Watermen challenge menhaden catch limits

A group of Maryland watermen has filed suit seeking to overturn the state's catch limit on menhaden, arguing that it violates state and federal law and that the forage fish is not in need of conservation. (Balt. Sun)

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Edward Dopkin, owner of Miss Shirley's and Raven caterer, dies at 61

Edward "Eddie" Dopkin, whose business acumen and knack for building relationships fueled a long career in Baltimore's restaurant and catering industries, died on Saturday at Sinai Hospital from complications associated with a form of leukemia. The resident of Keswick was 61. Mr. Dopkin was the founder and owner of the popular North Baltimore brunch destination Miss Shirley's, one of five restaurants that he operated in the Keswick and Evergreen neighborhoods along Cold Spring Lane. (Balt. Sun)

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Baltimore Firefighters Knocking On Doors And Offering Smoke Alarms

Firefighters hope to hand out tens of thousands of free smoke detectors this year by going door-to-door in city neighborhoods, a practice that the Baltimore Fire Department credits with helping bring fatal fires to historic lows.Thirteen people have been killed in fires in Baltimore this year, which tops last year's figure of 12. (Balt. Sun)

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70 Boxes Of U.S. Air Marshals Ammo Found In Car

A Linthicum man and two juveniles were arrested Sunday, authorities said, after police searched a car and found 70 boxes of ammunition belonging to the U.S. Air Marshals. The boxes of ammunition, of a type authorized for law-enforcement use only, were inside the car and in plain view; none of the suspects could provide a "verifiable" reason why it should be in their possession, police said. (Balt. Sun)

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FBI raids Owings Mills medical diagnostic firm

FBI agents raided the Owings Mills offices of a medical diagnostics firm as part of a health care fraud case, an FBI spokesman said. Agents from the White Collar Crime Squad raided the offices of Alpha Diagnostics, said Richard Wolf, spokesman for the FBI's Baltimore field office. Several boxes of documents were removed, he said. (Balt. Sun)

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3-D Printing Hits The Masses At Hampden's Atomic Books

The Hampden bookstore recently became among the first places in the area where customers can walk in and get objects printed — sort of a photocopy shop for the 21st century. The bookstore is offering the 3-D printing service the second Sunday of each month. The 3-D printing station is the brainchild of Anderson "Andy" Ta and Russ Reese, who have, in Ta's words, "like, 19 projects on our plates" using the technology. (Balt. Sun)

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Businessman Donates TV To Glen Burnie Home Invasion Victim

When Baltimore businessman Exdol Williams heard about a home invasion in Glen Burnie Friday morning that left an elderly couple bloodied and bruised, he felt compelled to help. The attack on Oliver Daff, 87, and June Paquette, 73, was "senseless," Williams said. On Sunday, Williams donated a 32-inch TV to Daff, replacing a set that was stolen by the three men who committed the home invasion. (Capital)

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Legislative Panel Examines Mystery Fee For Water And Sewer Connections In New Homes

Dozens of homeowners, mostly in Prince George’s County, have lodged complaints to a legislative panel that has been meeting in recent months to examine the "front foot benefit charge," which has left some owners with unexplained and unexpected charges that has made it more difficult to afford their homes. The charge is assessed for the installation of pipes that connect new homes to the public water and sewer system. (Wash. Post)

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