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Investigators hope an autopsy, a survivor and recording equipment will help explain why a school bus slammed into a commuter bus in Baltimore, killing both drivers and four public transit passengers. The school bus was a few blocks from its first stop in pre-dawn darkness Tuesday when it hit a cemetery wall, rear-ended a car and then ricocheted off a roadside pillar into the oncoming Maryland Transit Administration bus, police said. Comment?
To supporters, zero-tolerance policing has long represented a logical crime-fighting approach: Crack down on minor infractions before they mushroom into more serious and disruptive violence. But a scathing federal government report on the Baltimore Police Department suggests the costs of that strategy outweigh any reduction in crime. Comment?
The picturesque Main Street of Ellicott City, Maryland, faces a months-long recovery that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars after devastating flooding that damaged nearly every home and business along the road, officials said. Two people were killed when the town about 14 miles west of Baltimore took on 6.5 inches of water Saturday night, most of it between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., sweeping away hundreds of cars, tearing away sidewalks and wrecking storefronts and building foundations. Comment?
With no witnesses or video inside the metal compartment of a police van, it's likely no one will ever know what snapped the neck of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man left handcuffed and shackled but unbelted on his trip to the station. What is certain is that six police officers criminally charged in his death were the last to see him uninjured. Comment?
Baltimore County police say a man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend outside a hospital has died after he shot himself when police tried to arrest him. The department said in a news release that 29-year-old Erwin Acree of Baltimore died Wednesday at Shock Trauma in Baltimore. Comment?
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