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  • Looking Out: Free State Legal seeking new leader as Merki departs

    Looking Out: Free State Legal seeking new leader as Merki departs
    Free State Legal, which provides legal services to low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents in the Baltimore area, is seeking a "passionate and visionary" new leader following the announced departure of its executive director. Aaron...
  • Harford drug dealer gets 12 years for federal heroin conviction

    Harford drug dealer gets 12 years for federal heroin conviction
    A Harford County man, who was already serving a prison sentence for a state drug dealing conviction, was sentenced this month for a federal heroin distribution conviction in an unrelated case. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Darryl...
  • No conviction? Erase the record [Commentary]

    No conviction? Erase the record  [Commentary]
    In Maryland, when you're charged with a crime, that information automatically enters the public record, easily accessible by anyone with an Internet connection — including prospective employers, landlords, credit card companies and others. In...
  • Annapolis sues police, fire retirees to get ruling in pension dispute

    Annapolis sues police, fire retirees to get ruling in pension dispute
    The city of Annapolis has named dozens of retired police officers and firefighters in a federal lawsuit, the latest tactic in a decade-long legal battle over changes to retiree pensions. In court filings last week, the city asked a judge to rule that...
  • Judge rules in favor of Orioles in dispute with Nationals over MASN

    Judge rules in favor of Orioles in dispute with Nationals over MASN
    A judge blocked Major League Baseball on Monday from compelling the TV network controlled by the Baltimore Orioles to pay tens of millions of dollars a year more to the Washington Nationals for the rights to show their games — for now. Following...
  • Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies

    Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies
    Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose blog posts about her struggle with acute myeloid leukemia served as an inspiration to others, died Friday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The...
  • Nordstrom loses appeal, must pay $2 million in Maryland taxes

    Nordstrom loses appeal, must pay $2 million in Maryland taxes
    Two Nordstrom subsidiaries must pay more than $2 million in old Maryland income taxes that state regulators say the company dodged more than a decade ago, Maryland's highest court ruled this week. The state Court of Appeals ruled against the Seattle-...
  • FBI: Motor home full of drugs stopped in Aberdeen

    FBI: Motor home full of drugs stopped in Aberdeen
    FBI agents tipped off about a drug shipment on its way to Aberdeen found a motor home stuffed with 31 kilograms of cocaine and heroin, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.  A confidential source told authorities in June that a man...
  • Federal judge upholds assault rifle ban

    Federal judge upholds assault rifle ban
    A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Maryland's new ban on assault rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, handing at least a temporary victory to state officials who say the measures could ward off mass shootings. A collection of gun...
  • Mayor broke her contract with police, fire employees [Letter]

    Mayor broke her contract with police, fire employees [Letter]
    I was not surprised to read the view of The Sun's editorial board in "End the pension fight" (Aug. 8), but your facts are incorrect. The police and fire unions made a proposal in September of 2009 regarding the fire and police pension plan. While the...
  • MdTA police launch probe of K-9 unit

    MdTA police launch probe of K-9 unit
    The Maryland Transportation Authority says it has launched an investigation into its police K-9 unit after the dogs' head trainer alleged problems with the drug-sniffing hounds. The trainer said in a deposition that he had discovered deficiencies in the...
  • The worst job in the world [Commentary]

    The worst job in the world [Commentary]
    Let's say you are an intelligent, successful federal prosecutor from an elite law school and possessing all of the important political contacts in Washington, D.C. An election occurs. Your party wins, and the president-elect begins to put together a...