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  • Baltimore schools police chief appointed

    Baltimore schools police chief appointed

    The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners appointed a chief of school police on Tuesday. Akil Hamm, who had served as acting chief for the last year and who had been deputy chief from 2012 to 2016, began as a school police officer in 2000. Hamm took over the post after School Police Chief...

  • Target agrees to pay $18.5 million to prevent future data breaches

    Target agrees to pay $18.5 million to prevent future data breaches

    Target Corp. has agreed to pay $18.5 million as part of a settlement with 47 states, including Maryland plus Washington, D.C., over the retailer's 2013 data breach, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said Tuesday. The largest-ever multi-state data breach settlement resolves the states' investigation...

  • Settlements checks to be mailed in Dr. Nikita Levy case

    Settlements checks to be mailed in Dr. Nikita Levy case

    After several years of legal work, settlement checks are set to be mailed to more than 8,000 former patients of Dr. Nikita Levy, the Johns Hopkins gynecologist accused of secretly photographing and filming women during pelvic exams. Baltimore Circuit Judge Sylvester B. Cox has approved the final...

  • Deputy, two EMS providers treated for overdose symptoms responding to call

    Deputy, two EMS providers treated for overdose symptoms responding to call

    A Harford County deputy and two paramedics needed treatment for potential exposure to heroin and fentanyl last week after responding to a drug overdose scene in Abingdon, showing the risks faced by first responders amid the growing opioid epidemic. A deputy with the sheriff's office suddenly fell...

  • Man charged in off-duty Baltimore officer's shooting

    Man charged in off-duty Baltimore officer's shooting

    The estranged husband of a Baltimore police officer's girlfriend was charged with allegedly shooting the officer at his Gwynn Oak home, police said Tuesday. Antonio Tremayne Jones, 45, of Baltimore, was charged with attempted first degree murder and other charges. He is being held without bail...

  • Bowie State awards posthumous degree to slain student at commencement

    Bowie State awards posthumous degree to slain student at commencement

    In a Bowie State University commencement ceremony punctuated by shouts and cheers from graduates and their families, none was louder than the rousing standing ovation for the family of 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins III, who accepted a degree on his behalf Tuesday. Collins, a 23-year-old business administration...

  • Baltimore police create online form for abuse related to 'The Keepers' documentary

    Baltimore police create online form for abuse related to 'The Keepers' documentary

    Baltimore police have created an online form for people to report sex offense allegations related to the Netflix documentary "The Keepers." The documentary focuses on sexual abuse at Archbishop Keough High School in the 1960s and 1970s, and the unsolved killing of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, a...

  • Legg Mason launches two socially minded funds

    Legg Mason launches two socially minded funds

    Legg Mason announced Tuesday that its ClearBridge Investments unit in New York has launched two new exchange-traded investment funds focused on environmental, social and governance, or ESG, issues. Both funds will be actively by ClearBridge, one of the investment advisories owned by Baltimore-based...

  • Man dies 17 months after being set on fire during dispute

    Man dies 17 months after being set on fire during dispute

    A second victim who caught fire during an altercation in White Marsh nearly two years ago has died, Baltimore County police said. Shawn Michael Scarinzi, 25, of the 900 block of Topview Drive in Edgewood, died Monday after being inadvertently set on fire during an altercation between his friend,...

  • Baltimore braces for spread of mosquito-borne Zika

    Baltimore braces for spread of mosquito-borne Zika

    As mosquito season nears, the heads of Baltimore's departments of health, housing and public works unveiled efforts Tuesday to help prevent mosquito-borne illnesses, including Zika, which can lead to birth defects. Led by Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, city officials outlined plans to try and...

  • Baltimore County school board names Verletta White as interim superintendent

    Baltimore County school board names Verletta White as interim superintendent

    The Baltimore County school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to name Verletta White, who has risen through the ranks from teacher to one of the top officials in the system, as interim superintendent. White, 49, will replace Dallas Dance, who resigned suddenly April 18. The school board decided...

  • Earth Treks to open climbing gym at Union Collective

    Earth Treks to open climbing gym at Union Collective

    An indoor climbing gym is the first tenant named for Union Collective, the Medfield warehouse Union Craft Brewing is converting to a space for its brewery and other businesses. Earth Treks Climbing and Fitness will open a 20,000 square foot gym at Union Collective in 2018. Union Craft Brewing announced...

  • Baltimore fintech startup Blispay raises $12 million

    Baltimore fintech startup Blispay raises $12 million

    Blispay, a Baltimore-based financial technology company, has raised $12 million to accelerate the marketing and sales outreach for its financing platform. The Series A round was led by FirstMark, Accomplice and NEA. New investors included Camden Partners and F-Prime Capital. The round brings the...

  • Judge asks Maryland for further study on Purple Line

    Judge asks Maryland for further study on Purple Line

    A federal judge Monday ordered Maryland officials to further scrutinize the potential impact of Metro's declining ridership on the future Purple Line, further delaying construction of the light-rail project in the Washington suburbs and jeopardizing its chances to secure critical federal funding....

  • 834,000 Marylanders expected to travel on Memorial Day weekend, AAA says

    834,000 Marylanders expected to travel on Memorial Day weekend, AAA says

    About 834,000 Marylanders will travel during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, the sixth straight year that travel volume in the state will increase, according to a report from AAA Mid-Atlantic. The 2.3 percent increase over last year's travel figures mirrors the national trend for the...

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