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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore City Recreation and Parks will open 11 outdoor pools on Memorial Day weekend. 

Pools will be open May 29 through September 6. 


Just like last year, pool-goers will have 90-minutes to swim. 


Admission is free but due to COVID-19 protocols, you must register in advance. 


Residents will be able to register beginning on May 24. 


BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for children. 


The Food and Drug Administration recently cleared the expanded use of Pfizer's shots, stating the shots worked as well in those 12 to 15 years old as those 16 and older.


If the CDC approves, states will begin shipping doses of the vaccine to pediatricians and even schools. 


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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Super Bowl superstar Jacoby Jones is joining Morgan State University’s football team as an assistant coach. 


The former Baltimore Raven will coach tight ends. 


"It's my honor to welcome our new tight ends coach Jacoby Jones and his family back to Baltimore," said Bears head coach Tyrone Wheatley. 


"He is a person of high integrity, a great family man, a relentless recruiter and a proven winner who checked all the boxes during this critical time for the Morgan State Football program." 


BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — The Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against a local news station.

The state’s attorney’s office is requesting an investigation into FOX 45’s broadcasting and media practices, specifically content released to the public regarding State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her family. 


Nick Mosby, Marilyn’s husband and Baltimore City Council President says: 


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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — House Majority Whip James Clyburn, (D-S.C.) is facing backlash for his comment on a policing reform bill. 

During a CNN interview, Rep. Clyburn said Democrats should not delay the new policing reform legislation even if it does not end qualified immunity.

He said, "I want to see good legislation and I know that sometimes you have to compromise... I don't want to see us throw out a good bill because we can't get a perfect bill". 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott joins Dr. Kaye ahead of his meeting with Governor Larry Hogan where the two will discuss crime in Baltimore City. 

Mayor Scott and Gov. Hogan have been exchanging words through the media on how to address the surge in violence. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Maryland health officials say the state’s COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 3% for the first time since October 2020. 


Maryland is reporting more than 5.3 million COVID-19 vaccinations. According to records, 64.8% of adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 

DC aims for full reopening, with masks, by June 11

May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., is emerging from its pandemic quarantine.

On Monday, officials in the nation’s capital announced a reopening timeline that would see all indoor capacity limits eliminated by early June, but with mask requirements still in place.

Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a two-stage plan, with capacity restrictions on most indoor activities lifting on May 21, with the exception of bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues.

Those final categories would see their capacity limits removed by June 11.

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Idaho officials say a sixth grade girl brought a gun to her middle school on Thursday and injured 3 people before being disarmed by a teacher. 

According to Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson, the student pulled a handgun from her backpack and fired multiple rounds inside and outside Rigby Middle School. 

“Our children are being exposed right now to another type of world”, says Dr. Kaye. “Who should be held responsible?”


BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —In light of Bill Gates and Melinda Gates announcing they are getting a divorce after 27 years, Farajii and callers weigh in on challenges and benefits of long-term relationships and marriage. 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Maryland health officials say 276 new cases of the coronavirus have been reported since Sunday morning. 


According to records, this is the lowest number of newly confirmed cases since July 6, 2020. 


Police: Maryland man killed 3 neighbors, set house ablaze

May 10, 2021

WOODLAWN, Md. (AP) — Police say a Maryland man went on a rampage over the weekend, shooting or stabbing to death three of his neighbors and setting his home on fire before responding officers fatally shot him.

A Sunday news release from the Baltimore County Police Department identified the victims and offered the clearest picture so far of what the department says unfolded on a residential street in suburban Baltimore early Saturday morning.

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss policing in America, what his department is doing to improve police and community relations and ways society can change the culture of violence into a culture of peace.  

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Tonya Aikens, President and CEO of Howard County Library System joins Dr. Kaye to discuss how the county is addressing racism, discrimination and racial equity. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Chris Clanton, an actor known for his role in the television series, “The Wire”, became a victim of Baltimore’s gun violence last week.


The 35-year-old was shot in the ear just before 7 p.m. on Eierman Avenue near Cottman Avenue.


“Somebody could’ve killed me in front of my son…”


Chris posted to his Facebook page the day after the shooting: