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Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'

9:36 PM EDT, May 28, 2013

Derailment reaction: 'I thought it was a missile, that we were under attack'

The explosion blasted out the windows at Shepherd Electric Supply as pieces of the ceiling rained down and the building groaned.

Plebes' climb of Herndon Monument completes Naval Academy first-year rite of passage

7:37 PM EDT, May 20, 2013

Plebes' climb of Herndon Monument completes Naval Academy first-year rite of passage

With a flick of his wrist, a U.S. Naval Academy baseball player from Orlando, Fla., tossed an upperclassman's hat atop the Herndon Monument on Monday, leading his 2016 classmates to launch into cheers of "Plebes no more!" amid roars from onlookers.

Former delegate Tiffany Alston disbarred

9:33 PM EDT, May 3, 2013

Former delegate Tiffany Alston disbarred

Tiffany Alston, the former delegate from Prince George's County who was booted from the General Assembly last year, was disbarred Thursday.

Officer who put camera in Glen Burnie High bathroom won't be charged

9:30 PM EDT, April 16, 2013

Officer who put camera in Glen Burnie High bathroom won't be charged

Anne Arundel County police said Tuesday that no criminal charges will be filed against an officer who placed a camera in a boys' restroom at Glen Burnie High School.

Prosecutors not seeking jail time for John Leopold

7:34 PM EDT, March 11, 2013

Prosecutors not seeking jail time for John Leopold

Saying John R. Leopold committed "an arrogant abuse of power" by ordering police and other government workers to perform personal and political chores for him, prosecutors are asking a judge to fine the former Anne Arundel County executive $100,000 and sentence him to five years probation and 500 hours of community service.

Del. Dwyer admits to drinking in Arundel boating accident

10:10 PM EDT, August 23, 2012

Del. Dwyer admits to drinking in Arundel boating accident

Del. Donald H. Dwyer Jr. said Thursday that he had been drinking alcohol when a motorboat he was operating collided with another boat in the Magothy River — an accident that left six people with serious injuries.

4:08 PM EDT, September 23, 2012

Baltimore police identify two slaying victims

Baltimore police released the identities Sunday of two men found slain.

9:06 PM EDT, June 5, 2012

Accusations fly as trial opens for Md. Del. Tiffany Alston

A Prince George's County lawmaker used public dollars to pay an employee of her law office after the bank closed her law firm's depleted account, the state prosecutor told a jury Tuesday in opening remarks in the criminal trial of Del. Tiffany Alston.

Prince George's delegate convicted of theft, misconduct

9:02 PM EDT, June 12, 2012

Prince George's delegate convicted of theft, misconduct

Tiffany Alston, a freshman delegate from Prince George's County, was convicted Tuesday morning of stealing $800 in General Assembly funds to pay an employee of her law firm.

8:13 PM EDT, June 4, 2012

Teen pleads in Glen Burnie pizzeria killing; another stands trial

What was to have been the start of a trial for two of four youths charged in a fatally botched robbery of a pizzeria in Glen Burnie took a detour Monday, as one teenager abruptly entered a plea to second-degree murder.

8:35 PM EST, November 17, 2011

Perkins staffer found not guilty of assault on hospital patient

A former staff member at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center was found not guilty Thursday of assaulting a patient at the state's maximum-security psychiatric hospital.

6:07 PM EDT, October 20, 2011

Free legal advice offered at Anne Arundel County courthouse

Volunteer lawyers will provide up to a half-hour of free legal advice for three afternoons this week in the county's law library.

12:52 PM EST, December 12, 2011

Police apprehend suspect in Towson University robbery

A man suspected of a robbery at the PNC Bank on Towson University's campus was apprehended Monday morning, according to Baltimore County police.

7:16 PM EDT, October 19, 2011

Students in state courts art contest recognized in Annapolis

Winners of the state court system's sixth conflict-resolution bookmark-art contest will receive awards Thursday at a reception in Annapolis for the more than 450 pupils across the state who participated.

7:53 PM EST, December 9, 2011

Glen Burnie teacher accused of having sex with students makes bail

A Glen Burnie High School teacher accused of having sex with female students made bail Friday, according to jail officials, after an Anne Arundel County judge reduced the amount from $3 million to $150,000.

9:06 PM EDT, August 26, 2011

Residents, businesses scramble to prepare for Hurricane Irene

First, an earthquake rattled Carol Boehlein in her Southeast Baltimore rowhouse. Now Hurricane Irene is threatening to blow her windows in.

Teen gets five years for attack on transgender woman at McDonald's

7:18 PM EDT, September 13, 2011

Teen gets five years for attack on transgender woman at McDonald's

After a teenage girl was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for beating a transgender woman at a McDonald's in Rosedale, some advocates for transgender people called the sentence too lenient.

8:32 PM EDT, August 11, 2011

Girlfriend of man accused of killing Hopkins researcher testifies

The girlfriend of the man accused of fatally stabbing a Johns Hopkins researcher told a Baltimore jury Thursday that she initially lied to police and blamed her cousin for the killing to protect her boyfriend.

10:33 PM EDT, June 16, 2011

Annapolis police detective chosen as vice president in polygraph organization

Annapolis Police Detective John Lee has been named the Maryland Polygraph Association's vice president for law enforcement.

Teen pleads guilty to beating transgender woman at Rosedale McDonald's

8:53 PM EDT, August 4, 2011

Teen pleads guilty to beating transgender woman at Rosedale McDonald's

A teenager pleaded guilty Thursday in the beating of a transgender woman at a Rosedale McDonald's, an incident that was caught on video and drew national attention after it went viral online.

Man accused in bomb plot had prior criminal charges

10:24 AM EST, December 10, 2010

Man accused in bomb plot had prior criminal charges

Before being charged in a jihadist plot to kill American soldiers in Catonsville with a car bomb, Antonio Martinez was a petty thief in the D.C. suburbs.

Speed enforcement Jeep attacked on BW Parkway

9:22 PM EDT, July 6, 2011

Speed enforcement Jeep attacked on BW Parkway

A man wielding a hammer and a shotgun attacked a speed enforcement vehicle on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway near the BWI Marshall Airport exit Wednesday morning, prompting police to close the highway for several hours.

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