Month: October 2023

Defendant Sentenced to Life Plus 55 Years for First-Degree Murder in 2014 Cold Case

Carroll County Circuit Court Judge Fred S. Hecker sentenced Charity Johnson (Godwin) to life plus life plus 55 years in the Department of Correction for the kidnapping, armed robbery, and murder of Prakash “Joey” Rampatsingh.

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Defendant Sentenced to a Decade in Prison for First Degree Assault with Ghost Gun

Austin Fabrick, 30 years old, of Hampstead, was sentenced to twenty years with all but ten years suspended for the assault in the first degree against Robert Green, 21 years old, of Hampstead.

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Citizen Commentary: Carroll County taxpayers unknowingly funding sexually explicit material for children

Citizen Commentary: Carroll County taxpayers unknowingly funding sexually explicit material for children.

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Marylanders Hope New Interim Superintendent Can Replicate Mississippi’s ‘Miracle’ Literacy Turnaround

As Maryland’s new interim state superintendent, Dr. Wright faces the daunting task of revitalizing the state’s public school system. One that once led the nation in fourth-grade reading scores, but has since plummeted to the 40th position among states.

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Carroll County Prosecutors Cleared of Wrongdoing After Investigation

Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Allan Culver and former Deputy State’s Attorney Edward Coyne cleared of any wrongdoing after an investigation by the Office of the State Prosecutor. See link to article in the comments.

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Delegate Tomlinson Calls on the Maryland Legislature to Stand with Israel

“These acts by Hamas are pure evil. I stand with the Jewish community and Israel’s right to defend themselves against radical Islamic extremism,” said Delegate Tomlinson. See link to article in the comments.

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Keep Mt. Airy Small: Don’t Settle, Mount Airy

A 55+ age restricted development with 488 units sounds familiar, but it isn’t the Beck Property/Mount Airy Crossing development. It’s a…

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Carroll County State’s Attorney’s and Sheriff’s Offices Collaborate on Alerting Parents of the Danger of Child Overdoses

Carroll County State’s Attorney, Haven N. Shoemaker, Jr., and Sheriff James DeWees, announce a campaign to notify the residents of Carroll County that children in the County are overdosing on drugs left out by parents.

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Keep Mt. Airy Small: Town Meeting Takeaways

August – October 2023 New Open Space Waiver Adopted (Ordinance 2023-30) In September, the Town Council voted 4-1 to pass an ordinance…

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Muckraker: A Carroll state of law enforcement

Carroll State’s Attorney Haven Shoemaker and Sheriff Jim DeWees both voiced their frustration with the forces from outside the county that work against law enforcement in it, while a new poll shows that black Democrats in Maryland want stricter penalties for criminals than white ones do — all part of what amounted to a state of local law enforcement address given Tuesday by the pair during a Republican Club of Carroll County event.

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