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Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young has signed an executive order retroactively barring the use of “gag orders” in some city settlements, his office announced Monday. Advocates for a ban on such restrictions called the order a misleading political maneuver meant to distract from a more effective…

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Foreclosure filings are down 24% from a year ago, but some pockets of the country still are seeing elevated levels.

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In some parts of the country, real estate professionals may find themselves handling more contentious transactions with emotional clients.

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A beached juvenile sperm whale that drew a large crowd of onlookers in Ocean City Sunday has died, according to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, which sent veterinarians to assist the animal.

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Ocean City Police Department will remove the whale’s…

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Three men — one stabbed, the others shot — were killed in separate incidents over the weekend, Baltimore police reported.

Early Sunday morning in the Patterson Park neighborhood, a man died after being found stabbed in a home, police said.

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Baltimore police are searching for a former actor on “The Wire” who they say escaped from custody after he was taken to a hospital for a check.

Christopher Clanton Sr., 33, was arrested Sept. 12 in Northeast Baltimore for violating a protective order, according to police.

Someone first sought the…

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A Prince George’s County sheriff’s deputy has been suspended as she faces drunken-driving-related charges from a July incident, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputy First Class Maria E. Mejia-Paz has been charged with driving while impaired by alcohol, failure to control speed to avoid collision,…

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Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, a Maryland Democrat, said the Trump administration was “stealing” military funding meant for Maryland projects after touring a congested thoroughfare in Fort Meade on Friday afternoon. Congress had appropriated $16 million to double Cooper Avenue inside the military…

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Federal appeals court judges have ordered U.S. prosecutors to stop a review of tens of thousands of emails from prominent Baltimore defense attorneys Ken Ravenell and Joshua Treem and turn the records over to the courts.

The order from the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond halts the review of emails…

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The leading cause of home fires is due to electrical mishaps. Reduce your risk.

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U.S. Secret Service and Capitol Police conducted security sweeps Thursday morning in an otherwise quiet Harbor East in preparation for President Donald Trump’s planned visit to the GOP House retreat at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott.

Many employees of Legg Mason and the other companies in the…

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Temperatures reached 98 degrees Wednesday afternoon at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, making it the region’s hottest September day since 1991.

And on Thursday, it threatened to get even hotter. BWI temperatures reached 97 by 2 p.m., according to the National Weather…

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Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt on Wednesday said the department is concerned there is “foul play” involved in the case of a woman missing since Saturday evening.

Charla Melvin, 50, was last seen in the 3700 block of Twin Lakes Ct. where she lives in Milford Mills.

Melvin may be with…

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Baltimore County Police Wednesday identified the man charged with fraudulently using credit card numbers to purchase “two large tanks” worth of diesel fuel — hours after Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor was paralyzed by a multi-agency investigation into a suspicious van containing 80 gallons of the…

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Four bank giants are uniting to urge the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to change its Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage rule on debt-to-income ratio requirements.

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“We’re starting to see some tension play out” in the latest housing market data, a realtor.com® spokesman says.

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A coalition advocating for Maryland’s four historically black universities sent a letter to elected officials Tuesday offering to settle its 13-year-old lawsuit against the state for $577 million — more than five times the governor’s last public offer.

That figure is still less than Mississippi…

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RICHMOND, VA. – Teams of IRS agents, paralegals and Drug Enforcement Administration investigators have pored over tens of thousands of law-firm emails as prosecutors attempt to build a criminal case against two prominent Baltimore defense attorneys, Ken Ravenell and Joshua Treem.

Federal agents…

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Rush-hour traffic in downtown Baltimore is expected to be a mess Monday evening, with several major thoroughfares closed as police investigate a van discovered with 1,000 gallons of gasoline inside it.

Officials asked people to avoid the downtown area bordered by North Charles Street to the west,…

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Money for Maryland Transit Administration capital projects is set to plummet by $345 million, or about 10%, over the next six fiscal years, according to the state’s latest draft transportation budget.

The MTA already faces a shortfall of more than $2 billion over the next decade to keep the agency’s…

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During football season, properties near college stadiums command lucrative rental rates that may be enough to cover one month’s mortgage payment.

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Even people who purchased property as recently as a year ago can earn significant discounts on their monthly mortgage payments.

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Baltimore police were kept busy Saturday evening and early Sunday morning as they responded to six shootings, two of which were fatal.

At approximately 9:43 p.m. Saturday, police officers responded to a shooting in the 1000 block of North Gilmore St., in Southwest Baltimore where they found a 39-year…

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Less than two months after calling Baltimore “a rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live,” President Donald Trump will visit the city Thursday to speak at a U.S. House of Representatives retreat for Republican lawmakers, according to the White House.

