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New Md. governor pledges to help Baltimore reduce violence

Feb. 03, 2023 19:09 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, who took office last month, has pledged to work closely with Baltimore leaders to reduce gun violence by addressing the complex social forces underlying the city’s longstanding struggle to improve public safety. His approach comes in...

Elias welcomes expectations fueled by Orioles' potential

Feb. 03, 2023 16:56 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles general manager Mike Elias is happy to accept some of the blame if expectations are a little harder to manage this season. “I believe our rebuild is behind us and we've got an incredible chance now to be a very, very competitive team for years,” Elias...

Judges hear appeal from victim's family in Adnan Syed case

Feb. 02, 2023 17:28 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The protracted legal odyssey of Adnan Syed, whose murder case rose to prominence through the hit podcast “Serial,” marked its latest development Thursday when a Maryland appeals court considered whether the victim’s family experienced improper treatment when a...

Grandmother indicted after boy, 9, fatally shoots teen girl

Feb. 02, 2023 17:20 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore grandmother faces criminal charges for failing to secure the gun that her 9-year-old grandson was carrying when he fatally shot a teenage girl last summer, officials announced Thursday, saying the indictment should serve as a warning about the importance of safe...

Bryan Adams, crafting albums amid Grammy Award nomination

Feb. 02, 2023 16:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Adams may have nabbed his first Grammy nomination in over two decades, but he won't be at the ceremony. He's got a gig that night. The Canadian rock star had committed to a concert in Las Vegas on Sunday and he didn't want to disappoint his fans or his crew...

No lease extension, but O's and governor tout partnership

Feb. 01, 2023 23:49 PM EST

The Baltimore Orioles and Maryland Gov. Wes Moore announced a joint commitment to what they called a “multi-decade, public-private partnership" to revitalize the Camden Yards sports complex. The statement from the team and the state's new governor came Wednesday, the deadline for...

Violence frustrates historic Black cultural hub in Baltimore

Feb. 01, 2023 16:58 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Johnson-Winfield remembers when west Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue attracted locals and tourists alike to its renowned jazz clubs, upscale shops and vibrant nightlife. Back then, the bustling commercial strip, also known as The Avenue, was a Black cultural hub frequented...

Tyre Nichols beating raises scrutiny on 'elite' police units

Jan. 31, 2023 20:16 PM EST

A car with dark tinted windows circles the block a few times before swerving onto the sidewalk. A handful of armed plainclothes police officers jump out and order everyone out of a double-parked car so they can search it, striking terror in the seconds before red and blue lights flash or an officer...

'Amtrak Joe' Biden hails plans for big East Coast tunnel fix

Jan. 30, 2023 18:51 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Greeted by the cheerful blare of a train horn, President Joe Biden stood Monday before a decrepit rail tunnel that he estimated he's been through 1,000 times — fearing for decades it might collapse. “For years, people talked about fixing this tunnel,” Biden...

Maryland shootings, crash leave 1 dead, 2 children injured

Jan. 29, 2023 12:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — One man died and four others -- two young children among them -- were seriously injured following a shooting and related car crash in Maryland’s largest city, police said on Sunday while still seeking information about what happened. The violence happened early...