Recent stories by Justin George
8:59 PM EST, December 6, 2013
Rodney Eric Smith was shot to death in a dirty alley.
2:35 PM EST, December 6, 2013
A museum banner above the Walters Art Museum in Mount Vernon fell Friday afternoon, shattering a giant window, drawing emergency crews and closing the museum's ticket office for the day.
10:58 AM EST, December 6, 2013
A 26-year-old killed in West Baltimore on Thursday night was the city's 218th murder this year, surpassing the city's total homicides in 2012.
9:38 PM EST, December 3, 2013
The driver of a vehicle that crashed outside City Hall and killed a city worker was traveling up to 115 mph before he entered downtown streets followed by a state trooper, according to a police report that for the first time details the investigation into the April crash.
10:39 AM EST, December 3, 2013
Police are investigating a shooting in Northwest Baltimore that left a man in stable condition.
7:34 PM EST, December 3, 2013
Ocean City fire investigators believe that the man who entered a church on fire, igniting a blaze that killed its pastor, had poured gasoline on himself as part of a suicide plot.
3:19 PM EST, December 2, 2013
A man was shot in the back at a Southeast Baltimore club early Monday, Baltimore police said.
4:11 PM EST, November 30, 2013
Amid criticism of a nearly $8 million projected shortfall in their overtime budget, Baltimore police say they have found one solution to troubling staffing shortages: a new unit that handles some 911 calls by phone so patrol officers can concentrate on emergencies.
5:00 PM EST, November 28, 2013
The Thanksgiving meal waiting inside was warm and rich, but the scores of people standing in line outside at the Virginia S. Baker Recreation Center on Thursday morning looked somber as the cold wind whipped past them.
9:12 PM EST, November 21, 2013
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts wants to stop sending officers out on low-priority 911 calls, expand foot patrols and create a unit focused on investigating incidents in which police use force.
9:31 PM EST, November 20, 2013
Blocks away from the Baltimore City Detention Center and well after midnight, a man in a blue "No. 11" sports jersey clutched a package and made his way toward the jail.
9:45 PM EST, November 19, 2013
Baltimore police say they stopped residents 123,000 times last year but found only nine handguns — a figure civil rights advocates say is so implausible that it raises questions about whether the agency is actually monitoring the conduct of officers on the streets.
5:00 AM EST, November 18, 2013
Kennard Buckner, 22, was walking out of an alley just feet from his home in Southwestern Baltimore on Sunday morning when he was killed by a gunman in a hail of bullets, police said.
5:42 PM EST, November 17, 2013
Betty B. Scher, a nurse who was known to family and friends as having boundless energy and a lifelong thirst for knowledge, died Nov. 13 at her home. The Baltimore resident was 87.
2:29 PM EST, November 17, 2013
Police say a 22-year-old man walking out of an alley in Southwestern Baltimore on Sunday morning was killed after gunman fired a hail of bullets at him, making him the city's 29th murder victim over the past 30 days.
7:19 PM EST, November 14, 2013
Baltimore police have increased patrols in north and northeastern Baltimore after a series of early morning robberies along The Alameda corridor.
8:29 PM EST, November 14, 2013
Members of a Baltimore jury were reminded on Thursday to act civil toward each other as they continue to deliberate a murder and murder conspiracy trial that has kept them in close quarters for four days.
8:06 PM EST, November 12, 2013
Baltimore police used battering rams to smash their way into suspected drug dens in a series of pre-dawn raids Tuesday that netted a half-dozen arrests, continuing what authorities describe as aggressive campaign to "dismantle" the Black Guerrilla Family gang.
2:27 PM EST, November 5, 2013
Prosecutors charged Baltimore police officer Andrew M. Fitzgerald with assault on Tuesday after he allegedly entered a boy's cell in the city Juvenile Booking Facility and punched him in the face.
12:18 AM EST, November 7, 2013
Homicide detectives gathered under a West Baltimore street lamp Wednesday evening and studied a pool of blood from a gunshot wound to the head of a 21-year-old man. As police notified his family and began to canvass the area, a spokesman assigned the victim a number: 199.
12:00 PM EDT, October 28, 2013
Anne Arundel County police busted up a Glen Burnie massage parlor they said was a front for prostitution activity.
11:51 PM EST, November 7, 2013
Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives.
6:12 PM EDT, October 31, 2013
Two elderly people died Thursday afternoon after being pulled from a burning home near Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore fire officials said.
5:45 PM EDT, October 18, 2013
A former state Social Services supervisor was sentenced to nearly three years in prison Friday after he admitted using the personal information of nearly 90 bank account holders in a scheme to steal more than $500,000.
9:40 PM EDT, November 1, 2013
A former Johns Hopkins gynecologist, Dr. Nikita Levy, might have surreptitiously photographed or recorded the examinations of at least 9,000 patients, lawyers representing his alleged victims said Friday.
10:00 PM EDT, October 16, 2013
No one's a stranger in Aberdeen, residents say, and concerns about crime are rare. So, it's hard enough for many to believe an elderly woman would be threatened at gunpoint, much less on two separate occasions.
5:00 AM EDT, October 28, 2013
Within the stone walls of the Maryland Correctional Institution, Kent Brewer braced for the end he knew was coming. The inmate began to sneak pieces of sausage out of the cafeteria for his roommate, speaking to him in sentimental tones and succumbing to emotions he forgot existed.
6:54 PM EDT, October 15, 2013
A psychiatric patient in Cumberland faces attempted-murder charges in connection with the stabbing of a medical center staff member in the head.
10:18 AM EDT, October 28, 2013
With the partial federal government shutdown over and employees back at work, workforce consultant John Kolm says, supervisors' first responsibility shouldn't be assigning employees shovels to dig out from under a huge work backlog.
10:07 AM EDT, October 15, 2013
Anne Arundel County police detectives set up a prostitution sting in the Linthicum Hotel District that resulted in the arrest of three men and 51 calls or text messages from people interested in illegal sex.
9:29 AM EDT, October 15, 2013
A 20-year-old man was fatally shot multiple times in the chest in East Baltimore on Monday night, according to Baltimore Police.
