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Authorities are investigating why a police officer in Maryland shot and killed a handcuffed man in the front passenger seat of a police cruiser.

The deadly shooting occurred Monday night during an apparent struggle inside the cruiser after Prince George’s County police officers responded to reports…

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Republican President Donald Trump blasted Fox News Tuesday for “trying to be so politically correct” by interviewing Democrat Chris Van Hollen, whom Trump called “the no name Senator from Maryland.”

Van Hollen appeared on the network — which the president often applauded in the past — and discussed…

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What are Baltimore’s most pressing issues?

Everybody who’s anybody has an answer for this question, particularly during an election year.

Last fall, city residents themselves got the chance to weigh in. More than 5,000 filled out a survey designed to capture their top priorities ahead of the 2020…

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said Monday it is preparing a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, following Maryland in seeking to force a federal crackdown on Pennsylvania for the pollution it sends downstream to the estuary.

The nonprofit said EPA must be held accountable to its…

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A new study aims to enumerate the premium for properties that have the strongest exterior aesthetics.

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Developers who take steps to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings may boost the properties’ value, a new study shows.

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A prominent trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital who survived being shot as a teen and advocates nationally for gun violence prevention says he recently had a “death threat” placed on the windshield of his car.

Dr. Joseph Sakran posted images of the alleged threat — a sheet of paper featuring…

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Two suspects are being sought in a string of robberies in Northwest Baltimore on Friday, including one that led to a struggle with a victim inside a Park Heights synagogue, Baltimore Police said.

About 7 p.m. Friday, the two suspects entered the Khal Chassidim Synagogue in the 6000 block of Park…

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Part of Baltimore’s Light Rail service was closed Saturday morning during a period of heavy rains as a result of a downed tree near Northern Parkway.

MTA spokesperson Veronica Battisti said the storm brought down a tree that then tangled in the overhead electric wires that feed power to the Light…

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Video of Thiru Vignarajah interacting with police during a late night traffic stop sparked debate over whether the mayoral candidate and former prosecutor was given special treatment when a police sergeant agreed to turn off his body-worn camera at Vignarajah’s request.

Vignarajah was pulled over…

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The Maryland House of Delegates will hold a hearing next week to investigate staffing conditions in the Maryland prisons where overtime has more than tripled in recent years.

Del. Maggie McIntosh, a Baltimore Democrat who is chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, said her committee would…

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An advisory board tasked with overseeing Baltimore’s inspector general’s office and assessing the appropriateness of its budget has never met since being written into the city charter in 2018, despite a legal requirement that it convene at least once a year, city officials acknowledged this week.

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There’s a wide variety of issues that can lead to building deficiencies. But the most common relate to poorly trained contractors, finds a new study.

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Purplebricks Canada has apologized after an internal company memo was publicized this week, offering employees paid days off in return for glowing reviews.

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As Lamar Jackson and the Ravens dazzled the NFL before a stunning playoff defeat, Gov. Larry Hogan invited a full roster of fellow Republican lawmakers, family members, law enforcement officials and executives of his company to join him in the governor’s suite at M&T Bank Stadium.

As part of leases…

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With the next national Census just a few months away, one of Maryland’s top lawmakers is raising alarms that Maryland may not be prepared to get an accurate count of its residents.

The state government’s Census director left in December and the state has been slow to develop an outreach plan and…

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Tensions can arise as more people take on roommates to try to curb rising living costs.

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In some metros, single women are achieving double-digit percentages in ownership.

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Second in a series of articles on candidates for the 7th Congressional District.

Jay Jalisi has had a bumpy road in his political career: a reprimand in the House of Delegates for being abusive to staff, a lawsuit by an ex-employee, a committee reassignment after his daughter secured a restraining…

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A former Canadian Armed Forces reservist who is linked to a violent white supremacist group will remain in custody after prosecutors said he discussed the planning of violence at a Virginia gun rally.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan said Wednesday that Patrik Mathews is a “very dangerous…

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Expect a notable pickup in home sales this year. Read more from NAR’s latest housing report.

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A Baltimore police sergeant told several people standing in front of a store to “move along” then “inadvertently” bumped shoulders with one of the men just before an altercation that left the officer banged up and three men charged with assaulting him, according to police charging documents.

After…

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A Delaware police officer has been convicted of misdemeanor misconduct in office, reportedly after failing to properly document use of force reports involving a potential hire at his previous job running a Maryland police department.

Camden Police Lt. Michael Petyo pleaded guilty to the charge…

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Older Americans may not realize that they can still qualify for a mortgage.

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Some locales offer better financial opportunities and more affordable housing for couples starting out in married life.

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December new-construction gains were the highest in 13 years.

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Baltimore police on Monday said they’d arrested a third person in connection with an assault on a city police officer that was captured on video, showing citizens kicking the officer while he was detaining another man.

