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  • Judge throws out Harford delegate's suit against sheriff over towing

    A judge in Harford County Thursday threw out a lawsuit against the county sheriff brought by a state legislator who claimed the sheriff has failed to prevent the withholding of personal property and license tags by local towing services. Del. Richard...
  • Clarksville man sentenced to prison for contraband alcohol scheme

    A Clarksville man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison and three years of probation for conspiring to transport and distribute untaxed alcohol. Amrik Singh Melhi, 52, pleaded guilty Dec. 20 at the U.S. District Court in Greenbelt to one count of...
  • Prison gang leader Roark pleads guilty, agrees to life term

    Perry Roark, the co-founder and "supreme commander" of notorious prison gang Dead Man Inc., pleaded guilty to federal racketeering and related murder and drug charges this week, accepting a life sentence as part of the deal. Some of the charges would...
  • Fugitive found from America's Most Wanted tip

    A Jamaican national wanted on federal racketeering charges alleging he was part of a pot-distribution ring was arrested in New York City this week after he was featured on an episode of “America’s Most Wanted,” the Maryland U.S....
  • 'Anything Goes' brings Broadway classic to Arundel stages

    Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" is near the top of any short list of great Broadway musicals, and fans have a choice of four performances this weekend in Annapolis or Brooklyn Park. From what I heard from the cast of singer-actors rehearsing last Friday at...
  • Baltimore police shuffle ranks, move Southern District commander

    Baltimore police shuffle ranks, move Southern District commander
    The major who heads the Baltimore Police Department's Southern District is being moved to headquarters to head up an effort by the agency to become nationally accredited, according to a spokesman. Maj. Margaret Barillaro took over the Southern District...
  • America's misguided war on marijuana

    The drug war is largely a war on people who smoke marijuana. In 2010, there were 853,839 marijuana arrests in the United States, almost 90 percent of them for simple possession. At a time when state and local governments are laying off police,...
  • The war on drugs violates the Constitution

    Contrary to letter writer Robert Sharpe's view, the war on drugs is more than war on people who smoke marijuana ("American's misguided war against marijuana," Jan. 1). It is a civil war on the fundamental rights to property, liberty and privacy that are...
  • Federal judge to rule by next week on dismissal of Currie charges

    A federal judge said Monday he will rule by next week whether eight bribery and extortion charges filed against state Sen. Ulysses Currie and two former executives of Shoppers Food Warehouse, which employed Currie as a consultant, will stand. Defense...
  • Harford County Police Blotter

    Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Frank Earl Jackson, 48, of the 600 block of South Stepney Road, was arrested on a bench warrant Thursday in a case in which he was charged with trespassing. Christopher John...
  • The oddities of Otakon

    The oddities of Otakon
    A man in black wields an enormous hollow cross packed with phony handguns while checking out Barnes & Noble's graphic-novel racks. A futuristic Marie Antoinette, in a regal gown with bared cleavage and midriff, balances a huge rectangular headpiece with...
  • A trap for small businesses

    A trap for small businesses
    Laws are like fine nets, catching the common fish even as the biggest push their way through. Or so you might think on learning of how federal prosecutors keep nabbing small and medium-size businesspeople who violate an obscure law relating to bank...