6:04 PM EDT, October 21, 2013
For the past 10 months, Steven Wayne Pearson survived, his movements limited to squeezing a hand or blinking his eyes while bone-deep bedsores prompted his family to repeatedly move him from nursing home to hospital.
1:48 PM EDT, October 14, 2013
Baltimore police are investigating a homicide in Northwest Baltimore that killed a 24-year-old man.
8:55 PM EDT, September 30, 2013
The percentage of Maryland ex-offenders likely to return to prison within three years of release has fallen by double digits since 2000, state prison officials reported Monday.
6:07 PM EDT, October 14, 2013
Detectives are searching for the driver of a white car that struck and killed a homeless man in North Baltimore early this month.
5:00 AM EDT, October 1, 2013
Clifton Johnson wipes down his used Lexus once a day with a carefully folded white towel. A mango-scented air freshener hangs from the rearview mirror. The car's polished wood paneling gleams from the rays shining through the sun roof.
9:05 PM EDT, September 27, 2013
Baltimore police are conducting a criminal investigation into whether officers followed orders to end their pursuit of a sedan before it was involved in a fatal crash this week, a police union attorney said Friday.
7:50 PM EDT, September 26, 2013
A man was shot in the head and killed in Northwest Baltimore Thursday evening.
8:40 AM EDT, September 25, 2013
Homicide detectives are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a man in Northeast Baltimore late Tuesday night.
9:58 AM EDT, September 11, 2013
Baltimore police are investigating a homicide and another shooting that wounded a man Tuesday night.
6:41 PM EDT, September 9, 2013
City police announced another shake-up of senior staff Monday, replacing both the recently appointed head of the high-profile downtown district and the longer-tenured leader in troubled West Baltimore.
2:31 PM EDT, September 25, 2013
A sedan being followed by police slammed into an SUV early Tuesday, killing three people in North Baltimore. The fiery scene sparked a frantic rescue effort and a lengthy investigation that shut down a busy intersection for hours.
5:00 AM EDT, September 6, 2013
Nelson Bernard Clifford has been tried in three separate rape cases in recent years. Each time, he was linked through DNA to the scene and his accuser said she had been bound, blindfolded and attacked.
6:16 PM EDT, September 23, 2013
A man accused of being part of a group that beat a man to death in West Baltimore "acted as any other father would" and maintains his innocence, his lawyer said Monday,.
7:11 PM EDT, September 18, 2013
A man shot a 9-year old boy after forcing his way into a Cherry Hill home and demanding money, police said Wednesday. The boy was the second juvenile hit by gunfire in Baltimore in less than a week.
5:00 AM EDT, September 5, 2013
More than 20,000 people could crowd the Inner Harbor Thursday evening for an NFL season kickoff concert as tens of thousands more flood in for an Orioles game, posing a challenge for transportation workers and police.
9:15 PM EDT, September 13, 2013
At a news conference convened on a bluff overlooking the photogenic Inner Harbor, two top-ranking Baltimore police commanders stood before a bank of television cameras and revealed the identity of a shooting suspect they were seeking.
5:53 PM EDT, September 9, 2013
Less than an hour after Baltimore police announced they were looking for the shooting suspect they had labeled their latest "Public Enemy No. 1," officers announced he was in custody.
9:04 PM EDT, September 17, 2013
John Johnson could have retired from the Washington Navy Yard years ago, but he loved the work.
2:36 PM EDT, September 2, 2013
Work crews hustled on Labor Day to break down concrete barriers and fencing from the Grand Prix of Baltimore, racing to reopen downtown streets and sidewalks before Tuesday's rush hour and a National Football League pregame concert later this week.
10:13 PM EDT, September 3, 2013
A 52-year-old man was beaten to death by a group of people in West Baltimore on Monday night, one of two killings and four non-fatal shootings police were investigating Tuesday.
9:25 PM EDT, September 10, 2013
Towson University's championship cheerleading team will be allowed to practice but not perform after an appeals committee decided to significantly reduce the sanctions over an alleged hazing incident, school officials said Tuesday.
7:53 PM EDT, September 5, 2013
Baltimore police identified the 25-year-old man Thursday who was fatally shot by officers in a Southeast Baltimore housing project, as people who said they saw the incident continued to question the decision to shoot.
9:09 AM EDT, September 5, 2013
Police arrested a 68-year-old man in connection with a shooting in southwest Baltimore earlier this week.
4:56 PM EDT, September 2, 2013
A "good Samaritan" rescued multiple passengers onboard a 45-foot cabin cruiser that caught fire and sank off Ocean City over the weekend, the U.S. Coast Guard reported.
8:58 AM EDT, September 4, 2013
Police are investigating a shooting in southwest Baltimore.
4:56 PM EDT, September 2, 2013
Baltimore police said a man was shot and killed in the Reservoir Hill neighborhood late Sunday.
11:15 PM EDT, August 14, 2013
Over a period of about five hours, a man was shot and two people were beaten early Wednesday in what police say is part of a surge in street robberies across the city.
6:38 PM EDT, September 1, 2013
As Baltimore Oriole Chris Davis continues his torrid home-run pace, a Baltimore ice cream parlor decided to commemorate the Major League Baseball statistical leader with something cool:
11:12 AM EDT, August 26, 2013
A woman was shot in the left cheek early Monday but was expected to survive, Baltimore police said.
4:46 PM EDT, August 16, 2013
A former Baltimore police officer already facing state charges for prostituting his wife was indicted on a federal prostitution charge that alleged he oversaw a call-girl business with more than 300 customers.
4:30 PM EDT, August 15, 2013
A weapon a man was holding when a Baltimore police officer shot him turned out to be a BB gun spray-painted to look like a real gun, police said.
3:56 PM EDT, August 12, 2013
A company that insures bail bonds is suing Maryland's District Court for being too lenient on its own industry.
7:56 PM EDT, September 1, 2013
As excited kids clung to fences and people packed grandstands to catch glimpses of IndyCars blurring around the streets of Baltimore, other Grand Prix of Baltimore attendees could be found in unlikely places Sunday.
