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Congrats, NYC: You're Not the 'Rattiest' City in America

Chicago takes that honor in rankings by Orkin pest control company; the Big Apple comes in 2nd

(Newser) - Think "rats in the city," and many people are likely to envision the rodents who creep around in the Big Apple's alleyways and subway system. It's not New York City, though, but Chicago atop Orkin's list of the "rattiest" cities in America. USA Today...

All Charges Dropped Against Adnan Syed

There will be no retrial for 'Serial' star, who served 23 years for ex Hae Min Lee's murder

(Newser) - After Adnan Syed's murder conviction was overturned , Sarah Koenig, the one-time host of the Serial podcast that made his case famous, noted the chance of him facing a retrial was slim . Now it's zero, according to TMZ . The Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office on Tuesday dropped...

Hae Min Lee's 'Disappointed' Family Files an Appeal

Her brother says hearing that set subject of 'Serial' podcast free wasn't conducted properly

(Newser) - Adnan Syed, convicted and imprisoned for more than two decades after his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, was murdered in 1999, "couldn't believe" his conviction was overturned earlier this month. Neither could Lee's brother, Young Lee, and he's now appealing the decision of Baltimore Circuit Court Judge...

This Is the No.1 Stressed City in the US

Cleveland might have your stomach in knots, per WalletHub's rankings

(Newser) - If you've been feeling a little overwhelmed lately, you're not alone—especially depending on where you live. WalletHub wanted to see what parts of the country were more frazzled than others, and so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining more...

Baltimore Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson Dead at 26
Baltimore Ravens'
Jaylon Ferguson
Dead at 26
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Baltimore Ravens' Jaylon Ferguson Dead at 26

He leaves behind 3 children under the age of 5

(Newser) - Another NFLer is gone too early . Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26, the team announced Wednesday. "He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon's family and friends as we...

Baltimore Sues Manufacturer of Untraceable 'Tools of Death'

City alleges Polymer80 'profit[s] from destroying our communities'

(Newser) - The city of Baltimore has joined Los Angeles and Washington, DC, in suing one of the nation's largest manufacturers of untraceable ghost guns , labeling the weapons without serial numbers a "devastating menace" to residents and Americans at large. Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced the lawsuit against Polymer80, Inc....

Rollover Accident Injures 27 on Bus
Bus Rolls Over,
Injuring 27

Bus Rolls Over, Injuring 27

15 are taken to hospitals after accident north of Baltimore

(Newser) - Twenty-seven people suffered minor injuries Sunday after a bus crashed and rolled on I-95 north of Baltimore, according to the Baltimore County Fire Department. The crash occurred near Kingsville, Maryland, shortly before 7am, fire officials said in a statement. The vehicle was operated by megabus and was carrying 47 people....

Baltimore FD Suffers a Devastating Day

3 firefighters killed when vacant home on fire collapsed

(Newser) - Three Baltimore firefighters were killed and a fourth was injured when part of a vacant home collapsed while they were battling a blaze early Monday, the city's fire chief said. The Baltimore City Fire Department said in a tweet that firefighters were responding to a blaze at the three-story...

Baltimore Officer Dies After Ambush in Her Patrol Car

Keona Holley's family made difficult decision to remove her from life support

(Newser) - Update: The Baltimore police officer ambushed in her patrol car Dec. 16 died last week, with her family making the difficult decision to remove life support a week after she was shot, ABC 17 reports. "Baltimore will never forget Officer Holley’s sacrifice and commitment to making a difference...

He Blamed Panhandler for Killing Wife, but Lie Fell Apart

Keith Smith convicted of murder in Baltimore; daughter helped him concoct fake story

(Newser) - Update: A Maryland man has been convicted of murdering his wife before trying to pin it on a panhandler. Keith Smith, 55, was found guilty Thursday of stabbing Jacquelyn Smith in 2018, reports the Baltimore Sun . Smith told police a panhandler killed his wife while trying to steal her purse,...

