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  • DOJ employee from Columbia sentenced for intent to have sex with a minor

    DOJ employee from Columbia sentenced for intent to have sex with a minor

    The Howard County man thought he was driving to meet an underage girl, bringing bedding and pillows in his SUV and a gift-wrapped box of earrings. Instead, James Cicala learned 15-year-old "Sydney" was a man, an undercover detective. The 55-year-old from Columbia was sentenced Thursday to seven...

  • Baltimore County schools close for heat

    Baltimore County schools close for heat

    Baltimore County will close 37 schools on Friday, and perhaps early next week, under a recently adopted policy requiring schools without air conditioning to be closed when the heat index is forecast to reach at least 90 degrees. The new policy, adopted this month, is being applied just two days...

  • Following criticism, university system eliminates bonuses for chancellor

    Following criticism, university system eliminates bonuses for chancellor

    The state university system will no longer award bonuses to the system chancellor or campus presidents, a policy change announced Thursday following criticism of a $75,000 bonus awarded this year to Chancellor Robert Caret. Caret, who took over leadership of the 12-campus University System of Maryland...

  • Victim goes to hospital day after Baltimore shooting

    Victim goes to hospital day after Baltimore shooting

    A gunshot victim told police he spent one night and morning wounded before he checked himself into a Baltimore hospital. The man shot in his leg arrived about 2 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, police said. He told officers he was shot Wednesday night at Fulton and Pennsylvania avenues, near Penn...

  • Broken sewer line repaired after leaking 84,000 gallons of sewage into Baltimore's harbor

    Broken sewer line repaired after leaking 84,000 gallons of sewage into Baltimore's harbor

    A broken sewer line was repaired Thursday after it spewed 84,000 gallons of sewage into the Baltimore Harbor in the past week, the Department of Public Works said. The leak happened in the 1500 block of North Chapel St., the Broadway East neighborhood of East Baltimore. The sewage never surfaced...

  • Japan pledges $2 million for Maryland bullet train feasibility

    Japan pledges $2 million for Maryland bullet train feasibility

    The government of Japan has pledged $2 million to help fund studies on the feasibility of a magnetic levitation train that could shuttle passengers from Baltimore to Washington within 15 minutes, state officials said. On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan signed a trade agreement with Ambassador Kenichiro...

  • Maryland Medical marijuana panel releases applicant rankings

    Maryland Medical marijuana panel releases applicant rankings

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's medical marijuana commission has released how top applicants ranked to grow and dispense marijuana in the state. The rankings released Wednesday show that Holistic Industries in Prince George's County and Shore Naturals in Worcester County initially didn't make...

  • Man, 24, sentenced to more than 5 years for arson during April 2015 rioting

    Man, 24, sentenced to more than 5 years for arson during April 2015 rioting

    A Baltimore man captured on video kicking a shop owner in the head during the April 2015 rioting was sentenced Wednesday to 70 months in federal prison in connection with burning a store. Trevon Green, 24, pleaded guilty in July after authorities said he encouraged others to set fire to the Jolly...

  • Chase Brexton employees vote to form a union

    Chase Brexton employees vote to form a union

    Chase Brexton Health Care workers troubled over what they say are longer work days, heavy patient loads and the elimination of crucial staff training programs voted overwhelmingly Thursday to form a union. The final vote was 87-9 after 15 votes were challenged and not counted, according to leaders...

  • Man sentenced to 40 years in murder of Halethorpe man

    Man sentenced to 40 years in murder of Halethorpe man

    A man was sentenced to 40 years Wednesday in the 2014 murder of a Halethorpe man whose body was dumped in a vacant home in Baltimore, according to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office. Kevin Pendergraph, 33, had pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in Baltimore County Circuit Court in...

  • Final two men suspected of impersonating officers in Baltimore robbery surrender

    Final two men suspected of impersonating officers in Baltimore robbery surrender

    The final two men who police said impersonated officers in Baltimore during a weekend theft and robbery have surrendered. Phillip Tillman, 23, and Montez Wilson, 18, turned themselves in Tuesday night, police said. Tillman, of Park Circle in Northwest Baltimore, and Wilson, of Westport in the south,...

  • Miller seeks ouster of Maryland's No. 2 transportation official

    Miller seeks ouster of Maryland's No. 2 transportation official

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is calling for the ouster of a high-ranking state transportation official who warned counties that their projects could lose funding because of legislation passed by the General Assembly this year. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn this week,...

  • Baltimore to send final quarterly water bills next month

    Baltimore to send final quarterly water bills next month

    Baltimore residents will receive their final quarterly water bills next month, as the city transitions to a monthly "BaltiMeter" billing system in October, the Department of Public Works said Wednesday. The new billing system will be activated on Oct. 11, and monthly water bills should begin arriving...

  • Police: Man shot multiple times, killed Wednesday in Northwest Baltimore

    Police: Man shot multiple times, killed Wednesday in Northwest Baltimore

    A 26-year-old man was shot several times and killed Wednesday afternoon in the Towanda-Grantley neighborhood of Northwest Baltimore, police said. Officers were called shortly before 12:30 p.m. to the shooting on the 4400 block of Daytona Avenue. The man was found shot in his chest and legs. He...

  • Decomposing body found in Rosedale home

    Decomposing body found in Rosedale home

    Baltimore County detectives are investigating after a body was found in a home in Rosedale on Tuesday night. Police said officers went to the home in the 1500 block of Chapel Hill Drive shortly after 11 p.m. after receiving a call from a relative who couldn't get in touch with the resident, an...

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