7:14 PM EDT, August 13, 2013
Charged with policing inmates in the Baltimore City Detention Center, correctional officer Jennifer Owens admitted to doing the opposite Tuesday.
12:16 PM EDT, August 21, 2013
Baltimore police found another suspect they say is linked to several street robberies of joggers and pedestrians across the city this month, this time arresting a man allegedly involved in the shooting of a man in Roland Park last week.
August 13, 2013
A man was killed in a restaurant, a teenage girl was injured in a drive-by shooting and two others were wounded in three separate shootings in Baltimore between Sunday evening and Monday morning.
9:20 PM EDT, August 20, 2013
More than six months after a teenager was fatally stabbed downtown just hours after the Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl victory parade, police announced an arrest in the killing.
5:23 PM EDT, August 15, 2013
A woman was robbed Thursday morning in North Baltimore one block away from a mugging that took place the day before, continuing a trend of recent street robberies that worry police.
10:14 PM EDT, August 20, 2013
An infant child was found next to her dying mother just before dawn Tuesday after police say a man broke into a Pigtown home, killed a young couple and shot two others — a grisly scene that brought to 20 the number of people shot in the city in a span of 80 hours.
6:27 PM EDT, August 10, 2013
The two-story abstract mural — featuring a pharaoh's headpiece, a cotton field and fire spewing out of rowhouse windows — showed up suddenly this summer on a vacant house in North Baltimore.
8:47 AM EDT, August 7, 2013
Baltimore police are investigating an overnight shooting in the Greenmount West neighborhood.
8:30 PM EDT, August 2, 2013
A Baltimore man — who has been tried for rape three times in three years — was acquitted again by a city jury Friday.
6:48 PM EDT, August 7, 2013
Staffers at Rep. Elijah Cummings' Baltimore office arrived Wednesday to find gobs of putty and wiring on the door, raising fears of an explosive attack and drawing emergency crews from around the region.
5:13 PM EDT, August 6, 2013
Baltimore police officer James Smith hanged himself while in his cell awaiting trial in the murder of his fiancee, an autopsy concluded on Tuesday.
9:11 PM EDT, August 2, 2013
A grandmother has been charged with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring a granddaughter by rubbing methadone on their gums, Baltimore police say.
4:29 PM EDT, August 6, 2013
Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service.
3:52 PM EDT, August 9, 2013
Reacting to recent television news segments showing multiple Baltimore police officers asleep on the job, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts sent his officers a stern warning.
10:13 AM EDT, August 2, 2013
Two men were killed and a man and woman were injured in four separate incidents of gunfire in the city overnight, according to Baltimore Police.
4:46 PM EDT, July 29, 2013
State, local and FBI law enforcement officers across Maryland and the United States announced a sweeping, coordinated child prostitution bust that recovered 105 children, the FBI announced Monday.
6:37 PM EDT, July 30, 2013
Baltimore police suspended a patrol officer Tuesday after a television news helicopter's camera captured him allegedly striking a teenage car theft suspect who had been detained.
6:29 PM EDT, August 1, 2013
Hoping to reignite interest in the bizarre kidnapping and mysterious return of his mother, former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. has announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the man responsible.
8:52 AM EDT, August 5, 2013
Two men were shot and injured in the Perkins Homes public housing community in Southeast Baltimore early Monday morning, according to Baltimore Police.
8:20 PM EDT, August 5, 2013
A Baltimore police officer awaiting trial for murder in the death of his fiancee died early Monday in an apparent suicide in jail, state prison officials said.
11:37 PM EDT, July 28, 2013
One in a series of occasional articles.
2:43 PM EDT, July 26, 2013
Baltimore police charged three juveniles as adults in the group beating of a man in Little Italy on Sunday. A 19-year-old was also charged with the group.
11:45 AM EDT, July 31, 2013
Police are investigating two overnight shootings in East Baltimore that injured two men.
8:32 PM EDT, July 17, 2013
The American Civil Liberties Union says police are violating drivers' rights with license plate scanners that can be used to track their whereabouts with little oversight on how such data is used or stored.
4:16 PM EDT, July 24, 2013
Baltimore police have arrested six juveniles they believe beat a man early Sunday in Little Italy, causing serious facial injuries.
12:09 PM EDT, July 21, 2013
Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service.
10:59 PM EDT, July 26, 2013
Two men were shot – one fatally -- in the East Baltimore neighborhood of McElderry Park early Friday morning, city police reported.
6:30 PM EDT, July 25, 2013
A 19-year-old man suspected of killing another man at a playground in Greektown this month was captured early Thursday.
1:47 PM EDT, July 18, 2013
Detectives completed another round of victim and witness interviews on Wednesday and maintained that they don't believe the beating of a Hispanic man near Patterson Park was spurred on by the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial in Florida — though at least one witness said she has never been interviewed.
9:56 PM EDT, July 16, 2013
A Hispanic man who says he was beaten by a group of teens in Patterson Park over the weekend remembers few details of what happened as police continue to investigate whether he was targeted because of his ethnicity after the not-guilty verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial.
8:49 AM EDT, July 12, 2013
A man was shot overnight in Northeast Baltimore during an apparent armed robbery.
10:19 PM EDT, July 15, 2013
Hundreds of protesters marched through downtown Baltimore on Monday evening to express outrage over the Trayvon Martin case but also to use the teen as a symbol of systemic issues facing the black community in the city and around the country.
1:59 PM EDT, July 11, 2013
Baltimore police arrested a 16-year-old boy they suspect in some of the two dozen burglaries and attempted burglaries that have struck Canton over the past month.
7:39 PM EDT, July 15, 2013
Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, "This is for Trayvon."
8:43 PM EDT, July 9, 2013
Six people were shot Tuesday in two separate incidents in Baltimore, killing at least one person, police said.
7:51 PM EDT, July 7, 2013
Fear is as fresh as the stubborn blood stains on the street in the 900 block of Bennett Place. Three men have been killed this year on this short stretch of three-story row homes, two within seven days of each other last month.
