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Early voting is getting underway in Maryland. Polls will be open today through next Thursday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  at 78 locations throughout the state. 

Baltimore Police Department

Baltimore City Police say 23-year old Demetrius Thompson was arrested Wednesday morning on attempted murder charges in connection with the domestic related shooting of a 22 year old woman early Friday morning.  On social media Wednesday morning, other than thanking the public for their tips--no further details were immediately made available.

City of Baltimore

The Baltimore Board of Estimates has approved $21 million dollars to cover police overtime costs.  The money comes from surplus tax revenue and Mayor Catherine Pugh says it's needed because the Police Department is about 700 officers short.

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The Baltimore City Fire Department Wednesday afternoon say the construction worker who died after more than 10 hours buried in a pile of dirt and debris, has been identified as 19-year old Kyle Hancock of Glen Burnie.  Baltimore City Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Skinner talked with WEAA's Julius White about the tragedy at Clifton Park.

Baltimore Fire Department/Twitter

The unidentified 19-year old man's body was recovered around 1:30 Wednesday morning. Firefighters and work crews from several jurisdictions worked for more than 10 hours--even through heavy wind and rain Tuesday afternoon to get to the construction worker who fell into a trench that was some 15 feet deep. 

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