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  • Ehrlich view of religion is profoundly un-American [Letter]

    Ehrlich view of religion is profoundly un-American [Letter]
    Leave it to Bob Ehrlich to be an "equal opportunity" offender in his defense of the Supreme Court's Town of Greece v. Galloway decision ("Freedom of, not from, religion," June 1). In his recent column he managed at one and the same time to disrespect...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State charges dropped for Glen Burnie bomb suspect

    State charges dropped for Glen Burnie bomb suspect
    An Anne Arundel County judge agreed Thursday to drop state charges against a man accused of building bombs in his Glen Burnie home. Todd Dwight Wheeler Jr. pleaded guilty in May to one federal firearms charge and faces up to 10 years in federal prison...
  • Cow reported on the side of the road in Bel Air [Police blotter]

    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Patricia Ann Tatta, 39, of the 700 block of Gilbert Road, was arrested Thursday on a bench warrant in a case in which she was charged with failing to send her child to...
  • Looking Out: Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84

    Looking Out: Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps dead at 84
    The founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas institution that stages anti-LGB protests across the country, died Thursday, according to multiple reports. Fred Phelps, 84, started the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka in 1955. Since its...
  • The right side of history [Commentary]

    The right side of history [Commentary]
    When you read about this nation's past, it is quite obvious what the phrase "right side of history" means. We know, for example, that abolitionists, women's rights organizers and civil rights activists were on the right side of history. And quite often we...
  • Baltimore port union officials ask for jury to hear dueling assault charges

    Baltimore port union officials ask for jury to hear dueling assault charges
    The dueling complaints by two port of Baltimore union officials alleging the other assaulted him now will be considered by residents of Baltimore, after their attorneys requested a jury trial in the case. Maryland District Court Judge Timothy D....
  • Glen Burnie bomb suspect pleads guilty in federal court

    Glen Burnie bomb suspect pleads guilty in federal court
    A Glen Burnie man accused of endangering his neighbors by building bombs in his home pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge Thursday. Todd Wheeler Jr. could receive up to 10 years in prison when he's sentenced in September. After his federal...
  • Georgetown student charged with possession of ricin

    Georgetown student charged with possession of ricin
    A Georgetown University student has been charged with possessing the powerful toxin ricin after it was discovered in his dorm room this week, according to court documents. Daniel Harry Milzman, 19, of Bethesda is facing federal charges for possession of...
  • Bengies appeals dismissal of jury verdict over lights

    Bengies appeals dismissal of jury verdict over lights
    The fate of the Baltimore area's last drive-in theater continued to play out in the courts Monday, as the owner of Bengies Drive-In appeared before a three-judge panel in Annapolis. He asked them to reinstate an $838,000 jury award to pay for a wall...