Archive for: December 2008

December 23, 2008

PA official charged in Baltimore rape commits suicide

Filed under: Crime - 23 Dec 2008

The Pennsylvania politician accused of posing as a cop and raping a woman in southeast Baltimore committed suicide Monday in upstate New York, federal marshals said.

Michael L. Johnson, 40, the president of Penn Township’s Board of Commissioners and an …

State Trooper fired after drunken chase

Filed under: Baltimore County, Crime, Maryland Government - 23 Dec 2008

Baltimore Sun
A trooper was fired today by the Maryland State Police after he was arrested on charges of kidnapping a man in his marked cruiser at a fast-food drive-through, then leading Baltimore County police on a drunken high-speed chase.

The …

New DISA director named

Filed under: BRAC, Federal Gov't, Military - 23 Dec 2008

The largest federal agency coming to Fort Meade in 2011 put a new leader in charge this past week as it prepares to make its move to Maryland.

Army Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett was sworn in as the director of …

School closing

Filed under: Baltimore County, Closings, Public Schools - 23 Dec 2008

Baltimore Breaking News
Chesapeake Terrace Elementary School, 2112 Lodge Farm Road, in Baltimore County is closed today, according to WJZ-TV. The school system says a water main break caused the closure.

Kids find unwrapped condom at Chuck E. Cheese

Filed under: Business, Harford County, Offbeat News - 23 Dec 2008
The manager of a Chuck E Cheese in Bel Air refused to comment after kids playing in a Skytube found an unpackaged condom.

Some of them started to play with it like a balloon.

It happened on Sunday during a birthday …

Laurel man pleads guilty to spying for Iraq

Filed under: Federal Gov't, Legal News - 23 Dec 2008

Baltimore Sun
A 67-year-old Maryland restaurateur, known by the code name “Adam,” pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to spying for the Iraqi government - including Saddam Hussein’s regime - since 1989.

According to court documents, Saubhe Jassim Al-Dellemy used his …

December 22, 2008

Reviewer: Phelps’ book is “written horribly”

Filed under: Celebrity News, Michael Phelps, books - 22 Dec 2008

Read Street
Part of the problem may be that with 24-hour news coverage for an intense two weeks this summer, it was nearly impossible to escape the Phelps fever. If you were anywhere near a television, you saw detailed accounts …

Accused teacher found dead

Filed under: Crime, Education, Harford County, K-12, Public Schools - 22 Dec 2008
A high school teacher has been found dead of a gunshot wound in his Forest Hill home, about five weeks after being charged with a sexual offense against a student.

Harford County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Monica Worrell says 34-year-old Brian …

Crime victim threatened

Filed under: Baltimore City, Crime - 22 Dec 2008

Baltimore Crime Beat
Linda Dennis doesn’t want to move.

Sadly, it might be her only choice.

She says she has received more threats since the windows of her two cars were shattered because of her refusal to sell her aging white Volvo …

Possible layoffs loom over White Marsh transmission plant

Filed under: Business, General Motors - 22 Dec 2008
Workers at GM Powertrain’s Baltimore Transmission Plant near White Marsh and Nottingham began a two-week paid holiday break Saturday facing an uncertain future.

Plant spokesman John Raut says work stoppages at GM auto plants will likely mean local layoffs, although …

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