THE WEEK THAT WAS

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Two charged after 11-mile police chase

Baltimore police charged two men with possession of marijuana after they led officers on an 11-mile car chase through the city Tuesday evening. The pursuit ended at Key Highway and Webster Street in South Baltimore.

Shore urged to control growth

Maryland's Eastern Shore could lose nearly 100,000 acres of farms and forest - an area twice the size of Baltimore - unless its counties and towns do a better job controlling growth, the state planning agency says in a new report.

Hand-held cell phone ban is killed

After coming closer to becoming law than it has in a decade, a bill that would have banned the use of hand-held cell phones while driving died in a House of Delegates committee.

Violence at juvenile center still rising

Violence behind bars at Baltimore's juvenile detention center has increased sharply this year, according to data released by the juvenile justice monitor, a setback amid efforts to rein in the long-troubled facility.

Man who hit officer sentenced

A 22-year-old Baltimore man was sentenced to 14 years in prison with all but five years suspended for driving a vehicle into a Baltimore police sergeant, the city state's attorney's office said.

City officer charged in sexual assault

A Baltimore police officer has been suspended without pay after being charged with sexually assaulting his 13-year-old female cousin, according to charging documents filed in court and a spokesman for the city Police Department. Officer Troy Jacquan Gee Sr., 32, has been on the force for nearly 11 years.

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