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Michael Phelps Appears In New Documentary About Anxiety

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Baltimore-native Olympian Michael Phelps is spreading the word bout anxiety in a new documentary.

Top Stories: Baltimore Klan Member Arrested, Two Local Officials Blocked from Hogan’s Crime Meeting, Later Start Times at 3 Private Schools

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Our most popular story this week concerned a 52-year-old Baltimore City resident named Richard Preston, who authorities last weekend pegged as the guy who fired a shot at a black protester during the Aug. 12 unrest in Charlottesville, Va. As it turns out, Preston is also an imperial wizard of Rosedale’s Ku Klux Klan chapter. Several years ago, he tried to convince locals at a Klan meeting in Elkton that his white supremacist organization is somehow not a hate group.

The ACLU of Virginia said it sent the clip of Preston allegedly firing a pistol (and possibly shouting the n-word) at a black man nearby wielding a homemade flamethrower. Police showed up at his house on Cedonia Avenue in Northeast Baltimore’s Cedmont neighborhood on Saturday. He was formally charged in Charlottesville General District Court with one felony count of discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.

Preston is no stranger to (alleged) criminal behavior. State court records show he was charged with assault and use of a deadly weapon with intent to injure in 2003, first-degree rape in 1991 and assault in two other incidents. In each case, the charges were eventually dropped.

Here were Baltimore Fishbowl’s other top reads over the last seven days:

Michael and Nicole Phelps Are Having Another Baby

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The Phelps family, Courtesy Michael Phelps/Facebook

Boomer Phelps is getting a brother or sister.

Phelps Loses ‘Shark Week’ Race to Computer-Simulated Great White Shark

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Still via YouTube/Discovery Channel

In an athletic showdown between the Baltimore Bullet and one of nature’s most feared beasts, nature triumphed…sort of.

Here’s the Trailer for that Race Between Michael Phelps and a Great White Shark

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Still via Discovery/YouTube

Make no mistake: The Discovery Channel is known for putting hype over science during its annual summertime Shark Week specials. But when the program involves 23-time Olympic gold medalist and Baltimore native Michael Phelps, a little bit of hype is justified.

Michael Phelps is So Over Swimming With Humans

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Michael Phelps retired from competitive swimming, but he sounds like he still has some fire left in him.

Michael Phelps Teases Another Potential Comeback, But Says it’s Unlikely Right Now

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Courtesy Under Armour/YouTube

Baltimore-native swimming legend is enjoying life outside of the pool, from the new experiences of fatherhood to being a brand ambassador and a hopeful angel investor. However, he hasn’t entirely ruled out the possibility of unretiring for a second time.

Michael Phelps to Help Kick Off Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

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It seems winning 23 gold medals just wasn’t enough for Towson native Michael Phelps. The all-time great Olympian swimmer is reportedly jumping back in the water for Shark Week this summer.

Nicole and Michael Phelps Got Married A Third Time

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Courtesy Boone Studios/BRIDES

In the span of just over two months, Michael Phelps has gone from being unmarried in the public eye to having tied the knot three separate times.