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  • Baltimore Police ready for overhaul despite call for pause

    April 4, 2017 11:04 AM

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's police commissioner says they're "ready to roll" with a proposed overhaul of the troubled department despite the Department of Justice's request for time to review the agreement. Commissioner Kevin Davis said at a news conference Tuesday that the department knows it must get better and a consent... more »
  • 6 kids presumed dead after Baltimore fire

    January 12, 2017 12:34 PM

    BALTIMORE - A fire official says six children are presumed dead after a fire tore through a northeast Baltimore home. Fire department spokesman Chief Roman Clark said Thursday that one body has been found at the home and six children from the family who were missing after the fire are... more »
  • Police: Officer fatally shoots gunman near Baltimore campus

    December 13, 2016 9:59 PM

    BALTIMORE - Authorities say a Coppin State University police officer shot and killed a man who fired at a car driving near that Baltimore campus. Baltimore Police spokesman T.J. Smith said the uniformed Coppin State officer was on patrol in an unmarked car Tuesday night when he saw a man... more »
  • Police: 8 injured, including 3-year-old in Baltimore shooting

    September 24, 2016 10:12 PM

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore police are saying there's been a shooting in that city and that several people have been injured. Police spokeswoman Nicole Monroe released an email statement Saturday night saying the shooting occurred in an eastern district of the city in Maryland. But the statement only said there were... more »
  • Baltimore police chief: Some officers fired

    August 10, 2016 11:19 AM

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's police commissioner says biased law enforcement tactics won't be tolerated, adding that the department has already fired some officers who committed some of the most egregious violations found during a Justice Department investigation. Kevin Davis said during a news conference Wednesday that biased police tactics won't... more »
  • Charges dropped against three remaining officers in Freddie Gray death

    July 27, 2016 11:22 AM

    BALTIMORE - Prosecutors have dropped the remaining charges against Baltimore police officers in the death of Freddie Gray, bringing an end to the case without a conviction. Gray was a black man who was critically injured in the back of a police van in April 2015. Prosecutors' decision... more »
  • 'That's what I get,' Pokemon player hits police cruiser

    July 20, 2016 11:37 AM

    BALTIMORE - Police say a "Pokemon Go" player was trying to "catch them all" behind the wheel, but instead a Baltimore police officer's body camera caught him sideswiping a cruiser. Officers were standing on a southeast Baltimore corner early Monday when police say a Toyota RAV-4 hit a cruiser steps... more »
  • Baltimore officer acquitted in custody death

    July 18, 2016 11:26 AM

    BALTIMORE - A judge has acquitted a Baltimore police officer on all charges in the death of Freddie Gray, a black who died after he was injured in a police transport van. Lt. Brian Rice was acquitted Monday after a bench trial by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Rice... more »
  • Officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case

    May 23, 2016 11:05 AM

    BALTIMORE - A Baltimore police officer has been acquitted of assault and other charges in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died a week after he was critically injured in police custody. A judge found Officer Edward Nero not guilty of misconduct in office and... more »
  • Officer's mistrial in Gray's death a letdown for both sides

    December 17, 2015 5:37 AM

    BALTIMORE- Baltimore has for months braced for a dramatic verdict in a case of alleged police abuse that shook its residents to the core. That verdict never came. Instead, Baltimore Circuit Judge Barry Williams on Wednesday declared a mistrial in the case of William Porter after jurors made it clear... more »
  • New, anonymous 'Poe Toaster' selected to honor poet

    November 9, 2015 8:06 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD.- The next "Poe Toaster" in charge of performing a tribute at Edgar Allan Poe's gravesite has been selected. The Maryland Historical Society, Poe Baltimore and Westminster Burying Grounds decided to hold a contest to select a new Poe Toaster. They accepted proposals for how each candidate would pay... more »
  • Baltimore County Police implementing body camera program

