Quote: "Nobody cares about what's happening to John Edwards anymore - he's old news. […] Attacking John Edwards for the Republicans would be like attacking George McGovern." -Donnie Fowler, a technology and political consultant and former senior advisor to President Obama. Former Democratic candidate Edwards' trial regarding alleged illegal campaign contributions began Monday morning.
Actor Kevin Bacon brought his star power to a charity event Wednesday at the University of Maryland, College Park. The competition - called the "Do Good" Challenge - is part of an effort by the school to make philanthropy more of a focus in academics and student life. The winner was the Food Recovery Network, which developed a system of collecting food from campus dining halls that would otherwise go to waste and distributing it to homeless shelters. More than 100 student groups raised an average of more than $1,000 each over a six-week period for their causes. THE BALTIMORE SUN
Robert A. Jarrett, 57, was arrested Wednesday night while driving in Calvert County. He was charged with first- and second-degree murder after what police believe are the remains of his wife, Christine, were found under floorboards and concrete in the shed behind his home. Christine Jarrett vanished in 1991. Police said at the time that she apparently kissed her two children goodbye, took $4,000 and left because of marital problems with her husband of 16 years. Relatives, friends and neighbors said they never believed Christine Jarrett was the type to abandon her family, and they long suspected her husband had played a role. Jarrett is being held without bond pending a bail hearing. Court records did not list an attorney. THE BALTIMORE SUN
The cause of a warehouse fire in Canton on Sunday night was still to be determined Monday morning because unsafe conditions prevented an investigation. Nearly 90 firefighters battled the three-alarm blaze late into the night, bringing it under control around midnight. No injuries were reported, and no homes were involved in the fire, but heavy smoke and the fire's proximity to residences spurred the evacuation of about 60 people after the fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. THE BALTIMORE SUN
A proposed "personhood" law in Oklahoma that would grant embryos full rights as people from the moment of conception failed in the state Legislature on Thursday without coming to a vote in the Republican controlled House. The Personhood Act passed the Senate in February, and Republican Gov. Mary Fallin had been expected to sign it. But the bill failed in committee, where it had been amended nearly two dozen times. THE BALTIMORE SUN
A new effort will finally give Lady Baltimore a new home - for her own good. City officials approved a $148,500 contract last week to construct a replica of the statue to replace the original, which will move eight blocks away to the Walters Art Museum next year. The decision aims to preserve a monument to what is considered Baltimore's proudest moment, the Battle of North Point and the bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814. The Battle Monument - which Lady Baltimore stands atop - is said to be the first public monument in the young nation. THE BALTIMORE SUNCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun