Annual cocaine overdose deaths on rise in Maryland

Despite some good news from the first quarter of this year, cocaine-related deaths have skyrocketed annually in Maryland since 2015, with nearly half of those occurring in Baltimore. The vast majority of those deaths — 82%, according to the Maryland Department of Health — involved fentanyl, a powerful and dangerous synthetic opioid.

Baltimore mayor signs new clean air standards

An incinerator business is threatening to close in the wake of Baltimore’s approval of new clean air standards.