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Convicted businessman seeks to undo guilty plea

A former insurance executive who was convicted of running a "Ponzi-type fraud" and accused of plotting to kill Delaware's lieutenant governor is trying to withdraw his guilty plea, arguing prosecutors misled him.

Jeffrey B. Cohen, 39, of Reisterstown, filed the motion to withdraw his plea on the eve of his sentencing Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge William D. Quarles Jr. agreed to push his sentencing...

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Two injured in separate shootings Monday night

Baltimore police are investigating two Monday night shootings.

A 29-year-old man was shot in the leg just before 10:50 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Lombard and Mount streets in the Union Square neighborhood, police said.

The victim told detectives that two unknown suspects attempted to rob him when they shot him, police said. The suspects then ran from the area. The victim was taken to an area...

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5 guns, $39,000 in drugs seized in Pasadena raid

Baltimore and Anne Arundel County police arrested three people and seized five guns and $39,000 worth of illegal drugs in a raid in Pasadena last week, officials said.

Shanice Nicole Price, 22, Jamal Demetrius Brownlee, 20, and Zachary Linwood Newsome Jr., 32, were all charged with drug and gun charges, Baltimore police said.

Detectives recovered 257 grams of cocaine, 42 grams of crack cocaine, 1,287...

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Baltimore mayor invites Upton residents to voice concerns in public safety forum

The morning after another violent weekend in the city, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake led what she called a "crime and grime" walk to personally invite residents in the Upton neighborhood to the next public safety forum on Wednesday.

Rawlings-Blake greeted residents and passed out fliers with about 20 youth workers from the Upton Planning Committee and other community members.

The mayor said last...

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Federal agents meet with city homicide detectives to begin partnership

Federal agents met with Baltimore Police Department homicide detectives Monday to begin a two-month partnership with the goal of curbing this summer's record pace of violence.

Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said the 10 agents from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service gathered...

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Man shot in hand in Southwest Baltimore

A man was shot in the hand in Southwest Baltimore Monday afternoon, police said.

Officers were called at 1:11 p.m. to the 3000 block of Windsor Ave. in Walbrook, where the man was found and taken to a hospital.

Police had no suspect or motive, and anyone with information is asked to call 410-396-2488 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

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