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By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | August 9, 2000
John Girard Riggs, known to WHFS-FM listeners as "Johnny" Riggs, pleaded guilty to having child pornography and was sentenced yesterday in Howard County District Court to two years' probation. Riggs, 38, of Ellicott City, is a popular "drive time" rock disc jockey whose show runs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on 99.1 FM, a CBS-owned station in the Baltimore-Washington area. Howard County police searched Riggs' Falls Run Road house Dec. 7, 1999, because they suspected him of ordering anabolic steroids over the Internet, a police report stated.
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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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March 21, 1992
The 1989 State Trooper of the Year has been ordered to pay $321 to the owners of three dogs killed by poison he left in the yard of his Darlington home.Jerry Scarborough, who was fired by the state police last April, was charged with malicious destruction and two counts of cruelty to animals for leaving meat poisoned with antifreeze outside his home.He was given probation before judgment March 11 in Harford County District Court. He was also ordered to serve six months' probation and pay a $100 fine.
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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 ANNIE LINSKEY | January 26, 2006
Keith Mills, who has delivered sports news on WMAR-TV for 18 years and has battled drug addiction, was arrested yesterday and charged with the theft of prescription pain killers from his next-door neighbor. Mills, 48, a sports anchorman, was arrested at his home in the 200 block of Cheddington Road in Linthicum at 1 p.m. and charged with two felony counts of first-degree burglary and two misdemeanor counts of theft, according to charging documents. The charges carry a maximum combined sentence of 43 years.
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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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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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June 28, 1994
Police have charged a New Windsor man in a Jan. 21 holdup of a 7-Eleven in Finksburg.Raymond T. Charlton Jr., who is accused of driving the getaway car, faces charges of robbery with a deadly weapon and theft of less than $300, according to documents filed in Carroll County District Court.The documents say a man remained in the car as 22-year-old Westminster resident Michael Walter Jones entered the store.A report by Tfc. Ronald W. Cullison charges that Mr. Charlton knew in advance that the store would be robbed.
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