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
Newly-elected Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby is making some key staffing appointments. Mosby announced that Michael Schatzow will serve as her chief deputy, Tammy Brown will head up a new external affairs department and Stewart Beckham is in charge of human resources, information technology and the finances of the State's Attorney's Office. Although she was officially sworn-in on Monday, a public inauguration was held last night for Mosby.
Code Blue Extended Through Saturday
As the cold snap continues, the Baltimore City Health Department is extending its Code Blue through tomorrow. The alert means extra beds are available at homeless shelters and workers reach out to vulnerable residents and encourage them to come inside. The extreme conditions are expected to last through at least Saturday.
Track Work To Cause Delays On MARC Penn Line
The Maryland Transit Administration is getting the word out about two months of delays starting next week for MARC trains on the Penn Line. Amtrak alerted the MTA that work on its southbound track between Odenton and Bowie State University will put the track out of service from January 16 until March 12, requiring all trains to share two tracks. The work will result in 10-to-15-minute delays for most trains, but the delay times will vary, and not all trains will be affected.
Pre-Playoff Purple Friday
It's another "Purple Friday" as the Ravens look to advance in the playoffs. The team heads to New England where they take on the Patriots tomorrow in Foxborough in an AFC divisional matchup. Starting early today and lasting through late tonight, Ravens cheerleaders, team mascot, former players, and the Ravens marching band will be on hand for celebrations in Timonium, Cockeysville, and at the Inner Harbor ice rink.
Zoo Closed Today Due To Cold
The cold weather is taking a toll on at least one area attraction. Officials have announced the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will be closed today due to the extreme temperatures. At the beginning of the month, the zoo shifted to its winter schedule and is normally open Fridays through Mondays during January and February.