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  • Finksburg man arrested for alleged distribution of child pornography

    Finksburg man arrested for alleged distribution of child pornography

    A Finksburg man was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography. Peter Cox, 31, of the 3700 block of Niner Road, was charged with five counts of possession and five counts of distribution of child pornography, according to a news release from the Maryland State Police....

  • Three arrested after alleged heroin use at tire store

    Three arrested after alleged heroin use at tire store

    Two employees, including an assistant manager, at Tread Quarters Discount Tire in Mount Airy and a woman were arrested Sunday after allegedly using heroin at the store. Todd Christopher Bentz, 30, of Hagerstown, and Nicholis Jude Edwards, 26, of Woodsboro, were arrested Sunday after another employee...

  • Online fundraiser for victim of Fells Point crash raises more than $49,000

    Online fundraiser for victim of Fells Point crash raises more than $49,000

    An online fundraising page has raised more than $49,000 in donations for the victim of a violent car crash in Fells Point early Saturday. The funds will go to support a 27-year-old bystander who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run captured in a gruesome video, and her husband.  Jillian Vaccaro,...

  • Man pleads guilty to claw hammer killing in Bethesda

    Man pleads guilty to claw hammer killing in Bethesda

    A Virginia man pleaded guilty Monday to killing a man with a claw hammer two years ago at a Bethesda park, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of Maryland. David DiPaolo, 31, of Bristow, Va., pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the killing at Carderock Recreation Area, a popular site...

  • Man shot near Lexington Market Monday evening

    Man shot near Lexington Market Monday evening

    A 35-year-old man was shot near Lexington Market on Monday evening, police said. At 6:35 p.m., officers were called to the 300 block of W. Lexington St. for the shooting. Police said they found the victim and he was taken to a Baltimore hospital. Additional information was not immediately available....

  • Harford schools' ban on trips to city lifted

    Harford schools' ban on trips to city lifted

    Harford County school officials lifted their ban Monday on field trips and other travel to Baltimore. The decision came after Harford County Executive Barry Glassman urged the school system to reconsider the ban, and Baltimore elected officials criticized the county's schools for denying children...

  • Baltimore's quick economic growth contributes to loss in state aid to schools

    Baltimore's quick economic growth contributes to loss in state aid to schools

    Here's the good news: For the second year in a row, Baltimore's economy is improving faster than anywhere else in Maryland. Here's the bad news: Once again, that has contributed to deep cuts to the city schools budget. Because much of Baltimore's economic growth has been fueled by a wide array of...

  • Schuh: County will not buy Hopkins birthplace

    Schuh: County will not buy Hopkins birthplace

    Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh says he will not consider buying Whites Hall, the home in Gambrills where Johns Hopkins was born, using government funds. The future of the late-18th century, Georgian-style house is in limbo following a developer's request last month for permission to...

  • Rawlings-Blake vetoes youth fund; council president pledges to override

    Rawlings-Blake vetoes youth fund; council president pledges to override

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed legislation Monday to create a special account in Baltimore's budget for youth programs,setting up the likelihood of a City Council override for the first time in more than three decades. The City Council voted 14-0 last month to approve the legislation proposed...

  • Mount St. Mary's University president apologizes; provost resigns

    Mount St. Mary's University president apologizes; provost resigns

    EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Mount St. Mary's University says its president has apologized and its provost has resigned after some embarrassing publicity about a plan to boost the schools' student-retention rate. President Simon Newman said in a campus-wide email Friday that he had requested and received...

  • City officer accused of misconduct is fired

    City officer accused of misconduct is fired

    Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has fired an officer with a long history of misconduct allegations, according to sources familiar with the move. Officer Fabien Laronde, 40, has been the subject of multiple lawsuits for on-duty incidents. This misconduct allegation centered on an internal...

  • Lowe's announces spring hiring fairs for Baltimore

    Lowe's announces spring hiring fairs for Baltimore

    Lowe's Cos. Inc. is hosting two job fairs in the Baltimore area this week, as the company looks to bring on between 400 and 500 workers at its 11 local stores for the spring season, said Daniel Duncan, a human resources manager for the Bel Air location, which is organizing the events. Seasonal...

  • Former Raven Terrence Cody's girlfriend sentenced to 2 months in animal cruelty case

    Former Raven Terrence Cody's girlfriend sentenced to 2 months in animal cruelty case

    The girlfriend of former Baltimore Raven Terrence Cody was sentenced Monday to two months in jail for animal cruelty in the death of Cody's dog. Kourtney J. Kelley, 28, was convicted of five counts of animal neglect for failing to properly care for Taz, a Canary mastiff. She was sentenced to 30...

