Baltimore guard pleads guilty to racketeering in jail scandal

Corrections officer Jennifer M. Owens pleaded guilty Tuesday to involvement in a racketeering conspiracy to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore City Detention Center for an inmate, a gang leader who fathered two children with her and whose name she had tattooed on her neck. (Wash. Post)

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Ravens Adopt New Bag Policy To Help With Public Safety

The Baltimore Ravens announced Tuesday that they have adopted the NFL policy that limits the size and type of bags that can be brought into the stadium. (WBAL)

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'Red Light District' sign in Salisbury is illegal, mayor says

A new sign for the adult-themed "Red Light District" store in Salisbury is illegal and the business is in poor taste, the Eastern Shore town's mayor said Tuesday. The North Salisbury Boulevard shop, advertised as a "romantic superstore," put the sign up Monday night without a permit, Mayor James Ireton Jr. said. (Balt. Sun)

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Why Baltimore is better than D.C.

We're not sure what's going on in D.C. But a rash of recent media stories originating from our neighbor to the south have been devoted to showing Baltimore as so much worse than the nation's capital. Enough is enough. Here are 100 reasons why Baltimore is better than D.C. Period. (Balt. Sun)

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Strip club promotion causes scare at downtown office tower

An invitation to Baltimore strip club Scores' annual end-of-summer luau that included "a little part of the beach" inside caused a scare when it landed on a desk at Constellation Energy Group on Tuesday morning. The party's promoters bought some sand from a craft store and added it to the invitations, sent to businesses and others who sign up for Scores' mailing list. But when someone found the substance in two of the unmarked envelopes at Constellation, they dialed 911. (Balt. Sun)

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Prince George’s fire stations understaffed, chief says

When Vail Clemence returned home from a July softball game complaining of chest pains, his wife, Barbara Clemence, said it took a miracle for him to survive what a doctor called “a severe heart attack” after waiting more than a half hour for an ambulance to arrive at his Bowie home. (Gazette)

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Deep Creek Lake planning moves forward 

Representatives of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Garrett County officials signed an agreement outlining the development of a comprehensive watershed management plan for Deep Creek Lake. (Daily Record)

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Maryland horse breeder Allen Murray dies

Allen Murray, a Maryland horse breeder best known for bringing the stallion Our Emblem to Maryland and then selling him for $10 million in 2002, died Tuesday morning of natural causes at his farm, family members said. He was 80. (Balt. Sun)

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