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Bills would help shield addresses of domestic-violence survivors

‘Just because you are a victim of a violent crime...you don’t have to give up the dream of owning a home,’ Del. Anne Healey, D-Prince George’s, said of legislation she is sponsoring would allow domestic-violence survivors to use a substitute address through a state program in their property records. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS — Domestic violence, stalking and human-trafficking survivors would be given an opportunity to shield property records from abusers under three identical bills in the Maryland General Assembly this session. Maryland’s Safe At Home Address Confidentiality Program already provides a ...

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Work group to study abuses at Crownsville

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Department of Mental Health and Hygiene announced Wednesday at a Legislative Black Caucus hearing that it will assign a work group to investigate decades of abuse endured by African American patients at the Crownsville State Hospital. ...

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Pa. appeals court hears priest’s endangerment case

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania appeals court explored arguments that a Roman Catholic church official was wrongly convicted for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints, asking government attorneys pointed questions about their novel prosecution. Monsignor William Lynn, 62, is serving three ...

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Penn State’s board authorizes Sandusky settlements

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — Penn State’s Board of Trustees announced several tentative settlements have been reached with men who claim former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused them, and voted Friday to authorize members of a committee to approve settlements ...

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Judge mulls $123M settlement in abuse case

A Delaware judge is considering whether to sign off on a multimillion-dollar settlement in a civil case involving a former pediatrician who was accused of sexually abusing over 900 children, including children from nearby communities in Maryland.

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