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Baltimore police using less force amid ongoing reform effort

Jan. 26, 2023 17:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Since the Baltimore Police Department started overhauling its practices through a series of court-ordered reforms in 2017, officers have become significantly less likely to use force against members of the public, such as brandishing a service weapon, deploying a stun gun or...

Moore names Paul Wiedefeld Maryland transportation secretary

Jan. 24, 2023 17:08 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore appointed Paul Wiedefeld, a former general manager and CEO of Metro, to be the state's transportation secretary Tuesday. The appointment is a significant one for the new governor, who has made transportation a top priority of his...

Ex-prosecutor's defense team can't quit now, prosecutors say

Jan. 22, 2023 16:57 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — After attorneys for Baltimore’s former top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby asked to stop representing her in an ongoing perjury and mortgage fraud case, federal prosecutors filed a motion Saturday opposing the request. They said the judge should require five of...

Morgan club lacrosse captain aims to restore school’s glory

Jan. 22, 2023 09:08 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Morgan State University hasn’t had an NCAA lacrosse team in over 40 years. Kobie Johnson, president and captain of the school’s club team, wants to change that. “Last fall, I came on campus with a purpose and with a plan to build this team up as strong and as...

Mancini, Cubs finalize $14 million, 2-year contract

Jan. 21, 2023 16:33 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Trey Mancini and the Chicago Cubs finalized a $14 million, two-year contract. He gets $7 million in each of the next two seasons and has a conditional right to opt out after this season if he has at least 350 plate appearances. Mancini, a cancer...

Gov. Moore releases $63 billion Maryland budget plan

Jan. 20, 2023 16:15 PM EST

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore released his $63 billion budget plan for the state Friday, outlining education and transportation as priorities amid a large budget surplus while maintaining an ample Rainy Day Fund to be prepared for an economic downturn. Moore, a Democrat, described his...

Life sentence sought for suspect in Baltimore jail killing

Jan. 20, 2023 15:32 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s new top prosecutor, Ivan Bates, announced Friday that he’ll personally prosecute a defendant accused of strangling his deaf cellmate while awaiting trial in another murder case last year. The case has raised significant questions about the city’s...

Marilyn Mosby's defense team asks to withdraw before trial

Jan. 19, 2023 18:50 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — As Baltimore’s former top prosecutor Marilyn Mosby prepares to face perjury and mortgage fraud charges, her entire defense team requested Thursday to withdraw from the case. The motion — filed on behalf of her six private lawyers — came after a series of...

Foundation empties coffers to fund Black paper in Baltimore

Jan. 19, 2023 13:41 PM EST

In a rare move for philanthropy, Adam Holofcener and his family emptied their foundation’s coffers and gave $1 million — nearly all the money it had left to give — to support Lisa Snowden-McCray’s dream: a free newspaper staffed by Black editors and writers in Baltimore to provide news...

Wes Moore sworn in as Maryland's first Black governor

Jan. 19, 2023 06:31 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore was sworn in as the state’s first Black governor on Wednesday, pledging to work for greater inclusion and economic equity while also focusing on improving education, fighting crime and climate change. Moore, after being introduced by...