: News

Filed Under:

Dixon 'Taking It Easy' Since Leaving Office

Play associated audio
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon.
Baltimore City Council
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon.

BALTIMORE (AP) Former Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon says she's been "taking it easy" and "cooking a lot of healthy meals" for her son since she left office on Feb. 4. Dixon resigned in a scandal over embezzled gift cards and unreported gifts from her former boyfriend.

She says she has yet to start her court-mandated 500 hours of community service but will do so "soon."

The former mayor appeared Wednesday night at a panel on crime sponsored by the news Web site Investigative Voice. She says she committed to participate before she left office.

She says the crime plan she implemented is ``probably the best plan that the city has ever had'' and that the city has "made great strides." Police have targeted their enforcement efforts on people with violent histories who carry guns.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.
WAMU 88.5

Donald Trump Sues Chef José Andrés Over Hotel Pullout

Trump has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Chef José Andrés and his companies after Andrés announced that he's canceling plans to have a restaurant inside Trump's Old Post Office hotel in downtown D.C.

Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.

Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.