The Week That Was

December 16, 2007

Firetruck, SUV collide; 3 dead

A city fire ladder truck, responding to a call, collided with a sport utility vehicle, killing three people in the SUV.

Giant club might be coming to Block

A new club may be coming to The Block, the city's adult entertainment zone, if a proposed deal is approved by the city.

Young attacker sentenced

A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the attack that left a Patterson Park man in a coma.

Schools may get metal detectors

The Baltimore school system is considering the installation of metal detectors in middle and high schools. Their use would be at the discretion of principals.

Judge caps tax-sale legal fees

A Baltimore Circuit Court judge limited lawyers' fees in tax-sale cases. They must charge a flat fee instead of charging by the hour, a change that could help homeowners trying to retain their homes.

Homicide investigation scrutinized

Evidence in the fatal stabbing of a Maryland prison guard may be compromised, especially the suspected murder weapon, which disappeared for two days.

City homeless get shelter

More than a dozen homeless people were moved to a hotel after city fire officials said their downtown makeshift shelters pose a fire hazard.

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