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Mayoral candidates David Warnock and Councilman Nick Mosby released dueling housing plans Thursday they said they would pursue if elected to the city’s highest office.

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Retired Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch now has to decide whether Adnan Syed, subject of the podcast “Serial,” should get a new trial.

Welch listened to more than three hours of arguments Tuesday from lawyers for both sides.

Syed was convicted in 2000 of killing his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, and sentenced to life in prison.

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Two Baltimore police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case are opposing the state's motion to delay their trials until appellate courts decide whether another officer can be compelled to testify against them.

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Lawyers for both sides rested their cases Monday in post-conviction proceedings to determine whether Adnan Syed should get a new trial; but not before some punchy and combative testimony from expert witnesses.

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An expert criminal defense lawyer testified Friday that the testimony of a potential alibi witness for Adnan Syed could have been “a game changer” in his murder trial.

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Prosecutors in Baltimore are asking an appeals court to compel a police officer to testify against three fellow officers in the Freddie Gray case.

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Asia Chapman, an alibi witness who could be key to Adnan Syed’s defense, broke down on the witness stand Thursday under tough cross-examination from Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah.

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A potential alibi witness for Adnan Syed, convicted in the 1999 death of his former girlfriend, testified Wednesday she had offered to provide that alibi shortly after Syed was arrested, but her offer was ignored.

Asia Chapman said she remembers talking to Syed at the Woodlawn Library the day his former girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, disappeared and that she wrote to Syed and his family to tell them she would be willing to testify on his behalf.

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings confirmed Tuesday long swirling rumors that he will seek re-election rather than run for the seat of retiring Sen. Barbara Mikulski.

Colleen Paris Jordon

  Some residents in East Baltimore did not heed the pleas from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to be patient as city crews work to clear streets after the biggest snow storm in city history. 

Individually or, in some cases, as a block, people shoveled their streets out.

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