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Baltimore Museum of Art halts plans to sell three works

Baltimore Museum of Art halts plans to sell three works

Wednesday, October 28, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5The Baltimore Museum of Art is pausing its controversial plans to fund an ambitious new initiative.The museum had planned to sell works by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still and Andy Warhol to fund pay raises for its staff, expanded hours and the acquisition of works by women and artists of color. The museum expected to raise $65 million from the sales.Museum officials said the decision was reached after having heard public feedback on their Endowment for the Future plan and a private conversation between museum leadership...

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Man sues after arrest for allegedly failing to wear mask inside polling place

Man sues after arrest for allegedly failing to wear mask inside polling place

Wednesday, October 28, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5The Fallston man at a Jarrettsville polling place and then refusing to leave is suing over the incident.Daniel Swain is suing the Harford County Board of Elections, the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler and Kimberly Slusar, the acting director of the county board of elections, according to online court records.The suit, filed Tuesday in Harford County Circuit Court, seeks a temporary restraining order. Swain argues the defendants infringed upon his right to vote.In a statement, Cox said...

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Conowingo Watershed Improvement Plan aims to address bay pollution

Conowingo Watershed Improvement Plan aims to address bay pollution

Saturday, October 24, 2020Phil Yacuboski, WBAL-TV 11There's a plan in place to address a long-standing pollution problem feeding into the Chesapeake Bay at the Conowingo Dam.Any time a big storm passes through, all kinds of things float down the bay, which poses problems for boaters. Plus, the heavy rains bring things below the water's surface, which is bad for what lives in the bay.Theseeks to fix the problem upstream on the Susquehanna River, the largest tributary to the nation's largest estuary.The Conowingo Dam is the last big filter before the waters of the Susquehanna River meet the...

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Guard watching ballot box shot in likely attempted robbery; ballots untouched

Guard watching ballot box shot in likely attempted robbery; ballots untouched

Thursday, October 15, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5A security officer guarding a ballot box at the Achievement Academy was shot early Thursday,The 24-year-old man was shot around 4:55 a.m. in the 2100 block of Pinewood Avenue in Baltimore. Police said he was unarmed.Man shot and seriously injured early this morning in the 2100 block of Pinewood Avenue in Baltimore. Several sources tell 11 News I-Team the victim is a security officer who may have been unarmed. He was guarding a ballot box.— Barry Simms (@BarrySimmsWBAL)Police confirmed that around that time, officers...

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Oct 17
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WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5 honored with National Edward R. Murrow Award

WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5 honored with National Edward R. Murrow Award

Monday, October 12, 2020WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5Hearst’s WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 has earned recognition from the Radio Television Digital News Association with a National Edward R. Murrow Award. Awarded annually since 1971, the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards are named in honor of the legendary broadcaster and recognize outstanding work in broadcast and digital journalism.  WBAL NewsRadio 1090/FM 101.5 was honored in the category of Large Market Radio: Breaking News coverage, for its reporting following the raid on the home of former Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh in...

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Oct 17
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Outdoor sporting and entertainment venues may reopen at limited capacity

Outdoor sporting and entertainment venues may reopen at limited capacity

Friday, October 16, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5Fans will be allowed at outdoor sporting and entertainment venues under orders issued Friday by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Health Secretary Robert Neall.“With our key health metrics low and stable, we are taking steps to allow more spectators, including fans of the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Football Team, to safely attend games in the stands,” Hogan said in a statement. “It remains important to continue following all of the mitigation measures and public health protocols that keep us safe, including wearing...

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Oct 17
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Republicans see 'grim' Senate map and edge away from Trump | WBAL Radio 1090 AM

Republicans see 'grim' Senate map and edge away from Trump | WBAL Radio 1090 AM

Wednesday, October 07 2020APU.S. Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. prepares to debate Democratic challenger Mark Kelly at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in Phoenix, Ariz., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. (Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via AP, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — Vulnerable Republicans are increasingly taking careful, but clear, steps to distance themselves from President Donald Trump, one sign of a new wave of GOP anxiety that the president's crisis-to-crisis reelection bid could bring down Senate candidates across the country.In key races from Arizona to Texas, Kansas and Maine,...

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Frosh, Gov. Hogan announce $11.7 million in funds to assist low-income renters

Frosh, Gov. Hogan announce $11.7 million in funds to assist low-income renters

Thursday, October 8, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday announced $11.7 million in state funds to provide legal services to families facing eviction and other housing security issues.The funds will go to the Maryland Legal Services Corporation, which makes grants to nonprofits that provide civil legal services for low-income Marylanders.“Maryland was one of the first states in the nation to implement a moratorium on evictions for tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we continue to provide...

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Oct 9
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Police: Suspicious devices on Trump signs were theft alarms

Police: Suspicious devices on Trump signs were theft alarms

Tuesday, October 6, 2020Associated PressEASTON, Md. (AP) — Several “suspicious devices” were found on Trump-Pence campaign signs around a Maryland city, but when bomb squads arrived, they realized those devices were small alarm systems.Easton police and the state Fire Marshal Bomb Squad said they were busy Sunday and Monday investigating the devices, which were found taped to the political lawn signs.The first sign was found in Idlewild Park Sunday morning. Later, four more signs in and around Easton were found with similar devices on them.Officials said the devices posed no threat to the...

