Bid to extend minority hiring to be considered
A proposal to extend a 1986 federal order to recruit and promote more black firefighters will be considered tonight by the Annapolis City Council.
Four of the city's seven black firefighters filed a suit in 1985 alleging the department discriminated in hiring, promotions and testing. In settling the suit, the city agreed to aggressively recruit minorities and increase the percentage of black firefighters to reflect the percentage of blacks living in Annapolis.
The city agreed last year to voluntarily continue the consent decree until the percentage changes more substantially. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street.
Woman reports kidnap, beating by boyfriend
A 22-year-old Annapolis woman told police she was kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend outside a nightclub early Thursday and assaulted inside his truck.
The woman was leaving the Elks Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of the World Lodge 175 on Northwest Street at 2 a.m. when her boyfriend collared her and dragged her into his truck. Her sister was in the back seat, according to the statement she gave police.
She was driven to a Honda dealership on West Street, where the man punched her in the face and bit her, police said.
Man charged with theft for not paying meal bill
A 44-year-old man was charged with theft after he refused to pay for a meal at a Denny's restaurant in the 2000 block of West St. in Annapolis. According to the county police report, Samuel Louis Sims, of no fixed address, ate steak, eggs, a slice of pie and coffee. His bill totaled $9.98. He told police he had no money and was living in the woods.