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Aug 29, 2016

White House task force aids Baltimore after 2015 riots

A group of White House officials is helping Baltimore identify federal funding and programs that benefit the city. The Baltimore Sun reports that the White House Task Force on Baltimore has been working behind the scenes for more than a year. The group includes senior officials at the Department of Agriculture and other agencies. The […]

Jun 10, 2016

Group: Data shows riots didn’t slow Baltimore housing market

Despite concerns April 2015’s riots would damage Baltimore’s housing market for the foreseeable future, recent numbers suggest that’s not happening. Live Baltimore, an organization that promotes living in the city, using data from Multiple Listing Service, has found sales in May were up from the previous two years. “There wasn’t the expected negative impact after […]

Nov 17, 2015

Baltimore man gets 4 years for CVS arson during rioting

A Baltimore man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for the federal crime of rioting, including the arson of a CVS Pharmacy during April’s civil unrest. Raymon Carter, 24, must also pay $500,000 in restitution, according to federal prosecutors. Carter was identified by members of the public after the federal Bureau of Alcohol, […]

Nov 16, 2015

Report: Baltimore police disorganized in response to riot

A newly released after-action report shows the Baltimore Police Department was underprepared and disorganized during the protests and rioting that followed the death of Freddie Gray. The report, “Lessons Learned from the 2015 Civil Unrest in Baltimore,” was conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum at the request of former commissioner Anthony Batts. It focuses […]

Oct 5, 2015

After the Baltimore riots, blessings and heartache

Marcia Lakein and her father, Warren Lakein, were working at the family’s jewelry store on the afternoon of April 27 as tension in Baltimore over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray from injuries suffered in police custody climaxed. After Marcia Lakein and her father locked away the most valuable items in safes,  they closed shop […]

Aug 28, 2015

Baltimore police prepare for Freddie Gray court dates

Baltimore police are preparing for the Freddie Gray case to begin. Department spokesman T.J. Smith said since riots erupted following Gray’s death in April, the police have received equipment and specialized training to better prepare officers for any future civil unrest. Riots broke out in Baltimore on April 27, eight days after Gray died of […]

Aug 19, 2015

Baltimore tourism officials point to promising signs

As they work to rebuild the city’s image following April’s riots, Baltimore tourism officials could look back — and forward — to some good news. In 2014, 24.5 million people visited Baltimore, an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous year, officials announced today. Visitors also spent a record $5.2 billion during their stay. This […]

Jul 30, 2015

Feds won’t reverse denial of Baltimore riot disaster aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to reverse its denial of disaster aid to help Maryland and Baltimore.

Jul 22, 2015

After Baltimore riots and crime spike, mayor under fire

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake climbed onto the deck of an abandoned row house in Tuesday’s sweltering summer heat and promised that “better is coming” as she promoted the restoration of a blighted block not far from where riots broke out earlier this year. In another year or so, the three-story brick shell of a building, […]

Jul 16, 2015

Baltimore man indicted in burning of CVS during riots

A federal grand jury Thursday indicted a 24-year-old Baltimore man for the arson of a CVS Pharmacy store during April’s riots. Raymon Carter faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and maximum sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted. Carter is accused of setting fire inside the CVS, located in the 2500 block […]

Jul 13, 2015

Baltimore restaurants aim for a rebound from post-riot blues

More than two months after the Baltimore riots and ensuing curfew, local restaurants are still searching for ways to rebound financially and recover lost revenues. The lost profits for owners and wages for employees have already been incurred, but the challenge is combating the long-term impact of decline in business stemming from the April unrest, […]

Jul 8, 2015

Maryland appeals FEMA denial of riot disaster aid

Maryland is appealing the federal government’s denial of disaster aid to help the state and Baltimore recover millions of dollars in riot-related costs. The Federal Emergency Management Agency denied Maryland’s request for a major disaster declaration last month, saying aid “is not appropriate for this event.” But in a letter Tuesday, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan […]

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