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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Cherry Hill crack dealer pleads guilty to two murders

    Cherry Hill crack dealer pleads guilty to two murders
    A Cherry Hill crack dealer admitted in federal court Wednesday to killing two rivals as part of a long-running feud between two neighborhood drug crews. Davon Martin, 25, was a member of a group known as Little Spelman, which was locked in a bitter war...
  • City's 7 March homicides lowest for a month since 1983

    City's 7 March homicides lowest for a month since 1983
    Homicides in Baltimore reached their lowest monthly total in three decades in March, a stark turnaround that police cautiously attributed to better patrols and intelligence-sharing after a bloody start to the year. Seven people were killed in March,...