The Week That Was

April 20, 2008

Buprenorphine arrests increase

Police seizures of buprenorphine increased rapidly in Baltimore City and County in 2007, the same year that local and state government started spending millions to expand use of the narcotic to treat opiate addicts, police drug lab data show.

Adkins named state adjutant general

Gov. Martin O'Malley tapped the state secretary of veterans affairs, Brig. Gen. James A. Adkins, to be Maryland's adjutant general, a post that oversees - among other services - the state's Army National Guard and Air National Guard.

Two arrested in death of man

Police have arrested a Canton couple in the killing of an unidentified man whose burned body was found April 13 in a townhouse development in Middle River, authorities said. The body was badly burned, but the cause of death was determined to be blunt-force trauma.

Stay of sentence in hit-and-run

An Elkton woman charged in a hit-and-run accident that killed a Maryland Transportation Authority officer has received a stay of sentence in a separate Harford County case.

O'Malley sets special election date

Gov. Martin O'Malley set a special election date to fill a vacancy left by the departure of Rep. Albert R. Wynn, who is leaving Congress to join a lobbying firm. O'Malley said that he will issue a proclamation setting the date for June 17.

Boy, 14, stabbed in school

A 15-year-old boy is accused of stabbing a 14-year-old boy in the neck and back with a pair of scissors during an altercation in a Baltimore middle school, a school system spokeswoman said.

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