Top Baltimore news: Ex-Mayor Pugh scandal prompts new ethics law; 9 people shot in violent weekend

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In wake of scandal, Baltimore council gives preliminary approval to stronger ethics law

The Baltimore City Council has voted unanimously to strengthen the city’s financial disclosure laws, the first reform measure to win approval from a package proposed this spring amid the scandal over former Mayor Catherine Pugh’s sales of her self-published children’s books.

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Police: Man’s service dog killed in West Baltimore shooting

The service dog was killed in the 3900 block of Chatam Road.

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Robbed Baltimore deputy police commissioner is a civilian who doesn’t carry gun or badge

Daniel Murphy, the Baltimore Police deputy commissioner who was robbed at gunpoint while out with his wife, is a civilian employee who doesn’t carry a gun or badge, a police spokesman said.

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2 shot, 1 fatally, in Baltimore, just blocks away from other recent shootings

Two people were shot, one of them fatally, in Baltimore, police said, capping a violent weekend in the city that saw nine people hit by gunfire in the span of just eight hours the night before.

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