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

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

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

Courtesy: Under Armour

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.

Hundreds of Thousands of Baltimoreans Would be Affected by Trump’s SNAP Plan



A map of “high priority food access areas,” formerly called food deserts, from the city’s 2018
Food Environment Report.

A new budget proposal from the Trump administration would cut benefits to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in half and instead send recipients a “USDA America’s Harvest Box” with “shelf-stable milk, ready to eat cereals, pasta, peanut butter, beans and canned fruit and vegetables.”

City’s Homicide-Free Spell Ends at 12 Days


The city’s stretch of homicide-free days ended this afternoon, with the death of a yet-unidentified 22-year-old man in Belair-Edison.

Gun Trace Task Force Members Hersl and Taylor Convicted of Racketeering, Robbery and Other Charges

Former officers Daniel Hersl (left) and Marcus Taylor. Images via Baltimore Police Department.

By Ethan McLeod and Brandon Weigel

A federal grand jury on Monday convicted Daniel Hersl and Marcus Taylor, two former members of a Baltimore Police Department team charged with getting weapons off city streets, of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, robbery and wire fraud charges, according to reporters covering the case.

Mayor Pugh Uses Media Event to Slam Media, City’s ‘Perception Problem’

Mayor Catherine Pugh speaks at an event hosted by Baltimore Magazine to celebrate visionaries. Image via Facebook Live.

At the Parkway Theatre last night, Baltimore magazine held an event touting visionaries in the city, people profiled in the current issue who “are shaping the future of Baltimore—one big idea at a time.”

Regardless of the verdict, the Gun Trace Task Force case is likely just the beginning

Former officers Daniel Hersl (left) and Marcus Taylor. Images via Baltimore Police Department.

A gray-haired man and a blonde woman left the courtroom as the prosecution was delivering its final arguments to the jury. The man looked at Det. Daniel Hersl and nodded. The woman appeared to be crying.

Baltimore, Anne Arundel Counties Suing Opioid Makers and Distributors

Hydrocodone pills. Photo via Flickr, CC by 2.0

Two counties bordering Baltimore are suing pharmaceutical firms and distributors for contributing to the deadly opioid crisis that’s hit Maryland.