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Top police commanders not aware of training where officer was shot: Top Baltimore police commanders, including the director of the agency's training academy, were unaware that training exercises were being conducted at an Owings Mills facility where a rookie University of Maryland officer was shot in the head and critically wounded, officials said.
Injured roommate in College Park shooting ran for his life: Dayvon Green and Neal Oa didn't know one another before becoming roommates in College Park last fall. But Oa came to regard Green as a friend, making Tuesday's murder-suicide at the house - which left Oa wounded - even more shocking.
Mayor says trash fee would make city more competitive: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday that charging residents for trash collection would actually help the city attract new residents because Baltimore could reduce its property tax rate.

Legg names interim leader its CEO, lessening fears: Legg Mason Inc. chose an insider as its new CEO, quelling speculation that the Baltimore-based money manager might be headed for a breakup that could have been bad news for the city.

"Blade Runner" Pistorius charged with murdering girlfriend: South African "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, was charged on Thursday with shooting dead his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria.


RAVENS: Ravens offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie would like to be back in Baltimore next season after reviving his football career during the Ravens' Super Bowl run, his agent said.

ORIOLES | Peter Schmuck: As the Orioles begin preparing for a new season and a possible playoff encore, Nolan Reimold is far from being a forgotten man.


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