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Plan to help tenants using housing vouchers meets opposition

Oct. 21, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A GOP leader and the local chapter of a political group are voicing opposition to a Baltimore County plan that blocks landlords from refusing to rent to low-income tenants who use federal vouchers. The Baltimore Sun reports the bill, introduced by County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr.,...

Confident Ravens roll into bye week with 3-game win streak

Oct. 21, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Combining the versatility of quarterback Lamar Jackson with an opportunistic defense, the Baltimore Ravens charged into their bye with a three-game winning streak and a healthy lead in the AFC North. A week of rest should enable the Ravens (5-2) to get back wide receiver Marquise...

ICYMI in NFL Week 7: Lions fans call out officiating circus

Oct. 21, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

It was a fitting form of protest, given the circus that NFL officiating has become, game after game, week after week: A trio of spectators wore clown makeup and black-and-white striped jerseys in the stands at the Detroit Lions' home game against the Minnesota Vikings. Other fans who wore officials' shirts...

Ex-Baltimore mayor D'Alesandro, Pelosi's brother, dies at 90

Oct. 20, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. He was 90. A spokesman for Pelosi said D'Alesandro died Sunday morning at his north Baltimore home after complications from a stroke. Pelosi says in a statement that she and her family...

Plastic foam ban takes effect in Baltimore

Oct. 20, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A ban on plastic foam containers aimed at businesses that sell food has taken effect in Baltimore. Local media outlets report the ban on the material commonly referred to as Styrofoam began Saturday. The city council passed the ordinance in April. The ban applies to all food service...

Body of US Rep. Cummings will lie in state at Capitol

Oct. 19, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The body of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol next week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office said in a news release that a formal ceremony open to members of Congress, the Cummings family and invited guests will be held...

Mayor moves to rename Baltimore courthouse for Cummings

Oct. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor wants to name a downtown courthouse after the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. The Baltimore Sun reports Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young said Friday he intends to file legislation soon with the City Council. The Courthouse East building would become known as Elijah E....

Cummings remembered as a mentor to many in Baltimore

Oct. 18, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The top prosecutor in Baltimore knew exactly where to go for guidance after she made the decision to file charges in an explosive case involving the death of a black man in police custody. She called Rep. Elijah Cummings, her trusted adviser and friend. After that call in May 2015, State's...

Funeral services set for US Rep. Elijah Cummings

Oct. 18, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A wake and funeral for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will be held next week at the church where he worshipped for nearly four decades. New Psalmist Baptist Church spokeswoman Joi Thomas said in an email that services for the Maryland Democrat are scheduled for Oct. 25. She said the wake will...

Man sentenced to 75 years in death of 7-year-old girl

Oct. 18, 2019 12:23 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for his role in a gun battle that killed a 7-year-old girl. The Baltimore Sun reports that Keon Gray was sentenced Friday after being convicted in August of second-degree murder in the 2018 death of Taylor Hayes. Prosecutors said...