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  • Tear down the barricade to see Toby's 'Les Miserables'

    Tear down the barricade to see Toby's 'Les Miserables'
    The storming of a barricade is the dramatic highlight of the Broadway musical "Les Miserables." There's likely to be a storming of the box office at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia, whose exciting production qualifies as one of its best shows in...
  • Minimal reform on mandatory sentencing

    Minimal reform on mandatory sentencing
    Attorney General Eric H. Holder's plan to reduce overcrowding in federal prisons by instructing federal prosecutors to stop invoking mandatory minimum sentences against low-level, nonviolent drug offenders was a welcome, if overdue, announcement. The...
  • Holder's empty words on prisoners

    Holder's empty words on prisoners
    So U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. is going to let out elderly prisoners who were supposed to be serving life sentences for capital crimes such as murder ("U.S. plans drugs shift," Aug. 12). I guess we were snookered again when we traded capital...
  • Ending mandatory minimums won't solve anything when it comes to drugs

    Ending mandatory minimums won't solve anything when it comes to drugs
    Many of us have been saying for years that we are not going to arrest our way out of our nation's drug problem, so I totally support the change of philosophy and policy about sentencing certain drug offenders ("Minimal reform on mandatory sentencing,"...
  • Del. Dwyer charged with driving under the influence

    Del. Dwyer charged with driving under the influence
    State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called for Del. Don Dwyer Jr. to reassess his personal and political lives after the three-term Republican was charged with drunken driving Tuesday — months after pleading guilty to operating a boat while...
  • Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed

    Maryland prison official reassigned after guard is stabbed
    The security chief at a maximum-security prison in Western Maryland was removed from the job after senior-level staff failed to notify a guard of threats against him before he was stabbed by an inmate. The move followed Friday's announcement that a top...
  • Virginia man caught at airport customs on Maryland arson charges

    Virginia man caught at airport customs on Maryland arson charges
    A 24-year-old Virginia man who fled the country earlier this year after being charged with arson in Maryland was arrested on Tuesday at Washington Dulles International Airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Jose Mejia Pineda had an...
  • Bernstein attracts second challenger in State's Attorney race

    Bernstein attracts second challenger in State's Attorney race
    Defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon Sr. plans to run to become Baltimore's top prosecutor, and will use a streamed video Wednesday and press conference next week to kick off his bid. Incumbent Gregg L. Bernstein has already announced that he intends to...
  • Heroin dealer gets mandatory term of life without parole

    Heroin dealer gets mandatory term of life without parole
    A federal judge reluctantly handed down what she called an "extremely severe and harsh" life sentence without parole Tuesday to a 47-year-old heroin dealer convicted of trafficking the drug from New York to Baltimore. District Judge Catherine C. Blake...
  • Former Archbishop Curley teacher sentenced on child pornography possession charges

    Former Archbishop Curley teacher sentenced on child pornography possession charges
    A former teacher at Baltimore's Archbishop Curley High School was sentenced this week in Connecticut to serve five years in prison and 20 years' probation on charges of possession of child pornography, obscenity and three counts of risk of injury to a...
  • Hagerstown inmate tests positive for Legionnaires' disease

    Hagerstown inmate tests positive for Legionnaires' disease
    An inmate at a Western Maryland state prison tested positive for the bacterium that causes Legionnaires' disease, prompting an investigation of the facility's water and air-conditioning systems, corrections officials said Friday. The inmate, a man in his...
  • American runner criticizes Russia's anti-gay law after winning medal in Moscow

    American runner criticizes Russia's anti-gay law after winning medal in Moscow
    After Nick Symmonds won a silver medal at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow, the American distance runner became the first foreign athlete to openly condemn Russia's anti-gay law on Russian soil. And so far, for what it's worth, he hasn't been...