In a news release Monday, police said they had arrested 23-year-old Zayne Abdullah…

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His life ended quietly, in the cold, huddled in the entrance of a Mount Vernon restaurant, where Dwight Claxton’s body was found by police Friday morning.

Apparently estranged from his family, the homeless Navy veteran died alone but was broadly mourned by his Mount Vernon neighbors, who knew him…

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The coldest weather of the new year is here. Overnight, wind chills could drop to the single digits, triggering a “Code Blue” advisory in Baltimore.

Temperatures are forecast to drop into the 20s on Sunday night, settling around 20 degrees by early morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But with…

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City officials on Saturday condemned a viral video that captured a Baltimore Police sergeant being kicked by onlookers as he struggled to restrain a male on the ground Friday night.

“I am outraged, as any resident of Baltimore should be, by this incident,” Commissioner Michael Harrison said in…

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A 73-year-old woman injured in a midday exchange of gunfire in Southwest Baltimore earlier this month died Saturday, city police said.

The woman was shot in the stomach at about 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6 in the 1800 block of Hollins St., near Bon Secours Hollins Terrace, a senior apartment complex where…

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The inmate at the Jessup prison made clear what he planned to do to correctional officer Farouqah Kukoyi.

“I’m gonna mess you up,” Kukoyi recalls hearing the man say before he attacked her from behind in Maryland’s severely understaffed prison system. Caught off-guard but lucky, the eight-year…

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Baltimore has been called a home to witness intimidation, and city leaders blame the rampant gun violence in part on a street culture of “stop snitching.”

Still, prosecutors say they have been unable to lock up the people threatening witnesses because standards are too high to use a controversial…

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The online retail giant has sparked a debate over whether econimic incentives are a smart way for cities and states to attract jobs and development.

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Share this financial breakdown with clients so they understand what they’re paying for at the closing table.

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An FBI arrest affidavit accuses three men, two from Maryland, of being white supremacists who possessed a machine gun and smuggled a like-minded colleague into the country from Canada. They were charged after authorities became concerned they were heading to an upcoming gun rights rally in Virginia,…

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The first campaign finance reports for the 2020 election cycle were due Wednesday at midnight, and one thing is abundantly clear: There’s a lot of money flowing into Baltimore’s crowded mayoral race.

Democrats running for mayor in deep-blue Baltimore have collectively raised more than $2.3 million

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The real estate giant has launched a “What Moves Her” initiative to encourage women to aim high in the business.

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Why some analysts believe the availability of more high-end units could lead to more options for lower-income renters.

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A man was fatally shot outside of Royal Farms Arena in the heart of downtown Baltimore Wednesday afternoon, police confirmed.

A citizen notified a bike officer of a shooting at 12:35 p.m. in the 200 block of Baltimore St., police spokesman detective Jeremy Silbert said.

The victim was taken to…

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan submitted his proposed $47.9 billion state budget Wednesday that was well-received by lawmakers from both parties. Over the coming weeks, lawmakers will pore through the details of the budget. Here are some initial highlights of the governor’s plan.

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Burnes Garrison, 60, was tucked soundly asleep in bed at her Patterson Park home. It was the middle of the night after all, about 2:30 on a Sunday morning.

Then the shooting started.

Garrison recalled hearing five shots, and that they scared her. Only later would she learn that three women had…

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Baltimore County police are investigating why officers threw a 76-year-old woman to the ground during an arrest, Chief Melissa Hyatt said Tuesday.

WBAL-TV obtained cellphone video footage that showed the arrest of Rena Mellerson on Friday afternoon at her Gwynn Oak house. The footage, broadcast…

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Learn a few tips for keeping this metallic material looking polished at your showings.

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The U.S. Census Bureau has designated NAR a national partner for the upcoming census.

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Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young signed a bill Monday that bans retailers’ use of plastic bags, saying he was proud Baltimore is “leading the way in creating cleaner neighborhoods and waterways.”

The law will prohibit grocers and other retailers from giving out plastic bags, and requiring them to…

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An elite private school in Owings Mills has fired the head of its middle school after finding inappropriate behavior that violated the school’s code of conduct for personnel.

McDonogh School officials notified parents late last week that middle school head Darren Ford had been let go after the…

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Some homeowners find that moving to a smaller home after their supersized digs has some downsides.

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Realtor.com® releases its latest list of top housing markets, and several smaller cities are moving up in the ranks.

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A Prince George’s County judge on Friday sentenced a man to 30 years in prison for the fatal stabbing in Laurel that happened nearly 15 years ago.

The 2005 killing of 20-year-old Brian Moses had gone unsolved for more than a decade when police in 2016 reopened the case and arrested Michael Duvall,…

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A 28-year-old woman died and four other people were injured by gunfire Saturday morning, according to Baltimore police.

