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  • City prosecutors lose three trials with accused rapist on stand

    City prosecutors lose three trials with accused rapist on stand
    Nelson Bernard Clifford has been tried in three separate rape cases in recent years. Each time, he was linked through DNA to the scene and his accuser said she had been bound, blindfolded and attacked. And each time, the 35-year-old was acquitted...
  • Use of mandatory minimum sentences unusual in Maryland

    Use of mandatory minimum sentences unusual in Maryland
    A middle-aged heroin dealer received a mandatory life sentence last week in a federal drug-trafficking case, an outcome his lawyer said was particularly unfair because U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had announced changes in the use of the stiff...
  • Columbia teen pleads guilty in assault of taxi driver

    A third member of a group of teenagers charged in connection with the assault of a Columbia taxi driver pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit robbery before Howard County Circuit Court Judge Richard Bernhardt. Chilly Ofosusafori, 17,...
  • Bayhawks acquire Mundorf, deal Grant, Simon

    Bayhawks acquire Mundorf, deal Grant, Simon
    Lacrosse Bayhawks acquire Mundorf, deal Grant, Simon The Chesapeake Bayhawks acquired attackman Brendan Mundorf (UMBC, Mount St. Joseph) from the Denver Outlaws for attackman John Grant Jr. and defenseman Michael Simon (Stevenson, Fallston) and the...
  • NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign

    NAACP President Benjamin Jealous to resign
    Credited with reenergizing and modernizing the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, NAACP president Benjamin Jealous announced Sunday he will step down from his position at the end of the year. In a statement, Jealous said he wanted to...
  • Not your grandmother's NAACP

    Not your grandmother's NAACP
    When Benjamin Jealous, at 35, became the youngest person ever to lead the NAACP in 2008, he took over an institution with a venerable name but whose greatest triumphs appeared to lie in the past. Mr. Jealous, who announced last week that he will step down...
  • 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...
  • Ravens' Gino Gradkowski to appeal $7,800 fine for unnecessary roughness, source says

    Ravens' Gino Gradkowski to appeal $7,800 fine for unnecessary roughness, source says
    Ravens starting center Gino Gradkowski has been fined $7,800 by the NFL league office for unnecessary roughness, according to a league source. Gradkowski was penalized in the third quarter of the Ravens' 49-27 loss Thursday night to the Denver Broncos...
  • Annapolis police kill man after woman is fatally stabbed in domestic incident

    Annapolis police kill man after woman is fatally stabbed in domestic incident
    "He sends me text messages saying he is going to kill me," Ronnesha Simms wrote in a police document last summer of her ex-boyfriend, William Ranaldo Brown Jr. "I'm afraid for my life." Little more than a year later, Brown took Simms' life early...
  • Baltimore liquor board is 'changing everything,' chairman says

    Baltimore liquor board is 'changing everything,' chairman says
    Baltimore's liquor board is reforming the way it does business — cutting staff, adding supervision and imposing new work rules — after a state audit revealed a lax work ethic and spotty enforcement, its chairman told lawmakers Tuesday. "We'...
  • Ravens' Jimmy Smith fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness, plans to appeal

    Ravens' Jimmy Smith fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness, plans to appeal
    Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith was fined $7,875 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness, a punishment stemming from a penalty during the 49-27 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 1. Smith said he'll appeal the fine, the same amount that Ravens center Gino...
  • Fourth teen pleads guilty in assault on Columbia cab driver

    Fourth teen pleads guilty in assault on Columbia cab driver
    The fourth Columbia teen charged with the assault and attempted armed robbery of a Columbia cab driver in March pleaded guilty in Howard County Circuit Court this week. Woody Rousseau, 17, of the 6500 block of Pennacock Court, plead guilty to a...