| Aug 1, 2011
| 7:17 PM
The Boonsboro town council’s idea to let people raise chickens on their properties was met with opposition Monday night by a group of town residents who said it would result in filthy, stinking conditions.
Some of the people speaking in...
| Jan 13, 2009
Indicted Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon's first court hearing is scheduled for three weeks from today, but attorneys have already begun dissecting the case against her, with some outlining bountiful defense options that could prove effective in a largely...
| Nov 8, 2009
It was a day packed with official events for Mayor Sheila Dixon: approving millions of dollars in contracts at a Board of Estimates meeting, holding a news conference to urge parents to vaccinate their children against swine flu, pushing health care...
| Nov 12, 2009
Revelations that a third city developer might have donated gift cards to Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon are more likely to cause political damage than legal harm, observers said.
Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney will consider arguments today by Dixon's...
| Nov 13, 2009
Mayor Sheila Dixon's lead attorney told jurors in her criminal theft case Thursday that Dixon spent gift cards donated by city developers for one simple reason: She thought they were meant as gifts for her.
That line of defense is likely to turn the...
| Dec 1, 2009
A note from the jury on Monday in Mayor Sheila Dixon's criminal trial offered a subtle but tantalizing hint that the case could be headed for a split decision, an outcome that legal analysts say is available, if procedurally perilous.
A note from the...
| Dec 2, 2009
Sheila Dixon will likely remain Baltimore's mayor until she is sentenced - which could be months from now - or steps down, according to city and state lawyers. But even that is open to legal interpretation.
It's one of the many questions raised Tuesday...
| Dec 5, 2009
A juror who helped to convict Mayor Sheila Dixon of embezzlement participated in a public event with Dixon and a key prosecution witness three years ago, receiving a $324 prize in a sweepstakes sponsored by a city agency. The prior contact, which was...
| Dec 5, 2009
Mayor Sheila Dixon's attorneys signaled Friday that they plan to ask for a new trial in her gift card misappropriation case, while the state prosecutor said he would not "at this time" retry the one count that hung the jury this week.
In a filing hand-...
| Jun 8, 2009
David Gray is now the proud owner of a Jeep Liberty. It's a car he wasn't really in the market for until learning dealerships being shut down by Chrysler are offering deep discounts.
The new car owner says, "The best deals we hear are the last minute....
| Jul 30, 2009
| 8:58 AM
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Henry Allingham understood the cost of war in his heart, his guts and his bones — and made it his mission to share that knowledge.
It seems he succeeded.
Politicians, military chiefs, a large extended family and...