'Healthy Holly', once lucrative, now bane of Baltimore mayor

BALTIMORE (AP) — "Healthy Holly" is a polite African American girl with devoted parents and a little brother. She loves exercise. She craves fresh fruit and vegetables. And she's now the bane of Balti...

Amid high expectations, new Baltimore police leader sworn in

BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Harrison was sworn in Tuesday as Baltimore's new police commissioner, inheriting a dysfunctional force that's long been distrusted by many in this starkly divided city where m...

Police: School monitor shot while confronting armed intruder

BALTIMORE (AP) — A special education assistant at a Baltimore high school was wounded by gunfire Friday after confronting an armed intruder trying to enter the sprawling building. Officials sprang int...

Baltimore prosecutor files petition to erase pot convictions

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top prosecutor has filed a rarely used legal petition intended to vacate 3,778 convictions for possession of marijuana, arguing an extraordinary legal strategy is necessar...

In Baltimore, public trust in police force hard to find

BALTIMORE (AP) — Public confidence in the Baltimore Police Department is hard to find these days. In the aftermath of a major corruption scandal that brought down a whole unit, a sta...

Maryland's top court to hear arguments in "Serial" case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's highest court is set to hear arguments in the high-profile case of a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in a hit podcast. The Maryland Court of Sp...

Man shouts 'Heil Hitler' at Baltimore theater, causing panic

BALTIMORE (AP) — A man laced the atmosphere of a Baltimore theater with menace when he began shouting "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" during intermission of a classic play set in a Jewish village in czaris...

FBI: Baltimore homicide rate topped US big cities in 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) — New crime statistics released by the FBI place Baltimore's homicide rate last year well above that of any other large American metropolis, making it an anomaly in the national crime l...

Archbishop: Maryland AG investigating records in abuse probe

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's attorney general is delving into records of the Baltimore archdiocese as part of an investigation into child sex abuse, the latest U.S. state seeking confidential church fi...

Shooting suspect was twice hospitalized for mental illness

BALTIMORE (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland revie...

Officials: Swath of flood-prone Maryland town must be razed

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Moving to safeguard the public after raging floodwaters engulfed a Maryland town's main street twice in two years, authorities have announced a plan to demolish roughly 5 per...

Hundreds celebrate the life of slain Maryland journalist

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Days after journalist Rob Hiaasen and four colleagues were shot to death by a gunman who blasted his way into the Capital Gazette's newsroom, an overflow crowd gathered on Mon...

Social media played big role during, after attack on paper

BALTIMORE (AP) — Amid a devastating attack that killed five people at a historic Maryland newspaper, journalists at the paper took to social media to seek help and report on the fatal shooting. ...

Paper's staff takes to social media to share alarm, resolve

BALTIMORE (AP) — Journalists at a historic Maryland newspaper took to social media to seek help and inform others what was happening during a gunman's deadly attack. In the aftermath...

Immigration tops conflicting motivations for primary voters

BALTIMORE (AP) — Bitterness clashing with hope. Calls for civility colliding with cries for payback. Unity versus division. The often conflicting motivations of U.S. voters in Tuesda...