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Frank Conaway Sr., Clerk of Circuit Court, Dies

Feb 15, 2015

Frank M. Conaway Sr., the long-time clerk of Baltimore City Circuit Court who has held public office for more than four decades, died last night in his sleep at his Northwest Baltimore home. He was 81.

Conaway, who dubbed himself “the godfather of black politics in Baltimore,” was the patriarch of a family of public servants. His wife, Mary Conaway, was Baltimore City Register of Wills from 1982 until her retirement in 2012; his daughter, Belinda Conaway, was elected to that position in 2014; and son, Frank Conaway Jr., is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

BGF Gang Leader Sentenced To 12 Years In Jail Corruption Case 

The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader accused of heading up a drug smuggling ring inside the Baltimore City Detention Center is being sent to federal prison for 12 years. Tavon White pleaded guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy and agreed to testify against others implicated in the scandal. Last week, two guards, a jail kitchen worker and two inmates were found guilty in the case, while three other guards were acquitted. 

Panel on Police Expectations

“Public Enemy Number One” Found Guilty In Murders 

The man dubbed "Public Enemy Number One" is guilty of two counts of second-degree murder, six counts of attempted second-degree murder, and eight handgun counts. A jury last night convicted Darryl Anderson for his role in the murders of two women in East Baltimore two years ago. Baltimore police made Anderson Public Enemy Number One following the triple shooting and he was arrested 20 days later in Alabama. Anderson is facing life plus 400 years when he's sentenced in March. 

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Kelley / http://www.defense.gov/

Baltimore Declares Code Blue Due To Frigid Temps 

Baltimore City is declaring a "Code Blue" through tomorrow because of predicted frigid temperatures. The declaration means public and private shelters are available with extended services and there's help for those with no heat or electricity. There have been nine Code Blue days in Baltimore so far this winter, with two hypothermia-related deaths in the city. 

O'Malley Critical Of Offshore Drilling 

Annapolis Summit: Divide on Phosphorous Management

Jan 30, 2015
C. Wills

WEAA’s Marc Steiner, along with The Daily Record, hosted the 12th annual Annapolis Summit today at the Governor Calvert House, with nearly 150 people in attendance. Among the key issues discussed was the Phosphorous Management Tool, which was introduced under the administration of former Governor Martin O’Malley but was postponed. While Gov. Larry Hogan, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael Busch were in general agreement on the health of the Chesapeake Bay as a priority, they remain divided on what happens next regarding the PMT.