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  • Judge won't dismiss Arundel fatal road-rage case involving N.J. officer

    Judge won't dismiss Arundel fatal road-rage case involving N.J. officer
    An Anne Arundel County judge ruled Wednesday that a deadly road-rage case involving a New Jersey detective can move forward to trial, despite defense allegations that prosecutors withheld information from a grand jury before it handed up an indictment....
  • Man on trial for father's 2012 killing in Pasadena

    Man on trial for father's 2012 killing in Pasadena
    Angry at a father who had been nagging him about getting a job, Darius Rodmond Keenan Jr. allegedly killed the Pasadena resident with a single gunshot to the head in 2012, prosecutors claimed Wednesday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Keenan is...
  • Scores turn out to mourn teenagers, decry persistent violence in Baltimore

    Scores turn out to mourn teenagers, decry persistent violence in Baltimore
    From Cherry Hill to a West Side high school a few miles away, scores of families and friends turned out Wednesday night to mourn teenagers killed in recent days, and to decry persistent violence in the city. On the block where 14-year-old Najee Thomas...
  • Cooperator in murder of 12-year-old sentenced to 15 years

    Cooperator in murder of 12-year-old sentenced to 15 years
    Six months after the seemingly random murder of a 12-year-old boy in East Baltimore, police had not been able to solve the case, and, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday, the investigation had "gone cold." But then in December 2011, a defendant in a drug...
  • Timothy Virts indicted following Amber Alert case

    Timothy Virts indicted following Amber Alert case
    Timothy Virts, subject of a manhunt last month that triggered a multistate Amber Alert ending at a South Carolina motel, has been formally indicted on charges that he abducted his 11-year-old daughter and killed her mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36. Virts...
  • Reward offered in killing of Edmondson-Westside student leader

    Reward offered in killing of Edmondson-Westside student leader
    Baltimore Police are offering a reward in return for information in last week's killing of a talented, 17-year-old, soon-to-be Edmondson-Westside High School graduate who was trying to improve the community for his peers while eyeing a career in the...
  • Police OT and staffing costs lead $2.2M crime-prevention proposal

    Police OT and staffing costs lead $2.2M crime-prevention proposal
    Baltimore police want to model a homicide prevention program after the city of Milwaukee, open a new center to hold youths who break curfew and use $1.2 million in city gambling revenue to pay for overtime and staffing in high-crime areas. Those are some...
  • Georgia man pleads guilty, sentenced to life in murder of North Laurel's Giddings

    Georgia man pleads guilty, sentenced to life in murder of North Laurel's Giddings
    A next-door neighbor and law school classmate of Lauren Giddings, a North Laurel woman killed in 2011 in Macon, Ga., pleaded guilty to a murder charge and was sentenced to life in prison in a Georgia court Monday morning, according to David Cooke Jr.,...
  • Howard Co. police chief retiring

    Howard Co. police chief retiring
    Months after being thrust into a national spotlight as the face of Howard County's response to a murder-suicide at The Mall in Columbia, Police Chief William J. McMahon said Thursday that he is retiring in June after 28 years with the department....
  • Ellicott City man sentenced for terrorism offenses

    Ellicott City man sentenced for terrorism offenses
    Lawyers argued for almost two hours Thursday whether the skinny, hollow-cheeked young man from Ellicott City sitting in court was a dangerous al-Qaida plotter or a kid with undiagnosed psychological problems who was led astray by a cabal of bumbling...
  • Two teenagers killed in Baltimore this week

    Two teenagers killed in Baltimore this week
    Police fanned out Friday afternoon to search for clues in the killing of teenager Michael Mayfield in Northwest Baltimore, handing out fliers with the victim's image as they moved door to door along Lyndhurst Avenue. Two days after the fatal shooting of...
  • A true detective remembers the Lebowitz case

    A true detective remembers the Lebowitz case
    Among the many Baltimore long-timers who had an old, sad anger awakened by the recent mention of Esther Lebowitz in the news was Nick Giangrasso, the detective in charge of the crime scene the day her body was found. "Some cases never leave you," he...