At about 2:30 a.m., police responded to a reported shooting in the 700 block of N. Patterson Park Ave. Officers found three women — ages 23, 27 and 28 — suffering from apparent…

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A private motor coach collided with a pickup truck on Friday shortly before 6:30 p.m. in Sparrows Point, sending a dozen people to the hospital, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department.

All 12 people were taken to the hospital but none of the injuries were life-threatening, according…

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Six U.S. senators and more than a dozen members of Congress are demanding the Environmental Protection Agency take “immediate steps” to show the agency will hold states accountable to a Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan, and gave it two weeks to answer questions about whether the Trump administration…

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Baltimore Police on Friday announced an arrest in the killing of woman who was shot while working behind the counter at a Patterson Park area corner store last month.

Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announced the arrest in the death of Carmen Rodriguez, 35, who was killed three days before…

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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage falls to its lowest level in three months as investors retreat to safer money markets.

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The association’s president, Vince Malta, says proposed policy changes will help to alleviate housing shortages.

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The brokerage’s “Exclusive Look” program enables its salespeople to market limited exposure listings while honoring NAR’s Clear Cooperation policy.

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Baltimore will soon officially ban retailers’ use of plastic bags in an effort to crack down on pollution.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young plans to sign the legislation into law Monday during an event at the Inner Harbor’s National Aquarium, according to a spokesman. It will go into effect in 2021.

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It’s forecast to feel more like April than January in Baltimore this weekend as a surge of warm and humid air raises temperatures more than 20 degrees above normal and delivers potentially stormy weather.

After cold conditions Thursday give way to milder conditions Friday, highs are forecast to…

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Ocean City officials announced Tuesday that its annual Sunfest will be moved to a different date this year to avoid conflicts with an unofficial car show that the mayor said placed the town “under siege and in danger.”

Town officials said Sunfest will be held Oct. 1-4, straying from the 46-year…

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As Maryland’s lawmakers opened their annual legislative session on Wednesday, House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne A. Jones said they would investigate Gov. Larry Hogan’s business dealings.

Jones, a Democrat, said a subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee would look into Hogan’s business affairs…

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The first open houses of the year are drawing out the crowds, as buyers are drawn to the lowest mortgage rates since October.

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Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza “has earned the respect of America’s housing industry,” says NAR President Vince Malta.

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With shovels in hand, city and state officials broke ground at Rash Field Tuesday in honor of the first phase of the park’s planned redevelopment effort.

The long-anticipated redesign of the park, which began as early as 2013 amid talks of reshaping Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into a 21st century…

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Baltimore’s top elected officials got a pay raise as of Jan. 1, boosting Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s annual salary from roughly $185,000 to almost $190,000.

The mayor, City Council and members of the liquor board are entitled to an automatic 2.5% pay increase if any union employees receive…

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A 73-year-old woman was found with a gunshot wound to the stomach Monday in the 1800 block of Hollins St. in South Baltimore , according to police.

Officers were called to the scene around 11:32 a.m. The woman was later taken to the hospital for treatment. Police did not specify the woman’s condition.

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The Baltimore region could see some snow during the Tuesday evening commute as a low-pressure system heads east.

A mix of rain and snow is forecast to move into Central Maryland from around midday into the afternoon hours. Temperatures are forecast in the upper 30s, potentially cold enough for…

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Housing Administration are now backing larger mortgages. See how much higher the increases are.

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There’s been an overall decrease in domestic relocations from 2018 to 2019, according to Atlas Van Lines.

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Two people were arrested Thursday in the shooting of a 13-year-old girl in the back at the end of November in East Baltimore, police said.

Baltimore Police said Lasheena Stewart, 37, and Antwan Newton, 19, are facing several charges, including attempted first-degree murder. Police said the East…

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About 60 strong, the group of mostly African American men walked the streets of East Baltimore on Saturday, talking with residents on porches, greeting drivers at stoplights, handing out flyers about jobs, drug treatment and family support. They invited passers-by to join their growing ranks.

“We’re…

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Baltimore County Police arrested a man who they say fatally stabbed a woman in the county’s first homicide of the year a day earlier.

Jimmy Foye Sr., 60, is facing a first-degree murder charge, according to a police news release. No attorney was listed for Foye in online court records.

Police said…

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and the state’s comptroller have reached a deal needed to move forward with a public-private partnership to ease traffic congestion around the nation’s capital.

Hogan announced the deal Friday with Comptroller Peter Franchot. They represent two out of three votes on Maryland…

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Headed into the start of Maryland’s 441st General Assembly session Wednesday, the legislature’s two new leaders are trying to pull off a historic feat: Pass sweeping reforms aimed at greatly improving the state’s public schools — and do it without a massive tax increase.

