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John Carroll point guard Immanuel Quickley commits to Kentucky

Decked out in a black suit and shades, John Carroll star point guard Immanuel Quickley stood before an enthusiastic crowd inside the Bel Air school’s gym Friday to announce his college destination. After a drum roll from the school’s pep band, he revealed under his suit a Kentucky Wildcats jersey....

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  • Two men shot in Baltimore Sunday morning

    Two men shot in Baltimore Sunday morning

    Two men were shot early Sunday in separate incidents, Baltimore police said. The first occurred at 1:15 a.m. in the 100 block of N. Belnord Ave. in the Patterson Park neighborhood in Southeast Baltimore. There, officers found a 35-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds to the head and side....

  • Baltimore psychologist heads effort to 'warn' about Trump's mental health

    Baltimore psychologist heads effort to 'warn' about Trump's mental health

    Put psychologist John Gartner on a couch and ask him about his childhood and one of the first stories he will recall is about his mom, Diana, and a touchstone moment in the fight for women’s rights. In 1969, Diana Gartner and other leaders of the relatively new National Organization for Women made...

  • 6 shootings within 14 hours leave 4 dead, 2 wounded in Baltimore

    6 shootings within 14 hours leave 4 dead, 2 wounded in Baltimore

    Baltimore police are investigating a half-dozen shootings that took place Friday night and Saturday morning, leaving four men dead and two injured. The violence started just before 6 p.m. Friday when Western District officers patrolling near the 1800 block of N. Fulton Ave. heard gunfire and saw...

  • Assaults climb at Baltimore Central Booking since city jail closing

    Assaults climb at Baltimore Central Booking since city jail closing

    Baltimore Central Booking and Intake Center, the first institution people are brought to after being arrested in the city, has seen a spike in assaults since Gov. Larry Hogan closed the City Jail, state statistics show. Assaults by inmates at Central Booking, both on staff members and on other...

  • Baltimore's tree canopy is growing, slowly

    Baltimore's tree canopy is growing, slowly

    Unlike most urban forests, Baltimore’s tree canopy is growing — albeit only slightly, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Foliage covered 28 percent of the city in 2015, 1 percentage point more than it did in 2007. Those estimates are based on aerial images and data gathered using technology...

  • Is Baltimore bike-friendly enough for Amazon?

    Is Baltimore bike-friendly enough for Amazon?

    As Amazon seeks a site for a second North American headquarters, the Seattle-based online retail giant twice mentioned bike lanes in its request for proposals as an expectation for cities vying for the facility. “Include connectivity options: sidewalks, bike lanes, trams, metro, bus, light rail,...

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  • Six to be honored with Fannie Lou Hamer awards in Annapolis

    Six to be honored with Fannie Lou Hamer awards in Annapolis

    Six Anne Arundel County women will be honored Oct. 1 in Annapolis with Fannie Lou Hamer Awards, an annual recognition named in honor of the late voting rights heroine and intended to honor those working on behalf of civil and human rights. This year’s honorees, Lisa DeJesus, Sarah Elfreth, Yasemine...

  • Chinese parents ask county to reinstate bilingual facilitator position

    Chinese parents ask county to reinstate bilingual facilitator position

    Last year Chinese-speaking parents had a facilitator who did more than just translate — they had someone on-call to answer questions and who helped teach new Americans about the school system in Anne Arundel County. This year they were shocked and upset to learn the facilitator is gone, they said...

  • Anne Arundel councilman rebuffs calls to resign, focuses on 'real racism' — abortion

    Anne Arundel councilman rebuffs calls to resign, focuses on 'real racism' — abortion

    Michael Peroutka has no plans to resign in response to recent calls that he step down from the County Council, insists he isn’t a racist and argues that killing black babies at abortion clinics is the true racism in America. In an interview with The Capital on Thursday, the Republican said he will...

  • AACC student wins the internet by beating his teacher at his own game

    AACC student wins the internet by beating his teacher at his own game

    Anne Arundel Community College freshman Elijah Bowen was taught in his accounting class to sweat the details. So that’s why he decided to bring a 3-foot-by-5-foot index card into his accounting class test on Tuesday. And a few hours later the Friendship resident is the internet’s new social media...

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  • Finely-tuned cast fuels drawing room thriller at Laurel Mill Playhouse

    Finely-tuned cast fuels drawing room thriller at Laurel Mill Playhouse

    The chill in the air at Laurel Mill Playhouse has little to do with the change of season as the theater presents the 20th-century drawing room thriller, “An Inspector Calls,” by British dramatist J. P. Priestley (1894-1984). The controversial playwright is recognized for introducing socialist political...

  • In an earlier era, the definition of separate but equal [Letter]

    I went to Harriet Tubman Day to get a look at the gym (“Tubman celebration looks toward cultural center,” Sept. 14). My last time there was as a seventh-grader in 1964-65 school year. I played for Ellicott City Junior High School and we played at Harriet Tubman. I don’t recall anything about...

  • Charged up by electric vehicle options [Letter]

    I convinced my husband to go to Clarksville with me to see what was up with electric cars as part of National Drive Electric Week as a fun Saturday afternoon thing to do in Howard County. We were not only blown away by the many different electric vehicles, but also by how versatile they are. Then...

  • Time is ripe for a Downtown Columbia parking assessment [Letter]

    It is time to carry out a serious and comprehensive assessment of the near-term, as well as long-term needs for parking for the Crescent, Merriweather, Symphony Woods Park, the Lakefront Core and all land within the mall and ring road areas. The current piecemeal approach is the equivalent of...

  • The cost of maintaining manicured median strips [Letter]

    I must strongly disagree with the opinion expressed in [the Sept. 14 letter] “Oversight in keeping highways presentable.” I have often questioned the wisdom of spending so much public money on manicuring our medians and roadsides. I see no reason in most situations to mow at all and definitely...