    September 18, 2015 10:25 AM

    TOWSON- Baltimore County Police are beginning a program to equip 1,400 officers with body cameras. Chief Jim Johnson said at a news conference Thursday that the first 150 cameras will be deployed in July 2016. He said the times call for police agencies to enhance accountability and strengthen relationships with... more »
  • Second airship launched in test of missile defense system

    August 19, 2015 3:04 PM

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. - The U.S. military has launched the second of two helium-filled airships near Baltimore to test an East Coast missile defense system. The confirmed launch Wednesday at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground completes the aeronautical part of the Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted... more »
  • Saints fall to Ravens in Preseason Opener 30-27

    August 13, 2015 11:17 PM

    BALTIMORE - Joe Flacco and backup quarterback Matt Schaub directed first-quarter touchdown drives, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints 30-27 Thursday night in a preseason opener. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was held out by coach Sean Payton. Brees participated in pregame drills but remained on the... more »
  • Eleven shootings in two days in Baltimore

    August 2, 2015 2:33 PM

    BALTIMORE - On the heels of the most deadly month in 43 years, Baltimore saw 11 shootings, two of them fatal, in the first two days of August, including an incident in which seven people were shot. That incident occurred Sunday in northwest Baltimore. Acting Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said... more »
  • Baltimore police: 3 dead in shooting near university campus

    July 8, 2015 8:54 AM

    BALTIMORE- Baltimore police say four people have been shot, three fatally, near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, campus. Detective Rashawn Strong said in a statement early Wednesday that officers responded Tuesday night to a shooting reported in a residential neighborhood blocks from the campus near downtown. Strong says officers found... more »
  • Police arrest man accused of setting fire to CVS in riots

    July 2, 2015 10:13 AM

    BALTIMORE- Baltimore police have arrested a man authorities say set fire to a CVS pharmacy during the height of the riots that rocked the city after the death of Freddie Gray. Police said at a news conference Wednesday evening that 24-year-old Raymon Carter was arrested in Federal Hill after Bureau... more »
  • Baltimore Police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

    May 4, 2015 3:57 PM

    BALTIMORE- Baltimore police say they have arrested a man on a handgun charge near the scene of recent rioting over the death of a man fatally injured in officers' custody. Police tweeted Monday that reports that the man was shot were not accurate. Live television coverage and photos tweeted from... more »
  • Experts: Convictions will be tough to win in Baltimore case

    May 2, 2015 11:58 PM

    BALTIMORE - Baltimore's top prosecutor acted swiftly in charging six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a grave spinal injury as he was arrested and put into a police transport van, handcuffed and without a seat belt. But getting a jury to convict police officers of murder... more »
  • Obama: Truth about what happened in Baltimore must come out

    May 1, 2015 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says it's "absolutely vital" that the truth about what happened to Freddie Gray comes out. Obama commented Friday shortly after Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges against the six police officers who were suspected after the 25-year-old Baltimore man suffered a fatal spinal injury in... more »
  • Rage to relief in Baltimore as 6 officers charged in death

    May 1, 2015 11:11 AM

    BALTIMORE - Rage turned to relief in Baltimore Friday when the city's top prosecutor charged six police officers with felonies ranging from assault to murder in the death of Freddie Gray. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Gray's arrest was illegal and unjustified, and that his neck was broken because he... more »
  • Baltimore's prosecutor faces big test 4 months into job

    May 1, 2015 4:45 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD.- Baltimore's chief prosecutor is just 35 years old and has been on the job for less than four months. Now she's facing the biggest challenge of her career: deciding whether evidence supports criminal charges against police officers in the death of Freddie Gray. State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby ousted... more »
  • Protesters march in Baltimore as curfew nears

    April 29, 2015 7:27 PM

    BALTIMORE - A group of protesters stretching more than a block has left Penn Station in Baltimore for a march to City Hall to protest Freddie Gray's death after being hurt while in police custody. People are chanting, "Tell the truth. Stop the lies. Freddie Gray didn't have to die."... more »
  • Baltimore mother smacks son for throwing rocks at police

