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Dec 17, 2013

N.C. trooper shouldn’t have lost job for lying about lost hat, court rules

RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina state trooper should not have been fired for changing his story about what became of his wide-brimmed hat, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The three-judge panel agreed with a lower court ruling that determined the 2009 dismissal of Trooper Thomas Wetherington did not match the level of […]

Oct 17, 2013

Officer in trainee shooting convicted of reckless endangerment

TOWSON — A Baltimore police officer charged in the accidental shooting of a police trainee has been convicted of reckless endangerment. A Baltimore County jury on Thursday found William S. Kern not guilty of second-degree assault in the shooting of trainee Raymond Gray of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, police. Gray was shot in the […]

Sep 17, 2012

Ex-Systemax executive cannot be officer of public firm

WASHINGTON — A former executive of the retailer that owns the CompUSA and Circuit City brands will be barred from serving as an officer or director of any public company to settle civil charges of improperly receiving payments from vendors that he failed to disclose. Gilbert Fiorentino, formerly chief executive of Systemax Inc.’s technology products […]

Aug 23, 2012

Robert Nusgart: Be prepared to explain those large deposits

Pity the poor loan officers. All they want to do is make their customers happy. Make their builders happy. Make their real estate agents happy. Make the company that they work for happy.

Jul 22, 2012

Robert Nusgart: A guide to picking the right mortgage officer

One question that typically pops up in discussion with friends or family is how does someone pick a good, professional mortgage loan officer?

Apr 18, 2012

I hope all dogs go to heaven

Within minutes of talking to me, it is fairly obvious that I am an animal lover and take great joy in spending time with my two dogs, Dexter and Luca. In fact, it very well might be my favorite thing to do. So, in honor of my two great loves, I type this post in […]

Mar 28, 2012

Baltimore police: Officer shoots man with knife

Baltimore police say an officer fatally shot a man armed with a knife during a confrontation. Officers were called to a home on West Cold Spring Lane on Tuesday for a report of someone “about to do something crazy.” Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says that as an officer approached the home, 21-year-old Seron Jackson walked […]

Jan 27, 2012

Baltimore police aim to boost professionalism

After the friendly-fire death of an officer and the suspension of dozens of officers during a corruption probe, Baltimore’s police department has hired outsiders to lead the department’s internal investigations and training efforts. Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld on Friday introduced new Internal Investigations Division Director Grayling Williams, who spent most of his career with th[...]

Jan 3, 2012

Man allegedly impersonated officer, raped woman in Linthicum hotel

LINTHICUM — Anne Arundel County Police have arrested a man they say impersonated an officer and raped a woman in a Linthicum hotel. Thirty-eight-year-old Tamango Johnson of Baltimore was arrested Saturday at his home and charged with rape, impersonating a police officer and other offenses. Police say on Dec. 27, a woman arranged a meeting […]

Dec 9, 2011

State police: Va. Tech gunman acted alone

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Investigators believe the gunman who killed a Virginia Tech policeman acted alone and that he changed clothes after fleeing the scene, then killed himself with his handgun when another officer spotted him, state police said Friday. Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said investigators have not found anything connecting the gunman and the slain […]

Nov 23, 2011

Baltimore police: Officer fatally shoots man with 2 knives

Police say an officer fatally shot a man brandishing two large knives on a busy Baltimore street. The officer was called to Edmondson Avenue in southwest Baltimore for a report of an armed man Wednesday morning and encountered the man holding two knives. Police say the man refused to comply with the officer’s demand that […]

Jun 1, 2011

Witness in Tshamba trial: Marine begged officer not to shoot

Both before and after Baltimore Police Officer Gahiji Tshamba shot Tyrone Brown in the early morning hours of June 5, 2010, the off-duty officer talked about “disrespect,” the first witness in his murder trial testified Wednesday. He used that word after Brown slapped Tshamba’s scantily clad female companion on the behind outside a Mount Vernon […]

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