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Kate Amara

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WBAL TV Anchor/Reporter, Links & RTs aren't endorsements. Opinions are my own

Close-door meetings for Port Covington project continue

wbaltv.com — It's been a marathon of meetings this week at Baltimore City Hall as negotiations over Kevin Plank's controversial Port Covington Project continues behind closed doors. Councilman Carl Stokes said progress is being made in these private meetings and said legislation on the project will come before the full council for a vote by mid- to late September.

Parents: Baltimore County schools don't adhere to own heat policy

wbaltv.com — It's day two of the new school year for students in Baltimore County, but some parents thought class should have been canceled under the department's new heat policy. Under the new rule, schools in Baltimore County with no air conditioning can be closed in excessive heat.

Baltimore County parent expresses concern over new school bus route

wbaltv.com — In Baltimore County, 112,000 students will march back to school Wednesday morning. More than 70,000 of them will get to school by bus, but some of those kids will find themselves waiting at a new bus stop and that has created a bit of a controversy.

Natural gas caused Silver Spring apartment explosion, fire

wbaltv.com — Investigators have confirmed that natural gas caused a deadly explosion and fire last week at an apartment complex in Silver Spring. The announcement comes as the investigation enters a new phase with the National Transportation Safety Board taking charge.

Blood drive held to honor teen shot while playing basketball

wbaltv.com — Turning 16 is a milestone for American teenagers, but a boy in Baltimore City spent his birthday in the hospital. Lamont Roberson was shot in the back while playing basketball on Aug. 8. As the teen fights for his life in the critical care unit at Shock Trauma, his family said thank you in a very public way.

Plans include expanding Baltimore Water Taxi service

wbaltv.com — Under Armour founder Kevin Plank's Sagamore Ventures has purchased the company that operates the city's water taxi services and plans to expand the operation. In its current form, it's primarily a tourist attraction, but plans are in the works to turn the Baltimore Water Taxi into a viable and commuter-friendly transportation option.

CareFirst asking for higher rate increase

wbaltv.com — Maryland's largest health-insurance provider has upped its rate-increase request with the state. The rate consumers pay for health insurance isn't a random number set by an executive. It's settled on after a complicated process between the state and insurers every year.

$10M federal grant to fund North Avenue Rising project

wbaltv.com — Representatives from the White House were in Baltimore on Friday to announce a big federal grant to help revitalize a key stretch of North Avenue. The plan would bring dedicated bus lanes and a major transit stop at Coppin. According to project leaders, more than 53 percent of households in the North Avenue corridor don't have access to a car.

Cecil County wedding venue shuts down without notice

wbaltv.com — A wedding venue in Cecil County is causing quite a stir. According to brides who've already booked the Elk River Winery for their weddings, the place just shut down. When WBAL-TV 11 News came to the winery on Wednesday to try and get answers for those brides, the place was closed and the gate was padlocked.

Aspiring Maryland swimmers inspired by Olympians

wbaltv.com — Looking at the swimming results so far at the Rio Games, it's clear that Maryland is leading the way. Video: Watch Kate Amara's report So far, four members of Team USA who train in Maryland have hit the pool in Rio and earned medals.
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Aug 25, 2016

RT @DMDBCPS: BCPS non-air conditioned schools will be closed tomorrow 8/26/16. After school and evening activities for those school are also cancelled.

Aug 25, 2016

RT @JKbcfd: @kateamaraWBAL Baltimore county public schools just sent out a robo call cancelling unaircond. schools tomorrow as your story was airing

Aug 24, 2016

Apparently, so we won't go anywhere near private Port Covington meeting on 4th f....  http://tmi.me/1fftba  https://t.co/kIBL5hKuv1

Aug 24, 2016

Press has been locked out of City Hall. Only other time this happened to me was the day Sheila Dixon was convicted. https://t.co/ADxVNsQkGC

Aug 20, 2016

RT @richarddeitsch: It's a complicated story, lot of elements, and I don't believe either side in full. But Lochte lied. That is the right word here.


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