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7:34 PM EDT, May 13, 2012

Man, 34, is fatally stabbed in Northwest Baltimore

A 34-year-old man died Sunday afternoon after he was stabbed in Northwest Baltimore, police said.

Public tour French Navy schooners docked in Annapolis

9:09 PM EDT, May 13, 2012

Public tour French Navy schooners docked in Annapolis

They departed the northwest coast of France two months ago — 26 crew members each aboard two historic French Navy schooners headed to North America.

9:02 PM EDT, May 8, 2012

Carroll residents accuse Board of Commissioners of violating open meetings rules

Debate over the meaning of gold-colored sheets of paper passed among members of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners has pitted the elected officials against residents who allege they are thumbing their noses at state open meetings rules.

Annapolis officials to hold chicken forum

12:00 PM EDT, May 5, 2012

Annapolis officials to hold chicken forum

Annapolis mom Jessica Pachler has long bought eggs from a local farmer in the name of environmental responsibility and healthful eating.

Temporary road closures planned around Arundel Mills

6:47 PM EDT, May 1, 2012

Temporary road closures planned around Arundel Mills

The developer of a casino scheduled to open next month at Arundel Mills will temporarily restrict southbound access to the mall beginning next week during road construction to prepare for an expected traffic increase.

9:18 PM EDT, April 5, 2012

Arundel to build rubber track at Waterford Park for special-needs athletes

As director of Anne Arundel County's Special Olympics delegation for the past 12 years, Gregg Meade competes with a host of school teams and athletic groups jockeying for the same practice space.

8:26 PM EDT, April 4, 2012

Annapolis council to weigh restrictions on downtown events

Annapolis officials plan to introduce a resolution at Monday night's city council meeting that would require council approval for special events at City Dock, following complaints from downtown business owners.

5:50 PM EDT, March 29, 2012

Arundel deputy chief will talk to council about Leopold

The Anne Arundel County Police Department's second in command has agreed to appear before the County Council on Monday night and answer questions as part of an inquiry into pending criminal charges against County Executive John R. Leopold.

Ex-Arundel councilman Jones files appeal to reclaim seat

7:45 PM EDT, April 3, 2012

Ex-Arundel councilman Jones files appeal to reclaim seat

An attorney for former Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl D. Jones has appealed a judge's recent ruling, in an attempt to regain his seat when he finishes serving time in federal prison later this year.

10:27 PM EDT, April 2, 2012

High-ranking Anne Arundel police official asks for probe of agency

The Anne Arundel County Police Department's second in command said Monday night that he has asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate alleged police misconduct related to a criminal indictment against County Executive John R. Leopold.

8:02 PM EDT, March 28, 2012

ACLU requests criminal database logs in Leopold case

The Maryland ACLU called on the state Wednesday to release information that it says will help determine whether people on Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's alleged "enemies list" were the subject of illegal searches by county police on the state's criminal history database.

9:33 PM EDT, March 30, 2012

Arundel Co. says it has no 'enemies list' to release in Leopold case

The state ACLU sharply criticized Anne Arundel County on Friday, claiming that it failed to release files related to an "enemies list" or political "dossiers" allegedly compiled by members of County Executive John R. Leopold's security detail — though the county says it has made public everything it can under the law.

Teare appears before council, declines to answer questions

11:40 PM EDT, March 26, 2012

Teare appears before council, declines to answer questions

Anne Arundel County Police Chief Col. James E. Teare Sr. appeared Monday night before the County Council but declined to answer questions under oath about allegations of misconduct by County Executive John R. Leopold, citing the ongoing criminal investigation.

Arundel Councilman Jones to appeal removal from his seat

6:16 PM EDT, March 27, 2012

Arundel Councilman Jones to appeal removal from his seat

An attorney for former Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl D. Jones has filed a notice of appeal in county Circuit Court, in an effort to overturn a judge's recent ruling that the County Council acted properly when it removed Jones from his seat.

Lawyer: Teare will not comply with Arundel council subpoena

8:28 PM EDT, March 22, 2012

Lawyer: Teare will not comply with Arundel council subpoena

Anne Arundel County's police chief could face arrest if he is unable to resolve a showdown with the County Council over his refusal to testify as part of an inquiry into corruption charges against County Executive John R. Leopold, a county lawyer said Thursday.

Police chief says alleged Leopold files may violate law

3:42 PM EDT, March 22, 2012

Police chief says alleged Leopold files may violate law

Anne Arundel County's police chief has acknowledged that information allegedly gathered by officers for use in dossiers on Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold's political enemies "possibly violates" state and federal law.

Arundel council orders police chief to testify on Leopold

8:31 PM EDT, March 20, 2012

Arundel council orders police chief to testify on Leopold

The Anne Arundel County Council on Tuesday subpoenaed Police Chief Col. James E. Teare Sr. to answer questions next week about the political corruption case of County Executive John R. Leopold.

Arundel Co. wins suit over removal of incarcerated councilman

6:29 PM EDT, March 21, 2012

Arundel Co. wins suit over removal of incarcerated councilman

The Anne Arundel County Council was within its rights to remove Councilman Daryl D. Jones from his seat when he reported to prison, a judge has ruled, supporting the council's position that members must continuously live in their districts.

March 20, 2012

Arundel NAACP head calls on council to investigate Leopold

The president of the Anne Arundel County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Monday night called for the County Council to investigate allegations that the county executive compiled an "enemies list" of his political foes.

1:25 PM EDT, March 21, 2012

First hearing in Leopold case scheduled for Wed. afternoon

The first court hearing in the corruption case of Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold is scheduled to take place this afternoon.

ACLU renews calls for Arundel County Council to investigate Leopold

9:11 PM EDT, March 15, 2012

ACLU renews calls for Arundel County Council to investigate Leopold

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland renewed calls Thursday for the Anne Arundel County Council to investigate embattled County Executive John R. Leopold after revelations that a police database containing criminal records may have been illegally accessed at his behest to research political opponents.

11:13 AM EDT, March 20, 2012

ACLU calls on state to audit database in Leopold case

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland on Tuesday called on the state Public Safety secretary to launch an audit of the Anne Arundel County Police Department's use of the state criminal history database in order to determine whether information on the county executive's alleged "enemies list" was accessed and disseminated.

