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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2011
Rabbi Jacob A. Max, founder of Moses Montefiore Anshe Emunah Hebrew Congregation, died Tuesday morning, said the synagogue's current head, Rabbi Yerachmiel Shapiro. He was 87. For more than half a century, Max was a dominant figure in Baltimore's Jewish community. In 2009, Max was convicted of sexually molesting a woman half his age in a Reisterstown funeral home. Max was found guilty of second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense after a brief bench trial in Baltimore County District Court.
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By Frank Langfitt and William F. Zorzi Jr. and Frank Langfitt and William F. Zorzi Jr.,Sun Staff Writers | October 6, 1994
Gov. William Donald Schaefer's commutation of the life sentence of a woman who burned her husband to death sparked outrage and criticism yesterday from the judge in the case and the victim's brother.A Kent County jury convicted Dorothy Lou Stevenson of first-degree murder in 1978 after she poured gasoline on her sleeping husband and set him on fire, according to court testimony. She killed her husband, Thomas, hours after she caught him with another woman.The governor commuted her sentence on Monday.
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By Scott Dance and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
An addiction rehabilitation psychiatrist with a history of treatment for alcohol and drug abuse was among those charged Wednesday with manufacturing and distributing the drug Ecstasy at a Towson home. Dr. Priscilla W. Sheldon-Cost, 51, and her boyfriend, Thomas Ronald Joyave, 52, of the 700 block of Walker Ave. are both charged with five counts of narcotics offenses, including manufacturing and possessing drugs with the intent to distribute them, Baltimore County police said. Vincent Mark Ricker, 24, of the 7700 block of Fairgreen Road faces the same charges.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2013
Among the historic judicial appointments Gov. Martin O'Malley made official Wednesday morning, the governor also named his chief lobbyist to become a Baltimore County District Court judge. In her first year as chief legislative officer, Stacy A. Mayer pushed through perhaps O'Malley's most ambitious legislative agenda this past session, passing new gun laws, repealing the death penalty and raising the tax on gasoline for the first time in two decades. Mayer, 40, came to the state's top lobbyist job after four years as a deputy legislative officer, and she spent 12 years as an assistant state's attorney in Howard and Baltimore counties.
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January 15, 2013
The Harford County Teen Court is looking for adult and teen volunteers to participate in the youth diversion program run in cooperation with the local courts, social services and community service agencies, police and the county school system. The Harford County Teen Court was piloted in the spring of 2011as a diversion program to provide first-time, non-violent youth offenders with a second chance. Offenders agree to participate in the Teen Court program and, if successful, avoid becoming involved in the juvenile justice system.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 18, 1997
In a move hailed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening as a prime example of Smart Growth, the state Board of Public Works voted yesterday to keep the Washington County District Court in the historic district of Hagerstown.The board voted unanimously to spend $390,000 to buy a downtown warehouse that will be demolished to make way for a $6 million court building. The District Court is now in a former department store.Last year, former District Court Chief Judge Robert F. Sweeney proposed a new building on the outskirts of Hagerstown, but local officials, fearful that law offices and other businesses also would move from the city center, protested and won the support of the Glendening administration.
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April 27, 2000
A Westminster man accused of arson in fires at Cockey's Tavern in Westminster and a nearby garage March 8 was granted a bail reduction in Carroll County District Court in return for his agreeing to postpone a preliminary hearing scheduled yesterday. Bail for Clarence E. Mullinix, 29, of the 200 block of E. Main St. was lowered from a combined $150,000 to $60,000 in the two cases against him. Prosecutor Brian DeLeonardo said he requested the postponement so he could seek grand jury indictments against Mullinix on May 4. He said that $60,000 was a substantial amount of bail and that, if released, Mullinix would be required to remain in pretrial supervision.
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By HEATHER A. DINICH and HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER | January 15, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- Not only does the No. 23 Maryland men's basketball team face the challenge of rebounding from back-to-back conference losses, but it will have to do so tonight without starting senior forward Travis Garrison, who was suspended for the 7:30 game against Wake Forest at Comcast Center. Garrison appeared before a Prince George's County District Court commissioner Friday afternoon and was charged with second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense. The incident occurred at 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 27 at the Cornerstone Grill and Loft on Baltimore Avenue in College Park.
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December 31, 2009
An attorney for a 30-year-old Salisbury man charged in the disappearance of a girl found dead Christmas Day says his client denies allegations that he harmed the child. Thomas Leggs Jr., a registered sex offender in Maryland and Delaware, was charged with kidnapping and burglary one day after 11-year-old Sarah Haley Foxwell's family reported her missing. She was found dead in a wooded area days later. Arch McFadden, an attorney from the Office of the Public Defender, represented Leggs during a Wicomico County District Court bond hearing.
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February 26, 1993
Suspect in shooting released on bondMan is charged as an accessoryMatthew August Balaz Sr. of the 2400 block of Sandymount Road near Finksburg, charged with two counts of being an accessory after the fact in the shooting death of Gregory Lamont Howard on Jan. 28, was released on $10,000 bond Wednesday night.Bail for Mr. Balaz was reduced from $25,000 by a Carroll County District Court judge Wednesday after his arrest Monday night for his alleged role in disposing of the shotgun used in the slaying.
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