In interviews with The…

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Maryland’s 188 state lawmakers open their annual 90-day General Assembly session Wednesday at the State House in Annapolis. From education reform to thoroughbred racing to sports betting, here’s a look at at some of the key issues they’ll be facing.

New leadership

State senators and delegates will…

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Three systems will consolidate this month with the California Regional MLS.

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The first state law requiring new homes to have rooftop solar panels took effect Jan. 1.

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If you’re taking down your Christmas tree and live wreaths and garland, but you’re not sure what to do with it, we’ve got you covered.

Make sure to remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel and other decorations. They don’t make for good mulch.

And keep in mind: Wrapping paper, cards and some packaging…

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A measure banning a family member from serving as a legislative candidate’s campaign treasurer will be introduced in Maryland, the state’s House speaker said Thursday, after a former lawmaker and her daughter pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud for improper use of campaign funds last year.

House…

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Clients could capitalize on the added storage potential, especially if the space is cramped or doesn’t have a closet.

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Healthcare facilities are stepping up to help find solutions for the rise in homelessness plaguing cities across the country.

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Baltimore ended 2019 with 348 homicides on record, according to data compiled by The Baltimore Sun.

The year had already set a grim record of 57 killings per 100,000 people, the city’s worst homicide rate on record. Then, killings went on for eight more days.

Monday night, police found three men…

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Baltimore police have arrested a 16-year-old girl accused of making a threat on social media against her school, Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School in East Baltimore.

She’s charged with making a threat of mass violence, according a post by the police department on its Facebook page.

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Blood stained the front steps of a home on New Year’s Eve in North Baltimore, where three people were killed and another was injured Monday night, police said — the second multiple shooting in the final two weeks of the city’s deadliest year in recent memory.

As of Tuesday morning, 347 people have…

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Baltimore police announced Tuesday a $4,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the killing of 21-year-old hair salon owner Destiny Harrison.

Harrison was fatally shot in her hair salon on a Saturday night in the McElderry Park neighborhood of Southeast Baltimore.

Harrison was found…

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The use of algorithms in online mortgage lending may help reduce discrimination against some minority groups, according to a recent study.

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The accused companies charged consumers advance fees and instructed them to cut all contact with their lenders, the FTC argued.

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The Anne Arundel County Police SWAT team was tied up on a protective detail with the Secret Service on Friday afternoon, prompting the FBI to respond to a family disturbance call that ended with an allegedly suicidal man fatally shot by officers.

It was the first shooting involving Baltimore-area…

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Few things interrupt the regularly-scheduled workday in Baltimore quite like the appearance of a magnificent double rainbow.

Baltimoreans of all walks of life paused Monday afternoon to photograph and share images of the multi-colored, city-spanning light beams. Some said it offered a moment of…

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Suburban office campuses are using ideas for indoor and outdoor communal spaces like you’d find at universities to attract a young workforce.

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Only 15% sold for the original asking price in the second quarter of this year. Sellers may need to start getting real about their home’s worth.

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A Maryland man was held without bond on Saturday after being charged in the death of a 2-year-old girl from the beginning of 2019.

Police in Havre de Grace announced that officers had arrested Brenton John Mills, 25, on Friday at his home in Edgewood without incident. He was charged with second-degree…

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Baltimore police responded Saturday night to a report of breaking and entering in the city’s southwest Beechfield neighborhood expecting the worst. They arrived at the scene prepared to clear the home and confront an intruder.

Instead, officers found a large, male deer — anxious and hopelessly…

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An armed man, described by Anne Arundel County police as angry and “extremely agitated,” was fatally shot by law enforcement Friday evening in Linthicum, ending a nearly three-hour standoff with police and the FBI.

The man was not immediately identified. His death was confirmed by Anne Arundel…

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Richard J. Poster served time for possessing child pornography, violated his probation by having contact with children, admitted masturbating in the bushes near a church school and in 2005 was put on a sex offender registry. And yet the former Catholic priest was only just this month added to a…

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Four people were hospitalized with serious or life-threatening injuries after a multivehicle crash that shut down a portion of Interstate 83 South on Friday afternoon, the altimore County Fire Department said.

The car accident occurred around 12:45 p.m. between Ruxton Road and Northern Parkway,…

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A 7-month-old’s death is being investigated as a homicide after a medical examiner’s office ruled she died from blunt force trauma, Baltimore Police said Friday.

Police said Harlem Phillips was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital on Sunday around 10 p.m., unconscious and unresponsive after reportedly…

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Living room layouts enabling greater social interaction, as well as design accents like built-ins, were big trends this year.

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A 26-year-old man was shot and killed in the parking lot of the Southern Dreams Realty office in Lexington, S.C.

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As Baltimore struggles to fight unrelenting crime amid turnover at the police department and in the mayor’s office, City Solicitor Andre Davis is resigning, saying Thursday he has “run out of fuel.”

