| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:54 PM
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.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:50 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:29 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 12:28 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:41 AM
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Mayor calls for zero-error speed camera program: Criticism of Baltimore's speed...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:58 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:27 PM
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.
| Jul 26, 2012
| 7:09 PM
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...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:59 AM
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...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:15 PM
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...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 8:00 PM
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...