Capital Gazette wins special Pulitzer Prize citation for coverage of newsroom shooting that killed five



Court halts Evans execution

Maryland's highest court stepped in to halt the scheduled execution of convicted killer Vernon Lee Evans Jr., and agreed to hear his challenge to the lethal injection procedure and his claim that race played a role in his case.

Steele apologizes for remarks

In a quick move to stanch criticism of his remarks likening embryonic stem cell research to Nazi medical testing, Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele apologized, saying his comments to Baltimore Jewish leaders do not reflect what is in his heart.

Ethics board will investigate Dixon

Baltimore's Board of Ethics will investigate City Council President Sheila Dixon's involvement in several official meetings that appear to have benefited the firm that employs her sister.

Boscov's to expand in Baltimore area

Boscov's, a family-owned department store chain based in Reading, Pa., will move into anchor spots at three Baltimore-area malls. The vacancies result from the closure later this year of Hecht's. Boscov's is buying locations at White Marsh and Owings Mills malls in Baltimore County and at Marley Station in Anne Arundel County.

Ex-priest sentenced for sexual abuse

Jerome F. Toohey Jr., 59, a former Roman Catholic priest and chaplain at Calvert Hall College High School, was sentenced to 18 months in jail for sexually abusing a teenager who came to him as a high school sophomore in 1987 for counseling.

UMBC student is charged in killing

In a case that highlights the potential dangers of popular Internet sites as a way for young people to meet, a biochemistry major at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County was charged with beating a woman to death while on a date arranged through a Web site.

Lawsuit targets Wal-Mart law

A retail trade group filed a suit asking that the Maryland law requiring Wal-Mart to pay more for employee health care be struck down.

UM regents toughen discipline

The University of Maryland regents made it easier to discipline students involved in post-game disturbances. They closed a loophole in a previous policy.

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