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‘Family belongs together’: One woman walks out of the Baltimore ICE field office, though not everyone gets to leave

Marta Rodriguez looks to the heavens after leaving her appointment with ICE. Photo by Brandon Block.

Marta Rodriguez walked out the front door of the Baltimore Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office and everyone cheered.

The crowd of 100 or so friends, family, church members, and organizers–holding signs with phrases like “sanctuary for all,” “keep families together” and “we stand with Marta”–had accompanied her to her ICE check-in earlier this morning, because they weren’t sure if she was coming back.

Feds Arrest 28 Baltimore Immigrants in National Sweep Targeting ‘Sanctuary’ Cities

Photo via U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were in Baltimore this week arresting more than two dozen undocumented immigrants.

One Wing Down


Out walking the first day of vacation in Vermont, I fell on ice and broke my wrist.  I knew immediately.  At the closest urgent care facility 45 minutes away, I was treated by a hand specialist who performed a “reduction” which I, even in my ignorance, recognized as a euphemism for some procedure that would test the limits of my fragile courage.

Cold Weather Temporarily Freezes Smith Island Away from the World

Courtesy Maryland DNR/Twitter

The blast of Arctic weather this week hasn’t been enjoyable for most around the state (save for the kids getting out of school on the Eastern Shore), but for dwellers of Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay, it was particularly isolating.

Investigators Sorting Out Horrific Weekend Crash Involving Tanker on I-95

Courtesy MDTA/Twitter

All eyes were on Baltimore on Saturday morning, when a tanker carrying gasoline skidded clear off of I-95 in Southwest Baltimore and nearly 70 cars collided in a pileup. With the scene now cleared and the ice melted away, authorities are putting the pieces together to figure out exactly what happened.

Private Plane with $1 Million Inside Seized in Baltimore County

(Photo courtesy ICE)
(Photo courtesy ICE)

After seeing something that didn’t look right around a private plane at Martin State Airport in Middle River, agents made a seven-figure discovery.

Tonight’s Storm Already Being Called One of the Worst in East Coast History

Photo by Greg Pease
Photo by Greg Pease

At least in snow-averse Baltimore, severe winter weather can make an impact well before it arrives. The promise of an historically severe blizzard hitting the region tonight has been enough to clear supermarket shelves, close schools, and earn a state-of-emergency declaration from the governor — all before any flakes begin to fall local.