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Court upholds shooter's conviction in murder-for-hire plot

8:17 PM EDT, August 29, 2014

Court upholds shooter's conviction in murder-for-hire plot

A man convicted in a 2010 fatal shooting at a Hess gas station in exchange for $9,000 argued unsuccessfully that he should get a new trial because the judge in his case had once been the target in a similar scheme.

Police investigating fatal shooting in Franklin Square Friday

7:03 PM EDT, August 29, 2014

Police investigating fatal shooting in Franklin Square Friday

A 29-year-old man died after he was shot in the Franklin Square neighborhood Friday afternoon, Baltimore police said.

FBI joins search for man wanted in Lansdowne stabbing

7:01 PM EDT, August 29, 2014

FBI joins search for man wanted in Lansdowne stabbing

The FBI has joined Baltimore County police in the hunt for a man wanted in a Lansdowne stabbing earlier this week, and his girlfriend, who also remains missing.

Glen Burnie man charged with stabbing his neighbor

11:11 AM EDT, August 29, 2014

Glen Burnie man charged with stabbing his neighbor

Anne Arundel County police have charged a Glen Burnie man they say stabbed his neighbor after the two men got into an argument Thursday.

Police search for Lansdowne stabbing suspect, girlfriend

12:49 PM EDT, August 28, 2014

Police search for Lansdowne stabbing suspect, girlfriend

Baltimore County police continue to look for the suspect in a Lansdowne stabbing, along with his missing girlfriend.

15-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Turners Station

9:34 PM EDT, August 27, 2014

15-year-old boy fatally stabbed in Turners Station

Timothy Hall and Jalen Parrish were friends, Hall's mother said, recalling how the teen often came over for dinner, even slept at their Turners Station home.

Man sentenced to life without parole in Rodgers Forge murder

8:50 PM EDT, August 27, 2014

Man sentenced to life without parole in Rodgers Forge murder

Calling the shooting a "simply cold-blooded execution," a Baltimore County judge sentenced Dante Antonio Woods to life without parole on Wednesday for a fatal shooting in Rodgers Forge last summer.

No one found in Lansdowne house where barricade was reported

12:44 PM EDT, August 27, 2014

No one found in Lansdowne house where barricade was reported

No one was found inside a Lansdowne home where Baltimore County police had responded to a possible barricade situation Wednesday morning, police said.

Elderly man charged in hit and run crash that left two bicyclists injured

5:39 PM EDT, August 26, 2014

Elderly man charged in hit and run crash that left two bicyclists injured

A 74-year-old man has been charged in a hit and run crash in Stevenson that left two bicyclists severely injured, Baltimore County police said.

Police charge three men in Aug. 19 Windsor Mill shooting

1:36 PM EDT, August 26, 2014

Police charge three men in Aug. 19 Windsor Mill shooting

Three men who stole two cellphones and then shot one of the victims in Windsor Mill earlier this month have been charged, Baltimore County police said Tuesday.

Rosedale homicide victims identified

1:12 PM EDT, August 26, 2014

Rosedale homicide victims identified

A man and woman who died after they were attacked in a Rosedale apartment early Monday morning have been identified by Baltimore County police.

Trial scheduled for former school board member charged with fraud

3:46 PM EDT, August 25, 2014

Trial scheduled for former school board member charged with fraud

A former city school board member and city government worker who is accused of lying about his resume will be tried in court on fraud charges this fall.

Two suspects charged in machete attack near Dundalk

2:50 PM EDT, August 25, 2014

Two suspects charged in machete attack near Dundalk

Two suspects have been charged in a violent machete attack in Edgemere Friday that left one man severely injured, Baltimore County police said.

Baltimore County police searching for missing 15-year-old

11:22 AM EDT, August 25, 2014

Baltimore County police searching for missing 15-year-old

Baltimore County police are searching for a 15-year-old Reisterstown girl who went missing last month.

More police departments considering the use of drones

2:54 PM EDT, August 24, 2014

More police departments considering the use of drones

Law enforcement agencies in the Baltimore area and across the country are researching drones, intrigued by their potential for high-risk tactical raids and gathering intelligence.

4:31 PM EDT, August 22, 2014

Family of man shot by FBI raises questions about shooting

The family of a man fatally shot by FBI agents conducing a surveillance earlier this year on Reisterstown Road is questioning police tactics and the finding by prosecutors that the use of deadly force during a car stop was justified.

Dundalk man struck by car, dies

5:35 PM EDT, August 20, 2014

Dundalk man struck by car, dies

A Dundalk man died after he was struck by a car when he attempted to cross Belair Road Tuesday night, Baltimore County police said.

Bicyclists injured in early morning hit and run

7:47 PM EDT, August 22, 2014

Bicyclists injured in early morning hit and run

Two bicyclists suffered serious injuries after a hit-and-run crash in Stevenson early Friday morning, Baltimore County police said.

Man charged with stealing Battle Acre Monument Park gates

6:56 PM EDT, August 15, 2014

Man charged with stealing Battle Acre Monument Park gates

A Dundalk man has been charged with stealing and scrapping the historic wrought-iron gates at Battle Acre Monument Park that were reported missing in June, Baltimore County Police said.

Driver dies after vehicle strikes building in Towson

3:59 PM EDT, August 13, 2014

Driver dies after vehicle strikes building in Towson

A 27-year-old woman died after she drove off the road, struck a tree, and slammed into an apartment building in Towson early Wednesday, Baltimore County police said.

Defense attorney receives 18-month sentence on drug charges

8:28 PM EDT, August 12, 2014

Defense attorney receives 18-month sentence on drug charges

A Towson attorney was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in jail for smuggling drugs into the Baltimore County jail.

Man shot when he refuses to give up shoes, police say

12:01 PM EDT, August 12, 2014

Man shot when he refuses to give up shoes, police say

A 25-year-old was shot in the leg after he refused to give up his shoes during a robbery Monday night, Baltimore County police said.

Ed Hale to pay for Dundalk park gates to be replaced

10:10 PM EDT, August 18, 2014

Ed Hale to pay for Dundalk park gates to be replaced

A set of historic wrought-iron gates that were stolen and scrapped from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park will be replaced, Baltimore County officials said Monday.

Parents of malnourished boy left alone in hotel room charged

4:34 PM EDT, August 14, 2014

Parents of malnourished boy left alone in hotel room charged

The parents of a 6-year-old boy, who Baltimore County police said was severely malnourished and left alone in a hotel room alone for several hours, have been charged.

Man who tried to break up Essex bar fight dies

4:12 PM EDT, August 11, 2014

Man who tried to break up Essex bar fight dies

A man hit in the head after breaking up a fight outside of an Essex bar died, Baltimore County police said Monday.

Police identify woman's body found outside Pikesville home

6:40 PM EDT, August 12, 2014

Police identify woman's body found outside Pikesville home

An elderly woman reported missing by Baltimore County earlier this month was identified as the woman found dead outside a Pikesville home on Sunday.

Serious crash on Westminster Pike near Carroll-Baltimore county line

4:35 PM EDT, August 6, 2014

Serious crash on Westminster Pike near Carroll-Baltimore county line

A trash truck and a sports utility vehicle collided on Md. 140 in Baltimore County near the Carroll County line Wednesday afternoon.

Multiple traffic lights out in Towson, Lutherville, police say

12:40 PM EDT, August 13, 2014

Multiple traffic lights out in Towson, Lutherville, police say

Baltimore County police were warning motorists in the central Towson and Lutherville areas Wednesday of a number of traffic lights that were out, though some began to come back on after noon.

Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert

10:03 PM EDT, August 4, 2014

Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert

Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend.

Family and friends mourn 3-year-old Baltimore girl killed by gunfire

9:04 PM EDT, August 8, 2014

Family and friends mourn 3-year-old Baltimore girl killed by gunfire

She was buried in a small pink coffin.

Teen who died at Merriweather identified

8:57 PM EDT, August 5, 2014

Teen who died at Merriweather identified

The teenager who died of a suspected drug overdose after a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion over the weekend has been identified by officials at his Virginia high school.

Getting caught didn't deter alleged jewel thieves from more heists, police say

7:35 PM EDT, August 4, 2014

Getting caught didn't deter alleged jewel thieves from more heists, police say

The couple walked into Kent Island Jewelry first. She wore dark sunglasses, scrubs and a stethoscope draped around her neck. He was well-dressed and meticulously groomed.

Man injured at Sparrows Point

1:32 PM EDT, August 7, 2014

Man injured at Sparrows Point

A man changing a trailer tire at Sparrows Point was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center after Baltimore County fire officials said the tire blew out and struck him in the head.

Off-duty officer tries to break into home in search of drugs, police say

8:19 PM EDT, August 1, 2014

Off-duty officer tries to break into home in search of drugs, police say

A veteran Baltimore County police officer was suspended this week and faces several criminal charges after the department said he tried to break into a Dundalk home in search of drugs.

Boyfriend allegedly wrapped body in tarp, then dropped it along road

8:45 PM EDT, July 31, 2014

Boyfriend allegedly wrapped body in tarp, then dropped it along road

Dorothy Grubb said she feared her boyfriend would kill her. She wrote in court papers that he threatened to do that, then throw her in his truck and drive off down the road.

Missing woman's body found, boyfriend charged

11:08 PM EDT, July 30, 2014

Missing woman's body found, boyfriend charged

Baltimore County police on Wednesday charged a Dundalk man with killing his girlfriend, whose body was found on the side of a road after she was reported missing over the weekend, officials said.

7:32 PM EDT, July 22, 2014

Owings Mills woman charged with stabbing boyfriend

An Owings Mills woman is charged with stabbing her boyfriend during an altercation Sunday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

Man sentenced to over 10 years in prison for Dundalk bank robbery

6:09 PM EDT, August 1, 2014

Man sentenced to over 10 years in prison for Dundalk bank robbery

A man who, with his fiance, stole $130,000 from a Dundalk bank where she had previously worked as a teller, was sentenced in federal court Friday, authorities said.

Officer identified in White Marsh fatal shooting

6:12 PM EDT, July 24, 2014

Officer identified in White Marsh fatal shooting

Baltimore County police on Thursday identified the officer who fatally shot a man in a White Marsh neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

Police shoot and kill auto theft suspect in White Marsh after chase

9:31 PM EDT, July 22, 2014

Police shoot and kill auto theft suspect in White Marsh after chase

Baltimore County police chased a stolen car to a suburban cul-de-sac in White Marsh early Tuesday and shot a suspect to death in the woods nearby, police said.

Gun stored as evidence seized from home of retired Baltimore police officer

8:28 PM EDT, July 16, 2014

Gun stored as evidence seized from home of retired Baltimore police officer

Police investigating an alleged domestic dispute at the Bel Air home of a retired Baltimore police officer last month found a gun that had been seized by city police and stored as evidence, authorities said Wednesday.

Corrections officer sentenced in inmate assault

6:47 PM EDT, July 22, 2014

Corrections officer sentenced in inmate assault

A former corrections officer was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for assaulting an inmate in 2008 in retaliation for a prior incident involving another officer, authorities said.

Man hit by piece of steel at Sparrows Point

2:36 PM EDT, July 21, 2014

Man hit by piece of steel at Sparrows Point

A man was seriously injured after he was hit by a piece of steel at Sparrows Point on Friday, Baltimore County police said.

Suspects named in 2 cold cases closed by DNA evidence

5:20 PM EDT, July 21, 2014

Suspects named in 2 cold cases closed by DNA evidence

Two suspects who died before they were formally charged by police but were identified through DNA evidence in separate homicide cases from the 1990s were named by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office on Monday.

Aquatics instructor at summer camp charged with solicitation of a minor

8:03 PM EDT, July 16, 2014

Aquatics instructor at summer camp charged with solicitation of a minor

An aquatics instructor at a summer camp for youngsters at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore has been charged with sexual solicitation of a minor, police said.

Pair charged in jewelry store heists arrested at Catonsville hotel room

12:37 PM EDT, July 9, 2014

Pair charged in jewelry store heists arrested at Catonsville hotel room

After nearly two months on the run, a couple wanted in jewelry store heists around Baltimore County and several states as far as South Carolina, was arrested at a hotel room off U.S. 40 in Catonsville Monday, police said.

Baltimore County statistics show crime decreased in 2013

9:07 PM EDT, July 18, 2014

Baltimore County statistics show crime decreased in 2013

Baltimore County police reported overall declines in crime in 2013, but the area that includes Towson saw increases, according to statistics released Friday.

Prosecutors drop drug case affected by alleged evidence room theft

8:57 PM EDT, July 3, 2014

Prosecutors drop drug case affected by alleged evidence room theft

A week after a Baltimore County police cadet was accused of stealing drugs from the department's evidence room, prosecutors said they had dropped charges against a defendant in a case in which some of the drugs were seized.

Fourth of July is no holiday for police

7:25 PM EDT, July 3, 2014

Fourth of July is no holiday for police

As many prepare for Fourth of July cookouts or head to the Shore, law enforcement agencies across the state are beefing up patrols — to monitor large crowds at fireworks celebrations and ramp up DUI enforcement.

Deputies say they are understaffed, concerned about courthouse security

6:51 PM EDT, July 9, 2014

Deputies say they are understaffed, concerned about courthouse security

Deputy sheriffs at the Baltimore County circuit courthouse in Towson say their dwindling numbers and inability to hire new employees in the past four years has left them increasingly concerned about security.

Police make arrest in one of 2 Baltimore Co. shootings reported Tuesday

12:19 PM EDT, July 2, 2014

Police make arrest in one of 2 Baltimore Co. shootings reported Tuesday

Baltimore County police have arrested a 71-year-old man for a shooting in Windsor Mill — one of two shootings reported in the county on Tuesday.

Businesses, park evacuated for underground natural gas line fire

2:22 PM EDT, July 1, 2014

Businesses, park evacuated for underground natural gas line fire

Two businesses and a park were evacuated when an underground natural gas line caught fire Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County officials said.

Two kayakers at Prettyboy charged

10:05 PM EDT, July 2, 2014

Two kayakers at Prettyboy charged

Two kayakers who were injured after falling 200 feet over the face of the dam at Prettyboy Reservoir have been charged with trespassing.

Iron gates stolen from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park

8:57 PM EDT, July 1, 2014

Iron gates stolen from Dundalk's Battle Acre Monument Park

Wrought-iron gates erected to preserve Battle Acre Monument Park, one of Dundalk's War of 1812 sites, have been stolen, police said, even as they were being restored in time for September's celebration of the war's bicentennial.

Vigil tonight for Windsor Mill man killed last week

1:33 PM EDT, June 30, 2014

Vigil tonight for Windsor Mill man killed last week

A candlelight vigil will be held Monday night for a man who was fatally shot outside his mother's Windsor Mill home last week.

Essex man charged in Monday night shooting

2:29 PM EDT, July 16, 2014

Essex man charged in Monday night shooting

Baltimore County police arrested a 20-year-old Essex man in connection with a neighborhood shooting on Monday night.

Pair sought in jewelry theft at Green Spring Station boutique are wanted in other states

9:27 PM EDT, June 30, 2014

Pair sought in jewelry theft at Green Spring Station boutique are wanted in other states

Baltimore County police, along with a growing list of law enforcement agencies across several states, are searching for a Maryland pair who they say have stolen thousands of dollars in merchandise from jewelry stores.

Girlfriend arrested in Halethorpe man's death

2:57 PM EDT, June 27, 2014

Girlfriend arrested in Halethorpe man's death

Baltimore County police on Friday arrested the girlfriend of a Halethorpe man who was found dead in a vacant home in Baltimore last week.

Four people shot in city in less than 24 hours

11:11 AM EDT, July 1, 2014

Four people shot in city in less than 24 hours

Four people were shot in less than 24 hours, Baltimore police said on Tuesday.

Arrest made in stabbing of Essex pizza delivery driver

8:44 PM EDT, June 27, 2014

Arrest made in stabbing of Essex pizza delivery driver

Four teenagers are charged as adults with robbing and stabbing a pizza delivery driver in Essex Monday night, Baltimore County police said.

Towson home was first functional 'Molly' lab in Baltimore Co., police say

9:15 PM EDT, June 27, 2014

Towson home was first functional 'Molly' lab in Baltimore Co., police say

Inside a three-story Victorian home in Towson, police said they found Baltimore County's first functional MDMA lab, producing a drug more commonly known as the trendy club drug "Molly."

Baltimore Co. police cadet charged with evidence vault drug theft

9:16 PM EDT, June 25, 2014

Baltimore Co. police cadet charged with evidence vault drug theft

A Baltimore County police cadet stole drugs with a street value of more than $125,000 from the evidence vault at the department's headquarters and sold the drugs to two cousins, according to charging documents and police officials.

Pizza delivery driver stabbed in Essex

2:56 PM EDT, June 24, 2014

Pizza delivery driver stabbed in Essex

Three people robbed and stabbed a pizza delivery driver in Essex Monday night, Baltimore County police said.

County police search for man wanted in Woodlawn lounge shooting

3:53 PM EDT, June 24, 2014

County police search for man wanted in Woodlawn lounge shooting

Baltimore County Police are looking for a man wanted in a double-shooting outside a Woodlawn lounge earlier this month.

Baltimore County seeks to curb uptick in pedestrian accidents and fatalities

8:42 PM EDT, June 19, 2014

Baltimore County seeks to curb uptick in pedestrian accidents and fatalities

Twenty-two pedestrians died after being hit by cars in Baltimore County in 2013 — that's a five year high, and officials say the county is on pace to match it this year.

Man stabbed with box cutter before body disposed of in Baltimore

7:11 PM EDT, June 23, 2014

Man stabbed with box cutter before body disposed of in Baltimore

A Halethorpe man was stabbed several times with a box cutter inside his home before his body was disposed of in the stairwell of a vacant home in Baltimore a day later, according to charging documents.

FBI agents will not be charged in Owings Mills shooting

8:30 PM EDT, June 19, 2014

FBI agents will not be charged in Owings Mills shooting

A suspected Black Guerrilla Family gang member under surveillance in a narcotics investigation struck another vehicle with his SUV in an attempt to flee from FBI agents in April in Owings Mills, prompting them to fire 19 rounds, striking him six times, according to a detailed report of the fatal shooting.

Two charged in Randallstown shooting

5:50 PM EDT, June 23, 2014

Two charged in Randallstown shooting

Two Prince George's County men were arrested after Baltimore County police said one shot and injured a man during an armed robbery in Randallstown on Friday.

Towson-based attorney pleads guilty to drug charges

11:07 PM EDT, June 13, 2014

Towson-based attorney pleads guilty to drug charges

Towson-based defense attorney Jill Swerdlin pleaded guilty Friday to drug-related charges, prosecutors said.

