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A grassroots anti-violence group is calling for no murders in Baltimore this weekend.  Baltimore Ceasefire kicked off the Baltimore Peace Challenge early Friday morning with a Facebook video calling for people to type their positive wishes for the city. 

A lot of attention will be focused on a conference call this morning… of the independent review board looking into the death of Baltimore Detective Sean Suiter. At its last meeting in June, the panel signaled its hope to have a final report ready by today---the end of July.  Detective suiter died from a gunshot wound to his head. The fatal shot coming from his own gun.

Baltimore police are investigating four shootings that all happened Sunday morning. Investigators say the firts shooting happened in the 600 block of Arsan Avenue around 1 a.m. in the Brooklyn neighborhood. Accordng to a tally of reported homicides, Baltimore City's homicides for 2018 so far, now stands  at 163.


National icon Magic Johnson has his sights on Baltimore.  The five-time NBA champion and current president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers met Thursday with Mayor Catherine Pugh about bringing jobs to the city. 

Baltimore County Police Department

Baltimore County Police arrested a substitute teacher Tuesday morning on child abuse and sexual assault charges. Scott Thomas McCruden, 31, of the 600 block of Orems Road in Essex is charged with sex abuse of a minor, 3rd degree sex offense, 4th degree sexual contact, and 2nd degree child sbuse of a child in his custody.