| Feb 14, 2012
| 11:16 AM
So maybe it was just a coincidence.
Maybe it was just a fluke.
A few short days after my last column went to press, where I discussed chasing kids who beat on the windows of businesses, I walked out to my car after work and discovered an unfortunate new...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 5:43 PM
Repair shop owner Alex Moreno said he was approached in 2008 by a Baltimore police officer with an idea to help boost sales at his fledgling Rosedale business: In exchange for a cut, officers would funnel cars to the shop.
Soon, Majestic Auto Repair...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 6:52 PM
Construction magnate and self-described "gearhead" Dale Dillon has built offices for high-speed racing teams, laid tracks for IndyCar contests in two cities and, despite having only one leg, raced open-wheeled cars competitively around the country.
| Feb 22, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Though just two Baltimore officers accused of taking kickbacks from Majestic Auto Repair are on trial this week in federal court, witnesses, prosecutors and attorneys have broadly described police behaving badly.
One of the defendants falsified police...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 6:55 AM
The full force of Sandy hasn't even hit Maryland yet, but regulators here are warning consumers against the scam artists who inevitably will pop up.
The Maryland Attorney General said that once the storm leaves the area, homeowners with damaged houses...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 2:17 PM
A fire destroyed an auto body shop in Savage Sunday night, according to a news release from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services.
Fire and rescue units responded to the shop, located in the 8100 block of Jenmar Road, around 5 p.m....
| Feb 23, 2012
| 2:31 PM
A federal jury on Thursday convicted the last of 17 Baltimore police officers charged in a broad kickback scheme, hours after another officer who had stood trial pleaded guilty.
Officer Samuel Ocasio, 36, was found guilty by the jury of conspiracy and...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Nearly two years after a towing kickback scandal rocked the Baltimore Police Department, 14 officers who were not criminally charged remain suspended with pay and unavailable to perform police functions, officials said.
Police say they must wait for...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Howard County housing director Tom Carbo can tick off plenty of reasons to live in Howard County — good schools, safe neighborhoods, relatively easy commutes to Baltimore and Washington. But when the time came for him to purchase a home for his...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Talk about two political careers going in opposite directions.
Last Sunday, I wrote about the top Sunday morning public affairs shows like "Meet the Press" falling in love with Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and booking him every chance they get.
| Aug 3, 2012
| 5:02 PM
Kelvin Manrich, the last of 15 Baltimore police officers convicted of taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks from a Rosedale auto repair shop, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison Friday, ending the prosecution phase of one of the worst scandals...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:56 AM
Ben Baker's summer doesn't include mornings of sleeping in or days of lounging on the couch playing video games or watching TV. The 17-year-old Howard High School rising senior is spending his summer as an apprentice grease monkey, working on Howard...