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Clinton campaign stop, MTA crash and rising property values

Clinton campaign makes first Maryland stop 

Hillary Clinton appeared in Baltimore for her first presidential campaign visit to Maryland of the election season on Sunday. During her visit, she spoke on the need for greater federal investment in urban areas and received an endorsement from U.S. House Representative Elijah Cummings. “I particularly want to pay attention to our cities, like Baltimore … I will focus particularly on communities, neighborhoods, regions that have been passed by,” Clinton said at the rally. The Maryland primaries are scheduled for April 26.

MTA bus involved in northeast Baltimore crash

An MTA bus was involved in a northeast Baltimore accident that injured 21 people. Two other vehicles were involved in the accident, which occurred at East Belvedere Ave. and Hillen Rd. According to Baltimore City Fire Department officials, approximately 40 people were on the bus of whom were taken to area hospitals for minor injuries. There were no critical injuries reported as resulting from the crash.  The incident remains under investigation.

Report indicates rise in area housing values

A report by the firm ShowingTime RBI indicates that prices for Baltimore-area housing rose by 3.2 percent in the past year. The report attributes the trend to a drop in the number of properties on the market and an increase in property sales. Among Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties profiled, everywhere except Baltimore City experienced an increase in the number of sales. Harford County, meanwhile, was the only profiled area to register a decline in median sales price.