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Historic section of Pimlico not safe for Preakness seating

Apr. 15, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 6,700 grandstand seats at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course are not safe, an engineering firm has determined, meaning roughly 18 percent of the historic track's seating capacity will be cordoned-off when it hosts one of America's premier horse races next month. Some city lawmakers...

Health and safety conditions worsen in US-subsidized housing

Apr. 9, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — In this city known for pre-Civil War mansions, a young mother shared a government-funded apartment with her three small children and a legion of cockroaches. They lurked in the medicine cabinet, under the refrigerator, behind a picture on the wall. The mother nudged a bedroom dresser...

Baltimore sues to block move of Preakness Stakes

Mar. 20, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has ratcheted up a bitter dispute with the owners of a historic racetrack in an effort to seize a nearly 150-year-old course and block the move of one of America's premier horse races out of the city where it was first run in 1873. Under state law, the Preakness Stakes —...

Baltimore starts demolition of block in sea of vacant houses

Mar. 13, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Crews in Baltimore started demolishing a blighted block of vacant homes Wednesday as the city ramps up efforts to reduce its thousands of boarded-up eyesores. Mayor Catherine Pugh said her administration is committed to build from areas of strength to eliminate abandoned houses and "pave...

Amid high expectations, new Baltimore police leader sworn in

Mar. 12, 2019 8:21 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Harrison was sworn in Tuesday as Baltimore's new police commissioner, inheriting a dysfunctional force that's long been distrusted by many in this starkly divided city where misconduct by officers and chronically high rates of violent crime are just some of the many systemic...