Editorial Advisory Board: In Suiter case, why not an independent investigation?

Baltimore Police Detective Sean Suiter has just been laid to rest after being shot in the head by his own service weapon. The vicious killing of the 18-year veteran occurred more than two weeks ago, and despite a $215,000 reward for the killer there are fears that the murder will never be solved. To further …

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Former public defenders open criminal defense firm dedicated to forensic science

While working together at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender, Steve Mercer and Isabelle Raquin found they had a mutual interest in DNA and forensic science. So when they decided to leave the office, they made a career move unusual for attorneys transitioning into private practice – they opened their own law firm. RaquinMercer …

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Climate change a risk to Md.’s pension system

Pension funds, unlike commercial banks, have to manage returns for the long term so as to ensure they fulfill the promises made to employees who may be decades from retirement. Thinking about the future – and new financial risks – is therefore one of their most important responsibilities. Recent hurricanes and wildfires in the United …

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A slain cop’s legacy?

The mayor says violence in Baltimore is “out of control.” Hard to disagree — unless you consider a dark rebuttal: The head-shooting street assassins  — these guys are in control. And their grip is tightening. We sped past 300 and last year’s death toll with more than a month left in 2017. A popular, usually …

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Kobie Flowers | Brown Goldstein

Kobie Flowers, a partner with Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP, has been selected for Washingtonian’s 2017 Top Lawyers list in the criminal defense category. His practice involves representing individuals and businesses in complex criminal and civil matters. Information in Movers and Shakers is provided by the submitter. To submit a Movers and Shakers item, visit http://thedailyrecord.com/movers/.

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Under Armour launches Lindsey Vonn clothing line

Baltimore-based athletic apparel manufacturer Under Armour and world champion skier Lindsey Vonn debuted her signature collection Thursday. For Under Armour, as for most sports apparel and footwear companies, it’s an effort to leverage a celebrity endorser into increased product sales. Olympian Vonn, who has won more World Cup races than any other woman skier, is among Under …

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Amputee’s federal lawsuit against Prince George’s hospital moves forward

An Upper Marlboro man’s lawsuit under a federal anti-patient-dumping statute will proceed after a judge found claims that Prince George’s Hospital Center’s failure to perform surgery in a timely manner may have led to the amputations of the plaintiff’s legs. Terence Williams filed suit last year in Prince George’s County Circuit Court alleging he was …

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PHOTO: Sending ‘Bags of Love’ to Puerto Rico

Baltimore based entrepreneurs and Puerto Rican natives Diana Torruella Gaines of Tu Casa Development Group, Left, and Elda M. Devarie, President and CEO of EMD Sales Inc. have teamed up to ship about 450,000 pounds of donated goods to Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria’s devastation back in September.

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Caves Valley comes through with Leadenhall Community Center

Developer Caves Valley Partners, elected officials and community members celebrated the ceremonial start of construction of the Leadenhall Community Center on Thursday, a benefit from the nearby $300 million Stadium Square project. The community center, which will cost more than $1 million to build, is being paid for in part with matching funds from the …

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Md. officials: 26 indicted in prison gang conspiracy

In the latest move to root out longstanding corruption in Maryland prisons, state and federal officials announced Thursday the indictments of 26 people, including a correctional officer who served as a high-ranking gang member. The charges include attempted first-degree murder and smuggling contraband like drugs and cellphones into prisons. Sgt. Antoine Fordham, a correctional officer …

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