The 2019 House…

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A 55-year-old man died Friday night after being hit by a car in Essex, Baltimore County police announced Saturday morning.

Robert Thomas Baker, of no fixed address, was struck by a Kia Rio at about 8 p.m. Friday at Eastern Boulevard and Volz Avenue, according to a police news release. Baker was…

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Two months had passed since Gary Brown accused Baltimore police officers of stealing $11,000 from him, and if he had any chance of getting that money back, he needed people to believe him. So on Aug. 27, 2009, Brown took a lie detector test, court records show. He passed.

That same day, one of…

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On a summer day in 1948, Donald Angle traveled from his family’s home in the small town of Clear Spring, in Washington County, to the Hagerstown City Hall to join the Army. He was 19 years old, and, remarkably, one of 57 young men who decided to enlist at the local recruiting station during the…

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Baltimore won $3.7 million from the federal housing department to spend on helping homeless people under the age of 24, officials said Friday.

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen and other political leaders announced at a youth center in East Baltimore that the city had been selected to receive the grant.

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The iBuying giant will now be able to integrate title, escrow, and closings into its online buying and selling platform.

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A New York man posed as a real estate professional, falsely advertising apartments for rent and charging fees to prospective renters, police say.

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The first section of track for Maryland’s $5.6 billion Purple Line is being installed.

Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to attend a ceremony in Lanham, Maryland, on Thursday. Maryland transportation officials are also scheduled to attend.

The 16.2-mile light rail line will run between New Carrollton…

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Baltimore County Democrats are inviting candidates to apply to fill two vacancies in the House of Delegates.

Del. Eric Bromwell, who represents District 8 in the northeastern part of the county, and Del. Stephen Lafferty, who represents District 42A in Towson, are resigning from the legislature…

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It isn’t totally necessary to have a pristine score when securing a home. But getting close to a perfect 850 is achievable.

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Home shoppers may be able to breathe a sigh of relief as they face fewer bids for the properties they want.

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Roughly 50 Baltimore schools without air-conditioning dismissed students early because of the high temperatures Wednesday — the second day of classes.

The schools, which are listed on the district’s website, sent students home two hours early, per the system’s guidelines on extreme heat. All other…

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A new federal “Strike Force” comprised of detectives, prosecutors and federal agents from across the region will soon begin work on a long-planned effort to target Baltimore drug gangs and their Mexican and Dominican suppliers, who have been flooding the city with heroin, fentanyl and other illicit…

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Industry veteran Nick Bailey has made a jump back to the franchise giant where he has long worked previously.

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Home price growth could strengthen even more over the coming year, according to a new housing report.

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Rachel Pugh was just two hours into the first day of 11th grade and she already had an essay assignment. And she was excited about it.

Rachel, 16, is enrolled in Vivien T. Thomas Medical Arts Academy’s Advanced Placement English class. Last year, the West Baltimore high school was among the nine…

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Bambao, a new Asian fusion restaurant, will replace Manchurian Rice Co. in Harbor East this October, according to a release by Blue Fork Marketing.

Bambao will be a “mindful eating,” fast-casual restaurant that will serve steamed bao bun sandwiches, rice bowls and craft bubble tea, according to…

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A suspect wastaken into custody Monday morning after the discovery of two shooting victims on Cox Lane in Elkton, Maryland State Police said. They identified the suspect as Zachary Hurt, 23, of Elkton.

A man and a woman were discovered with gunshot wounds at 1 a.m. Monday, the state police said…

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The Baltimore City Police Department has identified a woman who died in a quadruple shooting inside a home in the 1600 block of East 29th Street on Friday. Police said Karen Lovings, 51, died at the Northeast Baltimore home. The case remains under investigation. No medical status was issued about…

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A Baltimore police officer’s car overturned Saturday after another vehicle hit it, a department spokeswoman said.

The officer was about to conduct a traffic stop when another car collided with the police vehicle at the intersection of Cooks Lane and Briarclift Road.

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A man was injured in a shooting in Essex early Sunday morning, Baltimore County police said.

The 23-year-old man was out with friends near Bayner Road and Bayner Court when he was shot at about 1:40 a.m.

He suffered a non-life threatening wound, police said, and went to a nearby gas station for…

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Two people were killed Friday evening in a crash on Baltimore National Pike near Pine Street, according to Baltimore County Police.

