Aegis headlines - Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

  • After man fatally shot near Mondawmin Mall, detectives find toddler in car Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 02:18

    The women stood on the West Baltimore corner Monday shaking their heads as homicide detectives searched for clues around a gold Volkswagen parked in front of the Rainbow Carry Out.

    Equilla Henriques, 45, had seen the shooting victim on the ground next to the car, a paramedic pumping his chest. She…

  • Alcohol tax increase linked to drop in harm from drunk driving Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 00:57

    Alcohol-related crashes in which people were killed or hurt dropped by an annual rate of 6 percent after the state raised the alcohol sales tax in 2011, according to a University of Maryland-led study released Monday.

    The decline, which was even more pronounced for younger drivers, was greater than…

  • Zika remains a threat, with 6 cases logged in Maryland this year Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 00:56

    Zika is back — the threat never really went away.

    Maryland already has logged six cases of the virus among travelers this year, including one person in the Baltimore metro area, and Florida has reported residents infected locally.

    With mosquito season about to begin, state and local public health…

  • Rep. Andy Harris says health care fight not over Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 00:37

    Rep. Andy Harris, part of the conservative Freedom Caucus that helped tank President Donald Trump’s health care legislation, said Monday that Republicans only needed a little more time to reach an agreement and that the House should return to the issue later this year.

    The 30-plus-member bloc of…

  • Lawmakers agree to Hogan's $28 million school funding offer Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 00:12

    The General Assembly’s budget leaders agreed Monday to accept Gov. Larry Hogan’s offer of $28 million to help the Baltimore school system and others around the state where enrollment has declined, abandoning a proposal to bail out the districts without his assistance.

    The apparent resolution would…

  • Some Pugh supporters say they feel betrayed by veto of $15 minimum wage Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 00:10

    Mark McLaurin, political director for a local labor union, feels betrayed by Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh.

    During her successful campaign for Baltimore mayor, McLaurin’s Service Employees International Union provided volunteers and financial support that helped push the Democrat to victory.

    But…

  • Maryland General Assembly approves fracking ban Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 00:10

    The Maryland General Assembly on Monday gave final passage to a ban on fracking in the state, sending the measure to Gov. Larry Hogan for his promised signature.

    Environmental advocates and climate change activists have pressed for years to ban the controversial form of drilling for natural gas…

  • Naval Academy grads ask alumni group to rescind honor for former Sen. Jim Webb Monday, March 27, 2017, 23:41
    Former Navy secretary apologizes for harm done by 1979 essay ‘Women Can’t Fight,’ will be in Annapolis Friday
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