Obama weighs detainee hearings

Obama weighs detainee hearings

— Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because...

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Car catches fire in Mount Washington

Car catches fire in Mount Washington

A car caught fire in Mount Washington Wednesday night, sending flames as high as 20 feet in the air, according to witnesses.

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Man killed in shooting in NW Baltimore

Man killed in shooting in NW Baltimore

A man was shot and killed on the northern edge of Gwynns Falls Park Wednesday evening, police said.

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New city liquor board executive named

New city liquor board executive named

Baltimore's liquor board commissioners said Wednesday they've hired an experienced administrator to run the troubled agency.

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Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb

Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb

Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the...

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Casino operators join forces on New York venture

Casino operators join forces on New York venture

Two Maryland casino operators are teaming up in hopes of opening a casino and resort in the Hudson Valley-Catskills area of New York, and are considering other projects in that state, the companies...

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Freeze warning issued again, putting early fruit crops at risk

Freeze warning issued again, putting early fruit crops at risk

The long, cold winter was good to farmers and gardeners as frigid temperatures and blankets of snow helped kill pests and moisten soil. So when spring arrived, early bloomers surged to life.

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Duff Goldman bakes the cakes for Katy Perry's 'Birthday' video

Duff Goldman bakes the cakes for Katy Perry's 'Birthday' video

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Franchot channels Sherlock in newest unclaimed property gimmick

Franchot channels Sherlock in newest unclaimed property gimmick

Maryland, meet Comptroller Peter Franchot's newest gimmick to convince you to collect more than $980 million in unclaimed property: Sherlock Franchot.

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Baltimore officer jailed for assaulting suspect in break-in of girlfriend's home

Baltimore officer jailed for assaulting suspect in break-in of girlfriend's home

A Baltimore judge sent a police officer to jail on Wednesday for 45 days after he was convicted of beating a drug suspect who had broken into his girlfriend's home, a rare punishment for a police...

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BWI expands 'express' parking lot

BWI expands 'express' parking lot

BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport has expanded its express parking lot by 60 spaces, after relocating its "cell phone lot" April 1, officials said Wednesday.

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Baltimore County hosts compost bin, rain barrel sale

Baltimore County hosts compost bin, rain barrel sale

Baltimore County will hold its annual compost bin and rain barrel sale May 3, officials said Tuesday.

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Upper Chesapeake settles federal discrimination suit

Upper Chesapeake settles federal discrimination suit

Upper Chesapeake Health System agreed to pay $180,000 to settle a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought on behalf of a former employee of the organization's Upper Chesapeake...

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Inner Arbor plans to add trees to Symphony Woods

Inner Arbor plans to add trees to Symphony Woods

The Inner Arbor Trust has announced plans to add 169 trees to Symphony Woods as part of phase one of its redevelopment of the 35-acre downtown Columbia park — a move the developer hopes will...

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Don Scott leaving WJZ-TV in July

Don Scott leaving WJZ-TV in July

Don Scott announced that he's retiring from WJZ-TV July 12.

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Maryland Zoo aids in snowy owl rehab

Maryland Zoo aids in snowy owl rehab

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had been tracking the migration of North American snowy owls to evaluate their health when one was found injured in Maryland last month.

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Good Friday schedule and closings

Good Friday schedule and closings

This schedule will be in effect Friday, April 18:

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Sunshine, temperatures in 40s forecast Wednesday

Sunshine, temperatures in 40s forecast Wednesday

Unseasonably cold temperatures are here Wednesday, with highs around 50 degrees after an early morning freeze.

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Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools

Gender-neutral housing is gaining at Maryland schools

Nita Strickland and Sidney Garland, best friends since the sixth grade, have shared a lot — their hopes and daily frustrations, an interest in some of the same music and TV shows.

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Mizeur would legalize physician-assisted suicide

Mizeur would legalize physician-assisted suicide

Del. Heather R. Mizeur promised to push for a law allowing physician-assisted suicide in Maryland if elected governor.

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Elijah Cummings under increasing fire from conservative media on IRS role

Elijah Cummings under increasing fire from conservative media on IRS role

Fox News has a new punching bag this week: Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings.

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Hogan posts strong fundraising in GOP campaign for governor

Hogan posts strong fundraising in GOP campaign for governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has emerged as a major force in his party's chase for campaign cash, collecting more money since he joined the race three months ago than his rivals took...

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Residents sue landlord, security firms at troubled city apartments

Residents sue landlord, security firms at troubled city apartments

Residents at a notorious subsidized housing complex in West Baltimore sued their landlord and two private security firms Tuesday, alleging that they were forced to live in filthy conditions and...

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Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance

Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance

Almost 18,680 people asked for more time to sign up for insurance through the state's health exchange because they had trouble with the website during open enrollment, but exchange officials said...

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Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes

Orioles-Rays game postponed Tuesday and other notes

With heavy rain coming down for much of Tuesday in the Baltimore area, there was little doubt that the Orioles’ scheduled game against the Tampa Bay Rays would be postponed.

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Cherry blossoms help MARC set weekend ridership record

Cherry blossoms help MARC set weekend ridership record

A total of 13,338 people rode MARC trains along the Penn Line this weekend, setting a record for the new service as many made their way to Washington for cherry blossom celebrations.

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Several are rescued after downpours cause flash flooding

Several are rescued after downpours cause flash flooding

A homeless woman whose wooded campsite in Glen Burnie was swallowed by flash flooding amid heavy rain Tuesday morning was swept 3,000 feet down a creek — including through a culvert beneath...

