Shaking off the week

Getting cloudy today, with highs in the mid 70s and a chance for showers later. Clouds and a little rain this weekend (probably Sunday), with highs in the low 70s.


Baltimore County Police say they have surveillance video of an officer shooting a man to death in a Reisterstown parking lot, following a foot chase from a nearby pharmacy. The pursuit began after the officer was called to the pharmacy when the man tried to pass off a fake prescription for cough syrup. Police say video shows that after a brief chase, the man charged towards the officer and reached for his waistband as if to pull out a weapon when the officer shot him three times in the chest. The man was unarmed. The officer was not injured. Neither the man or the officer have been publicly identified, and investigators say they have no plans to release footage of the incident.


Gov. Larry Hogan met with Pope Francis in DC on Thursday, and received a blessing on behalf of cancer patients. Hogan underwent a fifth round of chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma on Tuesday.

Hogan: “I’m not supposed to touch people because my immune system is down. And of course the pope has been shaking hands with people all day long. […]  Maybe the good lord will look out for me. I’m assuming I’m not going to catch germs from the pope.


A 34-year-old man was shot and killed last night near the basketball court at Eutaw Marshburn Elementary in the Madison Park neighborhood.


Wednesday’s gas leak explosion in Columbia severely damaged or destroyed six townhouses and caused around $2 million in damage.


Tessemae’s All Natural, a locally owned producer of salad dressings, will take a $5 million investment from Under Armor CEO Kevin Plank and his brother, real estate developer and former UA exec, Scott Plank. In a statement, the Planks say the funding will help “Baltimore City’s position as a hub for innovative young companies.”


BARCS is overrun with 53 chihuahua, mostly puppies, after a home-breeder got in wayyy over their head. (PHOTOS + VIDEO, OF COURSE) Shelter officials say the dogs were being taken care of reasonably well, but the unlicensed breeder became overwhelmed and signed over the pups. Some of the dogs will be up for adoption as soon as today.


Packed weekend: Baltimore Book Festival, Maritime Magic, and the Bombadillo Festival in Baltimore magazine’s lineup. Even more options, like the rock-star-themed Baltimore Bike Party and ComicCon, in’s event listings. Also tonight, Baltimore Innovation Week kicks off with an outdoor festival at Power Plant Live! featuring The Gathering’s food trucks, an arcade of locally-produced video games, and more.