The crash was reported at 5:41 p.m. after a Nissan Altima attempted to make a left turn onto Pine Street in front of traffic from Baltimore National Pike. The Nissan…

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On the streets, assailants have shot, robbed, beaten and tried to run over on- and off-duty officers and civilian members of the Baltimore police department. Elsewhere, politicians and citizens scrutinize officers for how and when they confront suspects and question their use of force. And looming…

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Six racing commissioners have financial stakes in the sport they govern, winning from pots of state money that they oversee. …read more



Recent studies question how inviting the open office really is on workers’ wellbeing and productivity.

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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage inched up, but still remains well below averages from a year ago.

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Ahead of a September meeting of the Chesapeake Bay states, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday again called on Pennsylvania officials to step up efforts to clean up the estuary. And he got a quick response.

A Pennsylvania official told The Baltimore Sun the commonwealth has made “great strides”…

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Baltimore Police say the man suspected of trying to run over an officer and shooting at another this week is dead after he was shot by police around 11 p.m. Wednesday during an exchange that left an officer and a woman injured.

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said in a media briefing at 1:30…

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All four major regions of the U.S. posted declines in pending home sales last month. Read more from NAR’s latest housing report.

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Atlantic hurricane season has become active, and is making for treacherous surf in Ocean City.

Erin, which was briefly a tropical storm Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, is forecast to pass well off the coast as a tropical depression Thursday. But it was already triggering warnings of dangerous…

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Baltimore Mayor Jack Young on Wednesday said he plans to meet soon with police union leaders as he called on the union to cut out negative social media posts and work with him and the police commissioner to solve Baltimore’s crime problem.

“We’re all upset with crime being out of control in the…

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Sellers shouldn’t expect much more: The number of homes that are selling at list price or above is normalizing.

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These REALTORS® make an extraordinary impact on their communities through volunteer service.

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The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore County police department, alleging the department “has engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination against African American applicants” for entry-level positions.

The suit alleges that written exams used to screen applicants…

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has joined a nonpartisan coalition that focuses on addressing sea level rise and flooding.

Hogan announced Tuesday he is joining the American Flood Coalition.

Sea level rise to cause near-daily flooding in parts of Baltimore region by end of century, new report…

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From water damage cover-ups to dismissing small foundation cracks, homeowners may be trying to hide certain household issues.

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More builders are jumping at the opportunity to craft homes that can be rented out from the get-go. But how are these rental homes different than your typical single-family home?

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A Baltimore jury found Francois Brown guilty of beating to death his girlfriend’s baby, the verdict coming almost five years after he was convicted of killing his own young son.

The 36-year-old from Woodbourne Heights in North Baltimore faces life in prison after being found guilty Monday of second-degree…

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The Hanover Street bridge was temporarily closed Monday after it was discovered grating was missing on some sections, according to the Baltimore Department of Transportation.

Department spokesman German Vigil said inspectors were notified around 10:30 a.m. for potential structural issues on the…

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An oversupply of ultraluxury ranches is on the market, as John Wayne-loving baby boomers look to downsize their once-prized Wild West lifestyle.

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Nearly one in four homeowners say they haven’t taken measures to protect their properties against extreme weather as hurricane season gets underway.

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The governors of Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and New Hampshire are planning to meet to discuss transportation issues.

Republican Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is hosting the National Governors Association infrastructure summit in Boston on Monday and Tuesday.

Gov….

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A Maryland police chief says seven adults were injured when shots were fired at a child’s birthday party a few miles southeast of the nation’s capital.

Prince George’s County police Cpl. Nicholas Clayton tells The Associated Press that the shooting occurred Saturday night near the Camp Springs…

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This weekend’s cool weather — the coolest in three months — comes at the end of what has been one of the Baltimore region’s hottest summers in years.

Temperatures reached only 74 degrees at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport amid dreary weather on Friday, about 10 degrees…

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When a hacker shut down Baltimore City Hall’s computers in May, most worries were understandably focused on how the government was going to operate vital functions such as employee email, processing real estate transactions and electronic payments for fines and water billing.

One city website that…

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A proposal is advancing to deposit dredge spoils from the Port of Baltimore onto two eroding Chesapeake Bay islands.

Federal and state officials agreed on a plan to launch design and engineering work this year to restore Barren and James islands. The islands and others around the middle portion…

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Key players in the ongoing labor dispute and financial struggles at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra met in Annapolis Friday for an awkward discussion of the institution’s future.

A work group created by the Maryland General Assembly brought together representatives of the musicians, management…

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Phoenix continues to outpace other large metros in having the largest rental hikes for single-family homes.

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Households that refinanced in the second quarter of 2019 will save an average of $1,700 a year, or about $140 each month.

