| Apr 5, 2014
| 5:52 PM
The General Assembly moved Saturday to dramatically change Maryland's drug laws as the House of Delegates joined the Senate in voting to make possession of small amounts of marijuana a civil offense punishable only by a fine.
The House voted 78-55 to...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:23 PM
A Pasadena man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to tipping off a major cocaine dealer that his phone was being monitored after learning about the tap from a local court official.
Last June, Joshua Ferguson, 34, found out from a friend who...
| 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 30, 2014
| 3:29 PM
Garnett Gilbert Smith lived well: he owned a fleet of luxury cars, stayed at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills and dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars at Gucci, Cartier and Louis Vuitton.
He also worked hard, federal authorities say, shipping a...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Following a traffic stop in Harford County Wednesday, a Baltimore man was charged with possession of cocaine and heroin with an estimated street value of $380,000, Maryland State Police said.
Leonard Brown Mclean, 43, of the 4800 block of Crowson Avenue...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts in a radio interview on Thursday evening expressed doubt that marijuana should be legalized.
Batts, responding to a question from host Anthony McCarthy on WEAA, discussed his own upbringing in describing...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 2:22 PM
The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report:
Corey Brown, 44, of the 900 block South Stepney Road, was charged Wednesday with theft less than $1,000.
Prentis James Vinson, 24, of the first block of Post Road, was...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:13 PM
Drug dealers are lacing heroin with the potent painkiller fentanyl, creating a deadly cocktail that is killing unknowing users — sometimes within minutes of use.
The drug combination has killed dozens of people in several states, prompting law...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The sniffling began about 15 minutes into Chris Herren's speech. As the former NBA player recounted his battle with drug addiction, students throughout Southern High School's auditorium looked around to see who was crying.
No one needed to look far.
| Jan 25, 2014
| 3:15 AM
Nearly a year after the incident, the trial of an Edgewood man accused of a 2013 double shooting that left a 17-year-old boy dead and a now-19-year-old man seriously wounded began Friday in the Harford County Courthouse in downtown Bel Air.
| Mar 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
After Gregg Thomas pleaded guilty in 2004 to killing a teenager, a Baltimore judge ordered him to serve 15 years in prison. He was out in less than 10, and by last week he had been charged in the shooting ambush of off-duty Baltimore Police Sgt. Keith...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Joining local municipalities and cities around the state, Carroll County commissioners are looking to prohibit the sale and possession of synthetic drugs in the county.
The Board of County Commissioners, acting in the capacity of the county board of...