9:27 PM EDT, July 9, 2013
The Baltimore Police Department promoted 15 commanders Tuesday and put new faces at the helms of four patrol districts and key investigative units — moves that drew concerns from some City Council members, who called for continuity following a violent summer outburst that saw dozens shot.
3:47 PM EDT, July 9, 2013
When a judge dismissed the case against a Crofton man accused of making mass-violence threats against co-workers, the losing prosecutors didn't criticize the judge's decision, defense attorneys or even Neil Edwin Prescott, the suspect who walked free.
7:49 PM EDT, July 2, 2013
A man was shot and seriously wounded Tuesday afternoon in Northwest Baltimore, police said.
10:07 AM EDT, July 9, 2013
When the Episcopal Community Services of Maryland decided where to hang a brightly colored mural symbolizing peace, the nonprofit's leaders chose the Broadway East neighborhood.
7:03 PM EDT, July 1, 2013
Two Ocean City police officers died after their small plane spiraled out of control and crashed into the water off 130th Street as weekend beachgoers and people cruising on a large speedboat watched, authorities said Monday.
10:33 AM EDT, June 22, 2013
The latest class of police trainees marched to the podium to accept law enforcement certificates in gleaming black shoes and brass buttons that matched their smiles. The graduates yelled their names proudly during a special roll call and chanted at the end of the ceremony with vigor.
10:19 PM EDT, June 29, 2013
Heading into the first official weekend of summer, Baltimore police officials were pleased with how crime was trending, and, it seemed, so were residents. Total crime was down and though killings continued at one of the highest rates in the nation, there had been few dramatic spikes to draw the attention of this crime-weary city.
9:08 PM EDT, July 3, 2013
Baltimore police ordered every officer to work July 4 and will rely heavily on reinforcements from state law enforcement agencies, an effort intended to keep Inner Harbor visitors safe while maintaining a strong presence in areas besieged by recent violence.
10:12 PM EDT, June 26, 2013
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, making her most extensive comments on the wave of violence that has shaken the city, said Wednesday that she was "sad about the state of our community" and pleaded with residents to help detectives solve cases.
9:37 PM EDT, July 1, 2013
A triple shooting took place late Sunday in the neighborhood of City Councilman Brandon Scott, who a day later said the incident filled residents with “despair and sadness.”
10:51 AM EDT, June 26, 2013
Baltimore firefighters are fighting a fire near Medfield Heights Park that is blowing smoke over Interstate 83.
8:33 PM EDT, June 14, 2013
An employee at a scaffolding company next to the railroad tracks in Rosedale was one of the first people to see the train leave its tracks after it rammed into a truck last month.
10:17 PM EDT, June 25, 2013
A judge threw out a criminal charge Tuesday against a Crofton man accused last summer of likening himself to a "joker" and threatening to blow up co-workers.
11:59 AM EDT, June 18, 2013
Five people were shot overnight Monday — including three people shot in two incidents in the same block in East Baltimore over a span of less than six hours, police said.
9:39 PM EDT, June 17, 2013
The two police retirees remember the shooting as if it was yesterday. The chill in the air. The call that came in as a hostage situation. The nickel plating on the gun they wished the man had never drawn.
12:00 PM EDT, June 3, 2013
As The Baltimore Sun set out to look back on the murder of civil rights activist William Lewis Moore 50 years later, the first step was to find his relatives. It wasn't easy.
8:11 PM EDT, July 1, 2013
A U.S. district judge on Monday dismissed three sexual-abuse lawsuits against Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street's "Elmo" muppet until the allegations surfaced, saying the plaintiffs waited too long to file the civil cases.
9:15 PM EDT, June 24, 2013
Surrounded by farmland at an Iowa facility for troubled youths, Gervontae Burgess' circumstances could hardly have been more different from those in his violent Baltimore neighborhood. Brad Knight, Burgess' football coach, remembers a bright young man with a broad smile and a desire to help others.
3:27 PM EDT, June 5, 2013
A U.S. District Court judge has released a Baltimore police officer caught in a drug dealing and tax-fraud investigation from federal custody until trial.
10:28 PM EDT, June 27, 2013
An alarming rise in summer violence continued Thursday, as the past week's death toll rose to 12 in Baltimore and politicians began sniping over blame.
10:02 PM EDT, June 21, 2013
A man has succeeded in forcing the state to remove his name from its sex offender database after years of litigation, prompting advocates for more-forgiving sex offender laws to lobby for hundreds of others with similar circumstances to get off the registry, too.
11:44 AM EDT, June 10, 2013
Baltimore police are investigating the death of a young child in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood.
9:15 AM EDT, July 1, 2013
A fatal accident that has closed all northbound traffic lanes on Interstate 95 in Harford County was among three incidents that prompted disruptions on local roads at 9:10 a.m., on Monday, according to the state and local officials.
5:17 PM EDT, June 1, 2013
Everyone begged William Lewis Moore not to go to Mississippi. His pastor told him he would get killed walking around in a sandwich board sign protesting segregation. His family worried about where he would sleep and eat.
6:41 PM EDT, May 28, 2013
Baltimore police believe the Friday-night spray of bullets that killed a 16-month-old boy and wounded his father was a setup, according to court records released Tuesday.
1:46 PM EDT, June 5, 2013
One man was killed and five others were wounded in three separate shootings in Northeast Baltimore that began early Wednesday morning, according to Baltimore Police.
6:26 PM EDT, May 22, 2013
Seven people were shot — at least one fatally — in Baltimore between Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday morning, with the violence stretching from Brooklyn in the south to Gwynn Oak in the northwest and Darley Park in the east.
10:12 AM EDT, June 6, 2013
Parents walking their children to class Thursday morning in the Coldstream Homestead Montebello neighborhood were met by a grim sight: Crime scene tape roping off a field many cut through to get to Coldstream Elementary School.
6:45 PM EDT, June 5, 2013
Baltimore police have identified a third suspect in last month's shooting death of a 1-year-old in Cherry Hill, and they are asking the public for help finding him.
