| Jul 29, 2011
| 6:29 PM
As an employee in the video game department at Best Buy, Columbia's Randi Penenburgh has played plenty of sports games on the Nintendo Wii and similar systems. But unlike most video game players, Penenburgh has done much more than just compete in a...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 3:35 AM
The purloined gift cards. The fur coats. The bicycling tours of the city with staffers. And, of course, the famous shoe incident.
Former mayor Sheila Dixon's tenure in City Hall is ripe with material for comedians. On Thursday, seven comics and local...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report:
Kayla Danielle Gray, 18, of the 3400 block of Churchville Road, was charged Friday with possession of marijuana.
Charles Augustus Foley, 49, of the 3800 block of W. Chapel...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 9:23 AM
Retailers sell sizzle, not steak. That fact has become so commonplace in the retail community, from used car lots to grocery stores to front yard lemonade stands, that it's more shocking to find a product rounded to $5 than one marked $4.99.
| Nov 13, 2009
It's just one of the giant white binders that Mayor Sheila Dixon's lawyers keep at hand on the defense table, their way of organizing documents for her trial, but it's apparently the most important one.
"DIXON LIPSCOMB RELATIONSHIP," the cover says in...
| Nov 13, 2009
Mayor Sheila Dixon's lead attorney told jurors in her criminal theft case Thursday that Dixon spent gift cards donated by city developers for one simple reason: She thought they were meant as gifts for her.
That line of defense is likely to turn the...
| Nov 18, 2009
| 8:00 AM
When he instructs the jurors in the Dixon case, Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney will likely tell them not to construe or infer anything from the defendant's silence. Mayor Sheila Dixon did not testify in her own defense against charges that she's a thief....
| Nov 19, 2009
When he instructs the jurors in the Dixon theft case, Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney will tell them not to infer anything from the defendant's silence during trial - and they certainly should not interpret it as a sign of guilt. The judge will do this,...
| Nov 19, 2009
Jurors are set to hear closing arguments today in the criminal theft trial of Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon - without ever having heard from Dixon herself.
The panel of nine women and three men will then begin deliberating the case against the mayor,...
| Nov 20, 2009
Twelve Baltimore residents are now deciding the fate of Mayor Sheila Dixon, who stands accused of five criminal charges involving theft or embezzlement of gift cards. The jurors deliberated for about four hours Thursday, sending the judge several...
| Nov 23, 2009
| 3:30 PM
Of course, there are bigger issues, and bigger offenses against society, than the alleged theft of gift cards by the mayor of Baltimore. Monday morning, you could walk across North Calvert Street, from Courthouse East to the Mitchell Courthouse, and...
| Nov 24, 2009
Jurors in Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's theft and embezzlement trial are heading into a fourth day of deliberations today but reported Monday that they were making "progress."
A note delivered about 4:30 p.m. Monday from the jury forewoman asked Judge...