A decision on whether Michael Maurice Johnson will be tried a third time for the 2010 killing of Phylicia Barnes will rest with the same judge who dismissed the case in January, court records show.
Thirty-nine people were displaced after a rowhouse fire in Northwest Baltimore spread to eight other homes on the block Thursday afternoon, a Fire Department spokesman said.
A 44-year-old Fallston man was killed in a hit-and-run Thursday night while transporting a neighbor's snow blower to his home, police said.
A 35-year-old accused in a string of random shootings in the Baltimore-Washington region told police he was "hearing voices" that told him to do it, court records released Thursday show.
A 21-year-old gang member has been sentenced to life plus 50 years for killing a man on a Baltimore playground. In a separate case, another man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for what prosecutors described as a gang-initiation slaying.
When Paul LaRuffa was shot Sept. 5, 2002, after he closed his restaurant in Clinton for the night, his assailants were not yet known, much less infamous.
The seemingly random shootings picked up steam, with four over 48 hours this week after one last week. Once ballistics tests indicated a single gunman might be responsible, area law enforcement agencies were put on alert.
A gunman believed responsible for a string of recent shootings in public areas — including one at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade — will be charged with attempted first-degree murder and other offenses, police said Wednesday.