Parking spot prompts shooting, Towson student housing, new Baltimore slogan

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An ongoing dispute between two neighbors over a parking space in North Baltimore ended Friday when police charged Dennis Padgett, 34, with shooting two men outside of his Ramblewood home.  

As the 2015 legislative season is about to commence in Annapolis, newly elected lawmakers have arrived to set up their offices, while a movers parked outside of the governor's mansion wait to whisk the O'Malley family to their new home in the city's Homeland neighborhood.


Baltimore County Administrative law Judge John E. Beverungen  began hearings Monday on whether a proposed Towson student housing project, York 101, will go forward.

In a case closely watched across Maryland, relatives of Manuel Espina, a Prince George’s County man killed by police, asked the state’s top court Monday to strike down a law that cut their damage award from $11.5 million to $4000,000.  

Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook, 58, who has been accused of killing bicyclist Thomas Palermo, 41, of Anneslie, in North Roland Park last month, while driving drunk and texting, is expected to remain jailed after a judge on Monday upheld her $2.5 million bail --- an amount her attorney says she cannot post.


The city may have finally created a slogan that can't be mocked: "Baltimore: Birthplace of The Star-Spangled Banner."

Republicans, in control of both houses in Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare in 2010, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement.

The Ohio State Buckeyes beat the Oregon Ducks, 42-20, Monday night in the inaugural College Football Playoff game. 

Martin Luther King's children are embroiled in a legal battle over their father's Bible and Nobel Peace Prize. They are scheduled to appear in court today.

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