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Baltimore
11:42 am
Thu July 9, 2015

Mayor Fires Batts, Appoints Interim Top Cop

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Originally published on Thu July 9, 2015 9:06 am

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts was fired Wednesday afternoon by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The move came hours after a scathing report by the city’s police union criticized Batts’ handling of riots in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in April, though Rawlings-Blake insisted the firing had nothing to do with the unrest.

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Baltimore
2:34 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Cardin Talks Criminal Justice Reform, Baltimore Revitalization

Sen. Ben Cardin introduced sweeping criminal justice reform in the Senate alongside Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 5:09 pm

Sen. Ben Cardin was in Baltimore yesterday talking up federal legislation he introduced in the wake of the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray. Cardin’s so-called BALTIMORE Act, which is co-sponsored by Sen. Barbara Mikulski, is a push to improve police-community relations.

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Maryland-AP
2:27 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Maryland Casinos Generate $91.4M Revenue In June

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 8:35 pm

State officials say Maryland's five casinos generated $91.4 million in revenue in June.

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Maryland-AP
2:26 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

3 Major Agencies Give Maryland Bonds Top Ratings

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 2:19 pm

The State Treasurer says the three major national bond rating agencies have given Maryland bonds top ratings.

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Baltimore-AP
2:25 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Fentanyl-related Deaths Up 178 Percent In Baltimore

Originally published on Mon July 6, 2015 2:48 pm

Health officials are warning Baltimore residents that drug overdose deaths linked to a highly potent chemical commonly used to lace heroin are up 178 percent from last year.

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