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  • 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...
  • A tablet in every cell: Gansler's conversation starter

    A tablet in every cell: Gansler's conversation starter
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler raised quite a few eyebrows recently when he suggested that inmates in the state's prisons be given tablet computers to help them further their educations, search for job opportunities online and keep in touch with...
  • Inmate stabbed at prison near Hagerstown

     Inmate stabbed at prison near Hagerstown
    A prison inmate is being treated for stab wounds he suffered during a fight among three prisoners at the medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown on Monday night, a spokesman for the prison system said. Mark Vernarelli said...
  • Severna Park man's case one of first to follow Holder's recommendations

    Severna Park man's case one of first to follow Holder's recommendations
    A Severna Park man accused of running drugs from Atlanta to Northern Virginia pleaded guilty Tuesday to a cocaine conspiracy charge that did not specify the quantity he sold — marking one of the first cases in the Washington area in which...
  • Sound sentence for Manning

     Sound sentence for Manning
    Col. Denise R. Lind, the Army judge who sentenced Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison today after finding him guilty of turning hundreds of thousands of classified documents over to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks, clearly did not buy prosecutors'...
  • Five more convicted in Baltimore killings are set free

    Five more convicted in Baltimore killings are set free
    Five men found guilty of murder walked free Thursday from a Baltimore court after a series of emotional hearings that saw a man break down on the witness stand as he urged a judge not to release a prisoner convicted decades ago in the killing of his...
  • Police involved shooting Saturday was fourth in Harford since October

    Police involved shooting Saturday was fourth in Harford since October
    Saturday's fatal police involved shooting north of Bel Air was the fourth such incident in Harford County dating back to October in which a law enforcement officer discharged a firearm. Seth Beckman, 19, of Bel Air, Beckman was shot by a Harford...
  • Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be

    Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be
    Life hasn't been easy for KeSean Ellis, a 12-year-old whose mother has been in and out of prison for the past seven years. With his mother currently in prison and a father who was killed two years ago, KeSean might have ended up in foster care if his...
  • A minimum of reform

    A minimum of reform
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the United States' practice of locking up so many of its citizens has to stop. News outlets almost uniformly reported that Mr. Holder was drastically limiting the application of mandatory minimum...
  • Inmate found incompetent for trial in guard's death

    Inmate found incompetent for trial in guard's death
    A convicted murderer accused of killing a state prison guard in Jessup seven years ago has, for a second time, been found mentally incompetent to stand trial after a hearing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Doctors for the state who evaluated Lamarr...
  • Brave new world taking shape on Colonial Players' stage

    Brave new world taking shape on Colonial Players' stage
    As Colonial Players Inc. opens its 65th season, the all-volunteer Annapolis-based theater group is planning a season that celebrates the past and seems to foretell a bright future. The Players' humble beginning was launched when a group of Annapolitans,...
  • Police make arrest in connection with officer's killing in raid

    Police make arrest in connection with officer's killing in raid
    Baltimore County Officer Jason Schneider was trying to subdue a teen attempting to flee when a man came up behind him and opened fire during a predawn Catonsville raid, according to court documents filed Thursday. As he collapsed with fatal injuries,...