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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Charges dropped against Harford 'Dog Lady'

    Charges dropped against Harford 'Dog Lady'
    After a month of anguish and legal wrangling, Mary Magdalene Root was able to get her dogs back following a hearing that lasted less than 10 minutes in Harford County District Court in Bel Air Wednesday morning. Root, 81, had been charged with seven...
  • Advocacy groups seek role in transgender bias suit

    Advocacy groups seek role in transgender bias suit
    Six regional and national advocacy organizations have filed arguments in federal court on behalf of a transgender retired police sergeant who brought a discrimination suit against Howard County after she was rejected for a volunteer police mounted patrol....
  • Felons, fugitives bought guns amid backlog

    Felons, fugitives bought guns amid backlog
    More than 300 people banned from owning guns were able to buy them last year because the state police were overwhelmed with background check requests, police said Wednesday. People with histories of mental illness or convictions for violent misdemeanors,...
  • 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...
  • Havre de Grace woman to be tried in dog case Wednesday

    Havre de Grace woman to be tried in dog case Wednesday
    A New Jersey woman who has taken up the cause of Mary Magdalene Root, an elderly Havre de Grace woman jailed in early March after she failed to pay fines and to appear in court on charges of letting her dogs get out, said she will not be able to visit Bel...
  • Pasadena man faces prison after tipping dealer to wiretaps

    Pasadena man faces prison after tipping dealer to wiretaps
    A Pasadena man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to tipping off a major cocaine dealer that his phone was being monitored after learning about the tap from a local court official. Last June, Joshua Ferguson, 34, found out from a friend who...
  • 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...
  • Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud

    Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud
    The principal of a celebrated Baltimore high school has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $2 million he received in a previous job to feed disadvantaged children, but used instead for other purposes, including leasing luxury...