Another GTTF-Connected Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 15-Plus Years

Former dets. Momodu Gondo (right) and Jemell Rayam. Images via Baltimore Police Department.

A federal judge has sentenced a fourth Baltimore man with ties to now-incarcerated officers from the corrupt Gun Trace Task Force to more than 15 years and eight months in prison for distributing heroin.

Critics hit Trump’s food program plan as ‘devastating’ to Maryland

A grocery store in Mount Rainier, Md. Photo by Lance Cheung, via Wikimedia Commons.

By Julia Lerner

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for fiscal 2019 includes an overhaul of a supplemental food assistance program for low-income people that could affect nearly 750,000 Marylanders.

Activist group Baltimore Bloc says it declined meeting with De Sousa, encourages disbanding BPD

Police Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa, flanked by his picks for command staff. Still via Facebook/Baltimore Police Department.

One day after presenting demands that Commissioner-Designate Darryl De Sousa participate in community listening sessions, release his internal affairs file and transition to a Baltimore Peacebuilding Authority akin to the department disbandment that occurred in Camden, New Jersey, the activist group Baltimore Bloc says it declined a private meeting with De Sousa.

Police say they’ve caught the serial Dunkin’ Donuts and Subway robber

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A man has confessed to robbing (or attempting to rob, in at least one case) numerous Subway and Dunkin’ Donuts locations around Baltimore, police say.

Poll: Half of Marylanders say they know someone who has been addicted to opioids

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In a staggering look at the opioid crisis gripping the state, a little more than half of Marylanders say they personally know someone who has been addicted to opioids, according to a new poll.

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

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.