Thursday, January 24, 2013
Baltimore resident Charlotte Robinson was charged with felony theft for misusing a university credit card for personal purchases.
A former University of Maryland, Baltimore County employee pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge stemming from claims she made nearly $7,000 in personal purchases on a state-issued credit card. Baltimore resident Charlotte Alexis Robinson, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft, according to Attorney General Doug Gansler's office. “When public employees abuse taxpayer money, it erodes the public trust in government,” Gansler said in a statement. “This conviction and sentence will ensure the reimbursement of all public funds and hopefully serve as an example that defrauding taxpayers will not go unpunished.” Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Mickey J. Norman sentenced Robinson to a five-year suspended jail sentence and ordered her…
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Detectives are investigating the death as a suicide.
Police said they found the body of a missing Pikesville native Friday night. David Johnathan Scherr, 20, a University of Maryland student, was unresponsive in a 2013 Ford Escape parked in a lot near Route 197 and Route 450, according to Prince George's County Police. Detectives are investigating the death as a suicide. Scherr had been missing since Dec. 19.
Monday, November 19, 2012
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 …
Friday, September 16, 2011
There's more interest in what the Terps are wearing than what they're doing.
There have been a lot of questions as the Maryland football team prepared for always-tough West Virginia to come to town Saturday. But the questions were somewhat different from years past. Sports writers, players and fans weren’t talking as much about the scintillating performance of quarterback Danny O’Brien in the opening against Miami or how he looks more like a big-time quarterback with every throw. They weren’t discussing how much of a weapon running back Davin Meggett certainly appears to be, something that could give the Terps a big lift. There also wasn’t too much talk about how big that opening game win over Miami could be for this season. The big question I kept hearing and reading was: "What will their uniforms look like?" And …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Dundalk's Brian and Andrew Pedrick pull the same middle shift at the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety - University Police.
For almost three years, Brian and Andrew Pedrick have worked at the same place, but it wasn’t until five months ago that the father and son started working together. Now, they work the same 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. shift as dispatchers for the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety - University Police. Before this, they worked opposite shifts. “We rarely got to see each other,” Andrew Pedrick, 21, said. Now the Dundalk father and son sit back-to-back, one receiving emergency calls and the other communicating with police officers on the street, directing them to the scene. Brian and Andrew Pedrick commute together; vacations are easier to plan; they have the same days off to play Texas Hold ‘em or hit the bowling lanes. “We haven’t gone…