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Vacant row house catches fire in West Baltimore; no injuries
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:15:00 PDT

A vacant row home in the Druid Heights neighborhood in West Baltimore caught fire Thursday morning, officials said.

Firefighters responded just after 8 a.m. to heavy smoke billowing from the second and third floors of the home in the 2100 block of McCulloh Street, department spokeswoman Blair Skinner...

Cubs come to Baltimore having traded for left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana from White Sox
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:10:00 PDT

Clearly unhappy with a 43-45 record at the All-Star break and with a pitching staff that has been beaten up, the Chicago Cubs did something about it today.

Last year’s World Series champion, which has been hovering around .500 throughout the first half of the 2017 season, acquired left-handed starting...

Suspect charged in Federal Hill shooting, police say
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:10:00 PDT

A Baltimore man was arrested and charged Wednesday in a shooting near Federal Hill last weekend, police said.

Jonathan Chapman, 35, of the 100 block of Randall Street in South Baltimore, was charged with first-degree attempted murder in the nonfatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in the 1400 block...

Odell Beckham Jr. and New York Giants offseason review
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:48:39 -0400

Our offseason roundup through the NFC East moves on to the New York Giants this week. In case you missed it, last week's installment took a look at the Philadelphia Eagles, who bandaged a wide receiver group that had been sorely lacking in talent, through free agency and the draft.

Jose Quintana traded to Cubs in five-player deal
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:47:44 -0400

The Chicago White Sox announced on Twitter Thursday that the team had traded starting pitcher Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs for a package of four minor league prospects.

Melo Trimble’s reverse layup goes down as a dunk — to a summer league teammate
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:45:00 PDT

Melo Trimble finished his summer league stint with the Philadelphia 76ers right where he started — wattching the end of a close game from the bench.

While Trimble followed up his best performance in Las Vegas — 13 points in 13 minutes in Monday’s loss to the Boston Celtics — with a solid six-minute...

Venus Williams will face Garbine Muguruza in Wimbledon finals
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:40:00 PDT

Venus Williams could have played it safe.

She and Johanna Konta were tied, 4-4, in the first set of their Wimbledon semifinal. Williams was down, 30-40 and her first serve was long. Another miss and she was in danger of allowing Konta to serve for the set.

Instead of easing off her second serve...

Fantasy Football: 2017 Los Angeles Chargers depth chart
Herald-Mail.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:39:00 -0400
Should fantasy owners be wary of all the mouths to feed in Chargers offense?
Maryland expands apprenticeship programs
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:35:00 PDT

Maryland labor officials have approved new sponsors and employers for apprenticeship programs designed to help workers prepare for careers, the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation said Thursday.

Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Co. will offer an apprenticeship in the trade of industrial...

Public comments on consent decree monitor teams due Monday
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:35:00 PDT

If you want to weigh in on the applications submitted by more than two dozen teams vying to oversee sweeping police reforms in Baltimore, the deadline to do so is Monday.

Twenty-six teams submitted applications to become the independent monitor last month. The applicants include well-known local...

Low numbers posted early in Senior Players Championship at Caves Valley
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:30:00 PDT

The Constellation Senior Players Championship got off to a hot start – literally and figuratively – at the Caves Valley Golf Club Thursday in Owings.

With on-course temperatures in the 80s when the first group teed off a little bit before 8 a.m., and the heat index expected to reach triple digits...

More killings solved, but better technology, stricter sentences needed, Pugh and Davis say
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:25:00 PDT

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Police Commissioner Kevin Davis on Thursday touted an increase in the rate of homicides solved but said new technology, stricter prison sentencing and better collaboration are needed to stem the surging violence in the city.

The homicide closure rate has risen...

PFW’s 2017 Preview: Kansas City Chiefs
Herald-Mail.com / Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:59:00 -0400
Hill, Kelce, Peters, Ford give Chiefs young nucleus to challenge for AFC title

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