  • Orioles announce non-roster invitees to spring training

    Orioles announce non-roster invitees to spring training

    The Orioles announced their list of 17 non-roster players who will receive invitations to major league spring training. The list includes top prospects such as right-hander Hunter Harvey, first baseman Trey Mancini and catcher Chance Sisco. Here is a complete list of the Orioles non-roster invitees:...

  • Robotic, pre-fab homebuilding manufacturer brings plant, jobs to Baltimore

    Robotic, pre-fab homebuilding manufacturer brings plant, jobs to Baltimore

    Blueprint Robotics is a new Baltimore company with small, temporary offices, just 13 employees and big ambitions to use technology to revolutionize the homebuilding industry. So far, so start-up. But the firm, led by former executives at the Rouse Co. and Crate & Barrel, plans to employ more than...

  • Maryland basketball moves up time of game on Tuesday

    Maryland basketball moves up time of game on Tuesday

    The Maryland men’s basketball game against Bowie State on Tuesday, Feb. 9, has been moved up to 6 pm.The game was originally scheduled for 7:30 pm. The game will also now be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network and BTN2Go, and is also available on the Terrapin Sports Radio Network. Maryland (21-3)...

  • Catonsville Islamic Society members reflect on president's visit

    Catonsville Islamic Society members reflect on president's visit

    About a month ago, Danette Zaghari-Mask recalls, a woman walked through the doors of the Catonsville-based Islamic Society of Baltimore with her young daughter in tow. She came because while at a park earlier, some Muslim women from Catonsville walked past them wearing head scarves, and her daughter...

  • Troubled teen turned savvy business owner expands her Mount Vernon salon

    Troubled teen turned savvy business owner expands her Mount Vernon salon

    Her family torn apart by drugs, Rosalind Holsey learned to fend for herself early on, separated from her mother as a child in West Baltimore, living in a foster home, bouncing from place to place as a teenage runaway. Shut out of cosmetology at a high school vocational center, she found herself...

  • Storm prompts Hogan to curtail stumping for Christie

    Storm prompts Hogan to curtail stumping for Christie

    An impending winter storm prompted Gov. Larry Hogan to cut short his political trip to New Hampshire, where he had been campaigning since Saturday on behalf of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential bid. Hogan aides said Monday the Republican governor will return to Maryland two days early...

  • Bail denied for suspect in Fells Point crash that injured woman

    Bail denied for suspect in Fells Point crash that injured woman

    A Baltimore man accused of driving onto a sidewalk and severely injuring a woman in Fells Point early Saturday was denied bail Monday. Orlando Redd, 37, faces seven charges, including assault, endangerment and malicious destruction of property. Jillian Vaccaro, 27, suffered skull fractures and...

  • Woman tries to break up fight, gets fingertip bitten off in Annapolis

    Woman tries to break up fight, gets fingertip bitten off in Annapolis

    The tip of a woman's finger was bitten off as she tried to break up a fight early Sunday morning in downtown Annapolis, city police said. Justin Brown, 26, of Lothian, has been charged with second-degree assault and disorderly conduct, according to online court records. Officers responded to the...

  • Wegmans begins hiring for 150 full-time positions for Owings Mills store

    Wegmans begins hiring for 150 full-time positions for Owings Mills store

    Wegmans Food Markets began hiring for 150 full-time positions Monday for its planned Owings Mills store, which is set to open this fall. The store plans to hire about 475 people in total. The full-time positions include customer service, entry-level management and line cook jobs. The store has...

  • Winter storm warning issued, with 4-8 inches of snow forecast

    Winter storm warning issued, with 4-8 inches of snow forecast

    The Baltimore region is under a winter storm warning from late Monday night through Tuesday night, and as much as 9 inches of snow could accumulate. Precipitation is forecast to arrive by late Monday afternoon or early evening, starting as a mix of rain and snow and then turning to all snow, according...

  • 'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing expected to wrap up Tuesday

    'Serial' case: Adnan Syed hearing expected to wrap up Tuesday

    Defense attorneys for Adnan Syed, the convicted murderer whose case was re-examined in the popular "Serial" podcast, and the Maryland attorney general's office rested their cases Monday in a hearing to determine whether he will get a new trial. The two sides were expected to make final arguments...

  • Man shot dead in East Baltimore

    Man shot dead in East Baltimore

    A 28-year-old man died late Sunday of a gunshot wound in East Baltimore, city police said. Officers responded at 11:30 p.m. to the Milton-Montford section of East Baltimore, where they found a man unresponsive at Milton Avenue and Madison Street. He was transported to an area hospital, where it...

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