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Jacquelyn Williams has lived at Brooklyn Homes for the last 12 years. When she was in Baltimore County earlier this summer and saw their “huge” recycling cans, she wondered why her community didn’t have those?

“It keeps the trash and rodents down and it’s better for the environment,” she said.

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Most members of the Maryland Racing Commission are financially invested in the sport they govern, including several who have won cash awards from a state program managed by the panel, a Baltimore Sun investigation has found.

Maryland law for three decades has allowed no more than four members of…

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Are you providing the appropriate information and resources for millennial prospects curious about home buying?

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Net-zero energy homes may have a bigger presence in the housing market as more consumers lean into their options, a new survey shows.

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Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said Wednesday that he’s “seriously considering” a run for governor in 2022.

“I haven’t made my mind up completely,” Franchot said in an interview. The Democrat, who is often at odds with members of his own party, intends to make a decision on a gubernatorial…

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A Republican state senator from Baltimore County is aiming to take on longtime U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger.

Sen. Johnny Ray Salling, who is in his second term representing the southeastern part of the county, plans to launch his campaign for the GOP nomination to challenge Ruppersberger…

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“Falling mortgage rates are improving housing affordability and nudging buyers into the market,” says NAR’s chief economist. Read more from NAR’s latest housing report.

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A survey from the American Institute of Architects shows outdoor access is among the most desired kitchen features.

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When gunfire rang out at Frederick Douglass High in February, the sprawling West Baltimore school was ordered to go on lockdown.

But inside that aging building, many classroom doors had broken locks.

The shooting at Douglass — in which a hall monitor was injured by a student’s irate relative —…

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Former House Speaker Paul Ryan is moving his family from his hometown of Janesville, Wisconsin, to a house in a Washington, D.C., suburb less than a year after he retired from Congress saying he wanted to spend more time with his children.

Ryan spokesman Kevin Seifert said Tuesday that Ryan and…

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One real estate pro got a professionally produced track—named “Two Rivers”—and accompanying music video to pay tribute to the small town where she works in Lyons, Colo.

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What’s making rooms look smaller or less inviting? These solutions can help tweak the problematic elements inside a home.

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Democrats vowed Monday to move forward with finding funding for an overhaul to make Maryland schools “world class,” rejecting Gov. Larry Hogan’s remarks to county officials that raised the specter of massive tax increases to pay for the plan’s goals.

Hogan warned those attending the Maryland Association…

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A Baltimore police car Monday collided with another vehicle while responding to a reported bank robbery at the University of Maryland Medical Center campus.

Officers received a report of a bank robbery in the unit block of S. Greene St. around 1:16 p.m. Monday, according to police spokesman detective…

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The guidance, which was released in April, sought to clarify documentation requirements for government entities that provide financial aid to home buyers.

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Small-town living isn’t always cheaper than urban life. In fact, in some burgs, residents may find it to be less expensive to live in a major metro area.

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The night before he was killed, Sherman Reed told his mother, “I’m going to go back to school, and I’m going to graduate,” she recalled.

In her last conversation with her son, Dorothy Reed told him she was proud of him.

The next day, she heard Reed didn’t pick up his 8-year-old son from camp nor…

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People, aside from oyster researchers and farmers, likely won’t feel the impact for at least another 18 months.

But, eventually, everyone will know just how bad a year it has been for Maryland oysters.

Maryland could see smaller, and fewer, oysters this year. You can blame all that…

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Gov. Larry Hogan said Saturday that he won’t support big tax increases to pay for a major education funding plan.

Hogan, speaking at a conference of county officials, noted the concern local officials have expressed about the costs associated with proposals under consideration by a state commission…

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Baltimore Police have arrested a 44-year-old woman in connection with the death of a man found beaten inside his Elwood Park-Monument home Friday.

Police arrested Grace Agnant of the 500 block of N. Clinton St. and charged her with first-degree murder after a 47-year-old man was found dead Friday…

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A Delaware man has filed a complaint that the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board improperly held part of a meeting behind closed doors last month.

The Baltimore Sun reported last week that the handgun board held closed hearings on two requests for concealed-carry permits on July 22, even though…

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Morgan State’s Board of Regents approved a plan this week for the Baltimore-based university to build more campus housing to accommodate its growing student body.

Hundreds more students are flocking to the state’s largest historically black university. Between 2013 and this fall, Morgan State University’s…

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Homebuilders are starting to lower their prices to better cater to growing demand for smaller, more affordable homes.

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A lush lawn can help improve a home’s aesthetics, if homeowners avoid these two common mistakes.

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Ridership on Baltimore’s free Charm City Circulator shuttles nosedived by nearly half in the last fiscal year, following a shake-up in bus vendors that resulted in a shortage of buses and gaps in service, and the launch of dockless electric scooters in the city.

