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

Baltimore City Inspector General Isabell Cumming's office was granted broader powers and independence in a 2018 ballot referendum. (File Photo)

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 ...

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

Baltimore City Circuit Court. (File photo)

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 ...

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Food trucks ask Court of Appeals to invalidate Baltimore proximity ban

The Pizza di Joey food truck. (File photo)

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 ...

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City seeks dismissal of suit over eviction notice provisions in code

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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 ...

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Former Baltimore sheriff candidate pleads to campaign finance charges

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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 ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Saying Baltimore is safe does not make it so

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Years ago, Rolling Stone magazine ran the iconic ad campaign “Perception vs. Reality.” The magazine suffered a severe identity crisis: Was its audience dope-smoking hippies or affluent professionals? Baltimore suffers from a perception that it is a dangerous city. Police ...

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Federal judge: Baltimore’s climate litigation belongs in state court

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Baltimore’s lawsuit alleging oil companies concealed dangers and misinformed the public about climate change belongs in state court, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander issued an order remanding the case because she determined removal to federal court ...

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