February 20, 2014
Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his fiancee unconscious in an altercation at an Atlantic City casino over the weekend, according to a complaint filed by police, who said Wednesday that they have referred the case to county prosecutors for review. The revelation came as a video clip showing the aftermath of the incident was posted online. The 50-second video, obtained by the website TMZ , shows Rice lifting fiancee Janay Palmer by her arms out of an elevator in the Revel Casino and laying her on the ground.
February 19, 2014
Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was trending on Twitter Wednesday afternoon for all the wrong reasons. In an eight-hour period, Rice's image suffered severe damage -- the kind from which it might never recover. It was the result of two devastating media developments. It started with TMZ releasing video from an Atlantic City casino early in the day, and was followed by publication of a summons saying that Rice hit his fiancee with his hand "rendering her unconscious" at the casino Saturday night.
February 18, 2014
Police on Tuesday released a video of an assault and robbery of a 70-year-old woman in South Baltimore early Saturday morning in hopes of identifying the suspect. The video shows the woman standing in the street talking on a phone by a car, when the suspect crept up behind her, attacked her and demanded her cell phone. The incident occurred in the unit block of S. Stricker St. around 5:15 a.m. on Feb. 15, police said. The suspect, described as a 6-foot black man wearing a black jacket and khaki pants, ran away, police said.
February 14, 2014
10. "Let the Music Play," Shannon Disco/dance wasn't officially dead. 9. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," Cyndi Lauper This uber-hit of the '80s (it was on the Hot 100 chart for 25 weeks) was actually written by a man, Robert Hazard. Hazard recorded it in 1979 and it was written from a male point of view. The more you know. 8. "Owner of a Lonely Heart," Yes Prog rock: Chapter 1. 7. "Thriller," Michael Jackson You may have heard of this one. 6. "That's All," Genesis Ah, the unending 1980s appeal of Phil Collins, even when the accompanying video for some reason features homelessness.
February 5, 2014
If you're a middle-aged construction worker living in Baltimore and don't have any dance experience, you might think your odds of appearing in a music video are pretty low. Well, here's your big chance. Baltimore-based dreamy rock duo Wye Oak is seeking "people who fit the look of a construction worker or mechanic type" for their next video, according to a Craigslist post that band member Jenn Wasner shared on Facebook. The band is seeking seven men and three women, preferably between the ages of 30 and 50. Those "who enjoy getting dirty" are encouraged to apply.
February 4, 2014
During a lull in the first quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl , Ellicott City native Raj Suri screamed and looked at his friend Ryan Andersen, who was in tears. After months of nervous anticipation, the commercial they had submitted for the $1 million Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest was airing for more than 100 million viewers across the country. "I called my wife, I called my parents," Suri said. "My phone buzzed, literally, every second for about 12 minutes. That's not an exaggeration.