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  • New Regulations Encourage Rush To Judgment On Impounded Dogs

    New Regulations Encourage Rush To Judgment On Impounded Dogs
    Tyrone Staten says he watched, helpless, as two pit bulls ripped his daughter’s Shih Tzu apart on Ramsey Street on the evening of Sept. 15. His daughter “dropped the leash, she dropped her phone and ran home,” Staten tells the city’s Animal Matters Hearing Panel (formerly known as the Vicious Dog Hearing Board) on Oct. 15. “The dog had a broken leg, fractured ribs, a punctured lung, contusions—I mean, I’m trying to get these medical terms. Neck severe, severed.”
  • Your gas grill or hibachi is probably illegal in Baltimore. And luckily for you, a fine is coming

    Your gas grill or hibachi is probably illegal in Baltimore. And luckily for you, a fine is coming
    If you live in Baltimore, your cookout is probably against the law. So says City Councilman Warren Branch (13th District). On Oct. 6, Branch introduced a bill to add penalties for violating this law—a $500 fine for "open cooking devices."...

    Huffing and Puffing

    Huffing and Puffing
    A bill to restrict the use of vapor products, often called “electronic cigarettes” and “e-cigs,” is before the Baltimore City Council, prompting a well-attended Oct. 7 public hearing on the bill before the council’s Judiciary...

    Baltimore attorney Kenneth Ravenell appears to have separated from Murphy, Falcon, & Murphy

    Baltimore attorney Kenneth Ravenell appears to have separated from Murphy, Falcon, & Murphy
    Baltimore attorney Kenneth Ravenell appears to have separated from Murphy, Falcon, & Murphy, the prestigious firm in which he'd been a partner since 2007, when he left what was then known as Schulman, Treem, Kaminkow, Gilden & Ravenell PA. The website...

    Bad Seeds

    Bad Seeds
    After Baltimore police officer Vincent Cosom apparently sucker-punched Kollin Truss at Greenmount and North avenues in June, it took about three months before a video of the incident hit the internet, prompting the matter to go viral in a maelstrom of...