9:52 PM EDT, June 3, 2013
An hour before the memorial service at First Apostolic Faith Church on Monday, a woman walked down the center aisle and stared into the 3-foot white casket surrounded by white flowers. She spent a full minute, head slightly cocked, before she wheeled and walked back, angrily shaking her head.
10:33 PM EDT, May 28, 2013
A man on a bicycle exchanged gunfire with Baltimore police Tuesday afternoon before barricading himself in a home and surrendering.
3:38 PM EDT, May 21, 2013
Recorded 911 calls released Tuesday reveal frantic reports from neighbors who described the scene as Baltimore police said an off-duty officer shot and killed his girlfriend then barricaded himself in a home for six-hours.
12:20 PM EDT, May 29, 2013
A freight train smacked into a truck carrying garbage and careened off the tracks in Rosedale Tuesday afternoon, triggering an explosion felt throughout the region and sending up a plume of black smoke visible for miles.
11:31 PM EDT, May 17, 2013
Baltimore police officer Robert W. Mitchell faces a second-degree assault charge after police and prosecutors accused him of overstepping his powers and beating a young man more than a year ago.
7:49 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
A grand jury on Thursday indicted the driver state police said was high on drugs when his car sped into downtown, striking and killing a pedestrian before it overturned outside City Hall.
7:51 PM EDT, May 20, 2013
A large group of teenagers were involved in a fight near the Inner Harbor in Baltimore on Monday afternoon, with several of the teens taken into custody, police said.
9:42 AM EDT, May 16, 2013
Three men were shot in separate incidents Wednesday night across Baltimore, and they were expected to survive their injuries, police said.
9:59 AM EDT, May 20, 2013
A woman shot on May 10 succumbed to her injuries late last week as detectives continue to look for a shooting suspect.
10:01 AM EDT, May 10, 2013
Police on Friday identified a man killed earlier this week in Reservoir Hill and continue to search for a suspect.
8:50 PM EDT, May 18, 2013
A group of friends and family from Elkridge prepared for the Preakness as they have every year for decades. They packed tubs of Rice Krispies treats, shrimp salad, macaroni salad, cashews, soft drinks and a giant bag of Utz chips into their cars and headed to Pimlico Race Course.
5:27 PM EDT, May 17, 2013
In the third week of February, two separate killings of couples alarmed Baltimore police and contributed to a spike in the city's homicide numbers that prompted the department to shift strategies, deploy more officers on foot patrols and hold community meetings in neighborhoods feeling the wave of violence.
9:20 PM EDT, May 8, 2013
Two Baltimore police officers arrived at a fellow officer's home to investigate a reported domestic assault. They heard a woman inside calling for help, and when nobody answered the door, they kicked the door in and brought Kendra Diggs out.
7:01 PM EDT, April 23, 2013
Police on Tuesday worked to find out more about the backgrounds of the two men wounded and one man killed in an overnight shootout with officers in West Baltimore.
8:39 AM EDT, May 1, 2013
Baltimore police detectives are investigating an overnight shooting in Southwest Baltimore that left a man wounded in the arm.
7:42 PM EDT, May 9, 2013
A 20-year-old cousin of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was one of two men fatally shot in separate incidents Wednesday night in Baltimore, the latest victims of the city's relentless pace of gun violence.
9:48 AM EDT, May 2, 2013
Baltimore police are investigating the shooting death of a man in East Baltimore early Thursday.
1:18 PM EDT, May 2, 2013
A Northwestern High School student was cut across his right thumb on Thursday after an altercation with another student outside the school.
9:13 PM EDT, April 18, 2013
NAACP employees were going through the mail Thursday at national headquarters in Baltimore when they found a strange-looking envelope. It bore no return address and had a Memphis, Tenn., postmark — just like letters to President Barack Obama and a Republican senator this week that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin.
9:02 PM EDT, April 15, 2013
Maryland State Police arrested Monday the Baltimore man they say struck and killed a pedestrian last week in front of City Hall and charged him with vehicular homicide, manslaughter and a slew of drug offenses.
9:57 AM EDT, May 8, 2013
An off-duty Baltimore police officer gave himself up late Tuesday after barricading himself in a home with a toddler in a six-hour standoff that began when he fatally shot a woman, authorities said.
9:34 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
It seemed every seat was filled during the Baltimore Orioles' exciting playoff run last season except the one that belonged to Matt Hersl.
11:35 AM EDT, May 6, 2013
A victim in a triple-shooting over the weekend succumbed to his injuries on Monday, Baltimore police said.
8:56 PM EDT, April 13, 2013
A social studies teacher and assistant track coach has been replaced indefinitely amid an investigation by Anne Arundel County Public Schools.
7:24 PM EDT, May 6, 2013
The Baltimore Police Department tapped one of its lawyers as the new head of internal affairs, saying Rodney Hill's experience as an officer and his recent turn as a prosecutor of police misconduct cases give him the credibility to lead a group charged with restoring public trust.
7:36 PM EDT, April 22, 2013
A man arrested on suspicion of loitering Monday morning managed to slip away from police outside Baltimore's busy Central Booking Center but was shot in the leg by a corrections officer guarding the back gate.
9:50 PM EDT, April 13, 2013
A homeowner cleaning out debris from a detached garage in Essex on Saturday stumbled upon skeletal remains.
11:10 AM EDT, May 17, 2013
Police are investigating an overnight shooting that left one man wounded, while detectives continue to search for suspects in the separate beating of a man Thursday evening that left him in critical condition.
4:35 PM EDT, April 8, 2013
Baltimore police have arrested a 24-year-old man in the fatal stabbing of a Cheesecake Factory employee who was leaving work early Sunday.
6:12 PM EDT, April 12, 2013
The funeral procession for Matthew Hersl crawled through the tight streets of Southeast Baltimore, moving past the Milan restaurant, the Inner Harbor Travel agency and the Little Italy parking garage. Steve Hersl, Matt's brother, blared his car horn as he inched along.
9:48 PM EDT, April 23, 2013
Baltimore police homicide detectives are investigating a murder Tuesday in the Greenspring neighborhood.
