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Annapolis gang leader sentenced to 20 years in prison

Annapolis gang leader sentenced to 20 years in prison

An Annapolis man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to leading a drug trafficking organization in the city that had street level dealers and civilian Sheriff’s Office employees under its employ. Saying there was “no doubt in my mind” that Traymont Wiley, 28, of Annapolis,...

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's 'Healthy Holly' scandal: a timeline

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's 'Healthy Holly' scandal: a timeline

After years of obscurity, “Healthy Holly,” the heroine of a series of children’s books by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, is suddenly front-page headline news. The fictional child seems harmless — after all, she just wants kids to exercise and eat healthy. But when it emerged last week that Pugh...

George C. McGinty, who was Towson University's first women's gymnastics coach and founder of the team, dies

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  • World leaders could take lesson from New Zealand in responding to gun massacre

    World leaders could take lesson from New Zealand in responding to gun massacre

    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wasted no time in condemning lax gun laws, terrorism and hate after a gunman with white nationalist views slaughtered 50 people in a gruesome massacre at two Muslim mosques last week. In just a few days she has vowed in fiery speeches to change the country’s...

  • Andy Harris abuses Md. law against wiretapping

    Andy Harris abuses Md. law against wiretapping

    On Friday, Jake Burdett, a 21-year-old Salisbury University student and member of our group, Indivisible Worcester Maryland, is scheduled to appear in the Wicomico County Circuit Court for "felony wiretapping." Maryland Congressman Andy Harris brought the charges against Jake. What did Jake do?...

  • Are prior authorization insurance requirements killing patients?

    Are prior authorization insurance requirements killing patients?

    Colin J. Haller was smart, funny, ambitious and athletic. And he was just 25 when he was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma. The Maryland native had already launched a successful internet marketing business. An outstanding student, he was applying to medical schools to pursue his dream of a career...

  • Flame retardant chemicals are toxic — and everywhere

    Flame retardant chemicals are toxic — and everywhere

    In a serious case of unintended consequences, flame retardant chemicals were added to children’s pajamas in the ‘70s to try to reduce deaths from house fires. They were later banned in pajamas by the federal government after they were found to cause cancer. Yet these chemicals have since become...

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  • Developers plan to redevelop downtown buildings into apartments

    Developers plan to redevelop downtown buildings into apartments

    A developer plans to build a 62-unit apartment building with ground level shops downtown now that city’s officials have approved sale of the Gay Street properties near Power Plant Live. LRP Guardian House LLC will pay $1.24 million to the city for the buildings at 17-23 South Gay Street and 10...

  • Perdue Farms' president of prepared foods leaves the Salisbury-based poultry giant

    Perdue Farms' president of prepared foods leaves the Salisbury-based poultry giant

    The head of Perdue Farms’ prepared foods division is leaving the Salisbury-based poultry company, a spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. Steve Evans, president of Prepared Foods at Perdue, is resigning to pursue other opportunities, said the spokeswoman, Andrea Staub. The Salisbury-based poultry giant...

  • Amazon shows off robotics in newly opened Sparrows Point warehouse

    Amazon shows off robotics in newly opened Sparrows Point warehouse

    Employees of Amazon’s newest Baltimore-area warehouse work alongside a fleet of robots to store, select, pack and ship hundreds of thousands of orders each day to send to consumers’ doorsteps. On Tuesday, the e-commerce giant marked the official opening of the state-of-the-art fulfillment center...

  • Software firm Fearless expands Baltimore office as it grows toward 70 to 100 employees

    Software firm Fearless expands Baltimore office as it grows toward 70 to 100 employees

    Fearless has expanded its office in downtown Baltimore to create space for new employees as the software firm continues to grow. Housed in the Spark coworking space in Baltimore’s Power Plant Live complex, Fearless employs more than 65 people. The company said Tuesday its workforce could grow by...

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  • 8 Baltimore food events with a side of culture

    8 Baltimore food events with a side of culture

    These upcoming culinary events offer a glimpse of the cultural heritage behind the dishes served. Masarap Fadensonnen Pop-Up Authentic Filipino cuisine at a beer garden? We’ll take it. Chef Rey Eugenio, formerly of Point South, is whipping up hearty, flavorful dishes such as coconut red curry with...

  • Essential spring activities in the Baltimore area

    Essential spring activities in the Baltimore area

    The weather is warming, the birds are chirping and the days are getting longer -- spring is upon us in Baltimore. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy the spring season in Charm City and beyond. 

  • A new dinner series at Ida B's Table puts the spotlight on foods of the African diaspora

    A new dinner series at Ida B's Table puts the spotlight on foods of the African diaspora

    Lisa Hamilton had no idea she would be getting a history lesson in addition to a flavorful feast when she attended the first diaspora wine dinner last month at Ida B’s Table in downtown Baltimore. The five-course meal included a whole fish, steak, chicken and rabbit dishes made with recipes native...

  • Michael's Cafe has opened its second location in Middle River

    Michael's Cafe has opened its second location in Middle River

    The popular Michael’s Cafe announced Tuesday that is has opened its long-awaited second restaurant in Middle River. The new establishment is serving customers at Greenleigh at Crossroads near Interstate 95 and Route 43, according to a news release. Chef Josh Vecchiolla will preside over the 9,900-square-foot...

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  • Styling tips from Baltimore's Instagram-famous plant guru

    Styling tips from Baltimore's Instagram-famous plant guru

    Some 300 plants star in the lush, green posts of Hilton Carter’s Instagram feed, which, with 160,000 followers, made him a social-media green interior design star, gained him residential plant styling clients and led to a book deal. The Baltimore native, whose plants are split between his “Jungle...

  • This Japanese garden in Reisterstown has been a labor of love for 35 years

    This Japanese garden in Reisterstown has been a labor of love for 35 years

    Step out David Boteach’s front door and a gentle world beckons — one filled with wondrous plants, waterfalls and whimsical bronze busts of fauna peeking over the leafy flora. Here sit two frogs shyly holding hands beside a lily pond; there stands a blue heron looking past a cinnamon-skinned paperbark...

  • Be a tourist in your own city

    Be a tourist in your own city

    You’ve lived in the same city for several years, but you’ve probably never explored all of it. Are there places that you’ve avoided because you think they might be too touristy? Have you meant to hit a cool-sounding spot but have simply not gotten around to it? This is a great time to play tourist...

  • For Scary Mommy blog founder, a home makeover marks a new chapter

    For Scary Mommy blog founder, a home makeover marks a new chapter

    Sitting in the living room of her new Pikesville home, best selling author Jill Smokler glances out the floor-to-ceiling windows at her lush backyard — her personal oasis, complete with a patio, hammock and pool — the part of the home she fell in love with first. “I had just come from this retreat...

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