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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1995
With the resignation of one of the county's top prosecutors, an assistant state's attorney who primarily handles drug cases has been promoted at the Howard state's attorney's office.Mary Murphy, a county prosecutor for about four years, will become one of three senior assistant state's attorneys Oct. 23, Howard State's Attorney Marna McLendon announced Friday."She's a very able attorney," Ms. McLendon said. "We believe she's a leader."Ms. Murphy, a 30-year-old Timonium resident, will replace Joseph Murtha, who resigned last week to become an associate with a private law firm in Baltimore.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | August 18, 1991
The state's attorney for Carroll has requested legislation that would allow the office to appoint investigators with police powers, including the authority to carry guns, make arrests and serve court papers.State's Attorney Thomas E. Hickman met with two county commissioners Thursday to explain the proposal and persuade them to include itin the package to be submitted to Carroll's state legislators later this year.The Carroll delegation decided not to submit the proposal as legislation in 1989 and 1990, and did not discuss it formally during the past session.
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By Michael A. Fletcher and Michael A. Fletcher,Staff Writer | October 10, 1992
Baltimore State's Attorney Stuart O. Simms says his office will have to stop prosecuting many non-violent crimes if Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke moves ahead with plans to cut $500,000 from his budget."
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Staff Writer | November 12, 1992
Carroll's state's attorney is expected to drop assault and deadly weapon charges today against a Union Bridge woman who had approached her ex-husband with a kitchen knife as a state trooper questioned him about her rape allegations."
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By Phyllis Brill and Phyllis Brill,Staff Writer | May 16, 1993
Harford Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann's bid to wrest contro of the county jail and law enforcement from the Sheriff's Office probably won't be considered by county lawmakers before late summer.Council President Jeffrey Wilson won an informal agreement from fellow members Tuesday to put off considering any legislation on public safety until Aug. 10.Mr. Wilson said the council needs time to meet informally with the executive, the sheriff and the state's attorney and consider the continuing investigations into public safety.
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October 11, 1993
The Anne Arundel County state's attorney's office under the leadership of Frank Weathersbee has not exactly bolstered our faith in the justice system lately.Last month, a man charged with attempted murderer went free, thanks to a prosecutor's not scheduling his trial fast enough. Judge Eugene M. Lerner was livid, but Mr. Weathersbee simply said of his assistant, "I'm not going to shoot him because he made a mistake."And last week, assistant state's attorney Gerald K. Anders (not the same prosecutor who made the scheduling goof)
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February 9, 1994
Call it chutzpah, nerve, audacity or gall, but don't call the request by Anne Arundel Sheriff Robert Pepersack for a whopping big raise surprising. This is, after all, the man who sued the county executive when he cut the undersheriff out of the budget. Now, Mr. Pepersack wants state lawmakers to boost the sheriff's salary from $42,000 to $65,000. He notes correctly that the increase would not take effect until after he finishes his four-year term. He also acknowledges he intends to run for a second term (which he stands a good chance of winning)
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Sun Staff Writer | March 6, 1994
A bill that would have prohibited the county's assistant state's attorneys from practicing civil law on their own time was rejected Friday by local lawmakers.Anne Arundel's state delegates voted 10-1 against the bill, with only its sponsor, Del. John G. Gary, a Millersville Republican, supporting it. Del. Phillip D. Bissett, R-Edgewater, abstained.County delegates also voted to grant the sheriff a 6 percent pay raise in the 1995 fiscal year beginning in July, with 3 percent increases in the three subsequent years.
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October 16, 1994
LWV plans candidates' forumThe League of Women Voters of Carroll County will have a general election candidates' forum Wednesday to give the public an opportunity to meet candidates and hear their positions of various topics.The forum will be held at Westminster West Middle School, 60 Monroe St.The schedule for Wednesday is:* 7 p.m., state's attorney.* 7:25 p.m., state senator District 4B and 5.* 8:20 p.m., county commissioners.The forum is free to the public. Co-sponsors are The Sun for Carroll County, the Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.-Carroll County GAP Committee, Prestige Cablevision Channel 3 and WTTR radio.
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