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Baltimore police have arrested a second teenager in the attack and carjacking of Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector last week in a South Baltimore parking garage.The 13-year-old boy was picked up by police at a family member's home at about 1:30 a.m....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Andrea K. McDaniels | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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One person has been taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries after being shot outside Lexington Market in Baltimore, police said. The shooting took place around 1 p.m. at the corner of Fayette and Eutaw streets, according to Baltimore police...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Staff reports | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Mayor-elect Catherine E. Pugh announced her top advisers Monday would include a former city interim schools CEO, state delegate and one-time Baltimore County executive. Tisha Edwards, who left the city school system to become vice president of a foundation,...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Yvonne Wenger | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Colorado Rockies have a big hole at first base and they would love to fill it with someone like Mark Trumbo. New manager Bud Black said as much on Monday morning, but the Rocks -- like the Orioles -- have to figure out how a big contract for a veteran...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Peter Schmuck | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Forty-three U.S. presidents will be looking for homes next month, as Gettysburg’s Hall of Presidents and First Ladies, which closed in late November, will be auctioning off the wax figures that have been entertaining tourists for more than half-a-century....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Chris Kaltenbach | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Pope Francis has appointed two new auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, church officials said Monday.Monsignor Mark E. Brennan, currently pastor of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Gaithersburg, and Monsignor Adam J. Parker, vicar...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tim Prudente | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Under Armour announced a 10-year deal Monday to outfit all Major League Baseball players starting in 2020 – marking the brand's first uniform agreement with an American professional league. The sports apparel and footwear maker will provide uniforms...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Lorraine Mirabella | Monday, December 5, 2016
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Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists. The building was often freezing...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Monday, December 5, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Johns Hopkins surgeon and Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump's decision, announced early Monday by his transition office, comes as...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Monday, December 5, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Trump's decision, announced early Monday by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday after he walked into a popular pizza restaurant in northwest Washington carrying an assault rifle and fired one or more shots, D.C. police said. The man told police he had come to the restaurant to "self-investigate"...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Susan Svrluga, Faiz Siddiqui | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Orioles have made "several offers" to free-agent outfielder-designated hitter Mark Trumbo this offseason, executive vice president Dan Duquette said Sunday at baseball's winter meetings. “We had several conversations with Mark Trumbo, but we...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jon Meoli | Monday, December 5, 2016
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The Baltimore African American Commission honored local sculptor James Earl Reid on Sunday at its inaugural fundraiser, in hopes the choice would boost recognition of the year-old organization.The commission advocates for the preservation of African-American...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Carrie Wells | Monday, December 5, 2016
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A water wheel named "Mr. Trash Wheel" that pulls rubbish out of the Inner Harbor has become so widely popular — and so good at its job, to boot — that it now has a partner to help clean up Baltimore waters.Environmentalists and city lawmakers unveiled...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Andrea K. McDaniels | Monday, December 5, 2016
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten a water...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The MGM National Harbor glows a shiny white at night, rising above the Potomac River like — its architect has suggested — a vast ship sailing into a dock.That ship arrives for gamblers and D.C.-area boosters Thursday night when MGM opens the casino...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jeff Barker | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Fidel Castro's ashes were being interred in a private ceremony Sunday morning after Cuban officials made a last-minute cancellation of plans to broadcast the events live on national and international television. International media were also barred from...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The converted warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" where a deadly fire ripped through a late-night dance party was an artist workspace and illegal home for a rotating cast of a dozen or more residents, those who lived there or visited often said. Former...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tribune news services | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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It's 8 a.m. Sunday at St. Hilda's in Catonsville, and the priest in the pulpit wears a white robe and green stole to celebrate the Episcopal Mass — a formal liturgy with roots that date back to the 16th century.Two hours later, he has exchanged the...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Jonathan Pitts | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Police released surveillance footage of the brutal knife attack on a 73-year-old man Friday in Southeast Baltimore.The man was stabbed in the abdomen on Pulaski Highway at about 4 p.m., police said, and died later Friday at an area hospital. Police are...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Matthew Hay Brown | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Dirk Haire, longtime counsel to the Maryland Republican Party and to the campaign of Gov. Larry Hogan, will be the state GOP's chairman for the next two years. Haire beat runner-up William Campbell by a 4-1 margin in the leadership election Saturday,...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Scott Dance | Sunday, December 4, 2016
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— They came, some 1,500 volunteers, young and old, braving steady, blustery northwest winds and temperatures in the low 40s Saturday to honor and remember with luminarias — candles in paper bags — the soldiers of the Blue and the Gray who were...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Fred Rasmussen | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Authorities said they were preparing to deal with dozens of fatalities after a fire raced through a converted warehouse crowded with people attending a Friday night concert, officials said. Nine bodies have been recovered, but Alameda County sheriff’s...