Passengers took about 1.27 million…

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When John Rourke arrives Thursday in Baltimore with a team of sanitation workers from Florida and New York, he won’t have to look far to find trash to collect and vacant lots to clear. The trash hauler was inspired to tidy up the city after President Donald Trump criticized it as a place where…

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The rapper has until Sept. 13 to bring his “dome-like” desert housing for low-income California residents up to code.

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See how your city ranks among 75 metros when factoring in rent costs, average utility and internet costs, fuel prices, and food.

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A Baltimore Police detective who gave conflicting testimony during the trial of a man accused of killing 7-year-old Taylor Hayes has a pending drunken-driving related case, court records show.

Sgt. Kevin T. Brown, 43, of Aberdeen was charged with driving a Baltimore City vehicle while under the…

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Family members of 4-year-old Malachi Lawson gathered early Tuesday morning praying and embracing one another before his small white casket with gold accents, that was flanked with red and white flowers.

Mourners gathered to remember the child — whose mother and her wife have been charged in his…

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City Councilman Eric Costello called Greater Baltimore Urban League president Tiffany Majors last week to ask a favor on behalf of the Baltimore Police: Could detectives use the nonprofit’s West Side headquarters to conduct covert surveillance of suspected drug dealing in an adjacent apartment…

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The remaining lanes of Pratt Street in Baltimore reopened to traffic Monday, according to the city Department of Transportation — more than a month after a water main break shut down light rail traffic and caused massive traffic delays downtown.

MTA doesn’t want you to see footage of…

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Millennials are the most likely generation to choose housing as an investment to build wealth, according to a Bankrate survey.

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“We committed to significant investments that will help every family have a warm, safe, and dry place to call home,” governor says.

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The Baltimore police union is soliciting donations for the family of the off-duty sergeant injured in a shooting in Northeast Baltimore Thursday.

Sgt. Isaac Carrington, 43, was shot about 3:30 p.m. in an attempted robbery outside his home in the 5600 block of Summerfield Ave. in Frankford, according…

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A funeral service for 4-year-old Malachi Lawson will be held Tuesday at Mount Zion Apostolic Faith Church, a family member said Saturday.

The child — whose mother and her wife have been charged in his death — will be buried in a Woodlawn cemetery. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the church…

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At least six people were shot overnight — and survived — in Baltimore, including a 15-year-old boy who was on the porch of a home along two adults.

Baltimore police said the first overnight shooting was at 11:18 p.m. Friday in the southwest part of the city. Officers were flagged down by an unidentified…

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Two senior managers at the city’s IT office — including one who previously served as its acting director — have been replaced as Baltimore continues to recover from a ransomware attack that crippled its computer systems.

A third employee, a bureau chief in the finance department who was in charge…

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Two people were taken into custody Friday after a massive search by Baltimore City and Baltimore County police in the Lansdowne area in connection with the shooting of an off-duty Baltimore officer who remains in critical condition, a city police spokesman said.

The search is part of the investigating…

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A new standard mortgage application form was due out in less than a year, but several entities have requested more changes.

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The victim, a real estate agent, says she believes the intentions of the visitor—who was carrying a knife—were “deadly.”

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Thursday named a senior FBI agent with a long history of investigating public corruption as his new deputy commissioner in charge of the Public Integrity Bureau, which oversees officer misconduct investigations.

Brian Nadeau, the Assistant Special…

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In U.S. Rep. Elijah Cumming’s first major speech since Republican President Donald Trump’s dayslong series of tweets disparaging his congressional district as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess,” the Baltimore Democrat called on reporters to check out the former South Carolina district…

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Several technology companies have stepped up to dedicate millions toward improving affordable housing. But some analysts say their efforts are still falling short.

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There are still “pockets across the nation where foreclosure activity is seeing some flare-ups,” according to a new report.

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Malachi Lawson, the 4-year-old whose mother and her wife are facing charges after he was found dead in a Baltimore dumpster, was returned to them by state child welfare officials several months after being removed from their care in 2016, according to his former foster mother.

The call asking whether…

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Meteorologists are warning storms could bring damaging winds and large hail across the Baltimore region Wednesday afternoon. In the city, officials were preparing for the possibility of more flooding a day after a storm dumped more than 5 inches of rain.

Storms they said were capable of producing…

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“The impact of the labor shortage on home prices is significant, as it’s contributing to the … serious problem of housing affordability,” builders note.

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Real estate pros appear to be overwhelmingly proud of the service they provide to clients, but there are certain aspects of the job they don’t like.

