| Dec 2, 2013
| 8:36 PM
The Baltimore man who claims to have inspired HBO's "The Wire" and was arrested on federal drug and gun charges last month had been a mediator for a program aimed at stamping out violence on the city's streets until recently.
Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:01 AM
A National Guardsman who was charged in the Baltimore jail smuggling case while deployed to Afghanistan was arrested Tuesday in Waco, Texas, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Derrick Jones, 41, a K-9 officer, was charged in the sprawling case...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The reputation that Nathan "Bodie" Barksdale gained as one of Baltimore's most notorious heroin dealers also made him a good outreach worker for Safe Streets, an innovative program that enlists former offenders to help mediate disputes before they erupt...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was right last week to defend Baltimore's Safe Streets program as an effective tactic for reducing gun violence, despite the fact that one of the initiative's workers was arrested recently on federal drug and firearms...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:27 PM
State corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard announced Tuesday that he will step down, saying his department had "stabilized" the Baltimore jail in the wake of a gang corruption scandal there.
Maynard, who moved his offices into the Baltimore City...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The Baltimore Health Department suspended its Safe Streets anti-violence program in West Baltimore after a second outreach worker was arrested in less than two weeks.
The heralded program, modeled after those in other cities and run by community...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 1:47 PM
The report this week by a legislative panel on the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center paints a picture of an institution in deep crisis, and it offers a list of common-sense suggestions for how to clean up the mess that need to be taken seriously....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The sudden resignation of Gary D. Maynard as secretary of the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has huge implications both immediate as well as a few years down the road ("State public safety and corrections secretary stepping...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:35 AM
As he ends his first year on the job, Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts is facing questions about whether he is taking too long to remake the agency and develop a crime-fighting strategy. But others say he is being candid about the city's...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:53 PM
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.
Adrena Rice, 25, could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years for "frequently"...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:46 PM
A woman who supplied Black Guerrilla Family gang members with drugs to sell at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty Wednesday to a conspiracy charge in federal court.
Tyesha Mayo, 30, obtained marijuana and prescription pills and handed them off to...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Baltimore police officers will be retrained on when to use the controversial "stop-and-frisk" tactic, Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said Thursday, after a civil liberties group criticized the department's decision to change the name of the tactic.