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Thursday Morning Headlines: Baltimore Reels from Murders and Police Scandals; Closer Look at DPW’s $2,500 Reimbursement Limit for Sewage Backups; and More

0 Written by: | Thursday, Aug 10, 2017 7:25am

City to limit sewer backup compensation to $2,500 – Baltimore Brew

Baltimore Slow to Pick Up Pieces Amid Police Scandals and Surging Violence – The New York Times

Ravens’ Ronnie Stanley Matching Donations Made To BARCS Sick Pets Fund – CBS Baltimore

Baltimore Police vacancies and pilot programs – WYPR

Trailer stolen from Dundalk dance center – ABC2

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Baltimore’s Sextortion Scandal is Making National News

0 Written by: | Thursday, Jan 07, 2016 3:59pm

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The sex-for-repairs scandal in Baltimore’s public housing is making national headlines as word of the settlement spreads. Read More →

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Baltimore Housing Authority Scandals Become National News

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Nov 04, 2015 9:09am

Photo via Baltimore City Paper

Photo via Baltimore City Paper

Baltimore Housing Authority, the local body charged with administering the city’s public housing, is having a bad year. To put it mildly. Read More →

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Real-Life Olivia Pope Is Coming to Fix Baltimore

0 Written by: | Monday, May 04, 2015 9:16am

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If you’ve watched the ABC political thriller Scandal, you know all about Olivia Pope. In case you need a refresher, Pope is a fixer–basically, the person you call in when everything is falling apart. And while Olivia Pope is fictional, she’s based on a real-life political strategist Judy Smith.  Read More →

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Johns Hopkins Faces $1 Billion Lawsuit for Role in Unethical Study

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 02, 2015 9:51am

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Over the years, Johns Hopkins has established itself as a leading research institute. It’s also been implicated in a number of research-related scandalsRead More →

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The Baltimore Year in Scandal

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 29, 2014 9:27am

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If you’re the kind of person who enjoys juicy stories full of scandal and people behaving badly, then you probably loved 2014. The rest of us just gritted our teeth and tried to get through it. Read More →

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Towson Professor Rabbi Freundel Accused of Voyeurism

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 9:30am

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Rabbi Barry Freundel, an associate professor of religion at Towson University, was arrested at his Washington, DC home last Tuesday. Yesterday, as news of Freundel’s alleged voyeurism spread, the university announced that it is suspending him without pay due to “the serious nature of this matter.”

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Johns Hopkins Is Off the Hook (For Now) in Case of OB/GYN Who Filmed Patients

0 Written by: | Monday, Mar 24, 2014 10:20am

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Last February, a Johns Hopkins Hospital employee informed administrators that an OB/GYN at the hospital may have been secretly filming and photographing patients with a camera hidden inside his pen. Two weeks later, Levy killed himself–but the FBI and the Baltimore City Police Department continued the investigation for over a year, trying to determine whether there was any evidence that might result in the arrest of other parties.
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Governor-Wannabe Gansler Adds “Teen Drinking Party” to His List of Controversies

1 Written by: | Friday, Oct 25, 2013 9:34am

Gansler is the grown-up looking one in the white shirt. Photo via Instagram.

Gansler is the grown-up looking one in the white shirt. Photo via Instagram.

Pro-tip for any wannabe politicians out there:  You probably don’t want to get yourself involved in any situation that involves the phrase “drunk teen party.” And you definitely don’t want to get yourself photographed at one of those parties. Sounds pretty obvious, maybe, but no one appears to have given that simple advice to governor-wannabe Doug Gansler.
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What Is It, Sleazy Dudes Week? Baltimore OB/GYN Arrested for Taking Pictures of Patients

0 Written by: | Monday, Oct 21, 2013 10:32am

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Photo via WJZ

Believe it or not, that federal air marshal who was using his cell phone to take upskirt pictures of female passengers isn’t even the sleaziest dude of the week. That award goes to Dr. John Yacoub, a veteran OB/GYN with an office at GBMC, who is in trouble for: 1) cocaine abuse; 2) prescription drug abuse; 3) taking disturbing cell phone pictures of his patients; and 4) sending controlled substances to a patient he was also having sex with. Yike!
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