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  • Body camera video shows traffic stop of Baltimore City councilman

    Body camera video shows traffic stop of Baltimore City councilman

    Baltimore Police body cameras recorded officers pulling over a city councilman earlier this month in an example of the kind of everyday encounters that the cameras now capture. In the video, Robert Stokes Sr. quickly identifies himself as a councilman and an officer can be heard saying he's been...

  • Wieters: 'I always wanted to play for the same team my whole career'

    Wieters: 'I always wanted to play for the same team my whole career'

    Matt Wieters slid his arms through the sleeves of a jersey that didn't belong to the Orioles for the first time as a professional Friday. His familiar No. 32 was on the back, but the red spring training jersey of the Washington Nationals was anything but familiar. A staple of the Orioles’ recent...

  • Renovating Pimlico Race Course would cost $300M, study says

    Renovating Pimlico Race Course would cost $300M, study says

    It would cost $300 million to renovate Pimlico Race Course, according to a widely anticipated study to be released Friday afternoon by the Maryland Stadium Authority. With a price established for the potential rehabilitation of the aged home of the Preakness, lawmakers and track operators say they're...

  • Police investigating suspicious incident at Bel Air playground

    Police investigating suspicious incident at Bel Air playground

    Harford County Sheriff's Office deputies said a suspicious man was trying to lure a child away from a Bel Air playground Sunday night. Deputies were called around 9:30 p.m. Sunday to Red Pump Elementary School, where the parent of a 10-year-old girl told them a suspicious man had approached two...

  • Vote: Baltimore Sun's 2017 Best of Baltimore Readers Choice contest

    Vote: Baltimore Sun's 2017 Best of Baltimore Readers Choice contest

    Best of Baltimore 2017 We've detected that Javascript is not enabled. It is required for an optimal survey taking experience. Please check your browser's settings and make sure Javascript is turned on. Click here for more information. Best of Baltimore 2017 There was an error on your page. Please...

  • Orioles open exhibition schedule with unlikely 2-0 win over Tigers

    Orioles open exhibition schedule with unlikely 2-0 win over Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers trotted out their front-line major league lineup Friday afternoon at newly renovated Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, but the collection of part-time players, prospects and auditioning journeymen that opened the Grapefruit League season for the Orioles apparently didn’t...

  • Old feels new as Adidas makes American comeback

    Old feels new as Adidas makes American comeback

    A few years ago, Adidas was fading away in America like a tired 1970s rock band, its once-iconic three stripes producing more nostalgia than sales. But the German sports brand found a more contemporary beat by partnering with rapper Kanye West and other pop culture icons and aggressively engaging...

  • Ravens get third-round compensatory draft pick, will pick No. 99

    Ravens get third-round compensatory draft pick, will pick No. 99

    When Kelechi Osemele signed a five-year, $58.5 million free-agent deal with the Oakland Raiders last March, the Ravens lost an ascending Pro Bowl performer and one of their top offensive linemen. They learned Friday that what they gained from Osemele’s departure was an extra third-round pick in...

  • Harford County students face a nearly 'endless' summer

    Harford County students face a nearly 'endless' summer

    Thanks to a mild winter and Gov. Larry Hogan's edict that a school year not start until after Labor Day, Harford County Public Schools students, teachers and staff are on track for one of the longest summer breaks in many years. When the 2017-18 school year starts Sept. 5, the first school year...

  • Advocates decry loss of appeal hearings in Baltimore water billing disputes

    Advocates decry loss of appeal hearings in Baltimore water billing disputes

    Attorneys for low-income residents say Baltimore's public works department has stripped city water customers of a fair process to contest their bills. They worry the change will cause city homeowners to lose their house at tax sale over contested water bills that could be inflated by a leak, faulty...

  • Pugh tells crowd rallying in Annapolis that she has a Baltimore schools budget plan

    Pugh tells crowd rallying in Annapolis that she has a Baltimore schools budget plan

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says she will announce a funding plan Monday that will help close the city school district's $130 million budget shortfall. Pugh made the announcement while speaking to a boisterous crowd of Baltimore students, parents and teachers in Annapolis on Thursday night....

  • Was I sport to the drunken salesmen?

    Was I sport to the drunken salesmen?

    As soon as the hotel elevator doors close, I realize my mistake. Men surround me on all sides. Drunk men. Drunk salesmen, specifically, with Under Armour logos on their shirts. They hold opaque plastic cups of liquor and brown plastic bottles of beer, suggesting they have just come from one of...

  • P.G. man shot after nearly hitting Howard police officer with vehicle

    P.G. man shot after nearly hitting Howard police officer with vehicle

    A Howard County police officer shot a Prince George's County man who nearly struck the officer with a vehicle early Friday morning in an upscale Clarksville neighborhood, the department said. The suspect, who has been identified by police only as a 38-year-old man from Prince George's County, is...

  • Baltimore landlord charged with fatally shooting tenant's father during dispute

    Baltimore landlord charged with fatally shooting tenant's father during dispute

    A 48-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting the father of a tenant during a dispute, police said. Carlton Beachum was charged with first-degree murder Thursday in the fatal shooting a day earlier of 40-year-old Sherman Smith, which occurred in the 500 block of Brunswick St. in Southwest...

  • Meet the Baltimore across the Atlantic, a jewel of Ireland

    Meet the Baltimore across the Atlantic, a jewel of Ireland

    There are tip-offs, hon, that you're not in Charm City despite the echoed name. Forget our brassy Queen of the Patapsco on this side of the Atlantic. Celtic Baltimore instead is a still-functioning five-trawler fishing village of 340 permanent residents — about a Saturday night's crowd at Bertha's...

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