Monday, November 19, 2012
Aberdeen Police said the man who abducted the mother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken made stops in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties.
The man who abducted Vi Ripken made stops in Glen Burnie and Middle River, Aberdeen police said Monday. Police are seeking help from anyone that may have encountered the man on July 24 or July 25. Police said enhanced images were captured of the suspect at Walmart stores in the 6700 block of Chesapeake Center Drive in Glen Burnie and the 100 block of Carroll Island Road in Middle River. » Read all previous articles on the case here. Police also released images of a van, the owner of which may have made contact with the suspect in the Middle River store, they said. The Dodge van with stickers on both rear side windows is not a suspect vehicle, police said. Anyone with information may contact the criminal investigation section of the …
Will you miss seeing the Terps in the ACC?
The University of Maryland’s Board of Regents on Monday approved a move to the Big Ten Conference, ending nearly 60 years of affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference, multiple sources reported. Rutgers is expected to announce Tuesday that it will join the Terps in the Big Ten, the New York Daily News reported. Maryland’s move is the latest in a flurry of conference realignment that has drastically altered the landscape of college athletics in recent years, often disrupting traditional regional rivalries as schools chase increasingly lucrative television contracts. Maryland’s move, which could carry a $50 million exit penalty from the ACC, is considered to be a financial strategy that will bring the school a share of the Big Ten’s …
Naveed Sheikh could face up to five years in federal prison.
A Baltimore man faces up to five years in federal prison and millions of dollars in fines after pleading guilty Monday to distributing 1,000 copyrighted software programs, federal officials announced. In the plea agreement, Naveed Sheikh admitted conspiring to distribute more than 1,000 copies of software like Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, Quicken and various operating systems using several websites, server space in Scranton, PA and at a Bel Air home between February 2003 and April 2008. Sheikh allowed purchasers to either download the software or have it shipped to them. Sheikh informed customers that the software had been "cracked"—illegally circumventing copy protection, according to prosecutors. He accepted payments via a P.O. box …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Citing two sources, The Smoking Gun identifies Clash's sexual impropriety accuser as Sheldon Stephens of Harrisburg, Pa.
The Smoking Gun website has uncovered the identity of the man who accused puppeteer Kevin Clash of having an under-age sexual relationship with him. Citing two sources—a family member and a friend—The Smoking Gun said Clash's accuser is 24-year-old Sheldon Stephens, an aspiring model and actor. Stephens did not respond to requests for comment made by the website to his Facebook and Twitter accounts, according to The Smoking Gun's article. Through the website TMZ, Stephens on Monday accused Clash, a Dundalk native and 1979 graduate of Dundalk High School, of the sexual impropriety, and recanted his accusation the next day through a statement issued by the Harrisburg, PA law firm of Andreozzi and Associates. According to The Smoking Gun, …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A law firm issued a statement recanting accusations made about the man who performs the voice of Elmo on Sesame Street.
The 23-year-old man who accused puppeteer Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo, of having sex with him when he was 16 has recanted that allegation. New York Times reporter Brian Stelter is reporting via Twitter and newyorktimes.com that the man admitted the relationship was between consenting adults. The recantation was issued in a statement from a law firm, according to Stelter. Stelter also tweeted a statement from Clash: "I am relieved that this painful allegation has been put to rest. I will not discuss it further." The accuser claimed that he and Clash, who was raised in the Turner Station community of Baltimore County, had a sexual relationship seven years ago when he was 16 and Clash was 45. Though Sesame Workshop, the producer of Sesame …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Baltimore County State Sens. Jim Brochin and Delores Kelley and two other lawsuits challenged that the maps were not legally drawn.
The state's highest court has upheld state legislative redistricting maps drawn earlier this year. The one-page ruling does state that the court "determined that the Governor’s plan is consistent with the requirements of the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Maryland." Details behind the courts decision will be provided at a later date, according to the court ruling. Sens. Jim Brochin and Delores Kelley were involved in one of three suits against the redistricting plan on which the court heard arguments on Wednesday. The Democrats claim the new districts violate the Maryland Constitution and a 2002 Court of Appeals ruling that governs redistricting. The suit alleges that Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly…
Look to the skies for some stunning light displays this November and December.
As you hang the Christmas lights and light the candles, cast your eyes upon the universe's natural fireworks, as well. Astronomers anticipate three meteor showers this November and December. Nov. 12: Taurid Meteor Shower Nov. 17: Leonid Meteor Shower Dec. 13: Geminid Meteor Shower Be sure to schedule a night this season to bundle up, lay out some blankets and enjoy the light show in the sky. Share your tips for photographing the showers. Tell us your favorite places to sneak off to view the skies.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Two or three moving trucks full of donations will be transported to ravaged New Jersey communities this weekend.
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Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Baltimore Orioles are asking their fans to step up to the plate and donate supplies for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. Birds fans are invited to bring donations to the Warehouse at Orioles Park until 5 p.m. Thursday or between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, according to a news release. The Orioles, in partnership with Von Paris Moving and Storage, will send two to three moving trucks filled with donations to New Jersey communities that were hit hard during the recent storm. Those making donations can temporarily park in the North Warehouse Lot near the Orioles Team Store to drop off items at the second floor reception desk, the release reads. The Baltimore Orioles Offices entrance should be used. The release states that the following …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
The Baltimore County Democrat first claimed the seat in 2003.
U.S. Rep. C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger III was re-elected in the District 2 House of Representatives race, defeating challenger Nancy Jacobs, a Harford County Republican. Ruppersberger, a Baltimore County Democrat who first won his seat in 2003, said following his reelection that it was time to pull together as Americans to address the country's most pressing needs. "We have some very serious issues, we have fiscal issues, we have debt issues, we have deficit issues, we have international issues that are very serious, terrorism issues," he said. "So we need to come together now." Although his party will remain the minority in the House of Representatives, Ruppersberger said that he would be able to work across the aisle with Republicans. He…