Here Are the Most Generous Cities in America

Minneapolis and Seattle top LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - If you're wondering why your socials are suddenly filled with requests for charitable donations, allow us to solve the mystery: It's Giving Tuesday, a day to open up one's wallet for good causes after doing the same in the name of consumerism on Black Friday and Cyber...

Ex-Cop Kidnapped His Young Daughters. All Ended Up Dead

Tragic ending to Maryland case

(Newser) - A former Baltimore County Police officer allegedly attacked his ex-wife and kidnapped his young daughters Sunday, and as authorities closed in on them, the case came to a tragic end. Robert Vicosa, his alleged accomplice Tia Bynum, and 6- and 7-year-olds Giana and Aaminah Vicosa were found dead Thursday afternoon,...

He Witnessed a Murder, Then Knowingly Lied on Stand

'New Yorker' follows up on case of trio who wrongfully spent 36 years behind bars

(Newser) - The story made headlines a few years ago : Three men were freed from prison after serving 36 years for a Baltimore murder they didn't commit. At the New Yorker , Jennifer Gonnerman provides an in-depth look at what happened from a unique perspective—that of one of the young witnesses...

He Left Behind Two Widows and One Big Lawsuit
Widow Sues Funeral Home
Over Husband's Other Widow
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Widow Sues Funeral Home Over Husband's Other Widow

It's all explained in a strange federal lawsuit against a Baltimore funeral home

(Newser) - A Baltimore Sun report on a strange federal lawsuit begins with a doozy of a first sentence: "Demetra Street didn't know, as she sang at her husband Ivan's Baltimore funeral service in late January, that apparently he already had been buried days earlier and miles away,"...

Police: Woman Drove For Year With Niece, Nephew in Trunk

Baltimore County Police have charged her with abuse leading to their deaths

(Newser) - Baltimore County police pulled over a woman for a traffic stop, and found the remains of two children in the trunk of the car. When police ran the driver’s tags and learned they were fake, they told her the car would be towed. That’s when the officer smelled...

10 Most, Least Stressed US Cities
10 Most, Least
Stressed US Cities

10 Most, Least Stressed US Cities

Per WalletHub, Cleveland needs a chill pill, while S. Burlington in Vermont is kicking back just fine

(Newser) - It's been a tough 16 months, and stress levels have been high—though in some cities across the country, that stress has been tougher to contend with than in others. WalletHub wanted to see which places have been dealing with things best (and which not so much), so it...

76-Year-Old Returned to Prison After Missing Calls Goes Home

Gwen Levi was at a word-processing class with her ringer off at the time

(Newser) - A 76-year-old grandmother sent back to prison after attending a computer class is back to living life with a small amount of freedom. US District Judge Deborah C. Chasanow granted Gwen Levi a request for compassionate release Tuesday, saying "it would do little" to force the Baltimore resident to...

Court Rips Baltimore's Aerial Surveillance

Program violated the Fourth Amendment, opinion says

(Newser) - A federal court ruled Thursday that Baltimore's crime-fighting surveillance flights were unconstitutional and that police can't use any of the information gathered by the planes. The judges said the program violated the Fourth Amendment safeguard against illegal searches, the Verge reports. The planes' cameras were intended to record...

Horniest US City Has Appropriately Hedonistic Name

While Texas cities suffer from a lethargic libido

(Newser) - It looks like Nevada's Paradise is aptly named, at least for those who are yearning for physical human contact after a long year of lockdowns. The city sits at the top of LawnStarter's list of America's "horniest" cities, published in advance of National Sex Day on...

15M Ruined Vaccines at Plant Leads to J&J Takeover

Johnson & Johnson will now oversee production at Baltimore facility that was making its doses

(Newser) - An Emergent BioSolutions plant in Baltimore that had been tasked with churning out Johnson & Johnson vaccines has now earned the dubious honor of a takeover at the facility after about 15 million doses were ruined . Per CBS Baltimore , J&J announced Saturday it would be assuming "full responsibility"...

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