Recent stories by Nick Madigan

6:12 PM EDT, July 19, 2011

Balto. Co. police seek culprits in light rail knife attacks

Baltimore County police are investigating a stabbing attack and robbery Saturday on two men at the light rail station on West Patapsco Avenue near Cherry Hill.

5:53 PM EDT, July 19, 2011

Killings in Pigtown prompt community anger, complaints of inaction

For a man who was only 21 years old, Rasheed Abdullah seems to have made a lot of people angry. Police called him a drug dealer and neighbors in Pigtown wanted to throw him out, and in the last three years alone he was arrested at least 16 times.

8:12 PM EDT, July 14, 2011

Franciscan friar arrested in child abuse case

A 41-year-old friar and former teacher at Baltimore's Archbishop Curley High School was arrested this week in Connecticut and charged with inappropriate conduct with a child, according to police.

11:44 PM EDT, July 14, 2011

Minnick's Restaurant co-owner, three others charged in illegal gambling case

Two weeks after Baltimore County police seized electronic gambling machines from a Dundalk bar co-owned by state Del. Joseph J. "Sonny" Minnick, authorities filed gambling-related charges against four people.

11:09 PM EDT, July 13, 2011

FBI searches N.Y. home of jailed memorabilia collector

Federal authorities searched the Manhattan apartment Wednesday of a collector and author charged with stealing documents from the Maryland Historical Society, according to a source familiar with the investigation.

8:38 PM EDT, July 13, 2011

Stove caused townhouse fire in Owings Mills, officials say

Investigators have determined that a three-alarm fire Tuesday in an Owings Mills townhouse complex was sparked by an unattended stove. Damage from the fire, which spread to a dozen other townhouses, was estimated at more than $1 million.

7:22 PM EDT, July 12, 2011

3-alarm fire in Owings Mills engulfs 13 townhouses

A townhouse complex in Owings Mills erupted in flames Tuesday afternoon, and some 80 firefighters battled the blaze.

1:50 PM EDT, July 12, 2011

Rock-climbing coach arrested in sex case involving minor

Only days after the arrest on sexual-assault charges of a climbing coach at Earth Treks, a second instructor for the company has been charged with performing sex acts with a minor. In both instances, the girls had been learning rock-climbing skills, police in Howard County said.

5:56 PM EDT, July 8, 2011

Bail bondsmen sentenced in tax fraud case

Milton Tillman Jr. and his namesake son, the men behind Four Aces Bail Bonds in Baltimore, were sentenced Friday on federal charges that they defrauded the government of hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes.

5:58 PM EDT, July 6, 2011

Murder defendant blames judge, prosecutors for his conviction

Combative to the end, a 31-year-old murder defendant stood in court at his sentencing Wednesday and accused the judge, prosecutors and detectives of lying, ganging up on him and ignoring evidence that would have set him free.

Boat-borne police prowl on big July Fourth aquatic weekend

7:34 PM EDT, July 2, 2011

Boat-borne police prowl on big July Fourth aquatic weekend

Until a week ago, 16-year-old Abbey Jankalski had never been on a Jet Ski. Heading out Saturday into North Point Creek on her uncle's Kawasaki, she was still, literally and figuratively, getting her feet wet.

Induction Day at Naval Academy a blur of commands, requirements

8:21 PM EDT, June 30, 2011

Induction Day at Naval Academy a blur of commands, requirements

The plebes looked stunned.

3:36 PM EDT, June 28, 2011

Trial delayed for man whose toilet caused bomb scare in Towson

A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge on Tuesday granted a trial postponement to a man charged with leaving a device that police said appeared to be a bomb — a toilet equipped with electric gadgets — outside an administration building in February.

6:48 PM EDT, June 27, 2011

Kids stage protest over closed Baltimore pools

It takes a really serious issue to prompt little kids to grab placards and protest in public, chanting their discontent.

5:25 PM EDT, June 29, 2011

Minister gets suspended sentence in sexual assault on parishioner

Roan S. Faulkner, a Pentecostal bishop who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a parishioner after she had come to him for advice on a family matter, was given a suspended 18-month prison sentence Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court.

8:32 PM EDT, June 23, 2011

Catholic priest banned from ministry in child sexual abuse case

A celebrated liturgical scholar has been permanently removed from Catholic ministry in the wake of a "credible allegation" that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a child in Baltimore three decades ago, according to Jesuit officials.

5:28 PM EDT, June 25, 2011

Man suing government over raid at 7-Eleven fled to U.S. because of death threat

Sitting on a bus in Honduras in 2002, Denis Alvarez Alvarado says he overheard two men in front of him discussing how he was going to die.

9:06 PM EDT, June 14, 2011

Bowie man, 65, pleads guilty to distributing child porn

A 65-year-old Bowie man pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing and distributing child pornography, and faces a potential 30 years in prison.

Appeals court overturns convictions in vicious killings of children

11:41 PM EDT, June 17, 2011

Appeals court overturns convictions in vicious killings of children

Maryland's highest court overturned the convictions of two men who were found guilty of the murders of three children in a Northwest Baltimore apartment seven years ago, ruling Friday that the trial judge made mistakes that prevented the defendants from receiving a fair trial.

Woman with Harris on night he died was 'terrified' of gunman

7:54 PM EDT, September 13, 2010

Woman with Harris on night he died was 'terrified' of gunman

The woman who was with Kenneth N. Harris the night he was killed said in court Monday that she was "terrified" when a man in a white Halloween mask walked up to the car they were sitting in and fired a shot at the former Baltimore city councilman, showering them both with glass.

Judge to hear evidence in Yeardley Love murder case

12:05 AM EDT, April 11, 2011

Judge to hear evidence in Yeardley Love murder case

After several postponements, George Huguely V, accused of killing his former girlfriend Yeardley Love almost a year ago, is to appear Monday before a Virginia judge for a preliminary hearing at which prosecutors are expected to lay out the case against him.

February 7, 2010

Emergency personnel battle clogged streets, balky walkers

With mounds of snow making Baltimore sidewalks impassable Saturday, many pedestrians took to the middle of the streets, following paths carved by plows or trucks. And that drove Don Dziwulski a little nuts.

Judge decides DNA evidence to be admitted in Harris murder trial

9:48 PM EDT, August 30, 2010

Judge decides DNA evidence to be admitted in Harris murder trial

The trial against three men accused of murdering former Baltimore City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris will go forward with DNA and photographic evidence that defense attorneys tried vigorously to quash, a judge ruled Monday.

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