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Elected officials led by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sharply criticized Governor Larry Hogan Wednesday for shelving the Red Line while at the same time asking him to reconsider.

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Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby wants a judge to order a separate trial for two of the six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray.

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  A Houston man who was ordered to fix up his derelict city properties by a Maryland judge last year has filed for bankruptcy, leaving the future of dozens of blighted properties up in the air.

Six community associations sued Scott Wizig and the nine Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) he controls in April 2013 to force him to clean up 49 properties. Baltimore Circuit Judge Pamela Brown ordered Wizig to make the repairs by the end of October last year. But he requested a reconsideration of that order, then his LLCs filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws the day before the hearing on that request.

That put state court actions on hold temporarily.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday that the city has met it goal of placing 8,000 young people in summer jobs, beating last year's number of 5,000.

The jobs for youths ages 14 through 21 are through the Youth Works summer jobs program from the Mayor's Office of Economic Development.  Rawlings-Blake said the riots that took place after the death in police custody of Freddie Gray in April underscored the importance of making sure that young people are "productively engaged."

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Johns Hopkins University plans to hire more city residents and do more business with local companies.

University President Ronald Daniels announced the beginning of the Hopkins Local Initiative Monday during Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development's One Baltimore Assembly at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church in Sandtown.

A former candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates has been indicted on felony theft, perjury and other charges relating to campaign spending.

State Prosecutor Emmet Davitt announced the 38-count indictment Friday against Steven Wyatt.

The indictment alleges Wyatt made unauthorized ATM withdrawals from the North County High School Athletic Boosters Association's bank account to benefit his campaign. In one case, he allegedly charged $1,300 on an association debit card at a restaurant. Wyatt had been president of the association.


FBI Director James Comey says officers must work to bridge a gap with the communities they protect.

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L’Hermione, a replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette and French aid to America in 1780 got a noisy greeting when it arrived in Baltimore Friday. Cannons fired, ship’s horns sounded and the F. McHenry Guard Fife and Drum Corps tootled away. 

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The Maryland Emergency Management Agency says federal officials have denied the state's request for a disaster declaration stemming from civil unrest in Baltimore after the police-involved death of Freddie Gray.

Spokesman Chas Eby told The Associated Press in an email Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent Maryland an initial denial of a request the state submitted last month. Such denials can be appealed.

A disaster declaration would allow public agencies or individuals, or both, to seek reimbursement for disaster-related costs.