New rule would cut emissions at BRESCO incinerator, but nearby residents say it’s not enough

Marvin Hayes, manager of the Baltimore Compost Collective, speaks at a rally calling on the operators of the BRESCO incinerator to further reduce emissions. Photo by Brandon Block.

Laqeisha Greene’s children suffer from asthma, and she said they’ve been hospitalized for it three times in the past year and a half.

“My children can’t go outside to play,” the South Baltimore resident said, “because of these emissions that are being produced by BRESCO.”

Harford County Sheriff’s Office releases more details about deadly shooting at Rite Aid distribution center

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler, center, and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, right, address the media on Sept. 21. Image via Facebook Live.

Snochia Moseley was only in her second week of work at a Rite Aid distribution center near Aberdeen when, yesterday morning, she opened fire, killing three.

ACLU bites back at Sessions for spreading misinformation about Baltimore’s consent decree

Jeff Sessions at a Trump campaign rally. Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

In a speech before law enforcement officers Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions denounced consent decrees as a contributor to rising crime in American cities like Chicago and Baltimore, where those court orders requiring police departments to fix complex internal issues have been implemented to confront corruption and discrimination by officers.

Suspect dead of self-inflicted wound in Harford County mass shooting; three dead, three injured

The Rite Aid distribution center where the shooting took place. Image via Google Street View.

For the second time in a year, multiple people have died in a workplace mass shooting in Harford County.

Towson man indicted as part of $364 million Ponzi scheme

U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert Hur, announcing the indictment. Still via livestream from Fox 45.

A Towson man has been indicted in a Ponzi scheme said to be one of the “largest ever charged in Maryland,” after working with co-conspirators in Texas and Nevada to defraud hundreds of investors of more than $364 million to use for their own personal gain, prosecutors say.

Hopkins conducting ‘thorough internal review’ after mother accuses anesthesiologist of insulting son, making him pee in bottle

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Johns Hopkins Hospital says it’s undertaking a “thorough internal review” of an alleged incident that’s gone viral on social media, in which a mother wrote that an anesthesiologist there made insulting and racist comments to her son before a procedure and had him pee into a bottle instead of letting him use the bathroom.

Mark Judge, conservative writer at the center of the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations, is a contributor at the locally run Splice Today

An official portrait of Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Court of Appeals the District of Columbia Circuit, via Wikimedia Commons

College professor Christine Blasey Ford has come forward with allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh “pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it” during a high school party in the 1980s, according to a story in The Washington Post.

When Ford tried to scream, Kavanaugh allegedly put his hand over her mouth.

Ford also said there was another man in the room, conservative writer Mark Judge, who was watching and eventually jumped on top of her and Kavanaugh, sending all three to the floor. Both men were “stumbling drunk,” she told the Post.

City places smart trash cans in South Baltimore, looks to add more in other neighborhoods

Mayor Catherine Pugh uses one of the city’s new smart trash cans as Department of Public Works Director Rudy Chow watches. Image still via Charm TV.

More than 60 solar-powered smart trash cans hit the streets in South Baltimore today, marking the start of a program for the cans that compact trash and recyclables using energy from the sun and can signal to trash collectors when they need to be emptied.

Bill would set new max speed limits—including 25 mph on ‘arterial roads’—for Baltimore’s streets and alleys

Photo by Ethan McLeod

Legislation being introduced before the Baltimore City Council tonight would require the Department of Transportation to set new “general maximum” speed limits for city roads, capping legal speed limits at 25 mph for arterial roads, 20 mph for local roads and 15 mph for alleyways.

Vatican taps Baltimore’s archbishop to investigate alleged sexual harassment by newly resigned West Virginia bishop

Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori. Photo via Archdiocese of Baltimore.

By order of the Pope himself, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori is headed to West Virginia today to spearhead an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment of adults by a now-former bishop.