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Suit: Police ‘culture’ led to woman’s murder

Veronica Williams was stabbed to death by her husband in the middle of the day outside the courthouse where she had just gotten a protective order against him on Nov. 17, 2008. Even more shocking than the murder itself, allegations ...

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City to settle community service lawsuit

The sanitation truck that Alvin Trotter was riding on was reportedly traveling between 10 and 15 miles per hour when his body struck a telephone pole, throwing him off the vehicle and onto the pavement. Not a high-speed collision, by ...

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Private developers’ tax breaks to come under intense scrutiny

Should financially strapped Baltimore support private development? That is one of the questions posed by a city task force that studied the practice of granting millions in taxpayer incentives for economic development. Over the next six months, city leaders will ...

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Rawlings-Blake rejects moratorium on TIFs, PILOTs

A city task force examining taxpayer incentives to developers is recommending new criteria for the awards, including profit sharing on all projects, independent monitors and possible use of such inducements to help rebuild Baltimore’s middle class. During a hearing at ...

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Torbit shooting investigation is complete

It has been nearly 10 months since Baltimore Police Officer William H. Torbit Jr. and 22-year-old Sean Gamble were killed when 41 bullets ripped through the early-morning darkness outside the Select Lounge nightclub. Now, the city may find out more ...

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City opts to settle lawsuit with police helicopter pilot

Baltimore’s spending panel is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a $245,000 settlement for a decorated helicopter pilot who says he was ostracized and tricked into resigning from the city police department after he wrote a letter about deficiencies and waste ...

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Inn at Government House sold to local investor group

The ornate and historic Inn at Government House was sold by Baltimore to a group of local investors who hope to redevelop the city’s official guest house and two adjoining rowhouses into a 17-room boutique hotel and restaurant. The city’s ...

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2 Baltimore police officers sued for Taser use

A 66-year-old Baltimore man filed suit Monday against two Baltimore police officers, saying one of them used a Taser twice without cause after responding to a domestic dispute in June at his home on Elmora Avenue. According to the complaint, ...

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