Democratic Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he accepted Davis’ resignation, effective March 1.

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A Middle River man fatally stabbed a man after he had been told his wife and the victim were having an affair, charging documents allege.

Carlos Alexander Chavez-Alvarez, 37, is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center on a charge of first-degree murder, online court records…

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Julia White finished decorating her Christmas tree Monday night, carefully placing ornaments she’d picked up earlier that day with images of her son, Ka’Ron Taylor, on prominent boughs.

Wearing a red and white Christmas sweater in her bedecked home, White was trying to make it feel like the holidays…

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Baltimore police say a man was shot in the city’s Upton neighborhood Tuesday night.

In a news release, the department wrote that officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1500 block of Shields Place at 7:22 p.m.

Upon arriving, they found a man who’d been shot in his body, the department…

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The serial sex offender was unapologetic. He described the night of his crimes as a party, not an assault inside a vacant rowhouse. Chief Judge Wanda Keyes Heard just listened.

She had prosecuted sex crimes in the 1980s, putting away some of Baltimore’s most depraved men. Now, as judge, came one…

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Robert T. Brown pulled an oyster shell from a pile freshly harvested by a dredger from the Chesapeake Bay and talked enthusiastically about the larvae attached — a sign of a future generation critical to the health of the nation’s largest estuary.

On an overcast November morning, he culled market-sized…

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Economists credit low mortgage rates, low unemployment, and strong income growth for the sales uptick.

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Cheryl Glenn, the Baltimore Democrat who abruptly resigned her long-held seat in the Maryland House of Delegates last week, has been charged with bribery and wire fraud, federal prosecutors said Monday.

U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said Glenn accepted $33,750 in bribes in exchange for several actions:…

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A woman was fatally shot inside a beauty salon Saturday evening in the McElderry Park neighborhood of southeast Baltimore.

Baltimore Police say they responded to the 200 block of N. Milton Ave. around 6:12 p.m. for a report of a shooting. Officers found an adult woman suffering from gunshot wounds…

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Baltimore Police on Sunday said a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in East Baltimore’s McElderry Park neighborhood on Saturday around 9:10 p.m., according to a news release.

Seven people, including three teens, shot in downtown Baltimore

Police officials revised an earlier account of…

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Several cars of a CSX train derailed off a bridge while crossing the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, early Saturday morning, temporarily closing parts of the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, according to the National Park Service.

The derailment occurred shortly before 4 a.m….

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A man was stabbed outside of a nightclub in Middle River early Saturday morning and later died, Baltimore County police said.

Police announced Saturday afternoon that officers responded to Excape Nightclub, at 10025 Pulaski Highway, at about 12:15 a.m. for a report of a stabbing. A man and another…

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Maryland’s state workers will get the day off on Tuesday for Christmas Eve, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Friday.

Christmas Eve is not an official government holiday, so employees would normally be expected to work or use vacation or personal time if they want to take that day off.

“I am declaring…

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said Friday he is supporting a pilot program to use three private surveillance planes over the city, reviving a controversial program that had been shelved since it was revealed to have been secretly in use three years ago.

Harrison as recently as…

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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.73%, unchanged from a week ago.

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In some cities, iBuyer sales activity this year was responsible for at least 10% of sales.

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Maryland State Police arrested a man they say carjacked two vehicles and caused three crashes along I-83 within a short period of time Thursday morning.

Police say a 28-year-old driver, of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, was traveling in a Honda Civic and was involved in a three-vehicle crash along I-83…

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Del. Cheryl Glenn of Baltimore confirmed Thursday that she resigned her position in the House of Delegates, but did not say why she left.

“I resigned yesterday, personal reasons. No other comment at this time,” Glenn, a Democrat, wrote in a text message to The Baltimore Sun.

Glenn’s departure as…

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Lawrence Yun says “choppy” sales are normal in a low-inventory environment, but the economy is otherwise strong.

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Deonna Perry’s sunny living room in Aberdeen brims with stuffed animals left over from funeral bouquets, sequined pillows bearing her son’s face and artwork of the young man flanked by white angel wings. To the mother, the room feels empty.

Perry recently buried her firstborn, Donnell Brockington…

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Baltimore is accelerating its search for another vendor to help it finance large contracts, part of the widespread fallout of the “Healthy Holly” children’s book scandal that continues to shake up city government.

The city has a longstanding financing agreement to help it make expensive purchases…

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could be on the hook for up to $1 billion in damages.

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$24 billion was added to seniors’ home values in the third quarter.

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How’s this to get your attention: A video of a $25 million listing featuring professional dancers flipping, waltzing, moonwalking, and cavorting their way through a home.

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Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young addressed Tuesday mounting questions over where he lives, after his administration acknowledged he will pay back a homestead tax credit of about $1,000 that he collected on an East Baltimore rowhouse.

