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  • Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing

    Maryland legislators join call for answers on corrections officer's stabbing
    Legislators who help shape criminal justice policy in the state have joined union officials in demanding answers in the stabbing of a Western Maryland corrections officer, after it was revealed prison officials knew of a threat against the officer but...
  • Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?

    Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?
    Tavon White pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering for his role in the drug smuggling, cell phone smuggling and sex in the Baltimore detention center ("Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme," Aug. 7). I am appalled that Maryland Gov....
  • Italian Mafia boss ordered held by London court

    Italian Mafia boss ordered held by London court
    LONDON -- A Sicilian Mafia boss who was lived with his family in a quiet London suburb for two decades was denied bail by a British court Friday and ordered held on a warrant from Italian authorities who have sought his extradition since January 2012....
  • Can impulse buys beat online piracy and save newspapers?

    Here's an assumption underlying many a Big Idea online: If you make it easier for people to act on their impulses in a way that benefits your business, they will. A good example of this is Comcast's reported anti-piracy initiative. And my hunch is...
  • Whitey Bulger: Who should play him in the movie? [Poll]

    Whitey Bulger: Who should play him in the movie? [Poll]
    Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger is the kind of notorious, made-for-the-movies character who motivates actors to brush up on their scowls. With Bulger's conviction Monday on charges of murder, extortion, money laundering and weapons possession, the...
  • Guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into city jail for gang

    Guard pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into city jail for gang
    Charged with policing inmates in the Baltimore City Detention Center, correctional officer Jennifer Owens admitted to doing the opposite Tuesday. Owens, who worked as a correctional officer in the Baltimore jail from 2007 to 2013, pleaded guilty to a...
  • 'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'

    'Elysium' director: 'Chappie' will be 'like RoboCop but hilarious'
    Four days after "Elysium" hit theaters, the science fiction movie's backers announced Tuesday that they have greenlighted director Neill Blomkamp's next film, "Chappie." Sony Pictures Entertainment and MRC will once again co-produce and co-finance the...
  • 8/14/2013-Bye Bye Bulger

    8/14/2013-Bye Bye Bulger
    It must've been confusing for the Connecticut state investigators to find out that the Boston office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation was corrupt. At least our guys would've known they weren't nuts when their leads didn't go anywhere with...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Anger Management' on FX

    Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Anger Management' on FX
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of August 11 - 17, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Motive Flynn and Vega's (Kristin...
  • Deputies: Woman stalked, extorted victims with phony child abuse reports

    Deputies: Woman stalked, extorted victims with phony child abuse reports
    After receiving complaints from folks who reported that Tawny Lynn Blazejowski had been stalking them, the Sheriff's Special Victim’s Section began a complex investigation over the past year into these allegations, according to a news release from...
  • Mexico-L.A. drug ring hid meth, heroin in pipes on big rigs, feds say

    Federal prosecutors unveiled indictments Thursday against 57 members of an alleged drug trafficking ring that authorities said smuggled cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from Mexico to Los Angeles, using concealed compartments and PVC piping. Drug...