Pregnant woman's death ruled a homicide

7:35 PM EDT, June 23, 2014

Pregnant woman's death ruled a homicide

An autopsy conducted by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore has determined that a full-term pregnant woman who was found dead in her Rosedale home Friday was the victim of a homicide, Baltimore County police said.

Synagogue employee charged with possessing, distributing child pornography

2:37 PM EDT, June 19, 2014

Synagogue employee charged with possessing, distributing child pornography

An employee at local synagogue has been charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, Baltimore County police said.

Maryland cyclist on ride to fight cancer struck, killed in Kentucky

9:50 PM EDT, June 14, 2014

Maryland cyclist on ride to fight cancer struck, killed in Kentucky

A bicyclist riding across the country to raise money for cancer research died late Friday when she was hit by a vehicle while changing a tire on the side of the road in rural Kentucky.

Four killed in separate crashes in Baltimore Co. this past week

12:33 PM EDT, June 10, 2014

Four killed in separate crashes in Baltimore Co. this past week

Four people died in different crashes in Baltimore County this past week, police said.

Baltimore County officer identified in Parkville shooting

12:30 PM EDT, June 10, 2014

Baltimore County officer identified in Parkville shooting

Baltimore County police identified the officer who exchanged gunfire with a Parkville man while responding to a domestic call Saturday night.

Firefighter who died during training remembered during services

6:48 PM EDT, June 5, 2014

Firefighter who died during training remembered during services

Firefighter Bob Fogle was a longtime fixture at Station 2 in Pikesville, friends said Thursday at his memorial service, and he could often be found giving impromptu instructions to less-experienced members or listening to bluegrass music on the computer.

 Young victim of W. Baltimore fire to be removed from life support

11:01 AM EDT, June 18, 2014

Young victim of W. Baltimore fire to be removed from life support

The 8-year-old boy who risked his life to save his younger brother and sister from their burning home in West Baltimore was to be taken off life support on Tuesday, family members said.

Perry Hall teacher struck with bat by student's father after texts found

5:27 PM EDT, June 5, 2014

Perry Hall teacher struck with bat by student's father after texts found

A Perry Hall High School student's father struck his daughter's teacher with a baseball bat after the family found "several dozen" text messages between the male instructor and 15-year-old girl, police said.

Man sentenced in 2003 Essex house party shootings

6:15 PM EDT, June 4, 2014

Man sentenced in 2003 Essex house party shootings

A Baltimore man convicted in the 2003 shooting deaths of two men at an Essex party was sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison Wednesday, prosecutors said.

Signature count for Maryland transgender bill petition continues

10:35 PM EDT, May 31, 2014

Signature count for Maryland transgender bill petition continues

Signatures to force a ballot referendum on a transgender rights law scheduled to take effect this fall were still being counted late Saturday night, organizers said.

Baltimore County firefighter dies during training exercise

1:24 PM EDT, May 31, 2014

Baltimore County firefighter dies during training exercise

A 58-year-old Baltimore County firefighter died Friday afternoon after he suffered a suspected heart attack during training, officials said.

7-year-old child dies in West Baltimore fire

8:58 PM EDT, June 16, 2014

7-year-old child dies in West Baltimore fire

Sean McCullough's father often walked him and his older brother to school after working an overnight shift at the 7-Eleven on Lexington Street downtown.

Jurors find teen not guilty in shooting case that led to fatal Catonsville raid

9:19 PM EDT, May 22, 2014

Jurors find teen not guilty in shooting case that led to fatal Catonsville raid

Nearly nine months after Baltimore County Police SWAT team member Jason Schneider was shot to death during a raid on a house in Catonsville, the teen whom police were trying to arrest that morning was acquitted of all charges.

Three people stabbed Saturday at Towson hookah lounge

6:08 PM EDT, May 19, 2014

Three people stabbed Saturday at Towson hookah lounge

Three people were stabbed in two separate incidents outside a Towson hookah lounge Saturday night, Baltimore County police said Monday.

Baltimore Co. police investigating Middle River homicide

5:39 PM EDT, June 3, 2014

Baltimore Co. police investigating Middle River homicide

Baltimore County police are investigating the murder of a man who was found with severe upper body trauma in Middle River Monday night.

Trial continues for teen sought in Catonsville raid where officer died

8:43 PM EDT, May 21, 2014

Trial continues for teen sought in Catonsville raid where officer died

The Winters Lane neighborhood in Catonsville had been on edge for more than a week. A man was shot in front of a neighborhood bar, and police were asking about Rasheed Stanford, 16, one of a group of kids who hung out at a white clapboard house on the corner of Roberts Avenue.

Pregnant woman in critical condition after crash on Pulaski Highway

10:42 PM EDT, June 14, 2014

Pregnant woman in critical condition after crash on Pulaski Highway

A pregnant woman and her unborn child are in critical condition after a crash on Pulaski Highway Saturday, Baltimore police said.

2 charged for posing as fundraisers for 'Support Our Troops Foundation'

5:15 PM EDT, May 31, 2014

2 charged for posing as fundraisers for 'Support Our Troops Foundation'

A couple that police said were posing as fundraisers for the "Support Our Troops Foundation" outside a Glen Burnie grocery store were charged Friday.

Police search for additional victims in burglaries near Towson University

5:37 PM EDT, May 16, 2014

Police search for additional victims in burglaries near Towson University

A Parkville man previously arrested for string of recent off-campus burglaries in Towson might be responsible for additional incidents, including sexual assault, Baltimore County police said Friday.

Man injured in Dundalk shooting late Wednesday

2:36 PM EDT, May 15, 2014

Man injured in Dundalk shooting late Wednesday

A man was shot in Dundalk Wednesday night, Baltimore County police said.

Judge approves $37M settlement in stent case

5:20 PM EDT, May 23, 2014

Judge approves $37M settlement in stent case

A $37 million settlement between the former owner of St. Joseph Medical Center and hundreds of patients of cardiologist Mark G. Midei who allege they received unnecessary heart stent procedures was approved by a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge on Friday.

Juvenile stabbed in Randallstown Friday afternoon

9:16 PM EDT, May 16, 2014

Juvenile stabbed in Randallstown Friday afternoon

Baltimore County police are investigating the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy that took place in Randallstown on Friday.

Baltimore investigating two cases of Legionnaires' disease

6:09 PM EDT, May 16, 2014

Baltimore investigating two cases of Legionnaires' disease

Two cases of Legionnaires' disease have been confirmed at a senior housing complex in East Baltimore, city health officials said Friday.

Man charged in mother-in-law's death

12:48 PM EDT, May 16, 2014

Man charged in mother-in-law's death

A Dundalk woman who was found dead inside her apartment in April was killed by her son in-law, Baltimore County police announced on Friday.

Man found shot in Idlewylde neighborhood Thursday night

1:32 PM EDT, May 16, 2014

Man found shot in Idlewylde neighborhood Thursday night

A man was shot in an alley in the Idlewylde neighborhood Thursday night, Baltimore County police said.

Man shot by FBI in Owings Mills was known BGF member

6:04 PM EDT, May 10, 2014

Man shot by FBI in Owings Mills was known BGF member

A man fatally shot by FBI agents outside an Owings Mills Sam's Club last month was a known Black Guerrilla Family gang member under surveillance in a federal narcotics investigation, according to a Baltimore County police report.

County police release 911 calls in WMAR crash and barricade

5:18 PM EDT, May 15, 2014

County police release 911 calls in WMAR crash and barricade

Baltimore County police on Thursday released the 911 calls made by frantic WMAR employees after a man drove into the television news station's building this week.

County releases 911 tapes from Sparrows Point building collapse

7:05 PM EDT, May 7, 2014

County releases 911 tapes from Sparrows Point building collapse

Baltimore County officials released three 911 calls Wednesday from the collapse of a steel mill building during demolition at Sparrows Point this week.

Workers were 40 feet in air before Sparrows Point collapse

9:14 PM EDT, May 6, 2014

Workers were 40 feet in air before Sparrows Point collapse

A crew of asbestos removal workers were operating equipment that had them more than 40 feet in the air when a former Bethlehem Steel Corp. building in Sparrows Point collapsed around them, according to a Baltimore County police report.

Fallen county firefighter, police officer remembered

7:03 PM EDT, May 2, 2014

Fallen county firefighter, police officer remembered

After learning his son had been shot to death while serving a warrant at a Catonsville home, Officer Jason Schneider's father found comfort in knowing his son had died doing something that mattered.

At-large suspect tried to rape 98-year-old Rodgers Forge woman, police say

9:50 PM EDT, April 29, 2014

At-large suspect tried to rape 98-year-old Rodgers Forge woman, police say

The 50-year-old man wanted for assaulting a 98-year-old woman at her Rodgers Forge home Saturday also tried to rape his victim, Baltimore County police said Tuesday.

Man charged with attempted rape of elderly Rodgers Forge woman taken into custody

4:40 PM EDT, April 30, 2014

Man charged with attempted rape of elderly Rodgers Forge woman taken into custody

A man accused of attempted rape of a 98-year-old woman in her Rodgers Forge home was arrested Wednesday morning, Baltimore County police said.

Police seek man in attack of 98-year-old woman

6:01 PM EDT, April 29, 2014

Police seek man in attack of 98-year-old woman

A 98-year-old woman was attacked at her home Saturday by a man claiming to be selling home improvement services, Baltimore County police said.

Man found dead in car in Crofton Monday morning

7:49 AM EDT, April 21, 2014

Man found dead in car in Crofton Monday morning

Anne Arundel County police said there are no signs of foul play after a man was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside a vehicle in Crofton Monday morning.

Man charged in 10 burglaries at off-campus apartments in Towson

12:39 PM EDT, May 7, 2014

Man charged in 10 burglaries at off-campus apartments in Towson

Baltimore County Police this week have charged a man in 10 burglaries that occurred at off-campus apartments around Towson University last month.

County volunteer firefighter not wearing mask in fatal blaze

7:28 PM EDT, April 25, 2014

County volunteer firefighter not wearing mask in fatal blaze

Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company firefighter Gene Kirchner, who died after searching for victims in a house fire, was not wearing his face mask, gloves or helmet, according to a departmental report released a year after the fatal blaze.

Slain 17-year-old Michael Mayfield laid to rest Thursday

7:33 PM EDT, April 24, 2014

Slain 17-year-old Michael Mayfield laid to rest Thursday

A young girl approached the casket of Michael Mayfield on Thursday and began to scream.

Man found dead in Woodlawn home overnight

11:47 AM EDT, April 21, 2014

Man found dead in Woodlawn home overnight

A man was found fatally shot inside his Woodlawn home overnight, Baltimore County police said.

Experts look back at Hopkins shooting to improve safety

9:52 PM EDT, April 11, 2014

Experts look back at Hopkins shooting to improve safety

Dr. Christina Catlett was working in the emergency room at Johns Hopkins Hospital when word came of a shooting just floors above. Paul Warren Pardus had killed his mother, shot her physician and then taken his own life.

Injuries climb to nine in building collapse at old Bethlehem Steel plant

10:50 PM EDT, May 5, 2014

Injuries climb to nine in building collapse at old Bethlehem Steel plant

Nine workers were hospitalized Monday after the roof gave way on a building at the former steel mill in Sparrows Point, disrupting work on the lengthy dismantling of the Baltimore County industrial complex.

Timothy Virts indicted following Amber Alert case

7:17 PM EDT, April 22, 2014

Timothy Virts indicted following Amber Alert case

Timothy Virts, subject of a manhunt last month that triggered a multistate Amber Alert ending at a South Carolina motel, has been formally indicted on charges that he abducted his 11-year-old daughter and killed her mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36.

FBI agents shoot, kill man in Owings Mills

8:54 PM EDT, April 11, 2014

FBI agents shoot, kill man in Owings Mills

FBI agents fatally shot a man Friday afternoon in a busy commercial area of Owings Mills, the bureau and Baltimore County police confirmed.

Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved

6:00 AM EDT, April 8, 2014

Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved

The call to the county homicide detective came in the middle of the night. A man had been gunned down at a bus stop on Eastern Boulevard in Essex. Found on the scene, the victim's cellphone held a message from someone named Ashley. It read simply, "You dead."

Man charged with fatally shooting neighbor after Sunday cookout

3:57 PM EDT, April 22, 2014

Man charged with fatally shooting neighbor after Sunday cookout

A Woodlawn man was charged Tuesday with fatally shooting his neighbor, saying he felt "disrespected" when the victim left a Sunday cookout early, according to charging documents.

10:49 PM EDT, April 21, 2014

Police identify two men who shot each other in Baltimore Sunday

Police identified two men who they said shot each other Sunday afternoon in the southwest Carrollton Ridge neighborhood.

State audit finds felons wrongly voted in 2010 election

4:08 PM EDT, April 5, 2014

State audit finds felons wrongly voted in 2010 election

Though felons are prohibited from voting in Maryland, 15 of them cast ballots in the 2010 gubernatorial election, according to a recently released audit.

School, police vigilant in face of reports of gunmen

9:19 PM EDT, April 3, 2014

School, police vigilant in face of reports of gunmen

Amid reports of an "active shooter" on campus Monday, Stevenson University students threw their desks against the classroom door, then prayed with near-strangers under computer carts.

Baltimore Co. permits inspector hit with child porn charges

3:45 PM EDT, March 21, 2014

Baltimore Co. permits inspector hit with child porn charges

A Baltimore County permits inspector was charged after police said they found more than 5,000 images child porn on his home computer and other electronic devices.

Age bias ruling on Balto. Co. pensions upheld

7:27 PM EDT, April 1, 2014

Age bias ruling on Balto. Co. pensions upheld

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that Baltimore County discriminated against older employees when it required them to contribute more to their pensions than younger employees.

Firefighters called to small fire at county detention center

4:29 PM EDT, April 4, 2014

Firefighters called to small fire at county detention center

A dryer caught fire at the laundry room of the Baltimore County Detention Center Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case

2:00 PM EDT, April 3, 2014

Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case

After serving nearly 40 years in prison for a fatal shooting, Walter Lomax was released in 2006 amid questions about his trial. On Wednesday, he celebrated another milestone in his case, as prosecutors formally dropped the charges against him.

Three officers identified in Parkville shooting

10:46 AM EDT, March 27, 2014

Three officers identified in Parkville shooting

Three Baltimore County officers who fatally shot a Parkville man last week who they said charged at them with a knife have been identified by the department.

Man accused of ordering girlfriend's death for insurance payout

9:03 PM EDT, March 21, 2014

Man accused of ordering girlfriend's death for insurance payout

For 14 years, police suspected Stephen Cooke in the death of his girlfriend, a theory stoked by the lucrative life insurance payout he received after her death. It wasn't until hours before another man's trial that police say they finally got what they needed to charge him.

Man, woman shot inside Southwest Baltimore home

3:05 PM EDT, March 28, 2014

Man, woman shot inside Southwest Baltimore home

A man and woman were shot inside a Southwest Baltimore home Friday morning, city police said.

Lockdown lifted, no crime suspected at Stevenson

8:24 PM EDT, March 31, 2014

Lockdown lifted, no crime suspected at Stevenson

Stevenson University's Owings Mills campus was locked down for three hours Monday afternoon as authorities investigated reports of an armed person on campus that turned out to have been sparked by a pellet gun.

5:47 PM EDT, March 20, 2014

Grandson pleads guilty in grandparent's death

A Pikesville man, who fled to Oklahoma in 2012 after his grandparents were found beaten and stabbed to death in their home, pleaded guilty in the killings and received a life sentence on Thursday, prosecutors said.

MTA officer allegedly raped accident victim after bus crash

9:02 PM EDT, March 20, 2014

MTA officer allegedly raped accident victim after bus crash

A MTA police officer has been charged with rape after a woman told investigators that he drove her home from the scene of an accident and then assaulted her.

Man shot by police in Parkville allegedly confronted officers before

9:13 PM EDT, March 19, 2014

Man shot by police in Parkville allegedly confronted officers before

The man shot to death this week by Baltimore County police had approached officers with a knife before, according to court documents in a January incident that bears striking similarities to this week's case.

Timothy Virts to remain at detention center pending murder trial

9:18 PM EDT, March 18, 2014

Timothy Virts to remain at detention center pending murder trial

Timothy Virts, accused of killing Bobbie Jo Cortez this month and abducting one of their daughters, will remain in jail pending trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Aguilar images released this week show proliferation of 'Little Brother' surveillance

7:00 AM EDT, March 16, 2014

Aguilar images released this week show proliferation of 'Little Brother' surveillance

He was captured on video using an ATM in Beltsville, later at a McDonald's in Burtonsville and then arriving in a taxi at The Mall in Columbia on Jan. 25.

Timothy Virts returns to Maryland to face homicide charge

5:03 PM EDT, March 14, 2014

Timothy Virts returns to Maryland to face homicide charge

Baltimore County police say Timothy Virts has returned to Maryland to face homicide allegations, a week after the abduction of his daughter and the killing of her mother sparked a multistate manhunt.

Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine

9:28 PM EDT, March 12, 2014

Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine

The teenager who led a deadly January assault at The Mall in Columbia did not target his victims, but planned a killing spree inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, Howard County police revealed Wednesday.

Amber Alerts, social media 'keyboard crime fighters' aided search for abducted girl

7:23 PM EST, March 8, 2014

Amber Alerts, social media 'keyboard crime fighters' aided search for abducted girl

Police and relatives of abducted girl Caitlyn Virts credited the use of the Amber Alert system and the quick, eager fingers of social media users with helping authorities find the 11-year-old in Florence, S.C., on Friday.

Police officer seriously wounded in East Baltimore shooting

7:45 PM EDT, March 15, 2014

Police officer seriously wounded in East Baltimore shooting

A Baltimore police officer remained in critical but stable condition Saturday morning after authorities said somebody approached his personal vehicle and opened fire Friday night, hitting him several times in the upper body and sending him to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center for emergency surgery.

Police say Columbia mall shooter may have had fixation with Columbine

1:49 PM EDT, March 12, 2014

Police say Columbia mall shooter may have had fixation with Columbine

Darion Marcus Aguilar had no connections to his victims and modeled his attack on the Mall in Columbia after the Columbine High School shooting, Howard County police revealed Wednesday.

Nationwide manhunt ends as missing Maryland girl is found safe in S.C.

11:42 AM EST, March 8, 2014

Nationwide manhunt ends as missing Maryland girl is found safe in S.C.

A nationwide hunt ended Friday night when Caitlyn Marie Virts, the 11-year-old girl missing since her mother was found killed in their Dundalk home on Thursday, was located in a motel room in Florence, S.C., with her father, Timothy Virts, who was taken into custody, Baltimore County police said.

