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Jacques Kelly: At former A. Hoen & Co. lithography plant, 'audacious' hope for East Baltimore

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 02:00:00 PDT

A bold project is kicking off next week in the heart of an old and battered East Baltimore neighborhood.

Transformation of the long abandoned A. Hoen and Sons lithography plant, at Biddle and Chester streets, has been an elusive goal, but now a number of players have come together to tackle and...




Orioles end six-game skid with 3-1 win over Indians behind stellar start from Dylan Bundy

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:05:00 PDT

Leave it to Dylan Bundy, the bright beacon in a so-far dark Orioles season, to power through the malaise that has held the team down all year. He continued his wonderful April and ended a six-game losing streak for the Orioles with a 3-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night at Camden...




As NFL draft nears, Pasadena native Ezekiel Turner hopes his days of being overlooked are over

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 04:00:00 PDT

After finishing his high school football career at Glen Burnie, Ezekiel Turner decided his best option was to bet on himself.

Turner, a running back and safety in high school, had a couple of Division II offers in hand and a few preferred walk-on slots available from programs such as Towson and...




Light City illuminates the city for a third year

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:15:00 PDT

For the third year, Baltimore is illuminated by colorful art installations during Light City.



Baltimore County officials fear that Dallas Dance's conviction has hurt public trust in schools

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:05:00 PDT

Trust is a tricky commodity to measure. But education observers say public trust in school district officials is essential for success — especially given the stakes involved in providing for the daily education and safety of tens of thousands of students.

The conviction of former superintendent...




Former Baltimore County schools superintendent Dallas Dance sentenced to six months in jail

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:20:00 PDT

Former Baltimore County school superintendent Dallas Dance will be sentenced Friday morning in a Towson courtroom on four counts of perjury.



Teen shot, killed early Saturday, Baltimore police say

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:10:00 PDT

A 19-year-old man died after being shot early Saturday morning, Baltimore police said, continuing a violent month in the city.

At about 1:50 a.m. police responded to a report of a shooting in the 6100 block of Fairview Way, police said in a news release, where they found the man suffering from...




On 4/20, Maryland's Democratic candidates for governor push plans to legalize marijuana

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:00 PDT

Maryland Democrat Alec Ross celebrated April 20, the informal national holiday for marijuana aficionados, by releasing a video featuring as many weed puns as he could muster in 30-seconds.

The candidate for governor reached eight before delivering the punchline: “We have a fully baked plan to legalize...




Judge keeps convicted former state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks' name on ballot

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:05:00 PDT

An Anne Arundel County judge rejected an attempt by a group of Baltimore voters to remove the name of former state Sen. Nathaniel Oaks from the ballot after the Democrat pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges, the attorney general’s office and lawyers for the voters said Friday.

Oaks faces...




Former Baltimore city schools CEO Andres Alonso a candidate for L.A. superintendent job

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 21:26:00 PDT

Former Baltimore City schools CEO Andres Alonso is in the running to become the next superintendent of Los Angeles schools — the nation’s second-largest school system.

Los Angeles’ Board of Education has been deliberating over the choice of three main main candidates — Alonso, former investment...




Maryland's Kevin Huerter will declare for NBA draft but will not sign with an agent

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:50:00 PDT

After a winter of disappointment for the Maryland men’s basketball team and discontent for its fans during a lackluster 19-13 season, the spring of uncertainty continued Friday for the Terps and their supporters.

Sophomore guard Kevin Huerter, considered the de facto team captain and the team’s...




Pregnant Baltimore County teacher carjacked outside school, police say

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:30:00 PDT

A pregnant Baltimore County teacher was carjacked outside of a Parkville elementary school Friday, police said.

Baltimore County police said four teenage girls came to Villa Cresta Elementary School under the guise of enrolling a child, and when they left they approached a teacher walking to her...




What they're saying about jail sentence of Dallas Dance, former Baltimore County schools superintendent

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:50:00 PDT

Reaction to the sentencing of former Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance.



After 'discriminatory' University of Maryland handbook goes viral, university removes text

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:55:00 PDT

In the wake of online criticism that called a teaching-assistant handbook “discriminatory,” the University of Maryland’s computer science department has removed text that offered different guidance for men and women.

The university dropped the offending handbook from its website, and the department...




Hogan calls for do-over on highway contract after ethics flap

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:10:00 PDT

Gov. Larry Hogan has directed his transportation chief to scrap a contract to launch a massive state highway project and restart the bidding process after an ethical concern arose in the initial effort.

The $68.5 million contract would have paid a consortium of companies to oversee Hogan’s $7.6...




Ravens agree to two-year deal with WR Willie Snead, await Saints' decision on whether they'll match

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:15:00 PDT

The Ravens have agreed to a deal with a receiver and it isn’t Dez Bryant.

Continuing their makeover at the position, the Ravens have signed New Orleans Saints restricted free agent Willie Snead to an offer sheet, sources confirmed. The Saints now have five days to match the deal or they’ll lose...




Artist, DJ and producer Avicii dead at 28

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:02:00 PDT

Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.

Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in...




Broadneck High removes bathroom doors to discourage vaping, smoking and 'juuling'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:25:00 PDT

Officials at Broadneck High School removed the doors to about half of the bathrooms this week to discourage increasing numbers of students smoking, vaping or “juuling” inside.

Bob Mosier, county schools spokesman, said Principal Jim Todd decided to remove the doors Tuesday in bathrooms where stalls...




Chesapeake boating season off to a deadly start with four deaths

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:55:00 PDT

With four people dead in boating accidents over the past 16 days, state and federal officials Friday called 2018 the deadliest start to the boating season in the past six years.

Representatives from the Maryland Natural Resources Police and the U.S. Coast Guard gathered at Sandy Point State Park...




Looney's Pub coming to Perry Hall

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:35:00 PDT

Looney’s Pub will soon add another bar and restaurant in Perry Hall.

The Irish Pub, which is taking over the former Harp Restaurant, Sports Bar & Catering location, is expected to open in late summer, co-owner Bill Larney announced in a Facebook post Friday.

Looney’s will take over the Harp space...




Maryland chooses dozens of struggling neighborhoods statewide for new federal 'Opportunity Zone' tax breaks

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:15:00 PDT

Maryland officials have selected dozens of struggling neighborhoods around the state for new federal tax breaks designed to spur investment.

Under last year’s federal tax overhaul, investors can put money into housing and business projects in designated “Opportunity Zones” and pay less tax on any...




In Baltimore, in the flesh, Stormy Daniels

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:05:00 PDT

Late, very. Short, or at least shorter in the way that celebrities always seem in real life.

That was Stormy Daniels, last seen on “60 Minutes,” “The View” and litigation against President Donald Trump stemming from an alleged affair, opening a three-night show at the Fantasies strip club in South...




Some Maryland students walk out to protest gun violence on Columbine anniversary

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 11:00:00 PDT

Hannah Siegert recently mapped out escape routes from each of her classes. She wanted to be prepared should a gunman ever decide to unleash terror on her Baltimore County school.

That she felt compelled to think about that was one of many reasons the 18-year-old Patapsco High School student participated...




Meet the former Maryland prosecutor who pursued Sheila Dixon, Linda Tripp — and Dallas Dance

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:00:00 PDT

Veteran public corruption prosecutor Thomas "Mike" McDonough spent three decades convicting government and elected officials of bribery, perjury and other crimes. The former deputy Maryland state prosecutor's swan song was the Dallas Dance conviction.



Under Armour suspended YouTube ad buys after CNN found its ads among hundreds of brands appearing on extremist channels

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:25:00 PDT

Under Armour briefly pulled its advertising from YouTube after learning from CNN that its ads appeared on a white nationalist video channel.

The Baltimore-based athletic apparel brand was among hundreds of companies and organizations whose ads ran on YouTube channels promoting extremist or controversial...




6 takeaways from Maryland governor's race forum on the environment

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:00:00 PDT

With less than 10 weeks to go until the June 26 primary election, leading candidates for Maryland governor are hitting the forum circuit hard.

Last night, seven Democrats and one Green Party member were in front of a packed crowd at the Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore’s Waverly neighborhood,...




'Dog lovers': a city menace?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:00:00 PDT

The other day I was strolling down Roland Avenue and I struck up a conversation with an elderly gentleman who was the proud owner of a lovely herb garden growing in his front yard. He told me once a woman brought her dog on a leash to urinate in his garden and he objected (more politely than I...




Ravens news, notes and opinions on possibly drafting Lamar Jackson, schedule release, wideouts

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 04:00:00 PDT

The Ravens clearly are intrigued enough by Lamar Jackson to bring in the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback in for a pre-draft visit. But that doesn't mean they are taking him with the 16th overall pick.



One injured, one in custody in Marion County high school shooting

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:30:00 PDT

A 19-year-old went into a Marion County high school and shot a 17-year-old student, prompting county-wide lockdowns on a day where students had planned walkouts to mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

Marion County Deputy Jim Long, the Forest High School resource officer,...




Sentencing date set for past Baltimore Police sergeant of corrupt Gun Trace Task Force

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:05:00 PDT

A sentencing hearing has been set for next month for Baltimore Police Sgt. Thomas Allers, who pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy for stealing thousands in cash from people he was investigating while he ran the Gun Trace Task Force.

Court records show Allers’ sentencing will take place May...