6:50 PM EDT, April 17, 2013
Police have taken a new step in their the battle to remove illegal dirt bikes and their freewheeling riders from the streets of Baltimore, creating an email address where residents can report the bikes anonymously.
12:33 PM EDT, April 11, 2013
Eight people were shot in six incidents in Baltimore on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning and all were expected to survive. The shootings all occurred within an almost eight hour period that stretched from dinnertime Wednesday until just after 2 a.m.
8:04 PM EDT, April 10, 2013
A car hurtled off the highway, fatally struck a pedestrian and overturned in front of City Hall and scores of downtown witnesses. A day later, police said the driver had walked free without charges.
9:38 AM EDT, April 17, 2013
Police on Wednesday identified the man killed near the east edge of Leakin Park on Tuesday afternoon.
7:53 PM EDT, April 11, 2013
As record heat baked Baltimore, a wave of violence unfurled across the city: six shootings and eight people wounded over a period of less than eight hours.
7:36 PM EDT, April 3, 2013
Baltimore police said the man killed in Monday's double shooting in West Baltimore was the father of the 11-year-old boy also injured in the attack.
8:15 PM EDT, March 21, 2013
Jim Mingle and Mike Boyd, detectives for the Baltimore Police Department, usually work in ties and jackets, but as daylight wanes on this day, they are standing on a West Baltimore street corner in their uniform blues.
7:33 PM EDT, April 17, 2013
When FBI agents heard on a wiretap that a Baltimore police detective was preparing to make a drug arrest based on false information, according to court documents, they decided not to intervene.
8:23 PM EDT, March 18, 2013
For the first time in three trials in the 2004 slashing deaths of three children in Northwest Baltimore, jurors on Monday heard a nine-year-old statement by one of the suspects describing his nephew emerging shirtless from a rear window of the apartment in which the victims were killed.
8:10 PM EDT, April 3, 2013
The 80-year-old man killed in Northeast Baltimore on Monday — after a punch caused him to fall and hit his head, police said — was the inspiration for the 1990s TV show "Roc."
10:44 AM EDT, March 18, 2013
When De'ontae Smith was fatally stabbed and two friends were injured three blocks from the route of the Ravens' Super Bowl victory parade, police initially said the celebration was unrelated to the violence. As it turned out, the teen had cut school to cheer on the team.
12:43 PM EDT, March 14, 2013
Several hundred Baltimore and state police officers will be saturating the city's bar districts this St. Patrick's Day weekend, looking for drunken drivers and people drinking in the streets, law enforcement officials announced Thursday.
12:48 PM EST, March 8, 2013
Baltimore Police found a man dead of an apparent homicide on Friday morning in an industrial, half-vacant section of the Carrollton Ridge neighborhood.
9:23 PM EDT, April 9, 2013
A Baltimore City employee was killed Tuesday afternoon when police said a man veered off an interstate and sped onto downtown streets, flipping the car he was driving in front of City Hall.
11:49 AM EDT, April 8, 2013
John Wood has a room filled with junk: steel pots, a wooden foot massager, heavy safe, TV antenna, plates, silver-plated brush, rolling pin, can opener, assorted gold-colored chains, lamps without shades, a New York Yankees baseball hat adorned in glitter.
5:56 PM EDT, March 28, 2013
Heart disease killed a 64-year-old passenger on a cruise ship out of Baltimore, the FBI said Thursday, ruling out foul play and ending a brief mystery as to how the Virginia woman died last weekend.
12:38 AM EST, March 2, 2013
Baltimore police said Friday that patient pictures taken by Johns Hopkins gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy could contain child pornography, and they've turned the evidence over to the FBI for analysis.
9:20 PM EST, March 7, 2013
After Black Guerrilla Family leader Naim King was killed on Halloween 2007, prosecutors say, fellow gang member David Hunter swore to avenge his death.
8:41 PM EDT, March 24, 2013
When Brenda Brown stood before a judge, she figured she had only one real option: plead guilty. She had been caught with three bags of marijuana in her pocket in Northwest Baltimore.
9:38 PM EST, February 25, 2013
A judge delivered a major blow Monday to the state's case against two men accused of fatally slashing the throats of three children nine years ago, ruling that the testimony of a key witness is inadmissible.
7:24 PM EST, February 22, 2013
Just three days after being touted as the commander who would oversee reforms in the wake of a training shooting, the new head of the Baltimore Police academy informed top brass Friday that he intends to leave the agency.
3:35 PM EST, February 23, 2013
City confirmed Saturday that a man and a woman whose bodies were found in a burning car in West Baltimore early Friday morning had been shot.
7:42 PM EDT, April 2, 2013
Baltimore detectives have taken two men into custody they suspect were involved in a double shooting Monday night that left one man dead, police said Tuesday.
6:30 PM EDT, April 2, 2013
A fifth man has filed a lawsuit against Kevin Clash, the former voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street," making sex abuse allegations similar to those of four other plaintiffs.
7:25 PM EDT, May 8, 2013
Frank James MacArthur, the blogger known as the Baltimore Spectator, could go on trial in May after pleading not guilty Monday to gun and resisting-arrest charges that have kept him in jail for months.
9:12 AM EST, February 25, 2013
Baltimore Police are investigating a double homicide late Sunday and two other shootings that occurred in the predawn hours.
7:25 AM EDT, March 27, 2013
The woman who died onboard a cruise ship that originated out of Baltimore was 64 years old and from central Virginia, the FBI said Tuesday as the agency continued to investigate her death as "suspicious."
11:26 PM EST, February 20, 2013
A state probation agent who volunteered as a conflict mediator was killed Tuesday night in an apparent North Baltimore murder-suicide in which a child survivor was found outside the house.
6:27 PM EDT, March 22, 2013
A U.S. Marshals task force in North Carolina arrested a Baltimore man Friday in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old woman in the Lakeland neighborhood.
9:45 AM EDT, March 13, 2013
Police said a man was wounded in an attempted robbery Monday night while, in another incident early Tuesday, a resident fired at intruders and injured one of them.
