primates in the world: a snow-white lemur called the silky sifaka.
9:54 PM EST, December 12, 2012
The Baltimore City speed camera ticket alleged that the four-door Mazda wagon was going 38 miles per hour in a 25-mph zone — and that owner Daniel Doty owed $40 for the infraction.
7:37 PM EST, November 27, 2012
Maryland's legislative auditors criticized the State Highway Administration for inadequate monitoring of its speed camera program in an audit report released Tuesday, saying the state began using the cameras without conducting sufficient tests to ensure they could accurately record a vehicle's speed.
4:25 PM EST, November 21, 2012
Speed cameras have tagged Benjamin Parker's pickup truck 41 times in the Baltimore area over the past three years, records show — enough to have his license suspended 10 times over if those citations had been handed out by a police officer and not a machine.
9:36 PM EST, January 7, 2013
Baltimore officials said Monday they are scrapping all 83 of the city's automated speed cameras and "methodically" replacing them with newer models, after a Baltimore Sun investigation found errors with the system.
9:59 PM EST, November 30, 2012
City officials said Friday that they no longer have complete confidence in the accuracy of their speed cameras' radar systems and have instituted a new "reasonableness" test on two cameras known to have issued erroneous tickets.
11:20 AM EDT, October 25, 2012
Automated speed cameras, installed around area schools three years ago with the goal of punishing dangerous drivers and making the streets safer for children, have caught hundreds of school buses speeding near the schools they serve, often with children aboard, a Baltimore Sun analysis has found.
11:19 PM EST, November 18, 2012
The vice chairman of the City Council's public safety committee called Sunday for a hearing on Baltimore's vast and lucrative speed camera program after an investigation by The Baltimore Sun found that the $40 citations issued to motorists can be inaccurate and the process unfair.
12:57 PM EDT, October 31, 2012
Hurricane Sandy's howling winds and torrential rains walloped Maryland late Monday and early Tuesday, cutting electricity to more than 300,000 utility customers and disrupting life for millions from Ocean City to the suddenly snowy mountains of Garrett County.
11:09 PM EST, December 14, 2012
Granting an appeal by Gov. Martin O'Malley, the Obama administration reversed course Friday and approved disaster aid for Somerset County residents who suffered damage from the remnants of Hurricane Sandy.
8:54 PM EDT, August 3, 2012
Baltimore police have named the officer who fatally shot a man Tuesday afternoon as 32-year-old John Hanyok, a seven-year department veteran who had no previous shooting involvement.
10:24 PM EST, December 11, 2012
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday that state law bars speed camera contractors from being paid based on the number of citations issued or paid — a so-called bounty system approach used by Baltimore City, Baltimore County and elsewhere in Maryland.
9:21 AM EST, November 21, 2012
Turns out the wheels of government move faster than you might think.
8:34 PM EST, November 29, 2012
City transportation officials said Thursday they are investigating a second speed camera on West Cold Spring Lane in North Baltimore after more questions were raised about whether it has been issuing inaccurate tickets to motorists.
July 21, 2012
The research involved laser scans, underwater video and special animation software. And it took thousands of hours of computer time to run simulations that crunched complex fluid mechanics equations.
9:16 AM EDT, June 30, 2012
More than 427,000 BGE customers remained without power Saturday morning after deadly storms hammered the region, toppling trees and light poles.
8:14 PM EST, December 10, 2012
Speed camera companies and local governments would be penalized $1,000 for each "bogus" citation issued to motorists under proposed legislation announced Monday by state Del. Jon Cardin.
8:23 PM EST, December 4, 2012
City transportation officials were so worried four months ago about inaccurate speeding tickets coming from an automated camera on Cold Spring Lane that a supervisor ordered the problem fixed before it could "get out of hands," documents obtained by The Baltimore Sun show.
9:44 PM EDT, August 3, 2012
Nine people were hurt in an eight-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Dundalk, Baltimore County police said.
10:06 PM EDT, August 24, 2012
Cholera broke out in Haiti two years ago, and more than 7,000 people have died. Some researchers traced the outbreak's origin to United Nations peacekeepers sent from Nepal after the devastating earthquake in 2010.