Arundel council picks Smith, breaking deadlock in 108th voting round

11:59 PM EDT, March 19, 2012

Arundel council picks Smith, breaking deadlock in 108th voting round

Anne Arundel County Council members on Monday night appointed Marine Reservist Peter I. Smith to a vacant seat on the council, ending a weeks-long impasse that drew fierce criticism from residents.

11:00 PM EDT, March 14, 2012

Judge hears arguments over Arundel Council seat

Lawyers on both sides of the legal fight over a vacant Anne Arundel County Council seat argued Wednesday in county Circuit Court about whether the council had the authority to remove a member who was sentenced to prison.

Files on Leopold's political foes include information from police database

10:58 AM EDT, March 15, 2012

Files on Leopold's political foes include information from police database

The Anne Arundel County Police Department acknowledged Wednesday that a statewide police criminal records database was accessed in order for County Executive John R. Leopold to investigate political opponents.

9:18 PM EDT, March 13, 2012

Annapolis mayor proposes $95.4M budget with higher fees

Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen has introduced a $95.4 million operating budget for the next fiscal year, a proposal that would raise the property tax rate along with some fees for residents as the city moves to invest in its infrastructure and personnel while continuing to shore up its reserves.

9:28 PM EDT, March 13, 2012

Attorney: Failure to appoint Arundel councilman hurts legal cause

The Anne Arundel County Council's failure to fill a vacancy created when a member was sent to federal prison "seriously undermines" the county's position in a lawsuit over whether he can return to office, according to the county's top lawyer.

Protesters in downtown Annapolis call for Leopold ouster

6:44 PM EDT, March 12, 2012

Protesters in downtown Annapolis call for Leopold ouster

Protesters held signs reading "Leopold must go!" "Spying un-American" and "Resign now" outside Anne Arundel County government headquarters Monday, criticizing an embattled county executive who faces allegations that he used his county police detail to investigate political opponents.

Arundel council again fails to break impasse

12:16 AM EST, March 6, 2012

Arundel council again fails to break impasse

The Anne Arundel County Council on Monday night failed to break an impasse over two finalists for a vacancy on the council and delayed a new vote for another two weeks. The deadlock has brought the council widespread criticism.

Leopold indicted on charges of using police detail for political gain

7:31 PM EST, March 3, 2012

Leopold indicted on charges of using police detail for political gain

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has been charged with using his taxpayer-funded police detail to help secure his re-election, run personal errands, keep his affair with a county employee private and drive him to frequent sexual rendezvous, according to an indictment handed down Friday by a grand jury.

Anne Arundel county executive sued on sex discrimination claim

9:45 PM EDT, March 16, 2012

Anne Arundel county executive sued on sex discrimination claim

A former Anne Arundel County employee filed a $2.5 million lawsuit Friday against embattled County Executive John R. Leopold, alleging that he discriminated against female employees, pressured workers to make campaign donations and retaliated against those he viewed as disloyal.

Leopold hopes his record can help him overcome scandal

2:52 PM EDT, March 12, 2012

Leopold hopes his record can help him overcome scandal

Sitting at a table in a school cafeteria in Severna Park, Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold didn't look like a politician under siege as he spoke to residents for hours on a recent evening.

Kirby says opinion should put end to residency inquiry

11:37 PM EST, February 28, 2012

Kirby says opinion should put end to residency inquiry

Annapolis Alderman Kenneth A. Kirby, who is without a permanent home, said Tuesday that an opinion issued by the city attorney should quiet calls for an investigation into whether he is in violation of residency rules for elected officials.

8:59 PM EST, February 25, 2012

Ladd criticized for racial slur, questioned on council diversity

An Anne Arundel county councilman was peppered with questions Saturday about diversity on the all-white, all-male council — and criticized for his public use of a racial slur — before storming out of a community forum in Odenton.

ACLU seeks files Leopold allegedly kept on political rivals

8:07 PM EST, March 7, 2012

ACLU seeks files Leopold allegedly kept on political rivals

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland has pressed Anne Arundel County officials to help determine whether County Executive John R. Leopold violated a state anti-spying law by allegedly directing his security detail to investigate political opponents.

County Council, unions urge police chief to talk about what he knew in Leopold indictment

8:49 PM EST, March 5, 2012

County Council, unions urge police chief to talk about what he knew in Leopold indictment

Three days after the Anne Arundel County executive was charged in an indictment with using his security detail to promote his re-election and to arrange sexual rendezvous, pressure mounted Monday for Police Chief James E. Teare Sr., to publicly address the issue.

7:28 PM EST, February 22, 2012

Annapolis city council panel approves Market House fixes

An Annapolis panel has recommended authorizing $300,000 in renovations to Market House, the shuttered, city-owned public market that has been the subject of a series of legal and political disputes.

Arundel council's indecision highlights differences in candidates

11:17 PM EST, March 4, 2012

Arundel council's indecision highlights differences in candidates

When the Anne Arundel County Council began the process of selecting a candidate to fill a vacancy on the panel last month, they whittled the list of 10 applicants down to two. And then they got stuck.

12:02 PM EST, February 19, 2012

Development concerns threaten Arundel water, sewer plan

When he started a veterinary hospital along Generals Highway on the outskirts of Annapolis in 1974, Harrison Monk says, he was promised his business would be linked to Anne Arundel County's water and sewer services in about a decade.

Leopold indictment further clouds Arundel political scene

10:37 AM EST, March 4, 2012

Leopold indictment further clouds Arundel political scene

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold was smiling and upbeat Saturday after eating at a diner in his hometown, part of a county he has led for more than five years and where he now faces the political and legal fight of his career.

4:47 PM EST, February 28, 2012

Annapolis council approves $300K for Market House fixes

The Annapolis city council voted Monday night to spend $300,000 in to renovate Market House, the city-owned public market that has cost millions of dollars over the past decade in repairs and legal fees.

12:05 AM EST, February 28, 2012

'Undisputed evidence,' unanimous vote needed to oust Kirby

The Annapolis mayor and city council are tasked with enforcing residency requirements for the city's elected officials and would be required to vote unanimously in order to remove a sitting alderman found in violation of those requirements, according to an opinion issued by the city attorney.

8:24 PM EST, February 21, 2012

Arundel council unable to resolve impasse over new member

Members of the Anne Arundel County Council said Tuesday that they see no end in sight to an impasse over the selection of a new colleague, as they remained deadlocked through a second round of voting on a replacement for the incarcerated Daryl D. Jones.

