The News Hole

In front of the Medical Examiner's Office, the family of Tyrone West demands his case be reopened

The family of Tyrone West—a 44-year-old man who died in police custody in July 2013—who have gathered every Wednesday since West's death in order to keep West's name and in the news, gathered yesterday in front of the Chief Medical Examiner Office's to address an independent forensic review's findings that dispute West's autopsy.

The review by Dr.

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Embry concedes, vows to work with new mayor

Supporters and friends waving "Embry For Baltimore" signs shouted and hooted as Democratic mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry walked in the Belvedere Hotel’s grand ballroom just before 10 p.m.

"I am so humbled and grateful for your support," Embry said to the room that was packed to capacity with supporters. "I just wanted to come down here and spend time with you guys as the numbers come in."

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Police try to make case shooting of teenager was justified

Two guns were placed on the table in front of the podium in the Baltimore Police Department's media briefing room. One was a Beretta 92FS, the other a Daisy PowerLine Model 340. The latter is BB gun, but it is almost indistinguishable from the former.

The Daisy was in the hand of 14-year-old Dedric Colvin when police chased him in East Baltimore.

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A low-key Stokes vows to stay in public service

As the results for the mayoral race began to roll in on Tuesday night and it became clear around 10 p.m. that State Sen. Catherine E. Pugh had won the primary, mayoral candidate and 12th District City Council member Carl Stokes left the watch party in his East 25th Street campaign headquarters and stepped into a side room.

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The Fox and the Hedgehog: Bomb threat at Fox 45 studios

Security camera technician Jonathan Heaton didn't flinch when a man in a hedgehog costume, a surgical mask, and dark shades entered the vestibule of the Fox 45 Studios on TV Hill today around 1:15 p.m.

The man in the fuzzy hedgehog onesie looked at Heaton and his partner, who were installing new cameras at the station, and demanded that the pair air information he had about a "Panama cover-up."

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A loss anticipated, Warnock supporters gather in solidarity

The energy at David Warnock’s mayoral race watch party on Tuesday was high, but in unexpected ways. There was little suspense or vigilance as the polling results came on TV.

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