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Corrections Dog Dies When Vehicle Catches Fire On I-68

Corrections officials say a dog with the K9 unit at the Cumberland prison complex died when the car it was traveling in caught fire. A second corrections dog was rescued by two officers, who were not hurt.

04/15/2015

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Life Without Parole Measure Draws Passionate Debate

Maryland senators on Friday passionately debated a bill that would designate judges, rather than juries, to decide life without parole sentences.

04/03/2015

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Woman Sentenced For Putting Bug Spray On Husband’s Pills

A woman who pleaded guilty to assault after spraying her husband’s heart pills with insecticide has been sentenced to time served.

04/01/2015

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Western Md. Prison Bars Visitors During Security Check

Maryland’s prison agency says it’s barring visitors from the maximum-security Western Correctional Institution near Cumberland while authorities check on an undisclosed security issue.

04/01/2015

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Man Sentenced For Defrauding Clients Of Retirement Funds

A stockbroker who prosecutors say defrauded clients of more than $2.3 million has been sentenced to more than 8 years in prison.

03/27/2015

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House Passes Bill To Repeal Mandatory Minimum Sentences

A bill to repeal mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain drug-related charges has cleared the Maryland House of Delegates.

03/23/2015

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Senate Approves Bill To Restore Ex-Felon Voting Rights

The Maryland Senate has voted in favor of a bill restoring voting rights to ex-felons immediately after their release from prison.

03/16/2015

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Maryland Man Gets 7 Years For Selling Cocaine

A Cambridge man who pleaded guilty to selling cocaine has been sentenced to 7 years in prison.

03/06/2015

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Western Md. Man Gets Life Sentence In Fatal Stabbing

A western Maryland man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally stabbing his former girlfriend at her Boonsboro home.

01/30/2015

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Family Upset About Death Of Md. Inmate 1 Week After Release

The family of a man found dead under a bridge a week after he was released from jail on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is blaming the detention facility for contributing to his death.

01/29/2015

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ACLU: Parole Board Should Have Final Say On Inmate Release

Giving parole where parole is due. The ACLU and other organizations are calling on lawmakers to give the state parole board final say over the release of inmates.

01/20/2015

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Bloods Gang Member Operating Out Of Howard Co. Sentenced

A Bloods gang member operating out of Howard County is sentenced to 18 years in prison for conspiring to participate in a racketeering conspiracy.

01/17/2015

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