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Relive Commencement Speeches from John Harbaugh, Pixar’s President

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 2:00pm

harbaughThere are going to be a lot of new college grads around town this weekend. Before they were sent off on the streets of Baltimore, some of our leaders provided words of inspiration. Here’s a look at the local commencement speeches, and a chance to watch some of them: Read More →

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Pizza Provides Crucial Clue in DC Murder Case

2 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 9:52am

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Like many people, I’ve been following as details emerge about a horrible murder of a prominent D.C. couple, their young son, and their housekeeper last week. Read More →

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2015 on Pace to Be Baltimore’s Most Violent Year Since 2007

0 Written by: | Friday, May 22, 2015 9:00am

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Thursday morning marked 100 murders in Baltimore in 2015, after 39 killings in the last 30 days. The Baltimore Sun noted that the city hasn’t logged 100 murders by late May since 2007. Read More →

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Feds Looking for People Who Started Fires, Used ‘Incendiary Devices,’ During Riots

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 21, 2015 4:00pm

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via ATF

Amid the violence that followed Freddie Gray’s funeral, federal agents say people gathered at Pennsylvania Ave. and North Ave. used “incendiary devices” made from looted materials to start at least four fires. Read More →

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Falcon Eggs Hatch on Transamerica Building

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 21, 2015 10:34am

Boh and Barb, peregrine falcons and stars of the Chesapeake Conservancy’s falcon webcam, just hatched three peregrine falcon eggs on top of the Transamerica Tower. Read More →

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Maryland’s Mysterious Deaths

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:26am

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently parsed some macabre–but fascinating–data. Using state death data, they determined which causes of death were most “distinctive” on a state-by-state basis. To break this down a bit: All over the country, the leading causes of death (heart attack, accident, suicide, etc.) are the same. This particular data-crunching was looking for something else– causes of death that might not represent huge populations, but were significantly higher, statistically speaking, than in other states. Read More →

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MVA’s Possible Reasons for Nixing Parallel Parking

1 Written by: | Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:25am

Parallel Parking in Baltimore

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Yesterday we learned that the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration would no longer require prospective drivers to successfully parallel park to obtain a license. For city dwellers, the decision can be mystifying. There are two distinct reasons for the decision that have been floating around the Internet. Read More →

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Maryland is Losing Lots of Bees

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4:36pm

Honeybee-cooling_croppedTo many humans, fewer bees buzzing around Maryland might seem like a good thing. But when placed against the backdrop of staggering honeybee die-offs nationwide, it’s clear that we’re in a position to get stung by the losses. Read More →

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Towson University Student Charged in Campus View Home Invasion

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:44pm

Etienne Seldon (booking photo)

Etienne Seldon (booking photo)

A Towson University student was an accomplice in a weekend home invasion near campus, Baltimore County police said. Read More →

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Baltimore City Lost $2.75 Billion When People Moved to the Suburbs

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:22pm

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photo via aaroads

As many outsiders tried to explain Baltimore a few weeks ago, one of the topics that appeared to slip through the cracks was suburban migration. That’s because it took an organization like the New Geography to dig into IRS statistics to find out just how many people actually left. Read More →

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