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Mother of 15-year-old Nykayla Strawder fighting for justice after daughter's death

BALTIMORE -- For the mother of 15-year-old Nykayla Strawder, the grief is unbearable."I can't sleep. I have bags under my eyes," Nykerah Strawder said in a new interview with WJZ. "No matter how many times I try to close my eyes, I see her." She is still demanding justice after police say a 9-year-old boy somehow gained access to a relative's gun and shot Nykayla on her front porch.  "Put the guns away! Put them up! Hide them so your kids don't get it," Strawder said. While an adult can face a misdemeanor charge for leaving a gun accessible to a minor,...
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Missing Baltimore woman & grandson found in Anne Arundel County

BALTIMORE -- A Baltimore woman and her grandson were found Tuesday morning, five days after they were reported missing.Marthann Davis, 72, and her 4-year-old grandson, Ashton, were found about 8:30 a.m. on Avenue in Millersville. Police said they were taken to an area hospital."He might not even be able to tell us exactly what happened. I just know he was able to make it out," Jonathan Davis, Ashton's father and Marthann's son, said Wednesday. "Under the circumstances, it's a miracle."Ashton was a couple miles away, drinking water from a hose, his parents said. He was tired and hungry with several...
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MLB odds: Surprise team moves into playoff contention, huge liability

A team that last won an MLB playoff series eight years ago and were sellers, not buyers, at the trade deadline, has moved into wild-card contention. And, if they can win it all, look for some serious gambling implications. The under-the-radar Baltimore Orioles – quick, name their manager – are...
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Maryland Weather: Potential for storms triggers Flood Watch

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore area has been looking at a high of 90 degrees on Wednesday with mostly moderate humidity in place.But with a cold front draped across Maryland, showers and thunderstorms are likely.An Areal Flood Warning is in effect for Anne Arundel and Prince George's counties until 11 p.m.Also, a Flood Watch remains in effect for Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Prince George's, St. Mary's, and Washington counties until 11:00 p.m.An Areal Flood Warning is in effect for Allegany County until 11:15 p.m.An Areal Flood Warning is in effect for Anne Arundel, Montgomery, and Prince...
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PLAY Campaign brings Maryland children to Oriole Park

BALTIMORE – For many of us, the thought of playing baseball at iconic Oriole Park at Camden Yards would be a dream come true.On Wednesday, upwards of 50 children got the chance to turn that dream into a reality when they took swings and ran through several drills on the legendary baseball diamond.It's all thanks to the PLAY Campaign, which aims to promote the importance of children living a healthy lifestyle while also giving them unforgettable experiences.Wednesday's event was put on by the Orioles' training staff, the Taylor Hooton Foundation and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation.Brian Parker, director of education...
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Severn man, 20, killed in Anne Arundel County motorcycle crash

BALTIMORE -- A 20-year-old man was killed Tuesday evening in a motorcycle crash in Anne Arundel County, authorities said.The two-vehicle crash happened about 8:30 p.m. near the corner of Telegraph Road and Buckingham Place in Severn, according to an Anne Arundel County Police crash report.Police said a motorcycle was heading south on Telegraph Road with a flashing yellow signal when a car with a flashing red light turned left from Buckingham onto Telegraph Road.The two vehicles collided at the intersection.The motorcycle's driver, 20-year-old Lucas Giovanni Ross of Severn, was taken to a hospital but did not survive, police said. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Maryland man's second lottery jackpot comes more than a decade later

Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Maryland Lottery player said his persistence paid off when he scored a $50,000 jackpot more than a decade after winning a $25,000 prize. The 58-year-old Middle River man told Maryland Lottery officials he used one of his personal sets of numbers when he bought a ticket for the Aug. 4 Bonus Match 5 drawing at the Royal Farms #015 store in Essex.
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Former teacher & nonprofit exec tapped for Baltimore City school board

BALTIMORE -- Andrew Coy, a nonprofit executive and former city schools teacher, has been appointed to the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners, Mayor Brandon Scott announced Wednesday.Coy is a former teacher and technology integration specialist who served as a senior advisor on President Obama's Tech and Innovation Team, the Mayor's Office said. He is set to take over for Commissioner Michelle Bondima, whose term expired last summer."He brings a breadth of experience to this role, and I'm positive he will leverage this knowledge to put our young people in the best position possible to achieve their dreams and achieve...
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Man, 37, hospitalized in Baltimore shooting, police say

BALTIMORE -- Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting Wednesday that sent a 37-year-old man to the hospital, Baltimore Police said.A Southwest District officer was on patrol in the 1900 block of Edmondson Avenue at 10:43 a.m. when a driver pulled up alongside him and told him a passenger in his vehicle had been shot, police said.The unidentified 37-year-old passenger was taken to a hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately known.Detectives eventually determined that the man had been shot in the 1300 block of North Cary Street, according to authorities. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2488 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.
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Baltimore boy, 9, allegedly shoots girl, 15, on her front porch; family claims it was no accident

A 9-year-old is accused of fatally shooting 15-year-old Nykayia Strawder over the weekend, and her family claims it was no accident. The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) on Sunday identified the 9-year-old suspect in the Aug. 6 shooting that occurred at Strawder's family home on the 600 block on Linnard Street, saying the boy was "playing with a loaded handgun when it accidentally discharged, striking the 15-year-old in the head."
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Funeral arrangements set for 15-year-old NyKayla Strawder

The family of 15-year-old NyKayla Strawder on Wednesday announced her funeral arrangements. Video above: Vigil held for teen, family believes shooting was intentional. NyKayla was fatally shot on her front porch Saturday in west Baltimore. There will be a viewing from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Aug. 18 at...
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Maryland universities drop COVID-19 vaccine requirements, masks optional

The University of Maryland Baltimore dropped COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all of its faculty, staff and contractors who work on campus at the beginning of August. The move affects more than 10,000 individuals with ties to the college. Several universities across the state have already adopted similar rules as students...
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