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  • Killer of 11-year-old girl will not get new trial, judge rules

    Killer of 11-year-old girl will not get new trial, judge rules
    A city judge declined Thursday to order a new trial for the man found guilty of killing an 11-year-old girl in Northwest Baltimore more than four decades ago, a victory for prosecutors who sought to prevent the release of another high-profile...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, April 27 Luncheon Celebrate Earth Week and the Earth Forum's fifth anniversary at a luncheon beginning at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9535 Presbyterian Circle in Columbia. Tickets are $12.50 at the door. Event...
  • Cherry Hill crack dealer pleads guilty to two murders

    Cherry Hill crack dealer pleads guilty to two murders
    A Cherry Hill crack dealer admitted in federal court Wednesday to killing two rivals as part of a long-running feud between two neighborhood drug crews. Davon Martin, 25, was a member of a group known as Little Spelman, which was locked in a bitter war...
  • Cooperator in murder of 12-year-old sentenced to 15 years

    Cooperator in murder of 12-year-old sentenced to 15 years
    Six months after the seemingly random murder of a 12-year-old boy in East Baltimore, police had not been able to solve the case, and, a prosecutor said in court Tuesday, the investigation had "gone cold." But then in December 2011, a defendant in a...
  • Ellicott City community remembers slain daycare director as 'real-life hero'

    Ellicott City community remembers slain daycare director as 'real-life hero'
    The summer Bunny Egerton’s daughter was 10, she was the only girl to attend basketball camp. Some of the boys in the program wouldn’t play with her, until Michael Jefferson took them aside for a talk. “[He] sat the boys down and said...
  • A better bond [Commentary]

    A better bond [Commentary]
    Since September, when Maryland's highest court declared poor people had a constitutional right to a lawyer when first appearing before a judicial officer, the state's pretrial release system has been the subject of scrutiny, with many attorneys, judges...
  • Fight at The Lodge near Bel Air reported to police; no charges filed

    Fight at The Lodge near Bel Air reported to police; no charges filed
    Police investigated a report of a fight early Sunday morning at The Lodge, a restaurant in the Hickory area north of Bel Air, but made no arrests and didn't file any charges, a spokesperson for the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. The county 911...
  • County should adopt background checks [Letter]

    I read with great concern the article regarding background checks for those involved in Baltimore County recreational programs ("Balto. Co. eyes rec aide checks," April 22). How much does County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and some of the county council...
  • Man on trial for father's 2012 killing in Pasadena

    Man on trial for father's 2012 killing in Pasadena
    Angry at a father who had been nagging him about getting a job, Darius Rodmond Keenan Jr. allegedly killed the Pasadena resident with a single gunshot to the head in 2012, prosecutors claimed Wednesday in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Keenan is...
  • Pay up, Kamenetz [Editorial]

    Pay up, Kamenetz  [Editorial]
    Baltimore County Circuit Judge Michael J. Finifter knows how to get County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's attention. A year and a half after Maryland's highest court upheld an arbitrator's decision that Baltimore County had overcharged a group of police...
  • Judge won't dismiss Arundel fatal road-rage case involving N.J. officer

    Judge won't dismiss Arundel fatal road-rage case involving N.J. officer
    An Anne Arundel County judge ruled Wednesday that a deadly road-rage case involving a New Jersey detective can move forward to trial, despite defense allegations that prosecutors withheld information from a grand jury before it handed up an indictment....
  • U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates

    U.S. drug clemency plan could reduce sentences of 200 Md. inmates
    The U.S Justice Department invited thousands of federal convicts on Wednesday to request their release from prison, a measure that could have an outsized effect in Baltimore, where U.S. prosecutors have worked closely with local authorities. The Obama...