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New details revealed in police investigation of Baltimore detective's death

New details revealed in police investigation of Baltimore detective's death

BALTIMORE — When Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter was shot in West Baltimore last fall, responding officers found their dying colleague lying face down in a vacant lot. He'd been shot once in the head — and his freshly fired service weapon was beneath his body.

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16-year-old victim of Maryland school shooting to be taken off life support, family says

16-year-old victim of Maryland school shooting to be taken off life support, family says

BALTIMORE—The 16-year-old victim of Tuesday's shooting at Great Mills High School will be taken off life support, her family announced Thursday night. Jaelynn Willey was one of two students who were injured after a third student, identified as 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins, opened fire in a hallway right before school started Tuesday, St.

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Baltimore teachers call on city to close schools as heating issues leave children shivering

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Teachers Union is urging the city to shut down all schools until officials can get a handle on heating problems that have already closed some buildings and left children shivering in others.

DOJ won't bring charges against Baltimore officers in Freddie Gray case

BALTIMORE — The U.S. Department of Justice will not bring charges against Baltimore police officers in connection with the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray from injuries sustained in police custody in 2015, according to sources familiar with the investigation. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the department was conducting a criminal civil rights investigation into Gray's…

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'Cloud Computing' pulls off upset in 142nd Preakness

BALTIMORE — From the moment Always Dreaming and Classic Empire drew side-by-side post positions for the 142nd Preakness, the hype began for a potential match race between the two most talented 3-year-olds in this year's class. Would it be Always Dreaming, the Kentucky Derby champion, running another brilliant race in a brilliant 2017 campaign? Or would…

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The shrinking of Bill O'Reilly

I have long admired Bill O'Reilly as a TV performer. I once wrote that he was to the cable news genre what Johnny Carson was to late night — so at ease and skilled in the format that he looked as if he invented it. He's still the ratings king. But when it comes to O'Reilly,…

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Federal workers worry about their jobs under Trump

Federal workers nationwide are bracing for reductions in head counts, civil service protections and salaries when President-elect Donald Trump and Congress turn their attention to government spending later this year. Trump, who ran on a promise to "drain the swamp," has identified hiring freezes at most federal agencies as a top priority for his early days…

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Baltimore dumps city attorney with ties to neo-Nazi groups

Baltimore terminates contract with attorney accused of neo-Nazi ties

BALTIMORE — The City of Baltimore terminated its contract with an attorney Thursday after learning he was accused of having neo-Nazi ties. The Rawlings-Blake administration said it had fired Glen Keith Allen, 65, a contract employee who had worked on complex litigation for the city since February. The city began investigating Allen's background after the Southern…

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Justice Dept. report likely to mean years of costly reforms for Baltimore police

BALTIMORE — The conclusion by the Justice Department that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated people's civil rights is expected to launch a reform process that is likely to take years and cost tens of millions of dollars. Dozens of similar reviews around the country suggest a road map for the city. In some cases, senior…

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Baltimore cops shoot 13-year-old boy carrying replica weapon

BALTIMORE — A 13-year-old boy was shot by Baltimore Police officers in East Baltimore who said he was carrying a replica weapon, Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Wednesday evening. Police said two detectives saw the youth with what looked like a firearm and gave chase. One of the officers fired, wounding the boy. His injuries were…

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Baltimore hit with police brutality lawsuit by six men wrongly arrested during last year's unrest

New lawsuit alleges police brutality, unlawful arrests during Baltimore unrest

BALTIMORE — Six men arrested during last year's unrest — but cleared of all charges — have filed a lawsuit against the Baltimore Police Department, nearly two dozen officers and the state of Maryland, alleging they were beaten by police. The plaintiffs — including Larry Lomax, a black 24-year-old Baltimore resident whose pepper-spraying and arrest during…

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Baltimore cop caught slapping student on video charged with child abuse

BALTIMORE — Two Baltimore school police officers who were caught on video as one of them repeatedly slapped a student outside a city high school have been criminally charged in the incident. Officer Anthony Spence, 44, who is seen in the video hitting a young man and then kicking him, was charged with second-degree child abuse,…

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Texas woman arrested for waterboarding disabled son and tying rope around his genitals

A 40-year-old Texas woman was arrested after her son told investigators that she and her boyfriend waterboarded him and tied a rope around his genitals to punish him, KTVT-TV reported.

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Baltimore cop accused of slitting dog's throat acquitted of animal cruelty charges

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore police officer accused of killing a dog last summer by slitting its throat was found not guilty, a judge announced Thursday. Judge Melissa Phinn announced the decision in the case against Jeffrey Bolger, who was accused of slitting a dog's throat. The Baltimore officer, 50, was charged with animal cruelty, mutilating an…

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