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The Central Scholarship nonprofit is expected Wednesday evening to announce the inaugural winner of the scholarship established in memory of former Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

The four-year, $44,000 scholarship will recognize the “academic and community achievements” of a Baltimore…

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On the second floor of Baltimore’s City Hall, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young was holding his regular news conference, doling out updates from his administration to news cameras and reporters. At the same time, two floors up, City Council President Brandon Scott was setting forth a wide-ranging policy…

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Real estate professionals have an important role in encouraging homeowners to seek multiple offers when choosing a mortgage.

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There’s some slight prep work that your moving clients need to get done ahead of time.

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Many a morning, 58-year-old Millie Jefferson finds herself outside her home in West Baltimore, sweeping her front steps and picking up trash on her block. Monday, she had some unexpected visitors.

Dozens of volunteers gathered near her home on North Fulton Avenue and started bagging garbage and…

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Officer Scott Steven led the Baltimore Police Department’s newest recruits through their first day of training with the intensity of a drill sergeant. In the parking lot of the city’s Police Academy, Steven pushed the group through a rapid sequence of push-ups, flutter kicks and sit-ups.

Then he…

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Landscapers say they see homeowners repeatedly making these mistakes in yard design.

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Homeowners in close proximity to Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, or Aldi report higher resale values than typical sellers, according to a new study.

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Nightly closures are planned in the Harbor Tunnel this week, and Maryland transportation officials are warning drivers to be prepared for delays.

The northbound portion of the tunnel will be closed from 10 p.m. Sunday to 4:30 a.m. Sunday, and then from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., Monday night through…

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Nine people, including a child in critical condition, were taken to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center on Sunday when high levels of carbon monoxide were reported in three Edgemere homes, Baltimore County fire officials said.

The invisible, odorless and potentially deadly gas built up in a…

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After a week of President Donald Trump leveling criticisms of Baltimore and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the congressman said he would welcome the president to come visit.

“I’d love for him to sit down and talk to the doctors at Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland and see the beautiful…

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The driver of a tractor-trailer heading west on Interstate 695 hit his brakes hard Saturday, to avoid plowing into two colliding cars, and his truck ended up suspended 10 feet above oncoming traffic, police said.

The crash involved two passenger cars and the truck, Maryland State Police Sgt. Arthur…

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U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings provided details Friday of a break-in at his Baltimore home last weekend, saying he scared the intruder away by yelling.

President Donald Trump alluded to the incident with a new tweet Friday morning: “Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed….

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Two men were shot, one fatally, overnight Thursday in separate shootings in Baltimore.

Just after 10 p.m., Baltimore Police said officers were called to the 5300 block of Fernpark Ave. for a shooting.

When Northwestern District officers arrived, they found a 48-year-old man shot multiple times…

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FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery says the move to limit those who qualify is to protect borrowers’ home equity and guard against further taxpayer losses in the FHA program.

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Find out how lenders stack up based on customer satisfaction rankings from J.D. Power.

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Hail as large as nickels and quarters fell as a storm passed over the Baltimore region Thursday afternoon.

The National Weather Service received reports of hail 1 inch across near Severn in Anne Arundel County and 0.88 inches across in the Rossville area of eastern Baltimore County.

Pea-sized hail…

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We’re not really talking about rats, are we? Or rather, we’re not only talking about rats.

“Our president has an extraordinary ability to find the nastiest way to get back at someone,” Alan Mallach, a researcher of blight in Baltimore, observes dryly.

All glinting eyes and flicking tails as they…

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Kitchen islands have become the focal point in many homes, and there are plenty of reasons why real estate pros are spotlighting them in their listings.

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Pinpoint opportunities for investor clients with data and charts.

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Court-ordered mediation in a case that’s pitted supporters of historically black colleges against the state of Maryland for 13 years has ended without resolution once again.

A coalition of advocates accused the state in 2006 of fostering segregation by allowing well-funded academic programs at…

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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson came to Baltimore Wednesday to tout the Trump administration’s efforts to improve urban areas. But Carson ran into trouble when his entourage was kicked off the Southwest Baltimore property where they planned to hold a press…

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday alleged billions of dollars in federal aid to Baltimore has been “wasted” and “stolen,” continuing his days-long criticism of the city and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings.

Trump spoke to reporters as he prepared to leave the White House en route to a historical commemoration…

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Baltimore trash collectors working 10-hour shifts are allowed to finish their work day or begin collecting overtime after finishing one route, “regardless of how quickly the route was completed”— leading to taxpayers paying thousands of dollars in unnecessary overtime, according to a report released…

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Most buyers have to face a hard reality: They can’t expect to get everything they want in the home they buy.

