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Two men shot within 40 minutes last night in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Baltimore City Police say two men were shot last night in separate parts of the city. Just before 10:30 p.m., police were called to the 5300 block of Reisterstown Road for a report of a shooting. They found a 55-year-old man who had been shot. Police...
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Mayor Scott signs Police Accountability Board bill into law

(WEAA)—On Thursday, Mayor Brandon Scott signed the Police Accountability Board into law. He was joined by several city officials, including Councilman Mark Conway (D-4), who spoke with Gabe Ortis Wednesday evening ahead of the signing. Baltimore’s City Council passed the bill on Monday with several amendments, include allowing former...
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North Beach Theater Issues Challenge

It wasn’t a production of the Wizard of Oz, but teen actors on stage in North Beach belted out Over the Rainbow Sunday night anyway. It was the last performance of the Twin Beach Player’s teen show The Alibis. But the song isn’t a part of the script.

Scott Signs Bill Establishing Baltimore City Police Accountability Board

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mayor Brandon Scott on Thursday signed into law a bill establishing a police accountability board as part of his administration’s effort to restore trust between the community and the Baltimore Police Department. The legislation was passed Monday by the Baltimore City Council. It establishes the 17-member board, whose duties include reviewing police complaints and appointing citizens to serve on an administrative charging committee, which will be tasked with recommending discipline for officers formally accused of misconduct. The final version of the bill included multiple amendments, one of them leaving the door open to former officers serving on the board. Councilman...
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Teens Take the Stage

Ken Starkes sees teens as capable and full of potential. Both as club director for the Boys & Girls Club at Bates Middle School from 2015 to 2017 and now as outreach coordinator for Maryland Hall, he has let the young people he mentors lead the way. “I don’t tell...
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Restaurateurs to open Garten by Preserve

Michelle and Jeremy Hoffman, the owners of Preserve in Annapolis, are bringing their innovative, farm-to-table cuisine to Severna Park this summer. The couple have transformed the former Café Bretton space, at 849 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., into a biergarten-inspired restaurant, called Garten by Preserve, that will feature classic German food, some French dishes, as well as some Preserve favorites.

Ballot Referendum Petition Aims to Lower Baltimore City’s Property Tax Rate

A “grassroots” coalition called Renew Baltimore is launching a petition effort to lower Baltimore City’s property tax rate. If the petition is signed by at least 10,000 Baltimore City voters, a referendum – referred to as a “Question” – will be included on the ballot for voters to consider in the General Election in November.

Prosecutors slam Mosby's motion to dismiss charges, calling it 'baseless hyperbole'

BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Federal prosecutors have responded to Marilyn Mosby's motion to dismiss perjury charges against her, calling her arguments "Orwellian" and "baseless hyperbole," according to a new court filing. Mosby, the Baltimore City State's Attorney, had previously sought to dismiss all the charges against her, claiming that the...

Detectives Ask for Assistance in Locating Missing 15-Year-Old

Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old from Burtonsville. Jozlyenn Sanderson was last seen on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at approximately 1:48 a.m., in the 4300 block of Tazewell Ter.
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Celebrating a Forgotten Author

James M. Cain was born on July 1, 1892 in Annapolis and has been one of the city’s most controversial figures ever since. A novelist, journalist, and screenwriter, he’s best known for his masterpieces of noir fiction, including The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934), Double Indemnity (1936), and Mildred Pierce (1941). His fiction gained the reputation for being nitty-gritty and wound up in its very own genre called “hard-boiled” fiction, a special crime category that lumped detectives, corrupt politicians, sex, and violence all together. One of his biographers, David Madden, calls him “the 20-minute egg of the hard-boiled school.” That is to say, very, very hard. 

Body-worn camera video shows deadly encounter between Baltimore County officers, Essex man

(WBFF) — New video released by the Maryland Attorney General's office shows what happened between Baltimore County Police and a man in Essex in May. On May 4, police say they shot and killed 39-year-old Ralph Picarello III. Officers were called to the home at 4 that afternoon. Family members told police that Picarello had been throwing things at someone inside the home.