Baltimore News

Fiery Orioles Manager Earl Weaver Dead at 82

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Earl Weaver always was up for an argument, especially with an umpire. At the slightest provocation, the Earl of Baltimore would spin his hat back, point his finger squarely at an ump's chest and then fire away....

Baltimore Cop Indicted on Drug, Weapons Charges

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BALTIMORE, Md. - A federal grand jury on Jan. 17 indicted Baltimore police officer Kendell Richburg, 36, on gun and drug conspiracy charges, federal prosecutors and Baltimore police officials announced Jan. 18. According to federal prosecutors, Richburg, who lives...

MD Gov. Seeks Death Penalty Repeal

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Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) announced he is seeking repeal of the death penalty in the state, drawing the praise of the human rights community. “The death penalty does not work in terms of preventing violent crime,” the Democratic governor...

Black Leadership Convenes for a Better Maryland

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Businesses owners, community organizations, policy makers, and area university faculty and staff have come together to form the Better Maryland Committee, a conglomerate of leaders concerned with issues affecting first, the Baltimore African-American community, as well as residents statewide. The...

Maryland Obama Inaugural Service Events Run from Capoeira to Canned Food

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WASHINGTON - Skher Brown, leader of the International Capoeira Angola Foundation of Baltimore, needs just five volunteers to help his organization paint and move into its new studio. For help, he turned to the organizers of the National Day of...

Gov. O’Malley Pledges $25 Million in State Funds for Affordable Rental Housing

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ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Martin O’Malley announced plans on Friday to commit $25 million in state funds for the development of affordable rental housing. The investment, which will be added to the 2014 state budget, is expected to create 1,900 jobs...

Death Penalty, Gas and Guns: Md. Legislature 2013 Opens

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ANNAPOLIS – Gun control, the death penalty, transportation and environmental legislation were expected to be top priorities for state lawmakers as the Maryland General Assembly convened for its 433rd legislative session Wednesday in Annapolis. In the wake of the mass...

Police Engage Faith Leaders in Crime Fight

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The Baltimore City Police Department has put out an open call to local bishops, pastors and rabbis in hopes that the faith community will become a more integral part of a new anti-crime strategy. In a three-hour presentation and panel session at...

Baltimore Child Actor to Portray Young Frederick Douglass in PBS Film

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(January 3, 2012 UPDATED) BALTIMORE – Anthony Michael Hobbs, a child actor and second grade student at Baltimore’s Our Lady of Victory catholic school, will portray a young Frederick Douglass in the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) special The Abolitionist...

Five Generations of Williams

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Mary Tyler Turns 85 Mary Tyler, long time Turner’s Station, Md. resident, celebrated her 85th birthday with family members representing five generations. They are, from left, standing, Taevon Williams, great grandson, Lisa James, granddaughter and seated, Helen James, daughter, Mary...

Baltimore Centenarian Celebrates a New Year

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The year was 1909 when Julia Magruder Murray was born to Clifton and Gertrude Johnson by lamp light. And if you ask her, a lot has changed in the two different centuries in which she’s lived. For one, most buildings...

Morgan Regents Reconsider Wilson Termination, Extend Contract for One Year

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The Morgan State University Board of Regents decided to renew President David Wilson’s contract for one year, three weeks after announcing his existing three year contract would not be renewed at its expiration in June, 2013. The announcement came after...