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New state prosecutor: Role a challenge, ‘natural capstone’ for career

Just days into his tenure as Maryland’s newest state prosecutor, Charlton Howard III said the job could be the highlight of his career in public service. “I enjoy government service very much,” Howard said. “I truly get a satisfaction out of ...

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Western Md. towns file suit over alleged water contamination

Two Garrett County towns filed federal lawsuits against 3M Co. Tuesday, joining a growing list of plaintiffs from across the country that allege chemicals manufactured by 3M and other companies have contaminated their drinking water. The chemicals, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), ...

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First consent decree-mandated BPD policies rolled out in practice

The first consent decree-mandated policy changes are in practice on the streets of Baltimore this week, nearly three years after the city and federal government agreed to a lengthy reform process. The Baltimore Police Department announced Tuesday that a group ...

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Charles Co. court rescinds order barring CD recordings of proceedings

Charles County Circuit Court officials have rescinded a 2005 policy that prevented individuals from requesting and receiving copies of audio recordings, which is generally permitted under state rules. The administrative order, which prohibited the court from providing audio recordings to ...

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Judge preserves claims against prison officials in 2013 inmate beating

A federal lawsuit against prison officials by a man who was assaulted by correctional officers in 2013 can proceed, a federal judge has ruled. Kevin Younger was assaulted by several officers at the Maryland Reception, Diagnostics & Classification Center (MRDCC) ...

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Jury finds doctor negligent in treatment of pregnant woman

A Prince George’s County jury awarded $900,000 Tuesday to a couple whose unborn daughter died when a doctor failed to recognize a pregnancy complication. Marquita Cook and Jonathan Ramsey’s daughter, Journie, died in the womb at approximately 35 weeks in ...

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Angelos firm urges legislature to allow consolidated asbestos cases

With a massive backlog of asbestos cases in Baltimore City Circuit Court, the Law Offices of Peter Angelos continues to push the Maryland General Assembly to permit the firm to consolidate the cases. Despite efforts by the court to substantially ...

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