The Week That Was

January 13, 2008

Crab research dollars disappear

A pioneering research project to boost the dwindling numbers of juvenile crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has lost its federal funding.

City lawsuit targets lender

The Dixon administration is suing Wells Fargo Bank, accusing it of targeting black neighborhoods with subprime loans.

Mother charged in girl's death

A 29-year-old Randallstown woman, who police say fed her 2-year-old daughter methadone, has been charged in the girl's death. A state probe was ordered into why possible neglect of the girl was twice investigated without any action.

Two held in mall stabbing

Howard police say the stabbing of a teenager in the parking lot of The Mall in Columbia was drug-related, and they are holding two suspects.

Tax challenge is rejected

A Carroll County judge dismissed a Republican challenge to new taxes enacted during a special legislative session, saying the remedy was too drastic for the errors committed.

More city documents sought

Baltimore's Finance Department and Board of Estimates have been ordered to turn over documents in the state's continuing investigation of City Hall.

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