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A CSX train engine sits idle on tracks in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022. A fifth rail union has approved its deal with the freight railroads to secure 24% raises and $5,000 in bonuses and a sixth one is set to vote Thursday. But all 12 rail unions must ratify their contracts to prevent a strike. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Jun 2, 2023

Baltimore poised to settle CSX lawsuit over water main break that derailed train

Baltimore's spending board will vote on a proposed settlement to end a lawsuit brought by CSX over a major water main failure that caused a train derailment in 2019.

Jan 28, 2022

Most Md. subdivisions will participate in opioid settlement — but not Baltimore

Maryland and nearly all of its political subdivisions have agreed to participate in a financial settlement with Johnson & Johnson and several opioid distributors.

Nov 30, 2021

Baltimore drug treatment facility, denied an operating permit, asks judge to step in

A drug treatment facility has turned to the courts in an effort to open its doors — over the objections of Baltimore officials who denied a critical permit.

Nov 17, 2021

Family sues over DPW worker’s drowning death at Baltimore wastewater plant

A new lawsuit claims that the wastewater facility where a Department of Public Works supervisor drowned in 2019 was a “deathtrap” that was so poorly maintained it was all but guaranteed to harm employees. The DPW employee, Trina Cunningham, died when part of a catwalk fell out from under her, dropping her into an 18-foot […]

Oct 27, 2021

Judge orders contract with conservative Catholic group for Baltimore rally

A federal judge has ordered the company that manages the MECU Pavilion in Baltimore to send a contract to the conservative Catholic group that plans to hold a protest during the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting in November. “The parties need to get this done,” U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander said during a […]

Oct 14, 2021

Baltimore’s First Amendment dispute with Catholic group rests on incomplete contract

The lack of a completed contract remains an obstacle for the rally being planned by a conservative Roman Catholic organization in Baltimore.

Apr 2, 2020

City IG finds timesheet fraud, misuse of vehicle by DPW employee

A Baltimore City Department of Public Works employee was terminated last month for submitting false timesheets and using a city vehicle for personal business, according to a report from the Office of the Inspector General. The OIG received a complaint that the employee, who worked for the DPW’s Water and Waste Water Bureau, violated multiple […]

Mar 18, 2020

Baltimore prosecutors, defense, court work to reduce activity and decrease jail population

Criminal justice partners in Baltimore, which has the highest volume of criminal cases in the state, are working to reduce courthouse traffic, caseloads and the inmate population as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby told prosecutors Wednesday to drop all pending charges for drug possession, attempted distribution, prostitution, trespassing, mi[...]

Mar 9, 2020

Davis describes politics, stresses at City Hall following Pugh scandal

First of 2 parts In his last week as Baltimore’s city solicitor, Andre M. Davis saw the mayor who had persuaded him to leave the federal bench and join her administration receive a three-year federal prison sentence for fraud and tax evasion. Catherine E. Pugh’s public downfall, which started one year ago with reports of […]

Feb 6, 2020

Food trucks ask Court of Appeals to invalidate Baltimore proximity ban

ANNAPOLIS — Food truck vendors made their final plea to invalidate a Baltimore ordinance that bans them from operating near restaurants selling “similar” products, telling the Court of Appeals Thursday that the city cannot provide any rationale for the rule. The “300-foot rule” prohibits mobile vendors from setting up shop within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar […]

Dec 11, 2019

City seeks dismissal of suit over eviction notice provisions in code

Baltimore city moved to dismiss a lawsuit over a city code section that allows an eviction to proceed with no notice, arguing the plaintiffs’ claims “have no legal merit.” Marshall Todman and Tiffany Gattis filed suit in U.S. District Court in Baltimore last month alleging their landlord exploited two city code provisions that allowed him […]

Oct 30, 2019

Former Baltimore sheriff candidate pleads to campaign finance charges

A 2014 candidate for Baltimore sheriff pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations Tuesday for filing a false campaign report using his treasurer’s electronic signature. Richard Parker, 41, of Gwynn Oak, received a one-year suspended sentence and was placed on three years probation by Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Michael Wachs, according to a news release from the Office of [&hell[...]

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