Furlough Closures To Affect Public Too. Friday marks the first of five furlough days this year for many state workers, and while employees will feel the most pain from the day off, the public may be pinched, too.
Man Convicted Of Mortgage Fraud Claims Innocence. A Maryland man who ran television ads claiming he could save homes from foreclosure is in court for the first day of his mortgage fraud sentencing and still says he’s innocent.
Fired Softball Coach Rehired At high School. A high school softball coach who said he was terminated in July for violating a school alcohol policy says he has been rehired. Brad Young said at a news conference on Thursday he’s been reinstated as Walkersville High School varsity softball coach.
Former MD State Trooper Charged In Sexual Offense. Maryland State Police said a trooper who resigned in April after being disciplined for a personnel issue has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a woman. State Police said Thursday that Marlon Iglesias, 42, of Silver Spring, was charged Wednesday night at his home with sexual offenses.
55 Children Safe After Bel Air Day Care Fire. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office said 55 children escaped safely from a day care center fire in Bel Air. Deputy State Fire Marshal Joseph Zurolo said the fire was reported shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Celebree Learning Center on Agora Drive in Bel Air. He said the cause is still under investigation but that the fire started in the bathroom of the Kindergarten Readiness Room of the one-story structure. Zurolo said the fire caused about $175,000 worth of damage.
Forbes: Ravens 11th Most Valuable NFL Team. Forbes has ranked the Baltimore Ravens as the NFL’s 11th most valuable team, with a value of about $1.1 billion.The rankings show the Ravens value went up 2 percent in the last year.The magazine’s annual report on the value of teams in the NFL says if you bought a personal seat license for the Ravens when the team moved into its new stadium in 1998, you have, on average, seen a 300 percent increase in your investment.