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  • Batts' crime-fighting plan focuses on gangs, guns, violent offenders

    Batts' crime-fighting plan focuses on gangs, guns, violent offenders
    Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wants to stop sending officers out on low-priority 911 calls, expand foot patrols and create a unit focused on investigating incidents in which police use force. He proposes assigning homicide detectives to...
  • City homicide count rises for second year; victim 218 killed in Park Heights

    City homicide count rises for second year; victim 218 killed in Park Heights
    Rodney Eric Smith was shot to death in a dirty alley. Police found him surrounded by foam containers, liquor bottles and trash bags thrown into trees, yards from an uncovered storm drain that could break a car axle. Smith deserved better, said...
  • 2014 Preakness purse raised to $1.5M, Maryland Jockey Club announces

    2014 Preakness purse raised to $1.5M, Maryland Jockey Club announces
    The purse for the 2014 Preakness has increased from $1 million to $1.5 million, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. It’s the first increase of the Triple Crown race’s purse since 1998. The second jewel of the Triple Crown will be run...
  • Baltimore killings are most in four years after violent stretch

    Baltimore killings are most in four years after violent stretch
    The fatal shooting Monday morning of a 48-year-old man in Northwest Baltimore was the sixth killing in as many days, pushing the city's homicide count to its highest level in four years. Police said the unidentified man was shot in the chest at about...
  • Horse euthanized at Bowie; test results negative for virus

    Horse euthanized at Bowie; test results negative for virus
    Twenty-seven horses at the Bowie Training Center have been isolated after a filly became sick and had to be euthanized Saturday, according to the Maryland Jockey Club. It was suspected that the horse might have equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), but the...
  • O.J. Brigance celebrates 44th birthday in event at Pimlico Race Course

    O.J. Brigance celebrates 44th birthday in event at Pimlico Race Course
    Six years ago, Ravens senior adviser to player development and former linebacker O.J. Brigance was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. And Brigance celebrated his 44th birthday Tuesday night at Pimlico Race Course in a Southwest-themed party...
  • Group aims to retrain racehorses after retirement

    Group aims to retrain racehorses after retirement
    Baltimore resident Carolyn Karlson grew up near New York's Saratoga Race Course, and has always loved thoroughbred horses. Six years ago, she purchased her first horse, Ave Ravina. "She raced in Maryland as a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old," Karlson said....
  • Retired racehorses show off new skills at Pimlico

    Governor Jack, a former racehorse, cantered smoothly and landed multiple jumps in front of the crowd at Pimlico Race Course, as if he had been an event horse his entire life. Elissa Ogburn, his 14-year-old trainer and rider, knew how far he had come....
  • Baltimore athletes remember being 'dazed,' 'shaken' on weekend of JFK's death

    Baltimore athletes remember being 'dazed,' 'shaken' on weekend of JFK's death
    Fifty years ago Friday, Orioles farmhand Bobby Floyd sat in a dugout, wondering why umpires were huddled grimly at home plate in the fifth inning of a Florida Instructional League game. Quickly, word spread. President John F. Kennedy was dead. In...
  • Leatherbury passes Van Berg for fourth on all-time win list

    Leatherbury passes Van Berg for fourth on all-time win list
    King Leatherbury tied and passed Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg for fourth on the all-time win list with a pair of victories Saturday at Laurel Park. Leatherbury got win No. 6,417 when Toni With an I ($11.20) emerged victorious in the fourth....
  • Laurel Park cancels Wednesday's races because of inclement weather

    Laurel Park cancels Wednesday's races because of inclement weather
    Wednesday's live racing at Laurel Park has been cancelled because of "extreme weather conditions" in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas.  Laurel and Pimlico Race Course will be open for simulcasting, though. “It is better to wait and...
  • Baltimore shooting marks deadliest start to year since '07

    Baltimore shooting marks deadliest start to year since '07
    A 25-year-old man, one of the victims in a double shooting Tuesday afternoon near Pimlico Race Course, has died. The death marks the city's deadliest start to a year since 2007. Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting, which was reported to...