Young owns both a condo on Central Avenue worth $62,600…

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Few occasions on a college campus are more stressful than finals week.

Most students spend the time meticulously preparing for exams and end-of-the-year projects. Some try to master a semester’s worth of concepts in just a few days. The most daring resort to begging their professors for extra credit.

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The winners exemplify professionalism and “have given countless hours to further their industry and communities,” NAR president says.

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Flips plunged 12.9% in the third quarter of this year, following an unusually active spring.

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Governors in nine states along the Atlantic coast are urging the Trump Administration to stop a company that makes fish-oil supplements and other products from fishing in Virginia waters.

A letter sent Friday from those governors echoes concerns of fishing regulators who say Omega Protein defied…

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Maryland is taking the owner of a shuttered Western Maryland paper mill to court, accusing it of allowing a waste product known as black liquor to seep into the Potomac River despite regulators’ demands that it stop the contamination.

The state is asking a judge to order Verso Co., owner of the…

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Teams of math-savvy fifth graders from across Baltimore competed in a cafeteria-sized game of arithmetical problem-solving Saturday morning in the city’s citadel of STEM learning, the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, a high school that many of the boys and girls might one day attend.

Sponsored…

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If Arthur “Squeaky” Kirk needs help at his Southwest Baltimore rec center, he knows who to call. Former Mayor Sheila Dixon always shows up when Kirk needs someone to speak at adult education classes or collect donations around Christmas-time.

Dozens of people packed into that recreation center…

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Baltimore firefighters responded Saturday morning to a rowhouse at the intersection of Fort Avenue and Patapsco Street that was at risk of collapsing.

The house, which had visible damage to its side, was for sale, according to firefighters at the scene. Firefighters also confirmed the two nextdoor…

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The Maryland Zoo announced Friday that its new president will be Kirby Fowler of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. Kirby Fowler will be leaving the organization after 15 years.

Fowler, who started at the partnership in 2004, will replace Don Hutchinson, who announced his resignation in June….

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An audit commissioned by new members of the University of Maryland Medical System’s board of directors has determined that top system officials never read former Mayor Catherine Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” books for children or checked to see if they were printed before paying her $500,000 in five installments.

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Find out where increased buyer demand likely will lead to higher home sales and price appreciation.

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It’s the priciest real estate transaction ever in California and the second highest in the country.

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Incoming Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson is setting his leadership team for his first year presiding over the chamber.

Ferguson, a Baltimore Democrat, announced a handful of changes in the Democratic leadership structure in a memo sent to senators on Thursday. He wrote that he tried to…

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A veteran Baltimore Police sergeant criminally charged with forcibly arresting a bystander without justification in May has now been indicted on 32 counts of false imprisonment, assault and misconduct in office, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Thursday.

The charges were not explained….

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Pete Frates, who was diagnosed with ALS in his late 20s, helped raise millions for medical research—an effort his mother, a former real estate agent, continues today.

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“Our study suggests that as homeowners get older, home prices and incomes grow more slowly,” LendingTree researchers note.

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Baltimore’s information technology office lost dozens of time sheet records from 311 call center employees in the May ransomware attack, according to a city audit released Wednesday.

Auditors weren’t able to ensure payroll time sheets were accurately recorded because they couldn’t access the servers…

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he will spend state money to hire more than two dozen prosecutors and staff to help the state attorney general prosecute criminal cases in Baltimore.

Speaking at his office on the 23rd floor of the William Donald Schaefer Tower in downtown Baltimore,…

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The BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport Rail Station reopened Tuesday following a $4.7 million, 14-month renovation, state officials announced.

The renovated station — which offers MARC, Amtrak, Light Rail and bus service — includes more natural sunlight, a larger seating area, more electrical outlets…

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Six Maryland schools, including one each in Baltimore, Howard and Carroll counties, were named Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools on Tuesday morning at the Annapolis State House.

The designation is given to the highest performing schools in the state or those with extraordinary success in closing the…

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Second Century Ventures, NAR’s strategic investment arm, announces its inaugural Australia Reach accelerator class for 2020.

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Redfin economists predict that buyers should expect to face a rise in competition again in early 2020.

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Baltimore County Police have arrested a Baltimore man in a child sexual assault case that occurred on the property of a Dundalk elementary school.

Royal Jamar Robert Quinn, 24, of the 3000 block of Wayne Avenue, has been charged with attempted kidnapping, second degree rape, third degree sex offense,…

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“Those that made the list this year have an almost built-in guest population,” researchers say in a new study.

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Such financing has jumped 43% from five years ago. Find out where you’re most likely to see these clients in the market.

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Five of 17 fires being investigated over the past week in vacant homes in Southwest Baltimore have been ruled arson, fire and police officials said Saturday.