5:17 PM EDT, July 8, 2012
Gone are the plywood-covered door and windows that never seemed to keep the vacant house sealed very long. Gone too is the gaping hole where the first floor should have been — a dungeonlike pit where police say a 13-year-old girl was raped one night last fall as she walked home.
8:56 PM EDT, July 7, 2012
Jack and Betty Scrivener of Stoneleigh lost power last August thanks to Hurricane Irene. They lost it again when storms pummeled the region June 30 — and after one very long, very hot week, the elderly couple still hadn't gotten it back. They don't know if they can take another extended outage.
8:20 PM EDT, August 6, 2012
Baltimore's public housing agency announced Monday it has paid $3.7 million to a former public housing resident who suffered lead-paint poisoning as a young child in the 1980s.
9:07 AM EST, December 8, 2012
Baltimore City's automated traffic enforcement contractor carried out 189 vehicle test runs past a camera on West Cold Spring Lane but could not determine the cause of erroneous speed readings there, the company said in a letter this week to the city Department of Transportation.
8:48 PM EDT, June 29, 2012
A 25-year-old former cruise ship employee was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl on a Royal Caribbean ship that left from Baltimore, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland.
4:29 PM EDT, July 7, 2012
The City of Baltimore has been selling records containing personal information about its employees, including home addresses and driver's license numbers, even though the city's own lawyers say the information cannot legally be disclosed under state law.
6:24 PM EST, December 6, 2012
The speed camera ticket that Baltimore City issued to John Slingluff last summer said he was speeding, yet the evidence says he was closer to stopping than to breaking the law.
9:54 PM EDT, August 27, 2012
As authorities continued to investigate the shooting at Perry Hall High School, about two dozen students gathered at a church Monday night, recounting their fears during the incident — and a reluctance to go back to school.
5:26 PM EDT, November 1, 2012
A 41-year-old Washington woman was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison for her role in conspiring to steal $1.4 million from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland announced.
9:04 PM EDT, May 31, 2012
In a career spanning three decades, forensic psychiatrist Steven Hoge has evaluated just a handful of people implicated in acts of cannibalism. It's exceedingly rare behavior, he says, and clear answers are often elusive when it does occur.
9:23 AM EDT, June 24, 2012
The city of Baltimore has failed to collect millions of dollars in potential revenue because of chronic errors and miscalculations in a program offering tax breaks for historic renovations, a Baltimore Sun investigation has found.
10:53 AM EST, November 26, 2012
7:06 PM EDT, May 2, 2012
Henry Hager, the husband of former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager, is entitled to a $296 property tax discount on his South Baltimore rowhouse for the current tax year, the state Department of Assessments and Taxation says.
9:11 PM EDT, June 29, 2012
High-earners in Maryland will feel a financial pinch as employers start withholding more money from paychecks to accommodate the higher income tax rates approved by the General Assembly in May and signed into law by Gov.Martin O'Malley.
6:49 PM EDT, June 27, 2012
State auditors are examining how well Maryland's assessments agency has managed the homestead property tax credit, a popular tax break for homeowners that has come under increased scrutiny since The Baltimore Sun revealed that hundreds of city owners were improperly receiving multiple credits.
10:17 AM EDT, April 29, 2012
A 21-year-old Sykesville woman was fatally injured in a one-vehicle accident early Saturday morning in Westminster, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said.
6:07 PM EDT, April 8, 2012
Over the past two years, Maureen Coyle has received $5,700 in property tax breaks that the city admits she never requested for her Patterson Park rowhouse. Now the city is demanding full repayment by month's end.
10:05 PM EDT, April 29, 2012
At the ding of a cowbell Sunday, staffers in a command center at the Johns Hopkins Hospital began clapping and yelling out victory cheers.
8:56 PM EDT, June 25, 2012
City and state lawmakers called Monday for stepped-up scrutiny of property tax credit programs in Baltimore, after a Baltimore Sun investigation found that chronic errors have cost the city millions of dollars in lost revenue, despite warnings stretching back more than a decade.
12:05 PM EDT, May 21, 2012
Want to express yourself on a license plate? Go ahead. The state will gladly take your $50 per year. You can't say any old thing, though. The Motor Vehicle Administration has cataloged more than 4,000 words, phrases and letter-number combinations it won't put on a tag.
