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News Wrap: Gross, Pugh at SOTU, Fire Search Continues

Jan 20, 2015

Marylanders Guests of First Lady at SOTU

Freed Cuban prisoner Alan Gross and Maryland state Senator Catherine Pugh will be among the honored guests at tonight's State of the Union Address. Both will sit with First Lady Michelle Obama. Gross was released last month after five years of captivity in Cuba. Pugh is Maryland's new state Senate majority leader and president-elect of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. 

Family Of Six Still Missing, Search To Intensify 

News Wrap: King Holiday, Congress Visits Cuba

Jan 20, 2015

King Holiday

President Obama To Address Senate Dems In Baltimore 

President Obama is expected to address Senate Democrats today in Baltimore. The lawmakers are meeting in Charm City to discuss strategy and messaging for the year ahead. Officials say the meeting is focused on the economy and how Democrats will approach their new role as the minority following the November elections. 

New Baltimore Health Commissioner

MD General Assembly Session Opens

Maryland’s 90-day legislative session begins in Annapolis today with 60 new members of the House of Delegates and Governor-elect Larry Hogan set to take office next week. Lawmakers will take the oath of office this afternoon and both chambers are expected to re-elect their leaders, House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Mike Miller. Among the biggest issues the governor and legislature will be forced to deal with is Maryland’s $750 million projected budget deficit.

Blaze Kills Baltimore Toddler

News Wrap: DC Metro Fire, Bag Tax Reintroduced

Jan 13, 2015

DC Metro Fire

Washington's Metro subway system will operate on a modified and reduced schedule following an accident that killed one passenger and sent dozens to hospitals with smoke inhalation. The fatality on board the train yesterday was the first on the Metrorail system since a crash between two trains in 2009 that killed eight passengers and a train operator.

Judge Denies Bail Reduction for Bishop

Baltimore Police Dept.


Bishop Charged in Bicyclist Death

Episcopal Church Bishop Heather Cook faces several charges in connection to the deadly hit-and-run in Baltimore of bicyclist Thomas Palermo just after Christmas. Cook is being held in the Baltimore City Detention Center accused of hitting Palermo and leaving the accident scene.  Officials say she was texting and veered into the bike lane, hitting Palermo from behind. Charges against her include vehicular homicide and DUI.  

Baltimore Officer Dies From Injuries 

News Wrap: Mueller Report, Mosby Appointments

Jan 9, 2015

Ravens Officials Respond to Mueller Report

Both the Baltimore Ravens and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell are reacting to the release of the Mueller Report on the league's handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case. Ravens President Dick Cass notes the gravity of the incident and says the team looks forward to cooperating with the league on any new policies dealing with domestic violence. Goodell said the league accepts the findings and recommendations associated with the report. 

  Mosby Names Three To Posts 

Bishop Charged in Cyclist’s Death

Jan 9, 2015

An Episcopal bishop is being charged in connection with a bicyclist's death in North Baltimore. Newly sworn-in city State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the charges this morning against Bishop Heather Cook. They include vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of a deadly accident, DUI, and texting while driving. Thomas Palermo died nearly two weeks ago after he was struck while riding his bicycle in a bike lane on Roland Avenue by a car that initially left the scene, but later returned. Mosby says a warrant has been issued for Cook’s arrest.



Baltimore Issues Code Blue Alert

Baltimore City has declared a Code Blue Alert through Friday because of the bitterly cold weather. The City Health Department says its emergency shelters are open for those in need of a warm place to stay.  Last winter there were 34 Code Blue days and four hypothermia-related deaths in Baltimore City. 

Cummings Urges Support For Red Line 

News Wrap: Maryland's Cold Snap, Budget Woes

Jan 7, 2015
Tom Nappi

Deep Freeze

Maryland will be in a deep freeze for at least the next couple of days. High temperatures today and tomorrow will be no warmer than the mid 20s with gusty winds making it feel even colder. Tonight's low is expected to be around 11 degrees in the immediate Baltimore area with single digits north and west of the city. 

Last Ditch-Effort to Balance State Budget