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Police: Officer-involved shooting still under investigation

Jul. 3, 2020 4:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore said Friday the shooting of a man by two officers earlier this week while he was having a behavioral health crisis remains under investigation. The officers shot the unidentified 33-year-old man multiple times Wednesday in the basement of a home after “he pulled...

Maryland officials explore vendors for November election

Jul. 3, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Officials in Maryland are evaluating companies that can print and mail ballots for the general election after a number of issues came up with the state's current vendor during the primary season. The state Board of Elections on Thursday sent a report to Gov. Larry Hogan that explains what...

Name of ex-Supreme Court justice taken off historic warship

Jul. 1, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The name of a former U.S. Supreme Court chief justice who had ruled before the Civil War that free Black people and enslaved persons were not U.S. citizens is being removed from a historic warship. Roger B. Taney’s name has been taken off the retired warship that survived the...

Police: Man critically injured after being shot by officers

Jul. 1, 2020 8:47 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore say a man is in critical condition after being shot by police. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said officers had responded to a behavioral health crisis and that the man had reportedly pulled a gun on the officers before being shot. The Baltimore Sun reports that...

Orioles sign MLB second overall pick, Arkansas OF Kjerstad

Jun. 30, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Outfielder Heston Kjerstad agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles that includes a $5.2 million signing bonus, well below the slot value of $7,789,900 assigned to the No. 2 overall pick. “Just the beginning of a new journey! Excited to be an Oriole!" Kjerstad...

NAACP working to move headquarters to nation's capital

Jun. 29, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP is working with the District of Columbia to move its headquarters from Baltimore to Washington, the civil rights organization and Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Monday. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said in a news release it has signed a letter of...

This June 25, 2020, photo shows the view of the baseball field at Fenway Park from the Bleacher Bar in Boston. Located inside the outfield structure at Fenway, it might be one of the few places where fans can watch live MLB baseball this year. Like the Knothole Gangs of the sport's early days, fans hoping to catch a glimpse of a ballgame in person this season will be pressing their faces up against hotel windows, peering through metal grates or clambering up to rooftops when baseball returns this month in otherwise empty stadiums. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

New knotholes: Good MLB views, if fans know where to look

Jun. 28, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Tucked under the center field seats at Fenway Park, down some stairs from Lansdowne Street in an area previously used as the visiting team’s batting cage, is a sports bar that is preparing to reopen from the coronavirus shutdown. Largely windowless and decorated with sepia photographs...

Maryland teen found dead; homicide investigation underway

Jun. 28, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland sheriff's office has opened a homicide investigation after a 17-year-old girl's body was found with apparent injuries in a wooded area off a walking trail. A passerby found the body in Frederick late Saturday afternoon and alerted authorities, the Frederick County...

Local elections directors want 'hybrid' voting in November

Jun. 27, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Local elections officials in Maryland have told state leaders they are best prepared to hold a “hybrid” election in the fall amid the pandemic with both voting by mail and more in-person voting centers than during the primary. In a letter Friday to the governor, legislative...

Baltimore resuming sanitation services after COVID outbreak

Jun. 27, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's trash and recycling collection services, which had been impacted by a COVID-19 outbreak among sanitation workers, will resume on Monday, the city said. Other services also resuming Monday include alley cleaning, mowing and rat abatement, The Baltimore Sun reported. Graffiti...