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By Matthew Hay Brown and Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
Attorneys likely will begin laying out their cases before week's end in the criminal trial of Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold, who is accused of using taxpayer-funded police officers for his personal and political benefit. Leopold on Thursday waived his right to a jury trial, which means the case will be heard and decided by Circuit Judge Dennis M. Sweeney. The decision came after the trial opened Thursday with a day of jury selection. Leopold, 69, was indicted last March on four counts of misconduct in office and one count of fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has waived his right to a jury in his criminal misconduct trial, clearing the way for attorneys to make opening statements Friday in a case that now will be heard by a single judge. The surprise move came during the second day of jury selection in the trial of Leopold, who faces charges of fraud and misconduct for allegedly using his taxpayer-funded police detail to run personal and political errands. Neither Leopold nor his attorneys explained the reason for the change of course or its timing.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec | November 28, 2012
Jason Babin can still get after the quarterback. That, more than anything, is why after the veteran defensive end was surprisingly released by the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday, the Ravens were immediately mentioned as a potential fit. It makes sense. The Ravens have been looking to upgrade their pass rush all season. Defensive end Pernell McPhee has battled injuries all year and he's not been a factor in creating pressure. His replacement, Arthur Jones, has come on and had two sacks against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday but those were the first quarterback takedowns of his career.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar and The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
Harford County will not be charging fees on permits required for homeowners to repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, County Executive David R. Craig announced Thursday. If a property owner pays a permitting fee in order to repair Sandy-related damage, the county will provide a refund, according to a statement from Craig's office. The fee waiver and potential for refund has been authorized from today until December 1, the statement said.  More information about Harford's building, mechanical, electrical and plumbing fees can be found here:  http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/dilp/index.cfm?
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2012
Ravens All-Pro outside linebacker Terrell Suggs could play Sunday against the Houston Texans. The Ravens on Saturday activated the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year from the physically-unable-to-perform list, a procedural move required under league rules for him to be eligible to play. The team has decided to play Suggs if he feels and looks good after pregame warm-ups, according to sources familiar with the situation. The Ravens have until one hour before the game to designate their inactive players.
BUSINESS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2012
Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Development has waived the affordable-housing requirement for the Lexington Square "Superblock" project, a development discussed Thursday at a meeting of the City Council's Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee. The housing department does not have the $9.5 million needed to subsidize the construction of 59 affordable apartments in the mixed-use development slated for the intersection of Lexington and Howard streets, according to a memo from Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul Graziano.
NEWS
By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
It would be easier for Robin Small if she could simply give away cats from time to time. Or birds. Or dogs. Or ferrets. Or anything else adoptable that finds its way into Anne Arundel County Animal Control. "We, unfortunately, sometimes have to perform euthanasia," said Small, who runs the county shelter. She nuzzled a gray short-hair cat named Chile, a five-month resident of a small room crammed with 50 cat cages that seem to be constantly full. "There's no limit to how long she can stay," Small said, even though the shelter is again at capacity.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson | September 11, 2012
A day after he was waived to accomodate Anthony Allen's return to the active roster, undrafted free agent running back Bobby Rainey cleared waivers and was signed to the Ravens' practice squad. "I basically just want to pick up where I left off," Rainey said. "Offensively, I think I'm good. To get on offense, I have to do more on special teams. "   Rainey acknowledged that he was initially upset and confused when he learned prior to the Bengals game that he was being cut.   "It was a surprise to me, it caught me off-guard," Rainey said.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2012
Billy Cundiff won't get his chance for redemption, at least not in a Ravens uniform. A little more than seven months after he missed a 32-yard field-goal attempt that thwarted the Ravens' Super Bowl hopes and just three days after he was benched for an undrafted rookie in the third preseason game, Cundiff had his contract terminated by the Ravens on Sunday as the team trimmed its roster to 81. The move, which was extremely unexpected when training...
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By Edward Lee | August 4, 2012
Minutes before the Ravens were scheduled to begin practice at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, the organization announced it had signed Stevie Baggs Jr. to the roster. The 30-year-old linebacker has spent time with the Arizona Cardinals and the Detroit Lions, but has played mostly in the Canadian Football League. Listed at 6-foot-1 and 241 pounds, Baggs is a pass-rushing linebacker. The Ravens have been practicing at less than full strength at linebacker. Rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw (bruised right shoulder)
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