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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley needs to tend to unfinished business

    O'Malley needs to tend to unfinished business
    That's real nice about Martin O'Malley raising close to $800,000 from various supporters who apparently think he could go from Maryland governor to president of the United States some day, maybe even in 2016 if Hillary Clinton decides to become a Re/Max...
  • 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...
  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
  • Baltimore officer fights to regain job after towing scandal

    Baltimore officer fights to regain job after towing scandal
    After serving eight months in federal custody for his role in a towing scandal, former Baltimore police officer David Reeping is fighting to get his job back. Reeping contends that investigators used him as a scapegoat to avoid accusations of racial...
  • Baltimore County bouncer turned businessman is in the fight of his life

    Baltimore County bouncer turned businessman is in the fight of his life
    The nightclub insurer promised to fight for its clients — its promotional material shows a man socked in the face with a boxing glove. But founder Jeffrey B. Cohen fights everything. He went after competitors, clients, former employees and even...
  • Richard W. 'Dick' Bourne

    Richard W. 'Dick' Bourne
    Richard W. "Dick" Bourne, a colorful longtime University of Baltimore law professor who retired earlier this year, died July 12 of pancreatic cancer at his Pylesville farm. He was 71. "He was a wonderful colleague and one of those special men who told...
  • Immigration courts clogged as thousands of cases loom

    Immigration courts clogged as thousands of cases loom
    Before they get a decision in their immigration cases — before they even have a hearing — the tens of thousands of children entering the country illegally will face an increasingly daunting challenge at the heart of a massive backlog in U.S....
  • Who's in charge? [Commentary]

    Who's in charge? [Commentary]
    Back when Robert Ehrlich was governor of Maryland, I was interviewing men newly committed to state prison and suspected of gang affiliations. After years in denial, Maryland was just beginning to realize that gangs were very active behind the walls. Among...
  • President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]

    President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]
    On February 19, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America." This was no mere rhetoric from the telegenic man who would go on to best Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Rather, it was an audacious (to borrow a term)...
  • Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court's decision? [Letter]

    Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court's decision? [Letter]
    On her website, Sen. Barbara Mikulski proclaims that she is joining other senators to introduce a "legislative fix to protect women's health" following the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Whether you are for abortion or against...