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  • Pennsylvania mayor asked to resign for racist Facebook posts

    Pennsylvania mayor asked to resign for racist Facebook posts

    YORK, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of a small central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist posts on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family, and one referring to lynching. One image from June on the Facebook page...

  • Baltimore to start violence intervention programs at hospitals

    Baltimore to start violence intervention programs at hospitals

    The Baltimore City Health Department has won a $500,000 grant that it will use to create a violence intervention program at hospitals. The first program will be set up at Johns Hopkins Hospital and will use hospital responders to reduce violence-related injury re-admissions by resolving conflicts...

  • Trial continues for student accused of killing Renaissance Academy classmate

    Trial continues for student accused of killing Renaissance Academy classmate

    Wanda Quick noticed Donte Crawford right away when he walked into the biology lab at Baltimore Renaissance Academy where she was teaching last November. He wasn't supposed to be there. Within seconds Crawford had knocked another student, Ananias Jolley, from a stool. The boys struggled on the floor,...

  • Tissue Analytics wins Beta City's pitch competition

    Tissue Analytics wins Beta City's pitch competition

    Tissue Analytics, a Baltimore mobile health company, took home top honors — and $50,000 — Thursday at Beta City's startup pitch competition. Tissue Analytics, which developed a mobile application for tracking wound healing, was among eight startups that presented their business plans to a panel...

  • Weis Markets converts two more former Food Lions in Maryland

    Weis Markets converts two more former Food Lions in Maryland

    Weis Markets Inc. will re-open two former Food Lion stores in Maryland under the Weis banner Friday. The stores in Edgewater in Anne Arundel County and Upper Marlboro in Prince George's County are among those Weis is converting after acquiring 38 Food Lions in three states this summer. Weis also...

  • New Jersey train crash won't affect Amtrak service in Maryland

    New Jersey train crash won't affect Amtrak service in Maryland

    A commuter train crash that killed at least one person in New Jersey Thursday morning is not expected to impact Amtrak's Northeast Corridor that runs through Baltimore, a railroad spokeswoman said. Television footage and photos showed extensive damage to the Hoboken, N.J., station, where the crash...

  • More than 3 inches of rain reported, with more on the way

    More than 3 inches of rain reported, with more on the way

    More than 3 inches of rain fell across much of the Baltimore region overnight and into Thursday morning, and more heavy precipitation is forecast this afternoon. As of 11 a.m., rainfall totals had surpassed 3 inches in many areas, with 3.83 inches reported in Rosedale and 3.3 inches in Elkridge,...

  • Rosedale man charged with beating to death his 80-year-old mother

    Rosedale man charged with beating to death his 80-year-old mother

    A 51-year-old Rosedale man has been charged with murder in the death of his 80-year-old mother, Baltimore County police said Thursday. Bernice Virginia Washington was found beaten to death Aug. 23 inside her home on the 1500 block of Chapel Hill Dr. in Rosedale. Her son, Timothy Washington, was...

  • Do the Ravens mean a touchdown for Baltimore hotels? Not necessarily.

    Do the Ravens mean a touchdown for Baltimore hotels? Not necessarily.

    The dismal performance of the Baltimore Ravens last year produced some fumbles off the field also — at least that's one possible interpretation of a new analysis showing game days had minimal impact on hotel room revenue in Baltimore. Home football games boosted hotel room revenue in Baltimore...

  • Howard County officials move to oust embattled sheriff

    Howard County officials move to oust embattled sheriff

    Leaders in Howard County are taking steps to remove embattled Sheriff James Fitzgerald from office after he said Thursday that he won't resign over allegations he used foul and racist language to belittle and threaten employees. Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman asked the county's representatives...

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