Michael 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. Continue reading
Hockey is often associated with black and blue, but a deal announced Thursday aimed at giving green a foothold on the ice. The NHL signed a deal that will make Baltimore-based Constellation Energy the “official energy provider”of the professional hockey league. Continue reading
“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.
The Charm City Circulator isn’t generating any cash from fares, but the man who used to run it just admitted taking in $90,000 on the side, in the form of bribes. Continue reading