6:19 PM EDT, May 2, 2012
A Baltimore jury on Wednesday awarded $1.3 million in damages to a 17-year-old girl, finding that negligence by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City was a substantial factor in lead-paint poisoning she suffered as a young girl.
6:25 PM EDT, April 12, 2012
A District Court judge on Thursday convicted an Ellicott City man of undertaking major renovations at his mother's Canton rowhouse without permits, but spared him jail time by suspending his 90-day sentence. Martin Pozoulakis, found guilty of two misdemeanor counts, also was fined $1,000.
8:16 PM EDT, March 26, 2012
The man insisted he didn't illegally dump the toilet by the side of the road. No, he just left it there as a favor for "Moe," a homeless guy who planned to put it to use in a vacant house somewhere.
8:38 PM EST, January 10, 2012
In early 2010, officials at Baltimore's public housing agency noticed a few thousand dollars had gone missing — transferred without authorization to the bank account of a man who rented his Northeast Baltimore home to a low-income tenant, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.
9:48 PM EDT, April 30, 2012
It's been about a year and a half since former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager and her husband, Henry, reportedly left their South Baltimore rowhouse for new digs in Manhattan. But Henry Hager still owns the Baltimore place — and the couple still enjoys a property tax break that's supposed to be available only to owner-occupants.
9:28 PM EST, March 8, 2012
Alonzo Smith was walking Thursday in the 1600 block of Darley Ave. when he spotted his 92-year-old neighbor Janie Frieson standing in her doorway.
11:18 PM EST, January 22, 2012
Twelve people were displaced Sunday night by a two-alarm fire at a Perry Hall apartment complex, Baltimore County fire officials said. No one was injured.
5:56 PM EDT, May 17, 2012
The directors of Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc., a major drug treatment provider in Baltimore, have laid off longtime executive William "Kris" Hathaway, as the once high-flying nonprofit continues to cut costs.
6:28 PM EST, January 3, 2012
Circuit Court Clerk Frank M. Conaway Sr. has paid more than $3,600 in back property taxes on a rental home he owns, months after it emerged that he'd wrongly been receiving a homestead tax break on the house for years.
9:37 PM EST, January 22, 2012
Deverick Howell could only stare at the television as Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff's last-chance field goal attempt hooked left of the uprights, dealing the team and its fans a heartbreaking 23-20 loss Sunday to the New England Patriots.
6:10 PM EDT, April 10, 2012
It was unusual enough when Baltimore housing officials had to get a search warrant to gain entry to a Canton rowhouse where they believed illegal renovations were occurring. But the owner's son had barred inspectors, and neighbors were complaining of work that was noisy, substantial and ongoing.
10:11 PM EST, March 6, 2012
As someone who's made a hobby of unmasking tax cheats, Patterson Park activist Matt Gonter told state lawmakers Tuesday that he backs a proposal to fine homeowners caught getting unwarranted homestead credits on their property tax bills.
10:53 AM EST, January 4, 2012
The Baltimore sheriff's office began the process Wednesday of seizing 20 vehicles owned by the city's housing authority — part of a move by two siblings who suffered lead poisoning in public housing to force the agency to make good on $2.59 million in damages awarded by a jury.
7:31 PM EDT, March 23, 2012
The Baltimore housing department received a $2.9 million federal grant Friday to clean up poisonous lead paint found in the walls of thousands of city buildings.
7:51 PM EST, January 18, 2012
Two siblings trying to collect a $2.6 million judgment against Baltimore's public housing agency for lead-paint poisoning argue in court papers that an auction of 20 agency vehicles must go forward because officials have refused to pay.
2:16 PM EST, February 25, 2012
Vera Artis would seem to be a perfect fit for the state program created decades ago to ease the property tax burden on homeowners with modest incomes.
11:57 AM EST, November 19, 2011
Around 1,000 gallons of corn syrup escaped from a South Baltimore storage tank Friday night, and 300 gallons of the sticky substance wound up in the Inner Harbor before a leaking valve was plugged, fire officials say.
8:07 PM EDT, March 15, 2012
State lawmaker: Graziano said in January deal was near for city housing authority to pay lead judgments
By now, Del. Samuel I. Rosenberg says he expected big news from the Housing Authority of Baltimore City — that it had found a way to resolve the millions of dollars in court-ordered judgments it owes former public housing residents who suffered lead paint poisoning as children.
