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O’Malley notes need for improvements in jail

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday changes are needed that include a revamped process for hiring corrections officers after 13 female officers were among 25 people indicted in an alleged contraband-smuggling conspiracy at a Baltimore jail. O’Malley called allegations ...

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Former Anne Arundel Co. executive Leopold released from jail

ANNAPOLIS — Former Anne Arundel County executive John Leopold is out of jail. Leopold served a 30-day sentence for misconduct in office. The Capital of Annapolis reports that Leopold left the Jennifer Road Detention Center Friday morning. Leopold still must ...

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Federal court denies ex-Illinois governor’s appeal

CHICAGO — A federal court in Chicago on Monday denied George Ryan’s appeal seeking his release from prison, dashing what was widely regarded as the former Illinois governor’s last hope to cut short his 6 1/2-year sentence for corruption. Even ...

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Editorial: P.G. gun registry hits target

Prince George’s County is getting serious about monitoring gun offenders who are no longer incarcerated. Good. Under legislation passed unanimously on Tuesday by the county council, persons convicted of gun-related crimes will be required to register and check in regularly ...

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Editorial: Big shoes to fill for police commissioner’s replacement

Baltimore is losing its police commissioner. And what a loss it will be. Frederick H. Bealefeld III is retiring Aug. 1. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the commissioner, who is 49 and has been with the department for 31 years, had ...

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Prosecutors give closing argument in Edwards trial

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Prosecutors are saying in closing arguments in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial that he was part of a politically ambitious scheme to take money from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress. Prosecutors took 90 minutes ...

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