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  • Council approves body camera and bag-ban bills

    The City Council Monday night passed one bill equipping police officers with body cameras, and another banning plastic bags from the city, with exceptions for carry-out restaurants. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has promised to veto both bills, but it looked like the council might have enough votes to override the veto on the body-camera bill.
  • 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&...

    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."...

    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...

    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...