Donna Hamilton retires after 23 years as an anchor for WBAL-TV

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WBAL-TV has bid goodbye to longtime reporter and anchor Donna Hamilton.

City firefighter charged with assault after altercation at May 14 bike lane meeting

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When Ryan Patterson and his son joined dozens of others at the Baltimore School for the Arts Recital Hall for a public meeting on May 14, Patterson knew to expect some tension in the room. This assembly concerned the Downtown Bike Network—its segments on Madison and Centre streets, specifically—and bike lanes are, as Patterson puts it, “a hot issue that a lot of people have opinions about.”

What Patterson didn’t expect was a physical altercation. Soon after the meeting began, a “commotion” erupted in the back of the room, Patterson says.

“The crowd jumped out of their seats, and this white, bald guy in the back of the room lifted this young, black guy up by the throat,” he says.

Teenager charged in Baltimore County police officer’s killing; three other juveniles in custody

Baltimore County police officer Amy Caprio. Image courtesy of the Baltimore County Police Department.

By Ethan McLeod and Brandon Weigel

Baltimore County police have arrested a male teenager in connection with the killing of an officer following a Monday afternoon incident in Perry Hall, and have three other teens in custody, the department said this morning.

Baltimore County police officer wounded in Perry Hall has died

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Baltimore County police are searching for at least one armed suspect following an altercation in Perry Hall that left a police officer dead on Monday afternoon.

Tradepoint Atlantic buys 150-acre Sparrows Point Shipyard, completing hold on peninsula

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Tradepoint Atlantic, the development entity behind the substantial ongoing overhaul of Sparrows Point in Southeast Baltimore County, has purchased the last remaining parcel on the peninsula: a shipyard once owned by the late, great Bethlehem Steel.

Former postal worker in Pikesville pleads guilty to distributing drugs on the dark web

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Cory Skinner, a 32-year-old former postal worker from Pikesville, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin, cocaine and the opioid buprenorphine, fulfilling orders made through the dark web using the postal service, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Maryland announced today.

BPD Commissioner Darryl De Sousa resigns

Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa. Photo via Baltimore Police Department.

Following federal tax evasion charges, Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa has resigned and Mayor Catherine Pugh has accepted his resignation, the mayor announced today.

Medical device pioneer Robert Fischell gifts $20M for University of Maryland innovation center

A rendering of University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Health Sciences Facility III.

A new center combining business, medicine and engineering to create new solutions is coming to the Baltimore-based University of Maryland School of Medicine.

This report looks at key changes in Baltimore over the last 20 years

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Compared to 20 years ago, the Baltimore area has a more diverse population and an economy that is more driven by tech, medicine and higher education.

Organizers celebrate another successful Baltimore Ceasefire


Over the weekend, organizers held a long list of community-building events across the city during the fourth Baltimore Ceasefire, a locally driven call for a weekend without gun violence.

And in that time, no Baltimorean was killed in a shooting or stabbing.