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Jan 18, 2017

General Assembly to again consider broadcasting sentencing hearings

A Baltimore city delegate has reintroduced legislation to allow media organizations to film and broadcast criminal sentencing proceedings after his bill died in committee during last year’s General Assembly session. Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr.’s cameras in the courtroom bill received an unfavorable report last year from the House Judiciary Committee, with judges, attorneys and […]

Jan 29, 2016

House committee to consider cameras-in-courtrooms bill

Cameras are barred from criminal court proceedings in Maryland, but a bill introduced in the House of Delegates seeks to allow media representatives to record criminal sentencing proceedings with permission of the court. “As the press association, we always feel like more transparency is better,” said Rebecca Snyder, executive director of the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association. [&hel[...]

Feb 7, 2013

Lawyer stops red-light camera fine

A non-practicing lawyer successfully challenged a $75 red-light camera fine in Baltimore because the citation failed to include the registration number of his vehicle as required by law.

Sep 5, 2012

Convention a big stage for Maryland-based Hargrove

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Maryland-based company is taking on one of the most high-profile jobs in the nation this week — transforming three huge sites into a nominating convention for the president of the United States in full view of a nightly television audience. Hargrove Inc., headquartered in Lanham, is managing the event services for […]

May 24, 2012

Facebook launches iPhone camera app

NEW YORK — Facebook’s rocky initial public offering hasn’t stopped life at the world’s biggest online social network. On Thursday, the company unveiled a camera app for the iPhone. The app can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store and works like most other camera applications for smart phones. To take a photo, you tap a […]

May 22, 2012

Police boost downtown presence for summer crowds

Baltimore officials hope a more visible police presence combined with a more extensive camera network will help keep downtown crowds safe this summer. An extra 50 foot patrol officers will be on hand at night Thursdays through Sundays and on other times when large crowds are expected at the Inner Harbor and other downtown attractions, […]

Mar 16, 2012

Spycam linked to Rutgers suicide leads to conviction

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A former Rutgers University student convicted in a webcam spying episode that ended in his gay roommate’s suicide could be headed to prison in a case experts say stands as a tragic lesson for young people about casual cruelties and unintended consequences in the Internet age. Dharun Ravi was found guilty […]

Mar 14, 2012

Hagerstown puts in 1st speed-enforcement camera

HAGERSTOWN — The city of Hagerstown has installed its first speed-enforcement camera near an elementary school. The camera was put up on Tuesday on Northern Avenue at Crofton Road near the Fountaindale Elementary School. Police Capt. Mark Holtzman tells the Herald-Mail of Hagerstown newspaper that a 30-day warning period began on Tuesday. After that, motorists […]

Jan 17, 2012

Top 10 gadgets from the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show

After telling us what was hot at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and giving us a peek at the future of smart TVs, Frank Gorman and Julie Harada of Gorman & Williams now present their Top 10 gadgets from the expo. Our thanks to Gorman, Harada and Mike Yang for providing us […]

Jan 10, 2012

Troubled Kodak creates new business structure

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. said Tuesday that it has realigned and simplified its business structure in an effort to cut costs, create shareholder value and accelerate its long-drawn-out digital transformation. Its depressed shares shot up 30 percent in morning trading. The 132-year-old photography icon has been pummeled by consumers’ switch to digital. Its […]

Oct 5, 2011

Iconic Kodak fights for its survival

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Buffeted by foreign competition, then blindsided by a digital revolution, photography icon Eastman Kodak Co. is fighting for survival after a quarter-century of failed efforts to find its focus. The 131-year-old company that turned picture-taking into a hobby for the masses and became singularly synonymous with capturing memories has tried to bat […]

Oct 4, 2011

Apple unveils faster, more powerful iPhone

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple Inc. unveiled a faster, more powerful iPhone on Tuesday in its first major product event in years without Steve Jobs presiding. New CEO Tim Cook led the show after Jobs, who has been battling health problems, resigned from the post in August. Cook, wearing a navy blue button-down shirt and jeans, […]

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