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  • Laurel man cited for firing gun to kill snake

    Laurel man cited for firing gun to kill snake
    Laurel officials say a 62-year-old resident was arrested for violating a city ordinance Sunday when he shot a snake in the woods behind his house. Police were called to the 15000 block of Laurel Oaks Lane in Laurel around 12:25 p.m. after callers...
  • Man accused of shooting Baltimore officer faces federal charges

    Man accused of shooting Baltimore officer faces federal charges
    The 34-year-old man charged with shooting and critically wounding an off-duty Baltimore police officer this year has been indicted in federal court on drug and weapons charges, according to court records unsealed this week. Gregg Thomas was arrested in...
  • Arrest made in stabbing of Essex pizza delivery driver

    Arrest made in stabbing of Essex pizza delivery driver
    Four teenagers are charged as adults with robbing and stabbing a pizza delivery driver in Essex Monday night, Baltimore County police said. Police said the teens, between 16 and 19, attacked a Pizza Boli's driver as he attempted to make a delivery in...
  • Baltimore's police commissioner forges a hands-on image

    Baltimore's police commissioner forges a hands-on image
    When Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts appeared at a recent town hall, a woman stood to ask about police brutality, a touchy topic for both residents and officers. She said she worried for her young nephew, who was frequently stopped by police....
  • Hyattsville man indicted on first-degree murder charge

    Hyattsville man indicted on first-degree murder charge
    A Hyattsville man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of another Hyattsville man in Dayton in May was indicted by a Howard County grand jury last week, the State's Attorney's office announced this week. Ismael Guerra Vasquez, 36, of the 1400 block...
  • In first six months, Baltimore homicides at a low

    In first six months, Baltimore homicides at a low
    Baltimore saw 97 homicides in the first six months of 2014, one of the lowest totals at the halfway point in the past 30 years.  Killings are down more than 15 percent from the same time last year, when the city was dealing with a spate of more than...
  • After an uptick, Baltimore homicides return to trend of decline

    After an uptick, Baltimore homicides return to trend of decline
    One year after one of Baltimore's most violent summers, this July opened with one of the lowest midyear homicide counts in three decades. Killings declined in the first half of 2014 to 97 people, compared with 115 during the first half of last year,...
  • Keeping the march against Baltimore homicides going

    Keeping the march against Baltimore homicides going
    We are coming up on the first anniversary of Baltimore's 300 Men March, when far more than that number of men — perhaps double that number — walked the length of North Avenue and back on a Friday night to protest last summer's spike in...
  • Lessons from Nala [Commentary]

    Lessons from Nala [Commentary]
    A Shar-Pei dog named Nala was set loose in a backyard with an inadvertently open gate in Canton last month. Shortly afterward, a well-meaning woman was bitten superficially by Nala as she tried to catch the dog. The woman then called the police, who...
  • Dog killing make cops look like animals [Letter]

    Dog killing make cops look like animals [Letter]
    Just when you think you have seen or heard everything in Baltimore, there inevitably comes an incident that tops everything else. It would be heinous enough if the persons allegedly involved in the throat slashing of a defenseless dog were merely...
  • Prosecutors drop drug case affected by alleged evidence room theft

    Prosecutors drop drug case affected by alleged evidence room theft
    A week after a Baltimore County police cadet was accused of stealing drugs from the department's evidence room, prosecutors said they had dropped charges against a defendant in a case in which some of the drugs were seized. The trial of 50-year-old...
  • In the light of judicial scrutiny, a dark memory

    In the light of judicial scrutiny, a dark memory
    The tree still lives at the corner of Wolfe and Monument streets, in the midst of the sprawling Johns Hopkins Hospital complex of East Baltimore. The tree lives in memory of Alan Trimakas, a medical student who never got to be the doctor he wanted to be...