With the homicide rate having decreased by an average of roughly 7% in 45 of the biggest U.S. cities between Q4 2021 and Q4 2022, WalletHub released its report on the cities with the biggest homicide rate problems.
In order to determine which cities have the biggest homicide problems, WalletHub compared 45 of the largest U.S. cities based on per capita homicides in Q4 2022 as well as per capita homicides in Q4 2022 vs. Q4 2021 and Q4 2020.
The study found that the cities with the highest homicides per capita include: Baltimore, Maryland, St. Louis, Missouri, Detroit, Michigan, Memphis, Tennessee and Atlanta Georgia.
Maryland's Office of the Inspector General for Education released its investigative report for the "catastrophic" Baltimore County Public Schools cyberattack revealing how it happened and areas where the school system is to blame.
The report reveals that the ransomware attack that crippled the school system was unleashed by a security contractor who "mistakenly" opened a suspicious email on the school's unsecured email system.
According to the report, an "education professional" received an email that appeared to be an invoice from a college official. It was actually a phishing attack, according to the report.
Phishing attacks target people by sending them emails from what appear to be well-known sources, according to the Federal Trade Commission.
Maryland closed out 2022 by losing 200 jobs in December, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Despite the drop the state unemployment rate fell to 4 percent for the month, compared to 5.4 percent at the same time last year.
December's report follows a November report which saw Maryland gain 1,400 jobs.
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 24, 2023 - Seven Mile Market just sent the following to its customers:
We would like to update to our valued customers following a zoom meeting together with Market Maven, community leaders and Councilman Izzy Patoka regarding the proposed plastic bag ban.
Based on our meeting, there has been no change in the progression of the proposed ban, and as of now it is still moving forward. For anyone who is negatively affected by the ban, please be informed that unless you are more vocal, the immediate impact of the ban will be that you will no longer receive free bags at checkout to carry your purchases to your vehicle and into your home. You will also therefore, not have these bags available to you in your home to recycle for all your personal and home uses. You will now ...
A lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence discovered about a dozen documents marked as classified at Pence’s Indiana home last week, and he has turned those classified records over to the FBI, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
The FBI and the Justice Department’s National Security Division have launched a review of the documents and how they ended up in Pence’s house in Indiana.
The classified documents were discovered at Pence’s new home in Carmel, Indiana, by a lawyer for Pence in the wake of the revelations about classified material discovered in President Joe Biden’s private office and residence, the sources said. The discovery comes after Pence has repeatedly said he did not have any classified documents in his possession.
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 24, 2023 - An Israeli man expressed his gratitude to HaShem this morning, making a tikkun hodaah after finding his missing ‘tik’ (bag).
BJL ran an announcement on Motzaei Shabbos after a Hatton Road resident found a black leather bag that contained a passport, cash and other sensitive documents. Israeli musician, band leader and event producer Efraim Potolsky, who is visiting from Israel, was reunited with his bag after the announcement appeared and was grateful to once again be in possession of his passport and other important items.
Potolsky celebrated his find this morning after davening, along with Rabbi Tzvi Teichman, mara d'asra of Ohel Moshe.
יגעת ומצאת !
Seek (at BJL) and ye shall find !
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, today (Tuesday, 24 January 2023), flew to Jordan to meet with King Abdullah II. The two leaders discussed regional issues, especially strategic, security and economic cooperation between Israel and Jordan, which contributes to regional stability.
They also praised the long-standing friendship and partnership between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom.
It's an emotional day for the Baltimore City Fire Department as the deadly South Stricker Street fire claimed the lives of three Baltimore city firefighters in the line of duty one year ago today.
January 24, 2022 is a day people in Baltimore will not soon forget. Firefighters gathered in solidarity at the site of the tragic fire for an informal service Tuesday morning, while staff at firehouses across the city will remember the solemn day.
Firefighters spent hours on scene of the fire at a vacant home at the corner of South Stricker and Pratt Streets. The home collapsed, taking the lives of Lieutenants Kelsey Sadler, Paul Butrim, and firefighter Kenny Lacayo along with it.
Several events will memorialize the three fallen firefighters.
Baltimore city firehouses will take a moment ...
The following thought on this week's Torah portion comes from Rabbi Aharon Darmon of Jerusalem:"The first verse of this week's Torah portion contains a powerful approach to facing formidable challenges in our lives: 'The Lord said to Moses: Come to Pharaoh.'Many of us may feel that there is something that blocks our way in life, some kind of 'Pharaoh' that enslaves and stymies us. But instead of confronting this Pharaoh, we escape and occupy ourselves with other things and thus postpone our personal Exodus from Egypt.The parasha is clearly telling us this: come to Pharaoh. Go directly to your adversary, do not avoid your problem. Don't run away, don't look for distractions, cope directly with whatever distresses you. This is relevant both to single a...
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 24, 2023 - The following products sold by Garden of Life of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with the specified lot numbers and expiration dates, bear an unauthorized STAR-K symbol and contain a non-kosher ingredient.