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Homeowners are staying put in their properties longer, but the length of homeownership tenure varies geographically, according to a new study.

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Baltimore’s chief brand officer, Sarah Schaffer, rallied her team at Visit Baltimore — the city’s destination sales and marketing arm — early Saturday, almost immediately after President Donald Trump punched “Tweet” on his electronic missive denigrating Charm City.

Schaffer said a flurry of texts,…

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Activist and media personality the Rev. Al Sharpton criticized President Donald Trump, who has posted multiple tweets bashing Baltimore and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, while attending an home ownership event at a city church.

“He has a particular venom for blacks and people of color,” Sharpton said…

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A home often has to be show-ready in a hurry when a buyer calls with a tour request. Here are some secret ways to do it.

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2020 could mark a big year for young adults who will enter their prime homebuying years.

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President Donald Trump called Rep. Elijah Cummings “racist” in a Sunday afternoon tweet as the Republican president continued his attacks against Cummings and Baltimore on Sunday.

In the tweet, Trump wrote that if Cummings “would focus more of his energy on helping the good people of his district,…

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While President Donald Trump was firing off his latest round of tweets Sunday criticizing U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, the congressman was home in his district attending church and listening to a sermon about putting change into action.

On Saturday, Trump elicited anger from some Baltimore residents…

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President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to demand an investigation into Maryland’s 7th congressional district in a series of tweets criticizing U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland.

Trump’s tweets appear to be related to a congressional hearing on July 18 over conditions at…

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Officials and political commentators nationwide Saturday are coming to the defense of Baltimore and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings after President Donald Trump called Baltimore a “disgusting,” “rodent infested mess” in a series of tweets Saturday morning.

“Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully,…

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Video footage released by Baltimore Police late Thursday night revealed that a 59-year-old civilian employee of the department had his religious head wear knocked off before three people brutally assaulted him Wednesday morning.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations gathered community advocates…

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Police have made an arrest in connection with last week’s armed robbery of a deputy police commissioner and his wife, a Baltimore Police spokesman confirmed Friday.

Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were robbed at gunpoint near Patterson Park around 9 p.m. July 19, police said. While…

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Although the risk has dropped “significantly” in recent months, the threat remains high in some locales.

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The lower rate impact should soon translate into more home sales, says Freddie Mac’s chief economist.

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Nearly three weeks after a water main break closed portions of Howard and Pratt streets several lanes are expected to reopen this Friday — for two days, according to a release from the Baltimore Department of Transportation.

Transportation officials said they are reopening the lanes because of…

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In preparation for the 2020 census, the Baltimore mayor’s office has released an outreach plan that includes a digital campaign, community events and partnerships with the police department, the school system and the city’s immigration office

After having one of the lowest participation rates in…

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From the showerhead to the towel rack, it’s the little changes that can have some of the biggest impact.

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The number of transactions rebounded in June, but builders warn that housing affordability concerns persist.

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The Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office has found a police officer was justified in the fatal shooting at Duke’s Motel in Rosedale on July 6.

Officers responded to a shooting in the 1700 block of Winding Brook Way around 5 a.m. after 37-year-old Rashawna Jenkins called 911 saying that her…

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Comptroller Peter Franchot used his influential perch at the Board of Public Works Wednesday to press the Maryland Transit Administration over the progress of repairs to Baltimore light rail stops.

The state-run light rail in Baltimore has halted service to more than a dozen stops due to the combination…

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The markets poised to appreciate the most over the next year are dominated by small to modest-sized metros.

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The retailing giant and Realogy have partnered for a new program that matches consumers to agents and offers thousands of dollars in free smart-home tech.

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NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explains why existing-home sales dipped in June despite low mortgage rates and a record number of jobs in the U.S.

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Two people were shot, one fatally, overnight Monday, within 15 minutes of each other in Baltimore, police said Tuesday morning.

Around 10:45 p.m., Southern district officers were called to the 3300 block of Round Road for a shooting. When officers arrived in the Cherry Hill neighborhood, police…

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Tradepoint Atlantic in Baltimore County will become the site of Maryland’s first offshore wind staging center thanks to a new partnership with Ørsted U.S. Offshore Wind.

Both companies shared the announcement at a press conference Tuesday at the former Sparrows Point steel mill, which was acquired…

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Realtor.com® just launched a wave of advertisements that set out to debunk TV-fueled stereotypes in homebuying.

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A possible tornado was moving through Carroll County moving toward northeastern Baltimore County on Monday afternoon, as severe storms developed across Central Maryland.

