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  • Howard Co. police chief retiring

    Howard Co. police chief retiring
    Months after being thrust into a national spotlight as the face of Howard County's response to a murder-suicide at The Mall in Columbia, Police Chief William J. McMahon said Thursday that he is retiring in June after 28 years with the department....
  • Ellicott City man sentenced for terrorism offenses

    Ellicott City man sentenced for terrorism offenses
    Lawyers argued for almost two hours Thursday whether the skinny, hollow-cheeked young man from Ellicott City sitting in court was a dangerous al-Qaida plotter or a kid with undiagnosed psychological problems who was led astray by a cabal of bumbling...
  • A true detective remembers the Lebowitz case

    A true detective remembers the Lebowitz case
    Among the many Baltimore long-timers who had an old, sad anger awakened by the recent mention of Esther Lebowitz in the news was Nick Giangrasso, the detective in charge of the crime scene the day her body was found. "Some cases never leave you," he...
  • Maryland man added to FBI most wanted list after decades on the run

    Maryland man added to FBI most wanted list after decades on the run
    The FBI announced Thursday that a Maryland man — who is accused killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 — has been added to the bureau's 10 most wanted list. Authorities say William Bradford Bishop Jr., a cultured, high-ranking State...
  • Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved

    Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved
    The call to the county homicide detective came in the middle of the night. A man had been gunned down at a bus stop on Eastern Boulevard in Essex. Found on the scene, the victim's cellphone held a message from someone named Ashley. It read simply, "You...
  • Baltimore man arrested in Abingdon in connection with city triple shooting, murder in March

    A Baltimore man was arrested on a warrant in Abingdon Wednesday morning in connection with a triple shooting in Baltimore in March that left one person dead, according to the Baltimore Police Department. Deshawn Richardson, 19, of the 3200 block of...
  • Pregnancy used as leverage in criminal case, attorney says

    Pregnancy used as leverage in criminal case, attorney says
    When Trena Williams was charged last fall with first-degree murder and held without bail, she was four months pregnant. Behind bars, inmates get prenatal care. So when the charges were later reduced to accessory after the fact and she was released on...
  • Correlation between weather and homicide rates unclear

    Correlation between weather and homicide rates unclear
    As temperatures dipped in February and March, Baltimore's homicide count dropped, as well, prompting many on social media to wonder if there's a correlation. Arguments on both sides can be bolstered by just looking at the first three months of 2014....
  • Police identify Mass. man stabbed to death in Fells Point marina

    Police identify Mass. man stabbed to death in Fells Point marina
    A 31-year-old Massachusetts man was fatally stabbed early Thursday at a marina in Fells Point, according to police and a city councilman. Police said a suspect, a 43-year-old Odenton man, was in custody. Police identified the victim as Osher Perez and...
  • After 8 years in prison for 2 murders, man charged in teen's killing

    After 8 years in prison for 2 murders, man charged in teen's killing
    In 2006, Baltimore prosecutors agreed to a plea that would send David Thornton to prison for eight years for a pair of murders. The assistant state's attorney assigned the case said that while it was a light sentence, "maybe he can't kill anyone …...
  • Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case

    Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case
    After serving nearly 40 years in prison for a fatal shooting, Walter Lomax was released in 2006 amid questions about his trial. On Wednesday, he celebrated another milestone in his case, as prosecutors formally dropped the charges against him. Lomax, now...
  • Police: BGF member shot three, killing one, in Brooklyn

    Police: BGF member shot three, killing one, in Brooklyn
    Police have charged a 27-year-old Baltimore man with the shooting of three people - one of whom died - in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, and allege in court documents that he is a member of the Black Guerrilla Family.  Laser Womack, 27 of the 2700 block...