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In the Newtown massacre, as in all such tragic events in a free and open society, both the news and social media went all-out to provide the fullest coverage of what happened and why. The latter is not yet fully known. In too many instances, though, the...
School gets an F John Cherwa Los Angeles Times Perhaps the saddest part of the Manti Te'o Internet fraud story is the total lack of leadership shown by the once hallowed institution of Notre Dame. While a forensic examination of Te'o's statements...
The U.S. Coast Guard asked for the public's help Wednesday identifying a "hoax caller" who made six fake distress calls between May 1 and June 1. Each time, a male voice originating out of the Middle River area of Baltimore County has called out,...
Harford County sheriff's deputies and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Ernest Baron Mack II, 26, who has addresses in the 600 block of Rogers Street and 800 block of Lafayette Street in Havre de Grace, was arrested Tuesday on a bench warrant in...
Lucy C. Acton, a former Evening Sun feature writer who later was editor of Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, formerly Maryland Horse Magazine, died June 7 of cancer of the appendix at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Timonium resident was 63. "She was a...
Sun StaffWhen recent reports in The Sun and other publications revealed that former Army bioweapons scientist Dr. Steven J. Hatfill had claimed a Ph.D. he had not received, he offered an explanation. He had completed the work for the degree at Rhodes University...
Tags: Anthrax, U.S. Army, South Africa, Biology, FBI
Sun StaffST. JOHN'S, Antigua - Authorities here launched an investigation yesterday into the activities of the two suspects in the sniper shootings while they lived here and whether a prolific passport-forgery business financed their odyssey across America to...
Tags: Maryland, Radio Industry, Society, Lee Allen, Ceremonies
Special to the TribuneA woman who authorities say posed as a licensed drug councilor in Glencoe will be sentenced in June on charges that she committed forgery when she deposited insurance company checks to her bank account, even though the checks were made out to the father...
Tags: Punishment, Glencoe, Banking, Trials, Prosecution
St. Cloud Times, Minn.Sentences handed down in Sherburne County: October Jason William Underwood, 40; felon convicted of crime of violence -- firearm violation; sentenced to 60 months in prison, stayed 15 years on conditions including a chemical dependency evaluation and...
China Daily, Beijing / Asia News NetworkGUANGZHOU/CHONGQING (China Daily/ANN) -- Several flights from Chongqing and Guangzhou were forced to land or delayed on Friday after telephone threats were received, airport authorities said. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport was told by police...
Bangor Daily News, MaineA Waldo County grand jury indicted 51 people this week on charges that included sexual assaults against children, robbery, drug violations and motor vehicle offenses. Indicted were the following people: Bryan C. Gower Jr., 21, Canaan; Daniel L. Green...
Tags: Assault, Theft, Weaponry, Criminals, Domestic Violence
The Columbus DispatchA Mississippi woman has been indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on a charge of using a hoax weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said Gloria Powers, 60, of Natchez, sent an envelope to The Dispatch in June 2011 that contained...
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