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  • Guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into city jail for gang

    Guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into city jail for gang
    Charged with policing inmates in the Baltimore City Detention Center, correctional officer Jennifer Owens admitted to doing the opposite Tuesday. Owens, who worked as a correctional officer in the Baltimore jail from 2007 to 2013, pleaded guilty to a...
  • Harford estimates board approves BGE work related to new 911 Center

    Members of the Harford County Board of Estimates have approved a $84,487 contract with Baltimore Gas & Electric to cover the county's portion of the costs of building electric infrastructure for the new 911 Center being built north of Bel Air. The...
  • Use technology to prevent cellphone-related crashes

     Use technology to prevent cellphone-related crashes
    The front-page article by Pamela Wood about the prosecution of a young girl whose alleged texting while driving caused a fatal accident highlights a major failure by our elected leaders ("Crash fatality case could be Arundel first," Oct. 14). The...
  • Under Maynard, prisons have crises, but fewer repeat offenders

    Any other week, the guilty pleas of Black Guerrilla Family Man Tavon White might have convinced Maryland's public safety secretary, Gary Maynard, that things were finally getting back to normal in his world. White, the BGF leader who once ruled the...
  • Gansler under fire for comments about Brown, caught on tape

    Gansler under fire for comments about Brown, caught on tape
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler came under fire Tuesday for comments that his top rival in the Democratic primary for governor is running on little besides his African-American heritage. Gansler told a group of potential volunteers that Lt....
  • Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak case to plead guilty

    Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak case to plead guilty
    The man who allegedly caused last year's hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital is scheduled to plead guilty to multiple federal charges on Wednesday and will serve between 30 to 40 years in prison. According to a plea agreement filed on Monday at U.S....
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
  • Defense raises questions about Manning's mental health

    Defense raises questions about Manning's mental health
    Pfc. Bradley E. Manning's attorney raised questions about the former Army analyst's mental health and whether his superiors adequately probed his fitness to serve in Iraq as the defense opened its case in the sentencing portion of his trial Monday....
  • 'True Blood' recap, 'Life Matters'

    'True Blood' recap, 'Life Matters'
    Excepting the opening scene, "Life Matters" consisted of exactly two plot lines: The resolution of Billith's vision of the vampires meeting the sun and the vampires' subsequent takeover of vamp camp, and Terry Bellefleur's funeral. This pared-down...
  • Holder saying what Baltimore judge has said for years

    Holder saying what Baltimore judge has said for years
    Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement — that low-level drug offenders with no history of violence and no ties to gangs will no longer face severe, mandatory federal prison sentences — is the first step in returning sanity and integrity...
  • Arundel texting crash highlights concerns with manslaughter law

    Arundel texting crash highlights concerns with manslaughter law
    One witness attests in police reports to seeing Elizabeth Meyers texting on her phone as she pulled into traffic on Route 3 in Gambrills. Cellphone records, according to authorities, show a phone call and three text messages between Meyers and her...
  • Helping former inmates re-enter society

     Helping former inmates re-enter society
    The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has shown leadership and courage in its commitment to supporting positive transitions for individuals re-entering the Baltimore City community from incarceration ("Closing prison's...