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Three-alarm fire rips through Domino Sugar storage shed, enters Baltimore refinery

Three-alarm fire rips through Domino Sugar storage shed, enters Baltimore refinery

A three-alarm fire tore through Domino Sugar’s massive raw sugar storage shed and entered the Baltimore sugar refinery on a conveyor belt Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Firefighters were called about 3 p.m. to the storage shed behind the waterfront refinery at 1100 Key Highway East, where flames could be seen from a distance and thick smoke with an odor of burnt sugar billowed across the harbor. Advertisement The blaze originated in the area of the shed, and the flames traveled midway into the refinery building via a nearby conveyor belt, said Blair Adams, a Baltimore City Fire...

Apr 20
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4 killed, 3 others wounded, including a 14-year-old girl, in Baltimore shootings less than 24 hours, police say

4 killed, 3 others wounded, including a 14-year-old girl, in Baltimore shootings less than 24 hours, police say

Baltimore Police are investigating numerous shootings over the past 24 hours that left four killed and three people wounded, including a 14-year-old girl, Thursday. Just before 5:30 p.m., Eastern District officers were called to the 1700 block of E. North Ave. for a shooting. Advertisement Officers arrived in the South Clifton Park neighborhood and found a 14-year-old girl who had been shot in her right leg. Police said the teen was transported to an area hospital and is in “good” condition. A handful of investigators stood beside the crime scene tape that cordoned off the block, stretching...

Apr 8
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Report: Mix-up at Emergent BioSolutions Baltimore plant ruined 15M COVID vaccine doses; plant not yet OK’d to make shots

Report: Mix-up at Emergent BioSolutions Baltimore plant ruined 15M COVID vaccine doses; plant not yet OK’d to make shots

The Emergent BioSolutions manufacturing plant in East Baltimore that has been making coronavirus vaccine for months has not yet received emergency use authorization from the federal government, a spokesperson confirmed Wednesday, and the delay is reportedly due to a potentially egregious human error. several weeks ago ruined about 15 million doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine and forced regulators to delay authorization of the plant’s production lines, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Emergent’s mistake does not affect Johnson & Johnson doses that are currently being delivered and...

Mar 31
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Vi Ripken, matriarch of Orioles family, dies at age 82

Vi Ripken, matriarch of Orioles family, dies at age 82

Violet R. “Vi” Ripken, the widow of former Orioles manager Cal Ripken Sr. and mother of Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. and former Oriole Bill Ripken, died Friday, the family’s longtime public relations representative John Maroon said Sunday. She would have turned 83 this past Saturday. Advertisement Born as Violet Roberta Gross, Mrs. Ripken was a German English descendant of families that had lived in Harford County for generations, working as farmers, blacksmiths, millers and laborers. The daughter of a mechanic, she met Cal Sr. at Aberdeen High School. He was a catcher who signed...

Mar 1
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Maryland weather: Five or more inches of snow could fall in the Baltimore area from Wednesday night to Friday morning

Maryland weather: Five or more inches of snow could fall in the Baltimore area from Wednesday night to Friday morning

Yet another snowstorm could be headed for the Baltimore area Wednesday night. After temperatures climbed close to 50 degrees Tuesday, a cold front is pushing into the area, along with gusty winds, and wind chill temperatures Wednesday morning could be in the single digits or teens, according to the National Weather Service. Advertisement The next chance for wintry precipitation is late Wednesday night, when there’s a 70% chance of snow after midnight. A winter storm watch will be in effect from 3 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday for much of the state. Forecasters say 5 or more inches could...

Feb 16
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Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturns $205 million birth injury verdict against Johns Hopkins Bayview

Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturns $205 million birth injury verdict against Johns Hopkins Bayview

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals overturned in the United States, a more than $205 million against Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital, by saying the mother disregarded medical advice about the birth of her child. In a unanimous ruling of three judges Monday, Judge Dan Friedman wrote for the court that evidence presented during trial was “not sufficient” to prove that Erica Byrom received negligent treatment or that Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital withheld information about the delivery options for her daughter. Advertisement “Against Bayview’s clear advice, Ms. Byrom refused to consent to a...

Feb 3
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CVS Health set to start administering COVID vaccines at 18 locations across Maryland

CVS Health set to start administering COVID vaccines at 18 locations across Maryland

CVS Pharmacy announced Tuesday that it plans to open 18 pharmacy locations across Maryland next week to administer COVID-19 vaccines. The pharmacy will receive about 11,000 vaccines and start administering them Feb. 11 at pharmacies in Baltimore, Bowie, Chester, Frederick, Fulton, Hagerstown, Ocean City and Rockville. Appointments will be able to be made as early as Feb. 9, according to the release. Advertisement The vaccine supply will be sourced directly from the federal pharmacy partnership program and as supply increases, more locations will open and appointments will be added. “One of...

Feb 3
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Baltimore man awarded nearly $8M in Gun Trace Task Force settlement arrested in Virginia after shooting, police pursuit

Baltimore man awarded nearly $8M in Gun Trace Task Force settlement arrested in Virginia after shooting, police pursuit

A Baltimore man who from the city for the Gun Trace Task Force police scandal was arrested Thursday in Virginia for allegedly shooting a woman, then shooting at police during a pursuit. Umar Burley, 50, was charged with malicious wounding and attempted murder, according to the Harrisonburg Police Department. Additional charges are pending related to the pursuit, Virginia State Police said. Advertisement Police said officers were called to a Motel 6 on Main Street south of downtown Harrisonburg around 10 a.m. for a shooting. A 32-year-old woman was at the motel suffering from a gunshot wound...

Dec 11
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Harford County voter arrested after refusing to wear a mask inside polling place, police say

Harford County voter arrested after refusing to wear a mask inside polling place, police say

Baltimore Sun's politics reporter Emily Opilo talks about early voting in Maryland and what you need to know before proceeding to local polling places. A Fallston man was arrested after refusing to wear a face mask inside a polling place on the first day of early voting in Maryland, according to charging documents. Daniel Swain, 52, was charged with trespassing and failure to comply with a health emergency. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office said deputies arrested him Monday after he refused to leave the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company. Advertisement Swain, along with his 22-year-old...

October 27, 2020
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Man shot and killed in Columbia on Sunday afternoon

Man shot and killed in Columbia on Sunday afternoon

A man was shot and killed outside a home in Columbia on Sunday afternoon, police said. Howard County Police said officers were called to the 9600 block of Basket Ring Road just before 2:40 p.m. for a shooting. Advertisement When officers arrived at the Oakland Mills neighborhood scene, police said, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. He died at the scene. The man was not identified by police, and the department said the investigation is in the “early stage” and that no suspect information was available. Advertisement Anyone with information should contact police at 410-313-STOP...

October 4, 2020
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