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  • Baltimore officer fights to regain job after towing scandal

    Baltimore officer fights to regain job after towing scandal
    After serving eight months in federal custody for his role in a towing scandal, former Baltimore police officer David Reeping is fighting to get his job back.
  • Virginia woman arrested in Howard County scam

    Virginia woman arrested in Howard County scam
    Howard County police have charged a 21-year-old Virginia woman with running a door-to-door solicitation scam in Ellicott City this month. Tabitha Nicole Sisk, 21, of Gladstone, Va., is accused of extortion, drug possession and making a false statement...

    Beretta's economic blackmail [Commentary]

    Beretta's economic blackmail [Commentary]
    Marylanders who recall the moving vans that absconded with the beloved Colts are all too familiar with economic blackmail from businesses whose owners threaten to leave town unless their legislative demands are met. But Ugo Beretta's tantrum against...

    Two convicted in abduction-murder plot

    Two convicted in abduction-murder plot
    A Baltimore jury convicted two men on murder, extortion and false imprisonment charges Wednesday for abducting a man and taking his girlfriend's ransom money before killing him and dumping his body in the Patapsco River. Eric Pendergrass went missing in...

    Four men plead guilty in kidnapping scheme seeking money, drugs

    Four men have pleaded guilty in a scheme to extort money and heroin by kidnapping an 8-year-old boy, according to the Baltimore State's Attorney's office. Raheem Taylor, Randy Ennis, Gary Stokes and Nathaniel Booker pleaded guilty on Friday to charges...