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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...
  • A Harford sheriff takes one last walk through his condemned jail

    A Harford sheriff takes one last walk through his condemned jail
    It was 32 years ago when Sheriff William J. Kunkel said farewell to the Sheriff's Office. His stellar supervision had reached its natural conclusion, and he had been appointed chairman of the Maryland Parole Commission, where he served four years of a...
  • Closing prison's revolving door

    Closing prison's revolving door
    During the last decade, the percentage of people released from Maryland's prisons who re-offend within three years has dropped by more than 11 points — and by 3 points in just the last year. Considering the cost to society of the revolving door...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects

    Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects
    Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives. The breadth...
  • 5 plead guilty in Black Guerrilla Family jail smuggling ring

    5 plead guilty in Black Guerrilla Family jail smuggling ring
    Five people pleaded guilty this week to their roles in a drug smuggling scheme orchestrated by the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore jail. Inmates Jermaine McFadden, 24, and Kenneth Parham, 23; corrections officer Katrina LaPrade, 31;...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Growing number of Moorish Americans try to evade prosecution

    Growing number of Moorish Americans try to evade prosecution
    Shackled in a Baltimore courtroom and facing a 110-year sentence for murder and arson, Terrence Rollins-Bey stood defiant — talking over the judge and prosecutor in a series of outbursts. "With respect to your honor, I object to everything you'...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 304: 'Killer Within'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 304: 'Killer Within'
    Well, if you didn't have thick, hot tears streaming down your swollen cheeks by the end of Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead, check your pulse, because you might be a heartless zombie yourself! Or you might just be too tough and cool to cry, like...
  • 'Homeland' Season 2, Episode 8 recap

    'Homeland' Season 2, Episode 8 recap
    Do you remember the term "stress position?" It was part of the debate over the limits of interrogation in the war on terror. One such practice, apparently used by the KGB, leaves a prisoner forced to stand with no relief for up to a day. It's awful....
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 306: 'Hounded'

    'The Walking Dead' recap, episode 306: 'Hounded'
    OK The Walking Dead, I see you, doing your thing. This Sunday night's episode was by no means earth shattering, but in keeping with the style of season three, there was plenty to satisfy us fans and keep us coming back next week: humans were killed...