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Man shot and killed in East Baltimore

A man was shot and killed in East Baltimore on Sunday night, police said. The man was found in the 2900 block of E. Biddle Street in the Berea neighborhood just before 10 p.m., police said. He was shot multiple times and was taken to a hospital, where he died. Police had no more details. Anyone...

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  • ShopRite offers free counseling with dietitians at its supermarkets

    ShopRite offers free counseling with dietitians at its supermarkets

    Tapping into consumers' desires to lead healthier lifestyles, ShopRite is offering free dietitian services as well as cholesterol and glucose screenings at its supermarkets. Other programs coming this year include free support groups, weight-management classes and diabetes classes. "We want our...

  • WellDoc receives FDA clearance for non-prescription version of diabetes management app

    WellDoc receives FDA clearance for non-prescription version of diabetes management app

    WellDoc, a Columbia health care technology company, has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell a version of its diabetes management mobile application that does not require a prescription. The new offering, which should be available by the end of March, significantly...

  • Chase Brexton hires new president and CEO

    Chase Brexton hires new president and CEO

    Chase Brexton Health Care announced Thursday that it has hired a new president and CEO two months after the last person to head the community health center left amid a contentious unionization effort and badly strained relations between management and employees. The Baltimore-based health center...

  • Maryland could lose billions in federal funding if ACA is repealed

    Maryland could lose billions in federal funding if ACA is repealed

    The repeal of Obamacare could cost the State of Maryland nearly $2 billion in Medicaid funding for more than 260,000 people, state legislative analysts told lawmakers Thursday. Hospitals could lose an additional $2.3 billion, the analysts told the House Health and Government Operations Committee....

Obituaries

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  • Doris R. Friedel, retired art teacher, dies

    Doris R. Friedel, retired art teacher, dies

    Doris R. Friedel, a retired Baltimore public schools art teacher and a gourmet cook, died of congestive heart failure Monday at the Maples of Towson, an assisted-living facility. She was 87. The daughter of Edward Reuter, a Ford dealer, and Agnes Reuter, a homemaker, Doris Reuter was born and raised...

  • Ferne Kandel Kolodner

  • Ferne K. Kolodner, community and civil rights activist

    Ferne K. Kolodner, community and civil rights activist

    Ferne K. Kolodner, a community and civil rights activist who opposed the war in Vietnam and worked on behalf of social justice issues, died in her sleep Jan. 15 at her Roland Park Place home. She was 89. "She always reached out," said Helene Penn Dorf, a cousin who lives in Baltimore. "She was an...

Sun Investigates

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  • Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut Taser use by nearly half in 2016

    Baltimore police cut their use of Tasers nearly in half in 2016, a year when commanders put new limits on when officers can fire the stun guns, officials said. Officers reported 181 Taser incidents in 2016, a 46 percent decline from the record high of 347 in 2015, the Baltimore Police Department...

  • Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    Baltimore consent decree contains denial of police misconduct allegations

    When the U.S. Department of Justice issued a scathing investigation into the Baltimore Police Department in August, city officials welcomed the findings. Then-Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the investigation, which found that city police routinely violate residents' civil rights, was an "important...

  • NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    NSA records allege dozens of cases of workers ripping agency off

    A group of five National Security Agency contractors falsified their time sheets to claim they had worked almost 200 days that agency investigators concluded they in fact had not, according to the agency's inspector general. The incident was one of more than 100 in which the NSA's internal watchdog...

  • Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    Maryland's tailor-made deal for Marriott

    The $62 million incentive package Gov. Larry Hogan and Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett promised Marriott for building a new headquarters in Bethesda was tailor-made for the firm, down to the definition of who counts as an employee. The mix of forgivable loans, tax credits and grants from...

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  • Mild, wet weather forecast for inauguration, march

    Mild, wet weather forecast for inauguration, march

    A mild and damp weekend is forecast in Washington for the inauguration of incoming President Donald Trump. Temperatures for Friday's ceremonies are forecast in the 40s, with afternoon highs in the upper 40s. A light but steady rain is expected throughout the day. It will likely be one of the milder...

  • 2016 sets new mark as Earth's warmest year on record

    2016 sets new mark as Earth's warmest year on record

    For a third consecutive year, Earth has set a new mark for global warmth. The average temperature around the planet in 2016 was 1.69 degrees above the 20th century average, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information's State of the Climate Report. That was 0.07 degrees warmer...

  • Region readies for another coating of snow and ice Saturday

    Region readies for another coating of snow and ice Saturday

    An ice storm stretching across half the country could bring a mix of snow, ice and rain to Baltimore on Saturday. Half an inch to an inch of snow, and anywhere from a few hundredths of an inch to a tenth of an inch of ice, are expected across Maryland, according to the National Weather Service....

  • Baltimore hits 70, tying record high, but icy weekend lies ahead

    Baltimore hits 70, tying record high, but icy weekend lies ahead

    Baltimore tied a 127-year-old record high Thursday, hitting 70 degrees, but forecasters are projecting an icy weekend ahead. Temperatures at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport matched a record for Jan. 12 set at the U.S. Customs House downtown in 1890, while the Inner Harbor...

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