Tag Archives: Baltimore

BALTIMORE: Dem Mayor Takes Indefinite Leave Of Absence For Health Reasons Amid Book Sales Scandal

Baltimore’s ABC News affiliate reports: Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is taking a leave of absence due to her battle with pneumonia, her office announced just hours after Gov. Hogan sent a letter to a state prosecutor asking him to investigate book sales between Pugh and the University of Maryland Medical System. Pugh was hospitalized for pneumonia last week, just days …

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BALTIMORE: Dem Mayor Under Fire Over Revelation City Health Insurer Bought 20,000 Copies Of Her Book

The Baltimore Sun reports: Health provider Kaiser Permanente paid Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh more than $100,000 to buy about 20,000 copies of her “Healthy Holly” children’s books during a period when the company was seeking a lucrative contract to provide health benefits to city employees. Kaiser confirmed Monday to The Baltimore Sun that it paid approximately $114,000 for the books …

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Baltimore To End All Arrests For Marijuana Possession

The Baltimore Sun reports: Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby [photo] announced Tuesday her office would cease prosecuting people for possessing marijuana regardless of quantity or criminal history. Calling the move a monumental policy shift, Mosby said she has asked the courts to vacate marijuana convictions against nearly 5,000 people. These convictions have saddled thousands of Baltimore residents with criminal records …

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Kamala Harris Picks Baltimore For 2020 Headquarters

The Baltimore Sun reports:  Sen. Kamala Harris has selected Baltimore for her campaign headquarters if she runs for president, as expected, in 2020, according to sources familiar with the California Democrat’s plans. Harris picked Baltimore because of its diversity, its proximity to Washington and because it is in the Eastern time zone, the sources said, who requested anonymity because Harris …

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Man Who Panicked Theater Patrons By Shouting “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump” Gives Sobbing Apology [VIDEO]

Baltimore’s NBC affiliate reports: The man who shouted “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump” at a Baltimore theater performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” is apologizing. “I just want everybody to know I am sincerely sorry,” Tony Derlunas said. ” I am so ashamed. My heart goes out to all those that I ruined their night, to everybody that was affected by …

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BALTIMORE: Audience Panics After Man Shouts “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump” During Fiddler On The Roof [VIDEO]

The Baltimore Sun reports: A man shouted a pro-Nazi and pro-Trump salute during a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre on Wednesday night in an outburst that some audience members feared was the beginning of a shooting. Audience member Rich Scherr said the outburst happened during intermission. The man, who had been seated in the balcony, …

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BALTIMORE: Man Wearing NRA Hat Arrested After Leaping Onto Hood Of Moving School Bus [VIDEO]

Baltimore’s NBC affiliate reports: A man seen on video clinging to the front of a moving Baltimore County school bus has been arrested, police said. County police said the incident occurred around 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the area of Putty Hill and Hoerner avenues in Parkville. Baltimore County Public Schools confirmed to 11 News that the school bus is from …

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Defense Attorney Arrested After Allegedly Telling Rape Victim That Trump Will Deport Her If She Testifies

The Baltimore Sun reports: A Baltimore defense attorney was arrested in the downtown courthouse Tuesday and charged with obstruction of justice and witness intimidation for allegedly telling a rape victim she risked deportation by the Trump administration in an effort to dissuade her from testifying against his client. In a recorded conversation, Christos Vasiliades, 38, and another man charged in …

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Baltimore Eagle Eyes New Year’s Eve Opening

Bucking the nationwide trend of gay bars closing. The Washington Blade reports: The Baltimore Eagle, the city’s iconic leather bar, may have its long-awaited opening on New Year’s Eve. “We’re doing two inspections this week,” Charles King, general manager of the Baltimore Eagle, told the Blade. “We’re still hopeful of opening even partially by New Year’s Eve. Keeping our fingers …

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BALTIMORE: All Charges Dropped Against Final Three Cops In Freddie Gray Police Brutality Case

The Baltimore Sun reports: Prosecutors dropped all remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers accused in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in a downtown courtroom on Wednesday morning, concluding one of the most high-profile criminal cases in Baltimore history. The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other …

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BALTIMORE: Cop Found Not Guilty On All Charges In Freddie Gray Case That Spurred Civil Unrest

CBS Baltimore reports: Freddie Gray arresting officer Edward Nero was found not guilty on all counts by Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams Monday morning. Nero faced second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and two counts of misconduct in office. Nero waived his right to a trial by jury. His bench trial began May 12 and final arguments were heard Thursday. …

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BALTIMORE: Mayor Gives To Nod To Proposed Divine Monument (Including Bronze Dog Poop)

Via Flavorwire: The corner of Read and Tyson Streets in Baltimore will forever bear the glorious ghost of an iconically filthy moment: Divine (aka Harris Glenn Milstead), as Babs Johnson in John Waters’ Pink Flamingos, asserting her status as the “Filthiest Person Alive” by watching as a dog poops, approaching the poop, and then eating the poop.Soon — Kickstarter gods …

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Four US Cities Ranked Among World’s 50 Most Violent

St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit, and New Orleans have been ranked among the world’s 50 most violent large cities based on homicides per 100,000 residents. Brazil has a staggering 21 cities on the list. From the Daily Mail: Latin America features highly in the ranking, released by Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, as it is home to …

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Judge Declares Mistrial In Freddie Gray Case

The Baltimore Sun reports: Judge Barry G. Williams on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the trial of Officer William G. Porter on all four counts. Porter, 26, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in the April arrest and death of Freddie Gray. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby charged Porter and five other …

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BALTIMORE: Woman Gets Angry Note About Her “Relentlessly Gay” Yard

So this happened in Maryland: A woman in Baltimore recently found herself in the middle of a pretty bizarre crossfire when she reportedly received a note from some of her neighbors (or, probably just one who is bluffing), stating that her yard is too flamboyant for the innocent eyes of children. The horrific offense that prompted this note? A line …

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Prince – Baltimore

Via USA Today: The promised Prince track about the unrest in Baltimore has dropped on SoundCloud. The serious subject matter is juxtaposed against a bouncy, guitar-based track, recorded at the singer’s Paisley Park Studios in Minnesota with a vocal assist from Eryn Allen Kane. The Purple One begins by alluding to the 1992 Ice Cube track It was a Good …

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World Net Daily: Obama Planned Baltimore Riots To Postpone 2016 Elections And Institute Nationwide Martial Law

“I don’t think the chaos in Baltimore ‘just happened’; I think it was planned and is the next step in the breakdown of our society. From now until the verdict in this trial, the agitators will continue to travel and communicate city to city, town to town, stirring up unrest and hate, keeping people on edge waiting to see the …

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BALTIMORE: Drop-In Center For Homeless LGBT Youth Damaged In Rioting

A burning object was hurled through the front window of Baltimore’s drop-in center for homeless LGBT youth on the first night of the rioting. Via the Baltimore Sun: Lara Law seemed more sad than angry on Tuesday morning as she assessed the fire damage to the Baltimore youth center where she and others provide services to young homeless people frustrated …

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Todd Starnes Has The Baltimore Sadz

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BREAKING: Maryland DA Charges Six Cops In Custody Death Of Freddie Gray

Charges include second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault, and police misconduct.

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