10:10 PM EST, February 16, 2013
The director of Baltimore's police training academy didn't know that instructors were holding exercises at an abandoned psychiatric hospital in Owings Mills. There were no supervisors on site. A police service weapon somehow got mixed up with a practice paint-cartridge pistol. The gun was pointed at a trainee.
10:12 AM EST, March 6, 2013
Baltimore police are investigating two shootings from Tuesday night that injured three victims.
6:17 PM EST, March 6, 2013
Kevin Gipson spent his final day advocating for friends as they fought to stay at a homeless camp under the Jones Falls Expressway. The next morning, police found him dead in what they believe to be an unrelated incident.
8:29 AM EST, February 17, 2013
The Baltimore area could see some snow showers Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
5:49 PM EST, February 22, 2013
At the spot where a man was gunned down Thursday night outside a West Baltimore liquor store, someone placed an open Bible.
10:46 AM EST, February 13, 2013
The mother of a 10-year-old girl killed by celebratory gunfire in Cecil County on New Year's Eve is asking for stricter penalties for shooting guns into the air.
11:33 AM EST, February 13, 2013
Baltimore police found a man stabbed early Wednesday north of Fells Point.
8:31 PM EST, March 4, 2013
Baltimore police moved Monday to increase foot patrols over the next month and conduct street sweeps of violent fugitives after a weekend that saw six people killed and continued a violent start to 2013.
8:02 PM EST, March 3, 2013
The flowers left in condolence are a kind but painful reminder that De'ontae Smith is gone, as is the funeral program his mother carries around to remember the boy stabbed to death downtown just hours after the Baltimore Ravens' Super Bowl victory parade.
2:00 PM EST, February 21, 2013
Baltimore police have identified two people who died in unrelated shootings this week.
7:25 PM EST, February 20, 2013
Baltimore police did not have permission to conduct training exercises at the shuttered state facility for the developmentally disabled where an officer was shot and critically wounded, according to Maryland health officials.
7:00 AM EST, February 5, 2013
When reporters asked Baltimore police and state agencies where the guns used in city crimes came from, no one could provide specific information.
10:16 PM EST, February 13, 2013
Top Baltimore police commanders, including the director of the agency's training academy, were unaware that training exercises were being conducted at an Owings Mills facility where a rookie University of Maryland officer was shot in the head and critically wounded, officials said Wednesday.
11:20 AM EST, January 29, 2013
Police identified a 46-year-old man killed Monday in northeast Baltimore.
5:50 PM EST, January 26, 2013
Maryland has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — and Baltimore's are even stricter — yet the city continues to struggle with rampant gun violence as thousands of criminals gain access to firearms.
2:23 PM EST, January 28, 2013
A 32-year-old man was shot dead late Sunday in Southwest Baltimore.
4:16 PM EST, March 2, 2013
Shaped like a teardrop and carved out of the eastern bank of the Bush River, the UNDEX Test Facility at Aberdeen Proving Ground has earned the nickname "Super Pond" for its unusual properties.
8:17 AM EST, January 23, 2013
One man was killed and another injured in a double shooting in southeast Baltimore on Tuesday night.
February 4, 2013
With four seconds remaining in the Super Bowl, fans across the Baltimore area clenched fists and clasped hands in prayer.
9:46 PM EST, February 6, 2013
To Deontae Smith's mother, there was no question her son had been to the Super Bowl parade on Tuesday. And she's upset that Baltimore police didn't make the same connection sooner.
11:10 PM EST, February 4, 2013
Joe Flacco woke up groggy Monday after partying late into the night, hanging out with Jay-Z and Beyonce as he celebrated the game of his career.
3:01 PM EST, February 3, 2013
Tony Siragusa isn't the prettiest of men. The former Baltimore Raven played the thankless role of a 6-foot-3, 330-pound steel drum, crashing the line over and over, so teammates could sack the quarterback — and reap the glory.
9:15 PM EST, January 22, 2013
The owner of a West Baltimore restaurant has been charged with operating an illegal after-hours club, police said, after a triple shooting this month in which a man was killed outside the establishment.
8:32 AM EST, January 24, 2013
Police released the name of the man killed in a double shooting on Tuesday north of Patterson Park.
6:47 PM EST, January 25, 2013
Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts announced Friday the creation of a new unit to oversee internal affairs, audits and the writing of police procedures, a move he hopes will strengthen public confidence in his agency.
8:56 AM EST, January 31, 2013
Police on Thursday identified the man found fatally shot in Northeast Baltimore two days ago.
8:59 AM EST, January 10, 2013
A man was shot in the leg and another remains in a hospital with serious head lacerations in separate incidents Wednesday that police continue to investigate.
10:47 PM EST, January 3, 2013
Aaliyah Boyer had hoped to watch the New Year's ball drop on TV, but when she learned she had missed the stroke of midnight by 32 seconds, she returned to the front yard with her friends to watch her neighbors light fireworks.
6:22 PM EST, January 30, 2013
A man was shot in the arm Wednesday in what Baltimore police said appeared to be a brazen robbery attempt outside a city parole and probation office.
10:55 AM EST, January 17, 2013
Southwest Baltimore district detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that killed a 19-year-old man late Wednesday.
5:27 PM EST, January 16, 2013
Baltimore police on Wednesday released the name of the officer who fired a gun Sunday during a physical struggle, hitting two bystanders.
7:16 PM EST, January 2, 2013
A Baltimore police officer shot a man during a foot chase Wednesday, marking the second time in two days that a Northeast district officer fired a gun while in pursuit of a suspect.
12:35 PM EST, January 25, 2013
Prosecutors will not charge the Baltimore police officers involved in arresting and fatally injuring a man — after finding that they did not use excessive force and followed police procedure when a detective tackled Anthony Anderson in a vacant lot last September.
5:58 PM EST, January 7, 2013
A city judge cleared the way Monday for new trials of two men accused of slashing the throats of three children in a grisly triple murder nine years ago, settling a slew of legal disputes over years-old testimony and forensic evidence.
10:30 AM EST, January 16, 2013
Police arrested an 18-year-old man they suspect of killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring another man who they said were buying drugs.
