D.C. artist converts old police and fire call boxes to art to celebrate women

Old police and fire call boxes are being put to use in Downtown D.C. The outdated boxes are relatively known for modern-day public art, but CNS-TV’s Lauren Moses tells us how a local artist decided to use it as a chance to celebrate women —who made history in the city.

One man dead after officer-involved shooting in Hyattsville

One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Hyattsville. CNS-TV’s Cam Hasbrouck was there, and reports on the incident.

Baltimore neighborhood recovery continues three years after the death of Freddie Gray

Dwayne Weaver has owned Keystone pharmacy in West Baltimore for 32 years. He says the aftermath of the destruction that followed the death of Freddie Gray three years ago left his store 95 percent empty. While Weaver and his pharmacy are back in business again serving the community, he says he’s not sure whether the city is safer, despite crime being reported down 33 percent from this time last year.

Baltimore City police use swimming to bridge gap with youth

Baltimore has had a difficult time in recent years with a growing violent crime problem and turmoil in the police department. But there are still ongoing efforts to build relationships within the community in the hopes of turning things around. One such program takes aim at some of the city’s youngest residents. That program has kids and officers taking to the water together.

Baltimore joint crime effort nets hundreds of arrests

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies working together for the past 60 days to combat violent crime in Baltimore has resulted in the arrests of hundreds of the city’s most violent offenders. The crackdown has lead to ten charges of murder, ten charges of attempted murder and 76 charged with assault or aggravated assault.

Anne Arundel program tackles drug addiction but challenges remain

Among a growing number in Maryland, Jenna Keefer has struggled with drug addiction. Keefer moved in with her then-boyfriend when she was 18 years old. She said they started experimenting with different prescription pain pills before later turning to heroin.

MDOT and SHA remind motorists safety is first during holiday travel

More than 1 million Marylanders are expected to hit the road during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. And the Maryland Department of Transportation, together with the State Highway Administration, is reminding motorists to be extra careful for the sake of the drivers and the workers out on the road.

Raskin calls for tougher federal law on campus religious discrimination

WASHINGTON – Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Kensington, proposed Tuesday that religious discrimination on college campuses should be prohibited under the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. That law already bars religious discrimination in hiring, but the congressman said the law’s…

Prince George’s County Police offer “trunk or treat” as a safe trick-or-treating alternative

Despite the scary costumes and sugary candy, trick or treating is major concern to parents.The Prince George’s County Police Department worked to create a safer alternative this year.

For a night, community rises above heroin epidemic

While the addiction epidemic has been relentless, it’s also evolved. Heroin and prescription opioids have not been responsible for the surge in fatal and non-fatal overdoses. Fentanyl — a potent synthetic opioid up to 1,000 times stronger than morphine — has ravaged the state, Maryland health statistics show.

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