- In the frustrating movie “The United States vs. Billie Holiday,” Andra Day gives it her all as Holiday but she can’t save a film that is overstuffed and also thin.
- Director Lee Daniels didn’t want to touch the story of Billie Holiday. Andra Day didn't think she was right for the role. The film they so badly wanted to see made the right way debuts Friday.
- Baltimore Police fatally shot a shooting suspect after he ran into a parking garage at Lombard and President streets and produced a gun Thursday night, they said in a media briefing shortly before midnight.
- Baltimore NAACP chapter leaders have asked for a meeting with city Inspector General Isabel Mercedes Cumming and her staff.
- The October explosion that injured three adults and two children in Northwest Baltimore originated from a gas leak, which was ignited when a resident attempted to light a cigarette inside their home, according to a report from the Baltimore City Fire Department. Insurance companies are still investigating.
- M&T Bank Stadium, Maryland’s third state-run mass COVID-19 vaccination site, opened Thursday, offering 250 doses by appointment at 74 club-level vaccination stations. Those numbers are expected to rise sharply in the near future.
- State officials have left county school systems to decide on their own how best to safely bring children and staff back to buildings, many of which have been shuttered since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring.
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- The Baltimore City State’s Attorney Office charged Andrew Harvey Jr., 25, of Baltimore on Tuesday, saying he fatally shot Tyrone McCray-Bey Jr., 43, in May.
- Maryland counties are announcing and revising plans and guidelines for holding classes while containing the spread of coronavirus.
- Republican Gov. Larry Hogan used the Purple Line in the Washington suburbs of Maryland as an example of the sort of public-private partnership he likes.
- The Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office charged James Johnson, 22, with first and second degree assault after ramming into a police car in late January, according to police.
- A former Under Armour employee who is alleging she was fired in retaliation for reporting on inappropriate work behavior and an environment hostile toward women claims the company and her former boss destroyed evidence that was relevant to her case.
- As COVID-19 cases have eased up and Baltimore has loosened restrictions on live performances at other venues, adult entertainment has remained off-limits.
- Darrin Tinker rode a bicycle into the water-filled hole in a Towson sidewalk, falling and breaking his jaw, a forearm and a wrist.
- Wes Moore joins a number of high-profile Democrats and Republicans considering campaigns to succeed two-term Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who cannot seek reelection in 2022 because of term limits.
- A bill essentially legalizing recreational use of cannabis in Maryland would be an important step toward addressing social equity and racial injustices, advocates said.
- More reliable lab tests for the coronavirus came back negative, and the Maryland Senate gaveled in with nearly every senator in place.
- After the death of his father, a beloved MTA bus driver shot and killed on the job in Baltimore, former Lake Clifton star Aaron Parks went overseas to continue his professional basketball career.