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Catherine E. Pugh campaigned for mayor of Baltimore in part on a history of building relationships. The veteran politician — daughter of a factory worker, acolyte of William Donald Schaefer and outgoing majority leader of the state Senate — can get...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Yvonne Wenger | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Nobody asked me, but the Baltimore City Council's preliminary vote to drop Columbus Day and rename it "Indigenous Peoples' and Italian-Americans' Day" supports the argument that Democrats spend too much time on identity politics and political correctness...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Dan Rodricks | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Catherine Becket hadn't forgotten that evening three years ago in her Parkville apartment, though she tried. Then, as she watched with outrage while Stanford University student Brock Turner served three months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Catherine Rentz, Alison Knezevich | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Towson University reversed a recent decision to redact a student's identity from a campus police report after learning that student privacy rights don't extend to college police. University police officials cited federal law last month in redacting from...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Pamela Wood | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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With less than a month to go before their deadline, Baltimore officials have completed fewer than half of the agency-level audits that voters have ordered. Auditors have finished 12 of the 26 voter-mandated audits of municipal departments that must be...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Luke Broadwater | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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On a recent bright November morning, William Rhodes relaxed at the West Baltimore home of his friend and fellow artist, Joyce J. Scott. As the pair chatted about art and life, sunlight streamed into the artfully decorated living room, softly illuminating...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Donna Owens | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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In a converted former broom factory in Canton, employees of PlayBetter.com checked inventory and pricing, prepared email blasts and packed up cartloads of gadgets to help golfers improve their game. "This is our Super Bowl right now, for the next few...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Lorraine Mirabella | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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A month after a presidential election in which voters reaffirmed Maryland's position as one of the bluest states in the nation, state Republicans will gather Saturday to choose new leadership — a contest likely to signal the direction the party will...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Erin Cox, John Fritze | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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A 15-year-old boy was found not guilty Friday of several charges related to the burglary-gone-wrong killing of a 16-year-old girl. But a jury could not reach a unanimous decision on other counts. Raeshawn Rivers was found not guilty of charges including...
From: Baltimore Sun | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Broadway Market in Fells Point and Hollins Market on the city's west side are on the block after city officials asked for proposals to redevelop the two city-owned markets.The Baltimore Development Corp. and the Baltimore Public Markets issued the...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Lorraine Mirabella | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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When Revolutionary War general John Eager Howard donated land for a market on the western outskirts of Baltimore in 1782, it was intended as a meeting point for residents of the young city and rural farmers.Since then, what became known as Lexington...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Scott Dance | Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Asked the inevitable question about how things were going on the set of "Hairspray Live," which NBC will air Wednesday night, director Kenny Leon just laughed. And laughed. Then laughed some more. "It's very scary," Leon said. "But it's going very well."...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Tim Smith | Friday, December 2, 2016
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Baltimore police asked the public for help identifying the man who shot six people in Northwest Baltimore this week, releasing a video of the shooting and highlighting the shooter's contorted left hand as a possible clue. On Wednesday, six people were...
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Justin George | Friday, December 2, 2016
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How popular is "A Christmas Story," the 1983 film about a young boy in a bunny suit, a Red Ryder BB gun and a leg lamp that ends up in pieces on the living-room floor? Popular enough that you can actually buy one of those leg lamps on Ebay (only $169.99!)....
From: Baltimore Sun | By: Chris Kaltenbach | Friday, December 2, 2016
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