Sunny and low 70s today, sunny and mid 70s tomorrow.
Some locals aboard the Amtrak train that derailed Tuesday night in Philadelphia, killing seven and injuring dozens, shared their experience with the Sun. Among those killed was Naval Academy midshipman Justin Zemser. Bob Gildersleeve, a vice president at Ecolab in Towson, is missing.
- Five Department of Public Works employees were arrested for a scrap metal theft scheme operating out of the city’s landfill. The charges come following a two-year investigation by the FBI, alleging that the group stole and resold hundreds of thousands of dollars in scrap metal and taking kickbacks from junk haulers that wanted to use the facility frequently without paying fees.
- Two city corrections officers were charged with stealing Slim Jims and tortilla chips from a downtown 7-11 looted on Saturday, April 25th.
- The state’s Board of Public Works approved a $30 million recreation center, nah, it’s a jail for Baltimore teens. Previously, the Department of Justice said that it was illegal to hold juveniles with adults at the Baltimore City Detention Facility, so this new 60-bed jail is being built as a solution.
- Must read: The Sun’s editorial board goes in on Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s defensiveness of her leadership the last few weeks.
Two people were shot in Baltimore yesterday, one in South Baltimore, the other in Northeast.
Former governor Martin O’Malley is expected to officially announce his candidacy for president at an event in Baltimore on May 30th.
The Orioles intend to reimburse lost wages for hourly employees shut out during the games re-scheduled or moved following the unrest in Baltimore.