9:15 PM EST, February 17, 2012

Hectic scene in Arundel as council deadlocks on nominee

The day after an emotional Anne Arundel County Council meeting ended without a selection to fill the open District 1 seat, council members said they remained firm in their positions but were hoping to end the stalemate before they reconvene Tuesday.

2:10 PM EST, February 15, 2012

Exterior construction completed at Arundel Mills casino

Developers celebrated the completion of major construction at the $500 million Maryland Live! Casino at Arundel Mills mall Wednesday morning, urging the public to save their money for gambling.

7:47 PM EST, February 22, 2012

Budget officer Hammond named to top Anne Arundel post

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold appointed veteran county budget officer John R. Hammond as chief administrative officer Wednesday.

February 17, 2012

Arundel council deadlocks on Jones replacement

The Anne Arundel County Council deadlocked Thursday night over a vote to appoint a replacement for the seat vacated by former Councilman Daryl D. Jones.

Annapolis weighing up to $400,000 in fixes to Market House

8:18 PM EST, February 14, 2012

Annapolis weighing up to $400,000 in fixes to Market House

Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen has asked the City Council to consider spending up to $400,000 on renovations to the long-troubled Market House, a request that has drawn sharp criticism from several members of the council.

11:35 PM EST, February 16, 2012

Arundel councilman uses ethnic slur during meeting

An Anne Arundel County councilman used an ethnic slur during a council meeting held Thursday night to appoint a replacement for a vacant seat on the body.

6:03 PM EST, February 13, 2012

Hundreds remember Anne Arundel official at memorial service

As Annapolis mayor in the 1980s, Dennis M. Callahan was so peeved that a volunteer coach with the city's recreation program had been charged with a drug offense that he canceled the entire athletic season, a decision met with fury by some.

6:41 PM EST, February 11, 2012

Project PLASE promotes new homeless center in SW Baltimore

Backers of a plan to open a live-in homeless outreach center in Southwest Baltimore presented hundreds of letters and signatures of support Saturday to City Councilwoman Helen Holton, in hopes of overcoming the objections of some area residents.

Annapolis council discusses homeless alderman in closed session

9:08 PM EST, February 13, 2012

Annapolis council discusses homeless alderman in closed session

The Annapolis City Council met in closed session Monday night to discuss the residency issues surrounding Alderman Kenneth A. Kirby, who is without a permanent home, but offered no new details on how the city would proceed on the issue.

7:11 PM EST, February 10, 2012

Arundel Co. Council receives 10 applications for open seat

Ten people submitted applications to the Anne Arundel County Council by Friday's deadline for candidates to fill the seat vacated by former Councilman Daryl D. Jones.

1:50 PM EST, February 5, 2012

Councilman wants to make English Arundel's official language

County Councilman Jerry Walker plans to introduce a bill at Monday night's council meeting that would declare English the official language of Anne Arundel County.

10:58 PM EST, January 30, 2012

Baltimore gets child sexual abuse prevention training grant

Maryland First Lady Catherine Curran O'Malley announced Monday that Baltimore City, Talbot and Worcester counties have been selected for a new statewide initiative to prevent child sexual abuse by training adults.

6:22 PM EST, February 11, 2012

Hot water leak at Mercy clears some staff; no patients affected

Hot water began leaking from a pipe on the fifth floor of Mercy Medical Center in downtown Baltimore Saturday afternoon, causing a very brief evacuation of some medical staff, but had no effect on patients, according to officials.

Polar Bear plungers raise record amount for charity

7:37 PM EST, January 28, 2012

Polar Bear plungers raise record amount for charity

A man dressed in a head-to-toe Dalmatian suit, complete with fireman's hat and boots. A shirtless middle-aged fellow in swim trunks, with a lime-green fedora on his head, gyrating to the beat of rock music. A dozen young women hula-hooping in the winter sun.

7:08 PM EST, February 7, 2012

Annapolis Alderman Kirby to appear in election board inquiry

Annapolis Alderman Kenneth A. Kirby will appear Wednesday night before the city's election board as the panel investigates whether Kirby, who does not have a permanent home, is meeting residency requirements.

Annapolis elections board won't rule on Kirby residency

9:21 PM EST, February 8, 2012

Annapolis elections board won't rule on Kirby residency

The Annapolis panel that oversees elections said Wednesday that it lacks the authority to investigate the residency of Alderman Kenneth A. Kirby, who does not have a permanent home, leaving the matter to the mayor and city council to decide.

9:28 AM EST, January 28, 2012

Man convicted of raping woman after posing as 'hack' taxi

A Baltimore jury convicted a 27-year-old man of first degree rape for using a rouse to lure a woman into his car and then raping her at knifepoint.

12:06 PM EST, January 28, 2012

Canton branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library to close for 2 years

The Canton branch of Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library will close at the end of January for a two-year renovation project.

8:19 PM EST, February 1, 2012

Panel says Carroll commissioners violated Open Meetings Act

A state panel said Wednesday that members of the Carroll County Board of Commissioners violated the state's Open Meetings Act by holding a fee-based forum on a controversial smart-growth policy attended by a majority of the board.

10:10 AM EST, January 28, 2012

Man convicted in retaliation shooting that struck 10-year-old

A Baltimore jury convicted a man of attempted first degree murder and eight other charges for a retaliation shooting that missed the intended target but struck a 10-year-old boy, prosecutors said Friday.

11:55 AM EST, January 28, 2012

Baltimore Police find man, 27 shot in back early Saturday

A 27-year-old man was found shot in the back early Saturday morning in Baltimore, police said.

Former Annapolis Mayor Dennis Callahan dies at 70

7:17 PM EST, February 8, 2012

Former Annapolis Mayor Dennis Callahan dies at 70

Dennis M. Callahan, Anne Arundel County's chief administrative officer and a former Annapolis mayor who was known for his hard-nosed political style, died Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack at his Severna Park home. He was 70.

Arundel Councilman Fink juggles governance, work and coming baby

12:31 PM EST, January 28, 2012

Arundel Councilman Fink juggles governance, work and coming baby

In the past few months, life has gotten a lot busier for Anne Arundel County Councilman Derek Fink.

7:59 PM EST, January 28, 2012

Founder of Arundel breaking-news site killed in car accident

A 32-year-old Anne Arundel County man who started a popular local breaking-news service was killed in a two-vehicle car crash in Pasadena early Saturday morning, police said.

