Baltimore's new mayor hospitalized
UPDATE: Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D) was released from the hospital this afternoon after undergoing a series of tests, the Baltimore Sun reported on their website. Doctors at the University of Maryland Medical Center said the 39-year-old mayor was in "excellent health."
Baltimore's newly installed mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D), was admitted to the hospital early Thursday morning and remains there for observation, according to a statement issued by her office.
Rawlings-Blake, 39, the former City Council president, took over as mayor of Maryland's largest city on Feb. 4 following the resignation of Sheila Dixon (D).
Here is the statement issued by Rawlings-Blake's office:
"At approximately 3 a.m. this morning, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake awoke complaining of numbness and chest pain. Her husband, Mr. Kent Blake, drove her to Sinai Hospital. The Mayor was transported to University of Maryland Medical Center for testing and observation by
her personal physician. Mayor Rawlings-Blake is resting comfortably."
-- John Wagner
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