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  • One year later, Vi Ripken's kidnapper still being sought

    One year later, Vi Ripken's kidnapper still being sought
    One year after Violet Ripken was kidnapped at gunpoint from her Harford County home and driven around the state for nearly 24 hours before being returned unharmed, police in her hometown of Aberdeen are still searching for the man responsible. Ripken,...
  • Aberdeen police found 'guilty' of great fashion taste

    Aberdeen police found 'guilty' of great fashion taste
    If clothes make the man (or woman), consider the Aberdeen Police Department extremely well-made. The department's men and women recently won an award not for their crime-fighting or patrolling skills, but for the professional tailoring of their...
  • July: Fifty Shades of controversy; Vi Ripken kidnapped

    July: Fifty Shades of controversy; Vi Ripken kidnapped
    Vi Ripken, the mother of baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., was abducted from outside of her home. She was tied up and put in the back seat of her car and driven all around Central Maryland. She was later found with her hands bound but unharmed in her...
  • The Top 10 news stories of 2012

    The Top 10 news stories of 2012
    A look at the Top 10 news stories of 2012 in The Record area: #1 – Vi Ripken Kidnapped The July kidnapping of Aberdeen's most well-known resident, remains the most bizarre and perhaps most unsettling story of 2012. Vi Ripken, mother of Major...
  • Police release new photos related to Vi Ripken kidnapping

    Police release new photos related to Vi Ripken kidnapping
    The suspect in the abduction of Violet R. Ripken from her Aberdeen home stopped at a Middle River Walmart the day after the July incident and may have had a brief encounter with the driver of a dark green minivan, Aberdeen Police Lt. Fred Budnick said...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, high near 55. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS Mayor calls for zero-error speed camera program: Criticism of Baltimore's speed...
  • Cal Ripken Jr. calls mother's kidnapping 'worst feeling'

    Cal Ripken Jr. calls mother's kidnapping 'worst feeling'
    As soon as Cal Ripken Jr. found out his mother was missing, he jumped in his car and set out to find her himself. The Orioles' "Iron Man" got a call from his sister, Elly, about 9 p.m. July 24 saying that someone spotted a car bearing Violet Ripken's...
  • Vi Ripken abducted at gunpoint, quietly returned

    Vi Ripken abducted at gunpoint, quietly returned
    Bound and abducted in her own vehicle, Violet Ripken was gone for 12 hours before her disappearance was reported to authorities. And amid an intensive search, she was quietly dropped off by her kidnapper on her secluded Harford County street. A neighbor,...
  • Police release suspect photo, offer reward in Vi Ripken abduction

    Police release suspect photo, offer reward in Vi Ripken abduction
    A manhunt continued Thursday for the man who kidnapped baseball matriarch Violet R. Ripken, as Aberdeen police released a surveillance video image of a suspect and several law-enforcement agencies joined the small-town force in the search. But even as...
  • Cal Ripken Jr. to hold news conference on mother's abduction

    Cal Ripken Jr. to hold news conference on mother's abduction
    The Iron Man will head to his old stomping grounds Friday to comment on his mother's recent abduction and return. Cal Ripken Jr., a Hall of Fame former Oriole, will meet with reporters at 10 a.m. at the B&O Warehouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards to...
  • Police silent on details of Vi Ripken's abduction

    Police silent on details of Vi Ripken's abduction
    As the investigation into Violet R. Ripken's abduction stretched into an eighth day, police remained silent Wednesday about their leads — a strategy Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly said could ensure the potential suspect doesn't...
  • 'Too soon' to talk about abduction, Violet Ripken says

    'Too soon' to talk about abduction, Violet Ripken says
    Two weeks after Violet Ripken was abducted at gunpoint, she said it was "too soon to share any thoughts" about the ordeal as she took in a game Wednesday night at the Aberdeen stadium named for her famous baseball family. Ripken, the 74-year-old mother...