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  • Democratic mayoral nominee Pugh aligned with Rawlings-Blake, activists

    Democratic mayoral nominee Pugh aligned with Rawlings-Blake, activists

    Catherine E. Pugh says "change is on its way" in Baltimore. The state senator won the Democratic nomination in last week's mayoral primary against a wide field of candidates who said the city needs a new direction. Pugh has promised to reach out to the disenfranchised by finding work for ex-offenders,...

  • Why is Cal Ripken Jr.'s divorce case sealed?

    Why is Cal Ripken Jr.'s divorce case sealed?

    When former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. and his wife, Kelly, divorced last week, the documents were placed under seal in Baltimore County Circuit Court. That's not the case for most divorces. Divorces, as with other civil court cases, are presumed to be open to the public. But under Maryland's Rules...

  • Pikesville car fires ruled an accident

    Pikesville car fires ruled an accident

    A plumber's leaky propane tank led to three cars catching fire in Pikesville this week, Baltimore County police said. Arson detectives were investigating the vehicle fires, which broke out at 8:13 a.m. Monday on Harness Court, but they have since ruled that the fires were accidental. According...

  • Mitchell Courthouse to remain closed until May 9

    Mitchell Courthouse to remain closed until May 9

    The Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse in Baltimore will remain closed until May 9 as repairs continue following a fire on Tuesday, officials said. The fire broke out in an electrical room in the basement of the courthouse at 100 N. Calvert St. on Tuesday night. Smoke rose through all six floors...

  • Police shooting of teen with BB gun draws small protest

    Police shooting of teen with BB gun draws small protest

    Two days after a Baltimore police officer shot an eighth-grader who was carrying a BB gun, two dozen protesters gathered Friday evening at the East Baltimore spot where he was wounded. Members of the group took turns at a microphone to decry what they said was police brutality. Some waved yellow...

  • Aid group works to bring medical imaging to impoverished areas of the world

    Aid group works to bring medical imaging to impoverished areas of the world

    Mammograms for women at risk for breast cancer, ultrasounds for expectant mothers and X-rays for injured and sick children. These diagnostic procedures are standard in U.S. hospitals and the basis for much of the medical care people receive, yet half the world's population has no access to such...

  • COPT reports first quarter earnings decline

    COPT reports first quarter earnings decline

    Corporate Office Properties Trust on Friday reported a profit of 3 cents per share for the three months ended March 31, down from 10 cents during the same period a year ago. The Columbia-based real estate investment trust, which develops and owns office buildings with primarily defense-related...

  • Showing reverence through adornment

    Showing reverence through adornment

    When Nora Kefalas practices her faith, she likes to experience the process fully, not just go through the ritual motions. That's why the 59-year-old Parkville woman, a lifelong member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, found herself atop a ladder Friday morning, leaning over to thread dozens...

  • Babe Ruth's 'wrong-handed' catcher's mitt from Baltimore is up for auction

    Babe Ruth's 'wrong-handed' catcher's mitt from Baltimore is up for auction

    A "wrong-handed" catcher's mitt worn by a young Babe Ruth during his Baltimore upbringing is on the auction block, where its historic value and quirky back story are already commanding six-figure bids. Ken Goldin, owner of Goldin Auctions, estimates the glove will sell for more than $500,000 in...

  • Douglass High, USDA look to train a generation of urban farmers

    Douglass High, USDA look to train a generation of urban farmers

    Six raised garden beds appeared behind Frederick Douglass High School this week containing rows of spinach, broccoli, cucumbers and "supersonic" tomatoes. Nine new trees nearby will one day produce apples, pears, figs and a fruit known as serviceberries. Tending them will be a group of students...

  • Maryland cases of Zika infection now at 12

    Maryland cases of Zika infection now at 12

    Twelve cases of Zika virus have been identified in Maryland, a top state health official said Friday. The emerging tropical disease can cause serious birth defects. Dr. Howard M. Haft, the state's deputy secretary for public health services, spoke during a news conference called by Gov. Larry Hogan....

  • Western High School celebrates 'College Signing Day'

    Western High School celebrates 'College Signing Day'

    The seniors ran down the aisle of Western High School's auditorium Friday morning to a chorus of screams, and one by one they revealed their dreams. The all-girls high school — one of the city's flagship education institutions, boasting alumnae like Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake — kicked off College...

  • Venture for America works to match college grads with startups

    Venture for America works to match college grads with startups

    Marisa Bruno found herself among dozens of prospective college graduates Friday morning at a Baltimore job fair, pumped up for a day of speed-dating-style interviews. More than 100 students hoped to dazzle the founders of 55 startups on hand looking for help. The students were an elite group, having...

  • Three killed in three days within a block of Howard Park

    Three killed in three days within a block of Howard Park

    Every day, Maurice "Mookie" Braham stopped at Kat Newton's corner store in Howard Park for Sprite, Pop-Tarts and sometimes Jolly Rancher candies. Newton said Braham had become such a fixture that other customers would ask about him when he wasn't there. About 7:40 p.m. Thursday, as Newton's husband...

  • Owings Mills software developer and Baltimore hotel announce layoffs

    Owings Mills software developer and Baltimore hotel announce layoffs

    Two Baltimore-area businesses — an Owings Mills software developer and a city hotel — anticipate layoffs in the coming months, according to notices filed with the state. Edaptive Systems, which specializes in software development for government and private businesses, expects to layoff about 60...

  • Under Armour alleges 'blatant infringement' by China company called Uncle Martian

    Under Armour alleges 'blatant infringement' by China company called Uncle Martian

    China is a large and fast-growing market for Under Armour. The sports apparel and footwear company reported $80 million in revenue in the country last year, and expects to generate $150 million in 2016. So Under Armour took notice of the recent rollout of a China company whose logo bears a resemblance...

  • Men receive years in prison for setting fire to police car during riot

    Men receive years in prison for setting fire to police car during riot

    Two men were sentenced to four and two-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of taking part in burning vehicles during the April 2015 riot following the death of Freddie Gray, prosecutors announced. "It is a person's civil liberty to protest," State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said in a...

  • Son of Ray Lewis accused of sexual assault in South Carolina

    Son of Ray Lewis accused of sexual assault in South Carolina

    The son of former Ravens great Ray Lewis was arrested Friday in South Carolina and charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Ray Anthony Lewis III, 20, is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman while knowing she was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Conway City Police...

  • Baltimore Symphony's Decorators' Show House canceled for 2016

    Baltimore Symphony's Decorators' Show House canceled for 2016

    The Baltimore Symphony's Decorators’ Show House, the annual fundraising event sponsored by the Baltimore Symphony Associates, has been canceled this year. BSA President Sandy Feldman announced there would be no show home this year in a letter on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's website. "Due...

  • 17 things to know about the Port Covington TIF

    17 things to know about the Port Covington TIF

    Sagamore Development wants to redevelop more than 200 acres of mostly empty industrial land in South Baltimore, creating a ring of riverfront parks and building new apartments and condos, stores and offices, as well as manufacturing space and a new headquarters for Under Armour. But the area, which...

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