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By Rashee Raj Kumar, Capital News Service | February 7, 2013
ANNAPOLIS - Hundreds of gun rights advocates rallied outside the State House on Wednesday in opposition to new gun control measures proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. As O'Malley testified in favor of new gun restrictions before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, protesters outside said his plan to ban assault weapons, limit magazine sizes and strengthen licensing measures would erode their rights. Harry H. Fahl, a photographer from Essex, warmed up the crowd in the morning by leading a group recitation of the Second Amendment, which quickly turned into a chant.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
A White Marsh woman will spend the rest of her life in prison for hiring a hit man to kill her husband — a man she has insisted subjected her to years of abuse. A judge handed down the sentence Monday after jurors rejected Karla Porter's claim of self-defense and convicted her in August of first-degree murder. Prosecutors have disputed the allegations of abuse by William "Ray" Porter, arguing that she concocted them to justify a cold-blooded murder. "The evidence at the trial was very clear.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
A White Marsh woman will spend the rest of her life in prison for hiring a hit man to kill her husband — a man she has insisted subjected her to years of abuse. A judge handed down the sentence Monday after jurors rejected Karla Porter's claim of self-defense and convicted her in August of first-degree murder. Prosecutors have disputed the allegations of abuse by William "Ray" Porter, arguing that she concocted them to justify a cold-blooded murder. "The evidence at the trial was very clear.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Accused of ordering a man to kill her husband at a Towson gas station, Karla Porter claims that she felt she had no other choice as she sought to escape an abusive relationship in which she believed her life was in danger. "Ray Porter had become verbally abusive, controlling … physically abusive," Porter's attorney, Teresa Whalen, said in opening statements Tuesday. She said Porter's husband once ground her face into her mother's headstone, telling her she should be dead, too. But prosecutors urged jurors not to lose sight of the fact that the White Marsh woman arranged the hit on her husband and tried to mislead authorities, starting with the 911 call in which she claimed that an unknown man had shot her husband and fled the scene.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Accused of ordering a man to kill her husband at a Towson gas station, Karla Porter claims that she felt she had no other choice as she sought to escape an abusive relationship in which she believed her life was in danger. "Ray Porter had become verbally abusive, controlling … physically abusive," Porter's attorney, Teresa Whalen, said in opening statements Tuesday. She said Porter's husband once ground her face into her mother's headstone, telling her she should be dead, too. But prosecutors urged jurors not to lose sight of the fact that the White Marsh woman arranged the hit on her husband and tried to mislead authorities, starting with the 911 call in which she claimed that an unknown man had shot her husband and fled the scene.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | January 31, 2010
Anne Arundel County police are offering online registration for security alarms starting this week as part of an attempt to crack down on false alarms. Registration is required under a new law, which fines owners of properties that have repeated false alarms, said police spokesman Justin Mulcahy. When the law took effect in August, county officials said enforcement wouldn't begin until January because they did not have a contract with a company to run the program. In December, the Waldorf-based Public Safety Corp.
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By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1997
Modern life gets a little more complicated Thursday when Maryland becomes the first state in the country to switch to 10-digit local telephone dialing.Bell Atlantic has peppered billboards, radio waves and even schoolchildren with reminders, but many people still don't realize the full ramifications of adding the area code to every local phone call.Elevator phones with automatic dialing have to be reprogrammed. Most home alarm systems need to be reconfigured, usually at the expense of the customer.
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By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 22, 2004
WASHINGTON - A chilling security video recorded the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, shows that three of five hijackers set off a metal detector at Washington Dulles International Airport. Airport screeners quickly checked them, apparently found nothing that raised suspicions and allowed the hijackers to board American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon less than 2 1/2 hours later. All five hijackers aboard Flight 77 were selected for additional security screening, according to a previous report issued by the commission investigating the attacks.
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August 5, 1997
The Police Blotter column on July 28 incorrectly reported that a 29-year-old man had been found hiding in the Stop Shop & Save supermarket in the 1600 block of E. North Ave. after apparently triggering its security alarm, and that William Booker of the 500 block of Silverbell Road was charged with burglary after he allegedly entered the store through a roof hatch.In fact, Booker is an employee of the store, was not found on the premises, and was neither arrested nor charged with burglary.
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January 18, 1996
Dunbar Cos., which goes by the motto: "The most trusted name in security," has changed the names of six related security businesses.The six companies took the Dunbar name Jan. 1, dropping their separate identities, said James L. Dunbar Sr., chairman and chief executive of the Baltimore-based company."
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By Rashee Raj Kumar, Capital News Service | February 7, 2013
ANNAPOLIS - Hundreds of gun rights advocates rallied outside the State House on Wednesday in opposition to new gun control measures proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. As O'Malley testified in favor of new gun restrictions before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, protesters outside said his plan to ban assault weapons, limit magazine sizes and strengthen licensing measures would erode their rights. Harry H. Fahl, a photographer from Essex, warmed up the crowd in the morning by leading a group recitation of the Second Amendment, which quickly turned into a chant.
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By Andrea F. Siegel | January 31, 2010
Anne Arundel County police are offering online registration for security alarms starting this week as part of an attempt to crack down on false alarms. Registration is required under a new law, which fines owners of properties that have repeated false alarms, said police spokesman Justin Mulcahy. When the law took effect in August, county officials said enforcement wouldn't begin until January because they did not have a contract with a company to run the program. In December, the Waldorf-based Public Safety Corp.
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By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 22, 2004
WASHINGTON - A chilling security video recorded the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, shows that three of five hijackers set off a metal detector at Washington Dulles International Airport. Airport screeners quickly checked them, apparently found nothing that raised suspicions and allowed the hijackers to board American Airlines Flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon less than 2 1/2 hours later. All five hijackers aboard Flight 77 were selected for additional security screening, according to a previous report issued by the commission investigating the attacks.
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By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | April 27, 1997
Modern life gets a little more complicated Thursday when Maryland becomes the first state in the country to switch to 10-digit local telephone dialing.Bell Atlantic has peppered billboards, radio waves and even schoolchildren with reminders, but many people still don't realize the full ramifications of adding the area code to every local phone call.Elevator phones with automatic dialing have to be reprogrammed. Most home alarm systems need to be reconfigured, usually at the expense of the customer.
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November 24, 1994
Woman charged with shopliftingA Baltimore woman was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with shoplifting from a store at Marley Station, police said.Kimberly Peppler, 22, the manager of Dejaiz, told police the security alarm went off when a woman left the store about 5:30 p.m. Ms. Peppler followed the woman through a hall leading outside the mall, police said.When Ms. Peppler confronted the suspect, the woman threw several shirts hidden under her jacket at her, pushed her in the chest and ran outside, where she was caught by mall security officers, police said.
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By Roger Twigg T | September 28, 1991
Baltimore County police believe that a 64-year-old Randallstown woman attacked near her home Thursday night is the fourth victim of an assailant who already has raped one woman and sexually assaulted another in the area since early September.According to police, the woman who was attacked Thursday night had gone shopping in Pikesville and returned home about 11:15 p.m. After she unlocked her door, her assailant sneaked into her house and then attacked her as she returned with some groceries, police said.
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