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Jackson scores 17 to lead UMBC past Mass.-Lowell 70-66

Feb. 16, 2019 4:27 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — KJ Jackson posted 17 points and six rebounds as Maryland-Baltimore County edged past UMass Lowell 70-66 on Saturday. UMBC's Joe Sherburne made two free throws with 15 seconds left for the final margin after Alex Rivera made a steal and basket with 1:05 to go to get UMass Lowell within two....

Gang leader called top 'trigger puller' gets life sentence

Feb. 15, 2019 7:34 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who prosecutors called Baltimore's "number one trigger puller" has been sentenced to life in prison for a gang conspiracy involving drug trafficking and killings. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland said 23-year-old Montana Barronette was sentenced Friday. He was convicted by a...

Second Fairfax accuser is intensely private single mother

Feb. 14, 2019 7:31 PM EST

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — The Maryland woman who has accused Democratic Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were students at Duke University in 2000 is a single mother who values her privacy, worked for several years as a school fundraiser and had a sometime-turbulent personal life,...

Rogue Baltimore detective sentenced in racketeering case

Feb. 12, 2019 5:05 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A disgraced Baltimore police detective who led a double life as a drug gang collaborator has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role on an out-of-control unit of city officers who resold looted narcotics, conducted brazen robberies, and falsified evidence. Momodu Gondo,...

Baltimore's troubled police force gets new acting leader

Feb. 11, 2019 5:41 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The veteran police leader from New Orleans chosen to reform Baltimore's troubled force while reducing one of the country's highest violent crime rates was on the job Monday in what could be the toughest job in American policing.  Baltimore's City Council will officially decide on...

Social media's 'Plainpotatoess' charged over viral videos

Feb. 11, 2019 9:27 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man who goes by 'Plaintpotatoess' on social media is charged with 21 counts of harassment and trespassing in connection with the making of his viral videos. The Baltimore Sun reports 20-year-old Marquel A. Carter was charged Thursday. Carter has amassed hundreds of thousands of...

Police: School monitor shot while confronting armed intruder

Feb. 8, 2019 5:47 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A special education assistant at a Baltimore high school was wounded by gunfire Friday after confronting an armed intruder trying to enter the sprawling building. Officials sprang into lockdown mode as the sound of gunshots reverberated through the building packed with students. A...

Orioles agree to $800,000 deal with RHP Nate Karns

Feb. 7, 2019 6:16 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $800,000, one-year deal with right-hander Nate Karns, who hasn't pitched since 2017. Karns missed all of last year with an elbow injury after having his 2017 season with Kansas City cut short by surgery. He's the first major league free agent secured...

Rebuilding Orioles prepare for first spring camp under Hyde

Feb. 7, 2019 5:48 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brandon Hyde began watching video of the Orioles immediately after becoming Baltimore's manager in December. He phoned several players to chat, and last month got a close look at a portion of his squad a minicamp in Sarasota, Florida. "It's been a real get-to-know process," Hyde said....

NTSB investigating worker death at Baltimore railyard

Feb. 7, 2019 5:23 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A railroad worker has been fatally injured in Baltimore, and federal investigators are trying to piece together how the deadly accident occurred. A Norfolk Southern worker was somehow killed amid the switching of cars early Thursday at the Bayview railyard in Maryland's biggest city,...