7:16 PM EST, February 7, 2012

County drops plan to sell downtown Annapolis park

Anne Arundel County officials have scuttled a plan to sell a downtown Annapolis park for possible development, hoping that the city will be willing to take over management of the county-owned land.

7:49 PM EST, January 24, 2012

2 members of Arundel Charter Revision Commission resign

Two members of an Anne Arundel County panel charged with considering sweeping changes to county law and councilmanic districts in a once-a-decade review process have resigned under pressure from the county's Ethics Commission.

Alderman Kirby serves Annapolis with no home of his own

9:52 PM EST, January 26, 2012

Alderman Kirby serves Annapolis with no home of his own

Every other Monday night, Annapolis Alderman Kenneth A. Kirby, dressed in a suit and tie, takes his seat on the dais at City Council meetings, discussing community issues and voting on legislation.

10:35 AM EST, January 20, 2012

Schuh leads fundraising for county executive in '14

Republican state Del. Steven R. Schuh has taken a strong lead among prospective candidates for Anne Arundel county executive in 2014 in early fundraising, according to recently released campaign finance documents.

10:14 PM EST, January 17, 2012

Arundel council votes to remove Jones as jail term looms

The Anne Arundel County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to remove member Daryl D. Jones from his seat when he reports to federal prison next week.

6:14 PM EST, January 13, 2012

Leopold wants to block DHCD move from Anne Arundel

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold wants to block an upcoming move of nearly 400 state workers from Crownsville to Prince George's County by eliminating funding to the Department of Housing and Community Development for the relocation.

7:18 PM EST, January 18, 2012

Arundel council cleared to replace Jones when he enters prison

The Anne Arundel County Council can begin the process of replacing Councilman Daryl D. Jones next week when he begins serving a five-month federal prison sentence, a judge ruled Wednesday.

11:21 AM EST, January 17, 2012

Arundel council to consider fate of colleague Daryl Jones

The councilman who has sponsored legislation that would allow the County Council to replace Daryl D. Jones when he reports to prison later this month is predicting the move will sail through when the panel meets Tuesday.

8:04 PM EST, January 23, 2012

Anne Arundel Democrats vying for Jones' seat

As former Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl D. Jones began serving a five-month prison term in South Carolina on Monday, nearly a dozen Democrats have expressed interest in filling his seat.

1:31 PM EST, January 13, 2012

Leopold: Money from Arundel Mills slots could stop furloughs

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold told the county's members of the House of Delegates Friday that anticipated slots revenue would likely stave off the need for public employee furloughs.

7:03 PM EST, January 12, 2012

Anne Arundel Co. MLK dinner honors community leaders

As a small-business owner on Clay Street, the rough-and-tumble Annapolis community where he grew up, Michael McFarland was keenly aware of the need for mentors for the neighborhood's youth.

8:26 PM EST, January 9, 2012

Annapolis program to train mentors

Annapolis officials announced a new initiative Monday to recruit and train mentors for youth outreach programs as part of a continuing effort to reduce crime in the state capital.

5:02 PM EST, December 20, 2011

Anne Arundel council weighs two bills on Jones' future

Two Anne Arundel county councilmen have introduced dueling but similar legislation that would clear the way for the ouster of their colleague, Daryl D. Jones, who is set to begin a five-month prison term next month.

8:08 PM EST, January 10, 2012

Annapolis Alderman Kirby faces questions about residence

Annapolis housing officials are investigating whether an alderman found by police in a city-owned complex during a drug raid last week is living there in violation of a lease agreement.

10:23 AM EST, January 7, 2012

Elimination of funding for Arundel MLK event leads to fight

A decision by Anne Arundel County officials to eliminate $5,000 in funding for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast has resulted in a pointed back-and-forth between the administration of County Executive John R. Leopold and a prominent local civil rights leader.

11:13 PM EST, January 4, 2012

Judge: Arundel council can consider bill to remove Jones

A Circuit Court judge shot down Wednesday afternoon an attempt by Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl D. Jones to block his colleagues from giving away his seat when he reports to federal prison this month.

6:05 PM EST, December 29, 2011

MLK breakfast loses county funding

The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast in Anne Arundel County will take place as scheduled in January, but minus the customary $5,000 from the county — which stunned the planners of the event, now in its 31st year.

5:35 PM EST, December 26, 2011

Anti-poverty groups seek private funding

Without a ride to work, it would have been a lot more difficult for Ronika Ford to get her first part-time job working at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Educational Center a few miles from her Annapolis home.

9:28 AM EST, December 24, 2011

General Assembly redistricting could shift balance in Arundel

Some conservative state lawmakers from Anne Arundel County would find themselves in more-Democratic districts under a proposed redistricting plan that observers say could change the balance of power in the county's Republican-leaning delegation.

Arundel Council to consider removing Jones

4:16 PM EST, December 17, 2011

Arundel Council to consider removing Jones

In a move that would clear the way for the Anne Arundel County Council to replace prison-bound Councilman Daryl D. Jones, a colleague plans to introduce legislation Monday that, if approved by a majority, would declare the Democratic lawmaker's seat vacant.

4:59 PM EST, December 20, 2011

Arundel approves diversity audit over Leopold objections

Despite opposition from Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold, the County Council unanimously approved legislation Monday requiring the county government to audit its workforce in an effort to examine the county's hiring and retention of minority workers.

8:37 PM EST, December 9, 2011

Benoit challenges legal opinion on Arundel Councilman Jones

Anne Arundel County Councilman Jamie Benoit is challenging a legal opinion issued by the county attorney on the political future of fellow Councilman Daryl D. Jones, who has been sentenced to federal prison beginning next month.

3:03 PM EST, December 22, 2011

Anne Arundel County considering sale of Annapolis park

A county-owned park in downtown Annapolis could be developed into office, retail or residential space under a plan that has some neighbors upset about the loss of green space.

4:41 PM EST, December 15, 2011

Arundel councilman seeks diversity audit of county workforce

In an effort to examine minority hiring practices in Anne Arundel County government, Councilman Daryl D. Jones has introduced a measure that would require the county government to audit its workforce and present its findings publicly.

