The Week in Review

Compiled by the Retriever Weekly News Staff


Sept. 30 Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested for drunk driving early Tuesday morning. Phelps was stopped by police after driving at 84 mph in a 45-mph zone.


Oct. 1 Police found two men shot in Baltimore’s Darley Park area Wednesday night. Neither their conditions nor the prospect of the two cases being related were released by police.


Oct. 2 A group of West Baltimore residents filed a lawsuit against the state of Maryland for tunneling related to the Red Line transit project conducted under their block. In addition to $22 million, the homeowners involved in the suit demanded that the tunneling related to the Red Line project in their area be discontinued.


Oct. 3 Ian Brennan, spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department, announced that he will be stepping down, citing a career change by his wife as his motivation for leaving for Washington, D.C. Brennan had previously served as a press secretary for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and a spokesman for former Mayor Sheila Dixon before then.


Oct. 4 Two individuals were ruled negative for the Ebola virus after being quarantined and tested in separate Washington, D.C. hospitals. The cases are two of several recent Ebola-related incidents within the United States over the past week.


Oct. 5 The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Detroit Tigers, 2-1, to complete a three-game sweep and win the American League Division Series (ALDS). The Orioles will face the Kansas City Royals in the American League Conference Series (ALCS) in a bid for a World Series appearance.


Oct. 6

Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. He was arrested at O’Hare Airport in Chicago before boarding a flight to Istanbul.