2011 In Charm City

Bradley Manning was subpoenaed in the WikiLeaks trial in January.  He had his own trial in December.
Bradley Manning Bradley Manning was subpoenaed in the WikiLeaks trial in January. He had his own trial in December.
Some police officers were implicated in the Majestic Towing scandal
tow truck scandal Some police officers were implicated in the Majestic Towing scandal
Hopkins student Nathan Krasnopoler was struck by an elderly driver in February.  He died in August.
nathan krasnopoler Hopkins student Nathan Krasnopoler was struck by an elderly driver in February. He died in August.
Duane "Shorty" Davis got in trouble for leaving this toilet outside a courthouse in Towson.  Davis says it's free speech.
toilet Duane "Shorty" Davis got in trouble for leaving this toilet outside a courthouse in Towson. Davis says it's free speech.
Former Maryland Governor and Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer died in April.
William Donald Schaefer Former Maryland Governor and Baltimore Mayor William Donald Schaefer died in April.
Phylicia Barnes was found dead in April.  The teen went missing in December, 2010.
Phylicia Barnes Phylicia Barnes was found dead in April. The teen went missing in December, 2010.
Governor Martin O'Malley proposed a gas tax increase for the first time in decades.
gas tax Governor Martin O'Malley proposed a gas tax increase for the first time in decades.
Four Loko was blamed for a Virginia teen's death.  It ended up being yanked from shelves.
Four Loko Four Loko was blamed for a Virginia teen's death. It ended up being yanked from shelves.
John Wagner was found guilty of murdering Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn.  Wagner will spend the rest of his life in prison.
John Wagner John Wagner was found guilty of murdering Hopkins researcher Stephen Pitcairn. Wagner will spend the rest of his life in prison.
In August, Maryland (and much of the East Coast) felt an earthquake.
earthquake map In August, Maryland (and much of the East Coast) felt an earthquake.
Maryland also met Hurricane Irene in August.  Many in the state were without power for days.
Hurricane Irene Maryland also met Hurricane Irene in August. Many in the state were without power for days.
WJZ Meteorologist Bernadette Woods and her husband welcomed twin boys, Daniel and Thomas, during Hurricane Irene.
Bernadette Woods Twins WJZ Meteorologist Bernadette Woods and her husband welcomed twin boys, Daniel and Thomas, during Hurricane Irene.
flash mob
flash mob
flash mob
flash mob
Montgomery County saw several flash mobs---people entered stores and stole merchandise.  In December, a Maryland lawmaker proposed legislation to stiffen penalties for flash mob thefts.
flash mob Montgomery County saw several flash mobs---people entered stores and stole merchandise. In December, a Maryland lawmaker proposed legislation to stiffen penalties for flash mob thefts.
In September, Maryland towns saw flooding.  Port Deposit was one of the hardest towns hit.
Port Deposit Flooding In September, Maryland towns saw flooding. Port Deposit was one of the hardest towns hit.
Grand Prix
Grand Prix
Senator Ulysses Currie was found not guilty of corruption charges stemming from allegations he improperly used his influence to benefit Shoppers Food.  He will face a House Ethics committee in 2012.
Senator Ulysses Currie Senator Ulysses Currie was found not guilty of corruption charges stemming from allegations he improperly used his influence to benefit Shoppers Food. He will face a House Ethics committee in 2012.
An Arbutus Walmart was evacuated after two women fought and threw bleach at each other.
Walmart Evacuated An Arbutus Walmart was evacuated after two women fought and threw bleach at each other.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was elected mayor of Baltimore.  She took over the office after former Mayor Sheila Dixon was forced to resign.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was elected mayor of Baltimore. She took over the office after former Mayor Sheila Dixon was forced to resign.
The Perry Hall soccer team was forced to forfeit the season after players did the "Bernie."  Outcry soon reversed that decision.
Perry Hall Soccer The Perry Hall soccer team was forced to forfeit the season after players did the "Bernie." Outcry soon reversed that decision.
Baltimore Ravens v San Diego Chargers
Baltimore Ravens v San Diego Chargers
The Ravens clinch the playoffs for their fourth straight year.
Jack Johnson was found guilty of corruption charges in December.  He was accused and convicted of accepting bribes.
Jack Johnson Jack Johnson was found guilty of corruption charges in December. He was accused and convicted of accepting bribes.
Former Ehrlich campaign aide Paul Schurick was found guilty in the robocall scandal.  Julius Henson, a consultant, will go to trial for his part in the robocalls in Feburary 2012.
Paul Schurick Former Ehrlich campaign aide Paul Schurick was found guilty in the robocall scandal. Julius Henson, a consultant, will go to trial for his part in the robocalls in Feburary 2012.
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