The divide lingers – Friday, February 6th

The two-month trial of 8 people accused in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption case ended with 3 acquittals and 5 guilty verdicts. In total, 40 people have been convicted (most of those charged plead guilty), including 24 correction officers at the jail.

In January, Horseshoe Casino’s revenue was $23.2 million, a slight improvement over December, but $8 million off of projects that had the new casino bringing in over $31 million a year. Less revenue continues to mean less Community Impact Funding, which is intended for public improvements in the neighborhoods impacted by the casino, and across the city.

A pedestrian was struck and killed on Belair Road last night in Northeast Baltimore. The 55-year-old man was hit while crossing the street. The driver stayed on the scene and is cooperating.

“There are indeed two Baltimores. The one that Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wishes were the only one, and the one that Baltimore’s majority must live — and die — in every day.” James MacArthur (@BaltoSpectator) on how Baltimore sees itself (or refuses to).

“Even as the city tries to rebound in reality, these two very different narratives keep bringing back the bad associations for Baltimore,” TIME talks about The WireSerial, and Baltimore’s harsh reality and its reputation in the American imagination.

BBQ, beer, bluegrass, and Bob Marley stir it up in this weekend’s event lineup.