The Week That Was

December 25, 2005

Two city police officers are killed

Two Baltimore City police officers were fatally shot in a Pikesville townhouse, and a state Department of General Services police officer who was once engaged to one of the victims was charged with first-degree murder.

Constellation deal is reached

An $11.5 billion deal was announced between Constellation Energy Group Inc. in Baltimore and FPL Group Inc. in Florida. It would form the nation's second-largest electric utility portfolio.

Man, 34, is charged in five killings

Baltimore police charged a 34-year-old man with killing five mostly elderly "defenseless" people in West and Northwest Baltimore - three this year, one in 2002 and one in 1999. Four victims were strangled; one was beaten.

Maryland rejects emissions pact

Maryland declined to join seven Northeastern states in an agreement to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants 10 percent by 2019 to slow global warming. State officials here said they wanted to avoid hurting power plants or electricity rates.

Hambleton and Hendricks die

T. Edward Hambleton, a lifelong Baltimorean who transformed theater in New York and beyond, died at age 94. Elrod Hendricks, who spent 37 seasons in a Orioles uniform as a player and coach, died a day before his 65th birthday.

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