8:07 PM EST, January 4, 2013
When drug dealers and prostitutes camped outside Eastern United Methodist Church last fall, the Rev. Lena Marie Dennis met with Baltimore police Maj. Melvin Russell and other faith leaders and came up with a unique plan.
8:44 PM EST, January 15, 2013
The death of Aaliyah Boyer, a 10-year-old struck down in Cecil County, and the shooting of Laurie Eberhardt, a grandmother hit by gunfire in Florida, share the same perplexing challenge for prosecutors and investigators.
7:55 PM EST, January 9, 2013
Three police officers suffered minor injuries in a police chase that started in Northeast Baltimore and ended with a collision in the Carney area of Baltimore County.
7:28 PM EST, January 15, 2013
A violent start to the year continued with three people shot on Baltimore's west side Tuesday morning, including a 17-year-old girl who died after she and a man were shot in an alley.
9:25 PM EST, January 3, 2013
Two people died in a two-alarm house fire in Northeast Baltimore late Wednesday, fire officials said.
12:22 AM EST, January 12, 2013
An interesting detail emerged after a gray Chevy Cobalt hit two Baltimore police officers Wednesday and led dozens of patrol cars and a police helicopter on a chase: the state license plates affixed to the car started with "FPD" and carried a law-enforcement style, star-shaped insignia.
3:42 PM EST, January 15, 2013
The identity of a 29-year-old man fatally stabbed Jan. 12 outside a liquor store was released Jan. 15.
5:17 PM EST, December 30, 2012
When celebrants turn their eyes to the sky to watch fireworks burst over the Inner Harbor at the stroke of midnight Monday, a host of cameras will be looking down at them.
4:43 PM EST, January 14, 2013
Baltimore police on Monday charged a 37-year-old man in connection to a police-involved shooting over the weekend that left two wounded.
8:13 PM EST, December 21, 2012
Gun shops are calling it the "Obama gun stimulus."
3:38 PM EST, December 27, 2012
A car that crashed near the Washington Monument onl Thursday morning overturned, injuring a passenger and damaging a wall at the historic Mount Vernon park.
12:15 PM EST, January 2, 2013
Plumes of billowing smoke above Johns Hopkins Hospital were visible for miles Wednesday as a ventilation unit caught fire above an 11-story campus building.
10:14 PM EST, December 28, 2012
An 18-year-old man died and two people were shot in two separate shootings in Baltimore on Friday.
10:41 AM EST, December 6, 2012
On the night Baltimore police commemorated the 1,000 gun-related arrest of 2012, four people were wounded in separate shootings throughout the city.
5:55 PM EST, December 26, 2012
Cecil Singleton had settled in to watch an episode of "Parenthood" when he caught a TV news teaser featuring the words "Elmo sex scandal." A man had accused puppeteer Kevin Clash — the man behind the world's most popular Sesame Street puppet — of having a relationship with him when he was 16.
8:38 AM EST, December 27, 2012
Two early morning collisions were cleared on area interstates by mid-morning, leaving area roadways clear for commutes.
5:24 PM EST, December 26, 2012
A 7-year-old boy remains in critical condition with a severe head injury after a traffic accident on Christmas night.
10:32 AM EST, December 31, 2012
Two men were shot in the head in Baltimore on Sunday in three separate shootings that left three people wounded.
7:11 PM EST, December 28, 2012
A Baltimore circuit judge denied another bail request Friday for the blogger who held a publicized standoff with city police this month that was broadcast live to thousands of listeners.
5:09 PM EST, December 26, 2012
A winter weather advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. for much of the Baltimore area as a wintry mix of snow and sleet with pockets of freezing rain moves in from the south, the National Weather Service reported.
8:45 PM EST, December 16, 2012
Whitney Collins' head hung low Sunday as he walked down South Charles Street in Federal Hill in his purple Ed Reed jersey. He had abandoned his pricey seat at M&T Bank Stadium more than 10 minutes before the Ravens game had ended to numb the pain of a lopsided loss in a nearby vodka bar.
3:48 PM EST, December 31, 2012
A robber struck a Royal Farms in Fells Point on Sunday night, leaving with a peculiar payday that only a sweet tooth could covet.
8:10 AM EST, December 11, 2012
Two men were shot Monday morning just off Pennsylvania Avenue, one of whom died Monday evening at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
6:46 PM EST, December 17, 2012
Calvert Hall College High School is mourning the loss of Josephine Grace Gay, 7, a victim in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting whose father attended the Catholic preparatory school in Towson.
8:50 AM EST, December 26, 2012
The day after Christmas morning commutes are flowing smoothly with just one traffic incident reported throughout the greater Baltimore metro area.
10:08 PM EST, December 19, 2012
Months before he allegedly killed a family friend in Harford County, eating his heart and parts of his brain, Alexander Kinyua was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and believed reptilian aliens were coming to destroy Earth, a judge said Wednesday.
10:14 PM EST, December 26, 2012
Winter waited until the busy holiday season to arrive, and it isn't letting up yet. After a second bout of icy precipitation Wednesday, more snow, sleet or freezing rain is possible over the weekend.
11:53 AM EST, December 13, 2012
Baltimore homicide detectives are investigating the death of an infant who was found in his Northeast Baltimore home Wednesday afternoon.
7:58 PM EST, December 5, 2012
The mother took several minutes to open the door, and when she did on Wednesday, she told police that her son never came home the night before.
6:59 PM EST, December 12, 2012
Baltimore police have arrested a 19-year-old man who had been a fugitive for a month and a half after police said he fatally shot a man while the victim's family stood nearby.
5:29 PM EST, December 13, 2012
For weeks, police searched for a late-model black Mazda that witnesses saw hit a man outside a gas station and then run him over, killing him.
11:42 AM EST, December 13, 2012
Bullets grazed two victims' foreheads in separate Baltimore shootings overnight, while another man was shot in the back and side.
9:55 AM EST, December 7, 2012
Responding to a 4 a.m. emergency call, police found a 24-year-old man stabbed multiple times in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood of Baltimore.
4:48 PM EST, December 9, 2012
Frank James MacArthur always said what was on his mind.
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