9:58 PM EST, November 30, 2011

Black community, constituents wait as Jones weighs his future

As Anne Arundel Councilman Daryl D. Jones prepares to head to federal prison for failing to file his tax returns, a number of his constituents in his northern county district said they would like to see the Severn Democrat keep his seat — and return after he's served his time — even as his opponents clamor for his resignation.

Anne Arundel Co. police chief subpoenaed in Leopold probe

7:30 PM EST, December 15, 2011

Anne Arundel Co. police chief subpoenaed in Leopold probe

The Anne Arundel County police chief appeared Thursday before a grand jury investigating whether County Executive John R. Leopold misused government resources, sources said.

10:38 PM EST, December 12, 2011

Rocks from rail overpass damage 15 cars on beltway in Lansdowne

About 15 vehicles driving on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in southwestern Baltimore County were damaged Monday night after hundreds of rocks from a railroad overpass fell onto the busy highway, according to Maryland State Police.

9:14 AM EST, December 5, 2011

Arundel councilman sentenced to five months in federal prison

An Anne Arundel councilman was sentenced to five months in federal prison Monday on a charge that he failed to file nearly three dozen personal and business tax returns over a six-year period.

2:37 PM EST, December 3, 2011

Arundel council to hear debate on storm-water runoff fee

A proposal scheduled to come before the Anne Arundel County Council on Monday would create a property tax surcharge to help reduce storm-water runoff into the Chesapeake Bay.

9:06 AM EST, November 24, 2011

Ladd has learning experience as Arundel council chairman

Soon after the five new members of the Anne Arundel County Council took office last year, the time came for the body to choose a chairman — not a particularly glamorous job, but a position that comes with the responsibility of setting the council's agendas and running the public meetings.

Larry the Cable Guy tailgates with Ravens fans

8:38 PM EST, December 11, 2011

Larry the Cable Guy tailgates with Ravens fans

Amid the tangle of slow-moving traffic, barbecue and purple jerseys that was Sunday's Baltimore Ravens tailgate party, Larry the Cable Guy, the working man's comedian, was talking food — and how to ease that ubiquitous heartburn pain.

Anne Arundel attorney says council can replace Daryl Jones

9:32 PM EST, December 8, 2011

Anne Arundel attorney says council can replace Daryl Jones

As Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl D. Jones weighs whether to resign before he serves a five-month federal prison sentence, the county attorney has issued a pointed letter that calls into question Jones' ability to keep his seat.

8:53 PM EST, December 9, 2011

Two competing plans emerge for medical marijuana in Md.

A state panel charged with making recommendations on medical marijuana presented two divergent plans Friday, failing to find consensus on an issue that will likely be debated during the coming legislative session.

Jones to attend first Arundel council meeting after sentencing

11:36 AM EST, December 5, 2011

Jones to attend first Arundel council meeting after sentencing

The Anne Arundel County Council will hear from the public at its meeting tonight on a proposal that would levy a new fee on county residents designed to reduce and more effectively manage storm water run-off along the Chesapeake Bay.

3:15 PM EST, November 24, 2011

Glen Burnie low-income housing development gets green light

The developer of a planned affordable-housing community in Glen Burnie will start construction on the project next month, after the Anne Arundel County Council voted to grant the company a key tax break on the project.

Recent public schedules from Leopold contain less detail

4:42 PM EST, November 27, 2011

Recent public schedules from Leopold contain less detail

When Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold turned over his schedules from 2006 through early 2011 in response to a subpoena from the state prosecutor's office, the calendar entries spanned some 52,000 pages.

6:02 PM EST, November 10, 2011

Affordable housing development in Glen Burnie in limbo

The fate of a proposed affordable housing community in Glen Burnie is in limbo after an Anne Arundel County Council vote to delay a proposed tax break that the project's developer says it needs to move forward.

10:37 PM EST, December 8, 2011

Leopold weighs veto of Pasadena, Severna Park zoning

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold is considering a move to overrule the recommendations of his own planning department, as he weighs a veto on a hard-fought bill that would allow a Pasadena apartment complex to move forward.

7:57 PM EST, November 11, 2011

Arundel councilman squares off with lawyer on home office

Ann Fligsten, a noted land-use attorney in Anne Arundel County, has long voiced her opinion on planning and zoning issues, testifying before the County Council and meeting with county officials.

1:47 PM EST, November 19, 2011

Commission proposes changes to Annapolis' charter

An Annapolis commission charged with examining ways to improve the city's governing structure has recommended several changes to the city charter, including making city elections nonpartisan and the creation of an audit committee, according to a draft of its proposals.

New Arundel health officer saw AIDS epidemic up close

7:36 PM EST, November 24, 2011

New Arundel health officer saw AIDS epidemic up close

Dr. Angela Wakhweya began her medical career in her native Uganda, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, where she saw many patients, friends and even some family members succumb to the deadly disease.

November 9, 2011

Arundel considers $25-$35 annual runoff fee

The Anne Arundel County Council is considering legislation that would levy an annual fee on county residents to help reduce stormwater runoff.

9:19 AM EST, November 6, 2011

Arundel councilman's water fountains get mixed reviews

For months now, about a dozen gurgling water fountains have helped move the water around Marley and Furnace Creeks in Glen Burnie, and some residents say, restored the health of the long-polluted waterways — evidenced, in their view, by a newfound abundance of fish and other creatures.

11:05 AM EDT, October 23, 2011

Report: Arundel councilman weighs run for Congress

Anne Arundel County Councilman Jamie Benoit, a Democrat from Crownsville, is considering a run for Congress, according to a report on a local blog.

10:53 AM EDT, October 21, 2011

Affordable housing proposal for Glen Burnie spurs council fight

A plan to build an affordable housing development in Glen Burnie has ignited a heated debate among members of the Anne Arundel County Council.

9:17 PM EST, November 16, 2011

Anne Arundel officials warn public of fire inspection scams

Anne Arundel County officials are warning residents to beware of a scam aimed at the elderly advertising fraudulent Fire Department home inspections.

8:27 PM EDT, October 7, 2011

Arundel executive Leopold weighing run for statewide office

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold said Friday what has long been rumored in local political circles: He's considering a run for governor or comptroller in 2014.

9:09 PM EDT, October 27, 2011

Rural leaders rebel against O'Malley's statewide growth plan

Bruce Holstein moved to Carroll County eight years ago looking for land to build a house so he could live closer to his grown daughter and her family. He settled on a historic road with no streetlights, flanked by maple and hickory trees, with corn and soybean farms in the distance.

