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  • Maryland House passes first major ethics bill in over a decade

    Maryland House passes first major ethics bill in over a decade

    The Maryland House of Delegates unanimously passed a bill Friday that would update the state's ethics laws. It would require more disclosure of lawmakers' conflicts of interest and put some new limits on legislators' advocacy for private businesses. The bill would make the first major changes to...

  • Pugh vetoes bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage

    Pugh vetoes bill that would raise Baltimore minimum wage

    Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed legislation Friday that would have raised the minimum wage in Baltimore to $15 by 2022, leaving the measure's future in question. The council — which next meets on April 3 — would need 12 of its 15 members to vote to overturn the veto. On Friday, the 12-member coalition...

  • Hogan blasts bill that would limit education reforms

    Hogan blasts bill that would limit education reforms

    Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday blasted an education reform bill that's moving through the General Assembly, calling it "misguided and horrible." Hogan said the bill — known as the "Protect Our Schools Act" — would thwart "an exciting opportunity to move beyond outdated practices" for reforming schools....

  • Deal to fund Baltimore schools, pass manufacturing tax break taking shape

    Deal to fund Baltimore schools, pass manufacturing tax break taking shape

    A deal is taking shape in Annapolis that would give the Baltimore school system money to help close its $130 million funding shortfall and also create a tax break that Gov. Larry Hogan proposed for manufacturers. Del. Maggie McIntosh, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, predicted Friday...

  • Maryland Democrats announce pair of bills to battle heroin crisis

    Maryland Democrats announce pair of bills to battle heroin crisis

    Some three-dozen Democratic members of the General Assembly gathered Friday to announce a pair of bills they think could help battle the rising rate of heroin overdose deaths across Maryland. The bills, which form part of a broader package of legislation, focus on educating people about the dangers...

  • Hogan proposes additional spending, but none so far for Baltimore schools

    Hogan proposes additional spending, but none so far for Baltimore schools

    Gov. Larry Hogan has proposed additional spending for police, colleges and economic development but so far is putting no additional money in his budget to help the Baltimore school system with its $130 million budget gap. Hogan's new spending proposal, including its full price tag, will be detailed...

Crime

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Baltimore man, 28, charged with murder for a third time

A 28-year-old man has been charged with murder for a third time after being arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in January. Keeco Stern was arrested Thursday and charged in the Jan. 25 shooting of Lennell Booker, who was killed in his car in the 1100 block of N. Luzerne...

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Obituaries

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  • William McFaul, career FBI agent, dies

    William McFaul, career FBI agent, dies

    William Thomas "Bill" McFaul, a retired FBI special agent who handled prominent cases, died of heart disease Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Glen Arm resident was 82. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Clarence McFaul, a Hendler's ice cream employee, and Catherine Thompson....

  • Richard E. Lee, longtime Baltimore attorney, dies

    Richard E. Lee, longtime Baltimore attorney, dies

    Richard E. Lee, a retired Baltimore attorney and jazz fan, died of Alzheimer's disease last Saturday at Arden Courts in Pikesville. He was 62. The son of Robert Lexwood Lee, a boxer and machinist, and Bernice Mack Lee, a homemaker, Richard Edward Lee was born and raised in Towson. After graduating...

  • John T. Anderson, Catonsville judo instructor, dies

    John T. Anderson, Catonsville judo instructor, dies

    John T. Anderson, a Catonsville judo instructor who was an eighth-degree black belt and 12-time U.S. National Masters champion, died of pneumonia March 16 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital. The longtime Randallstown resident was 88. "John was fabulous, kind and patient. If you had trouble...

  • Raymond J. Talabis, Baltimore area property manager and Timonium resident, dies

    Raymond J. Talabis, Baltimore area property manager and Timonium resident, dies

    Raymond Joseph Talabis, the property manager for the Under Armour Locus Point campus and other urban redevelopment projects, died Saturday at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The Timonium resident was 53. Family members said he was found unresponsive at his home following a recent...

Sun Investigates

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Weather

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  • Maryland snow: Light Rail reopens after service outage in Baltimore, delays at BWI

    Maryland snow: Light Rail reopens after service outage in Baltimore, delays at BWI

    Maryland transportation officials urged motorists to avoid driving Tuesday, while the state's major airport was dealing with delays and Baltimore's Light Rail service was shut down for hours. The initial forecasts Monday called for more snow than eventually fell across much of the Baltimore metro...

  • Maryland snow: Storm leaves icy glaze and travel hazards

    Maryland snow: Storm leaves icy glaze and travel hazards

    Samuel Grant Jr. and Anthony Finney were among the first Baltimore snowplow operators salting roads Monday night and clearing snow and ice as the storm grounded airline flights, caused power outages and closed schools across the region. "Last night was not bad," Grant said. And, as the team began...

  • State of emergency declared as snow hits Maryland

    State of emergency declared as snow hits Maryland

    In a winter that has produced record-high temperatures and springlike days, Baltimore residents prepared Monday for an overnight storm expected to blanket the Mid-Atlantic with the highest snow totals of the season. More than 100 flights at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport were canceled, some schools...

  • Maryland snow: What the meteorologists say will happen

    Maryland snow: What the meteorologists say will happen

    The National Weather Service is calling for up to — and beyond, in some rural locations — a foot of snow between Monday night and Tuesday afternoon. Exactly how much will fall in your neighborhood or between home and work is up in the air. But, local weather forecasters are doing their best to...

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