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  • Inmate indicted in Laurel cold case killing

    Inmate indicted in Laurel cold case killing
    A 69-year-old convicted kidnapper and rapist has been indicted on charges related to the 1982 death of Laurel resident Stephanie Watson, a legal step that brings the once mysterious cold case closer to conclusion. John Ernest Walsh, 69, was indicted...
  • Vi Ripken kidnapping mystery still 'open investigation,' still unsolved

    Vi Ripken kidnapping mystery still 'open investigation,' still unsolved
    Two years later, the mysterious kidnapping of one of Aberdeen's most prominent citizens remains a wide-open case. Aberdeen police say they have nothing new to report in the abduction of Vi Ripken. The matriarch of Maryland's first family of baseball...
  • Conviction of Maryland alum -- dubbed 'cannibal cop' -- is overturned

    Conviction of Maryland alum -- dubbed 'cannibal cop' -- is overturned
    A federal judge on Tuesday ordered New York's "cannibal cop" released from jail after overturning the former city police officer's conviction for plotting to kidnap, kill and cook women. U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe in Manhattan threw out the...
  • After beating, teen-ager meets Palestinian leader Abbas

    After beating, teen-ager meets Palestinian leader Abbas
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Monday with the teenager who allegedly was beaten by Israeli police last week, and Jewish leaders in Baltimore condemned the alleged abduction and killing of his cousin by several Israelis. In Israel, meanwhile,...
  • Reisterstown man to serve life plus 85 years for Howard Co. shooting

    Reisterstown man to serve life plus 85 years for Howard Co. shooting
    A 22-year-old Reisterstown man was sentenced to life plus 85 years in Howard County Circuit Court Thursday  in connection with the execution-style shooting of a 15-year-old boy in a Marriottsville field in 2012.  Donald Peoples Jr., of the 400 block...
  • Witness intimidation alleged in case involving Annapolis mayor's cousin

    Witness intimidation alleged in case involving Annapolis mayor's cousin
    An Annapolis woman has been charged with witness intimidation related to an attempted murder case involving the mayor's cousin. Stacie E. Roberts, 33, was charged Tuesday with threatening to harm a witness, soliciting someone to harm a witness and...
  • Aberdeen perplexed by attacks on Vi Ripken

    Aberdeen perplexed by attacks on Vi Ripken
    No one's a stranger in Aberdeen, residents say, and concerns about crime are rare. So, it's hard enough for many to believe an elderly woman would be threatened at gunpoint, much less on two separate occasions. That the victim would be the matriarch...
  • Laurel Police charge two in kidnapping, home invasion

    Laurel Police charge two in kidnapping, home invasion
    What began as a traffic stop by Laurel police early Tuesday resulted in the arrest of two men in connection with a home invasion and kidnapping. Donte Powell, 27, of Washington, and Douglas Mention, 26, of South Carolina, are charged with armed robbery,...
  • Search continues for missing Dundalk girl

    Search continues for missing Dundalk girl
    Police believe the father of an 11-year-old girl abducted her from the Dundalk home where her mother was found dead Thursday morning. On Friday police had obtained an arrest warrant for 38-year-old Timothy Howard Virts in connection with the death of...
  • Maryland girl, 11, abducted by father after mother found dead

    Maryland girl, 11, abducted by father after mother found dead
    An 11-year-old girl was abducted by her father from a Baltimore area home where her mother was found murdered on Thursday morning, and authorities are searching across Maryland and West Virginia, police said. Caitlyn Virts was last seen at about 7 a.m....
  • Amber Alerts, social media 'keyboard crime fighters' aided search for abducted girl

    Amber Alerts, social media 'keyboard crime fighters' aided search for abducted girl
    Police and relatives of abducted girl Caitlyn Virts credited the use of the Amber Alert system and the quick, eager fingers of social media users with helping authorities find the 11-year-old in Florence, S.C., on Friday. Baltimore County Police Chief...
  • Woman pleads guilty in execution-style shooting of teen in Howard Co.

    Woman pleads guilty in execution-style shooting of teen in Howard Co.
    The third and final defendant in the Marriottsville shooting pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with the kidnapping and execution-style shooting of a 15-year-old boy in a Howard County field in 2012. Laura Christian Karr, 26, of the 400 block of...