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Court: Md transit agency violated 4th Amendment over fares

Nov. 15, 2019 6:25 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — An appeals court has ruled the Maryland Transit Administration violated the constitutional rights of passengers when sweeping train cars to ensure fares were paid. The Daily Records reports the Court of Special Appeals on Thursday said the suspicionless sweep amounted to unconstitutional...

Immigrants, led by Jamaicans, slow Baltimore population loss

Nov. 14, 2019 5:31 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Steve McMurray was not long out of high school when he moved to the United States. He left St. Mary Parish, a rural area in northeastern Jamaica, for trade school in Miami. He spent about a year and a half there, met a Jamaican girl with family in Maryland, and they moved here. Their...

It’s Jackson vs. Watson in duel between Ravens and Texans

Nov. 14, 2019 5:05 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans each have used a dual-threat quarterback and an opportunistic defense to become first-place teams in the AFC. Now it’s time to find out who does it better. The Ravens (7-2) have won five straight, their longest winning streak since 2006, and...

Baltimore records 300 homicides for fifth consecutive year

Nov. 14, 2019 9:55 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore has reached 300 homicides in a year for the fifth year in a row. Detective Donny Moses told WBAL-AM the total reached 300 Thursday morning with the shooting deaths of a man and a woman. The Baltimore Sun reports the city is on track to see one of its most violent...

Maryland governor names new chief legislative officer

Nov. 14, 2019 4:45 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has named a new chief legislative officer to work with the General Assembly. The Republican governor named Keiffer Mitchell to the post on Wednesday. Mitchell is a Democrat and former legislator who represented a Baltimore district. He served in the House of...

Ravens’ Jackson masters art of winning while having fun

Nov. 13, 2019 10:35 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — There are times when Lamar Jackson displays the style and exuberance of a youngster playing football on the street with friends. Seemingly unaffected by the responsibility of being an NFL starting quarterback, Jackson relishes the opportunity to run, pass and match wits with...

Judge tosses lawsuit over article tying lawyer to neo-Nazis

Nov. 13, 2019 5:18 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday threw out a Baltimore attorney’s lawsuit accusing the Southern Poverty Law Center of defaming him in an article and a “hate map” that tied him to a neo-Nazi group. The First Amendment protects the law center’s publications...

Horvath scores 21 to lift UMBC over St. Mary's (Md.) 79-57

Nov. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Brandon Horvath had 21 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and four assists as Maryland-Baltimore County routed Division III member St. Mary's (Md.) 79-57 on Wednesday. Tied at 33 at halftime, UMBC went on an 11-3 run to make it 57-46 with just over 10 minutes to play. The Retrievers led by...

Baltimore police release video in armed man's fatal shooting

Nov. 13, 2019 7:06 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police have released body camera and surveillance video showing a robbery suspect in a struggle with two officers before he was fatally shot. News outlets report the video released Tuesday shows the moments leading up to the shooting Oct. 30 that killed 24-year-old John Feggins....

Baltimore to soon stop taking public housing applications

Nov. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Housing Authority of Baltimore City says they will soon stop accepting applications because more than 14,000 applicants are already on a waitlist that's averaging a wait time of more than five years. News outlets report the agency announced Tuesday that residents have until Dec. 13 to...