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Ravens have far loftier goal than merely making playoffs

Dec. 9, 2019 7:25 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A year ago, the Baltimore Ravens earned a trip to the playoffs by squeezing past Cleveland on the final day of the regular season. The Ravens have already qualified for a return trip, and it's quite possible they can clinch the top seed in the AFC before the season finale against...

Police announce charges in arson investigation

Dec. 8, 2019 3:57 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore, Maryland say they've charged two men with arson as part of an investigation into several recent fires at vacant homes. Police said Sunday they charged 37-year-old William Ritchie and 41-year-old Shawn Krainer with arson. The charges are related to fires at two...

Gig work on the rise and for many, a way of life

Dec. 8, 2019 9:00 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — By day, Leah Needham buys groceries to deliver to customers in White Marsh and Middle River. But in the evenings, the shopper for online grocery service Shipt trades in her green T-shirt for a pair of ballroom dance shoes and heads to her next gig. In a Glen Burnie studio, she pursues...

Police investigate fires at vacant homes

Dec. 7, 2019 5:59 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police in Baltimore, Maryland say they're investigating several fires at vacant homes that have been set deliberately. Police said Saturday they had taken a person of interest into custody and are continuing to investigate a rash of fires in recent days. Police said there have been 17...

Blackmon, Braxton lead St Francis (PA) past UMBC 63-60

Dec. 7, 2019 3:22 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Isaiah Blackmon scored 21 points, Keith Braxton added 17 and both players grabbed six rebounds to help St. Francis (PA) hold off Maryland-Baltimore County 63-60 on Saturday. Blackmon hit 5 of 9 shots from the floor with three 3-pointers and his two free throws with 1:22 left in the game...

Mom, grandmother charged in baby's overdose death

Dec. 6, 2019 7:24 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Baltimore women have been charged in the death of a 9-month-old baby who police say fatally overdosed on fentanyl and heroin. Alexus Lorraine Taylor, 17, and Laurie Ann Taylor, 43, were arrested Thursday on charges including manslaughter and first degree child abuse resulting in the...

Indicted jail officers faced earlier excessive force claims

Dec. 5, 2019 4:27 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — When a prisoner shattered glass panes in a control center at a Baltimore jail, the staff summoned a paramilitary-style tactical team to help quell the disturbance. Some inmates used pieces of shirts or bedsheets to hide their faces. What happened at the jail on that Friday afternoon in May...

Hogan proposes $3.8B for school construction over 5 years

Dec. 5, 2019 3:59 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan proposed allocating $3.8 billion for Maryland school construction over five years and a separate measure to increase accountability in academic performance during a news conference Thursday, as education funding is expected to be a top issue in the upcoming...

Judge frees jail officers charged with excessive force

Dec. 5, 2019 9:22 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge in Baltimore has agreed to release from custody a group of correctional officers charged with using excessive force on prisoners at state-operated jails in the city. The Baltimore Sun reports that a prosecutor asked Wednesday for some of the 25 indicted officers to be held until...

4 chambers of commerce in Maryland endorse maglev train plan

Dec. 5, 2019 4:56 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Four chambers of commerce in Maryland are endorsing a plan to build a $10 billion high-speed maglev train between Baltimore and Washington. The chambers of commerce for the city of Baltimore, Baltimore County, northern Anne Arundel County and Prince George's County voiced support for the...