9:24 PM EST, November 19, 2011
Oriole Park at Camden Yards was the site Saturday of a contest waged not with bats, balls and gloves but test scores, curriculum overviews and student testimonials.
8:12 PM EST, January 19, 2012
State officials have revoked tax breaks from more than 550 homes in Baltimore after a Baltimore Sun analysis showed that hundreds of owners have been receiving the homestead property tax credit on multiple houses in apparent violation of state law.
4:25 PM EST, January 7, 2012
When the city sends Tom Clancy his property tax bill, finance officials might want to tuck in a thank-you note.
8:24 PM EST, December 17, 2011
Since 2009 Patrick Tong has received "homestead" property tax breaks worth $18,000 on three rowhouses he owns in East Baltimore.
8:45 PM EST, December 20, 2011
Eugene Schoene maxed out a credit card, drained his checking account and borrowed money from a relative. It was the only way, he says, to pay an unexpected property tax bill of gigantic proportions.
7:40 PM EDT, September 17, 2011
The Housing Authority of Baltimore City often cites a lack of funds to explain its refusal to pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments to former public housing residents who suffered permanent lead-paint poisoning as children.
8:14 PM EST, December 18, 2011
A state lawmaker who helps set tax policy is calling for an overhaul of Maryland's property tax cap law, after a Baltimore Sun investigation documented how the costly program has resulted in homeowners across Baltimore paying vastly different amounts for similarly valued houses.
7:05 PM EST, February 3, 2012
Maryland homeowners who are caught getting unwarranted homestead credits on their property tax bills would face fines equal to 25 percent of any undeserved break, under a bill introduced Friday in the General Assembly.
8:43 AM EST, February 2, 2012
City Councilman William H. Cole IV said Wednesday evening that his office told state assessors several years ago that they had mistakenly valued a large Federal Hill home as if it were a fraction of its true size. And Cole said others in the neighborhood had complained as well, yet the error was not fixed.
8:35 PM EST, January 4, 2012
Representatives from the Baltimore sheriff's office moved across a city housing authority parking lot Wednesday morning, tagging 20 of the agency's vehicles to be seized and eventually sold to pay part of a court judgment to lead paint victims.
7:20 PM EST, January 5, 2012
Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. has sold its West Pratt Street campus to an affiliate of the Abell Foundation for $3 million, according to a recently filed deed, a move that the struggling mental health clinic had long sought as a way to help stabilize its finances.
9:22 PM EST, December 17, 2011
Jeff Burdick and his next-door neighbors have nearly identical two-story rowhouses, on the same block of East Clement Street with the same public schools and the same city trash pickup. But one striking difference is the $5,300 he pays in yearly property taxes — more than both his neighbors combined.
8:15 PM EDT, March 18, 2012
When a Baltimore couple combined two Federal Hill rowhouses into a double-wide home a few years ago, the state's tax assessors made a mistake: Instead of factoring in the values of two addresses, they set the new home's value as if it were still just a single rowhouse.
7:14 PM EST, November 30, 2011
Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. says it has handed over some documents demanded by the federal government as part of an investigation into alleged shortfalls in the retirement plan at the West Pratt Street mental health clinic.
8:21 PM EST, January 9, 2012
City Councilman Carl Stokes says he may go straight to voters this fall to approve cutting the city's property tax rate in half by 2017 — a proposal he said would be paid for, in part, by raising a cap that limits the assessed value that can be taxed.
8:54 PM EDT, November 2, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. and Chief Executive William "Kris" Hathaway for allegedly failing to turn over payroll and retirement account records that had been demanded by federal investigators, the agency announced Wednesday.
8:42 PM EST, January 29, 2012
The imposing three-story home on the 200 block of E. Montgomery St.stands out from its more modest Federal Hill neighbors. The edifice, with 15 front windows and a gated driveway, is noticeably bigger and no doubt much pricier.
5:24 PM EDT, October 29, 2011
After two patients were killed in the span of a week by fellow patients at the state's maximum-security mental hospital, mental health advocates say safety must be improved — but one warned against a clampdown.
6:08 PM EST, December 18, 2011
Maryland Natural Resources Police said they would resume searching for a missing boater Monday morning, nearly two days after his sailboat capsized on the Chesapeake Bay, killing another man and sending a woman to the hospital.
