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Maryland flags are flying at half-staff to honor a fallen Prince George's County Police officer. Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin was off-duty yesterday morning when he went to his neighbor's Brandywine home to intervene in a domestic dispute involving her estranged husband. 

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Harford County Sheriff Jim Gahler says he strongly supports a bill that would increase prison sentences for drug dealers convicted of distributing opioids that result in the death of a minor. Gahler was joined at a news conference Tuesday by Mark and Nancy Jones, whose 17-year old daughter Amber, died of a heroin overdose.  "I’m just a mom, and it so important to protect the children --they're so young, they can be easily manipulated," said Jones.

Baltimore Police Department

Baltimore is the most dangerous city in the nation, according to "USA Today."  The newspaper is out with an analysis saying Baltimore had the highest per capita murder rate among the nation's 50 biggest cities last year, with nearly 56 killings per 100-thousand people.

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Over past couple of  weeks, the dollar amount that was reportedly sought by attorneys representing the family of Korryn Gaines, was $4 million. Well, that number has changed---exponentially.

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Marvel Comics much anticipated and well hyped 'Black Panther’ opens this weekend. The movie features for the first time, a black super hero comic film on the big screen. But, what are the impacts that such a film would have on the psyche of African-American kids who have the opportunity to see characters who look like them as super heroes? 

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