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  • Lessons from Nala [Commentary]

    Lessons from Nala [Commentary]
    A Shar-Pei dog named Nala was set loose in a backyard with an inadvertently open gate in Canton last month. Shortly afterward, a well-meaning woman was bitten superficially by Nala as she tried to catch the dog. The woman then called the police, who...
  • Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine

    Police say Columbia mall shooter wanted to mimic Columbine
    The teenager who led a deadly January assault at The Mall in Columbia did not target his victims, but planned a killing spree inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, Howard County police revealed Wednesday. In a wide-ranging news...
  • Baltimore County man sentenced to 30 years in Glen Burnie murder

    Baltimore County man sentenced to 30 years in Glen Burnie murder
    A Baltimore County man has been found guilty of second-degree murder in connection with the shooting and stabbing death of a man who was on the phone with 911 when he was attacked in a wooded area of Glen Burnie last January. A jury in Anne Arundel...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Trial opens in 2013 murder in rural Arundel woods

    Trial opens in 2013 murder in rural Arundel woods
    In his final moments, Darren Bell made a call to 911. "Trace this call, please," he said. "I think I'm about to be killed." Moments later, a pop and screams can be heard on the 911 recording. "They shot me!" he told the operator. Police say that not...
  • Reward offered in killing of Edmondson-Westside student leader

    Reward offered in killing of Edmondson-Westside student leader
    Baltimore Police are offering a reward in return for information in last week's killing of a talented, 17-year-old, soon-to-be Edmondson-Westside High School graduate who was trying to improve the community for his peers while eyeing a career in the...
  • Two teenagers killed in Baltimore this week

    Two teenagers killed in Baltimore this week
    Police fanned out Friday afternoon to search for clues in the killing of teenager Michael Mayfield in Northwest Baltimore, handing out fliers with the victim's image as they moved door to door along Lyndhurst Avenue. Two days after the fatal shooting of...
  • Timothy Virts indicted following Amber Alert case

    Timothy Virts indicted following Amber Alert case
    Timothy Virts, subject of a manhunt last month that triggered a multistate Amber Alert ending at a South Carolina motel, has been formally indicted on charges that he abducted his 11-year-old daughter and killed her mother, Bobbie Jo Cortez, 36. Virts...