ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Baltimore senators want to hold $17.5 million planned for a youth prison until Baltimore City leaders say how they will pay millions of dollars in settlements in lead paint lawsuits .
Sen. Catherine Pugh, D-Baltimore, is drafting an amendment to the state's capital budget which would withhold the money for the city until it lays out a plan to pay $12 million to victims of lead poisoning.
Pugh and other state lawmakers representing Baltimore said they are angry they have not gotten a response from the city on how it would pay the $12 million. Baltimore's housing commissioner has previously said the city does not have the money to pay the multiple judgments.
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A 79-year-old is in critical condition after being hit by a car near Cradlerock Way and Dockside Lane in Columbia.
A 30-year-old man is behind bars after police say they seized more than one half-million dollars worth of marijuana in a drug bust on Friday.
A crash involving several cars has shut down I-83 South Friday evening.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library is hosting its Annual Books Sale starting Friday Dec. 6 to Sunday Dec. 8.