When federal prosecutors told a Baltimore defense attorney this month that authorities had used a high-tech device to track his client, it was more than a simple step in the legal discovery process.
With two months left in office, Gov. Martin O'Malley has asked to meet with at least two families whose loved ones were killed by men on Maryland's death row — a move that might signal the governor is poised to take action on death penalty cases.
The Black Guerrilla Family gang leader who prosecutors say essentially took over Baltimore's jail while an inmate there will be the government's star witness against the eight remaining defendants, attorneys said as the trial opened Wednesday.
A Baltimore man with two prior convictions for attempted murder was sentenced to a mandatory 25 years in prison without parole for throwing a pot of boiling water on his roommate at a halfway house.
Baltimore prosecutors withdrew key evidence in a robbery case Monday rather than reveal details of the cellphone tracking technology police used to gather it.
The trial of the eight remaining defendants charged in a case that alleged widespread corruption among inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center and corrections officers is slated to begin with jury selection Monday in U.S. District Court.
Baltimore had the fifth-highest murder rate last year among major U.S. cities — 37.4 per 100,000 people, according to statistics released last week by the FBI.
Federal prosecutors have charged the former owner of Glen Burnie's Empire Towers, a 10-story building on Ritchie Highway, with securities fraud for allegedly raising more than $7 million from investors for personal use under the guise that he was selling bonds.