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  • Authorities contacting victims of accused mail thief

    Authorities contacting victims of accused mail thief
    Investigators are contacting people they believe were the victims of a postman accused of stealing bagfuls of mail — a fairly straightforward task, apparently, because evidence they've seized has the victims' addresses written on the front. "U.S....
  • Family of man killed in van crash sues church

    The family of a man killed when a church van he was riding in careened off an Illinois highway has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the church, alleging that it is responsible for his death. Andrew James Canada, 53, and four other members of the...
  • Federal appeals court ruling could lead to more reduced sentences

    Federal appeals court ruling could lead to more reduced sentences
    A federal appeals court ruling could add to the number of inmates with legal grounds to seek reduced sentences because of a shifting interpretation of sentencing guidelines and what constitutes a violent crime. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Start a conversation on Capitol Hill [Letter]

    Start a conversation on Capitol Hill [Letter]
    If you told me a few years ago that I would be spending my vacation days talking to Congress, I would have thought you were out of your mind. But I ended up on Capitol Hill recently, lobbying with 600 other Americans from all walks of life. We went to...
  • Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]

    Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]
    Shortly, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a highly-anticipated decision that could go a long way in determining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the religious liberty rights of conscientious family business owners who simply wish to continue...
  • Corporations trump people in Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision [Editorial]

    Corporations trump people in Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision [Editorial]
    In recognizing that for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby can hold religious beliefs that trump secular laws like the Affordable Care Act's requirement that women have access to contraceptives without out-of-pocket costs, the Supreme Court has moved...
  • Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case

    Batts tasks independent team to investigate police intimidation case
    Four investigators from agencies outside Baltimore are working to determine who left a dead rat on the car windshield of an officer who was cooperating with prosecutors on a police brutality case. "We're going to go wherever that information takes us,"...
  • Ruling could scrub quarter of sex offender registry

    Ruling could scrub quarter of sex offender registry
    One-fourth of the names on Maryland's sex offender registry could be removed after the state's top court expanded Monday on an earlier ruling that adding offenders from before the list was created violated the state constitution. The Court of Appeals...
  • Edgewood man accused of stealing from sleeping truck drivers at Maryland House, Jessup travel plaza

    An Edgewood man with dozens of prior arrests and convictions is accused of stealing wallets from truck drivers at two local travel plazas over the past two months, Maryland State Police reported. Lloyd Alvin Harris, 53, in the 1900 block of Steven Drive,...
  • Ray and Janay Rice celebrate wedding in front of Ravens teammates

    Ray and Janay Rice celebrate wedding in front of Ravens teammates
    Should we be happy for them? Ray Rice and the former Janay Palmer, his longtime girlfriend and mother of his two-year-old daughter, celebrated their marriage last week at the Four Seasons Baltimore in front of friends, including fellow Ravens Torrey...
  • James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore

    James R. Miller Jr., federal judge in Baltimore
    James Rogers Miller Jr., a former state delegate from Montgomery County who spent 15 years as a federal district judge in Baltimore, died of congestive heart failure June 25 at HeartFields Assisted Living at Easton. He was 83. "Judge Miller was an...
  • First defendants get lawyers at bail hearings in Maryland

    First defendants get lawyers at bail hearings in Maryland
    In the aftermath of an eight-year court battle, a major change in the way Maryland's justice system operates finally boiled down Tuesday to one simple question. "Would you like to have a court-appointed attorney?" court Commissioner Jennifer Colton asked...