Archive for: April 2008

April 30, 2008

Stealing from funeral donations

Filed under: News, Crime - 30 Apr 2008

Seven-year-old Steven Richards was killed in his own yard in early April. A tree branch broke and fell on his head. While struggling with the unexpected loss, someone has stolen money from the family.


As if losing a child unexpectedly …

Trial of Uma Thurman stalker from MD continues

Filed under: Crime, Celebrity News - 30 Apr 2008

The former mental patient accused of stalking Uma Thurman appeared at her front door repeatedly at odd hours, and he left her a frightening letter, according to testimony Tuesday by two of the actress’ employees.

Thurman’s housekeeper Dorota Janas testified …

Chickens come home to roost

Filed under: Anne Arundel County, Offbeat News - 30 Apr 2008

Anne Arundel County police are trying to determine who owns the 18 chickens found in a homeowner’s yard in Glen Burnie.

The woman living in the 1600 block of Lorimer Road told police last week the chickens did not belong …

Last Little Tavern closes

Filed under: Restaurants, History - 30 Apr 2008

Baltimore Sun
The last Little Tavern restaurant — part of a local chain that served bags of small burgers for more than 70 years — permanently closed this afternoon, the owner said.

The restaurants, known for their green-and-white storybook cottage buildings …

April 29, 2008

Attorney General’s report on voting irregularities

Filed under: Politics, Maryland Government - 29 Apr 2008

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler will release a report Tuesday from a task force that examined voting irregularities in 2006.

Gansler is holding a news conference in Upper Marlboro in the morning and then another one in Baltimore.

The report will …

21 for non-alcoholic beer?

Filed under: Maryland Government, Flickr, Offbeat News - 29 Apr 2008

I was picking up a few things at the local Weis last night on the way home and as I snagged two of the last remaining bottles of …

New checkpoints tested at BWI

Filed under: BWI, Travel, Terrorism, Federal Gov't - 29 Apr 2008

Baltimore Sun
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff today unveiled a new checkpoint screening system being tested at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and announced other measures to make the process of providing identification at check-in less hectic for travelers.

The $2.1 …

April 28, 2008

P.E. Teacher Arrested for Sexual Child Abuse

Filed under: Crime, Education, Towson, Baltimore County, K-12, Public Schools - 28 Apr 2008

rhodes.jpgBaltimore County Police Department news release:
School Physical Education Teacher Arrested for Sexual Child Abuse in Precinct 6/Towson
Investigators Seek Other Possible Victims

Timothy Rhodes has been arrested for child sex abuse.Baltimore County, Md. (April 28, 2008) - …

Body found in car in White Marsh

Filed under: Crime, Baltimore County, Local News - 28 Apr 2008

A body was found in a car in White Marsh.

Officials say the car was found near an apartment complex in the 4300-block of Bed Rock Circle.

Baltimore County police responded to the scene.

Virgin Mobile Festival lineup

Filed under: Baltimore City, Events, concerts, Music - 28 Apr 2008

Midnight Sun
Main Stage acts on Saturday, Aug. 9 are, in alphabetical order:

Bloc Party, Cat Power, Chuck Berry and The Silver Beats, Citizen Cope,
Duffy, Foo Fighters, Gogol Bordello, Jack Johnson, KT Tunstall, Lupe
Fiasco, The Offspring, Paramore, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sharon …

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