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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ripken abduction a year later bizarre and chilling [Editorial]

    Ripken abduction a year later bizarre and chilling [Editorial]
    A year later, it remains one of the oddest criminal cases in recent years in Harford County. On July 24, 2012, Vi Ripken, mother of baseball living legend Cal Ripken Jr., and first lady of the Ripken baseball family, went missing from her modest home in...
  • 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...
  • Reward now $100,000 in Vi Ripken abduction case

    Reward now $100,000 in Vi Ripken abduction case
    Hoping to reignite interest in the bizarre kidnapping and mysterious return of his mother, former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. has announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the man responsible. "In our minds, this is important, not only for us and...
  • Vi Ripken reflects on life a year after her mysterious kidnapping and safe return

    Vi Ripken reflects on life a year after her mysterious kidnapping and safe return
    One year after she was abducted at gunpoint and taken on a daylong trek in the back seat of her Lincoln Town Car, Vi Ripken still can't help worrying when she pulls into a parking spot and another car pulls up behind her. Ripken, the 75-year-old...