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A Baltimore man is likely going to prison for the death of his former girlfriend.  A jury found Christopher Rather guilty of second-degree murder Monday.  The body of Jasmine Morris was discovered in June of last year in the bleachers of Reginald F. Lewis High School.  Rather will be sentenced in October.


Baltimore police are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting at a methadone clinic.  Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says officers shot and killed an armed man at the Man Alive treatment center in the 2100 block of Maryland Avenue around 7 o'clock  Monday morning.

Baltimore County Police Department

Baltimore County Police say David Marvin Haas Jr is arrested and charged in the death of a 2-year-old child. Police were dispatched to the 900 block of Garden Drive in Essex on June 29 for a cardiac arrest after Haas called 9-1-1 just before 9 p.m. Haas was babysitting the child, his girlfriend's son, when the boy stopped breathing. 

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Baltimore City firefighters responded to 600 Block East Biddle Street just before 5 o'clock Thursday morning to a report of fire. Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Skinner, says upon arrival, fire fighter saw flames showing from the first floor of the structure and extending to the second and third floors of the vacant dwelling.


E-ZPass lanes at the toll plaza are operating as usual, but cash payment lanes are operating as video tolling lanes. Motorists do not need to stop at the booth, and are asked to facilitate traffic flow and to KEEP MOVING through the plaza. E-ZPass tolls will continue to be collected electronically, and drivers who usually pay with cash will be sent a bill in the mail.