Baltimore Ravens: Ozzie Newsome is the patriarch of one of the NFL's most bountiful coaching trees, an impressive and expanding group of former Ravens assistants now having success as head coaches elsewhere.
A leading government watchdog organization called on the Maryland Senate to censure Sen. Ulysses B. Currie, the once-powerful budget committee chief who was acquitted of political corruption charges this week.
The campaign treasurer for mayoral candidate Michael Sarich filed a complaint with the Maryland Attorney General after Laurel city residents received a four-page letter in the mail from an unnamed group, painting a negative picture of Sarich's work on the City Council and his personal finances.
Politicians in other states might be reluctant to stand up for an official accused of corruption, but in Maryland, leading elected officials have testified as character witnesses for state Sen. Ulysses Currie, who is charged with bribery.
The campaign trail is getting a bit heated as Laurel's Nov. 1 Election Day draws near, with some city officials and mayoral and at-large candidates charging each other of resorting to intimidation tactics to win votes.
Right or wrong, Lisa Simeone has landed NPR back in the culture-wars battlefield. Her role in October 2011 — one of the groups camped in the nation's capital as part of the Occupy movement — could also spell an end to her presence on public radio after decades on the air.
NPR show host Lisa Simeone Thursday confirmed a report published here and elsewhere that she was fired Wednesday by the public radio series "Soundprint." The firing came as a result of what "Soundprint' executives saw an an ethical violation by Simeone for her work as a spokeswoman with October 2011, one of the groups involved in the Occupy D.C. movement.
State Sen. Ulysses Currie's public corruption trial now hinges on whether jurors believe that he was too dumb to engage in a bribery and extortion scheme. Whatever the case, it doesn't speak well for the General Assembly.
The County Council unanimously approved Monday, Oct. 3 the administration's $600,000 funding request for a Clarksville traffic study with amendments that broaden the study area and preclude the county from placing reservations on nearby business owners' property.
The resolution, which had been tabled since April, authorizes the county to release a small portion of property in West Friendship belonging to Trent Kittleman, the Republican nominee for county executive last year and widow of former state Sen. Robert Kittleman, from its Agricultural Land Preservation Easement so T-Mobile can install a 150-foot cell phone tower on it.