9:24 PM EDT, November 1, 2011

Rural officials criticize state's anti-sprawl plan

A panel of experts on environmental and growth issues offered harsh criticism Monday of Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed statewide smart-growth strategy at a forum attended by more than 100 people from some of the most rural parts of the state.

In city, Republicans, Greens, Libertarians push for the polls

2:39 PM EST, November 6, 2011

In city, Republicans, Greens, Libertarians push for the polls

Members of the Republican, Green and Libertarian parties are often divided by strong ideological differences in national politics. But in Baltimore, their candidates emphatically agree on at least one thing: They're fed up with the Democratic dominance of city politics.

9:23 PM EDT, September 9, 2011

Land-use activists say Arundel zoning bill violates state law

Anne Arundel County residents, disgruntled by a series of zoning changes affirmed by the County Council last week, are weighing legal options to challenge what they claim is a violation of state law.

Public housing changes transform Clay Street in Annapolis

9:31 AM EST, November 13, 2011

Public housing changes transform Clay Street in Annapolis

Talk to some of the old-timers along Annapolis' historic Clay Street, and they'll say the neighborhood has seen its ups and downs: Once a vibrant African-American enclave, replete with black-owned businesses, the neighborhood struggled in the wake of civil rights-era rioting and the crack epidemic.

Young campaigns to keep council presidency

6:20 PM EDT, September 4, 2011

Young campaigns to keep council presidency

Campaigning on foot along a stretch of tidy brick rowhouses in East Baltimore, joined by a small entourage of family members, campaign consultants and volunteers, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young rarely needs an introduction.

Conaway loses City Council seat in an upset

8:44 PM EDT, September 14, 2011

Conaway loses City Council seat in an upset

In an election with few surprises, Baltimore City Councilwoman Belinda M. Conaway stood out. The two-term incumbent lost to a political newcomer in a relatively close race that was called Wednesday morning.

9:35 PM EDT, October 17, 2011

Judge overturns Anne Arundel arbitration system

An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge has dealt a serious blow to the county's use of binding arbitration to solve collective bargaining disputes with employees, ruling that the entire system is unconstitutional.

7:21 PM EDT, October 6, 2011

Opponents of controversial Arundel zoning bill file suit

Opponents of a controversial Anne Arundel County zoning change filed suit Thursday in county Circuit Court, seeking to overturn the legislation that could intensify growth in some of the county's most rural areas.

10:01 AM EDT, October 29, 2011

Former residents, worker criticize Anne Arundel shelter

Ulysses Aiken, a native Annapolitan, found himself homeless after losing his job as a professional boxing trainer. He ended up at the Light House Homeless Prevention and Support Center — Anne Arundel County's only shelter open to adults and children year round.

Anne Arundel seeks to protect marinas in neighborhoods

October 22, 2011

Anne Arundel seeks to protect marinas in neighborhoods

Kathy and James Galli have made some modest upgrades to their no-frills marina and boat-repair business in the decade that they've owned the property along the Severn River, mostly replacing outdated rigging and fixing broken equipment.

8:12 AM EDT, October 10, 2011

Pasadena residents weigh development at flea market site

For years, Bonnie Brumwell Hoyas and her three brothers have been trying to persuade Anne Arundel County officials to allow them to redevelop their family land, which houses several family businesses — including a large flea market — along busy Mountain Road in Pasadena.

September 10, 2011

Conaway says it's 'jobs, jobs, jobs'

Mere seconds after setting foot on the bustling sidewalk outside Lexington Market, Frank M. Conaway Sr. is surrounded first by a small group of admirers, quickly followed by hordes of hangers-on howling his name.

Anne Arundel laments the loss of state workers

8:06 PM EDT, October 3, 2011

Anne Arundel laments the loss of state workers

A reshuffling of state office space will move nearly 400 workers from around the state capital to Baltimore and Prince George's County — a shift that Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration hopes will spur development around the new offices and make their operations more efficient.

4:31 PM EDT, September 10, 2011

Landers focuses on property taxes

At a panel discussion on the city's property tax rate, Joseph T. "Jody" Landers took to the lectern in the manner of a professor.

9:02 PM EDT, August 30, 2011

Arundel councilman pleads guilty to federal tax charge

An Anne Arundel County councilman pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a charge that he failed to file several personal and business tax returns over the course of six years.

In Anne Arundel community, growth runs up against industry

11:30 PM EDT, October 2, 2011

In Anne Arundel community, growth runs up against industry

For years, Danielle Oldham checked housing listings, hoping that she, her husband and their two young daughters could find a place in the Anne Arundel County community of Piney Orchard.

Mayoral candidates push to get supporters to polls

4:39 PM EDT, September 11, 2011

Mayoral candidates push to get supporters to polls

Mayoral candidate Otis Rolley bounded down the steps of a West Baltimore home and flashed what looked like two victory signs.

6:43 PM EDT, August 23, 2011

Leopold vetoes parts of southern Arundel zoning measure

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has vetoed several sections of a zoning bill that recently passed the County Council and sought to intensify development in some of the county's most rural areas.

11:17 AM EDT, September 1, 2011

Early voting starts Thursday for Baltimore mayoral primary

Baltimore voters can begin casting ballots in the city's mayoral primary election Thursday, as the early-voting period begins.

Young wins primary for Council president

2:37 PM EDT, September 14, 2011

Young wins primary for Council president

Bernard C. "Jack" Young, picked by his fellow City Council members last year to lead the panel, won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to keep the office for four more years.

1:57 PM EDT, August 27, 2011

Councilman plans override effort on South County vetoes

Anne Arundel County Councilman Jerry Walker plans to attempt to override several vetoes issued by County Executive John R. Leopold on a rezoning bill for the southern portion of the county.

August 20, 2011

Many residents furious about South County zoning changes

Furious that the Anne Arundel County Council has approved zoning changes that will intensify development at several sites in the most rural areas of the county, residents are urging County Executive John R. Leopold to overturn the moves.

O'Malley faces tough sell to locals on land development

9:35 PM EDT, August 19, 2011

O'Malley faces tough sell to locals on land development

Gov. Martin O'Malley's broad strategy to revamp land development rules across Maryland met harsh criticism Friday, as local officials worried that the governor's proposal would interfere with their ability to plan and pay for schools, roads and housing.