Seventeen fires have broken out since Dec. 2, Baltimore Police said. Officials have ruled five of them arson and continue to investigate…

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Baltimore County Police Sunday announced an officer assigned to the department’s Essex precinct was arrested and charged with felony rape and misdemeanor assault, according to a release.

Officer Anthony Michael Westerman was arrested Saturday, according to online court records. He is being held…

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The ACLU is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court decision allowing Baltimore activist and Black Lives Matter organizer DeRay Mckesson to be sued by a police officer injured during a protest in Louisiana.

“We’re asking the Supreme Court to defend the First Amendment right to protest,”…

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The Maryland Democratic Party turned to a prior party leader to guide it through the next two elections.

The Maryland Democratic State Central Committee on Saturday elected Yvette Lewis, who was the party’s chairwoman from 2011 through 2015, to serve as party chairwoman again through December 2022.

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The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office dropped all eight charges against a man whose aggressive arrest by Baltimore police went viral on social media Thursday, according to online Baltimore City District Court records.

The arrest of David Dixon, 23, was caught on video showing an officer on top…

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A 78-year-old homeless man died after being run over by an MTA Mobility bus while lying on top of manhole covers in downtown Baltimore on Thursday night.

Officers were sent to the 100 block of E. Saratoga St. around 11:10 p.m. for a person struck by a vehicle, police said. The man was taken to…

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Home buyers are increasingly perusing homes for sale, and lower mortgage rates may be one reason they’re out looking.

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The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continues to average significantly below its level a year ago.

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The executive director of the Maryland Port Administration will resign at the end of the year after 18 years of leading the agency.

James J. White, who oversaw record growth at the Port of Baltimore that led the state to expand the port in 2017 for the first time in 30 years, will step down from…

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled two proposals Thursday that he says will improve public schools in the state by constructing new school buildings and providing opportunities for creativity in turning around low-rated schools.

“Education has been and will continue to be our administration’s highest…

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Removing portions of roadways allows cities to reclaim acres of developable land, which presents another method of addressing housing shortages.

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The short-term rental company is facing increased scrutiny to ensure its listings comply with new city regulations.

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Maryland’s Republican Party was socked with unexpectedly high costs for hosting Vice President Mike Pence at a fundraiser earlier this year, creating a hole in party finances and forcing officials to run up a line of credit.

Financial statements obtained by The Baltimore Sun show that at the end…

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A 65-year-old Annapolis man died after he was struck Monday in Annapolis by a man police charged with negligent manslaughter, driving while impaired and multiple additional related charges, Annapolis police said.

Ernest Powell was walking on the sidewalk eastbound along West Street when he crossed…

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The NAR-backed investment arm is on the hunt for the next big thing to revolutionize the real estate industry.

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“2020 will prove to be the most challenging year for buyers, not because of what they can afford, but rather what they can find,” says realtor.com®’s senior economist.

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In a recent televised news conference and interview, Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said he’s concerned about a white van “snatching” young girls to sell their organs. But Baltimore Police say they have no reports of any such incidents.

Young’s source, according to an interview with WBAL

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With a new web video touting his experience at City Hall and the State House, Del. Nick J. Mosby entered the race for City Council president Tuesday, arguing he’s best qualified to serve as Baltimore’s No. 2 elected official.

“There is so much at stake for our city and I truly believe that I am…

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New York real estate pros accuse Trulia and Zillow of misleading consumers by connecting them with agents who don’t represent the listing.

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One real estate pro says his busiest open house ever was on New Year’s Day.

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Three police officers in Maryland were found to have sexually harassed a department clerk, yet two of them quickly found clean slates at another department.

The Washington Post reports the Mount Rainier case highlights the ease with which accused officers can move from one department to another….

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Anthony Jenkins, who increased retention rates and expanded the research portfolio of a small, West Virginia university, was named president of Coppin State University Monday.

A first-generation college student who went on to get his doctorate at Virginia Tech University, Jenkins is currently the…

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Three people were shot — one fatally — in Baltimore between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, police said.

The two shootings in the city Saturday night happened within an hour of each other.

A man died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center after being shot in the head about 7:15…

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Sen. Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, a long-serving state lawmaker from Baltimore County, announced Sunday she is retiring, citing health issues.

“I do this with a heavy heart,” Nathan-Pulliam, 80, a Democrat, wrote in a letter to incoming Senate President Bill Ferguson. “As many may know, I have had three…

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An officer involved in the fatal shooting of a Parkton man Tuesday during a traffic stop has been placed on administrative leave during internal review of the incident, according to Baltimore County Police.

Officer Page is a 21-year veteran assigned to the Cockeysville precinct (Precinct 7) with…

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Less than half an inch of ice could hit in northern Baltimore County Saturday night, possibly making Thanksgiving travel tricky for some, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS Meteorologist Raymond Martin said no snow is expected inthe Baltimore region. Temperatures are should hit the…

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A five-car collision in Baltimore County early Friday morning left a mother dead and her toddler son injured, according to law enforcement officials.

