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Robert W. Curran

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  • Officer charged with killing dog set out to 'gut' it, witnesses said

    Officer charged with killing dog set out to 'gut' it, witnesses said
    A Baltimore police officer slit the throat of a dog officers had under control and now faces felony animal cruelty charges, the department said Wednesday. Police Deputy Commissioner Dean Palmere called the killing "outrageous and unacceptable" and said...
  • Council wants hearings on school violence

    Council wants hearings on school violence
    City lawmakers said Monday that they were shocked by newly published reports of school violence and plan to hold hearings to address the hundreds of injury claims filed by teachers. Mary Pat Clarke, chairwoman of the City Council's education committee...
  • Council seeks hundreds of pages of city speed camera documents

    Council seeks hundreds of pages of city speed camera documents
    A City Council committee investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program on Monday delivered a letter to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seeking 31 batches of documents involving nearly all aspects of the once-lucrative program....
  • City Council votes down 10-cent bag fee

    City Council votes down 10-cent bag fee
    The City Council defeated a proposal Monday to impose a 10-cent fee on most paper and plastic bags distributed in Baltimore, rejecting arguments that such surcharges are a proven method to reduce litter. Opponents weren't convinced that charging a fee...
  • Man who died after police altercation was sedated, city official says

    Man who died after police altercation was sedated, city official says
    Sedation may have played a factor in the death of a 19-year-old hospital patient who was stunned by police during an altercation, a city council member said Friday. The teen died Thursday after falling into a coma after a May 7 altercation with Good...
  • City animal control officers could get more power to seize nuisance pets

    City animal control officers could get more power to seize nuisance pets
    Baltimore animal control officers would have more leeway to seize dogs, cats or other pets deemed to be a nuisance under a measure the City Council will consider Monday. The legislation, sponsored by Councilman Robert W. Curran, would allow animal...
  • Council authorizes plan to privatize some city pensions

    Council authorizes plan to privatize some city pensions
    Some future city workers will receive a 401(k)-style retirement plan rather than traditional pensions under a sweeping plan approved Monday by the City Council. The legislation — the result of a deal struck by Baltimore unions and Mayor...
  • O'malley

    He went west to the heartland in 1983 with a guitar and a penny whistle, a political troubadour who was 20 but looked more like 15. And when he arrived, they gave him a phone, a map and a list of names, and said, "Go win part of Iowa for our...
  • Council to consider ban on foam cups, carryout containers

    Council to consider ban on foam cups, carryout containers
    Fed up with foam cups floating in Baltimore's waterways, a City Council committee voted Tuesday to approve a ban on polystyrene foam products for carryout food and drink items within the city limits. The measure, sponsored by Councilman James B. Kraft,...
  • Mayor stayed at lobbyist's beach house

    Mayor stayed at lobbyist's beach house
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake acknowledged Wednesday that she spent Memorial Day weekend at the Delaware beach house of a top lobbyist, Lisa Harris Jones. The mayor defended the excursion as a harmless beach getaway by two close friends and their...
  • Lower property taxes but higher fees for city residents

    Lower property taxes but higher fees for city residents
    Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday. The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...