Man shot on Belair Road early Wednesday

10:35 AM EDT, March 12, 2014

Man shot on Belair Road early Wednesday

A man was shot in the jaw and ankle on Belair Road in northeast Baltimore early Wednesday morning by an unknown suspect wearing a hooded sweat shirt and dark pants, city police said.

Trial begins for men accused of gunning down 12-year-old

8:28 PM EST, March 6, 2014

Trial begins for men accused of gunning down 12-year-old

Two gunmen opened fire on 12-year-old Sean Johnson and his friends in 2011 to "send a message" to their East Baltimore neighborhood, prosecutors said Thursday at the start of the trial of the alleged gang members accused of killing Johnson and wounding three of his friends.

Baltimore police officer charged with killing girlfriend's puppy

1:49 PM EST, March 5, 2014

Baltimore police officer charged with killing girlfriend's puppy

A city police officer is accused of beating a Jack Russell terrier puppy with a mop, then choking the dog and sending a picture of its dead body to its owner — his girlfriend.

Timothy Virts waives extradition to Maryland

9:36 PM EDT, March 10, 2014

Timothy Virts waives extradition to Maryland

Timothy Virts, the man who allegedly killed the mother of his children and then fled to South Carolina with one daughter, has waived his right to extradition proceedings, authorities said Monday.

Ex-Black Panther leader plans community service after release in officer's killing

8:57 PM EST, March 5, 2014

Ex-Black Panther leader plans community service after release in officer's killing

Released after 44 years behind bars in the shooting death of a Baltimore police officer, former Black Panther leader Marshall "Eddie" Conway said in a radio interview Wednesday that he plans to dedicate the next stage of his life to community service.

Multi-state manhunt ends as missing Maryland girl is found safe in S.C

9:57 PM EST, March 8, 2014

Multi-state manhunt ends as missing Maryland girl is found safe in S.C

— The Dundalk father and daughter sought in a multi-state search were found a day after they inconspicuously checked in at a small South Carolina motel more than 400 miles from where their journey began.

Child injured after shots fired into a van in Baltimore County

2:36 PM EST, March 5, 2014

Child injured after shots fired into a van in Baltimore County

A young girl was injured but is expected to survive after someone fired a gun into a van with three others inside, Baltimore County police said. The van was stopped at an Overlea traffic light Monday night.

Aaron A. Johnson, basketball coach

9:57 PM EST, March 2, 2014

Aaron A. Johnson, basketball coach

Aaron Acquilla Johnson Sr., a longtime educator and basketball coach, died Feb. 14 of lung cancer. Mr. Johnson, of Baltimore, was 79.

Man found near Shot Tower dies, police say

9:16 PM EST, March 2, 2014

Man found near Shot Tower dies, police say

A man found not breathing Sunday at the intersection of Baltimore and President streets has died, city police said.

Woman found dead in water near South Clinton Street identified

1:31 PM EST, March 5, 2014

Woman found dead in water near South Clinton Street identified

Baltimore police have identified a woman who was found dead, floating in an industrial area near South Clinton Street Thursday.

Police investigating fatal Dundalk shooting

3:15 PM EST, February 27, 2014

Police investigating fatal Dundalk shooting

Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide that occurred in a Dundalk apartment Thursday afternoon.

5:56 PM EST, February 26, 2014

Shots fired outside county motel

Baltimore County police have identified a man charged with firing several shots outside a Pulaski Highway hotel room before stashing the gun inside a nearby Royal Farms.

Man rescued from Randallstown stream Friday

3:12 PM EST, February 21, 2014

Man rescued from Randallstown stream Friday

A man pulled from a stream in Randallstown Friday afternoon is listed in critical condition, Baltimore County officials said.

Funeral held for boy, 8, who died during house fire

7:53 PM EST, February 26, 2014

Funeral held for boy, 8, who died during house fire

Troy Douglas no longer sits at his desk at William Paca Elementary. The third-grader's classmates and teachers have decorated it with cards and balloons to preserve his memory.

8-year-old boy killed walking past E. Baltimore home that caught fire

11:59 AM EST, February 20, 2014

8-year-old boy killed walking past E. Baltimore home that caught fire

An 8-year-old boy walking home from school was killed Wednesday when an East Baltimore rowhouse that neighbors said exploded caught fire, sending rubble into the street and plumes of thick, black smoke over the area.

Robbers ask for water, force way into Pikesville home, tie up man and his daughter

4:13 PM EDT, March 26, 2014

Robbers ask for water, force way into Pikesville home, tie up man and his daughter

Baltimore County police released pictures on Wednesday of two men they want to question in two Pikesville home invasions earlier this month, including one where a man and his daughter were tied up.

Rosedale man convicted in 2012 homicide

5:15 PM EST, February 21, 2014

Rosedale man convicted in 2012 homicide

A Baltimore County jury on Thursday convicted a Rosedale man of stabbing another man, and leaving his body in a burning car.

Boy killed as house collapsed was planning to attend birthday party

8:55 PM EST, February 20, 2014

Boy killed as house collapsed was planning to attend birthday party

As he left school for the last time, 8-year-old Troy Douglas was planning to meet up with friends and relatives to play laser tag at a cousin's birthday party, his family said Thursday.

Couple allegedly posed as customers, stole jewelry from Timonium store

10:05 AM EST, February 19, 2014

Couple allegedly posed as customers, stole jewelry from Timonium store

A couple posing as customers entered a Timonium jewelry store, where, while looking at merchandise, made off with several rings costing nearly $46,000, according to Baltimore County police.

Balt. County police make arrest in auto thefts

8:37 PM EST, February 15, 2014

Balt. County police make arrest in auto thefts

A Catonsville man was arrested last week after Baltimore County police said they spotted him driving a beige 2004 Volkswagen Jetta that had been reported stolen by the owner.

Police called to Torrent Lounge in Towson early Saturday

8:45 PM EST, February 15, 2014

Police called to Torrent Lounge in Towson early Saturday

Baltimore County police were called early Saturday to the Torrent Lounge in Towson, which opened Friday, after someone discharged pepper spray inside, causing some patrons to cough and vomit.

11:50 PM EST, February 13, 2014

Firefighters called to 6 fires amid storm, ask residents to clear hydrants

Baltimore City firefighters were called to six fires during Thursday's snow storm, but a spokesman said call volumes were lower than usual. Only one became a working fire.

16-year-old charged in stabbing outside Woodlawn roller rink

4:20 PM EST, February 10, 2014

16-year-old charged in stabbing outside Woodlawn roller rink

Baltimore County police charged a 16-year-old in a stabbing Saturday night that left two teens injured outside a Woodlawn roller skating rink.

Jury begins deliberations in trial of officer assault case

9:25 PM EST, February 7, 2014

Jury begins deliberations in trial of officer assault case

Jurors began deliberations Friday in the trial of two Baltimore police officers accused of assaulting a man during a 2011 drug arrest in which the suspect attempted to hide in the home of one officer's girlfriend.

Firefighters called to 2 fires amid storm, ask residents to clear hydrants

9:05 AM EST, February 14, 2014

Firefighters called to 2 fires amid storm, ask residents to clear hydrants

Baltimore City firefighters were called to two fires Thursday morning amid the snow storm, but a spokesman said call volumes were lower than usual.

9:47 PM EST, February 10, 2014

2 Baltimore officers convicted on charges related to assault of suspect

Two Baltimore police officers were found guilty Monday on charges related to the assault of a man who attempted to hide in the home of one officer's girlfriend after he fled from police during a 2011 drug arrest.

Man in custody after security guard robbed at bank

1:18 PM EST, February 10, 2014

Man in custody after security guard robbed at bank

A Dunbar security guard leaving a Parkville bank Monday morning was robbed by a man armed with a chemical irritant, Baltimore County police said.

Man charged with setting fire to neighbor's home in Essex

4:31 PM EST, February 5, 2014

Man charged with setting fire to neighbor's home in Essex

A 65-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after Baltimore County police said he set his neighbor's house on fire Tuesday in Essex.

2 Baltimore officers convicted on charges related to assault of suspect

6:18 PM EST, February 10, 2014

2 Baltimore officers convicted on charges related to assault of suspect

Two Baltimore police officers were found guilty Monday on charges related to the assault of a man who attempted to hide in the home of one officer's girlfriend after he fled from police during a 2011 drug arrest.

Veteran officer identified in Cockeysville shooting

6:31 PM EST, February 4, 2014

Veteran officer identified in Cockeysville shooting

Baltimore County police have identified the police officer who shot a man suspected of attacking him as he responded to a domestic dispute at a Cockeysville apartment complex last week.

Man shot multiple times in Turner Station Tuesday night

7:20 PM EST, January 29, 2014

Man shot multiple times in Turner Station Tuesday night

A man was shot multiple times Tuesday night in Turner Station, Baltimore County police said.

Police investigating whether incendiary device caused Essex house fire

6:25 PM EST, February 4, 2014

Police investigating whether incendiary device caused Essex house fire

Baltimore County police are investigating whether an incendiary device might have caused an Essex house fire Tuesday morning that sent three people, including a firefighter and a police officer, to an area hospital.

Critics say wrong number is latest failure of Md. health exchange

7:36 PM EST, January 18, 2014

Critics say wrong number is latest failure of Md. health exchange

Critics said Saturday that the latest problem to hit Maryland's online health exchange — an incorrect help-line number that directed hundreds of callers to a Seattle-based pottery business — was another symptom of the poorly operating website.

Turner Station woman forced inside her home by gunman to perform sex act

5:52 PM EST, January 29, 2014

Turner Station woman forced inside her home by gunman to perform sex act

A Turner Station woman on her porch Monday was approached by an armed man who forced her inside to perform a sex act, Baltimore County police said.

'Exorcism' attempt alleged in death of two children

11:14 AM EST, January 19, 2014

'Exorcism' attempt alleged in death of two children

Two women have been charged in the recent stabbing deaths of two young children at a Germantown townhouse — in what Montgomery County police said was an attempt at an exorcism.

4:55 PM EST, January 18, 2014

Man dies from stab wounds in Baltimore

Baltimore police said a man was fatally stabbed early Saturday morning in Northwest Baltimore.

Man in 'Haters Gonna Hate' cap wanted in bank robbery

5:38 PM EST, February 3, 2014

Man in 'Haters Gonna Hate' cap wanted in bank robbery

Federal authorities are looking for a man they said robbed a PNC Bank in Baltimore Monday afternoon wearing a red hat that read, "Haters Gonna Hate."

Police involved in shooting at Cockeysville apartment complex

1:58 PM EST, January 31, 2014

Police involved in shooting at Cockeysville apartment complex

A Baltimore County Police officer shot a man who attacked him as he responded to a domestic dispute at a Cockeysville apartment complex Thursday, authorities said.

Man injured in attempted robbery in Baltimore

8:17 PM EST, January 18, 2014

Man injured in attempted robbery in Baltimore

Police were searching Saturday for two suspects in the shooting of a man in an attempted robbery in the city's northeast neighborhood of Waltherson, Baltimore police said.

Halethorpe man on trial for murder found dead in jail cell

6:12 PM EST, December 20, 2013

Halethorpe man on trial for murder found dead in jail cell

A Halethorpe man charged in his girlfriend's death was found dead in his jail cell last month, closing the case, court records show.

Two men arrested in 7-Eleven robberies

10:56 AM EST, February 3, 2014

Two men arrested in 7-Eleven robberies

Armed with a machete and a handgun, two men robbed three 7-Eleven stores across Baltimore County in about an hour Thursday night before being arrested, police said.

Family member criticizes raid that killed Balto. Co. officer, relative

8:38 PM EST, January 29, 2014

Family member criticizes raid that killed Balto. Co. officer, relative

Before dawn last Aug. 28, Tonya Smith said, she heard two shots and pulled her 13-year-old daughter under the bed. Then came the sound of tactical officers pounding up the stairs.

Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society

8:24 PM EST, December 31, 2013

Theft case leaves additional documents at Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society can thank document thief Barry H. Landau for some recent additions to its collection.

Hawthorne woman sentenced to life in Essex bus stop shooting

6:10 PM EST, January 17, 2014

Hawthorne woman sentenced to life in Essex bus stop shooting

A Hawthorne woman was sentenced to life in prison Friday for having her boyfriend gun down the father of her child near an Essex bus stop on Feb. 18, prosecutors said.

Man robbed by men with BB gun in Severn

8:19 PM EST, January 18, 2014

Man robbed by men with BB gun in Severn

A 23-year-old man was robbed by two men with a BB gun in Severn Saturday, Anne Arundel County police said.

No sentence reduction for Browning, who killed family in '08

7:13 PM EST, January 17, 2014

No sentence reduction for Browning, who killed family in '08

A Baltimore County judge on Friday denied Nicholas Browning's motion to reduce the four life sentences he received for murdering his parents and two younger brothers at their Cockeysville home.

Police charge man who barricaded himself in Towson home

6:08 PM EST, December 20, 2013

Police charge man who barricaded himself in Towson home

A man who barricaded himself inside his Towson home Wednesday and fired off several rounds — causing police to shut down streets and placing schools on lockdown — has been charged.

As Towson grows, so do concerns over violent crime

9:25 PM EST, January 16, 2014

As Towson grows, so do concerns over violent crime

Towson University student Mykeal Spivey was walking toward his off-campus apartment when three men came up from behind, demanded his cellphone and attacked him when he refused. Spivey noticed the blood as he collapsed against a light pole; he hadn't realized they had stabbed him.

After Ethan Saylor death, panel calls for better training on disabilities

6:24 PM EST, January 9, 2014

After Ethan Saylor death, panel calls for better training on disabilities

Maryland law enforcement workers need more guidance in dealing with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, according to a commission formed after a man with Down syndrome died in a struggle with Frederick County sheriff's deputies.

More police now sporting cameras on their bodies

4:02 PM EST, January 4, 2014

More police now sporting cameras on their bodies

Officer Aaron Waddell pulled over a gray Dodge Caravan on Route 198 in Laurel and asked the driver for his license and registration. Waddell told the man why he stopped him — a suspected seat belt violation — and added, "Just to let you know, you're being recorded."

Teen to be tried as adult on charges related to death of county officer

7:59 PM EST, December 19, 2013

Teen to be tried as adult on charges related to death of county officer

A 17-year-old charged with gun violations in the wake of the shooting that killed Baltimore County tactical officer Jason Schneider will be tried as an adult in the case, a judge ruled Thursday.

Police seek 7-Eleven shooting suspect

5:08 PM EST, December 20, 2013

Police seek 7-Eleven shooting suspect

Baltimore County police released a photo of a man who shot a 7-Eleven employee during an attempted robbery at the Loch Raven convenience store earlier this month.

Police identify man shot by officers Sunday

10:17 PM EST, December 16, 2013

Police identify man shot by officers Sunday

Baltimore County police identified a man who was shot by officers in Windsor Mill on Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a woman and attempted to run officers down with his car.

12:55 PM EST, December 18, 2013

Possible shots fired at Towson barricade

Baltimore County police say a person has barricaded themselves inside a Towson home Wednesday morning, and are asking residents in the area to stay inside.

Officer to serve 60 days in Baltimore police training shooting

8:59 PM EST, December 17, 2013

Officer to serve 60 days in Baltimore police training shooting

A city police instructor was sentenced Tuesday to two months in jail for shooting a trainee during exercises, an incident that left a man critically wounded and, in the words of a prosecutor, "brought dishonor onto the Baltimore Police Department."

Man in custody after Towson barricade

9:20 PM EST, December 18, 2013

Man in custody after Towson barricade

A man is in custody after he barricaded himself inside a Hampton home for nearly seven hours Wednesday, Baltimore County police said.

Catonsville woman's death ruled a homicide

5:10 PM EST, December 10, 2013

Catonsville woman's death ruled a homicide

Baltimore County police said Tuesday they are investigating a Catonsville woman's death from earlier this month as a homicide.

Study rates Maryland's top court second in financial disclosure

3:04 PM EST, December 7, 2013

Study rates Maryland's top court second in financial disclosure

The judges of Maryland's top court are subject to the second-best financial disclosure rules in the country, according to a national study. But the report found that transparency is so bad nationwide that no state got a letter grade higher than "C."

Couple accused of robbing bank of more than $133,000

12:42 AM EST, December 6, 2013

Couple accused of robbing bank of more than $133,000

The robbers knew to show up as workers came in to open the M&T Bank in Dundalk, authorities say. And as the armed man and his fiancee forced a teller to unlock the safe at the branch, they say, she was horrified to learn that they also knew her son's name.

Naked man's body was found outside Essex gas station

7:31 PM EST, November 25, 2013

Naked man's body was found outside Essex gas station

A naked man was found dead outside a gas station on Eastern Boulevard in Essex Monday, Baltimore County police said.

In federal lawsuit, Baltimore County officer says he was discriminated against

5:06 PM EST, November 28, 2013

In federal lawsuit, Baltimore County officer says he was discriminated against

An African-American Baltimore County police sergeant claims in a federal lawsuit that he faced threats and discrimination after reporting that two white officers used excessive force and made an unlawful arrest.

Balto. Co. officer cleared in man's death after using Taser 10 times

5:20 PM EST, November 26, 2013

Balto. Co. officer cleared in man's death after using Taser 10 times

A Baltimore County police officer did not use excessive force by using a Taser 10 times on a man who died during an attempted 2007 arrest, a federal jury found this month.

One person shot in Essex Tuesday

4:11 PM EST, November 26, 2013

One person shot in Essex Tuesday

A man was shot outside an Essex business Tuesday before running to a nearby McDonald's restaurant, Baltimore County police said.

Security guard fatally shot at Baltimore County crab house

8:18 PM EST, December 13, 2013

Security guard fatally shot at Baltimore County crab house

A security guard was fatally shot while breaking up a fight between patrons at a Windsor Mill crab house early Friday morning, Baltimore County police said.

Two officers hurt attempting to arrest hit-and-run suspect

5:18 PM EST, November 26, 2013

Two officers hurt attempting to arrest hit-and-run suspect

Charges are pending against a man who slammed an officer's hand in a door when police tried to arrest him Monday night in a hit-and-run investigation, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.

11 accused in cigarette, drug scheme with links to Eastern Europe

10:27 PM EST, December 11, 2013

11 accused in cigarette, drug scheme with links to Eastern Europe

A family crime organization trafficked more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes and more in illegal foreign drugs through a Baltimore restaurant and a Pikesville pharmacy that received a Baltimore County-backed loan, authorities said in a federal indictment that was unsealed Wednesday.

