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  • Fight at The Lodge near Bel Air reported to police; no charges filed

    Fight at The Lodge near Bel Air reported to police; no charges filed
    Police investigated a report of a fight early Sunday morning at The Lodge, a restaurant in the Hickory area north of Bel Air, but made no arrests and didn't file any charges, a spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. The county 911...
  • Md. courts aim to provide lawyers at bail hearings by summer

    Md. courts aim to provide lawyers at bail hearings by summer
    Criminal suspects in Maryland will have free access to lawyers at their first court appearances as soon as July, a top judiciary official said Tuesday, as the state struggles to comply with a court order that has been delayed for months amid concerns...
  • $100M meningitis settlement filed in federal court

    $100M meningitis settlement filed in federal court
    A settlement was filed in bankruptcy court Tuesday that could provide $100 million as early as next year to victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid injections, lawyers said. New England Compounding Center, its owners,...
  • Court is fundamentally wrong on prayer [Letter]

    Court is fundamentally wrong on prayer [Letter]
    I applaud your editorial, "The local religion" (May 6). The Supreme Court's decision to allow sectarian prayers at local meetings is wrong, and the argument that the inclusion of prayers rests on "long-standing American tradition" is specious. Perhaps...
  • There is no Constitutional protection against feeling uncomfortable [Letter]

    There is no Constitutional protection against feeling uncomfortable [Letter]
    Upon reading Dan Rodricks' piece regarding the Supreme Court decision on prayer at public meetings ("A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling," May 6), I was struck by several issues. Chief among them is the idea that we, as Americans, should...
  • Hereford parents seek restraining order over schedule

    Hereford parents seek restraining order over schedule
    Hereford High School parents who are upset about plans to change the school schedule throughout the county next year have filed a complaint in Circuit Court, seeking a temporary restraining order. The parents had filed a legal petition with the...
  • Baltimore man, caught sleeping in car with gun, pleads guilty

    Baltimore man, caught sleeping in car with gun, pleads guilty
    Watching your back can get tiring. Just ask Lindell Session.  Session, 26, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court this week to possession of a firearm by a felon, after authorities say he was found snoozing in the driver's seat of his car - clutching a...
  • Glen Burnie bomb suspect charged with federal gun crime

    Glen Burnie bomb suspect charged with federal gun crime
    Todd Wheeler Jr., the Glen Burnie man accused of making bombs in his home, has been charged with a federal gun crime. Wheeler was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore with one count of possession of firearms by a prohibited person,...
  • Maryland judge who ruled against gay marriage ban retires

    Maryland judge who ruled against gay marriage ban retires
    In the years since Baltimore Circuit Judge M. Brooke Murdock's famously controversial ruling helped energize the movement to overturn Maryland's ban against same-sex marriage, three gay men have invited her to officiate at their weddings. One was a lawyer...
  • Brown, Gansler spar while Mizeur decries 'bickering'

    Brown, Gansler spar while Mizeur decries 'bickering'
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler launched barbed attacks on each other's record and character as they and Del. Heather R. Mizeur met in the Democratic gubernatorial campaign's first televised debate Wednesday night. As...
  • Killer of 11-year-old girl will not get new trial, judge rules

    Killer of 11-year-old girl will not get new trial, judge rules
    A city judge declined Thursday to order a new trial for the man found guilty of killing an 11-year-old girl in Northwest Baltimore more than four decades ago, a victory for prosecutors who sought to prevent the release of another high-profile...
  • Mizeur is the real values candidate [Letter]

    Mizeur is the real values candidate [Letter]
    I really can't tell you why in the last 12 months, I became venomous about Maryland politicians. I've voted for each one of the incumbents on my ballot, and I would like to rescind my vote but I don't know why. Maybe it is because I decided to never...