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  • Circuit Court denies Howard referendum petition

    Circuit Court denies Howard referendum petition
    Supporters of an effort to have parts of Howard County's recently passed comprehensive zoning bill sent to  referendum this November faced a setback last week. A Circuit Court judge affirmed a decision by the county Board of Elections to deny a petition...
  • Highland woman pleads to murder in drug deal shooting

    Highland woman pleads to murder in drug deal shooting
    A Highland woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to a second-degree murder charge in Howard County Circuit Court in connection with the fatal shooting of a Laurel man inside his pickup truck earlier this year. Lauren Elizabeth Maready, 19, of the 12000 block...
  • 'Where Geezy at?' Suspected gang members used girlfriends to screen calls

    'Where Geezy at?' Suspected gang members used girlfriends to screen calls
    It wasn't easy to get suspected Black Guerrilla Family leader Gerald Johnson on the phone, investigators learned as they tried to build a case against him last year. Rather than answer calls himself, he would often use a female associate to screen his...
  • Aberdeen man pleads guilty to child abuse

    An Aberdeen man pleaded guilty last week to first-degree child abuse causing severe physical injury and could spend nearly 14 years in prison. Branden William Felix, 31, entered the plea in Harford County Circuit Court on May 28. He was sentenced to...
  • Knife-wielding man shot by police in Columbia BJ's receives prison sentence

    Knife-wielding man shot by police in Columbia BJ's receives prison sentence
    A Columbia man shot by a Howard County police officer after pulling a knife inside a BJ's Wholesale Club last summer pleaded guilty in Howard County Circuit Court Wednesday and was sentenced to three years in prison. Howard Carvel Smith, 33, of Harper's...
  • Ravens lineman Jah Reid's misdemeanor battery case set for June 13 hearing

    Ravens lineman Jah Reid's misdemeanor battery case set for June 13 hearing
    Ravens reserve offensive lineman Jah Reid will have a status hearing in his misdemeanor battery case in Florida later this month after a docket sounding Wednesday. Reid's hearing in the Monroe County courthouse will take place on June 13, according to a...
  • State likely didn't know of Allegany doctor's rape conviction

    State likely didn't know of Allegany doctor's rape conviction
    To become licensed as a nurse, a social worker or even to drive around dead bodies in Maryland, a criminal background check is required. But not to get a doctor's license. Instead, the state Board of Physicians asks would-be doctors to voluntarily...
  • East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution

    East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution
    A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged. Henry Mills had been a BGF...
  • Vegetarian activists sue city officers, allege free speech violation

    Vegetarian activists sue city officers, allege free speech violation
    Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city. A former...
  • Man sentenced in 2003 Essex house party shootings

    Man sentenced in 2003 Essex house party shootings
    A Baltimore man convicted in the 2003 shooting deaths of two men at an Essex party was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison Wednesday, prosecutors said. Jaron Grade, 36, was first convicted by a jury in December 2004 and sentenced to life plus 20...
  • Freedom of, not from, religion [Commentary]

    Freedom of, not from, religion [Commentary]
    One of my earliest childhood memories is going door-to-door at the Kendale Apartments on Maiden Choice Lane in Arbutus with Mom. The purpose of the exercise was not to solicit contributions on behalf of a political candidate, however. Rather, Mom and a...
  • Charges dropped against parents living in squalid sailboat

    Charges dropped against parents living in squalid sailboat
    Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a couple who were found living with their two boys aboard a cold, filthy sailboat in the Magothy River this winter. Sherri Kelly, 44, and John J. Kelly, 53, initially were charged with failing to send...