7:25 AM EDT, September 2, 2011

Man who escaped from Arundel court cell apprehended

A 25-year-old man charged in North Carolina with kidnapping and attempted rape who escaped Thursday afternoon from a cell in Annapolis District Court was arrested shortly before midnight, county police said.

Ocean City ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene

1:23 PM EDT, August 26, 2011

Ocean City ordered to evacuate ahead of Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene moves closer to Maryland, Annapolis MayorJoshua J. Cohen declared a State of Emergency within the city limits, effective 10 a.m. Friday, urging residents in low-lying areas to evacuate by Saturday afternoon.

High-end development follows BRAC jobs, slots near Arundel Mills

9:12 PM EDT, July 14, 2011

High-end development follows BRAC jobs, slots near Arundel Mills

Just a half-mile up the road from where a massive slots casino and entertainment complex is under construction on the grounds of Arundel Mills mall, another developer is putting money on this rapidly developing area of Anne Arundel County, constructing a $140 million mixed-use development of luxury apartments, an upscale hotel, and a steakhouse.

9:24 PM EDT, August 4, 2011

Appeal is likely next step for Arundel crematorium foes

An Anne Arundel County appeals board may be the only way disgruntled neighbors can prevent a crematorium in their Millersville neighborhood, as county officials stressed that the plan would not be affected by pending legislation restricting where crematoriums can be located.

6:27 PM EDT, August 18, 2011

Anne Arundel Council rejects school board's request to reshuffle funds for teacher salaries

As Anne Arundel school board members discussed efforts to address the achievement gap in the system on Wednesday, they called upon county citizens to not only get involved but to understand that the arduous task needs to be properly funded.

8:14 PM EDT, August 2, 2011

Arundel councilman charged with failure to file taxes in '05

Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl D. Jones was charged Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore with failing to file tax returns in 2005, according to court documents.

Tubman Underground Railroad center on Shore gets funding

8:12 PM EDT, August 16, 2011

Tubman Underground Railroad center on Shore gets funding

Harriet Tubman has long inspired a deep sense of pride among Marylanders, especially in the rural communities of the Eastern Shore, where the former slave was born and led dozens to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

July 16, 2011

Millersville residents fight crematorium in their neighborhood

With her services becoming increasingly popular, Dorota W. Marshall decided to expand her no-frills cremation business, moving it from a rented facility in Baltimore to a business park in Anne Arundel County where she has begun construction on a new crematorium.

5:30 PM EDT, September 1, 2011

Man held on N.C. murder charge escapes from Arundel court

A 25-year-old man charged in North Carolina with murder, kidnapping and attempted rape escaped Thursday afternoon from a cell in Annapolis District Court, county police said.

4:29 PM EDT, August 20, 2011

O'Malley puts tax increases on the table for 2012 legislature

Gov. Martin O'Malley signaled that tax increases could be in the cards during next year's legislative session, though he said any state action would depend on congressional budget-cutting decisions this winter.

Md. panel on medical pot eyes academic centers to run program

11:33 PM EDT, August 17, 2011

Md. panel on medical pot eyes academic centers to run program

As proposals take shape for a medical marijuana program in Maryland, the state is considering an approach that would put academic centers such as the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland at the helm as a way of closely monitoring the drug — and studying whether it is effective or safe for wide use.

August 13, 2011

Leopold mulling vetoes on South County zoning changes

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold says he's considering using his seldom-used veto power to prevent controversial zoning changes in some of the county's most rural areas likely to be approved by the County Council on Monday night.

Annapolis Market House reopens

7:05 PM EDT, July 11, 2011

Annapolis Market House reopens

Some tourists came for gelato. One couple lunched on raw oysters. And a woman hovered near a display of half-pound jumbo lump crab cakes, pointing to a companion and saying, "Oh, my God."

One dead, one injured at Arundel Mills slots construction site

8:03 PM EDT, July 29, 2011

One dead, one injured at Arundel Mills slots construction site

A 27-year-old construction worker from Pennsylvania was killed and another worker severely injured after officials said a precast concrete wall collapsed Friday morning at the slots parlor construction site at Arundel Mills mall.

Annapolis business owners and festivals battle for customers

8:09 PM EDT, August 19, 2011

Annapolis business owners and festivals battle for customers

With flavors like Raspberry Truffle, Cotton Candy and Burgundy Cherry, Storm Bros. Ice Cream Factory has never had a problem luring walk-in customers to its perch near City Dock in downtown Annapolis. The 35-year-old shop's location in one of Maryland's most heavily visited tourist areas has mostly been a blessing, says owner Svienn C. Storm — a line of eager patrons often snakes along the sidewalk outside the shop on a sunny afternoon.

July 30, 2011

Arundel council considers softening crematorium proposal

The County Council is considering a change to a proposed bill that would allow a Millersville crematorium that spurred the legislation to move forward — even if the county crafts stricter limits for such businesses in the future.

7:01 PM EDT, June 23, 2011

Scores testify on zoning changes at Arundel council meeting

They came asking for zoning for a car dealership, a landscaping company and a wedding chapel, saying that without proper approvals they would have to move their businesses. Others came with "Keep South County Rural" stickers, to protest proposed zoning changes that they said would intrude upon their way of life.

Muck in Arundel's Herring Bay irks marina, nearby residents

7:59 PM EDT, August 3, 2011

Muck in Arundel's Herring Bay irks marina, nearby residents

From his blue clapboard and brick home overlooking Herring Bay in the southern Anne Arundel County community of Rose Haven, Mark Curl has views of some of Maryland's iconic sites: the Bloody Point Lighthouse and the Bay Bridge.

Parents blame politics as Severna Park High goes without fixes

11:11 AM EDT, July 10, 2011

Parents blame politics as Severna Park High goes without fixes

They had already been through the public testimony, the email campaigns and, they thought, the political wrangling. Severna Park High School was on track to receive a nearly $107 million to rebuild one of Anne Arundel County's highest-performing schools — but also one of its worst facilities.

Baltimore African American Festival celebrates its 35th year

8:38 PM EDT, July 2, 2011

Baltimore African American Festival celebrates its 35th year

Rose Harris smoked her Jamaican-style jerk chicken Saturday at Baltimore's African American Festival amid the thumping of African drummers, the sounds of a jazz musician and a steady stream of revelers.

