‘Shocking, Disturbing And Horrific’: BARCS Hoping To Save Dog Found In Baltimore Alley With Severe Neck Injuries

The Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter is hoping to save a dog who was found in a Baltimore alley last week with severe injuries to her neck. Layla was standing in an alleyway in the Forest Park neighborhood, tied on a cord that led to her backyard. Her collar was so tight, it split her neck open, digging several inches into her skin. (WJZ)

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As court rules against family who sued Baltimore medics for man’s death; attorney warns of chilling effect

A Maryland Court of Appeals has denied a family monetary damages in the 2011 death of a Baltimore man, saying that while medics did not follow protocol when treating him for a heart attack, their conduct did not constitute “gross negligence.” In a 4-3 ruling, the court wrote that two medics, Joseph Stracke and Stephanie Cisneros, did not act in a grossly negligent way when they “inaccurately diagnosed and treated” Kerry Butler Jr., who died of a heart attack at Medstar Harbor Hospital on March 2, 2011. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore Health Officials Extend Code Red Heat Alert

Baltimore City health officials on Monday announced the Code Red Extreme Heat Alert initially in place for Sunday and Monday will be extended through Wednesday. “Excessive heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States. The effects of extreme heat are exacerbated in urban areas, especially when combined with high humidity and poor air quality,” Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa said in a statement. “Extreme heat is particularly dangerous to young children, older adults, and those with chronic medical conditions. I encourage all residents to take the necessary steps to protect themselves as well as their families, neighbors, and pets.” (WBAL)

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Baltimore Police Officer Crashes Into Car While Responding To Bank Robbery

Baltimore Police are investigating after an officer’s car was involved in an accident while they were responding to a bank robbery call Monday afternoon. The officer was responding to the bank robbery at M&T Bank on 22 S. Greene Street, when they struck a civilian vehicle at Howard and Fayette streets around 1:15 p.m. A civilian car is overturned on Light Rail tracks after a crash involving a Baltimore police car. (WJZ)

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PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Jared Kushner ‘rich pest,' urges humane rat control

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals appears to have weighed in on President Donald Trump’s recent critique of Baltimore as “a rat and rodent infested mess” with a new billboard in the city Monday. In the billboard, a cartoon Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, who owns several rodent-infested apartment buildings in Baltimore, is portrayed as a “rich pest," sitting on a pile of cash, while a forlorn-looking cartoon rat holding a piece of cheese is just “a poor guy trying to survive." (Balt. Sun)

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‘My baby is not responsive!’: Baltimore mother’s 911 call opens trial of ex-boyfriend accused of killing her child

Panic set in when the Northwest Baltimore mother checked on her toddler during nap time last summer. His mouth hung open, but she felt no air. She leaned close to listen. Little Zaray Gray wasn’t breathing. “My baby is not responsive!” Whitney West cried to the 911 operator. On Monday, a Baltimore jury listened to the frantic moments as the operator instructed the distraught mother to perform CPR on her toddler. (Balt. Sun)

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Adnan Syed’s lawyer asks Supreme Court to take up ‘Serial’ case

Attorneys for Adnan Syed, the subject of the “Serial” podcast, are trying to take his case to the Supreme Court. The petition, filed Monday after an extended deadline, asks the justices to reverse a ruling by Maryland’s highest court, which refused to grant a new trial to Syed. Then a teenager, he was convicted in the 2000 of killing of Hae Min Lee, his ex-girlfriend and classmate at Woodlawn High School in western Baltimore County, and has been serving a life sentence since. (Balt. Sun)

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Maryland teen gunned down at home six days before heading to Bowie State: ‘This was a martyr’s death’

In May, Damion Callery Jr. changed his Facebook profile picture to one of himself at his high school graduation. The 18-year-old wore a maroon gown and matching cap, a yellow sash draped over his shoulders. He smiled wide behind dark sunglasses. He was so excited to go to college that weeks before starting, he updated his status to say, “Studies at Bowie State University.” (Balt. Sun)

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