Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

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Baltimore, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Kevin:

Coronavirus cases hit 3,125 in Maryland, with statewide death toll at 53, officials say

Confirmed cases of the coronavirus hit 3,125 in Maryland on Saturday, with the death toll rising to 53, state officials said. → Read More

Coronavirus cases now in 60 nursing home facilities across Maryland: ‘The virus is everywhere’

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday said coronavirus cases or clusters of cases have now been identified in 60 different nursing home facilities across the state, as well as in multiple correctional facilities in the state. → Read More

‘It went like wildfire’: How national testing failures contributed to Maryland’s deadliest coronavirus cluster

In nursing homes with vulnerable residents, the coronavirus is cutting a particularly deadly path. And the nation’s lack of testing, coupled with its inability to effectively trace the contacts of those infected, has left local and state health departments blind in the battle to intervene. → Read More

'Technical challenges’: Maryland officials struggle to comply with open meetings law amid coronavirus restrictions

Government bodies across Maryland are turning to technology to simultaneously comply with the state's open meetings law and Gov. Larry Hogan's coronavirus-related ban on gatherings of more than 10 people, with mixed results. → Read More

‘It’s all very dystopian’: Maryland resident stuck in Northern Italy describes coronavirus lockdown

As travel restrictions in the U.S. begin to ratchet up in the face of the global pandemic, Kelsey Day is one of many Americans caught overseas in countries where more drastic measures have already been instituted. → Read More

Caught fabricating evidence, convicted Baltimore police officer remains on force 2½ years later

Baltimore Police Officer Richard Pinheiro Jr. remains on the force more than two years after he was convicted of fabricating evidence and misconduct in office. → Read More

Coronavirus patient attended same Maryland conservative political conference as Trump

Maryland officials on Saturday reported that a patient who has tested positive for the new coronavirus attended the recent Conservative Political Action Conference in the state’s Washington suburbs, a major political event attended by big-name conservative politicians — including President Donald Trump. → Read More

Baltimore comptroller race heats up as Pratt and Henry question each other’s qualifications

After being on the defensive for weeks about her business ties to disgraced former Mayor Catherine Pugh and an unflattering inspector general report about her vote to sell city property to her church, Baltimore’s incumbent comptroller Joan Pratt went on the offensive this week with a campaign flier and robocall attacking the city councilman challenging her in next month’s Democratic primary. → Read More

ICE has access to Maryland driver’s license records. State lawmakers want to limit it.

Armed with new evidence that federal immigration officials accessed a state database of licensed Maryland drivers dozens of times in the last two years, state lawmakers are proposing legislation to limit their access in the future. → Read More

Prosecutors alleged tax fraud among some Baltimore Police. Now the City Council is seeking answers.

Members of the Baltimore City Council sent a letter to Police Commissioner Michael Harrison on Monday asking to what degree the department has been contacted by the Internal Revenue Service about the tax withholdings of its employees, and how it has handled such communications in recent years. → Read More

Maryland elections officials shut down network to transmit voter data during special primary because of delays

A network designed to transmit Maryland voter data to state officials in real time during elections had to be shut down during the 7th Congressional District primary after officials determined it was causing delays at polling sites. → Read More

Baltimore judge dismisses lawsuit by tenants alleging unlawful rental practices by Kushner apartment company

A Baltimore judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit brought by five area tenants claiming an apartment company owned by White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner had engaged in unlawful rental practices, including by charging improper fees and threatening evictions to force payment. → Read More

5 questions raised by the charges against former Baltimore Del. Cheryl Glenn

Criminal charges against former Baltimore Del. Cheryl Glenn, unsealed in federal court on Monday, raised many unanswered questions. → Read More

Baltimore Chief Circuit Judge struck in head by water pitcher thrown by defendant, sheriff’s office says

Chief Baltimore Circuit Judge Wanda Heard was seeking medical attention Wednesday morning after a defendant threw a water pitcher at her as she presided over a sentencing hearing in a downtown courtroom, court officials confirmed. → Read More

Latest indictments of Maryland jail guards feed long-raging debate around need for corrections reforms

The indictments of 25 Maryland jail guards have been met, by state leaders and advocates, with approval of the uprooting of the alleged corruption, outrage over its existence in the first place -- and questions about how to prevent it going forward. → Read More

Former Baltimore Mayor Pugh to appear in court on fraud, tax charges in ‘Healthy Holly’ case; plea possible

The hearing could be an incremental step in the early stages of the criminal case, or a resounding one: former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh could plead guilty. → Read More

Former Baltimore Mayor Pugh indicted on 11 counts of fraud, tax evasion in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

Federal prosecutors have charged former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in what they allege was a corrupt scheme involving her sales of a self-published children’s book series. → Read More

Former Baltimore Mayor Pugh’s indictment outlines ‘scheme to defraud purchasers’ of her Healthy Holly books

An indictment of former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh outlines a "scheme to defraud purchasers" of her self-published Healthy Holly books. → Read More

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings says double mastectomy a success, will be back on campaign trail soon

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is recovering after a successful double mastectomy at Johns Hopkins Hospital on Friday and will be back on the campaign trail soon, her campaign said. → Read More

UMMS board files first disclosures since ‘Healthy Holly’ scandal over deals rocked hospital system and Baltimore

Board members at the University of Maryland Medical System have filed financial disclosures with state regulators for the first time since news of deals between the system and a third of its directors rocked the hospital network, dismantled its leadership team and helped take down Baltimore’s mayor last spring. → Read More