Garden of Life: MyKind Organics Women's Multi 40+ Tablets
• Lot # 50316484, Exp. Date 10/16/2025
• Lot # 50319616, Exp. Date 10/23/2025
Garden of Life: MyKind Organics Women's Once Daily Tablets
• Lot # 50317709, Exp. Date 9/9/2025
• Lot # 50319618, Exp. Date 9/28/2025
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 24, 2023 – 9:33AM – At the intersection of Cherokee and Chippewa, the entrance to Chippewa is blocked off .
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 24, 2023 - 8:35AM - A motor vehicle accident has Reisterstown Road blocked at Mount Wilson Lane.
Avoid the area
Baltimore, MD - Jan. 23, 2023 - The final discussion for this matter will take place during the work session on January 31st.
Click here to read the bill.Please send your thoughts on the issue to: firstname.lastname@example.org
410-887-5791 (fax) The final vote will be on February 6th. If the community does not provide input by January 31st, this will become law as the council will vote without further discussion on February 6th.
###Baltimore, MD - January 15, 2023 – Baltimore County Councilman Izzy Patoka has proposed an across-the-board ban on all plastic shopping bags in Baltimore County. Shoppers would have 3 options to get their groceries home: (1) carry their groceries out of the store in their hands (!), or (2) pay the store 10 cents per...
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sharply criticizes murdered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in his new book, questioning his journalism credentials and lambasting what he calls the media’s sympathetic coverage of his brutal killing in Saudi Arabia.
“He didn’t deserve to die, but we need to be clear about who he was -- and too many in the media were not,” Pompeo wrote in “Never Give an Inch: Fighting for the America I Love.” NBC News obtained a copy of the book in advance of its Jan. 24 release.
Pompeo, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, mocked the media’s portrayal of Khashoggi as “a Saudi Arabian Bob Woodward who was martyred for bravely criticizing the Saudi royal family through his opinion articles in th...
Seven people were killed in two related shootings at a mushroom farm and a trucking firm in a coastal community south of San Francisco on Monday, officials said.
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President Dave Pine says four people were killed at the farm and three at the trucking business on the outskirts of Half Moon Bay, a city about 30 miles south of San Francisco.
It was not immediately clear how the locations were connected.
The San Mateo County Sheriff said on Twitter: "The Sheriff's Office is responding to a shooting incident with multiple victims in the area of (Highway) 92 and the (Half Moon Bay) City limits.
"Suspect is in custody. There is no ongoing threat to the community at this time," it added a short time later.
The shootings incidents come less than 48 hour...
With the General Assembly in full swing, the pressure is mounting to get bills drafted and introduced, but it’s unclear if a top priority for Baltimore’s new top prosecutor will get introduced.
On day one in office, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Ivan Bates said his legislative push included evening the sentencing maximums for misdemeanor gun offenses. Bates said if a defendant is between 18 and 20 years of age, the maximum sentence was five years, but for offenders over the age of 21, he said the max penalty was three years.
“The one thing I’ll go down to Annapolis and talk about is let’s raise that from three years to five years,” Bates said during an exclusive interview with FOX45 News hours after being sworn in as state’s attorney.
Former US President Donald Trump is preparing to return to Twitter for his upcoming presidential campaign and ditch his own social media platform Truth Social, Rolling Stone reports.
When Trump first founded Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG), he agreed to a “social media exclusivity term” that required him to “first channel any and all social media communications” to his Truth Social account for six hours before posting the content to other platforms, the report said, citing to SEC filings.
But two sources familiar with the matter told Rolling Stone that since late last year, Trump has informed several people close to him that he doesn’t want to re-up the exclusivity agreement with Truth Social.
The 18-month term of that requirement is up ...
Baltimore, MD – Jan. 23, 2023 - BJL wishes a hearty Mazel Tov to Zechariah Shear & Tova Dickstein on their engagement.
Mazel tov to parents Aryeh & Miriam Dickstein and Zvi & Shaindy Shear and grandparents Arnold & Ina Shear, Sue Dickstein, Stuart & Irene Hoffman and Ronnie & Ruthie Friedman
יה"ר שיזכו לבנות בית נאמן בישראל. אמן!
Tax season is heading into full swing as tax professionals urge those filing to get it done early this year, to avoid the knock on the door nobody wants.
"The agent knocked on the door. She wasn't there and left that paper there and she ran home to go and get it. Sure enough, it was for 2021 taxes not even like she was behind on her taxes," Jason Upshaw recalled, regarding one of his clients at Belvedere Tax Group.
He says the lesson behind that knock is simple: don't get behind filing this year.
Whether you're an early filer starting now or a late filer waiting until March or April, prepare to receive less in 2022's tax refund.
"The IRS has already warned that refunds will be smaller this year compared to last year," Upshaw said.
But, there are some tax brea...
President Joe Biden is scheduled to travel to Baltimore next week, the White House announced Monday.
The president is scheduled to travel to Baltimore on Jan. 30 to discuss how Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding will replace the 150-year-old Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel to address the largest bottleneck for commuters on the Northeast Corridor between Washington, D.C., and New Jersey.