Regional Recap, February 23, 2010

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Ex-Alderman Gets Weekend In Jail For Groping. A former Annapolis alderman convicted of groping a U.S. Naval Academy midshipman he hosted under an academy program has been sentenced to a weekend in jail. Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Paul Harris Jr. said Monday that Samuel Shropshire abused a position of trust and was “less than honest” in his testimony about the incident. Shropshire was convicted by the judge in December of second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense, which are misdemeanors.

Blizzard Brings new Problems: Potholes. The snow may be melting, but it’s leaving behind massive potholes on state highways, creating more work for road crews. All of the freezing and thawing has created huge cracks in the concrete.The rush is currently on to get those potholes patched before vehicles are seriously damaged. Crews will be filling potholes for the next several weeks, and more are expected to crop up. (Eye On Annapolis note: report potholes right on our site on the “What’s Your Problem?” page.

Mom Convicted Of Killing 2 Girls Found In Freezer. A Maryland woman was convicted Monday of murdering two of her adopted daughters, whose bodies were found in a freezer in the woman’s home. Renee Bowman, 44, was found guilty of two first-degree murder charges in the deaths of the young girls. Their bodies were found in a freezer in her Lusby home in September 2008.

Inmate “Trusty” On Trial In Stolen Weapons Case. A former trusty accused of stealing weapons from a State Police barracks denied having anything to do with the stolen weapons at his trial on Monday, while prosecutors said his own words will help show he did it.Roderick Hayes, 40, turned down a plea agreement that would have given him 10 years in prison. He’s charged with theft and possessing and selling a regulated firearm.

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