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The Baltimore task force trying to solve the crisis of unsolved murder

In a nondescript Baltimore warehouse, dozens of investigators are working to fix a problem that has vexed police across the country: unsolved murders. The city saw 338 homicides in 2021, and less than half, 47%, were solved. That figure is slightly lower than the national murder clearance rate — the share of cases each year that are solved, meaning police make an arrest or close the case due to other reasons.
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5 Places to See Fireworks That Aren’t the National Mall

If you’re a D.C. resident, you may want to avoid the National Mall on Independence Day, as the biggest fireworks show tends to attract the biggest crowd of non-D.C. folks. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong living like a tourist, you may not want to live like a tourist on America’s Birthday.
Camden Chat

Friday Bird Droppings: A circuitous Orioles road trip reaches its final leg

Good morning, Camden Chatters. Does it feel like forever since the Orioles have actually played a game in Baltimore? It’s no wonder — they’re about to enter the final leg of a laborious, three-city, 10-game road trip that took them from Chicago all the way to Seattle and now back to Minnesota, where they’ll begin a three-game series at Target Field tonight.

Slade Bolden Might Have Best Chance to Make Ravens As Undrafted Rookie

Ravens undrafted rookie Slade Bolden flashed at the recent minicamps with his speed, ability to make tough catches, and poise on special teams. Many draft experts believe the Ravens got another steal when they were able to sign the Alabama wide receiver after no teams selected him in the 2022 NFL draft.
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Stevenson on Strategy Against Tank: 'Just Don't Get Knocked Out…Someone Like Me, I'll Be Good'

Shakur Stevenson already knows the manner in which he can hang a victory over Gervonta Davis should the two ever meet in the ring. Stevenson, the recently unified 130-pound champion from Newark, New Jersey, was ringside for Davis’ sixth-round stoppage of Rolando Romero in their WBA lightweight title fight back in May at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Following the win, the southpaw Stevenson offered a straightforward strategy of how to defuse the Baltimore puncher.

The Atlanta Hawks look to be losing Delon Wright in free agency

The NBA free agency period has begun where teams are officially allowed to talk to free agents about contracts. They are not allowed to sign until July 6th but as a rule, once a deal has been announced it is very rare that either a team or a player will go back on it. The Atlanta Hawks needed to know where they stood before this period started.

Morning Briefing: Mets Seeking Offensive Help

Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports that Mets GM Billy Eppler has checked in on Baltimore Orioles first baseman and designated hitter Trey Mancini. For more on this story, check out our report on the possible trade to upgrade the designated hitter spot. Now onto the morning briefing!

Josiah Gray’s case for being the next Nationals’ ace

The Nationals have been looking for a way to return to the days of constantly being in contention for championships. Their current rebuild has been spearheaded by Mike Rizzo, the same man who brought the organization to new heights in 2019. The Nationals won that World Series because of their incredible starting pitching, an organizational calling card during their reign at the top of the standings. Although the Nats currently have a farm system with far more hitting talent than on the mound, the organization’s philosophy remains unchanged: hitting wins games, but pitching wins championships. In order to step into the next phase of Nationals baseball, the team will be leaning on pitchers like Josiah Gray to continue to emerge as true aces.

Baltimore Orioles: Can July bring back-to-back winning months?

Whatever you want to call it, the Baltimore Orioles are collecting mini victories as they have secured a winning month. Can July look the same?. As you assuredly know by now, the Baltimore Orioles have secured their first winning month since 2017. Is this a turning point or just a painful reminder of the woeful past we have all seen for years? Regardless, it is something to be positive about moving into the future.

Outward Bound Partners with LT Richard W. Collins Foundation, Under Armour for Three-Year Program with Maryland HBCUs

Eleven Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadets from the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park and Bowie State University (BSU) completed their five-day wilderness expedition on Friday, June 10. The expedition took the participants along a stretch of the Appalachian Trail with their Outward Bound educators. The week long challenge was the final step in the first year of the Building Bridges program that brought together over 40 cadets from the two schools, starting with a one-day program held in September 2021 at Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School's (CBOBS) Leakin Park campus. The program is sponsored by Under Armour, through its UA Freedom Initiative, which focuses on supporting front-line workers, like ROTC cadets.

Rockport Man Facing Federal Charges for Jan. 6th Capitol Riot Involvement

Federal agents have arrested a southern Indiana man for joining rioters inside the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. Paul Kovacik was arrested in Rockport earlier in June. Federal agents say he admitted to taking a train to Washington, D.C., then staying the night at a hotel in the city on January 6th.

Former NBA star Delonte West finally lands new gig

Former NBA star Delonte West, who seemed to fall on hard times after getting out of rehab, has finally secured a gig. West, who suffers from mental health and addiction issues, unabashedly admitted to the media that he was struggling and between jobs when he was found panhandling again in Alexandria, Virginia, about nine miles south of Washington, D.C.