The revelation of accusations that ex-Ravens cheerleader and Baltimore mother-of-three Molly Shattuck raped a 15-year-old was the big story of the week. The initial story broke after police and the McDonogh School released details, and Shattuck pleaded not guilty. Between the severity of the charges and the international news coverage, it all seemed to hit swiftly. But the story was brewing for weeks as news of the investigation spread through the community.
In other news, Larry Hogan pulled off a stunning upset to beat Anthony Brown and become Maryland’s next governor; a Johns Hopkins frat was suspended after a rape happened at the organization’s house; and Baltimore County police uncovered a teen’s alleged plot to bomb his school.
Going behind the scenes of life in Baltimore, the story of a spider city at a wastewater treatment plant resurfaced; a woman crowdfunded her Halloween Uber ride; and Kathy Bates demonstrated how she came by that most authentic Baltimore accent.
It was a busy week, but at the end we still found ourselves looking to the future with optimism. That’s because we can now envision a future where, at last, there will be a Whole Foods in Towson.
Correction: Due to an editing error, an initial version of this story incorrectly stated that Molly Shattuck pleaded guilty to the charges she faces. In fact, she pleaded not guilty.
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