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  • Fiction by Meg Waite Clayton

      The Four Ms. Bradwells By Meg Waite Clayton Ballantine Books; hardcover No, The Four Ms. Bradwells isn’t a novel unwinding the juicy tales of four ladies that were married at one point to Mr. Bradwell—although the cover’s pearl...
  • The bottom of the ballot proves an odd and sometimes fascinating place

    If numbers are any indication, giving Baltimoreans a chance to vote on legislative issues—the bottom-of-the-ballot measures known as ballot questions—is just a formality. The city posed 45 questions to its residents over the course of the last...
  • So where do the city's elected officials live, again?

    Just about every election season, word circulates that this or that elected official (or candidate) does not actually live in his or her district. Most recently, City Councilwoman Belinda Conaway faced questions about the home in Randallstown—in...
  • Feds dismiss drug indictment of waterfront union worker

    Baltimore dockworker Michael Thames has dodged drug-related criminal charges before, but none as severe as the federal cocaine indictment brought against him last fall by a grand jury. On Feb. 24, U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz granted Assistant U....
  • Reptilian Records' Chris X pleads guilty, gets probation on drug charges

    On March 15, 44-year-old Christopher Neu, better known as “Chris X,” owner of Reptilian Records in Baltimore, started five years of probation during which he could face up to 60 years of incarceration if he is found to be in violation. As...
  • Armed drug dealer challenges conviction based on dirty cop's conduct

    The fallout from former Baltimore Police Detective Mark Lunsford’s 2010 conviction for theft and lying continues. On March 9, an attorney for an armed drug dealer argued in a federal court filing that her client’s 2008 guilty plea should be...
  • Baltimore residents want to dump the Environmental Control Board

    Patricia “Nemi” Trent thought she’d covered her bases. Last year, this well-preserved West Baltimore senior citizen received a citation from the city for a bag of trash found without a trash can several blocks from her house; a piece...
  • Members of Orthodox Jewish citizen-patrol group Shomrim sued for assault

    The local Jewish community patrol group Shomrim is described on the organization’s web site as the “eyes and ears” of the neighborhoods it serves. The word “shomrim” is, in fact, Hebrew for “watchers.” But a civil...
  • Sen. Robert Griffin dies at 91; Republican urged Nixon to resign

     Sen. Robert Griffin dies at 91; Republican urged Nixon to resign
    Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at 91. Griffin was defeated in 1978 but landed a new career in 1987 as a Michigan...
  • NC high court allows electronic gaming convictions to stand

    North Carolina's highest court has allowed two electronic gaming convictions to stand in a decision that authorities say will strengthen their ability to shut down illegal gambling operations. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Friday that the state...
  • Ex-US Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies

    Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 91. Griffin was defeated in 1978 but landed a new career in 1987 as a Michigan...
  • Ohio court denies judge's request for new judge in her trial

    A convicted juvenile court judge's request to remove the judge hearing the latest case against her was denied Friday by the Ohio Supreme Court. The court ruled that Hamilton County Judge Tracie Hunter hasn't shown any basis for removing Judge Patrick...