Good afternoon, Baltimore: Thursday lunchtime lowdown


Mother of rape victim describes horrific attack: Woman who worked at Mad River Tavern in Federal Hill woke up naked on a north Baltimore lawn and was let in when she knocked on the door of a nearby home, her mother said.


Baltimore backs out of settlement with family of allegedly kidnapped teens: Attorneys representing City Hall have abruptly backed out of a $150,000 settlement agreement with the family of a teen allegedly kidnapped by Baltimore police.

Bear appears to be headed north to Pa., DNR official saysWhat is believed to be a young male bear spotted this week in Harford appears to be making his way north in search of friendlier surroundings.

Damage from five-alarm Fells Point fire estimated at $1.5 millionThe fire caused $500,000 in damage to the three-story Fresh Food Market building at 517 S. Broadway and $1 million in damage to materials inside, Baltimore fire spokesman Chief Kevin Cartwright said.

Andrew Zimmern eats up Baltimore: The Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern has been tweeting out a steady diary of his visit to Baltimore and the Eastern Shore, exploring the region's cuisine for his show, "Bizarre Foods America."


  • Baltimore County Police are investigating the death of a boy in the Woodlawn area who was said to be throwing rocks at the house of an off-duty police officer.
  • City officials are receiving criticism for spending $1,000 each on a set of video phones for top leaders to communicate.
  • More coverage of the Star-Spangled Sailabration, including dispatches from the USCGC Eagle, a Sailabration welcome ceremony, and a Flag Day remembrance ceremony at the Flag House.
  • Howard County liquor board officials are slated to vote Thursday night on a planned liquor store next to the soon-to-open Wegmans grocery story in Columbia.
  • This week's Live! section will look at other War of 1812-related events to look forward to beyond Sailabration.