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Baltimore’s Democratic mayoral primary tightened as the release of additional returns Saturday showed former Mayor Sheila Dixon’s lead over City Council President Brandon Scott shrinking.

Dozens of demonstrators descended on a Middle River crabhouse Saturday afternoon to confront its operator over racist comments posted to social media.

Demonstrations against racism and police brutality continued for a ninth day on Saturday in the Baltimore region.

In the Baltimore City Council president race, Del. Nick Mosby maintains his lead in the most recent returns.

The state elections board published returns late Saturday night based on the roughly 105,000 votes that have been counted so far. The numbers showed Henry with 53.5% of the vote in the head-to-head race.

Seventeen Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church parishioners have died from COVID-19 — three of them after waiting but being unable to get one of the 100-120 free tests administered by the city health departmen.

A lot has changed since diners were last able to gather in crowded restaurants, but some states are easing shelter-in-place guidelines and reopening to eat-in. Here are some guidelines for the post-pandemic dining scene set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and National Restaurant Association. (Madeline Buiano and Rosie Siefert, The Daily Meal)

Reddit co-founder and Columbia native Alexis Ohanian announced his resignation from the board of the social media site and urged the board to replace him with a black candidate.

Maryland officials reported Saturday 712 new cases of the coronavirus bringing the total to 57,482.

A 60-year-old Maryland man was arrested Friday after a video appeared to show him violently grab an object from a young adult who was posting signs protesting the death of George Floyd, park police said.

Baltimore Police are looking for the driver of a sedan that they believe sped down Park Heights Avenue on Saturday morning, killing a woman who was trying to cross the street.

Baltimore’s black youth are helping lead a movement to end racial injustice that is grounded in the collective memories of the city wrenched apart, with neighborhoods in flames and businesses looted.

Towson University is convening a committee to change the names of two residence halls named after two Maryland men who owned slave owners, the university announced Friday.

Even as government officials ease coronavirus-related restrictions on indoor gatherings, many houses of worship are "in no rush" to reopen, citing ongoing health concerns.

Seventeen Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church parishioners have died from COVID-19 — three of them after waiting but being unable to get one of the 100-120 free tests administered by the city health departmen.

Seeing Baltimore as ‘our city,’ a suburban Catholic church raised $500,000 in one weekend for a rec center and school on the southwest side.

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Races to Watch

Displays percentage of vote as distributed among the top candidates in each race.
See the full election results here »

Baltimore City Mayor Democratic
Candidate
votes
Sheila Dixon
33,445
40.2%
Brandon Scott
31,574
38%
Mary Miller
18,149
21.8%
3 of 4 precincts reporting; 3 of 24 candidates shown
Baltimore City Comptroller Democratic
Candidate
votes
Bill Henry
56,390
53.5%
Joan M. Pratt
Incumbent
49,023
46.5%
3 of 4 precincts reporting
Baltimore City Council President Democratic
Candidate
votes
Nick Mosby
43,143
44.3%
Shannon Sneed
30,438
31.2%
Carl Stokes
23,897
24.5%
3 of 4 precincts reporting; 3 of 7 candidates shown
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