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  • Preston Greene (left), president of Howard Park Civic Association, sits beside his sign during a Planning Commission meeting on the proposed zoning code legislation.
Preston Greene (left), president of Howard Park Civic Association,… (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore…)
January 11, 2013

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Support grows for city zoning plan to reduce liquor stores: A proposed zoning rule that would reduce the number of liquor outlets in Baltimore, part of the city's first zoning overhaul in 40 years, is garnering increased support among some who believe it will make neighborhoods healthier and safer.

Speed camera vendor to get per-ticket 'bounty': Baltimore plans to pay its new speed camera contractor $11.20 per $40 citation — continuing its use of a so-called bounty system that Gov. Martin O'Malley and key state legislators say is illegal under Maryland law.

Years later, murder case still echoes for Ray Lewis, families: Priscilla Lollar's emotions are raw again, as one of the men charged in her son's slaying — Ravens star Ray Lewis — attracts national attention for his impending retirement and the team's playoff run.

Baltimore bid to host round-the-world Ocean Race is in final review: Volvo Ocean Race officials will visit Baltimore on Monday to evaluate a bid to host the only U.S. stop of the 2014-2015 edition of the global contest known as the Super Bowl of sailing.

Gunman critically wounds student in California school: A 16-year-old boy armed with a shotgun opened fire in a California high school classroom on Thursday, critically wounding a fellow student before two staff members talked him into surrendering the weapon, authorities said.


Haloti Ngata's remarkable body hurts. This season — his seventh overall and the second straight in which he's played through debilitating pain — the Ravens defensive tackle has thought more about his football mortality than ever before.

Mike Preston: Joe Flacco's contract expires at the end of the season. Before it started, he said he thought he was an elite quarterback who demanded elite money. Now, it's time for Flacco to show it.

PREDICTIONS: In picking Saturday's Ravens-Broncos game, our writers weren't too optimistic about the Ravens' chances - except for one.

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Oscars: Thursday morning's Oscar nominations shaw some shocking omissions, delightful surprises and Oscar history being made. Take a look at the 2013 awards shortlist.

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