Baltimore man faces murder charge

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

A 21-year-old Baltimore man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a 2016 murder, police said. Sean Holt of the 2200 block of Penrose Avenue is facing a first-degree murder charge, police said. Police said the charges are in connection with the Dec. 16 murder of 27-year-old Lee Brandon. Holt was [...]

County Council repeals ban on tasers to comply with Supreme Court ruling

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Chaz Brown Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council passed a bill Monday that repeals a 32-year-old law that banned the possession of stun guns, or “tasers,” for personal use on grounds that the ban was unconstitutional. The emergency legislation, which was passed during [...]

Activists rally for $15-an-hour minimum wage in Baltimore

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

By J. K. Schmid Staff Writer for the Watchdog More than 80 people gathered before Baltimore City Hall Monday evening to show their support for a $15-an-hour minimum wage bill that was adopted by the City Council but  vetoed by Mayor Catherine Pugh. “The politicians made a decision today, but the [...]

Activist fights for African-Americans’ food sovereignty

April 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Jordan Cope Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Eric Jackson Of the estimated 623,000 residents living in Baltimore City, 25 percent face food insecurity. Of those suffering from food insecurity, 86 percent are African American, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Wanting a brighter [...]

City Council addresses children’s health and safety

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Kristin Helf Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke The Baltimore City Council meeting Monday was largely focused on issues of children’s health and safety, reflected in two resolutions—one against the cutback of crossing guard hours and one in support of improved [...]

U.S. Rep. Harris is ‘blistered’ in first face-to-face town hall

April 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

By J. K. Schmid Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer WYE MILLS, MD — U.S. Rep.  Andrew P. Harris, R-First District, was confronted by a hostile crowd at Chesapeake College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore Friday during his first face-to-face town hall with constituents since being re-elected last [...]

Fatal stabbing in northwest Baltimore

March 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

On Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., Baltimore City Police responded to a reported assault in the 5100 block of Reisterstown Road in northwest Baltimore. An adult man was found injured in a BP Gas Station parking lot, police said, and was transferred to an area hospital where he later died from his [...]

Oil spill in Cockeysville

March 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

Baltimore County Fire Department HazMat Response has been working with the Maryland Department of the Environment near Ivy Hill Road & Broadmead Court to contain a 2,000 gallons of heating oil that spilled from a truck into a stream, police said. Around 10 a.m. Thursday, the oil spill was [...]

18-year-old woman charged with attempted murder

March 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Stacy Hall Police on Friday said they have arrested 18-year-old Stacy Hall of the 1200 block of Stanford Road and charged her with attempted first degree murder after she allegedly shot another woman. According to the victim, she was shot after arguing with several other women on March 17. She [...]

County Council bill would repeal ban on taser guns

March 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

By Campbell Kistner Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore County Council will consider a bill next week that would repeal a 32-year-old law that bans the possession of taser guns and other electronic devices because the ban is no longer constitutional. The bill, which was discussed during a [...]
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