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  • Elected officials discuss upcoming General Assembly, county and community health

    Elected officials discuss upcoming General Assembly, county and community health
    There was a slight hint of sadness in the air at last week's annual legislative luncheon hosted by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce. Of the seven elected officials who spoke at the event, two will retire after the 2014 General Assembly and...
  • John H. Brown

    John H. Brown
    John H. Brown, who headed the Baltimore Police Department's mounted patrol for more than a decade and later became Carroll County sheriff, died Jan. 11 of heart failure at his Uniontown home. He was 85. "He was fair, a gentleman, as were his deputies,"...
  • Inmates stabbed at Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup

    Inmates stabbed at Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup
    As many as three inmates were stabbed in a general population housing unit at the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup Thursday night, according to the state Department of Corrections. Two inmates were taken to an area hospital with non-life-...
  • Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement

    Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement
    An undocumented immigrant arrested in Prince George's County will spend 48 extra hours in jail at the request of immigration agents — regardless of the charge or the person's past criminal record. But the standard is different just across the line...
  • Richardson family home to be sold at auction

    Richardson family home to be sold at auction
    The Bel Air home where a teenage boy shot and killed his father two years ago, after years of alleged abuse by the father, is to be sold at auction next week. The auction is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the former home of the Richardson...
  • Parkville woman sentenced for role in child pornography

    Parkville woman sentenced for role in child pornography
    A Parkville woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to produce child pornography involving a 15-year-old girl. In addition to the jail time, Margaret Ellen Jones, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar to 15...
  • Second jail break try is foiled [History Matters]

    Toe-ing the line Uncovering history means research, but for this particular column it also involves a big toe. Past copies of county newspapers, from which information for this column are taken, are stored on hundreds of rolls of microfilm neatly...
  • Woman charged with killing grandson mistakenly released from jail, surrenders

    Woman charged with killing grandson mistakenly released from jail, surrenders
    A woman charged last month with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring another grandchild by rubbing methadone on their gums was mistakenly released from the Baltimore jail last week. Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Baltimore State's Attorney's...
  • Looking back to when Laurel welcomed home first Southeast Asia POW

    Looking back to when Laurel welcomed home first Southeast Asia POW
    The specially modified, intelligence-gathering C-47 plane lifted off from Vientiane, the capital of Laos, March 23, 1961, and headed north toward Xieng Khouangville, a Communist-held area. The experienced Air Force crew was accompanied by Army Maj....
  • Judge hears plea to reinstate Arundel councilman ousted after tax charges

    Judge hears plea to reinstate Arundel councilman ousted after tax charges
    The attorney for ousted Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl D. Jones said Monday her client made a mistake in failing to file tax returns for several years, but she said that after serving his time, Jones is "fit to be a lawyer and he is fit to be a...
  • Sonja Sohn: Maryland needs a fundamental approach to criminal justice reform

    Sonja Sohn: Maryland needs a fundamental approach to criminal justice reform
    In a summer filled with stories of jailhouse corruption and deadly violence afflicting our city, many of us in the advocacy community are asking which candidate for governor will show the strongest commitment to meaningful criminal and juvenile justice...
  • Port Deposit man gets 12 years for possessing child porn

    A 31-year-old Port Deposit man was sentenced last week to 12 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Michael Dean Ragan Jr.'s prison term will be followed by 35 years of supervised release and he will be required to register as a sex...