9:22 PM EST, December 17, 2011
Along with some of his neighbors, the chairman of the Baltimore City Council's taxation committee is getting a remarkable tax break on his home: He pays just 16 percent of the bill. The Homestead Property Tax Credit picks up the rest.
August 23, 2011
Property tax breaks meant to encourage homeownership have been awarded to 465 vacant houses in Baltimore, depriving the city of uncollected revenue in a difficult budget year and calling into question past promises from city officials to crack down on tax scofflaws, a Baltimore Sun analysis has found.
10:13 PM EDT, August 28, 2011
Schools throughout the region are closed today and hundreds of thousands of families and businesses remain without power as Marylanders clean up after Hurricane Irene.
7:50 PM EDT, September 30, 2011
Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano defended the city's public housing authority Friday, a day after a U.S. senator began an inquiry into what he termed "a wide range of allegations, including possible conflicts of interest, fraud, waste and abuse of taxpayers' monies."
6:27 AM EST, December 6, 2011
The vacant brick rowhouse at 2037 Orleans St. looks like many of the 16,000 abandoned homes that beset Baltimore. The front door is covered with plywood. The weedy backyard is strewn with trash.
8:58 PM EST, December 3, 2011
The vacant rowhouse at 825 N. Caroline St. has long been an open-and-shut case for the city. Opened up by somebody — vandals, junkies, homeless people, whoever — and then shut by public works crews. Then opened up again.
7:25 PM EDT, September 10, 2011
Michael Fitz-Patrick was on the 61st floor of Two World Trade Center, training to be a broker. A new father at 28, he was switching careers with a goal of spending more time at home.
5:31 PM EDT, September 15, 2011
Employees of the West Baltimore mental health and substance abuse clinic Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. have complained of bounced paychecks in recent weeks, and state health officials say they are monitoring to make sure patient care doesn't suffer as a result of low morale among the staff.
9:13 PM EST, November 15, 2011
At a time when City Hall is girding for another round of budget battles, spending on lawsuits filed against the Police Department is coming under increased scrutiny.
6:03 PM EST, December 26, 2011
A cluster of vacant rowhouses in the 1600 block of North Gay Street succumbed to the metal claw of an excavator this month, as yet another batch of unwanted city homes turned to rubble.
8:13 PM EDT, July 7, 2011
The chairman of a City Council committee says he will ask federal officials to push Baltimore's public housing agency to pay a six-figure judgment for lead-paint poisoning, saying the agency had effectively stuck its tongue out by refusing to budge on the issue.
10:35 PM EDT, September 29, 2011
One of the U.S. Senate's most aggressive watchdogs said Thursday he has begun an inquiry into Baltimore's public housing agency, after receiving calls and emails concerning "a wide range of allegations, including possible conflicts of interest, fraud, waste and abuse of taxpayers' monies."
10:11 PM EDT, July 3, 2011
An 84-year-old woman suffered severe injuries Saturday in a fire at an Edgewater home that claimed a second person's life, Anne Arundel County fire officials said.
6:32 PM EDT, August 19, 2011
Boating deaths in Maryland have reached their highest level in more than a decade, with 20 so far this year. But authorities say they can't find any explanation for the increase other than nice summer weather.
5:57 PM EDT, August 28, 2011
A majority of Baltimore's most engaged Democrats approve of how Sheila Dixon handled her job as mayor.
8:16 PM EDT, July 23, 2011
A woman in a red bikini danced giddily on a big floating trampoline in the Magothy River, at one point turning a graceful back flip — without losing her straw hat. Her apparent carefree delight captured what fans consider the true spirit of Bumper Bash, a yearly convergence of boat-borne revelers.
5:23 PM EDT, September 13, 2011
Kathy Woods tried everything she could think of to save the female red-tailed hawk that was injured last year by crashing into a library window at the Johns Hopkins University.
8:51 AM EDT, July 2, 2011
Brice R. Phillips, the patriarch of a Maryland seafood empire that began 55 years ago with a simple crab shack in Ocean City/, died Friday at his home in the seaside resort town.
6:41 PM EDT, August 6, 2011
Paul T. Graziano looked for all the world like a short-timer. Just weeks into his new job as Baltimore's housing commissioner, he was arrested at a Fells Point bar after a drunken tirade laced with anti-gay slurs.