Police seek man in attempted dirt bike robbery

4:35 PM EST, November 22, 2013

Police seek man in attempted dirt bike robbery

Baltimore County police are continuing to investigate an attempted armed robbery where the suspects tried to steal dirt bikes as they were being loaded onto a truck in July.

Reisterstown woman dies in house fire

2:44 PM EST, December 9, 2013

Reisterstown woman dies in house fire

A 35-year-old woman died after her Reisterstown home caught fire Sunday, Baltimore County officials said.

School bus driver not charged in Pikesville roll-over crash

1:07 PM EST, November 22, 2013

School bus driver not charged in Pikesville roll-over crash

A Baltimore County school bus driver will not be charged after a bus rolled over while taking 10 students to Pikesville Middle last month, police said.

7-Eleven employee shot at Loch Raven store Sunday

4:28 PM EST, December 9, 2013

7-Eleven employee shot at Loch Raven store Sunday

Baltimore County robbery detectives are investigating the non-fatal shooting of a Loch Raven 7-Eleven employee Sunday night.

Dundalk cocaine dealer sentenced

9:20 PM EST, November 19, 2013

Dundalk cocaine dealer sentenced

A man described by prosecutors as a major cocaine dealer in Dundalk who sold primarily to dancers at local strip clubs was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison.

Ohio man sentenced in Balto. Co. human trafficking case

6:11 PM EST, November 18, 2013

Ohio man sentenced in Balto. Co. human trafficking case

A Cleveland man was sentenced Monday in Baltimore County to 20 years in prison for pimping women from Ohio over the Internet, according to the state's attorney's office.

Baltimore County police getting new Ford Interceptor cruisers

6:53 PM EST, November 14, 2013

Baltimore County police getting new Ford Interceptor cruisers

Baltimore County police officers will soon be getting behind the wheels of new cruisers.

Bullet struck wife, young son in Frederick County murder-suicide, police say

7:57 PM EST, November 25, 2013

Bullet struck wife, young son in Frederick County murder-suicide, police say

A New Market man fatally shot both his wife and their young son with one bullet last week, then turned his gun on himself, the Frederick County sheriff's office said Monday.

Police personnel section merging with Baltimore County office

1:36 PM EST, November 22, 2013

Police personnel section merging with Baltimore County office

The Baltimore County police department's personnel section was consolidated into a single county-wide office this week, a spokeswoman said.

Two people stabbed in Essex Thursday

12:27 PM EST, November 22, 2013

Two people stabbed in Essex Thursday

Two people were stabbed in Essex Thursday night as the result of an ongoing neighborhood dispute, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.

Police helicopter assists 2 stuck on ATV in Back River

8:12 PM EST, November 19, 2013

Police helicopter assists 2 stuck on ATV in Back River

Two people were rescued from an amphibious vehicle stuck in a muddy section of the Back River Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

One man dies after boat capsizes in Essex

8:26 PM EST, November 13, 2013

One man dies after boat capsizes in Essex

One person died, and two others were taken to a local hospital after a fishing boat capsized in Essex Wednesday, according to Natural Resources Police.

6:28 PM EST, November 13, 2013

I-95 crash reported in White Marsh

A three-vehicle crash clogged traffic on Interstate 95 north in past exit 67 to White Marsh Boulevard in Baltimore County Wednesday afternoon.

Additional county employee information recovered on suspect's computer

7:44 PM EST, November 8, 2013

Additional county employee information recovered on suspect's computer

A former information technology contract worker had banking information for more than 6,000 current and former Baltimore County employees on his computer, local government officials said Friday.

Juror says Midei panel split over damages

8:10 PM EST, November 7, 2013

Juror says Midei panel split over damages

Though a Baltimore County jury agreed that former cardiologist Mark Midei placed stents in Glenn Weinberg's heart unnecessarily, one juror said panel members did not all agree that the procedure caused the prominent businessman to miss out on a stake in Maryland's largest casino.

Speed, alcohol contributed to Sparks fatal crash, county police say

8:21 PM EST, November 8, 2013

Speed, alcohol contributed to Sparks fatal crash, county police say

Speed and alcohol likely contributed to a crash in Sparks on Thursday night that killed two people and left one woman in critical condition Friday, Baltimore County police said.

Traffic: Disabled vehicle slowing beltway traffic

9:23 AM EDT, November 1, 2013

Traffic: Disabled vehicle slowing beltway traffic

A disabled vehicle was slowing traffic in Baltimore City Friday morning, the Maryland Department of Transportation reported.

Reminder: Reset your clocks back an hour

6:39 AM EDT, November 1, 2013

Reminder: Reset your clocks back an hour

Daylight savings time ends Sunday, which means it's time to reset the clocks back an hour, and an added hour of sleep.

Hawthorne woman convicted in her child's father's death

6:32 AM EDT, November 1, 2013

Hawthorne woman convicted in her child's father's death

A Baltimore County jury on Wednesday found a Hawthorne woman guilty of having her boyfriend fatally shoot the father of her child.

City detective sentenced in perjury case

6:24 PM EST, November 12, 2013

City detective sentenced in perjury case

A Baltimore City homicide detective who lied about being shot at a downtown parking garage two years ago will not serve any jail time.

Viewing, funeral scheduled for city firefighter

6:38 AM EDT, November 1, 2013

Viewing, funeral scheduled for city firefighter

The Baltimore firefighter who was killed, along with his girlfriend, inside his Glen Burnie home last weekend will be laid to rest Saturday, following a viewing Friday.

Fixture in city softball leagues dies after early-morning fire

8:02 AM EDT, October 31, 2013

Fixture in city softball leagues dies after early-morning fire

Edward Clark — known as "Pops" to Baltimore softball enthusiasts — could often be found along the sidelines watching a game from his red folding chair. Nearly anyone who played in adult leagues saw the 81-year-old on the fields this summer, as they have for years.

Former contract worker identified in theft of employee data

7:49 PM EST, November 13, 2013

Former contract worker identified in theft of employee data

A man who stole personal data of thousands of Baltimore County employees while working as a information technology contract worker was identified Wednesday after being extradited from Florida.

Local agencies prepare response efforts in Philippines

7:19 PM EST, November 9, 2013

Local agencies prepare response efforts in Philippines

Baltimore-area organizations were mobilizing relief efforts Saturday after one of the strongest typhoons to make landfall — with winds reaching almost 200 mph — struck the central Philippines, leaving as many as 1,200 people dead.

Man charged in multiple sexual assault cases acquitted a fourth time

9:53 AM EDT, October 27, 2013

Man charged in multiple sexual assault cases acquitted a fourth time

A man charged in five sexual assault cases since 2010 based on DNA evidence was acquitted a fourth time Friday in Baltimore City Circuit Court, as prosecutors vowed to continue to try to convict him.

8:54 PM EDT, October 24, 2013

Suspect wanted for shooting Howard Co. officer taken into custody

Howard County police found the convicted felon wanted in the shooting of an officer as the man limped along U.S. 1 Thursday morning, concluding a manhunt that had begun the day before while authorities canvassed the area.

Midei breached medical care standards with stents, jury finds

10:19 PM EDT, October 23, 2013

Midei breached medical care standards with stents, jury finds

Former cardiologist Mark Midei improperly placed three stents in the heart of a prominent businessman who didn't need them, a Baltimore County jury ruled Wednesday in a malpractice case.

Kern's fellow instructor says guns not allowed in training

9:42 PM EDT, October 16, 2013

Kern's fellow instructor says guns not allowed in training

Officer William S. Kern should not have been carrying the live gun he used in the accidental shooting of a recruit, a fellow instructor said in court Wednesday, challenging Kern's assertion that he needed his service weapon for security.

Democratic club names Ofc. Jason Schneider 'officer of the year'

7:44 PM EST, November 9, 2013

Democratic club names Ofc. Jason Schneider 'officer of the year'

Tactical officer Jason Schneider, who was fatally shot when police entered a Catonsville house in August, has been named police officer of the year by the County Seal Democratic Club of Baltimore County.

Mistrial in Midei stent case as jury deadlocks on damages

10:14 PM EST, November 6, 2013

Mistrial in Midei stent case as jury deadlocks on damages

A Baltimore County judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the latest malpractice case against former cardiologist Mark Midei and the former owners of St. Joseph Medical Center after jurors failed to agree on how much the plaintiff deserved in damages.

Jury to determine damages in stent malpractice case

6:37 PM EDT, October 28, 2013

Jury to determine damages in stent malpractice case

A prominent Baltimore businessman said he lost millions of dollars when he chose to retire early after being led to believe he suffered from severe coronary disease.

Baltimore police instructor guilty of reckless endangerment in training shooting

9:30 PM EDT, October 17, 2013

Baltimore police instructor guilty of reckless endangerment in training shooting

A jury found Baltimore police instructor William S. Kern guilty Thursday of reckless endangerment for shooting and critically wounding a recruit during a training exercise at the Rosewood Center in Owings Mills.

Truck fire reported at Coppin campus

9:54 AM EDT, October 31, 2013

Truck fire reported at Coppin campus

A fuel truck caught fire near the campus of Coppin State University Thursday morning, a city fire spokesman said.

Traffic: Crash closes one lane of I-95 in Harford Co.

7:47 AM EDT, October 31, 2013

Traffic: Crash closes one lane of I-95 in Harford Co.

In Harford County, the left northbound lane and shoulder of Interstate 95 before exit 74 to Route 152 Mountain Road, has closed due to a crash involving four vehicles. The Department of Transportation reported the incident at 7:26 a.m.

Traffic: Accident shutters southbound lanes of Harbor Tunnel

8:13 AM EDT, October 30, 2013

Traffic: Accident shutters southbound lanes of Harbor Tunnel

An accident has left the southbound lanes of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel closed as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Maryland Department of Transportation website.

County officer charged after son discharges service weapon

6:32 PM EDT, October 25, 2013

County officer charged after son discharges service weapon

A veteran Baltimore County police officer has been charged with failing to secure a firearm after his 11-year-old son handled his service weapon, firing it into a bedroom door, according to the department.

Karla Porter sentenced to life without parole in husband's death

6:47 PM EST, November 4, 2013

Karla Porter sentenced to life without parole in husband's death

A White Marsh woman will spend the rest of her life in prison for hiring a hit man to kill her husband — a man she has insisted subjected her to years of abuse.

Jury weighing damages in $150 million stent suit

8:46 PM EDT, November 1, 2013

Jury weighing damages in $150 million stent suit

Lawyers for Baltimore businessman Glenn Weinberg told a jury Friday he missed out on making millions of dollars from the Maryland Live casino when he retired early after being wrongly told he had severely blocked heart arteries.

Midei, St. Joseph trial wraps up

6:54 PM EDT, October 21, 2013

Midei, St. Joseph trial wraps up

Attorneys for a former patient of Dr. Mark Midei said Monday that he was careless, rushing into giving a patient stents, while the cardiologist's lawyers said he was providing necessary care.

5:56 PM EDT, October 12, 2013

Man dies in burning car in Owings Mills

A man died in a single-vehicle crash in Owings Mills early Saturday morning, police said, after his car veered off the road, struck a utility pole and a tree and caught fire.

Man shot by county police wanted in armed robbery at Timonium gold store

9:27 PM EDT, October 12, 2013

Man shot by county police wanted in armed robbery at Timonium gold store

A Baltimore man who was shot by county police Friday on Pulaski Highway was wanted for robbing a Timonium gold business earlier this month of jewelry and other items after binding two employees' hands with zip ties, authorities said.

Man charged in multiple sex offense cases acquitted fourth time

7:34 PM EDT, October 25, 2013

Man charged in multiple sex offense cases acquitted fourth time

A man linked by DNA in four separate sexual assault cases since 2011 was acquitted on sex offense charges again on Friday in Baltimore City Circuit Court.

Training instructor had 'unhealthy attachment' to gun, state says

9:16 PM EDT, October 15, 2013

Training instructor had 'unhealthy attachment' to gun, state says

Baltimore police training instructor William Kern had an "unhealthy attachment" to his gun, prosecutors said in court Tuesday, alleging that the veteran officer twice pulled out the weapon by mistake during exercises — then refused to hand it over after the accidental shooting of a recruit.

Midei says stents may have saved the life of patient suing him

8:36 PM EDT, October 9, 2013

Midei says stents may have saved the life of patient suing him

Mark Midei said in court Wednesday that he may have saved the life of a former patient by placing three stents in the man's heart, disputing the patient's claims in a $50 million lawsuit alleging that the procedure was unnecessary.

Warrant issued for missing Baltimore City man

7:38 PM EDT, October 25, 2013

Warrant issued for missing Baltimore City man

Baltimore County police are searching for a registered sex offender who did not report for his required check-in with city police and have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Prather charged in shooting of Howard County officer

9:20 PM EDT, October 25, 2013

Prather charged in shooting of Howard County officer

The owner of the AutoMax car dealership on Washington Boulevard said one of his salesmen felt something was wrong when Stephon Prather came there Wednesday and asked to test-drive a Cadillac.

Man wounded during police-involved shooting in Middle River

8:02 PM EDT, October 11, 2013

Man wounded during police-involved shooting in Middle River

Baltimore County police shot a man suspected of armed robbery after he reached for a handgun as detectives attempted to arrest him, department officials said Friday.

Hospital distances itself from Midei, stent procedures

6:53 PM EDT, October 7, 2013

Hospital distances itself from Midei, stent procedures

St. Joseph Medical Center did not have authority over the medical decisions cardiologist Mark Midei made for his stent patients, attorneys for the Towson hospital's former owners said in court Monday as they attempted to separate the institution from the doctor accused of performing unnecessary procedures.

Baltimore Co. state's attorney files for re-election in 2014

7:12 PM EDT, October 10, 2013

Baltimore Co. state's attorney files for re-election in 2014

Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger filed this week to run for reelection as the county's top prosecutor in 2014.

Officer in training shooting says he was expected to carry gun

5:00 AM EDT, October 7, 2013

Officer in training shooting says he was expected to carry gun

The Baltimore police supervisor who shot a recruit during an unauthorized training exercise in Owings Mills was expected to have a live firearm, his lawyer says in court documents, while acknowledging that he meant to pick up and fire a practice pistol instead.

Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center

10:01 PM EDT, October 7, 2013

Police say indicted Towson attorney smuggled drugs into detention center

A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said.

Cockeysville suspicious package turns out to be piece of wood

2:40 PM EDT, October 3, 2013

Cockeysville suspicious package turns out to be piece of wood

The Baltimore County police bomb squad was called to Cockeysville on Thursday for a suspicious package that turned out to be a block of wood with tape wrapped around it.

Two shot inside home in Middle River

11:21 PM EDT, October 2, 2013

Two shot inside home in Middle River

Two men were shot inside of a Middle River home on Wednesday afternoon, and police say both are expected to survive their injuries.

Midei briefly takes stand in civil suit

8:13 PM EDT, October 9, 2013

Midei briefly takes stand in civil suit

Former cardiologist Mark Midei took the stand Tuesday during the most recent civil suit against him and the previous owners of St. Joseph's Medical Center, in which the plaintiff is accusing him of performing unnecessary stent procedures.

Fire displaces 27 people from Lansdowne apartment building

7:42 PM EDT, September 26, 2013

Fire displaces 27 people from Lansdowne apartment building

A firefighter suffered minor injuries in a blaze that broke out at a Lansdowne apartment building Thursday afternoon — displacing 27 people, Baltimore County fire officials said.

Teen pedestrian struck in Catonsville dies

12:14 PM EDT, September 30, 2013

Teen pedestrian struck in Catonsville dies

A 17-year-old girl died after she was struck by a car on Route 40 in Catonsville Sunday night, Baltimore County police said.

Towson-based attorney indicted on drug-related charges

10:33 AM EDT, October 4, 2013

Towson-based attorney indicted on drug-related charges

A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a defense attorney based in Towson and 12 other people on drug-related charges, court records show.

New circuit administrative judges appointed

6:36 PM EDT, September 13, 2013

New circuit administrative judges appointed

Two new circuit administrative judges were appointed to oversee the day-to-day court functions in the city, Baltimore and Harford counties.

County police move to keep their old guns off the street – but at a cost

5:00 AM EDT, September 25, 2013

County police move to keep their old guns off the street – but at a cost

As Baltimore County police replace nearly 2,000 service weapons, they won't allow the old ones to be sold in gun shops — a decision that will prevent firearms from entering the open market but could triple the agency's cost.

Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal

5:53 PM EDT, September 23, 2013

Officer pleads guilty in jail drug-smuggling scandal

A corrections officer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to smuggling drugs into the Baltimore City Detention Center for members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang.

Essex man wanted on child sexual abuse charges flees from police

6:36 PM EDT, September 13, 2013

Essex man wanted on child sexual abuse charges flees from police

Baltimore County Police are searching for an Essex man who struck two police vehicles when detectives attempted to arrest him at his home for child sexual abuse charges Thursday.

Odenton man identified as drowning victim in Potomac River

4:24 PM EDT, September 7, 2013

Odenton man identified as drowning victim in Potomac River

An Odenton man who drowned in the Potomac River on Labor Day has been identified, Montgomery County police said.

Baltimore man charged in non-fatal Woodlawn stabbing

7:04 PM EDT, September 27, 2013

Baltimore man charged in non-fatal Woodlawn stabbing

A 29-year-old Baltimore man was arrested in connection with a stabbing in Woodlawn Thursday night, Baltimore County police said.

Balto. Co. police union wants Kamenetz held in contempt

7:16 PM EDT, September 20, 2013

Balto. Co. police union wants Kamenetz held in contempt

The Baltimore County police union is asking a judge to hold in contempt County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and his budget director, arguing that the county has not complied with an order to return money to hundreds of retirees who overpaid health care premiums.

Manchester motorcyclist dies in crash

5:03 PM EDT, September 7, 2013

Manchester motorcyclist dies in crash

A Manchester motorcyclist died Saturday morning when his bike veered off the road into a wire fence, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said.

Teen sought in raid that led to officer's death held without bail

9:38 PM EDT, August 30, 2013

Teen sought in raid that led to officer's death held without bail

A Baltimore County district judge denied bail Friday to the teen sought in a county police raid that led to an officer's shooting death.

Man dead after barricade was at center of Md. handgun challenge

2:53 PM EDT, September 11, 2013

Man dead after barricade was at center of Md. handgun challenge

The Baltimore County burglar who helped trigger an ongoing constitutional challenge to Maryland's handgun laws shot himself to death, police said, after he assaulted his estranged wife and beat his parents with a pipe.