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Oct 7
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Harris defends "Present" vote on QAnon resolution

Harris defends "Present" vote on QAnon resolution

Saturday, October 3, 2020Robert Lang, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5A Maryland congressman is defending his decision not to cast any vote for a resolution that would have condemned an extremist group.Republican Andy Harris of the 1st District called the resolution to denounce QAnon "useless," in defending his "present" vote.The resolution, which is symbolic and does not have the force of law, would have condemned the group and reject the conspiracy theories it promotes.QAnon is an online group that argues there is a movement inside the government to undermine President Donald Trump. It...

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Indictment: Prominent malpractice attorney tried to extort $25M from UMMS

Indictment: Prominent malpractice attorney tried to extort $25M from UMMS

Monday, October 5, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5A federal grand jury has indicted Maryland malpractice lawyer Stephen L. Snyder on claims he tried to extort the University of Maryland Medical System to the tune of $25 million, prosecutors said.Snyder, a 72-year-old resident of Miami Beach, Florida, faces charges of attempted extortion and interstate travel and use of an interstate facility to carry on unlawful activity. Snyder is the senior partner at Snyder Law Group.Between January and October 2018, Snyder allegedly threatened that if UMMS did not pay him $25...

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Trump in 'jam' in Minnesota as in-person voting begins, but 'turnout' key for Biden

Trump in 'jam' in Minnesota as in-person voting begins, but 'turnout' key for Biden

Friday, September 18 2020ABC News RadioBy DEENA ZARU and ARIELLE MITROPOULOS, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are heading to Minnesota on Friday, as the Midwestern state becomes among the first to begin early in-person voting in the 2020 general election.It has been nearly half a century since Minnesota voted for a Republican presidential candidate, but it is seen as a potential swing state following Trump's narrow loss in 2016 to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the North Star State has also...

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Maryland unemployment rate down to 6.9%

Maryland unemployment rate down to 6.9%

Friday, September 18, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5Maryland added 24,200 jobs in August, fueling a further decline in the state's unemployment rate, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.The unemployment rate stands at 6.9%, more than 18% lower than the national rate of 8.4%. Since the height of the coronavirus outbreak, Maryland has regained 183,200 jobs.Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement that Maryland benefited from being able to keep more businesses open over the course of the outbreak."Maryland truly is...

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Sep 18
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Gov. Hogan expresses frustration with leaders, lawmakers in fight against Baltimore violent crime

Gov. Hogan expresses frustration with leaders, lawmakers in fight against Baltimore violent crime

Wednesday, September 16, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5In a Wednesday interview with C4 and Bryan Nehman, Gov. Larry Hogan spoke about Baltimore crime and opening schools.in the city since the start of last week. Hogan laid the blame at city leaders, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby and lawmakers who failed to pass his proposed legislation that, among other things, would have increased penalties for violent crimes."This is not a new situation. It's been going on for a while. Last year, we had 348 homicides, more than two-thirds of them weren't solved," Hogan said. "This...

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Sep 18
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Election Officials: USPS Sending Voters Postcards With Incorrect Information

Election Officials: USPS Sending Voters Postcards With Incorrect Information

Monday, September 14, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5The Maryland State Board of Elections is warning voters about bad information from the U.S. Postal Service.USPS officials notified state election officials last week about postcards it was sending regarding mail-in voting. Maryland officials first learned of the postcards on Friday, after they had been sent.Portions of the postcard don't line up with Maryland guidelines. The postcard suggests voters can wait until 15 days before Election Day to request a mail-in ballot. In fact, election officials say, mail-in ballot...

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Sep 15
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Franchot: State Revenue Just Shy Of March Projections; Tough Cuts Loom

Franchot: State Revenue Just Shy Of March Projections; Tough Cuts Loom

Wednesday, September 9, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Wednesday the state general fund during the 2020 fiscal year, slightly less than what was projected by the Board of Revenue Estimates.The total is 2.4% more than the previous fiscal year and 0.5% short of the projection issued in March. The state ended the fiscal year on June 30 with an unassigned balance of $585.8 million, or less than 1.2% of the total operating budget.The figures reflect strong revenues from wage growth even as average wages came in lower than expected...

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Sep 11
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Baltimore County Moves To Codify Police Reforms

Baltimore County Moves To Codify Police Reforms

Tuesday, September 8, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5A police reform bill with bipartisan backing is set to be introduced at Tuesday evening's Baltimore County Council meeting.Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. and the SMART Policing Act's lead sponsor, Councilman Julian Jones, spoke Tuesday morning at a news conference in Towson. A previous iteration of the bill  and later tabled.The bill codifies existing reforms, including a ban on chokeholds and rules about the use of force, and bars officers with records of misconduct elsewhere from laterally transferring...

