| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:46 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:57 PM
Anne Arundel County police on Friday arrested five people suspected in a Glen Burnie marijuana growing operation, the department said in a news release Sunday.
Police busted the grow in the 100 block of Point Pleasant Rd. and found 15 marijuana plants...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:00 PM
As they rushed toward a suburban Utah home with guns drawn, agents knew they were on to a significant figure in the Silk Road online drug bazaar -- a major cocaine dealer, perhaps.
Message boards on Silk Road -- the world's most popular online drug...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:06 PM
FBI investigators acting on a tip from a disgraced former Baltimore police investigator have found that officers in a special plainclothes unit falsified reports to further their cases, a federal prosecutor alleged in court Thursday.
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last week President Barack Obama issued a challenge to Congress to take care of some urgent unfinished business. The president used his executive powers to commute the sentences of eight people sentenced to long prison terms imposed under mandatory...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:52 PM
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has suspended a junior faculty member after she was charged with helping her roommate sell prescription pain pills through the online drug market Silk Road.
Alexandra Gold was in the second year of a two-year...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:00 PM
When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:13 PM
A few years back, Nathan “Bodie” Barksdale had a public spat with “The Wire” creator David Simon over the extent to which he was an inspiration for drug boss Avon Barksdale in the series. All the while, he vowed that he was long...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Tiera Monique Harris, 27, of the 4700 block of Witchhazel Way, was charged Thursday with being a fugitive from Virginia.
Frank Earl Jackson III, 50, of the 600 block of South Stepney Road, was charged Sunday with second-degree assault and...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 3:39 PM
The Harford Sheriff's Office announced the creation of an aviation unit with the acquisition of a Bell OH-58 helicopter named "Eagle 1."
Sheriff L. Jesse Bane said the part-time unit should be fully functional by the beginning of 2014.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 7:54 AM
Three out-of-state men pulled over on I-95 in Harford County on Tuesday have been charged with carrying drugs for distribution, including one Virginia man found with 150 baggies of heroin, according to Maryland State Police and Harford County Sheriff's...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:23 PM
A federal judge said Friday he would consider lighter-than-normal sentences for members of a major suburban marijuana smuggling organization — the latest fallout of the drug's legalization in several U.S. states.
U.S. District Judge James K....