County police searching for suspect in Randallstown shooting

8:54 PM EDT, September 24, 2013

County police searching for suspect in Randallstown shooting

Baltimore County police are looking for a 25-year-old man in connection with a July non-fatal shooting on Liberty Road in Randallstown.

No device located after explosion reported near courthouse

9:31 PM EDT, September 12, 2013

No device located after explosion reported near courthouse

Authorities were trying to determine the cause of a loud sound that emanated from a trash can outside the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse in downtown Baltimore on Thursday afternoon, leading authorities to evacuate the building and shut down city streets.

Montgomery Co. teacher from Dundalk charged with child sexual abuse

11:19 AM EDT, August 13, 2013

Montgomery Co. teacher from Dundalk charged with child sexual abuse

A Montgomery County elementary school teacher from Dundalk who was charged with possession of child pornography has now been charged with child sexual abuse, police said.

8:29 PM EDT, September 20, 2013

Man arrested in Pikesville double shooting

Baltimore County police have charged a 20-year-old man with two counts of attempted murder in a double shooting in Pikesville this month.

One dead, three injured in three shootings

8:52 AM EDT, September 8, 2013

One dead, three injured in three shootings

A man died after suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Baltimore's Hamillton Hills neighborhood on Friday night, the first of three shootings that left three others injured, city police said.

Three women sought in Glen Burnie High School fire

6:06 PM EDT, September 7, 2013

Three women sought in Glen Burnie High School fire

Anne Arundel County authorities are looking for three women caught on surveillance video at Glen Burnie High School after a baseball dugout caught fire early Saturday morning.

Officer Schneider known for his dedication, leadership

10:32 PM EDT, August 28, 2013

Officer Schneider known for his dedication, leadership

When members of the Baltimore County police tactical unit prepared to conduct raids in volatile, high-risk situations, they often turned to Officer Jason Schneider to be the first through the door.

6:28 PM EDT, September 17, 2013

Four men plead guilty in kidnapping scheme seeking money, drugs

Four men have pleaded guilty in a scheme to extort money and heroin by kidnapping an 8-year-old boy, according to the Baltimore State's Attorney's office.

Another man killed in troubled corner of West Baltimore

9:36 PM EDT, September 6, 2013

Another man killed in troubled corner of West Baltimore

Police found a gunshot victim Friday on a sidewalk just south of Druid Hill Park, another in a series of deadly shootings in the neighborhood that has capped a bloody summer and shaken residents who have not seen such violence in years.

Police make arrest in connection with officer's killing in raid

10:39 AM EDT, August 30, 2013

Police make arrest in connection with officer's killing in raid

Baltimore County Officer Jason Schneider was trying to subdue a teen attempting to flee when a man came up behind him and opened fire during a predawn Catonsville raid, according to court documents filed Thursday.

Karla Porter found guilty of first-degree murder in husband's death

8:17 PM EDT, August 13, 2013

Karla Porter found guilty of first-degree murder in husband's death

A Baltimore County jury on Tuesday rejected a White Marsh woman's claim that the only way to end years of spousal abuse was to hire a hit man to kill her husband.

Woman sought for credit card fraud in Baltimore County

12:39 PM EDT, September 26, 2013

Woman sought for credit card fraud in Baltimore County

Baltimore County police are searching for a woman wanted for fraudulent credit card purchases at county Walmart stores.

Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City

6:35 PM EDT, September 7, 2013

Driver injured in crash with train in Ellicott City

A vehicle stuck on a train track in Ellicott City was struck by a train early Saturday, leaving a man injured, Howard County fire officials said.

Slain Baltimore Co. police officer laid to rest Saturday

6:50 PM EDT, August 31, 2013

Slain Baltimore Co. police officer laid to rest Saturday

Jason Schneider always kissed his wife before he left for work each morning. On Wednesday, before the Baltimore County tactical officer walked out the door at 4 a.m., he kissed her one last time.

Fatal police-involved shooting reported in Woodlawn

10:07 PM EDT, August 13, 2013

Fatal police-involved shooting reported in Woodlawn

One person was killed and two others injured in two separate police-involved shootings that took place hours apart Tuesday in Baltimore County and Baltimore City.

2 killed, student hurt in shooting near Salisbury University

7:00 PM EDT, September 4, 2013

2 killed, student hurt in shooting near Salisbury University

A Salisbury University student remains in critical condition after she was shot by her ex-boyfriend, who fatally shot her friend then killed himself just off the Eastern Shore campus, police said.

Porter says she feared for life when she ordered husband killed

9:43 PM EDT, August 8, 2013

Porter says she feared for life when she ordered husband killed

Karla Porter matter-of-factly confessed on Thursday to hiring a hit man to kill her husband, testifying that she had him shot because she feared he would kill her first.

County police identify man fatally shot by officers in Woodlawn

7:52 PM EDT, August 14, 2013

County police identify man fatally shot by officers in Woodlawn

Baltimore County police on Wednesday identified a man fatally shot by officers and a second person who was charged following a burglary in the Woodlawn area.

Court affirms police decision to fire officer married to gang member

8:54 PM EDT, September 4, 2013

Court affirms police decision to fire officer married to gang member

Baltimore police do not have to reinstate an officer who was fired after the department discovered she was married to an incarcerated Dead Man Inc. gang member, an appeals court has ruled.

Son of fallen officer throws out first pitch at Orioles game

8:42 PM EDT, September 5, 2013

Son of fallen officer throws out first pitch at Orioles game

The son of slain Baltimore County police officer Jason Schneider threw out the first pitch at Thursday's Orioles game against the Chicago White Sox.

Man injured in Seagram's plant fire identified

7:07 PM EDT, July 31, 2013

Man injured in Seagram's plant fire identified

A man left critically injured in a fire at the former Seagram's plant in Dundalk was identified Wednesday by Baltimore County officials.

Officer killed while serving warrant in Catonsville

10:09 PM EDT, August 28, 2013

Officer killed while serving warrant in Catonsville

A Baltimore County police officer was shot to death Wednesday during a predawn raid on a house in Catonsville, police said. His alleged assailant was also killed in the firefight.

Baltimore County murder-for-hire case now in the hands of the jury

7:36 PM EDT, August 12, 2013

Baltimore County murder-for-hire case now in the hands of the jury

Prosecutors and defense attorneys for Karla Porter sparred Monday over whether a woman who admits hiring a man to kill her husband should be convicted of murder or manslaughter.

White Marsh woman on trial in husband's 2010 killing

8:56 PM EDT, August 6, 2013

White Marsh woman on trial in husband's 2010 killing

Accused of ordering a man to kill her husband at a Towson gas station, Karla Porter claims that she felt she had no other choice as she sought to escape an abusive relationship in which she believed her life was in danger.

Jury deliberations likely to begin Monday in Karla Porter trial

9:03 PM EDT, August 9, 2013

Jury deliberations likely to begin Monday in Karla Porter trial

Jurors are expected to begin deliberating Monday whether Karla Porter is guilty of premeditated murder for hiring a man to kill her husband, or of a lesser charge because she was acting in self-defense.

'Drywall burglar' set to appear in court

8:32 PM EDT, July 28, 2013

'Drywall burglar' set to appear in court

When a burglar broke into more than two dozen apartments in Baltimore County, it wasn't the items he took that were unusual. It was what he left behind.

Double shooting reported in McElderry Park neighborhood

10:59 PM EDT, July 26, 2013

Double shooting reported in McElderry Park neighborhood

Two men were shot – one fatally -- in the East Baltimore neighborhood of McElderry Park early Friday morning, city police reported.

Fish Head Cantina owners ordered to pay $2,000 fine

9:31 PM EDT, August 5, 2013

Fish Head Cantina owners ordered to pay $2,000 fine

The owners of the Fish Head Cantina in Arbutus, where a man was stabbed to death last month, were ordered to pay a $2,000 fine Monday by the Baltimore County Board of Liquor Commissioners.

Jury selection to begin for wife accused in 2010 Towson murder

6:15 PM EDT, August 4, 2013

Jury selection to begin for wife accused in 2010 Towson murder

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a White Marsh woman charged with ordering the death of her husband at a Towson gas station three years ago.

Two Md. women accused of using dead moms' names on ballots

10:28 AM EDT, July 31, 2013

Two Md. women accused of using dead moms' names on ballots

Two Maryland women attempted to use their dead mothers' identities to cast illegal votes in last year's presidential election, the state prosecutor's office said Tuesday.

Five pedestrians injured during two-car crash in Lochearn

11:44 AM EDT, July 26, 2013

Five pedestrians injured during two-car crash in Lochearn

Five teenage pedestrians were injured when a car drove off the road after striking another vehicle Thursday night in Lochearn, Baltimore County police said.

Baltimore Co. chief recognized by national law enforcement association

7:48 PM EDT, August 9, 2013

Baltimore Co. chief recognized by national law enforcement association

Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was recognized this month by a national law enforcement association for advocating for stricter gun control laws.

Teen killed in weekend city shooting was an aspiring rapper

9:07 PM EDT, August 26, 2013

Teen killed in weekend city shooting was an aspiring rapper

Fifteen-year-old Deshaun Jones had spent much of the summer hanging out in the neighborhood where he died last weekend, gunned down as he sat on a porch just before his first day at Frederick Douglass High School.

Former security guard at GBMC sentenced in attempted rape

6:02 PM EDT, July 24, 2013

Former security guard at GBMC sentenced in attempted rape

A former security guard at Greater Baltimore Medical Center was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for attempted rape after he burglarized a Towson apartment last year, prosecutors said.

Former Baltimore Co. officer sentenced in misconduct case

7:07 PM EDT, July 17, 2013

Former Baltimore Co. officer sentenced in misconduct case

A former Baltimore County police officer will serve no jail time after pleading guilty to allegations that he filmed himself engaging in sex acts and neglected calls while on duty.

3:08 PM EDT, July 13, 2013

County officer filed for overtime pay for night of teen's death

When Baltimore County police officer James D. Laboard was acquitted last month in the death of 17-year-old Christopher Brown, he was entitled to back pay he lost after his indictment.

Police identify suspect killed in Essex home invasion

9:56 AM EDT, July 30, 2013

Police identify suspect killed in Essex home invasion

Baltimore County police on Monday identified the man killed by a resident in an Essex home invasion .

Local rapper, wife charged in stabbing after show

9:01 PM EDT, July 9, 2013

Local rapper, wife charged in stabbing after show

Baltimore County police have charged a Baltimore woman and her rapper husband in the stabbing death of a man at the Halethorpe bar where he performed Saturday night.

Graffiti of swastikas, pentagrams found in Pikesville

7:57 PM EDT, July 23, 2013

Graffiti of swastikas, pentagrams found in Pikesville

Four places in Pikesville, including the Baltimore Hebrew Congregation and an elementary school, were tagged over the weekend with graffiti carrying swastikas, pentagrams and other vulgarities, and Baltimore County police say they are investigating the incidents as being connected.

Truck driver dies in crash with MTA bus in Woodlawn

3:54 PM EDT, July 18, 2013

Truck driver dies in crash with MTA bus in Woodlawn

One man died and another was seriously injured after a head-on collision between a pickup truck and a Maryland Transit Administration bus in Woodlawn on Wednesday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration

5:56 PM EDT, July 10, 2013

Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration

A Baltimore County man was convicted Wednesday in the nonfatal shooting of an employee outside the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in 2011.

Death of infant left inside a truck in Lansdowne ruled accidental

6:17 PM EDT, July 8, 2013

Death of infant left inside a truck in Lansdowne ruled accidental

The Baltimore County state's attorney's office will determine whether to pursue charges against a Lansdowne man in the death of a 16-month-old girl who was left in a hot truck for four hours Friday.

Lack of information about shooting frustrates Rodgers Forge residents

12:09 PM EDT, July 24, 2013

Lack of information about shooting frustrates Rodgers Forge residents

Residents packed into the Rodgers Forge Elementary School cafeteria Tuesday to learn more about last week's fatal shooting, but many expressed frustration over a lack of information released by police.

Judge awards $21.4 million to Randallstown High shooting victim

6:52 PM EDT, July 15, 2013

Judge awards $21.4 million to Randallstown High shooting victim

A Baltimore County man paralyzed from the waist down in a 2004 shooting at Randallstown High School was awarded $21.4 million Monday in a civil case against the two men convicted in the attack.

Property manager killed at Reisterstown townhomes

4:24 PM EDT, June 15, 2013

Property manager killed at Reisterstown townhomes

The property manager of a Reisterstown housing development was killed in the rental office Friday morning, breaking the early morning peace at the tidy suburban complex.

Fish Head Cantina owners to appear before liquor board

5:07 PM EDT, August 3, 2013

Fish Head Cantina owners to appear before liquor board

The Fish Head Cantina in Arbutus will have to defend its liquor license Monday following a stabbing that claimed the life of a man following a rap show there.

Man found dead near Royal Farms parking lot in Catonsville

3:34 PM EDT, July 18, 2013

Man found dead near Royal Farms parking lot in Catonsville

A man was found dead near a Royal Farms parking lot in Catonsville Wednesday, Baltimore County police said.

Man killed in Rosedale fire identified by family

5:57 PM EDT, July 10, 2013

Man killed in Rosedale fire identified by family

Keith Ziegler's 12-year-old son awoke to smoke detectors sounding in their Rosedale home and was the first to call 911.

Baltimore police promise 'dramatic increase' in presence through July 4

9:37 PM EDT, June 28, 2013

Baltimore police promise 'dramatic increase' in presence through July 4

Residents can expect to see a "dramatic" law enforcement increase this weekend and through the July Fourth holiday, as city and police officials search for ways to tamp down a spree of deadly violence.

Officer's lawyers call Randallstown teen's death accidental

10:01 PM EDT, June 18, 2013

Officer's lawyers call Randallstown teen's death accidental

Baltimore County police officer James D. Laboard was playing Jenga at his Randallstown home when he heard the rock hit his door. The officer ran out and chased the teenager he saw running away, his lawyers said, touching off an altercation that led to Christopher Brown's "completely accidental" death.

10:42 PM EDT, June 28, 2013

Baltimore police promise 'dramatic increase' in presence through July 4

Residents can expect to see a "dramatic" law enforcement increase this weekend and through the July Fourth holiday, as city and police officials search for ways to tamp down a spree of deadly violence.

Man found dead in overturned vehicle in Rodgers Forge

7:33 PM EDT, July 17, 2013

Man found dead in overturned vehicle in Rodgers Forge

A city man was shot to death in his truck Wednesday morning on a quiet, tree-lined street in Rodgers Forge as neighbors prepared to leave for work, police said.

No new trial for man convicted in killing of Balto. Co. officer

8:59 PM EDT, June 18, 2013

No new trial for man convicted in killing of Balto. Co. officer

Wesley Moore, one of four men convicted in the 2000 death of Baltimore County police Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, was denied new trial Tuesday.

Police search for suspects in Catonsville home invasion

4:43 PM EDT, June 13, 2013

Police search for suspects in Catonsville home invasion

Baltimore County Police on Thursday released surveillance photos of three men who they said tied up victims in a Catonsville home last month, before taking bank cards and other valuables.

Lansdowne firefighter sentenced in child sex abuse charges

8:39 PM EDT, June 24, 2013

Lansdowne firefighter sentenced in child sex abuse charges

A former firefighter for the Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department received a 15-year sentence Monday for sexually abusing a teenage boy prosecutors said he mentored in a training program at the station.

Police identify man arrested in Rodgers Forge killing

7:42 PM EDT, July 25, 2013

Police identify man arrested in Rodgers Forge killing

Donte Stephens was gunned down in Rodgers Forge last week because he had told the suspect days earlier that he wasn't allowed to do laundry at the house, according to charging documents filed in court Thursday.

Trial to begin for officer charged in Randallstown teen's death

8:49 PM EDT, June 16, 2013

Trial to begin for officer charged in Randallstown teen's death

It took Chris Brown months to return to work after the death of her 17-year-old son. She has left her old home and is still hesitant to look at pictures of the teen.

Police make arrest in Rodgers Forge crash, homicide

3:57 PM EDT, July 24, 2013

Police make arrest in Rodgers Forge crash, homicide

A 22-year-old man was arrested in Baltimore Wednesday in the death of Donte A. Stephens, who was found dead inside an overturned vehicle last week in Rodgers Forge.

An officer remembered: Officers continue to contribute to Sgt. Bruce Prothero's family

5:28 PM EDT, July 8, 2013

An officer remembered: Officers continue to contribute to Sgt. Bruce Prothero's family

Few of the officers assigned to Baltimore County's Woodlawn Precinct ever met Sgt. Bruce A. Prothero, but they all know his story.

Trial starts for officer charged in Randallstown teen's death

8:19 PM EDT, June 17, 2013

Trial starts for officer charged in Randallstown teen's death

Opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of a Baltimore County police officer accused in the death of a Randallstown teen last summer.

Man killed in police-involved shooting in White Marsh

11:06 PM EDT, June 5, 2013

Man killed in police-involved shooting in White Marsh

A man was fatally shot by Baltimore County police after he attempted to take the gun of an officer placing him under arrest in White Marsh on Wednesday evening, police said.

Officer identified in fatal Cockeysville shooting

5:27 PM EDT, July 23, 2013

Officer identified in fatal Cockeysville shooting

Baltimore County police on Tuesday identified the officer who shot and killed a Cockeysville man after police said he refused to drop a knife.

Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations

10:04 PM EDT, June 27, 2013

Truck driver in Rosedale train derailment charged with 7 traffic violations

An Essex truck driver faces hundreds of dollars in fines but no jail time after a Baltimore County police investigation found him at fault in the Rosedale train derailment that caused a fire and chemical explosion and injured several people last month.

16-year-old charged with murder in Middle River stabbing

5:56 PM EDT, June 21, 2013

16-year-old charged with murder in Middle River stabbing

A 16-year-old was charged with murdering another teen after police were called to a fight Thursday afternoon in Middle River, Baltimore County police said.

Stabbing reported at 7-Eleven in Idlewylde

11:22 AM EDT, June 14, 2013

Stabbing reported at 7-Eleven in Idlewylde

After witnessing a couple get into a physical fight, a driver pulled over at a 7-Eleven parking lot in Idlewylde, and stabbed the man early Friday, Baltimore County police said.

Reisterstown gold buyers get probation in stolen-goods case

8:13 PM EDT, June 11, 2013

Reisterstown gold buyers get probation in stolen-goods case

The owners of a Reisterstown store have been given probation after allegedly purchasing stolen jewelry taken in a rash of burglaries in Baltimore and Carroll counties last year.

City police announce arrest in Mount Vernon rape

7:00 PM EDT, June 7, 2013

City police announce arrest in Mount Vernon rape

Baltimore Police arrested a man who they say forced a woman into her Mount Vernon home and raped her as he held a knife to her neck last month.

