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  • O'Malley unveils $39 billion budget with no new taxes

    Gov. Martin O'Malley proposed a $39 billion state budget Wednesday that puts more money toward education, prisons and the environment, but calls for no new fees or taxes. "This budget should be an articulation of who we are and what's important to us,"...
  • 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,"...
  • Notoriously violent Maryland House of Correction comes down

    Notoriously violent Maryland House of Correction comes down
    The long arm of a crane towered above the old brick structure, a wrecking ball dangling below from a cable. A crowd of about 100 looked on, counting down. A machinery operator pulled a lever and the ball fell with a crash, signaling the end of a long,...
  • Hospital worker pleads guilty in hepatitis case

    Hospital worker pleads guilty in hepatitis case
    A former hospital technician in Maryland, New Hampshire and other states who caused patients as old as 80 to become infected with hepatitis pleaded guilty to leaving dirty syringes for hospitals to use after injecting himself with stolen painkillers. The...
  • 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...