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Sep 11
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Maryland, Neighbors Sue EPA Over Bay Pollution

Maryland, Neighbors Sue EPA Over Bay Pollution

Thursday, September 10, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5Maryland is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over upstream pollution in the Chesapeake Bay.Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh joined counterparts in Delaware, Virginia and the District of Columbia in of failing to require New York and Pennsylvania to develop bay restoration plans under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement."Earlier this year, Iin keeping with our generational responsibility and shared obligation to enhance, protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay," Gov. Larry Hogan said in a statement....

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Sep 11
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Maryland Joins Lawsuit Challenging Postal Cutbacks

Maryland Joins Lawsuit Challenging Postal Cutbacks

Tuesday, August 18, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5Maryland is joining a 14-state lawsuit challenging operational cutbacks at the U.S. Postal Service, Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Tuesday.Democrats have charged that newly-installed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, an ally of President Donald Trump, has moved to slow postal services to hamstring the delivery and return of mail-in ballots, which are expected to be used heavily in the November election. Trump has repeatedly claimed without evidence expanded mail-in voting would lead to widespread fraud.Cuts have...

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State Board Of Elections Planning On At Least 270 Ballot Drop Boxes

State Board Of Elections Planning On At Least 270 Ballot Drop Boxes

Thursday, August 20, 2020WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5The Maryland State Board of Elections says there will be at least 270 ballot drop boxes available to voters for the general election.According to a release from the Board, that number is a significant increase to the 75 made available for the 2020 primary election.The drop boxes will be delivered to election boards starting the week of Sept. 28.The Board also authorized local boards of elections to start canvassing mail-in ballots on Oct. 1 with all results being embargoed until 8 p.m. on Election Day.The Board voted to request...

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Aug 20
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Rep. Harris: Talk About Moves To Hobble Mail Service A 'Conspiracy Theory'

Rep. Harris: Talk About Moves To Hobble Mail Service A 'Conspiracy Theory'

Tuesday, August 18, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5Rep. Andy Harris on Tuesday. brushed off talk of a concerted effort to kneecap U.S. Postal Service ahead of the November election as a "conspiracy theory.""This is all political at this point," Harris told C4 and Bryan Nehman, casting recent issues with the postal service as part of a decade of decline for the institution.Harris is the lone Republican in Maryland's congressional delegation. On Monday, several of his Democratic colleagues appeared in Baltimore with union leaders and local and state elected officials to...

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Maryland Congressional Democrats Question Gov. Hogan's Election Day Plan

Maryland Congressional Democrats Question Gov. Hogan's Election Day Plan

Friday, July 10, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5The nine Democrats in Maryland's 10-member congressional delegation to Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday expressing worry over his latest plans for Election Day.This week, Hogan said he and asked the Maryland State Board of Elections that all eligible voters be sent an application for an absentee ballot.“Maryland voters expect and deserve free, fair, and safe elections, and we are alarmed that your directive does not meet that basic standard,” the lawmakers wrote. “We call on you to rescind the directive and issue new guidance...

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Jul 11
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Massachusetts police narcotics squad routinely used excessive force: DOJ

Massachusetts police narcotics squad routinely used excessive force: DOJ

Friday, July 10 2020ABC News RadioBy JACK DATE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- A Justice Department investigation into a specialized narcotics unit of the Springfield, Massachusetts, Police Department found officers routinely used excessive force, including punching people in the face and using head strikes in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution."We found in that case there was a drug unit in the Springfield Police Department that was engaged in a pattern and practice of using excessive force," Attorney General William Barr told ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas...

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Baltimore Police Sergeant Charged With Kidnapping, Extortion; 3 Other Officers Allegedly Involved

Baltimore Police Sergeant Charged With Kidnapping, Extortion; 3 Other Officers Allegedly Involved

Thursday, July 9, 2020Robert Lang, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5Baltimore County police have arrested a Baltimore City police sergeant on charges of kidnapping and extortion.James Lloyd, 45, was awaiting a bail hearing Thursday night.He was arrested earlier in the evening at his home in the 2000 block of Emmanuel Court in Woodlawn.Baltimore County police detectives learned about a dispute between Lloyd and a man who was doing a home improvement job for him. Detectives say Lloyd was unsatisfied with the work. He approached the victim and demanded a refund.Lloyd identified himself as a...

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Republican Delegate Seeks Stiffer Penalties For Defacing, Destroying Monuments

Republican Delegate Seeks Stiffer Penalties For Defacing, Destroying Monuments

Tuesday, July 7, 2020Tyler Waldman, WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5A Baltimore County Republican announced Tuesday he has pre-filed a bill that would institute harsher penalties for damaging a monument, memorial or statue.Del. Nino Mangione's draft legislation would call for six months to 10 years in prison and/or hundreds of dollars in fines for destroying, damaging, vandalizing or desecrating a monument, memorial or statue of historical significance anywhere in the state."The lawless behavior we have seen exhibited in recent days by Antifa like mobs is a threat and embarrassment to every...

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