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  • Judge declares mistrial in BGF gang murder case

    Judge declares mistrial in BGF gang murder case
    A Baltimore jury failed to reach a verdict Tuesday in a high-profile murder case, leading a city judge to declare a mistrial in city prosecutors' first battle with what they say is a murderous group within the Black Guerrilla Family gang. A juror who...
  • Ellicott City man pleads guilty to series of gropings

    Ellicott City man pleads guilty to series of gropings
    An Ellicott City man pleaded guilty in Howard County Circuit Court Tuesday to charges in connection with three separate groping incidents that occurred sporadically throughout Howard County over a 12-month span.  Jeremy Kaho Ng, 26, of the 10000 block...
  • Parents of Ellicott City derailment victims speak out, say they blame CSX for deaths

    Parents of Ellicott City derailment victims speak out, say they blame CSX for deaths
    The parents of two young women killed in a 2012 coal train derailment in Ellicott City criticized CSX Transportation for the first time Tuesday — blaming the railroad for their daughters' deaths. "The families and our attorneys are determined to...
  • Baltimore native ran cross-country drug ring that brought heroin to city, authorities say

    Baltimore native ran cross-country drug ring that brought heroin to city, authorities say
    From a home base in Houston, federal authorities say, a Remington native has been directing a cross-country drug operation that shipped large quantities of heroin to Baltimore, New York, New Orleans and elsewhere. Fred Douglas Brooks III, 46, had...
  • Detainees are human [Commentary]

    Detainees are human [Commentary]
    I have been locked up at Guantanamo Bay for 12 years, held without charge or trial. I've done nothing wrong; in 2009, I was unanimously cleared for release by six different branches of the U.S. government, including the FBI and the CIA. Yet here I am,...
  • The shame of Guantanamo [Letter]

    The shame of Guantanamo [Letter]
    As an American citizen who served three years in the U.S. Army as a soldier and worked for the Army for 30 years as a civilian, I am appalled at the violation of human rights that our facility at Guantanamo Bay represents ("Detainees are human," July 16)....
  • Man charged in shootout with Howard Co. police officers argues self-defense

    Man charged in shootout with Howard Co. police officers argues self-defense
    The man accused of wounding a Howard County police officer in a daytime shootout along Route 1 in North Laurel last year said he was acting in self-defense, his lawyer told a Howard County jury Tuesday.  Stephon Prather, 30, is facing three counts each...
  • Former Howard Co. correctional officer pleads guilty to sex offense with inmate

    Former Howard Co. correctional officer pleads guilty to sex offense with inmate
    A former male correctional officer at the Howard County Detention Center pleaded guilty last week in Howard County Circuit Court to having sexual contact with a female inmate. Gregory Charles Kirk, 41, of Bridgeport Court in Owings Mills, pleaded guilty...
  • Former Maryland veterans official pleads guilty in claims scheme

    Former Maryland veterans official pleads guilty in claims scheme
    A former high-ranking Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs official pleaded guilty to extortion Monday in federal court after falsely claiming about $1.4 million in government benefits over a 16-year period. David Clark, a 67-year-old Hydes resident,...
  • Jury selection begins for Arundel road rage murder case

    Jury selection begins for Arundel road rage murder case
    Jury selection begins Friday in the murder trial of Joseph Lamont Walker, a New Jersey police officer accused of the fatal shooting of a Lansdowne man during a road rage incident in Anne Arundel County last summer. The case will go on as scheduled after...
  • Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care

    Group home for disabled children struggled to provide adequate care
    The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile"...
  • Warning signs unnoticed at Maryland group home

    Warning signs unnoticed at Maryland group home
    When Maryland's government hires a company to provide around-the-clock nursing care to severely disabled foster children — arguably the state's most vulnerable residents — it requires the contractor to have its business affairs in order. But...