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  • Armistead Gardens Outlaws Pit Bull Mixes

    The Aug. 23 letter to residents of Armistead Gardens was unequivocal: Get rid of your pit bulls and pit bull mixes immediately or "the board may take legal action, including termination." Pit bull-rights activists had been predicting letters like this...
  • Maryland liquor stores suspected of supplying New York booze smugglers

    For nearly two generations, court records show law enforcers have had evidence of large-scale illegal smuggling of Maryland-taxed booze to New York, where alcohol taxes are much higher. Only recently, though, have the revenue collectors taken to...
  • Arizona machine-gun probe prompts dispute over seized Maryland gun collection

    It’s been nearly seven years since 58-year-old auto mechanic and gun collector David Bord made a purchase that has caused him no end of grief: a Hatton Industries machine gun, which he got at the Armory, a gun store near Annapolis, in exchange for...
  • West Africa looms large in Baltimore heroin-trafficking cases

    Last April, thousands of miles from Baltimore in the West African country of Ghana, a man known as “Wagba” got on the phone and mediated a Baltimore heroin-dealing dispute. Nana Boateng, who supplied Baltimore dealers with heroin shipped...
  • Deal ends 30-year-old child molestation case

    Douglas Lester Sexton reminds Circuit Court Judge Pamela White that he owned businesses. Wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt, he talks about his coal-miner father, about joining the army at age 17 to support his family. Until now, he has “never...
  • Potrepreneurs' High-Flying Operation Faces a Pricey Reckoning

    The Lancair IV-P airplane is a sleek four-seater, capable of flying 330 miles per hour and more than 1,500 miles on a tank of gas. The one that was seized in June 2009 from Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport, near Denver, had been purchased the...
  • Cooperator sentenced in Dragon's Den bath salts case

    When two customers purchased about 20 grams of "Speedy" for $675 at the Dragon's Den Smoke Shop in Fells Point last December, the guy who sold it to them, Carlo D'Addario, told them that some people smoke the substance, while others snort it. Turns out,...
  • Fells Point smoke shop nabbed in bath salts sting helps in fake-pot probe

    Just-released records in Maryland's federal court show the Dragon's Den Smoke Shop in Fells Point and the Tobacco Shop in Bel Air are part of an ongoing drug investigation into the distribution of synthetic marijuana, sometimes marketed as "Spice" and...
  • The Black Guerrilla Family gang aimed to show a way out of the criminal lifestyle-until its criminal activities brought it down

    “It’s hard to promote black nationalism when you have a black man in the White House,” Thomas Bailey said on Jan. 6, 2009, weeks before Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American President of the United States. Bailey, a...
  • Arthur Franklin Kirk III is asking for $3 million in damages, back pay

    A Baltimore City Fire Department dispatcher, the 41-year-old son of a late Baltimore politician, has sued the department for discrimination and retaliation, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court on Aug. 8. The dispatcher, Arthur...
  • Charges filed in Patterson Park mortgage fraud

    Federal prosecutors have filed a criminal information charging Kenneth Koehler with conspiracy to commit wire fraud as part of an alleged mortgage fraud scheme in southeast Baltimore. An information is a statement of charges filed in lieu of an...
  • Would-be trainman faces criminal charges

    The Towson District Court's 11 a.m. traffic docket in Courtroom 6 on Sept. 7 started right on time. After the judge quickly dismissed the first two cases, he called the third and final one: a $37 ticket for an abandoned vehicle, contested by its owner,...