6:28 PM EDT, July 11, 2013

City man convicted in kidnapping, rape, robbery

A Baltimore County jury on Thursday found a city man guilty in the rape and kidnapping of 17-year-old community college student last October.

Balto. Co. officer not guilty in death of Randallstown teen

8:21 PM EDT, June 20, 2013

Balto. Co. officer not guilty in death of Randallstown teen

A visibly relieved James D. Laboard hugged family members Thursday after jurors found the Baltimore County police officer not guilty in the death of the teenager he chased down and fought last June.

White Marsh police shooting victim resisted arrest before

7:12 PM EDT, June 6, 2013

White Marsh police shooting victim resisted arrest before

The White Marsh man fatally shot by Baltimore County police Wednesday night was known to work on neighbors' cars and bring them big pots of "s'getti."

Basta Pasta restaurant owner accused of sexual harassment

4:03 PM EDT, June 5, 2013

Basta Pasta restaurant owner accused of sexual harassment

The owner of Basta Pasta restaurants in Fallston and Timonium is accused of sexually harassing employees, including teenagers, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

St. Michael's teen is charged with second-degree murder

4:52 PM EDT, June 26, 2013

St. Michael's teen is charged with second-degree murder

A St. Michael's man is charged with second-degree murder after police said he grabbed an Easton man around his neck before he died earlier this month.

Pikesville attorney sued following murder-for-hire-plot

9:19 PM EDT, May 9, 2013

Pikesville attorney sued following murder-for-hire-plot

The family of Baltimore murder victim Isiah Callaway sued his former lawyer this week, saying he told a co-defendant of Callaway's that federal authorities wanted to speak to his client — information that the family says got him killed.

Pressure on neck killed Randallstown teen, witness says

9:08 PM EDT, June 19, 2013

Pressure on neck killed Randallstown teen, witness says

An off-duty Baltimore County police officer killed 17-year-old Christopher Brown by putting pressure on his neck, an assistant medical examiner said Wednesday as the state wrapped up its manslaughter case against James D. Laboard.

Baltimore County officer identified in fatal shooting

6:45 PM EDT, June 7, 2013

Baltimore County officer identified in fatal shooting

The Baltimore County Police officer who shot and killed a White Marsh man after he attempted to grab another officer's gun was identified publicly by the department Friday.

Balto. Co. police captain being investigated by internal affairs

9:57 PM EDT, May 22, 2013

Balto. Co. police captain being investigated by internal affairs

A Baltimore County police captain who was recently reassigned from the Woodlawn Precinct this month is being investigated by the department's internal affairs section, a spokeswoman confirmed.

Human locks, valued for realistic hairstyles, targeted by thieves

9:04 PM EDT, June 13, 2013

Human locks, valued for realistic hairstyles, targeted by thieves

It's dyeable. It's bleachable. And it's highly sought after by thieves targeting shops in the Baltimore area and around the country.

Conviction upheld in 'relax' robocall from 2010 election night

5:37 PM EDT, June 3, 2013

Conviction upheld in 'relax' robocall from 2010 election night

Maryland's second-highest court upheld on Monday political consultant Julius Henson's conspiracy conviction in a robocall scheme that prosecutors said was designed to suppress black votes.

DUI/DWI charges dropped against ex-Balto. Co. precinct commander

10:46 PM EDT, June 17, 2013

DUI/DWI charges dropped against ex-Balto. Co. precinct commander

Charges were dropped Monday against a Baltimore County police officer who was stopped during a St. Patrick's weekend sobriety checkpoint in Carroll County.

Teen charged in non-fatal Dundalk shooting

3:16 PM EDT, June 13, 2013

Teen charged in non-fatal Dundalk shooting

Baltimore County police arrested and charged a 17-year-old from Dundalk in a non-fatal shooting at a playground near his home on Tuesday.

Crofton woman dies from injuries sustained in house fire

10:58 AM EDT, May 23, 2013

Crofton woman dies from injuries sustained in house fire

A 52-year-old woman died a day after she was rescued from a burning home in Crofton, Anne Arundel County fire officials said Thursday.

Baltimore Co. announces 13 new speed camera locations

6:23 PM EDT, May 29, 2013

Baltimore Co. announces 13 new speed camera locations

Thirteen additional speed camera locations were announced by Baltimore County Police Wednesday.

4:45 PM EDT, May 25, 2013

Police union, Dundalk residents criticize proposed precinct move

The Baltimore County police union and some Dundalk residents are protesting a plan to move the North Point Police Precinct from a centrally located building to an outlying post in the northern part of the district on Eastern Boulevard.

Baltimore Co. officer pleads guilty to misconduct, resigns

3:04 PM EDT, May 13, 2013

Baltimore Co. officer pleads guilty to misconduct, resigns

A Baltimore County police officer pleaded guilty to misconduct and agreed to resign after admitting to filming himself numerous times engaging in sex acts and neglecting to respond to calls while on duty.

Former firefighter pleads guilty to U.S. child porn charges

7:48 PM EDT, May 8, 2013

Former firefighter pleads guilty to U.S. child porn charges

A former volunteer firefighter who worked with youth at the Lansdowne fire department pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to producing and possessing child pornography.

Man runs out of gas, sets up drum kit on Interstate 695

3:30 PM EDT, May 21, 2013

Man runs out of gas, sets up drum kit on Interstate 695

It wasn't the average traffic stop on the Baltimore Beltway Tuesday morning.

Richard E. 'Dick' Hug, Republican fundraiser and civic leader, dies at 78

10:16 PM EDT, May 6, 2013

Richard E. 'Dick' Hug, Republican fundraiser and civic leader, dies at 78

Richard E. "Dick" Hug, a prominent businessman and prolific fundraiser for Republican candidates, died Saturday. He was 78.

White House drug czar emphasizes drug treatment, education

7:53 PM EDT, April 24, 2013

White House drug czar emphasizes drug treatment, education

As the federal government shifts its drug control strategy toward drug treatment and education initiatives, the U.S. drug czar said Wednesday at an event in Baltimore that he plans to emphasize the expansion of drug courts to divert nonviolent offenders to treatment instead of prison.

Shooting victim drove himself to Rosedale gas station before he died

1:44 PM EDT, May 6, 2013

Shooting victim drove himself to Rosedale gas station before he died

A Baltimore man who was found suffering from a gunshot wound in Rosedale early Sunday morning had driven to the gas station where he collapsed onto the parking lot, Baltimore County police said Monday.

Woman shot by Baltimore County police officer identified

6:54 PM EDT, May 13, 2013

Woman shot by Baltimore County police officer identified

Baltimore County police identified a 40-year old woman who was charged after brandishing what an officer believed to be a gun before he shot her multiple times in Pikesville early Saturday.

 Victim's family still seeks finality a year after killing at church

8:48 PM EDT, May 6, 2013

Victim's family still seeks finality a year after killing at church

A year has passed since a man apparently upset at the workers running the food pantry at an Ellicott City church gunned down a minister and an office worker, police say, before taking his own life.

Victims of fatal Route 40 crash identified

2:24 PM EDT, April 22, 2013

Victims of fatal Route 40 crash identified

Baltimore County police on Monday identified two people who died when the driver of a 2013 Ford Mustang flipped the vehicle on Route 40, near Martin Boulevard early Sunday.

Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society

10:52 PM EDT, May 27, 2013

Stolen documents return to the Maryland Historical Society

They left the Maryland Historical Society tucked inside the coat pockets and notebooks of Barry Landau and his assistant, but the historical documents returned in manila envelopes, neatly packed inside a gray cardboard file box.

One victim in Lansdowne double shooting dies

4:03 PM EDT, May 4, 2013

One victim in Lansdowne double shooting dies

Baltimore County police are investigating a homicide after a victim in a Lansdowne double shooting died days later.

City police officer, county firefighter suffer minor injuries in separate fires

9:18 PM EDT, May 4, 2013

City police officer, county firefighter suffer minor injuries in separate fires

A Baltimore City police officer was taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation after he attempted to alert residents about a two-alarm fire in the Bolton Hill neighborhood Saturday afternoon.

Patients settle stent claims against Midei, St. Joseph

10:03 PM EDT, May 2, 2013

Patients settle stent claims against Midei, St. Joseph

Nearly 250 of the patients who accused cardiologist Dr. Mark Midei of performing unnecessary stent procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center settled their lawsuits against him Thursday, a major step forward in one of the largest medical malpractice cases in state history.

YouTube video of assault at Woodlawn High being investigated by police

12:32 PM EDT, May 8, 2013

YouTube video of assault at Woodlawn High being investigated by police

Baltimore County police are investigating an assault outside of Woodlawn High School Friday after a video was posted on YouTube.

Police kill man in running gun battle in Canton

9:02 AM EDT, April 20, 2013

Police kill man in running gun battle in Canton

A running gun battle that broke out late Thursday night between Baltimore police and a suspect after a domestic incident in Canton left one man dead, two women shot and a quiet Southeast Baltimore street rattled.

Corrections officer allegedly used gun to threaten man

7:16 PM EDT, May 1, 2013

Corrections officer allegedly used gun to threaten man

A Maryland State Department of Corrections employee is charged after Baltimore County police said he threatened another man with a gun during a dispute over payment for sex.

Two-alarm fire in Remington hits art gallery, auto body shops

10:02 PM EDT, May 1, 2013

Two-alarm fire in Remington hits art gallery, auto body shops

A two-alarm fire engulfed a building containing several auto repair shops and the artist gallery Open Space in Baltimore's Remington neighborhood Wednesday night.

Mother pleads guilty to helping boys conceal shooting

5:46 PM EDT, April 29, 2013

Mother pleads guilty to helping boys conceal shooting

A Baltimore woman pleaded guilty Monday to helping her 13-year-old son and a 12-year-old friend conceal the fatal shooting last year of 13-year-old girl.

Frederick sheriff's deputies will not face charges in movie theater incident

9:17 PM EDT, March 22, 2013

Frederick sheriff's deputies will not face charges in movie theater incident

Three Frederick County sheriff's deputies will not be held criminally responsible in the death of a developmentally disabled man at a movie theater in January, prosecutors said Friday.

After fatal shooting, county officers receive awards for valor

8:38 PM EDT, April 17, 2013

After fatal shooting, county officers receive awards for valor

Two officers have been given awards for valor by the Baltimore County Police Foundation for their role in an incident in which one shot and killed a Texas man allegedly involved in a Dundalk burglary.

Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards

11:01 AM EDT, April 24, 2013

Federal authorities indict alleged gang members, jail guards

A cabal of corrupt corrections officers and members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang enjoyed nearly free rein inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal authorities allege, smuggling drugs and cellphones into the jail and having sexual relationships that left four guards pregnant.

2:13 PM EDT, April 16, 2013

County police commander to head Franklin Precinct in Reisterstown

Baltimore County police named an interim commander of the Franklin Precinct in Reisterstown Monday, after the former captain was charged with driving while intoxicated last month.

Woman federally charged in bathroom purse-snatching scheme

8:08 PM EDT, April 1, 2013

Woman federally charged in bathroom purse-snatching scheme

The Nottingham woman had ducked into a bathroom at the White Marsh Sears when she heard a voice from the adjoining stall: Her neighbor had found the toilet-paper dispenser empty. Could she pass some under the divider?

Baltimore Co. officer charged after allegedly engaging in sex acts on the job

8:03 PM EDT, April 26, 2013

Baltimore Co. officer charged after allegedly engaging in sex acts on the job

A Baltimore County police officer has been charged with malfeasance in office after detectives said he repeatedly engaged in and recorded sexual acts while on duty, including at least one video sent to a 16-year-old girl.

Lutherville doctor known for running habits critically injured in Towson accident

9:04 AM EDT, March 29, 2013

Lutherville doctor known for running habits critically injured in Towson accident

Shirtless, hair flowing, legs pumping, Dr. Theodore Houk is a familiar sight running along North Charles Street on his twice-daily, 5.5-mile trek between his Lutherville home and his job at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

Police union says Baltimore County ignoring court's reimbursement ruling

6:51 PM EDT, April 8, 2013

Police union says Baltimore County ignoring court's reimbursement ruling

The Baltimore County police union says county officials have ignored a ruling by the state's highest court to reimburse some 400 retired Police Department employees for overpaid insurance premiums.

Arrest made in Rosedale shooting of father, 4-year-old daughter

7:18 PM EDT, April 12, 2013

Arrest made in Rosedale shooting of father, 4-year-old daughter

A 23-year-old Rosedale man has been charged with trying to kill another man and the man's 4-year-old daughter after arranging a meeting at a nearby street corner and then opening fire, Baltimore County Police announced Friday.

In civil suit, Midei patients allege health problems from unnecessary stents

7:43 PM EDT, April 9, 2013

In civil suit, Midei patients allege health problems from unnecessary stents

A Towson cardiologist and his former employer disputed claims during a civil trial Tuesday made by 21 plaintiffs who allege that the doctor performed unnecessary stent procedures to treat heart patients.

Body found in parked SUV in White Marsh

7:48 PM EDT, May 4, 2013

Body found in parked SUV in White Marsh

Baltimore County police said a man was found dead in Chevy Blazer in White Marsh Saturday morning.

Lawyer's statement ruled out of trial in death of teenager

7:31 PM EDT, April 12, 2013

Lawyer's statement ruled out of trial in death of teenager

Baltimore County prosecutors will not be allowed to use information provided by James D. Laboard's lawyer on the night that the off-duty police officer allegedly killed a Randallstown teenager, a judge ruled Friday.

Lansdowne man sentenced to life in hatchet killing

6:02 PM EDT, April 29, 2013

Lansdowne man sentenced to life in hatchet killing

A Lansdowne man was sentenced to life without parole in Baltimore County Circuit Court Monday for killing another man by striking him 24 times with a hatchet, according to the state's attorney's office.

Text messages show Gladden warned of bringing gun to school

12:45 PM EDT, March 15, 2013

Text messages show Gladden warned of bringing gun to school

The night before Robert Gladden Jr. took his father's gun to Perry Hall High School, he texted a friend about the plan, but begged him to keep it a secret.

Dundalk man charged in standoff with police

1:46 PM EDT, March 14, 2013

Dundalk man charged in standoff with police

After barricading himself in a beer distribution plant Wednesday, a 32-year-old Dundalk man was charged by Baltimore County police.

Baltimore officer indicted in police academy training shooting

6:44 PM EDT, March 27, 2013

Baltimore officer indicted in police academy training shooting

The Baltimore police training supervisor who shot a recruit during an unauthorized training exercise last month will face criminal charges after being indicted Wednesday by a Baltimore County grand jury.

Authorities used a 'no-knock' before fatal Balto. Co. shooting

11:25 AM EDT, April 23, 2013

Authorities used a 'no-knock' before fatal Balto. Co. shooting

Authorities from Baltimore and Howard counties entered a Reisterstown home using a "no-knock" warrant before a resident attacked an officer with a sword last year, according to newly released police records. An officer fought back, fatally shooting the man.

Former county firefighter pleads guilty to child sexual abuse

7:52 PM EDT, April 8, 2013

Former county firefighter pleads guilty to child sexual abuse

A former volunteer firefighter who worked with youths at the Lansdowne department pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a teenage boy he mentored in a training program at the station.

Silver Spring music teacher charged with possession of child pornography

10:31 AM EST, March 1, 2013

Silver Spring music teacher charged with possession of child pornography

A Montgomery County elementary school teacher was charged Thursday in Baltimore County for possession of child pornography, police said.

Alleged Towson Town Center shooter's case now before jury

5:53 PM EDT, March 12, 2013

Alleged Towson Town Center shooter's case now before jury

Jury deliberations began Tuesday in the trial of a 21-year-old charged with gunning down a teen outside the Towson Town Center Mall just days before Christmas in 2011.

Parkville man charged with stabbing victim, fleeing with drugs

6:20 PM EDT, March 18, 2013

Parkville man charged with stabbing victim, fleeing with drugs

A Parkville man has been charged with stabbing a victim and fleeing with drugs Saturday, Baltimore County police said.

Two brothers and Essex woman charged in triple shooting

7:31 PM EDT, March 15, 2013

Two brothers and Essex woman charged in triple shooting

After fighting with the father of her child, an Essex woman contacted her boyfriend and his brother, who shot and killed him, and injured two others at a Middle River bus stop last month, Baltimore County police said.

Parkville man indicted on charges of exporting to Iran

8:57 PM EST, March 7, 2013

Parkville man indicted on charges of exporting to Iran

A Parkville man was federally indicted on charges that he conspired with a man in Iran to export manufactured industrial products from the U.S., state's attorney's office said Thursday.

Officials say court reminders for juveniles save time, detention

8:25 PM EST, February 24, 2013

Officials say court reminders for juveniles save time, detention

In school, and in court, showing up is half the battle. So when statistics revealed that 60 percent of juveniles charged in Baltimore County were missing their court dates, officials decided they needed something to help make sure the youngsters showed up.

County, federal agents close in on alleged Towson brothel

9:30 PM EDT, March 21, 2013

County, federal agents close in on alleged Towson brothel

The directions to the alleged brothel told the men that if they saw a house with green awnings, they'd gone too far. But some of them apparently misunderstood; would-be customers have shown up for years at the nearby house in Towson.

Deacon in child porn charge was former schools worker

6:13 PM EST, March 4, 2013

Deacon in child porn charge was former schools worker

A longtime deacon at a Fullerton church was charged Friday with possessing "numerous files of child pornography," Baltimore County police said.

Balto. Co. police captain cited at St. Patrick's sobriety checkpoint

4:50 PM EDT, March 18, 2013

Balto. Co. police captain cited at St. Patrick's sobriety checkpoint

A Baltimore County police captain was arrested at a St. Patrick's weekend sobriety checkpoint and has since been moved to administrative duty, the department said in a statement Monday.

Dog rescue operator charged in Balto. Co. with animal cruelty

1:00 PM EST, February 22, 2013

Dog rescue operator charged in Balto. Co. with animal cruelty

The operator of an animal rescue has been charged with neglecting nearly two dozen dogs, including three that had to be euthanized, according to the Baltimore County State's attorney's office.

Alleged Towson Town Center shooter appears at trial

9:07 PM EST, March 5, 2013

Alleged Towson Town Center shooter appears at trial

The murder trial began Tuesday for a man accused in a retaliatory gang shooting outside Towson Town Center at the height of the holiday shopping season in 2011.

Essex man found suffering from gunshot wound in street

7:41 PM EST, March 1, 2013

Essex man found suffering from gunshot wound in street

An Essex man, who faces criminal charges relating to a May homicide where the body was left inside a burning truck, was shot in the back of the head early Friday morning, according to Baltimore County police.

