| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:23 AM
On NBC’s “Meet the Press” today, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake invited gay and lesbian residents of Arizona to move to Baltimore.
Asked about vetoed legislation that would have allowed businesses in Arizona to refuse to...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:32 PM
NBC's "Today" show and Baltimore officials launched a year-long campaign Sunday to help improve the health and fitness of city residents.
The "Today" show asked viewers across the country to nominate a city for the public service campaign. The morning...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Compared to the way the year started — 16 homicides in the first 12 days of January and 27 for the month — February has been quiet in Baltimore. We went more than a week without a single shooting.
But given 2014's bloody start, the year-over-...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 4:43 PM
The question has been debated in Baltimore for decades: How can the city cut its murder rate, which is among the highest in the nation?
For the 50 young people and their advocates who spent Saturday at Liberty Rec and Tech Center in West Baltimore,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Baltimore Inspector General Robert H. Pearre Jr. said Friday he is launching an investigation into the city's troubled speed camera program, weeks after a City Council committee began its own inquiry.
Pearre said his investigation will encompass work...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Dozens of Baltimore residents walked into Upton's Union Baptist Church Sunday. They were dressed fastidiously in dark suits and dark dresses.
Their eyes turned toward the stage where they saw an odd sight for a house of worship: A gambling advertisement...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The Rawlings-Blake administration plans to propose bigger property tax breaks for industrial properties in Southeast Baltimore — including the site of a new Amazon warehouse — to bring more jobs to the area.
A new "focus area," which must...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to create a post in her administration to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money after the city's finance director found that agencies can't account for as much as $40 million.
The city received...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley may have his eye on running for the White House, but a new Baltimore Sun poll suggests he could have a tough time winning the Democratic primary election in his own state.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outpolled O'Malley...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Baltimore’s spending panel approved a lease agreement Wednesday for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore to take over the now-empty third floor of the Waxter Center.
The lease was protested by about two dozen...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:32 AM
It does not take political expertise, a crime fighting background or an economics degree to understand that the city of Baltimore is struggling. As the economic engine for a metropolitan area of 2.7 million people, the continued vitality of the city is an...