12:05 AM EDT, June 9, 2011
It was late one afternoon when the email went out, warning of "hot front page news" that could be a "big embarrassment" to Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler.
9:20 PM EDT, August 29, 2011
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and her predecessor Sheila Dixon have shared a lifetime of politics together. Dixon became the first African-American woman elected City Council president and then mayor. Rawlings-Blake followed in her footsteps.
8:28 PM EDT, July 19, 2011
Pterodactyls. Giant airplane propellers in the sky. Graceful, gliding birds. Blots on the verdant landscape.
3:23 PM EDT, June 4, 2011
In the three months since revelations of widespread records destruction at the state health department's lab, interim managers have made strides to improve its operation, Maryland's top health officials say.
7:31 PM EDT, July 27, 2011
A staff member at Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the private clinic in Southwest Baltimore, alleging that officials there "diverted and stole" thousands of dollars from employees by failing to deposit payroll deductions into their retirement and disability plans.
8:59 AM EDT, August 18, 2011
State Sen. James Brochin suggested Wednesday that a surcharge could be used to help the Housing Authority of Baltimore City pay nearly $12 million in court-ordered judgments that it owes former public housing tenants who suffered lead-paint poisoning years ago as children.
10:16 PM EDT, August 23, 2011
Baltimore officials moved Tuesday to take back undeserved tax breaks from owners of vacant properties who are profiting from a program intended for primary residences.
5:38 PM EDT, June 18, 2011
The public housing unit Susan Batchelor shares with her teenage daughter on a blighted East Baltimore block has new kitchen cabinets, modern appliances and central air. After years on a waiting list, Batchelor is delighted with the renovated two-bedroom apartment she now calls home.
10:05 AM EDT, July 4, 2011
A violent thunderstorm swept through the area on Sunday afternoon, resulting in the death of a cyclist on the C&O tow path in Washington, causing power outages and prompting police to clear the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol, where the National Symphony Orchestra was preparing to hold a public rehearsal of its Independence Day concert.
12:50 AM EDT, April 5, 2011
Echoing her housing commissioner, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday that Baltimore's public housing authority has decided "it is not possible" to pay lead-poisoning judgments that could one day exceed $800 million because the money is needed to improve living conditions for thousands of poor families.
7:03 PM EDT, May 17, 2011
William Donald Schaefer's ability to surprise, delight and confound was on display again Tuesday with the public release of his last will and testament, which showered bits of his $2.4 million estate on devoted aides, friends and institutions.
8:07 PM EST, January 20, 2011
The state's top health official laid out new oversight measures Thursday aimed at better policing taxpayer-funded drug treatment and mental health providers.
8:40 PM EDT, March 25, 2011
A second high-level official at the state health department's laboratory was placed on leave this week, following revelations that the lab destroyed a large number of records documenting lead poisoning in Maryland children.
April 3, 2011
Antonio Fulgham can barely read or write. The 21-year-old from West Baltimore has been deemed "mentally retarded," with bleak job prospects. He blames his plight on lead poisoning he suffered as a toddler while growing up amid flaking paint in two Baltimore public housing units.
10:30 PM EST, February 24, 2011
To compensate for the arrest or suspension of more than two dozen officers in an alleged towing company scam, Baltimore Police will pull uniformed officers away from an initiative that contributed to a profound reduction in violent crime in the Southeastern District.
12:39 AM EST, February 11, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor has opened an inquiry into the employee retirement plan of a taxpayer-funded mental health clinic in Baltimore after former workers said money deducted from their paychecks as far back as 2009 never reached their retirement plan accounts.
8:51 PM EDT, May 12, 2011
One of Baltimore's largest providers of drug treatment services is in default on loans of up to $2.5 million, its bank says, raising questions about the financial well-being of a clinic that treats hundreds of addicts in the city.
8:06 PM EDT, April 8, 2011
The Maryland Senate directed Baltimore's public housing authority Friday to explain how it will pay nearly $12 million it owes in court judgments to residents poisoned by lead paint.
11:39 PM EST, February 28, 2011
Baltimore, where thousands of buildings contain lead-based paint that can poison young children, has lost federal funding for abatement programs due to mismanagement of its most recent grant, officials said Monday.
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