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Joe Surkiewicz: The changing face of civil legal need in P.G. County

Starting in 2008, the face of low-income clients in Prince George’s County desperate for free civil legal services took a dramatic turn. Family law clients took a back seat to people under the threat of losing their homes to foreclosure. ...

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Maryland man gets 15 years for ordering hit on teenager

UPPER MARLBORO  — A man who prosecutors say ordered the killing of a teenage girl has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. McDonald Abraham was sentenced in Prince George’s County Circuit Court on Friday after pleading guilty to second-degree ...

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Jury selection continues in trial of man charged with killing trooper

UPPER MARLBORO — Jury selection is continuing in the trial of a man charged with killing an off-duty Maryland State Police trooper. The murder trial for Cyril Cornelius Williams got under way Monday in Prince George’s County Circuit Court. Williams ...

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Woman trucker wins case against Giant

Maryland’s top court has unanimously reinstated a $644,000 award in damages and another $545,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs to a female supermarket-truck driver who was fired after refusing to undergo a medical exam not required of “similarly situated” male ...

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Former WSSC employee wins $637K verdict

A former senior manager of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission won a $637,000 verdict against his old employer in Prince George’s County Circuit Court last week. The discrimination case, which was before Judge Leo E. Green Jr., began Sept. 12 ...

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Flooding causes road closures throughout state

WASHINGTON — Heavy rainfall has flooded roads and swelled waterways in the mid-Atlantic region, posing challenges for the morning commute. In Annapolis, officials say the Annapolis dam has overflowed and nearby Route 450 was closed early Thursday. A number of other ...

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Court: Revision stripped penalty from crime

It is not really a crime to obliterate, remove, change or alter the manufacturer’s identification mark on a firearm because, although the law is on the books, it has no related penalty provision, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled. The ...

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Steven I. Platt: We can’t solve problems with toxic rhetoric

Headlines, blurbs, and pundits sometimes create issues and atmospherics intentionally and sometimes inadvertently. Notice a few recent headlines and articles in which political figures question each other’s motives in The Daily Record and two major metropolitan newspapers, including articles titled ...

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