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Authorities shield behind a police car near a public transportation bus, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Lutherville, Md., North of Baltimore. Per a twitter feed from the Baltimore Police, they are asking motorists to avoid the area. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Suspect arrested after barricading inside public transit bus

Aug. 14, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

LUTHERVILLE-TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) — A man barricaded himself inside a public transit bus in a Baltimore suburb Friday after he woke up and began making threats with a weapon, authorities said. Police received a call around 10:04 a.m. about the situation inside the bus, said Kevin Gay, a public information...

This photo provided by Council on American-Islamic Relations shows Lena Masri, national litigation director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Diamond Powell, 28, of Baltimore, CAIR staff attorney Zanah Ghalawanji, and Zainab Chaudry, director of CAIR's Maryland office during a online news conference on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.    Powell, a Muslim woman who worked for a McDonald’s franchisee, sued her former employer, Susdewitt Management LLC, on Thursday, with the backing of attorneys from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.  (Council on American-Islamic Relations via AP)

Muslim woman accuses McDonald's franchisee of discrimination

Aug. 14, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Muslim woman who worked for a McDonald’s franchisee in Maryland claims managers and co-workers sexually harassed her and subjected her to religious discrimination after she converted to Islam. Diamond Powell, 28, of Baltimore, sued her former employer, Susdewitt...

Three men exonerated in 1983 murder file federal lawsuit

Aug. 13, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Three men who were wrongly imprisoned for more than 35 years each for a murder they did not commit filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Baltimore police, saying authorities coerced statements from witnesses whose testimony led to their convictions. The lawsuit filed in Baltimore by...

Rescue officials work near the rubble in the aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Utility says equipment not to blame for Baltimore explosion

Aug. 13, 2020 10:27 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Gas and Electric said Thursday that all of its equipment had been operating safely before a gas explosion leveled three row homes, killed two people and sent seven more to the hospital. The exact cause of the fatal blast in Baltimore on Monday remains unknown. The utility said...

A firefighter walks near the debris in the aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Survivor said she smelled gas before Baltimore explosion

Aug. 12, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The number of people in critical condition following a deadly explosion that leveled three Baltimore row homes on Monday has dropped from five to one, authorities said Wednesday. Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said in a news release that a 34-year-old man remains in...

Baltimore City Fire Department carries a person out from the debris after an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has levelled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Death toll rises to 2 people from Baltimore gas explosion

Aug. 11, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people are now confirmed dead following a natural gas explosion that destroyed three row houses in Baltimore and sent seven people to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. A man was pulled from the debris shortly before 1 a.m. Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said...

Debris and rubble covers the ground in the aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has leveled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

1 dead, 7 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homes

Aug. 11, 2020 6:49 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors. Dozens of firefighters converged on the piles of...

Maryland governor OKs plan for voting centers

Aug. 10, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan approved recommendations by the state elections board on Monday to reduce the number of polling places to accommodate a shortage of poll workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Last month, the governor initially directed the state to hold a traditional...

Maryland court orders new trial in bartender slaying case

Aug. 9, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s second-highest court has ordered a new trial for the man convicted of killing a Baltimore bartender in 2017. The Baltimore Sun reports that the Court of Special Appeals decision last week reverses the conviction of Marquese Winston. The decision stems from questions his...

Baltimore holds 3rd annual Ceasefire Weekend

Aug. 8, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Organizers of ‘Ceasefire Weekend’ are marking the third anniversary of their message to stop gun violence in Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports that the weekend comes as Baltimore just passed 200 homicides so far this year. Baltimore has had more than 300 murders in each...