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Hey Obama, Joe Flacco Doesn’t Want to Be Confused with James Franco

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 3:30pm

Flacco and Obama, in friendlier times. (via AutoOrb)

Flacco and Obama, in friendlier times. (via AutoOrb)

During his year-end news conference on Friday, President Barack Obama was making a point about North Korea’s fear of The Interview. His point got lost, however, when he flubbed James Franco’s name. Read More →

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Michael Phelps Will Not Serve Jail Time for DUI

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 12:34pm

phelpsday2Michael Phelps had his day in court Friday morning to receive formal punishment for the DUI charges that followed a day of boozing at Horseshoe Casino. The Olympic swimming legend from North Baltimore pleaded guilty, but avoided jail time. Read More →

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I Guess This Is Just How Federal Hill Celebrates Christmas?

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 8:15am

I guess this is how Federal Hill celebrates Christmas

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Apparently this is what happens when you invite all your dancer friends to a Christmas-themed house party in Federal Hill. Read More →

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To Make Up for Global Warming, Baltimore Decides to Be As Cold As Possible

1 Written by: | Friday, Dec 19, 2014 8:04am

Baltimore as cold as possible

If things hold steady for these last couple weeks of December, Baltimore will record its coldest year since either 2003 or even 1996. Read More →

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Towson University President Resigns Due to Health

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 5:59pm

Maravene Loeschke (Towson University)

Maravene Loeschke (Towson University)

Towson University President Maravene Loeschke announced she is resigning her position, effective Friday. Read More →

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Ray Rice Makes Public Appearance in Baltimore, Acknowledges ‘Horrible Mistake’

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 4:12pm

800px-Ray_RiceWith his suspension overturned and a Today Show interview under his belt, Ray Rice is now moving back into the public eye in Baltimore. Read More →

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Fracking’s Air Pollution: Disgusting, Toxic and Legal

7 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 11:03am

This massive fracking well is ~15 acres and is located at the top of a flattened mountain in Doddridge County, W.V. Trucks get to well by driving up a narrow 2 mile country road lined with about 40 homes.

“What’s that smell?”

I asked that question when I caught a whiff of metallic gas while standing in Lyndia’s front yard.  Her house is four hours west of Baltimore in West Union, a town in Doddridge County, West Virginia. Ten active fracking wells sit within one mile of her home.

Doddridge County is a hot spot in our country’s fracking boom. I visited the fracking fields there last June to learn first-hand what it’s like to be a “fracking neighbor.” I define fracking neighbor as someone who lives near a natural gas hydrofracturing, a.k.a. fracking, well. According to the Wall Street Journal, 15.3 million people live within one mile of a fracking well. In only nine years, five percent of Americans are now fracking neighbors, and that’s because 100,000 fracking wells have been drilled across 31 states. 

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Amputee Gets Two Psychic Limbs from Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 10:33am

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For years, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab has been creating amazing prosthetic limbs that are so sophisticated that they can be controlled by the human brain.

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What Baltimore Googled in 2014

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 9:30am

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Our Google searches reveal more about us than we might expect. For example, in 2013, Americans were interested–very interested–in twerking.

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Incoming Lieutenant Governor to Forgo Most of His Staff

2 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 7:45am

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov.-elect Boyd Rutherford

L to R: Gov.-elect Larry Hogan and Lt. Gov.-elect Boyd Rutherford

Maryland Reporter columnist Barry Rascovar suggested that Gov.-elect Larry Hogan abolish the lieutenant governor position to save “a million dollars a year” that is “wast[ed]” on a position with zero constitutional powers. Read More →

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