Johns Hopkins Students Stirs Controversy With Images Posted To Tumblr Blog

Zillow, a leading real estate marketplace, has alleged that a Johns Hopkins student violated the Copyright Act. Kate Wagner, a Johns Hopkins architecture student, utilized Zillow images on her parody Tumblr blog and website “McMansion Hell.

According to Zillow, Wagner modified the images in a way poke fun at the properties, adding comments like “black hole,” “doors & windows: divorced just like mommy & daddy,” “seriously do any of these windows match????” and “doors to nowhere.”

However, Zillow is not laughing, but instead taking the action as a real threat. On Monday, Zillow sent Wagner a cease and desist letter for allegedly “reproducing, modifying, distributing or otherwise creating derivative” images from the real estate firm’s website and utilizing them on her website. The company says the act may “[interfere] with Zillow’s business expectations and interests.”


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Navy Scientists will Test A Laser By Shooting A Bright Green Beam Across The Chesapeake Bay Tuesday Night

Nothing would be more effective in getting Southern Marylanders in a tizzy than a mysterious green light beam stretching across the Chesapeake Bay. In fact, many people may blame the strange sight on an extraterrestrial life form or think it a foreign threat, but it is far from it.

On Tuesday night, Navy scientists will test a 150-kilowatt laser across the width of the Chesapeake, Navy officials said in a statement. The laser will not harm the eyesight and will immediately be terminated if a plane or boat nears the beam within 300 meters. The test will divert any notion of intergalactic or domestic threats.

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Retrial To Begin For Baltimore Woman Once Convicted Of Killing Six Children In Fire

On Monday, a retrial began for a 53-year-old Baltimore woman who was once charged for killer her six children ages 2 months to 12 years in a fire. Tonya Lucas’ murder conviction was overturned after the arson evidence was discredited.

While Lucas’ attorney believe she should be acquitted, Maryland prosecutors still believe there is enough evidence to find her guilty. When the incident occurred in 1992, it was described as one of the “worst in Baltimore’s history.”


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The BoatHouse Canton Employees Were A No Show After ICE Requested Immigration Records

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was preparing for a review of The BoatHouse Canton employees. Advance notice prompted over 30 employees to avoid the process by not showing up to work the entire weekend.

On Thursday, the restaurant in southeast Baltimore received a request from ICE to review its I-9 forms, said co-owner of the BoatHouse, Gene Singleton. Some workers began expressing their fear of returning to work after hearing about the upcoming review. The workers ranged from line cooks to dishwashers and food runners.


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Anne Arundel County Police Detail Heroin Overdose Statistics

Just recently, Anne Arundel County police released statistics related to heroin overdoses in the county. The statistics show a troubling trend. The total number of overdoses in the county has continued to climb to new levels. However, the opioid overdose reversing drug, naloxone, could be credited for keeping the fatalities lower. The data measures from January the 1st to June the 20th of this year. The information was broken down into fatal and nonfatal categories.


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Kendra Diggs’ Family Awarded $850K In Wrongful-Death Case Involving Baltimore Police Officers

The 2013 wrongful-death civil lawsuit filed by Kendra Diggs’ children was settled for $850,000 after months of negotiations. A Baltimore city jury approved the settlement earlier this week.

On May 7, 2013, two Baltimore police officers responded to a call at the 1100 block of North Parrish Street for a domestic disturbance. When the officers arrived on the scene, Diggs was inside the home with the door locked. Diggs was calling out for help, but did not respond when the officers knocked on the door. After kicking in the door, Diggs was escorted outside to the sidewalk in front of the house.


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Instacart Delivery Service Expanding To Wegmans In Several Baltimore Locations

Instacart, a same-day grocery delivery service, has partnered with Wegmans Food Markets to provide consumers with home delivery in as little as an hour. The service will be offered at select Wegmans’ locations including, Hunt Valley, Crofton, Owings Mills and Columbia.

Instacart launched its online grocery service in some Baltimore neighborhoods in April 2016 and in March it expanded to other areas including Columbia, Annapolis, Ellicott City, Towson, Dundalk, Arnold, Jessup and Catonsville. The service permits “personal shoppers” to pick up and deliver the products from grocery chains, such as Petco, Whole Foods Market, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Price Rite, Harris Teeter and Safeway.


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Prince George’s County Police Identify Suspect Involved In Murder-Suicide

Around 10 a.m. Friday, Hyattsville City Police responded to a call at the 5500 block of 45th Avenue, where a 29-year-old man was found with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, Delonta Surratt, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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Police: Three People Wounded In Overnight Shootings Across Baltimore

At least three people were shot in two separate attacks in the city overnight, Baltimore Police said.

Police responded to a call at the 900 block of Patapsco Avenue around 12:20 a.m. Saturday. Upon arrival they discovered a 20-year-old man who had been shot in the left foot. He was transported to a nearby hospital and has been listed in stable condition.


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Female Iraqi Migrant Training At U.S. Boarder Patrol Academy

All U.S. Border Patrol agents must undergo a 112-day training program that includes endurance tests, verbal instruction on immigration law and Spanish, off-road, high-speed vehicle chases and master firearms training.

The newest class consists of 17 men and three women, including 23-year-old Stevany Shakare, who was 10 when her family fled their home after the U.S. military invaded Iraq in 2004.

“I am obviously very short and tiny,” said the Shakare. “But I’m trying and giving it my all – that’s all that matters.”


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