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for those areas at 3:35 p.m., extending it through 4 p.m.

Anyone in an…

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Daniel Murphy, the Baltimore Police deputy commissioner who was robbed at gunpoint while out with his wife Friday night, is a civilian employee who doesn’t carry a gun or badge, a police spokesman said Monday.

Murphy and his family relocated from New Orleans to Baltimore earlier this year after…

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Make the heart of your listing stand out. Avoid these blunders that could lessen the appeal.

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Home builders say they are stretching their focus beyond higher-priced homes for move-up buyers.

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Baltimore Police Sgt. Billy Shiflett, who was wounded in a fatal shooting at a methadone clinic last week, was expected to be released from the hospital Sunday afternoon, police said.

Police officers planned to line the street outside the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center to greet Shiflett…

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A quadruple shooting in Northwest Baltimore late Saturday portended a violent eight hours in the city that left a total of nine people shot, two of them fatally, overnight, police said.

A 27-year old man was pronounced dead following the quadruple shooting about 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2800…

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One of Baltimore’s newest deputy police commissioners and his wife were robbed at gunpoint Friday night near Patterson Park, police said.

Deputy Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were approached around 9 p.m. by four men in a large white SUV at the 2200 block of East Pratt Street, police…

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A man was fatally stabbed and three people were shot in separate overnight incidents, Baltimore police said Saturday.

Just before midnight, a 35-year-old man was found suffering from stab wounds in the the 500 block of North Eutaw Street. The man was unresponsive and taken to the University of…

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A former National Security Agency contractor from Glen Burnie was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison for stealing nearly half a billion classified NSA documents over two decades.

Glen Burnie resident Harold Martin III, 54, was arrested in 2016 after FBI agents raided his home in search of…

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A pilot suffered a shoulder injury Friday after his plane flipped while trying to land at the Ocean City Municipal Airport, Maryland State Police said.

The crash occurred at about noon with police describing it as a “mishap” on Twitter.

The pilot successfully took off from the airport but thought…

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Smart thermostat controls, water-conserving technology, and internet-connected products are entering more bathroom design.

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Rates still remain at multiyear lows and are keeping borrowing costs low for those shopping for homes this summer.

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Temperatures are forecast to surge toward 100 degrees around Baltimore into the weekend amid oppressive humidity, prompting the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat advisory from Friday through the weekend, and city officials to extend a “Code Red” heat advisory through Monday.

Beginning…

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The longest economic expansion in the nation’s history—now running at 10 years—may be nearing an end. But real estate could still save it.

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Seventy percent of homeowners say they’re not currently living in their ideal area. Here‘s what they‘re looking for.

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The heat index surged to 100 degrees for a second consecutive day in and around Baltimore on Wednesday, and was forecast to go even higher in the coming days as a potentially deadly heat wave roils two-thirds of the United States.

Temperatures reached 95 degrees by 1 p.m. Wednesday at Baltimore-Washington…

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Oregon just became the 12th state to mandate Holocaust education in its schools — a list that doesn’t include Maryland, despite a lawmaker’s efforts to change that during the most recent General Assembly session.

Sen. Ben Kramer, a Montgomery County Democrat, introduced a bill that would’ve required…

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Whether it’s time to redefine your own habits or examine your brokerage’s tried-and-true methods, these reminders will help agents and brokers ensure quality business interactions.

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Homes are aging in the U.S., but don’t assume the age of a home is prompting more spending.

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David Caldwell had warned his family before: “If something happens to me, it’s probably gun-related,” his brother-in-law Layne Keatts Sr. remembers him saying.

His dark prediction came true. A gunman demanding methadone fatally shot Caldwell Monday at a Baltimore drug clinic before being killed…

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Maryland authorities are crediting an off-duty police officer with kicking in a front door and saving two people from a burning home.

News outlets report a police officer was off-the-clock when he rescued two people from the Colesville, Maryland, house Tuesday morning as he saw flames engulf the…

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Home buyers should be ready to face increased competition well into 2020.

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Those investing in real estate are planning to increase their buying in the elderly living segment over the next 12 months, a new report shows.

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Maryland authorities are investigating the discovery of two decapitated dogs.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Monday that the bodies of the black Labrador retrievers were found Sunday in a wooded area of Mechanicsville.

The sheriff’s office says animal control officers…

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Two people were killed and two others — including a Baltimore police sergeant — were injured Monday morning when an armed man entered a drug treatment center on Maryland Avenue in Charles North demanding access to methadone, police said.

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said Sgt. Billy Shiflett…

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A three-bedroom home made of 612,000 recycled plastic soda bottles can withstand winds up to 326 miles per hour.

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