County police say the crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. on Eastern Boulevard, near White Marsh Boulevard, when a Honda Element traveling westbound…

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Baltimore Police caught a suspect fleeing the scene of a home invasion in West Baltimore’s Upton neighborhood Tuesday.

Officers responded around 1:56 a.m. to the 1000 block of Tiffany Court, where they met a bystander who reported that two armed people were inside the home robbing residents, according…

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Police found a young woman dead, with injuries to her head, in West Baltimore early Thursday.

Officers were called about 1:40 a.m. for the woman found unconscious in the 500 block of North Fulton Ave. near Harlem Park. The 20-year-old had “signs of trauma to the head,” police say.

She was pronounced…

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A man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

Baltimore police wrote on Facebook that officers were called to the 700 block of Cumberland St. in West Baltimore at around 1 p.m. for a report of a shooting.

The…

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Federal agents arrested the popular Baltimore rapper YGG Tay Monday in Cockeysville on charges he supplied heroin and cocaine to the murderous West Side drug crew “Trained to Go,” and others for years.

The rapper whose name is Davante Harrison was arrested with nearly $9,300 cash in a designer…

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An affluent Baltimore community got an extra day of trash collection each week, the inspector general’s office found, costing the city about $100,000 over the last decade.

The Village of Cross Keys complex in Northwest Baltimore was serviced by city collection crews more frequently than Department…

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Federal Housing Finance Agency approved an increase to conforming loan limits for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. New limits for 2020 will be more than $510,000.

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If you haven’t used Twitter in six months you may find your account closed. But those looking for a new username may find more options.

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Less than a week after Baltimore’s former mayor pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion, a City Council committee pushed forward with legislation that would impose stricter financial disclosure rules on elected officials.

But after several city agencies testified the bill went too far, the…

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First lady Melania Trump drew a mixed reception at a Baltimore youth summit on opioid awareness, where she told a crowd that “drugs will only slow you down.”

“I know each of you has hopes and dreams for the future, whether it’s college, joining the military or playing sports,” the first lady told…

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You and your buyers’ last inspection of a property can be critical. Here are a few points to consider.

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The Federal Housing Administration is allowing the extra funds for certain properties through its Limited 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program starting on Dec. 16.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the request of attorneys to hear an appeal of imprisoned “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed.

The 39-year-old Woodlawn man has been serving a life sentence since 2000, when he was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, 18-year-old Hae Min Lee, the year before….

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Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby will ask the courts to exonerate three men imprisoned for the notorious 1983 murder of a junior high school student over a Georgetown basketball jacket.

On this month 36 years ago, DeWitt Duckett, a ninth-grader at Harlem Park Junior High School, was shot…

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The investment firm has sold its last stake in Invitation Homes, the company it created during the housing bust to convert foreclosures into rentals.

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Economists blame the plummet on millennials, who have widely chosen to delay life events that would typically prompt a move.

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Baltimore County emergency crews evacuated the Towson Town Center after a vehicle struck a high-pressure natural gas line near Macy’s Sunday.

County fire officials confirmed a vehicle crashed into a high-rise building that was under construction at 2 E. Joppa Road around 11:30 a.m., striking the…

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When the scandal involving then-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh’s self-published children’s books broke last spring, she was adamant she had done nothing wrong. Any issues concerning her little-known side business selling the clumsily edited “Healthy Holly” series could be explained by sloppiness,…

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ANNAPOLIS — For the first time in 24 years, individuals sentenced to life in a correctional facility for crimes they committed before turning 18 are being paroled by a Maryland governor.

The action by Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, hasn’t been exercised since marks since the administration of…

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A 14-year-old girl was shot in the back Friday night in East Baltimore, police said.

The victim, who investigators believe was shot in the 700 block of E. 20th St. near Green Mount Cemetery, arrived at an area hospital at about 9:20 p.m., a Baltimore police spokeswoman wrote in an email.

Officers…

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A fire spread through West Baltimore’s historic Edmondson Village Shopping Center on Friday morning, damaging 10 businesses and cutting off a lifeline for a community with few other shops nearby.

It took nearly 10 hours for fire crews to control the three-alarm blaze, which began around 12:30 a.m….

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Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young is asking city agencies to plan to reduce their budgets 5% by 2022 in anticipation of an expensive plan to improve local schools, according to a memo distributed to staff.

The document provides new insight into how a cash-strapped city is preparing for the…

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The youngest potential home buyers show a strong desire to purchase earlier in their lives than their predecessors, a Freddie Mac survey finds.

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In 2018, about 151 U.S. counties saw racial and ethnic minorities take the lead in population.

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