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Maryland Senate panel begins police reform hearings

Sep. 22, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland Senate panel began three days of hearings on police accountability Tuesday, with Democrats calling for long overdue reforms and Republicans criticizing the process for lacking their inclusion so far. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee started discussing 15 reform...

Baltimore must pay alleged police victim full settlement

Sep. 22, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore must stop withholding tens of thousands of dollars from an alleged victim of police misconduct, despite the city’s accusation that the Black woman violated a non-disparagement clause that was part of a 2014 settlement, a federal judge ruled Monday. The judge...

Geraldine Swann, director of community outreach at Hampstead Hill Academy in Baltimore, poses for a photograph Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in Baltimore. The pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly, as she gets up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. Finding them Chromebooks, buying eyeglasses for kids squinting at screens. Helping people get unemployment checks. Delivering groceries so a woman can feed her school-aged grandchildren while their parents recover from COVID-19.  This is what a community schools coordinator does _ and as a new academic year begins in the throes of coronavirus infections, Swann has only been busier in support of the struggling families at her diverse Baltimore charter school.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Pandemic highlights opportunity gaps in public schools

Sep. 22, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly as she deals with up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. Finding them Chromebooks, and then buying eyeglasses for kids squinting at screens. Helping people get unemployment checks. Delivering...

Baltimore County sets aside assistance money for renters

Sep. 22, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Officials in Baltimore County say that there could be as many as 24,000 eviction filings in a single month once the courts get back up to speed following the coronavirus-related closures. The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that county officials are setting aside assistance money to try...

Maryland's unemployment website update creates frustration

Sep. 21, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A new version of Maryland’s unemployment insurance portal created frustration among claimants who said they were unable to file their claims upon its launch before the issue was later resolved. The technical glitches came as BEACON 2.0, an update of the BEACON portal that...

Baltimore council set to review bill on Columbus Day change

Sep. 21, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's city council president is expected to introduce a bill Monday that would officially change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Maryland's largest city. A spokeswoman for President Brandon Scott said he expects the bill, which is cosponsored by...

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher John Means throws a pitch to the Tampa Bay Rays during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Means strikes out 12; Orioles halt Rays' surge with 2-1 win

Sep. 20, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Denied a five-game sweep and a chance to lengthen their lead in the AL East, the Tampa Bay Rays took consolation in receiving another fine performance from a member of their impressive rotation. John Means struck out a career-high 12 in a pitching duel with Tampa Bay lefty Ryan Yarbrough,...

Driver dies after being ejected from car on Maryland beltway

Sep. 20, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland woman died early Sunday after it appears a car struck her disabled vehicle along Baltimore’s beltway, ejecting her before she was struck by oncoming traffic, police said. Danielle Tavakoly, 35, of Owings Mills, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Maryland...

FILE - In this April 21, 2020 file photo, a man covers himself from rain with an umbrella as he walks in front of the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore.  With every face mask, bottle of hand sanitizer and pair of disposable gloves it acquires, the Baltimore Museum of Art is moving one more socially distanced step closer to reopening fully to the public, six months after locking its doors as the coronavirus pandemic descended on Maryland. The state’s largest museum began welcoming visitors Sept. 16, though the capacity was limited and galleries will reopen in phases.  (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Baltimore Museum of Art reimagines safe museum experience

Sep. 20, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — With every face mask, bottle of hand sanitizer and pair of disposable gloves it acquires, the Baltimore Museum of Art is moving one more socially distanced step closer to reopening fully to the public, six months after locking its doors as the coronavirus pandemic descended on Maryland....

Tampa Bay Rays' Randy Arozarena celebrates his two-run home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Streaking Rays beat Orioles 3-1 to maintain lead in AL East

Sep. 19, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — It's the time of year when teams in contention start scoreboard watching, a trait that rings true even during a shortened 60-game season played in empty ballparks. The AL East-leading Tampa Bay are doing it. And for the moment, they're looking down at the competition in the standings....