Accused Hopkins gynecologist suffocated himself with helium

8:58 PM EST, February 20, 2013

Accused Hopkins gynecologist suffocated himself with helium

Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita A. Levy wrote an apology letter to his wife before wrapping a plastic bag around his head Monday and pumping it with helium, killing himself in the basement of his Towson-area home, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the investigation.

Man shot in Lochearn, taken to Shock Trauma

11:35 PM EST, February 12, 2013

Man shot in Lochearn, taken to Shock Trauma

A man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center after he was shot in Lochearn Tuesday night, Baltimore County police said.

Morgan State student sues over baseball bat attack

8:38 PM EST, February 28, 2013

Morgan State student sues over baseball bat attack

A Morgan State University student who was partially blinded with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire alleges in a recently filed lawsuit that the school ignored warning signs of Alexander Kinyua's potential for violence.

Man committed suicide at Timonium gun range, police say

12:36 PM EST, February 1, 2013

Man committed suicide at Timonium gun range, police say

The man who shot himself at a Timonium gun range Thursday night committed suicide, Baltimore County police said Friday.

10:08 PM EST, February 22, 2013

Woman attacked by own dog in Edgemere, police say

An Edgemere woman was attacked by at least one of her two pit bulls and seriously injured Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

Accused school shooter had troubled childhood, witnesses say

9:30 PM EST, January 30, 2013

Accused school shooter had troubled childhood, witnesses say

Robert W. Gladden Jr.'s difficulties at school, including reports that he bullied peers, and his troubled home life emerged during Wednesday's daylong hearing to determine whether the teen charged in the Perry Hall High School shooting should be tried as an adult.

$1.5M of counterfeit goods seized from Dundalk flea market

9:34 PM EDT, March 13, 2013

$1.5M of counterfeit goods seized from Dundalk flea market

Baltimore County police seized $1.5 million worth of counterfeit merchandise after a raid at a Dundalk flea market last month, the department announced Wednesday.

Towson Town mall shooter convicted of first-degree murder

8:18 PM EDT, March 13, 2013

Towson Town mall shooter convicted of first-degree murder

A Baltimore County jury convicted a man Wednesday of murder in the gang shooting that rocked Towson Town Center mall at the height of the Christmas shopping rush two years ago.

7:09 PM EST, March 1, 2013

Police respond to stabbing outside Rosedale Walmart

Baltimore County police responded to a stabbing at a Rosedale Walmart store Friday night.

Gladden pleads guilty in shooting at Perry Hall High

7:20 PM EST, February 19, 2013

Gladden pleads guilty in shooting at Perry Hall High

Perry Hall High School student Robert W. Gladden Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder in a shooting attack on a schoolmate last August, bringing an abrupt end to his trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

7:06 PM EST, February 9, 2013

Teen charged as adult in infant sister's death

A 14-year-old has been charged as an adult in the death of his 7-month old sister, who was found unresponsive inside a White Oak apartment Friday, according to Montgomery County police.

Baltimore County Circuit Court to get Wi-Fi

7:44 PM EST, February 11, 2013

Baltimore County Circuit Court to get Wi-Fi

Some courtrooms will soon be wireless in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

Suspicious colleague reported Levy, Hopkins dean says

10:19 PM EST, February 27, 2013

Suspicious colleague reported Levy, Hopkins dean says

A female colleague of Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy became suspicious about a pen the doctor wore around his neck and alerted officials at the medical institution, touching off an investigation into whether he secretly recorded patients.

Trial of alleged Perry Hall shooter scheduled to begin Feb. 19

9:13 PM EST, February 8, 2013

Trial of alleged Perry Hall shooter scheduled to begin Feb. 19

Officer Gary Gephardt heard a loud pop from the Perry Hall High School cafeteria, which he thought could be firecrackers, an exploding milk carton or a gunshot.

Cockeysville woman pleads guilty in 91-year-old mother's death

2:31 PM EST, January 29, 2013

Cockeysville woman pleads guilty in 91-year-old mother's death

A Cockeysville woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 91-year-old mother, who police said was left for two days inside a bathroom in the home the two shared.

Motorcycle gang asked to leave Timonium fairgrounds

1:56 PM EST, February 12, 2013

Motorcycle gang asked to leave Timonium fairgrounds

Baltimore County police officers from several precincts were called to the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium on Saturday after the promoter of a weekend motorcycle show said he asked a gang to leave.

Four hospitalized after stabbing at city detention center

5:17 PM EST, March 1, 2013

Four hospitalized after stabbing at city detention center

Four pretrial inmates at the Baltimore City Detention Center were stabbed by a fellow detainee and taken to hospitals Friday, a spokesman with the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said.

City police charge suspect in after hours club shooting

7:08 PM EST, February 9, 2013

City police charge suspect in after hours club shooting

A 26-year-old man has been charged in the after hours club shooting last month that left one man dead and others injured, according to Baltimore police.

Body recovered from Prettyboy Reservoir

3:13 PM EST, February 7, 2013

Body recovered from Prettyboy Reservoir

A man's body was pulled from Prettyboy Reservoir in Northern Baltimore County Thursday, police said.

1:44 PM EST, December 19, 2012

Weapon of off-duty officer shot in Overlea fired twice, police say

An off-duty Baltimore County police officer's weapon fired twice outside an Overlea party earlier this month, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

7:53 PM EST, February 11, 2013

Woodmoor Elementary School placed on lockdown briefly

Woodmoor Elementary School in Lochearn was placed on lockdown briefly Monday after a 14-year-old boy was spotted with a BB gun outside the school, Baltimore County police said.

Middle River family has second chance in federal court in Taser case

8:27 PM EST, February 1, 2013

Middle River family has second chance in federal court in Taser case

A Middle River family who alleges a Baltimore County officer used excessive force with a Taser has a second chance in court after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday partially reversed an earlier decision to throw out their federal suit.

Hopkins doctor found dead amid investigation of claims he secretly taped patients

10:03 PM EST, February 18, 2013

Hopkins doctor found dead amid investigation of claims he secretly taped patients

Police want to identify women seen over two decades by a Johns Hopkins gynecologist who was found dead on Monday amid a police investigation that he was surreptitiously photographing and videotaping his patients.

7:39 AM EST, January 8, 2013

Kitchen fire damages Edgewood home

A small kitchen fire caused by a pot left on the stove damaged an Edgewood home early Tuesday morning but no injuries were reported, according to the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company.

5:54 PM EST, February 15, 2013

Halethorpe man convicted in hatchet killing

A Halethorpe man whom police said struck another man in the head 24 times with a hatchet was convicted in Baltimore County Circuit Court Thursday night, according to the state's attorney's office.

Ruling on Perry Hall High suspect to come next week

7:26 PM EST, January 31, 2013

Ruling on Perry Hall High suspect to come next week

Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. said Thursday that he will rule next week on whether Robert W. Gladden Jr., the teenager accused in the Perry Hall High School shooting, will be tried as an adult or a juvenile.

Warmer temperatures this week — high near 59 Wednesday

8:07 PM EST, January 28, 2013

Warmer temperatures this week — high near 59 Wednesday

After a sloppy start to the week, the sun will return to the Baltimore area briefly, as will higher temperatures peaking midweek.

Four taken to hospital after brief police chase in Towson

9:40 PM EST, February 14, 2013

Four taken to hospital after brief police chase in Towson

Four people were injured in a three-vehicle accident in Towson Thursday afternoon after a state police trooper attempted to stop a driver for a traffic violation, a spokesman said.

6:25 PM EST, December 10, 2012

Police seek suspect in shooting of off-duty officer in Overlea

Neighbors described a large, raucous party that spilled into the front and back yards of an Overlea home, causing an off-duty Baltimore County police officer to stop his car before he was shot early Sunday morning.

5:55 PM EST, January 4, 2013

Middle River man receives 35 years imprisonment for 2011 murder

A Baltimore County man received a 35 year sentence Friday for killing an Essex man with a hammer, wrapping the body in cellophane and floral bedsheets, and discarding the body in a wooded area until police recovered his skeletal remains months later.

Johnson to speak in Washington in favor of tougher gun laws

11:40 AM EST, February 27, 2013

Johnson to speak in Washington in favor of tougher gun laws

Baltimore County police Chief James W. Johnson, along with other law enforcement leaders, will appear at a news conference Wednesday to ask Congress to approve stricter gun laws.

Perry Hall High School shooter Gladden gets 35 years in prison

8:25 PM EST, February 25, 2013

Perry Hall High School shooter Gladden gets 35 years in prison

After an emotional day of testimony, Robert W. Gladden Jr., the 15-year-old charged in the Perry Hall High School cafeteria shooting, was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison.

8:42 PM EST, January 28, 2013

Victim of Light Rail shooting was work release inmate serving time for attempted murder

The man shot at the Lutherville Light Rail Station Friday night is in an inmate work release program, serving a 24-year sentence for attempted murder, a Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services spokesman confirmed Monday.

3:45 PM EST, January 10, 2013

Homeless woman dies in fire behind Westminster thrift store

A homeless woman died in a fire outside a Westminster thrift store early Tuesday morning, according to the office of Maryland state fire marshal.

Baltimore Co. Police arrest roommate in nonfatal stabbing

5:07 PM EST, February 1, 2013

Baltimore Co. Police arrest roommate in nonfatal stabbing

A 34-year-old man has been charged in the non-fatal stabbing of his roommate who sought help from a nearby locksmith business on Reisterstown Road Thursday.

Balto. Co. had 23 homicides in 2012; all but 3 cases solved

7:51 PM EST, January 2, 2013

Balto. Co. had 23 homicides in 2012; all but 3 cases solved

Baltimore County police reported 23 homicides in 2012 with all but three cases solved.

Man admits sexual contact with teen; HIV charge dropped

6:34 PM EST, February 13, 2013

Man admits sexual contact with teen; HIV charge dropped

An Edgemere man pleaded guilty Wednesday to having sexual contact with a teenage boy, in a plea deal that allowed him to avoid trial on a rarely used charge of exposing a victim to the HIV virus.

Dearth of mental health treatment options leads to emergencies

7:12 PM EST, January 7, 2013

Dearth of mental health treatment options leads to emergencies

Bryan Johnson didn't know he had bipolar disorder until he ended up at the emergency room, where he assaulted a police officer.

Balto. Co. police search for suspects in gold business robbery

3:50 PM EST, December 10, 2012

Balto. Co. police search for suspects in gold business robbery

Baltimore County police are searching for suspects who robbed Sobo Gold Buyers on Reisterstown Road last month.

Bullet grazed officer's leg in St. Joseph shooting, police say

7:35 PM EST, December 6, 2012

Bullet grazed officer's leg in St. Joseph shooting, police say

A bullet grazed the leg of a Baltimore County police officer Wednesday when her weapon discharged during a struggle at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, police said Thursday.

Balto. Co. police make arrests in 2009 Randallstown man's homicide

6:02 PM EST, January 11, 2013

Balto. Co. police make arrests in 2009 Randallstown man's homicide

More than three years after 55-year-old Rodney Lewis was found lying in a pool of his own blood on his kitchen floor, Baltimore County police have charged a man his family had accepted into their Randallstown home.

1:11 PM EST, December 20, 2012

Teen pedestrian fatally struck on Route 198 in Arundel

A 15-year-old was struck by a car at an intersection at Maryland Route 198 in Anne Arundel County Thursday morning, police said.

Two die in Northeast Baltimore house fire

9:25 PM EST, January 3, 2013

Two die in Northeast Baltimore house fire

Two people died in a two-alarm house fire in Northeast Baltimore late Wednesday, fire officials said.

5:31 PM EST, November 28, 2012

Police identify Harford County man in Cockeysville shooting

Baltimore County police on Wednesday identified the Harford County man charged with shooting a hunter from Pennsylvania who was believed to be trespassing on property in Cockeysville.

Skeletal remains found near Overlea High School

9:51 PM EST, February 25, 2013

Skeletal remains found near Overlea High School

A county employee found skeletal remains near Overlea High School on Monday afternoon, according to Baltimore County police.

12:37 PM EST, January 2, 2013

Man stabbed at Timonium hotel during New Year's Eve celebration

A 23-year-old man suffered serious injuries when he was stabbed at a Timonium hotel following a New Year's Eve party, a Baltimore County police spokeswoman said.

12:43 PM EST, January 26, 2013

Police search for gunman in Lutherville light rail station shooting

A man was taken to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center with serious injuries after a shooting at the platform of a Light Rail stop in Lutherville Friday afternoon, Baltimore County police said.

10:36 AM EST, December 31, 2012

Water main break reported in Salisbury

A water main break near northbound Route 13 in Salisbury has left about half a dozen homes without water Monday morning, city officials said.

Balto. Co. police chief joins White House gun control discussion

4:41 PM EST, December 20, 2012

Balto. Co. police chief joins White House gun control discussion

Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was among law enforcement officials from around the country who met with Vice President Joe Biden at the White House Thursday to discuss ways to curb gun violence.

BWI officials discourage fans from greeting Ravens

11:04 AM EST, February 4, 2013

BWI officials discourage fans from greeting Ravens

Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport officials are discouraging Ravens fans planning to greet the Super Bowl winners as they arrive at the airport Monday.

4:59 PM EST, December 12, 2012

Vodka thieves caught on surveillance tape, police say

Baltimore County police are searching for two woman who allegedly stole two bottles of vodka from a Glyndon liquor store last month.

Inspectors to evaluate Eastern Shore homes, businesses for Sandy damage

7:28 PM EST, December 8, 2012

Inspectors to evaluate Eastern Shore homes, businesses for Sandy damage

State and local officials have returned to the Eastern Shore communities ravaged by superstorm Sandy's heavy rains and high winds to comb over the damage in hopes of appealing federal officials' decision to deny aid to Maryland.

2:02 PM EST, December 4, 2012

Toxicology tests on driver in fatal crash show alcohol, painkillers

A Dundalk woman who died after she drove her car the wrong way onto the Baltimore Beltway, striking another vehicle and killing a 3-year-old last month, had alcohol and painkillers in her blood, a police spokesman said.

8:40 PM EST, December 3, 2012

Baltimore County officer injured during traffic stop identified

The Baltimore County police officer injured when a 16-year-old allegedly attempted to flee in a stolen minivan in Towson over the weekend is an 18-year veteran assigned to the Towson Precinct Patrol Division, a department spokeswoman said.

Winning Powerball numbers drawn; jackpot worth $588 million

8:48 AM EST, November 29, 2012

Winning Powerball numbers drawn; jackpot worth $588 million

Charrlene Cebrianwarned her boss at Steve's Lunch in Cross Street Market on Wednesday that she might not come into work for her next shift.

3:40 PM EST, November 28, 2012

10 homes evacuated due to gas main break

A gas main break near Overlea High School closed Kenwood Avenue Wednesday afternoon and forced 10 homes to be evacuated, Baltimore County police said.

Police target cash-for-gold business after string of burglaries

7:28 PM EST, November 23, 2012

Police target cash-for-gold business after string of burglaries

Two women left a Reisterstown jewelry shop with hundreds of dollars after hawking a shoebox full of gold and silver, much of it allegedly linked to a string of nearly 30 area burglaries. They might never have been arrested, police said, because the store produced no legal record of the transaction.

8:22 PM EST, November 26, 2012

Boyfriend pleads guilty in woman's death, as well as her daughter's

The boyfriend charged with killing his 25-year-old girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter, whose bodies were found in an apartment in Parkville in June 2011, plead guilty in Baltimore County court Monday evening.

8:40 PM EST, November 19, 2012

State's high court sides with Balto. Co. police union

About 400 retired Baltimore County Police Department employees could see their health insurance premiums reduced and past overpayments reimbursed, after the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled Monday in favor of a grievance brought by the police union.

Charles St. water main break could cause continued traffic snarls

11:34 AM EST, November 8, 2012

Charles St. water main break could cause continued traffic snarls

Commuters north of downtown will see major traffic disruptions Thursday, as Baltimore deals with another problem with its aging water infrastructure — this time the failure of a 90-year-old main that closed the intersection of North Charles Street and North Avenue.

3:32 PM EST, November 19, 2012

Baltimore man charged in 1997 Woodlawn rape

A Baltimore man has been charged in a Woodlawn rape that occurred 15 years earlier, after county investigators matched DNA evidence to an earlier case.

Balto. Co. firefighters respond to two-alarm blaze at UPS facility

12:43 PM EST, November 30, 2012

Balto. Co. firefighters respond to two-alarm blaze at UPS facility

After a two-alarm fire broke out at a UPS Customer Center in southwest Baltimore County Friday morning, a spokeswoman for the company said the facility has reopened.

1:00 PM EST, December 19, 2012

Woman, 92, identified as victim in Gambrills house fire

Anne Arundel County fire officials on Wednesday identified the victim of a Gambrills house fire earlier this month.

Bullet grazed officer's leg in St. Joseph shooting, police say

7:26 PM EST, December 6, 2012

Bullet grazed officer's leg in St. Joseph shooting, police say

A bullet grazed the leg of a Baltimore County police officer Wednesday when her weapon discharged during a struggle at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, police said Thursday.

Balto. police investigating multiple weekend shootings

10:21 AM EST, November 5, 2012

Balto. police investigating multiple weekend shootings

Three men were killed in a spate of shootings in Baltimore this weekend.

4:58 PM EST, December 21, 2012

Bomb squad reports possible 'explosive device' in College Park

A bomb squad responded to a possible "explosive device" in College Park early Friday morning, a Prince George's County fire spokesman said.

7:18 PM EST, November 15, 2012

Two men sentenced for 2011 killing outside Baltimore Highlands Light Rail stop

Two men were sentenced in the death of a Glen Burnie man who was shot as he walked toward his Light Rail stop in Baltimore Highlands nearly two years ago.

Police search for Reisterstown teen missing for almost 2 months

7:11 PM EST, November 15, 2012

Police search for Reisterstown teen missing for almost 2 months

Baltimore County police are searching for a 15-year-old from Reisterstown who has been missing for nearly two months.

Ex-councilman D'Adamo takes new paid position with fire department

8:44 PM EDT, October 19, 2012

Ex-councilman D'Adamo takes new paid position with fire department

Former City Councilman Nicholas D'Adamo was recently hired by the city's Fire Department to revive a charitable foundation that benefits city firefighters who are injured or who die, raising concerns about creating a paid position during a time when some fire company are being forced to close.

