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Md. lawmakers want to boost sanctions for murder-for-hire

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By Zach Shapiro

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Murder-for-hire is a misdemeanor in Maryland, and prosecutors have just three years to bring charges. State lawmakers from both parties want to change that.

Gubernatorial candidate Jim Shea says MDOT chief should resign over Baltimore Metro shutdown

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Local defense attorney and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Shea says Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn should step down after the state has effectively admitted it knew, but didn’t act on major safety issues in Baltimore’s metro system.

Man wanted in 9 robberies at Subway, Dunkin’ Donuts locations around Baltimore

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The FBI and city police have released a pair of surveillance videos taken days apart at local  Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts chains in hopes of catching a serial armed robber.

BGE is testing autonomous drone inspection of power lines

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Baltimore Gas and Electric Company recently partnered to test an autonomous drone inspection system in Maryland.

Baltimore public defender Todd Oppenheim won’t seek judgeship in 2018

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Todd Oppenheim announces his candidacy for judge in 2015. Image still via YouTube.

Public defender Todd Oppenheim today announced he will not seek a judgeship in Baltimore City Circuit Court this election cycle.

GTTF-Protected Drug Dealers Sentenced to Prison Time, Sold Heroin Tied to Fatal Overdoses in Counties

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Momodu Gondo, a former city police officer who helped sell drugs in a heroin ring in. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Two Baltimore men who worked with a corrupt city police officer in the Gun Trace Task Force to sell heroin in North Baltimore have been sentenced to 25 and nearly 16 years in prison.

Report: State Plans to Shut Down Baltimore Metro Again This August

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Baltimore’s subway commuters will reportedly need to plan ahead for a second system-wide shutdown this year.

Loch Raven High School Student Charged in Gun Scare

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The 14-year-old who brought a pellet gun to Loch Raven High School yesterday, leading to a lockdown as Baltimore County police tactical units and officers searched the building, has been charged as a juvenile with disturbing activities at school and having dangerous weapons on school property.

Student in Custody After Lockdown at Loch Raven HS; Pellet Gun Recovered

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Loch Raven High School was placed on lockdown late this morning after a school resource officer approached a 14-year-old student believed to be carrying a gun in their backpack, county authorities said.

Here’s how Baltimore leaders pitched Amazon to bring HQ2 to Port Covington

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Last month, we learned that Baltimore wasn’t on the shortlist of cities being considered by Amazon for its second headquarters. With the proposal to bring HQ2 to Port Covington no longer in the running, officials made the bid publicly available this week.