| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:14 PM
The former police chief of Boston, New York and Los Angeles says Baltimore's next commissioner must be on the same page with the mayor, and he thinks an outsider can provide a fresh perspective under the right circumstances.
William J. Bratton, perhaps...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 5:06 PM
A painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir that was recently rediscovered appears to have been stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951.
As a result of the discovery, the FBI has begun an investigation, and an auction scheduled for Saturday morning in...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 12:04 PM
As he rode the morning school bus and sat in first-period class Tuesday, the 13-year-old student at Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex gave no indication that he had a cellphone-size gun in his pocket — much less that he planned to pull it on his...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 6:34 AM
Baltimore County Police said Monday that detectives are investigating the theft of an off-duty Anne Arundel County police officer's service weapon from his personal vehicle Friday night in Towson.
"Any time a gun is taken during a crime, it's a serious...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 5:00 AM
What happened to Chavis Carter?
It is a pregnant question, potentially even an explosive one. Carter died of a gunshot wound to the temple on the last Saturday in July, but the question about his death has only grown louder and more urgent since then. It...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:10 PM
It was the art theft investigation that went nowhere.
When a landscape painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir was stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art on Nov. 17, 1951, there were no newspaper headlines. The report filed by the Baltimore Police Department...
| Oct 14, 2012
Online listings offered the Northeast Baltimore home for rent at a bargain price. The problem? It's not for rent — it's for sale. And the owners had nothing to do with those ads.
This sort of scam proliferates on websites and in rental advertisers,...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 4:16 PM
One afternoon in early June, Ken Mallette was in Jacksonville driving from a funeral when he got a text message about severe storms striking Maryland. One of the storms' 11 tornadoes had just ravaged nearby Fallston.
In his second week as executive...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:39 PM
Spare me. Spare me the calls to abolish Penn State's football program in the wake of findings by former FBI Chief Louis Freeh that Coach Joe Paterno and other men in power hid the crimes of child rapist/assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Spare me...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:00 PM
What we knew before former FBI director Louis Freeh's investigation into the coverup of child sexual abuse by former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was bad enough, but as I listened to and then read Mr. Freeh's 200-page report, I was once...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 7:05 PM
Four Maryland hospitals will be contacting patients who might have come in contact with a health care worker infected with hepatitis C when he worked in the state between 2008 and 2010, according to the state health department.
David Matthew Kwiatkowski,...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 5:31 PM
Baltimore police officer Daniel Redd was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 20 years in federal prison for dealing drugs, bringing a close to a years-long probe into corruption accusations against the Northwest District veteran.