    April 28, 2015 12:26 PM

    BALTIMORE - An angry mother took matters into her own hands during Monday's riots in Baltimore after she saw her son on television taking part in the violent demonstrations. ABC affiliate WMAR identified the woman as the boy's mother who said she was watching television coverage of the riot... more »
  • Governor declares emergency following Baltimore riots

    April 27, 2015 4:26 PM

    BALTIMORE - The governor of Maryland has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard to help with the violence and rioting in Baltimore. Gov. Larry Hogan signed the order Monday night at the request of the city. Cars and at least one store have been set on... more »
  • 2 city buses collide in Baltimore, sending 25 to hospital

    January 21, 2015 8:13 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Two city buses collided during rush hour in Baltimore, sending 25 people to the hospital, one in serious condition. Capt. Roman Clark of the Baltimore Fire Department says the Maryland Transit Administration buses crashed just after 7 a.m. Wednesday in west Baltimore. One bus was for people... more »
  • Obama to meet privately with Senate Democrats on strategy

    January 15, 2015 2:58 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is joining Senate Democrats during a private strategy retreat. The president's appearance before the senators at a Baltimore hotel Thursday afternoon is closed to reporters. The meeting comes as the party grapples with its new status in the Senate minority after losing seats in... more »
  • Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI

    December 19, 2014 11:00 AM

    BALTIMORE - Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving in Baltimore almost three months after he was arrested. Phelps entered his plea to a charge of driving under the influence in Baltimore City District Court on Friday morning. He was sentenced to a year and... more »
  • Mistaken admissions notices

    December 17, 2014 7:59 PM

    BALTIMORE- Some 300 students who thought they'd been accepted to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore were actually rejected or deferred. The university says it was a mistake of human error from a contractor that works with the school who pulled a wrong list of emails. Of... more »
  • Authorities warn of $100 bill on windshield scam

    November 20, 2014 2:00 PM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Authorities in Maryland have warned the public about a potential holiday scam that involves the temptation of a $100 bill left on a car windshield. The simple scheme works like this: Drivers walk to their parked cars and, after they get in the vehicle, they notice... more »
  • Roethlisberger, Steelers dominate Ravens 43-23

    November 3, 2014 1:58 AM

    PITTSBURGH, PA - Ben Roethlisberger threw for 340 yards and six scores to set an NFL record for most touchdown passes in consecutive games, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 43-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. A week after passing for a franchise-record six touchdowns against Indianapolis,... more »
  • Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland midair crash

    October 23, 2014 4:34 PM

    FREDERICK, MD - A fire department official says three people were killed and two others were injured when an airplane and a helicopter collided in midair at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland. Capt. Kevin Fox of Frederick County Fire and Rescue says the collision occurred at 3:40 p.m. He says... more »
  • Jeter knocks in three, Yankees one-hit Orioles

    September 23, 2014 7:18 AM

    NEW YORK - Even with a loss, the Baltimore Orioles achieved another goal. While the Orioles were getting one-hit for the third time in seven weeks during a 5-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night, Baltimore clinched home-field advantage in the AL division series when Detroit lost... more »
  • Ravens overcome a week of distraction with win

    September 12, 2014 2:04 AM

    BALTIMORE, MD - Playing three days after running back Ray Rice was released, the Ravens got a pair of touchdown passes from Joe Flacco and rolled past the rival Pittsburgh Steelers 26-6 on Thursday night. Rice was reaching the end of a two-game suspension for domestic violence when a video... more »
  • Longer Rice video shows obscenities, spitting Play Video

    September 9, 2014 7:10 AM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Ray Rice and Janay Palmer can be heard shouting obscenities at each other, and she appears to spit in the face of the three-time Pro Bowl running back right before he throws a brutal punch in a video shown to The Associated Press by a law... more »

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