July 30, 2011

Arundel bill targets illegal immigrants who get public services

An Anne Arundel County councilman plans to introduce legislation as early as Monday night that would require anyone seeking county government services to produce a state identification card or a driver's license, a move that he says would help stem illegal immigration.

5:44 PM EDT, July 2, 2011

Man, 20, shot in head, killed in North Baltimore

City officers are investigating the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in North Baltimore, police said Saturday.

Annapolis findings illuminate 19th-century African-American life

9:29 PM EDT, June 16, 2011

Annapolis findings illuminate 19th-century African-American life

When James Holliday, an African-American who was born a slave but died an Annapolis homeowner, gathered for meals with his family in their brick home just off State Circle in the late 19th century, they dined on fine dishware — each plate with its own ornate pattern or crisp white finish.

Cordish gets initial approval for building Arundel Mills slots

7:36 PM EST, December 30, 2010

Cordish gets initial approval for building Arundel Mills slots

Baltimore-based Cordish Cos. has received initial approval from Anne Arundel County to build what is expected to be the state's most lucrative slots parlor at Arundel Mills mall.

Slots foes, other advocates, grow weary of politics

11:01 PM EDT, August 23, 2010

Slots foes, other advocates, grow weary of politics

Rob Annicelli's drive to stop a huge slots emporium planned near his home led him to extremes.

7:16 PM EDT, July 2, 2011

Man shot, killed in parking lot of Rosedale nightclub

A Baltimore man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a nightclub in eastern Baltimore County early Saturday morning, police said.

February 9, 2010

Maryland counties cancel school today, Wednesday

Public schools in Central Maryland remained closed today as the region continues to dig out from last weekend's blizzard and prepares for another major snowstorm with the potential to keep students from class for the remainder of the week.

10:19 PM EDT, June 22, 2011

Arundel council administrator retiring after 42 years

Judy C. Holmes, the Anne Arundel County Council's longtime administrative officer and a 42-year county employee, presided over her last council meeting Monday night.

7:47 PM EDT, June 17, 2011

Leopold spars with Arundel superintendent over teacher pay

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold urged the County Council on Friday to reject Schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell's plan to give $5.5 million in pay raises to county teachers, saying it's untenable for teachers to get raises while most county employees get furloughed.

8:03 PM EDT, June 21, 2011

Arundel Council defies Leopold, reduces income tax rate

The Anne Arundel County Council voted Monday night to temporarily lower the county's income tax rate, a move that was sharply rebuked by County Executive John R. Leopold.

8:46 PM EDT, June 22, 2011

Arundel council kills exemption for dealers in secondhand guns

The Anne Arundel County Council on Monday night soundly defeated a measure that would have exempted dealers in secondhand firearms from registering gun acquisitions with county police.

Cordish can resume construction on Arundel Mills slots parlor

9:45 PM EST, February 24, 2011

Cordish can resume construction on Arundel Mills slots parlor

The Cordish Cos. can resume work on what is expected to be the state's most lucrative slots parlor at Arundel Mills mall, after opponents withdrew a legal challenge that has delayed the project for several weeks.

Poll shows tight battle for Arundel Mills slots

10:08 PM EDT, October 24, 2010

Poll shows tight battle for Arundel Mills slots

Voters in Anne Arundel County are nearly evenly split on a ballot referendum that will decide the fate of a planned billion-dollar slots casino and entertainment complex at Arundel Mills mall, according to a new Baltimore Sun poll.

8:40 PM EDT, May 25, 2010

Cordish lawyers push to invalidate signatures

Lawyers for the developer proposing a billion-dollar slots emporium at Arundel Mills mall argued Tuesday that the Anne Arundel County elections board failed to properly vet an anti-slots petition because it did not compare submitted signatures with those in voter registration records.

9:32 PM EDT, May 24, 2010

Developer seeks to invalidate Arundel slots signatures

Lawyers for developers of what would be the state's most lucrative slots parlor said Monday that more than one in three ballot signatures seeking to block the project should be thrown out because of "widespread violations" and "systematic fraud."

February 17, 2010

Schools taking care as they open after snowstorm

Anne Arundel County police are deploying a helicopter to assist in increased police presence on major streets during school arrival and dismissal times today. In Baltimore County, school officials are calling for students to wear bright clothing for greater visibility. And Howard County school officials are warning high-schoolers not to drive to school and instead opt for a ride from parents.

8:00 PM EDT, October 28, 2010

Slots opponents say Cordish violated election law

Opponents of slots at Arundel Mills mall are asking Maryland's attorney general to investigate claims that the Cordish Cos. violated election law by offering ownership stakes and perks to local business owners in exchange for support of its planned billion-dollar casino.

March 17, 2010

Arundel Mills casino foes seek to intervene in Cordish lawsuit

Opponents of a casino at Arundel Mills mall who are on track to force a referendum filed court papers Tuesday to intervene in a lawsuit by the Cordish Cos., which contends that the Anne Arundel County Board of Elections ignored alleged fraud in the referendum effort.

February 25, 2010

Fraud charges in slots petition referred to state prosecutor's office

The Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office said Wednesday it has referred allegations of fraud lodged by the developer of the state's largest slots parlor against the county elections board to the Office of the State Prosecutor.

February 24, 2010

Cordish tries to stop anti-slots signature drive

The developer of the state's largest slots parlor has filed suit against the Anne Arundel County Board of Supervisors of Elections, saying the board failed to properly check for fraud and other irregularities in the signatures submitted to gain a ballot referendum on slots at Arundel Mills mall.

Petition filed for vote on slots site

February 5, 2010

Petition filed for vote on slots site

A coalition has submitted nearly 24,000 signatures supporting a referendum on Anne Arundel County's fall ballot that could overturn a decision allowing the state's largest slots casino at a mall.

8:53 PM EDT, June 3, 2010

Arundel slots trial ends

The fate of a planned billion-dollar gambling and live entertainment complex at Arundel Mills mall now rests in the hands of a judge.

6:49 PM EDT, August 2, 2010

Slots opponents file campaign paperwork

The coalition opposed to slots at Arundel Mills mall has filed necessary paperwork with state officials to begin work on its referendum campaign, coalition officials announced Monday.

February 18, 2010

It's 'Yes! Finally!' as kids go back to school

Kwesi Stevenson left his house in West Baltimore a full hour before school began Wednesday morning, eager after the prolonged snow-induced vacation to get back to 10th-grade math and accounting.

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