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  • Obama weighs detainee hearings

    Obama weighs detainee hearings
    — Obama administration officials are considering allowing bond hearings for immigrants in prolonged detention, officials said, a shift that could slow the pace of deportations because immigration courts fast-track cases of incarcerated immigrants....
  • Baltimore officer jailed for assaulting suspect in break-in of girlfriend's home

    Baltimore officer jailed for assaulting suspect in break-in of girlfriend's home
    A Baltimore judge sent a police officer to jail on Wednesday for 45 days after he was convicted of beating a drug suspect who had broken into his girlfriend's home, a rare punishment for a police misconduct case. A sheriff's deputy clicked handcuffs...
  • Gansler proposes eliminating state prosecutor's office

    Gansler proposes eliminating state prosecutor's office
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is proposing to eliminate the state prosecutor's office, the independent agency that secured a string of high-profile political convictions in recent years. Gansler, a Democrat running for governor, called the...
  • Group with local ties wins battle to buy 1st Mariner

    Group with local ties wins battle to buy 1st Mariner
    In a surprising reversal, last week's losing bidder for 1st Mariner Bank got approval Tuesday to buy it — preserving the city's largest independent bank as a Baltimore-based institution. The group of investors, a mix of locals and out-of-state...
  • Residents sue landlord, security firms at troubled city apartments

    Residents sue landlord, security firms at troubled city apartments
    Residents at a notorious subsidized housing complex in West Baltimore sued their landlord and two private security firms Tuesday, alleging that they were forced to live in filthy conditions and suffered reprisals from guards when they spoke out about...
  • Bidders battle over 1st Mariner Bank

    Bidders battle over 1st Mariner Bank
    An all-out battle over Baltimore's last major independent bank broke out Monday in federal bankruptcy court, leaving a judge to decide — potentially later this week — whether the institution is sold to an investment group with local ties or to...
  • Volunteer firefighter accused of setting 2007 Halethorpe blaze

    Volunteer firefighter accused of setting 2007 Halethorpe blaze
    When a fire broke out at a home on Myrtle Avenue in Halethorpe, members of the English Consul Volunteer Fire Department arrived to beat back the blaze. It proved too strong, destroying the structure and sending two firefighters to the hospital. Federal...
  • O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization

    O'Malley signs 'Jake's Law,' marijuana decriminalization
    Of the nearly 150 bills Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law Monday morning, one bore the name of a 5-year-old boy from South Baltimore who died in 2011 after a distracted driver chatting on his cellphone plowed into the back of Jake Owen's family car...
  • Columbia native named Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

    Columbia native named Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law
    A Columbia native has been announced as the next Dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The university announced in a press release Monday that Donald B. Tobin will succeed Phoebe Haddon as Dean of the Francis King Carey...
  • Manning sentence approved by Washington military district commander

    Manning sentence approved by Washington military district commander
    — The commander of the Army Military District of Washington has approved the findings of the court-martial last year of WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning. Manning, who served as an intelligence analyst for the Army in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010 as Pfc....
  • Pregnancy used as leverage in criminal case, attorney says

    Pregnancy used as leverage in criminal case, attorney says
    When Trena Williams was charged last fall with first-degree murder and held without bail, she was four months pregnant. Behind bars, inmates get prenatal care. So when the charges were later reduced to accessory after the fact and she was released on...
  • Global effects of Baltimore port strike at center of local contract talks

    Global effects of Baltimore port strike at center of local contract talks
    When a three-day strike by local longshoremen forced the 718-foot CCNI Antofagasta to sail out of the port of Baltimore without unloading its container cargo, the effects rippled across the country and overseas. Several shipping lines scrambled to...