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Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history. The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement...

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Man shot by Baltimore police takes witness stand in officer's trial

A man shot by Baltimore police took the witness stand Tuesday as the trial opened of the officer charged with attempted murder in the shooting. During some two hours of testimony, Michael Johansen, 47, described how he went to burglarize a corner store in the 3000 block of E. Monument St. on a winter...

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  • Andrew Smarick elected president of Maryland State Board of Education

    Andrew Smarick elected president of Maryland State Board of Education

    Andrew Smarick, a longtime education policy expert who has worked on the national and state level, was elected president of the Maryland State Board of Education Tuesday. Smarick, who was appointed as a member of the school board a year ago by Gov. Larry Hogan, works as a partner at Bellwether...

  • Hot weather cancels three summer school programs

    Hot weather cancels three summer school programs

    Problems with air conditioning systems shut down three Baltimore City Public Schools summer programs on Tuesday, the district said. Excel Academy, Forth Worthington Elementary and Harford Heights were closed due to problems with their cooling systems. Baltimore schools made the announcement on...

  • Kevin Plank donates $1 million to Baltimore's CollegeBound Foundation

    Kevin Plank donates $1 million to Baltimore's CollegeBound Foundation

    The CollegeBound Foundation, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that has helped thousands of Baltimore city graduates attend and complete college, has received its second seven-figure donation in three months.The latest donation is a $1 million gift from The Cupid Foundation, a charitable organization...

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  • The Rev. Alphonse G. Rose, former rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, dies

    The Rev. Alphonse G. Rose, former rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, dies

    The Rev. Alphonse G. Rose, a former rector of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, who earlier had been pastor at St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church in Bel Air, died Friday from a pulmonary embolism at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 85. "Al was a giant, and absolutely...

  • Richard H. Hoffman Jr., electrical engineer, dies

    Richard H. Hoffman Jr., electrical engineer, dies

    Richard H. Hoffman Jr., an electrical engineer and sports fan, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice from a glioblastoma. He was 54. The son of Richard H. Hoffman Sr., a NASA engineer, and Mary Rita Hoffman, a homemaker, Richard Hugh Hoffman Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Calverton, graduating...

  • Leroy J. Dieter Sr., construction foreman, dies

    Leroy J. Dieter Sr., construction foreman, dies

    Leroy J. Dieter Sr., a retired construction foreman and heavy equipment operator, died July 20 at the University of Maryland Medical Center of heart failure. He was 80. The son of Jacob Alfonza Dieter and Anna Catherine Kraft, farmers, Leroy John Dieter was born in Baltimore and raised on the family...

  • Gary Hughes, animation artist and sculptor

    Gary Hughes, animation artist and sculptor

    Gary Hughes, a sculptor who owned a film animation studio, died July 6 at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., of complications from a stroke. He was 86. Born in Columbia, S.C., and raised in Dundalk and Woodlawn, he was the son of Gary L. Hughes, a Sinclair Refining purchasing agent, and Rhoda English...

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