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D.C.-area forecast: Brief wintry mix possible late today ahead of heavier rain tonight, then Arctic
Sustained wintry weather is not expected locally. An isolated slick spot isn't impossible, especially to the north.

Rearraignment scheduled for second Baltimore police officer in racketeering case
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:22:35 PDT

A second Baltimore police officer charged with members of his unit in a federal racketeering conspiracy case is scheduled for a rearraignment hearing next month , acccording to court records.

Detective Evodio Hendrix had previously pleaded not guilty, and rearraignment hearings are held so a defendant...

Howard Community College students engineer a fulfilled wish in young girl’s ‘chariot’
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:19:00 PDT

Like any child, Fernanda Lopez dreamed of owning a bike.

With the help of Howard Community College engineering students and a Baltimore nonprofit that develops customized assistive technology for people with disabilities, the 9-year-old with muscular dystrophy got her wish and much more.

An 18-month...

Latest water rate increase comes amid fresh debate on affordability for the poor
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:18:00 PDT

Baltimore will impose the second of three planned water rate increases on Saturday, driving up bills further and sparking fresh debate on how to ensure the poorest city residents still have access to affordable water.

Rates will increase about 9 percent. For a typical home, that means the monthly...

LSU finishes second in final baseball rankings
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 19:11:00 -0400
LSU finished with a consensus No. 2 ranking in the final college baseball polls, capping a tremendous season for the Tigers, who posted a 52-20 overall record (21-9 in the SEC) and advanced to the College World Series Finals. The…

Baltimore and Howard counties report problems with property tax bills
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 16:09:37 PDT

Government finance administrators in two suburban counties said this week they have discovered errors in their counties' property tax bills.

In Baltimore County, officials told taxpayers to disregard bills that were arriving this week because they could be erroneous.

Meanwhile, Howard County administrators...

Common Cause, Democrats urge Maryland not to comply with Trump election data request
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:58:34 PDT

A government watchdog group and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland urged state election officials on Friday to refuse to comply with a data request made by the Trump administration as part of an investigation into the integrity of elections.

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election...

Increased police patrols planned downtown, elsewhere in Baltimore for the Fourth of July
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:43:00 PDT

Baltimore police plan to increase patrols at the Inner Harbor and elsewhere in the city Tuesday in anticipation of large crowds filling downtown for the July 4th holiday.

Police are urging residents and visitors to plan ahead and expect congestion and temporary street closures near the Inner Harbor,...

Towson’s Fourth of July race still accepting entries
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:12:00 PDT

There's still time to ready the running shoes for Towson's "4 on the 4th" Independence Day race.

The Fourth of July four-miler and fun run are accepting runners through race day morning. The second-annual event also features a 1776-foot fun run, roughly a quarter of a mile, for children and walkers.


City police identify officers involved in Curtis Bay shooting of suspect who pulled gun
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:46:02 PDT

Baltimore police identified Friday the two officers who fired at a 23-year-old man after he pulled a gun on them during a foot chase in Curtis Bay this week.

The officers are Rico Perry, a three-year veteran, and Courtney Wright, a six-year member of the department, police said. Both are assigned...

Free rides on BaltimoreLink end, and 10-cent fare hike begins
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:34:00 PDT

Two weeks of free service on the BaltimoreLink bus lines is coming to an end, and fares will return 10 cents higher than before the promotion began.

The increase was part of a statewide hike the Maryland Transit Administration says is required by law. Transit fares rose 10 cents, with regular bus,...

Baltimore steam pipe explosion damaged 33 vehicles, leaving frustrated car owners
Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:27:56 PDT

The steam pipe explosion in downtown Baltimore damaged 33 vehicles last week — and sprayed cancer-causing asbestos onto several cars.

Veolia North America, the company that manages the city's 15-mile network of steam pipes, is still investigating what caused the explosion. In the meantime, frustrated...

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