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  • Your complete guide to every ballot question, bond proposal, charter amendment, and race

    Presidential elections are civic rituals worthy of the exhortation Bob Schieffer, the moderator of the final debate between Barack Obama (D) and Mitt Romney (R), says his mom used to make: "Go vote. It makes you feel big and strong." But who should be...
  • Feds seize internet cafés' bank accounts as "sweepstakes" illegal-gambling proceeds

    On Oct. 24, when law enforcers descended on at least 11 internet cafés in the Baltimore area to seize computers that allegedly were used for illegal gambling by offering so-called "sweepstakes" games, authorities also were cracking down by emptying the...
  • 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...
  • Dragon's Den bath salt seller faces 20-year sentence

    Carlo Ernesto D'Addario, the 42-year-old Baltimore man accused in Virginia federal court of selling illegal synthetic drugs known as "bath salts" out of the Dragon's Den Smoke Shop in Fells Point ("Under Cover in the Dragon's Den," Mobtown Beat, May 30),...
  • 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...
  • Rookie transit cop arrests federal fugitive, but feds dismiss indictment

    If you’re a federal fugitive, you better not skimp on paying the Baltimore Metro Subway fare when Generia Lawson is on the job. On April 17, Lawson, a rookie Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) police officer, was in full uniform, doing routine...
  • Supporters and advocates shift tactics to improve chances of passage

    In 2008, City Councilmember Bill Henry (D-4th District) introduced a resolution urging the Baltimore City delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to show support for statewide marriage-equality legislation. The bill passed with a handful of sponsors,...
  • Two women say a Fells Point barkeep raped them for years. The judge sent him back to his bar

    Shortly after dark on Dec. 9, 2011, a man slumps against the brick wall just outside the door at JHJ Saloon on the corner of South Castle Street and Eastern Avenue on the eastern edge of Fells Point. Sporting a scraggly brown beard and a marble-sized...
  • 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...