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  • Juror contact in '06 with Dixon, witness could cause mistrial

    Juror contact in '06 with Dixon, witness could cause mistrial
    A juror who helped to convict Mayor Sheila Dixon of embezzlement participated in a public event with Dixon and a key prosecution witness three years ago, receiving a $324 prize in a sweepstakes sponsored by a city agency. The prior contact, which was...
  • Dixon likely to seek new trial

    Mayor Sheila Dixon's attorneys signaled Friday that they plan to ask for a new trial in her gift card misappropriation case, while the state prosecutor said he would not "at this time" retry the one count that hung the jury this week. In a filing hand-...
  • Marbella: Dixon jurors soak up a flickering limelight

    Years from now, or maybe merely hours from now, they'll merge into one indiscernible blob, the collagen-ed lips of one blurring into the coy glances of another, their slightly funny names interchangeable. We won't remember exactly which scandalette...
  • Phelps has sore ankle from accident, says he's 'fine'

    Swimmer Michael Phelps is nursing a sore ankle from the car accident he was in Thursday on Calvert Street, but the Olympic gold medalist intends to resume training Monday. In a message on his official Facebook site, Phelps said he was "fine" and expressed...
  • 5 Dixon jurors recalled as witnesses

    5 Dixon jurors recalled as witnesses
    Five of the 12 jurors who convicted Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon of embezzling retail gift cards this month have been asked to return to court - this time, as witnesses. A court official confirmed Tuesday that Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney sent a...
  • Dixon jurors said to still chat on Facebook

    Some of the jurors who convicted Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon of a misdemeanor embezzlement charge have reportedly continued to communicate on Facebook even though a judge asked them not to talk about the case. Five jurors who became friends on the...
  • An apology from Dixon? Forget about it and be glad it's over

    And there you are, my fellow citizens - resignation by the mayor of Baltimore, and without a formal apology. But you can't always get what you want. Sheila Dixon was not about to say she was sorry for anything. If you were thinking that might happen,...
  • Dixon resigns

    Dixon resigns
    Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned Wednesday, part of a plea deal that brings a years-long corruption investigation to a close and ends the tenure of the city's first female mayor. Dixon, 56, will leave office Feb. 4, the day she is sentenced both for...
  • Rawlings-Blake calls anger over Dixon pension 'understandable'

    Rawlings-Blake calls anger over Dixon pension 'understandable'
    Baltimore's mayor-to-be Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake vowed Monday to re-examine the city's pension plan for elected leaders in the wake of outrage over Mayor Sheila Dixon's $83,000-a-year benefit and to strengthen ethics laws governing city officials....
  • As new mayor starts, police promise results

    At the end of 2002, Baltimore's homicide tally stood at 253. It was considered a remarkable achievement: the third consecutive yearly drop that finally ended the stigma of the 1990s, a decade in which more than 300 people were killed each year. But in...
  • Ocean ready

    Ocean ready
    Still recovering from the winter of 2010? Ocean City officials believe they've got the perfect antidote. "After a cold, snowy winter, we think people are ready for some beach time," says Donna Abbott, spokesperson for Ocean City Department of Tourism....
  • Dixon remains unapologetic, silent to the end

    Dixon remains unapologetic, silent to the end
    Sheila Dixon sat silently in court Thursday during her final hours as mayor of Baltimore, receiving a scolding from a judge who said she was leaving office "in total disgrace" after stealing gift cards intended for needy families and would carry a...