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  • City preps for safe July 4 amid federal warning, increased violence

    City preps for safe July 4 amid federal warning, increased violence
    Baltimore police — in uniform and plainclothes — will be out in force for Saturday's holiday celebrations that come amid federal warnings about potential terrorist threats and increased violence in the city since the death of Freddie Gray....
  • Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon enters 2016 mayoral race

    Sheila Dixon, who became Baltimore's first black female mayor but resigned in disgrace after an embezzlement conviction, announced Wednesday that she is running to reclaim her old job — the first direct challenge to incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Dixon's return

    Dixon's return
    Given the riots after Freddie Gray's death, the ensuing spike in violent crime and all the systemic economic, educational and social problems that have been brought to light as a result, Baltimore could assuredly use an election. We need a real...
  • Baltimore police rebuked for 'uncorroborated' gang threat report on day of Freddie Gray funeral

    Baltimore police rebuked for 'uncorroborated' gang threat report on day of Freddie Gray funeral
    City leaders questioned Thursday why the Baltimore Police Department issued a public warning, on the morning of Freddie Gray's funeral, that gang members had teamed up to "take out" police officers. Police announced on April 27 a "credible threat"...
  • Baltimore to take 4 years to fully implement body camera program, sparking criticism

    Baltimore to take 4 years to fully implement body camera program, sparking criticism
    According to newly disclosed documents, Baltimore officials will take four years to fully implement an agency-wide police body camera program — sparking criticism from City Council members who accuse the Rawlings-Blake administration of dragging its...
  • City, county leaders want to rename Robert E. Lee Park

    City, county leaders want to rename Robert E. Lee Park
    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz called Monday for Robert E. Lee Park to be renamed, as a national debate over the role of Confederate symbols plays out across the country. The 450-acre park, operated by the county but owned by the city, is...
  • City, county leaders demand change to address Confederate symbols in Maryland

    City, county leaders demand change to address Confederate symbols in Maryland
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for Maryland to stop issuing specialty license plates with the Confederate flag, and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has moved to rename the popular Robert E. Lee Park. The calls for change...
  • City Council wants greater oversight of school spending

    City Council wants greater oversight of school spending
    As the City Council approved the mayor's $2.5 billion operating budget Monday, members called for greater oversight of the Baltimore school system's spending. City Councilwoman Helen Holton, chair of the budget committee, said she wants schools CEO...
  • Frank Robinson thinks Orioles are 'headed in the right direction'

    Frank Robinson thinks Orioles are 'headed in the right direction'
    Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was in town Saturday to take part in a Major League Baseball Players Association event supporting the James Mosher Baseball league in West Baltimore, but he took a moment to talk about the way the Orioles have regained their...
  • City bill aims to curb flavored tobacco near schools

    City bill aims to curb flavored tobacco near schools
    Stores near Baltimore schools would be banned from selling menthol cigarettes or flavored cigars, under legislation being considered by the City Council to discourage underage kids from picking up the habit. More than half of city schools, or 104, are...
  • 'McKenzie Elliott Way' honors 3-year-old Baltimore shooting victim

    'McKenzie Elliott Way' honors 3-year-old Baltimore shooting victim
    Instead of placing candles on McKenzie Elliott's fourth birthday cake in May, her mother helped unveil a street sign on Sunday to honor the 3-year-old killed by a stray bullet last year in North Baltimore's Waverly neighborhood. While holding three...