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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
ANNAPOLIS, Md– A bill making its way through the Maryland legislature would create a taskforce to study police use of surveillance technologies, such as facial recognition software.