Rain this morning, with the sun breaking through this afternoon and highs around 70. A mix of sun and clouds through the weekend, with high temperatures near 80.
The federal Drug Enforcement Agency released surveillance photos of nine people of interest in the looting of pharmacies on April 27th. The DEA claims that 27 pharmacies were looted during riots, with over 175,000 doses of narcotics stolen. Baltimore Police commissioner Anthony Batts theorizes that the stolen drugs are contributing to Baltimore’s surge in homicides and gun violence, though it is still unclear if there are named suspects in many of the murders.
City Paper shares skepticism of claims that looters ran off with enough pills to keep the city ‘intoxicated for a year.’
As part of a 12-day trip to Asia, Gov. Larry Hogan took a ride on a Japanese maglev train capable of speeds over 300mph.Impressed by the experience, Hogan plans to pursue a $28 million grant that would allow the state to study the feasibility a high-speed rail line between Baltimore and DC. A completed maglev line between the cities could cost upwards of $10 billion, but could reduce travel time to 15 minutes and put us on the map.
Ex-bishop Heather Cook’s trial has been postponed until September. Cook’s lawyers wanted additional time to complete their investigation. Cook stands accused of striking and killing cyclist Thomas Palermo with her SUV on Dec, 27, while drunk and texting, then leaving the scene of the accident.
Manager Buck Showalter was ejected from Thursday’s game in Houston after arguing with the umpire over a wide strike zone. The O’s went on to beat the Astros 3-2, busting a five game losing streak.
Kevin Hart, The Big Lebowski, and a food truck face-off highlight Baltimore magazine’s weekend lineup. Farmers’ markets and even more options over at SouthBmore.com.