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School board criticized for secret search

City and state officials criticized the Baltimore school board Wednesday for conducting a secret search for a new schools chief that left the public and key legislators unaware that the process was underway. The board's announcement Tuesday night that schools CEO Gregory Thornton would step down...

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  • 90-year-old woman attacked in Northwest Baltimore home invasion

    90-year-old woman attacked in Northwest Baltimore home invasion

    A 90-year-old woman is in critical condition after being assaulted during a home invasion in Northwest Baltimore on Wednesday, according to police. Officers were called to the 4500 block of Garden Drive, in the Central Park Heights neighborhood, about 12:30 p.m. for a report of a possible home...

  • City police body camera program launch delayed a month

    City police body camera program launch delayed a month

    The rollout of an $11.6 million program to equip 2,500 Baltimore police officers with body cameras will begin about a month later than officials had previously announced. The first 500 officers will start wearing the body-worn cameras at the end of this month at the earliest, Baltimore police spokesman...

  • Baltimore police warn motorists of armed carjackings after deliberate fender benders

    Baltimore police warn motorists of armed carjackings after deliberate fender benders

    Baltimore police are recommending motorists lock their doors and call 911 during minor fender benders in the city after a string of incidents in which bumps from behind turned into armed carjackings. The incidents have occurred across the city, from the South Baltimore peninsula to the Johns Hopkins...

2016 Baltimore Mayoral Race

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Nobody asked me, but vote trend favors Pugh

Nobody asked me, but vote trend favors Pugh

Nobody asked me, but unless there's a sudden reversal of a trend in the counting of absentee and provisional ballots, the results of the Baltimore mayoral primary election will stand: Cathy Pugh will be certified as the winner and Sheila Dixon will have lost by about 2,900 votes. That's my raw...

North Baltimore

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Fugitive from N.C. fatally shoots self in North Baltimore after being tracked by police

South Baltimore

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Some Baltimore voters show up at late-closing polls

With four Baltimore polling sites ordered to stay open an hour later because they opened late Tuesday, some voters took advantage. Circuit Court Althea Handy ordered that four centers stay open until 9 p.m. Baltimore attorney William H. "Billy" Murphy Jr. had filed an injunction to extend the hours...

East Baltimore

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After Baltimore teen's shooting, a renewed desire to ban replica guns in Maryland

Some state lawmakers say they plan to renew a push to ban replica guns in Maryland after Baltimore police shot a 14-year-old boy who was holding a BB gun that looked like a pistol. State Sen. C. Anthony Muse said he plans to refile a bill defeated last month that would have prohibited the manufacturing...

West Baltimore

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Davis: Officer followed training when he shot armed suspect

A young police officer followed his training when he shot through the window of his patrol car at a suspect who was pointing a gun at him in Northwest Baltimore on Sunday morning, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Monday. Davis said the officer, identified Tuesday as Jose Guerrero, has been with...

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  • Baltimore schools CEO to be replaced by former academics chief

    Baltimore schools CEO to be replaced by former academics chief

    After months of searching for a new leader amid criticism of city schools CEO Gregory Thornton, the school board announced Tuesday that he will be replaced by a former administrator who oversaw improving academic performance in the district. Thornton will step down Friday, and Sonja Santelises...

  • Man fatally shot outside Home Depot in Northwest Baltimore

    Man fatally shot outside Home Depot in Northwest Baltimore

    A 21-year-old manwas fatally shot Tuesday night in the parking lot outside of the Home Depot store in the 6600 block of Reisterstown Road. The victim, who police identified Wednesday as Quincey Waymon, and a woman were inside of the store when they were approached by another man. An argument ensued,...

  • $2.4M private investment hopes to turn Western District police station into community hub

    $2.4M private investment hopes to turn Western District police station into community hub

    At the West Baltimore police station where fed-up residents confronted police last April, local business leaders see room for a playground and a food truck. What is currently a locked-down building with mirrored windows soon will offer public space for community programs. The plans are part of a...

  • Two key Under Armour executives depart the company

    Two key Under Armour executives depart the company

    Two key members of Under Armour's senior management team will be leaving the company, including the heads of merchandising and digital fitness. Henry Stafford, chief merchandising officer will leave Under Armour in July after six years with the company, Under Armour announced Tuesday. Kip Fulks,...

  • Olympus to pay $1.1 million in kickback scheme

    Olympus to pay $1.1 million in kickback scheme

    Maryland will receive $1.1 million from Olympus America Inc. under a settlement announced Tuesday over allegations the company paid kickbacks to doctors who bought their surgical equipment. The lawsuit was filed by Attorney General Brian E. Frosh in conjunction with other states and the federal...

  • Morgan State University designated a National Treasure

    Morgan State University designated a National Treasure

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Morgan State University a National Treasure on Tuesday, a designation given to only one other historically black college in the country. The designation will mean Morgan and the National Trust will partner to develop a road map for preserving the...

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