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Thursday Morning Headlines: Royal Farms’ New Locally Developed App; Styrofoam Ban Reconsidered; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Sep 21, 2017 7:23am

FedEx Ground opens in Baltimore, bringing 200+ jobs — ABC2

Royal Farms picks Mindgrub to develop new mobile app — Technical.ly

Switching Gears — Baltimore magazine

Rushern Baker says Prince George’s bid for Amazon HQ2 doesn’t detract from Baltimore’s — BBJ

Baltimore Will Take Another Look At Banning Polystyrene — AP

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Top Stories: Baltimore Klan Member Arrested, Two Local Officials Blocked from Hogan’s Crime Meeting, Later Start Times at 3 Private Schools

0 Written by: | Friday, Sep 01, 2017 4:28pm

Our most popular story this week concerned a 52-year-old Baltimore City resident named Richard Preston, who authorities last weekend pegged as the guy who fired a shot at a black protester during the Aug. 12 unrest in Charlottesville, Va. As it turns out, Preston is also an imperial wizard of Rosedale’s Ku Klux Klan chapter. Several years ago, he tried to convince locals at a Klan meeting in Elkton that his white supremacist organization is somehow not a hate group.

The ACLU of Virginia said it sent the clip of Preston allegedly firing a pistol (and possibly shouting the n-word) at a black man nearby wielding a homemade flamethrower. Police showed up at his house on Cedonia Avenue in Northeast Baltimore’s Cedmont neighborhood on Saturday. He was formally charged in Charlottesville General District Court with one felony count of discharging a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school.

Preston is no stranger to (alleged) criminal behavior. State court records show he was charged with assault and use of a deadly weapon with intent to injure in 2003, first-degree rape in 1991 and assault in two other incidents. In each case, the charges were eventually dropped.

Here were Baltimore Fishbowl’s other top reads over the last seven days:

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Culture, Featured, Food & Drink

Royal Farms’ Chicken Ranked Among Country’s Best Gas Station Cuisine

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 31, 2017 9:48am

A sign outside the Royal Farms on Keswick Road in Hampden.

A glossy foodie magazine has validated what you already knew to be true: Royal Farms chicken is bomb.

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Baltimore Co. Council Tables Vote to Scale Back Planned ‘Towson Station’ Royal Farms

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017 2:27pm

A sign for Royal Farms in Hampden

In the latest twist of fate for a very controversial gas station and convenience store proposed for Towson, county lawmakers voted not to take any decisive action last night.

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Tuesday Morning Headlines: Vote Tabled for Towson’s Controversial Proposed Royal Farms; Md. Fentanyl Deaths Double in Q1 of 2017; and More

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Aug 08, 2017 7:25am

Army of Air-Quality Sensors to Offer Lafayette, La., and Baltimore Glimpses of Ozone, Humidity Levels – Government Technology

Pilot program mentors Baltimore youth in workforce – WBAL-TV

Baltimore County Council tables vote on Towson Royal Farms Monday – Baltimore Sun

Fentanyl-intoxication deaths in Baltimore double in first quarter of 2017 – ABC2

Convicted Baltimore Serial Killer Found Dead In Cell – CBS Baltimore

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Tuesday Morning Headlines: Towson Royal Farms Meeting Draws a Crowd; Pugh Devising ‘Shark Tank’ for Baltimore; and More

1 Written by: | Tuesday, May 09, 2017 7:25am

FBI: Seattle Officer Helped Run Marijuana to Baltimore — AP

United Soccer League eager to expand to Baltimore, executive says — The Washington Post

Meeting on proposed Royal Farms in Towson draws standing-room-only crowd — Baltimore Sun

Mayor Pugh raises $75K to create a ‘Shark Tank’ for Baltimore — BBJ

Running from the Cops: Who is Greg Butler? — WYPR

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Urban Landscape: New Life for Hendler Creamery; New Owner for Brown’s Wharf; Ribbon Cutting for Sagamore Spirit Distillery; Community Meeting on Royal Farms Proposed for Towson

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 1:45pm

A rendering of the proposed renovation of the Hendler Creamery building, via Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation.

A $75 million plan to convert Baltimore’s Hendler Creamery to apartments and retail space cleared a key hurdle last week when a city preservation panel approved the design.

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Police: 3 Robbery Suspects Shot in Woodlawn, One Fatally, After Driving at Officers

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 2:34pm

Photo via Google Street View

Just as the snow was beginning to pile up last night, police say three men in Woodlawn were carrying on a spree of armed robberies. For one of the suspects, a run-in with officers turned deadly.

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Thursday Afternoon Headlines: Body of Man Wanted in Mail Fraud Scheme Found in Loch Raven Reservoir; Royal Farms Rankings; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 5:15pm

Federal judge overseeing Baltimore Police consent decree summons Pugh to court — Baltimore Sun

Body of man wanted in $50 million mail fraud scheme found in Loch Raven reservoir — ABC2

Royal Farms stores in Baltimore, ranked — Baltimore Magazine

Hogan asks appointed lawmakers for background checks — WBAL

Laureate Education is inching closer to its IPO — Technical.ly Baltimore

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Top Stories: Authorities Investigate Icy Crash Involving Tanker; UB’s Langsdale Library Sheds Skin; Unique Renovation of Riverside Rowhome

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 23, 2016 5:03pm

Last Saturday’s spot of winter weather led to a horrific crash on I-95 in which a Carroll Fuel tanker slipped over the edge of I-95 near Caton Avenue, killing the driver. Our readers were most interested this week in reading about investigators’ search for information on what led to the tragic accident. While authorities are still investigating, they did reveal today that the driver was Clinton Lamont Worrell, Jr., a 31-year Baltimore resident. “Clinton was an outstanding employee during his 2.5+ years with Carroll,” company president John Phelps said in a statement. “He will be sorely missed for his dedication to the job and his friendship.”

Here were our other most well-read stories during the week of Dec. 17-23:

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