| Jan 7, 2010
Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon resigned Wednesday, part of a plea deal that brings a years-long corruption investigation to a close and ends the tenure of the city's first female mayor.
Dixon, 56, will leave office Feb. 4, the day she is sentenced both for...
| Jan 7, 2010
What's the difference between a criminal conviction and "probation before judgment"?
For Mayor Sheila Dixon, it's hundreds of thousands of dollars in retirement money - one of the biggest things at stake in her legal troubles. By technically avoiding...
| Jan 9, 2010
With her annual pension secured by a plea agreement and a promise to leave office, Mayor Sheila Dixon can soon enjoy one of the most lucrative retirement benefits of any public employee in Maryland.
Her $83,000 annual pension, based on 22 years in...
| Jan 10, 2010
Sheila Dixon made history - the first woman elected mayor of Baltimore, and apparently the nation's first female big-city mayor to resign over criminal charges. Her trial took place in the courthouse where, in 1973, a vice president of the United States...
| Jan 12, 2010
Baltimore's mayor-to-be Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake vowed Monday to re-examine the city's pension plan for elected leaders in the wake of outrage over Mayor Sheila Dixon's $83,000-a-year benefit and to strengthen ethics laws governing city officials....
| Jan 13, 2010
About 30 people shook signs and chanted in front of City Hall Tuesday afternoon to protest the $83,000 annual pension Mayor Sheila Dixon will receive after resigning from office as part of a plea deal.
"It's an abomination," said Sylvia Harris, the...
| Feb 4, 2010
On the first day of kindergarten at Grace and St. Peter's School, a quiet girl was sitting alone, a new student in a room of boisterous children. • Stephanie Rawlings marched up, introduced herself and took charge: "You're going to play with us...
| Feb 18, 2010
The Maryland Senate adopted a measure Wednesday to strip state lawmakers of retirement pay if they are convicted of crimes related to their public duties, an issue that came to their attention after former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon kept her $83,000-a-...
| Feb 25, 2010
Three weeks after resigning as mayor in a cloud of scandal, Sheila Dixon was back in the spotlight Wednesday night.
Speaking at a panel discussion sponsored by the Investigative Voice Web site, Dixon promoted some of her pet causes - gun control, the...
| Mar 14, 2010
The fastest-growing segment of the population these days: centenarians.
That might be a testament to medical advances, but it doesn't bode well for a nation of notoriously poor savers.
This has many financial experts and policymakers worried about how...
| Jun 27, 2010
| 7:27 AM
The 32-year-old woman was walking through a midtown alley last January when a man pressed a gun to her shoulder and told her, "Don't scream."
At the hospital, where she was treated for vaginal bleeding, the woman recounted being raped at gunpoint, in a...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 2:01 PM
The job of leading Baltimore County government is not unlike running a major corporation. The sprawling county employs 25,000 and has an annual budget of $2.5 billion that would rank it in among the 800 biggest companies in the U.S., as well as a...