Wednesday Weather/Baltimore Protests/Minority Men's Health Fair

Wednesday Weather/Baltimore Protests/Minority Men's Health Fair


Partly sunny with increasing clouds later in the day.


scattered light rain showers.  LOW: 43


Mostly cloudy w/chance of light rain mainly in the morning and afternoon. Slightly cooler. High: 57

BALTIMORE (AP) - A line of police behind riot shields hurled tear gas canisters and fired pepper balls at as many as 200 protesters Tuesday night to enforce a citywide curfew, imposed after the

Demonstrators threw bottles at police and picked up the canisters and hurled them back at officers. But the crowd rapidly dispersed and was down to just a few dozen people within minutes.

The clash came after a day of high tension but relative peace in Baltimore, as thousands of police officers and National Guardsmen poured in to try to prevent another round of looting and arson like the one that rocked the city on Monday.

It was the first time since the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 that the National Guard was called out in Baltimore to quell unrest.

The racially charged violence on Monday was set off by the case of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died of a spinal-cord injury under mysterious circumstances while in police custody

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said 2,000 Guardsmen and 1,000 law officers would be in place overnight.

"This combined force will not tolerate violence or looting," he warned.

In a measure of how tense things were on Tuesday, Baltimore was under a 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew. All public schools were closed. The Baltimore Orioles postponed Tuesday night's game at Camden Yards and - in what may be a first in baseball's 145-year history - announced that Wednesday's game will be closed to the public.

The streets were largely calm all day and into the evening, with only a few scattered arrests.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -Cleveland Clinic is offering a free event which provides health screenings and education.


presented by Cleveland Clinic Center will take place on Thursday, April 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event will be held at the Glickman Tower lobby at the Cleveland Clinic main campus located at 9500 Euclid Ave. Those interested in attending are encouraged to register online


The health fair includes free health seminars and information on topics, including prostate cancer, kidney function, hypertension, stroke prevention, smoking cessation, health and nutrition, exercise and wellness, organ donation, sports health, reproductive health, pain management and colorectal cancer.

"Prostate cancer tends to be more aggressive in African-American males, hence the need to screen. Early detection efforts are warranted," said Dr. Charles Modlin with the Cleveland Clinic.

George Spears went to the health fair last year.

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