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  • Maryland Senate gives preliminary approval to two rape investigation bills

    Maryland Senate gives preliminary approval to two rape investigation bills

    The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a pair of bills designed to lift a major barrier to prosecuting rape and ensure that physical evidence of sexual assaults is preserved. The final debate and vote on the bills is expected on Thursday. The first bill would make clear that it...

  • Here's why lawmakers in 17 states are working to legalize recreational pot

    Here's why lawmakers in 17 states are working to legalize recreational pot

    When Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in November to legalize recreational marijuana, Josh Miller saw this as a sign that his time had finally arrived.  The Rhode Island state senator has a reputation among colleagues as a cannabis crusader — a battle that, so far,...

  • Trump prefers glitzy Mar-a-Lago to rustic Camp David

    Trump prefers glitzy Mar-a-Lago to rustic Camp David

    Dwayne Snurr, a janitor and lifelong resident of this rural, working-class town 60 miles from the White House, was eating chicken wings in a cafe off Main Street last week when he began chewing over a locally important subject: President Donald Trump's taste in vacations. "I guess he's got that...

  • Bill would bring Tubman statue to US Capitol Building

    Bill would bring Tubman statue to US Capitol Building

    Maryland's U.S. senators are sponsoring legislation to bring a statue of Harriet Tubman to the U.S. Capitol Building. The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation in 2012 creating the Harriet Tubman Statue Commission to raise money and commission a statue for display in the U.S. Capitol Building....

  • Guinness makes its pitch to Maryland lawmakers

    Guinness makes its pitch to Maryland lawmakers

    The owner of Guinness beer made a pitch to state lawmakers Monday to increase the amount of beer that can be sold at the brewery it's planning to open in Relay. The Guinness brewery will draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and help "create a Maryland beer halo" that will boost the beer industry,...

  • Marilyn Mosby, with growing coalition, pushes sexual assault legislation for fourth year

    Marilyn Mosby, with growing coalition, pushes sexual assault legislation for fourth year

    As an upstart candidate for Baltimore state's attorney, Marilyn Mosby went to Annapolis in 2013 pushing a bill to help prosecute repeat sex offenders. Filed late in the session, it had just one sponsor and went nowhere. This year, Mosby is back for a fourth try, with passage in the Senate last...

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  • Hugh Perry McCormick Jr., retired executive of spice company founded by great-uncle

    Hugh Perry McCormick Jr., retired executive of spice company founded by great-uncle

    Hugh Perry McCormick Jr., a World War II veteran and a retired executive of the spice, tea and extract company founded by his great-uncle, died of pneumonia Feb. 14 at his Ocean Ridge, Fla., home. The former Guilford resident was 96. Born in Baltimore and raised on Bloom Street and on Middleton...

  • Pulitzer-winning journalist Andrew Schneider dies at 74

    Pulitzer-winning journalist Andrew Schneider dies at 74

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers and former Baltimore Sun reporter, died Friday in Salt Lake City while being treated for pulmonary disease, The Missoulian reported. His wife, Kathy Best, is editor of The Missoulian. Best also...

  • Bel Air veterinarian, Harford Farm Fair co-founder Dr. Richard O. Cook dies

    Bel Air veterinarian, Harford Farm Fair co-founder Dr. Richard O. Cook dies

    Dr. Richard O. Cook, a Bel Air veterinarian who has been practicing for nearly 60 years and was the driving force in reviving the Harford County Farm Fair, died early Monday morning, according to his son, Eric. Dr. Cook, who grew up in Scranton, Pa., was 86 years old. He managed the Bel Air Veterinary...

  • Janice Rieve, Johns Hopkins registered nurse, dies

    Janice Rieve, Johns Hopkins registered nurse, dies

    Janice Rieve, a retired Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse, died of complications from heart failure Feb. 1 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former Northeast Baltimore resident was 77. Born in Schooley's Mountain, N.J., she was the daughter of Leo and Nettie Rieve. She earned a diploma in nursing...

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  • Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author

    A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here. Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...

  • Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services to close Baltimore County residential treatment program

    Good Shepherd Services will close its troubled residential treatment program for adolescents in Halethorpe after two state agencies decided to withdraw the children they had placed there. The decision to withdraw the children followed moratoriums imposed late last year by the agencies on sending...

  • Pugh spotlights Baltimore policing recruitment

    Pugh spotlights Baltimore policing recruitment

    Mayor Catherine Pugh says Baltimore police have stepped up recruitment: More than double the number of people applied to the agency in January as did for the same month in 2016. Pugh recently authorized the hiring more city police officers to help address surging violence. The police force, with...

  • Good times roll on in Annapolis

    Good times roll on in Annapolis

    Bingo, booze and the big screen are on the social calendars for Maryland's lawmakers. As we promised last month, The Baltimore Sun is posting the General Assembly's updated “Protocol Calendar” to provide the public a glimpse at the activities of their elected officials outside of official government...

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  • Top prize at Light City pitch contest is a Ravens advertising package

    Top prize at Light City pitch contest is a Ravens advertising package

    The Baltimore Ravens are hosting a startup pitch competition during Baltimore's Light City festival, and the top prize is an in-stadium marketing and advertising package worth $200,000. The package includes LED signage at M&T Bank Stadium, digital ads on the Ravens' website, print ads in the team's...

  • Head Start bus collides with car; no injuries to students

    Head Start bus collides with car; no injuries to students

    Police in Hagerstown said Tuesday no students were hurt when a Head Start bus collided with a car. Spokeswoman Heather Aleshire said the driver of the car, a Nissan Sentra, was taken to a hospital with minor injuries after the crash shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday a few blocks east of the city center....

  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Dundalk Monday

    Pedestrian struck, killed in Dundalk Monday

    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a truck in Dundalk Monday night, Baltimore County police said. Officers were called at 9:18 p.m. to Trappe Road near North Point Road, where a 1994 Ford F-150 traveling north struck a pedestrian who stepped into the road, police said. Police said the pedestrian,...

  • COPT sells Northern Virginia properties

    COPT sells Northern Virginia properties

    Corporate Office Properties Trust announced Tuesday that it has sold a pair of properties in Northern Virginia for a combined $53 million. The Columbia-based real estate investment trust sold 5.3 acres of land for $14 million and a mid-rise office building in Falls Church for $39 million. The 190,500-square-foot...

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