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State receives $15 million for ongoing BWI Airport runway upgrades

State receives $15 million for ongoing BWI Airport runway upgrades

Another $15 million in federal funding has been awarded to the state for ongoing upgrades to BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's runways, legislators announced Tuesday.

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Man found dead of gunshot wound in Johns Hopkins Hospital bathroom

Man found dead of gunshot wound in Johns Hopkins Hospital bathroom

A man entered Johns Hopkins Hospital with a gun early Tuesday morning and is believed to have fatally shot himself inside an emergency room bathroom, an incident that came days after the medical...

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Gansler proposes eliminating state prosecutor's office

Gansler proposes eliminating state prosecutor's office

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is proposing to eliminate the state prosecutor's office, the independent agency that secured a string of high-profile political convictions in recent...

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Group with local ties wins battle to buy 1st Mariner

Group with local ties wins battle to buy 1st Mariner

In a surprising reversal, last week's losing bidder for 1st Mariner Bank got approval Tuesday to buy it — preserving the city's largest independent bank as a Baltimore-based institution.

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Shake Shack to open a location in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

Shake Shack to open a location in Baltimore's Inner Harbor

The popular Shake Shack burger chain said Tuesday it will open a Baltimore restaurant early next year.

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Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community

Batts says 'culture change' needed to improve interactions with LGBT community

Monica Yorkman has been harassed by police more times than she can count, she says -- and it's always been about her identity.

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Two older victims not intended targets in Dundalk shooting

Two older victims not intended targets in Dundalk shooting

A man and woman, both 65 years old, were visiting people in Dundalk Saturday night when they were shot at least once and are not believed to be the attacker's intended targets, Baltimore County police...

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New blood test may detect breast cancer spread

New blood test may detect breast cancer spread

Johns Hopkins cancer researchers and collaborators around the country have developed a blood test that they believe can tell when breast cancer has spread and can accurately monitor the cancer’s...

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Investment in Baltimore, beyond our expectations

Dan Rodricks: Investment in Baltimore, beyond our expectations

The grand news that Questar Properties wants to build a landmark 43-story apartment building on the site of the old McCormick spice plant near the Inner Harbor must strike some long-timers as...

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Temperatures to drop 40 degrees, bringing possible flurries west of Baltimore

Temperatures to drop 40 degrees, bringing possible flurries west of Baltimore

Temperatures slid sharply Tuesday afternoon after a cold front brought 2 inches of rain, and lows were expected to drop below freezing by early Wednesday and bring snow flurries west of Baltimore.

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PG County judge named chief of Maryland District Court

PG County judge named chief of Maryland District Court

A judge from Prince George's County has been named the next chief judge of the state's District Court.

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Diesel tank leaks in Columbia

Diesel tank leaks in Columbia

Howard County and Maryland Department of the Environment officials are investigating a fuel spill that impacted a lake in Columbia Monday.

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One year later, fatal hit-and-run crash remains unsolved

One year later, fatal hit-and-run crash remains unsolved

One night last April, Skylar Marion and two friends set out in the dark, down Pasadena's Mountain Road to a nearby convenience store. It started as a trip for snacks on a Friday night, innocent...

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Bidders battle over 1st Mariner Bank

Bidders battle over 1st Mariner Bank

An all-out battle over Baltimore's last major independent bank broke out Monday in federal bankruptcy court, leaving a judge to decide — potentially later this week — whether the...

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Wei-Yin Chen starts strong, offense wakes up in Orioles' 7-1 win over Rays

Wei-Yin Chen starts strong, offense wakes up in Orioles' 7-1 win over Rays

In the eyes of Orioles manager Buck Showalter, left-hander Wei-Yin Chen battled some tough luck in his first two starts of the season. He pitched well enough to win, his skipper said, but was...

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One dead in York Road double stabbing

One dead in York Road double stabbing

One male victim was killed and another remains in critical condition after a fight led to them being stabbed near Loyola University of Maryland's campus Monday night, police said.

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Goucher student dies after Sunday morning hit-and-run

A sophomore on the Goucher College lacrosse team died Monday morning at Shock Trauma of injuries suffered in a pedestrian hit-and-run early Sunday morning on Dulaney Valley Road, according to police...

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Baltimore man, 25, charged in rape of 13-year-old girl

Baltimore man, 25, charged in rape of 13-year-old girl

A 25-year-old Baltimore man was arrested last week and charged in the rape of a 13-year-old girl that occurred earlier this month, police said.

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Poppleton redevelopment moves forward

Poppleton redevelopment moves forward

The Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum today looks onto a tree stump and a grassy lot, but that view could soon change with the construction of two large, orange-accented apartment buildings. It's the...

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Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover

Local Jewish communities burn leavened bread in observance of Passover

Members of the Jewish community gathered in a parking lot at Pimlico Race Course on Monday morning...

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Retailers offer discounts and giveways to ease pain of tax day

Retailers offer discounts and giveways to ease pain of tax day

Tax day won't be an ordinary work day for Kasi Hernandez, who will get into the shop before dawn, hours before other employees arrive. He's not an accountant or a tax preparer, though, and he's not...

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Volunteer firefighter accused of setting 2007 Halethorpe blaze

Volunteer firefighter accused of setting 2007 Halethorpe blaze

When a fire broke out at a home on Myrtle Avenue in Halethorpe, members of the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department arrived to beat back the blaze. It proved too strong, destroying the structure...

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Shale gas limits debated

Shale gas limits debated

Maryland regulators are weighing some of the strictest limits in the country on shale gas drilling, but a scientist Monday suggested they still may not go far enough to protect drinking water wells...

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