Trial for Balto. Co. officer charged in teen's death postponed

12:47 PM EST, December 6, 2012

Trial for Balto. Co. officer charged in teen's death postponed

The trial for the Baltimore County police officer charged in the killing of a Randallstown teen scheduled for this month has been postponed until June.

9:42 PM EST, November 19, 2012

Owings Mills man convicted in 17-year-old girl's death

A Crips gang member lured a former associate and his 17-year-old girlfriend to a secluded Randallstown cul-de-sac where he and another man gunned down the couple, killing the girl.

8:27 PM EST, November 16, 2012

City intersections to lose crossing guards

Brendan Patrick O'Brien helped his two daughters and their three friends cross a busy stretch of Light Street on their way to a play date Friday from Federal Hill Preparatory School, and was left scratching his head over a decision to cut the number of crossing guards in the city.

Alligator seized from an alleged Jessup gang member's home

11:22 AM EST, November 5, 2012

Alligator seized from an alleged Jessup gang member's home

An alligator was seized from an alleged Jessup gang member's home after Anne Arundel County police executed a search warrant in a drug investigation.

7:15 PM EST, November 15, 2012

Reisterstown woman dies after two-alarm fire

A Baltimore County woman died after a two-alarm fire engulfed a Reisterstown's home Wednesday, county officials said.

Suspect in elderly Pikesville couple's death extradited from Oklahoma

10:44 AM EDT, October 18, 2012

Suspect in elderly Pikesville couple's death extradited from Oklahoma

A Pikesville man charged in his grandparents' death last month has been extradited and is being held in the Baltimore County Detention Center, police said.

Twitter, Facebook can be powerful law enforcement tools

9:08 PM EDT, September 27, 2012

Twitter, Facebook can be powerful law enforcement tools

To head off problems such as the unruly, violent crowds that descended on Towson and downtown Baltimore this year, police departments locally and across the nation are seeking new ways to tap into Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

Two men accused in area abductions, rapes, robberies

9:40 PM EST, November 8, 2012

Two men accused in area abductions, rapes, robberies

It was broad daylight as the 17-year-old community college student left her bus near busy Edmondson Avenue in Catonsville. Two men in a gold SUV pulled up and forced her at gunpoint into the back seat, where police said one raped her, then stole her phone and wallet.

3:56 PM EST, December 13, 2012

Middle River woman sentenced in Dundalk man's death

A Middle River woman was sentenced Thursday in Baltimore County Circuit Court for her role in the death of a Dundalk man whose body turned up in April after he had been missing for months.

New York man wanted for murder stopped in Maryland

6:41 PM EDT, October 17, 2012

New York man wanted for murder stopped in Maryland

A New York man wanted for murder was stopped by police after a fixed license plate reader on Interstate 95 in Baltimore County alerted authorities to his location.

Baltimore Co. police to meet with businesses after Towson melee

2:10 PM EDT, September 25, 2012

Baltimore Co. police to meet with businesses after Towson melee

The Recher Theatre in Towson could face a liquor board hearing on its weekend event that drew an unruly crowd of 2,500 people, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said today.

11:08 PM EDT, November 2, 2012

Essex haunted house employees fall ill from spilled formaldehyde

Six employees at an Essex haunted house were taken to a local hospital after they became sick from spilled formaldehyde Friday night, Baltimore County police said.

Kamenetz blames Recher for weekend Towson melee

9:42 PM EDT, September 25, 2012

Kamenetz blames Recher for weekend Towson melee

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz blamed the Recher Theatre on Tuesday for a weekend event that drew unruly crowds to downtown Towson, where several police officers were injured and one man was shot.

10:17 PM EST, November 29, 2012

Holabird Middle student charged as juvenile for 'starter pistol'

An 11-year-old student was charged with bringing a deadly weapon to Holabird Middle School, after a "starter pistol" that shoots blanks was found inside his locker, Baltimore County police said.

Sailor, Oliver native take different paths, both die in gunfire

8:52 PM EDT, October 25, 2012

Sailor, Oliver native take different paths, both die in gunfire

One left the city to go to college and see the world with the Navy. The other refused to leave East Baltimore even after his mother moved south to make a better life for his siblings, instead staying to hang around on the corners.

Police release images to help identify man found in Back River

12:18 PM EDT, October 22, 2012

Police release images to help identify man found in Back River

Baltimore County police released images Monday of a forensic artist's reconstruction of a skull belonging to a man found in the Back River over a year ago.

5:34 PM EST, November 6, 2012

Call for suicide in Severn later determined a homicide

Anne Arundel County police were called to a Severn residence Tuesday for reports of a suicide but later determined the death a homicide.

12:40 PM EDT, October 22, 2012

Three men charged in weekend Woodlawn shooting

Baltimore County police have charged three men in a targeted, nonfatal shooting in Woodlawn early Sunday morning.

4:59 PM EDT, September 20, 2012

7 people injured after MTA bus strikes shelter

Seven people were injured when an MTA bus jumped a curb, hitting a bus stop shelter near Mondawmin Mall Thursday morning, an agency spokesman said.

9:31 PM EST, December 5, 2012

Balto. Co. officer's weapon fires in St. Joseph hospital in Towson

A Baltimore County police officer's weapon discharged as he struggled with a prisoner receiving treatment at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson on Wednesday, police said.

Suspect arrested in Morgan State University campus shooting

7:52 PM EDT, September 18, 2012

Suspect arrested in Morgan State University campus shooting

Baltimore police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old man in a shooting they say resulted from a dispute over drugs that left a teen critically wounded on the campus of Morgan State University last week.

'River' subsides, Charles Street businesses re-open

8:50 PM EST, November 8, 2012

'River' subsides, Charles Street businesses re-open

After a day in which they temporarily became waterfront businesses, shops and cafes on North Charles Street began reopening Thursday, when the river created by a massive water main break at 20th Street receded.

1:17 PM EST, November 19, 2012

Death of man whose hand found separate from body ruled suicide

The death of a Baltimore man whose hand was found separate from the rest of his remains in Reisterstown last week was determined a suicide, Baltimore County police said.

1:35 PM EST, November 16, 2012

Columbia teen charged in armed robbery

A 16-year-old Columbia boy was charged in an armed robbery of a man who retrieving mail from a community mail box on Wednesday evening.

Grandson named as suspect in Pikesville couple's deaths

8:01 PM EDT, September 14, 2012

Grandson named as suspect in Pikesville couple's deaths

The live-in grandson of a slain elderly couple from Pikesville has been named a suspect after Baltimore County detectives located the 31-year-old in Oklahoma.

10:26 PM EDT, October 25, 2012

Trick-or-treat killing leads to conviction of Baltimore teen

It was Halloween in Baltimore Highlands when Sterlin Corday Matthews donned a "Hellraiser" mask and went out with his friends. Before he returned home, one teen trick-or-treater had been shot to death and two others wounded.

Gales family offers reward for leads in year-old homicide

9:01 AM EDT, October 20, 2012

Gales family offers reward for leads in year-old homicide

Bernice Gales could count on her son to be waiting at the Baltimore County Metro station after work each night to take her home. But when he was not there to greet her Oct. 19, 2011, she knew something was wrong.

7:39 PM EDT, October 18, 2012

University of Phoenix Timonium campus is set to close

The University of Phoenix announced plans this week to close more than 100 locations nationwide, including the Timonium center in Baltimore County.

Essex man charged with fatally stabbing girlfriend

9:07 PM EST, November 6, 2012

Essex man charged with fatally stabbing girlfriend

Baltimore County police charged an Essex man Monday with stabbing his girlfriend after officers found her body wrapped in a blanket on his kitchen floor.

Morgan State shooting victim was visiting football player cousin

9:22 PM EDT, September 13, 2012

Morgan State shooting victim was visiting football player cousin

The 19-year-old man shot inside the Morgan State University student center Wednesday was on campus visiting his cousin, a member of the school's football team, according to Baltimore police.

Recorded jail phone calls provide valuable tool to prosecutors

3:21 PM EST, November 4, 2012

Recorded jail phone calls provide valuable tool to prosecutors

When Kiheem Taylor was charged with kidnapping two teenagers at a Timonium light-rail station and raping one of them, prosecutors struggled with an all-too common problem — they didn't have enough solid evidence.

8:27 PM EST, November 7, 2012

New York man convicted in Essex man's death

A New York man was convicted Wednesday of murdering an Essex man who was having a romantic relationship with his wife, according to the Baltimore County State's Attorney's office.

Police respond to shooting near Catonsville High School

4:51 PM EDT, September 12, 2012

Police respond to shooting near Catonsville High School

Amid heightened anxiety over two recent gun incidents in schools, Baltimore County police said that the victim of a police-involved shooting was found late this morning on the grounds of Catonsville High School.

10:35 PM EDT, September 5, 2012

Man charged in fatal shooting at Catonsville Ramada Inn

A 19-year-old man was arrested in the fatal shooting of another teen last month during a large party at a Catonsville Ramada Inn, Baltimore County police said.

Baltimore County police charge two men in flea market fight

3:29 PM EST, November 12, 2012

Baltimore County police charge two men in flea market fight

Baltimore County police on Monday said a fight that erupted at the North Point Flea Market Sunday afternoon was between rival gangs, identified as the Demon Souls Motorcycle Club and Titan Motorcycle Club.

Teens charged with taking weapons to Balto. Co, Arundel schools

7:14 PM EDT, October 16, 2012

Teens charged with taking weapons to Balto. Co, Arundel schools

Authorities charged two 17-year-old students Tuesday with bringing weapons to schools in unrelated incidents in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.

City re-emphasizes need to replace infrastructure after water main break

8:07 PM EST, November 7, 2012

City re-emphasizes need to replace infrastructure after water main break

After another city water main break caused fast-moving water to rush down Charles Street on Wednesday, officials defended plans to spend millions to upgrade Baltimore's aging public water system.

Balto. Co. police continue to search for suspect in July killing

4:16 PM EDT, October 18, 2012

Balto. Co. police continue to search for suspect in July killing

Police are searching for a suspect in the death of a Baltimore man who was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a vehicle parked outside a Parkville bar in July.

Accused Perry Hall shooter has bail hearing postponed

9:40 PM EDT, September 13, 2012

Accused Perry Hall shooter has bail hearing postponed

Robert W. Gladden Jr. "expected to be killed" on the day he allegedly shot a fellow student at Perry Hall High School, according to his lawyers, who said the teen remains on suicide watch in jail.

Fatality raises concerns about police tactical raids

7:07 PM EDT, August 8, 2012

Fatality raises concerns about police tactical raids

When members of Baltimore County's tactical unit burst into a Reisterstown home this summer, they were looking for potentially armed suspects in the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy. But in the chaos of the raid, Officer Carlos Artson shot and killed the home's owner — who was not a suspect — after he thrust a large sword at the officer, police said.

5:35 PM EDT, November 2, 2012

Fells Point jogger reports sexual assault on Friday morning

City police are investigating a sexual assault of a female jogger, who was attacked by a man armed with a knife in Fells Point Friday morning.

Parkville shooting, robbery reported by Baltimore Co. police

5:33 PM EST, November 13, 2012

Parkville shooting, robbery reported by Baltimore Co. police

A man was shot at a Parkville business Tuesday in what Baltimore County police believe was an armed robbery.

9:02 PM EDT, September 17, 2012

Suspect in Pikesville couple's deaths found unresponsive in Oklahoma

Local police in Oklahoma said a Pikesville man identified as a suspect in his grandparents' deaths was unresponsive when they found him in a motel just off Interstate 40 last week.

7:10 PM EDT, August 13, 2012

Slain Randallstown teen's family continues to rally for murder charges

Christopher Brown's family and other supporters gathered in Towson again to protest what they believe are weak charges brought against the police officer charged in the teen's death.

3:59 PM EDT, September 30, 2012

Mother of Texas man killed by officer wants answers

Baltimore County police had received reports of suspicious people in a Dundalk neighborhood when they stopped Joshua Michael Lopez, who they said fit the description.

12:39 PM EDT, September 25, 2012

Texas man serving in Navy identified in fatal police shooting in Dundalk

A man shot and killed by a Baltimore County police officer in Dundalk early Sunday morning was identified as a 22-year-old from Texas.

Woman charged with punching, pinning victim between cars in White Marsh

3:54 PM EDT, September 17, 2012

Woman charged with punching, pinning victim between cars in White Marsh

An Edgewood woman who police said punched another woman in the face before pinning her between two cars in a parking lot at The Avenue at White Marsh was arrested Monday.

2:32 PM EDT, October 24, 2012

Two girls, 13, sexually assaulted in woods near Catonsville High

Two 13-year-old girls were sexually assaulted in woods near Catonsville High School, where the girls had gone to meet friends for a rec league football game Saturday night, police said.

2:43 PM EDT, August 21, 2012

Police arrest roommate in Dundalk man's death

Baltimore County police charged a 20-year-old Dundalk man Tuesday with first-degree murder in his roommate's death.

Man shot on Morgan State campus

12:26 PM EDT, September 13, 2012

Man shot on Morgan State campus

Morgan State University was placed on emergency lockdown and classes were canceled Wednesday night after a man was shot on campus — the latest in a series of violent incidents that have touched the region's schools this fall.

Edgemere man faces rarely used HIV transmission charges

4:34 PM EDT, September 9, 2012

Edgemere man faces rarely used HIV transmission charges

When police accused an Edgemere man of having sex with a 13-year-old boy, most of the charges were straightforward: soliciting a minor and a related sexual offense, which together could carry up to 30 years in prison.

8:00 PM EDT, August 10, 2012

Owings Mills man gets life sentence in 2009 killing

An Owings Mills man was sentenced Friday to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for what Baltimore County Circuit Judge Patrick Cavanaugh called "an execution" of a father of two who ran a snowball stand on Reisterstown Road.

5:10 PM EDT, October 7, 2012

Voters to consider requirement for Balto. Co. Orphans' Court

Maryland's system of resolving disputes over wills and estates is being challenged in Baltimore County this fall, as voters decide whether the local Orphans' Court judges should be required to have law licenses.

8:45 PM EDT, September 11, 2012

Balto. Co. officials promise safety upgrades after second gun incident

Baltimore County officials promised new safety measures Tuesday to prevent violence in public schools — including hand-held metal detectors, an increased police presence and a new administrative security office — after a teacher wrestled a gun from an eighth-grader two weeks after a shooting at a nearby high school.

1:17 PM EDT, September 17, 2012

Former Olympic ice dancer accused in sex abuse released on $50,000 bond

The world-class ice dancer accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl surrendered himself to New York State Police and was released on $50,000 bond, according to his attorney.

Photo of arrest provides lasting image for teen's family

9:43 PM EDT, August 12, 2012

Photo of arrest provides lasting image for teen's family

About the series: As The Baltimore Sun commemorates its 175th anniversary, we revisit the subjects of our most iconic photographs, describing where their lives have led them since their moments in The Sun.

Towson mall murder trial describes gang retaliation killing

5:24 PM EDT, September 8, 2012

Towson mall murder trial describes gang retaliation killing

Rodney Pridget and his girlfriend were unaware they were being followed as they stopped at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nordstrom and other stores at a crowded Towson Town Center Mall six days before Christmas.

City converts streetlights to energy-saving LEDs

8:23 PM EDT, August 16, 2012

City converts streetlights to energy-saving LEDs

Going block by block, crews in bucket trucks are converting 70,000 city streetlights from sodium vapor lights to long-lasting, energy-saving LEDs.

4:15 PM EDT, August 6, 2012

80-year-old victim in Reisterstown fire identified

Baltimore County police identified on Monday the 80-year-old Reisterstown woman who was killed over the weekend after flames engulfed her bedroom.

General Assembly to discuss pit bull legislation

9:06 PM EDT, August 6, 2012

General Assembly to discuss pit bull legislation

After animal advocates protested a ruling by the state's highest court deeming all pit bulls inherently dangerous, state lawmakers now will consider a bill to overturn the decision during the special session this week.

Suspect charged in Catonsville police-involved shooting

9:14 PM EDT, September 14, 2012

Suspect charged in Catonsville police-involved shooting

A man who was shot by a Baltimore County police officer Wednesday and later found in a Catonsville High School parking lot has been charged and remains hospitalized.

12:48 PM EDT, August 2, 2012

Man pretends to point gun inside Annapolis movie theater

A 25-year-old was arrested after he pointed at moviegoers, pretending to have a gun, while shouting expletives at an Annapolis theater Wednesday, Anne Arundel County police said.

Cockeysville woman charged in mother's death after leaving her on toilet

8:24 PM EDT, August 22, 2012

Cockeysville woman charged in mother's death after leaving her on toilet

A Cockeysville woman was charged in her mother's January death after authorities found the 91-year-old woman on a toilet, where she had been left for two days.

2:30 PM EDT, August 21, 2012

Police make arrest in Cockeysville home invasion

A Cockeysville woman was charged in a July home invasion when Baltimore County police said she threatened a 74-year-old woman and dragged her down to the basement.

Former UM student accused of campus threat pleads guilty

8:39 PM EDT, August 7, 2012

Former UM student accused of campus threat pleads guilty

A former University of Maryland honors student accused of contemplating a campus shooting rampage accepted a plea deal Tuesday, and prosecutors said the case was evidence that authorities are responding threats with vigilance.

7:13 PM EDT, August 3, 2012

Police shake up Southwest leadership after spate of shootings

Acting Police Commissioner Anthony E. Barksdale ordered a shake-up of the command in the department's Southwest District after a spate of shootings that left five dead and several wounded in the past week.

3:31 PM EDT, August 1, 2012

Frederick man dies at Hanover construction site

A Frederick man fell to his death at a new condo construction site in Hanover Tuesday morning, Anne Arundel County police said.

Balto. Co. police search for elderly Pikesville victims' grandson

8:36 PM EDT, September 11, 2012

Balto. Co. police search for elderly Pikesville victims' grandson

Baltimore County police said Tuesday they were searching for a man whose elderly grandparents were found dead this week in the Pikesville home that the three shared.

8:59 PM EDT, July 10, 2012

McDonogh School swimmer mourned in sport's close-knit Baltimore community

Members of the Baltimore region's close-knit swimming community were reeling Tuesday from the death late Monday of Alec John Cosgarea, 17, a varsity swimmer at the McDonogh School in Owings Mills and a competitor for the North Baltimore Aquatic Club.

Labor Day Weekend violence claims life of young mother

12:47 PM EDT, September 5, 2012

Labor Day Weekend violence claims life of young mother

Sixteen people were shot and six killed over Labor Day Weekend, a bloody stretch that claimed the life of a young mother cleaning up after a family party and prompted police to increase patrols as the violence extended into Tuesday morning.

City public works crews continue to determine water main damage

10:22 PM EDT, July 27, 2012