| Nov 21, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wants to stop sending officers out on low-priority 911 calls, expand foot patrols and create a unit focused on investigating incidents in which police use force.
He proposes assigning homicide detectives to...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Baltimore City Councilman Robert W. Curran is tired of hearing about motorists whose cars were towed for reasons he finds ridiculous — for being parked outside the white lines in a supermarket lot, for instance, or at a fast food restaurant when the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:41 AM
Bill Henry paints an unflattering image of the influential state senator he's trying to unseat.
Joan Carter Conway, he says, doesn't attend enough community meetings. She has a history of siding with special interests. And, he contends, she has let...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday.
The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:49 PM
An influential business group is waging a last-minute effort to derail legislation aimed at helping ex-offenders find work in Baltimore, arguing that the measure would drive jobs from the city.
The Greater Baltimore Committee has asked the City...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent.
But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
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....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:11 PM
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...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:13 PM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:57 AM
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...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:08 PM
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...