Archive for: August 2008

August 30, 2008

New sports talk radio station coming to Baltimore?

Filed under: Sports, Media - 30 Aug 2008

So says DCRTV:
DCRTV hears reliable rumblings that Baltimore could soon see another sports talker on the AM radio dial. In addition to WJFK-AM (1300) and WNST (1570 AM)

August 29, 2008

Guilty plea in Columbia mall stabbing

Filed under: Crime, Howard County, Columbia - 29 Aug 2008

Baltimore Sun
A Howard County man pleaded guilty yesterday to attempted second-degree murder in the stabbing of a teenager after a drug deal went sour outside a Columbia mall this year.

Bernardo Leconte, 18, of Columbia, could face 30 years in …

Drowning under investigation

Filed under: Crime, Baltimore City, Montgomery County - 29 Aug 2008

The family of a 22-year-old Montgomery County honor student, and Baltimore police want to know how he ended up dying in the waters of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

Richard Sher reports around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, Ankush Gupta, and several friends, …

Franchot warns of billion dollar deficit

Filed under: Business, Maryland Government - 29 Aug 2008
Maryland general fund revenues were $73.5 million below forecasts for fiscal year 2008, according to final numbers released by the comptroller’s office on Thursday.

Individual income taxes, the sales tax and the tobacco tax were $140 million short of expectations …

Anti-deer hunting activists propose contraceptive darts at Loch Raven

Filed under: Baltimore County - 29 Aug 2008


In just two weeks, a deer hunt will be staged around the Loch Raven Reservoir.

It’s the first time hunters have been allowed in the area, and as Jessica Kartalija reports, it’s stirring up plenty of controversy.

Some two million …

Bear attacks alpace

Filed under: Offbeat News, Frederick County - 29 Aug 2008
Officials with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources are looking for the black bear that attacked and seriously injured an alpaca at a farm in the Frederick area.

The bear has not been seen since the attack last week at …

College Football Preview

Filed under: Sports, College Football - 29 Aug 2008

This weekend’s local college football schedule
Bowie State at Cheyney, 1:00 EDT
Towson at Navy, 3:30 EDT
Delaware at Maryland, 3:45 EDT, ESPNU

Phelps to be presenter at VMAs

Filed under: Celebrity News, Michael Phelps - 29 Aug 2008

He does comedy, writes books, and mixes it up with the hottest stars in music and Hollywood. With all this, who needs swimming?

Certainly not Michael Phelps — not anymore, at least. But as a presenter at the 2008 Video …

Republicans for Kratovil

Filed under: Crime, Government, 2008 Campaign, Eastern Shore - 29 Aug 2008

Baltimore Sun
Frank Kratovil Jr., a Democratic congressional candidate in Maryland’s Republican-leaning 1st District, announced yesterday endorsements from two GOP county officials. Roy Crow, president of the Kent County Board of Commissioners, and Jack Cole, president of the Caroline County …

Dixon grand jury to expire; new one to be impaneled

Filed under: Politics, Government, Baltimore City - 29 Aug 2008

Baltimore Examiner
The term of a grand jury hearing testimony in an investigation of Mayor Sheila Dixon is set to expire next week with several witnesses yet to testify, making it unlikely the two-year probe of her relationship with city …

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