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  • Underage casino gamblers could face fines

    Underage casino gamblers could face fines
    People younger than 21 who gamble at Maryland casinos would face fines under legislation passed Thursday by the General Assembly. The bill, passed unanimously by the House after failing the previous two years, now goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The...
  • O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills

    O'Malley signs pre-K, dog-bite bills
    Just hours after the General Assembly wrapped up its 90-day session, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation Tuesday that will expand pre-kindergarten education and lift the "inherently dangerous" legal stigma from the pit bulls of Maryland. O'Malley,...
  • Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case

    Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case
    After serving nearly 40 years in prison for a fatal shooting, Walter Lomax was released in 2006 amid questions about his trial. On Wednesday, he celebrated another milestone in his case, as prosecutors formally dropped the charges against him. Lomax, now...
  • Assembly passes pit bull bill on third try

    Assembly passes pit bull bill on third try
    After two years of wrangling, the General Assembly gave its final approval Thursday to legislation that overrules a state high court ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous and must be held to a stricter liability standard for bites than other...
  • Former delegate's grandson pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

    Former delegate's grandson pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds
    The grandson of former State Del. Hattie Harrison, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony theft of campaign funds. Philip Harrison II, 35, of Salisbury, who was his grandmother's treasurer from 2006 to 2009, admitted to stealing $17,600 of...
  • Justice from a machine? [Letter]

    Justice from a machine? [Letter]
    Replacing the current pre-trial release system is going to be a bear ("Getting out of jail free," March 26). Today, District Court commissioners set most bails. But since the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that defendants are entitled to be represented...
  • Baltimore Co. police union seeks contempt charge for Kamenetz

    Baltimore Co. police union seeks contempt charge for Kamenetz
    The Baltimore County police union is asking a judge to hold Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and other county officials in contempt for not complying with an order to refund more than $1.4 million to retirees who overpaid health insurance...
  • Maryland lawmakers decriminalize marijuana

    Maryland lawmakers decriminalize marijuana
    Possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be a crime in Maryland under a law passed Monday and sent to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his expected signature. Adults caught with less than 10 grams of pot will get a citation that will be treated...
  • Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case file for contempt against commissioners

    Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case file for contempt against commissioners
    Challenging a judge's restrictions on prayer at Carroll County government meetings, a resident invoked the name of Jesus Christ before the county commissioners this week — raising new questions about free speech and religious liberty in a bitterly...
  • Man sentenced in Howard Co. to 30 years in sexual assault on ex-girlfriend

    Man sentenced in Howard Co. to 30 years in sexual assault on ex-girlfriend
    A Carroll County man who was convicted of kidnapping and assault in the August 2012 sexual assault on his former girlfriend in her Marriottsville home has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in Howard County Circuit Court, the county State's Attorney's...
  • Ray Rice's arraignment conference set for April 28 in Atlantic City

    Ray Rice's arraignment conference set for April 28 in Atlantic City
    Ravens running back Ray Rice's felony aggravated assault case has been scheduled for an April 28 arraignment conference at Atlantic County Superior Court, according to a court spokesperson. The arraignment is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. The case stems...
  • The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail

    The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail
    It's almost a year since federal authorities announced that Tavon White and the Black Guerrilla Family gang had corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center from the inside out, and this week's New Yorker magazine has an expansive look at the case....