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  • DJ Stash, formerly of 98 Rock, receives jail sentence for probation violation

    DJ Stash, formerly of 98 Rock, receives jail sentence for probation violation
    A former 98 Rock disc jockey and Harford County resident must remain in jail until the end of the summer for violating his probation stemming from a 2012 drunk-driving accident, a District Court judge ruled Tuesday. Stephen G. "Stash" Smith, 50, of...
  • East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution

    East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution
    A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged. Henry Mills had been a BGF...
  • Kahler to become spokesperson for Harford sheriff's office

    Kahler to become spokesperson for Harford sheriff's office
    Cristie Kahler has been named the chief spokesperson of the Harford County Sheriff's Office effective July 1, when the current spokesman Edward Hopkins assumes his new role as chief deputy. Kahler, 36, has been working with Hopkins for 16 months and...
  • Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts

    Candidates for Maryland governor seek votes by helping ex-convicts
    When Democrat Douglas F. Gansler stopped by a Baltimore sports bar recently, the ex-convict behind the bar struck up a conversation. It's a tough road, the worker told Gansler, to get any job. "I'm trying to turn my life around," he said. "I've got a...
  • Harford sheriff says legalizing drugs would 'compound our problems'

    Harford sheriff says legalizing drugs would 'compound our problems'
    Drugs continue to be Harford County's biggest crime-related problem, and legalizing any of them would only make things worse, Harford County Sheriff Jesse Bane said earlier this week. Bane told the County Council at a budget review session Tuesday...
  • After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans

    After a conviction, help for incarcerated veterans
    Christian Rojas has a plan. The Iraq War veteran wants to get his paralegal certificate. Then, he figures, he'll go into business for himself, helping people write their wills and file motions in court. He dreams of earning a law degree eventually and...
  • Illinois fugitive from Aberdeen held on Harford charges

    An Aberdeen man, who appeared in District Court for a bail review Monday on Harford County theft charges, is also wanted as a fugitive from Illinois, court officials said. Kendall Echols, 19, appeared before District Court Judge Victor K. Butanis via...
  • Man arrested after shooting incident near Aberdeen Thursday night

    A man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder and assault in connection with an incident near Aberdeen late Thursday night that involved shots being fired, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said. Anthony Tyrone Lucas, 28, who has no fixed...
  • Despite fugitive warrant, Bel Air man freed from jail after judge reinstates his bond

    Despite fugitive warrant, Bel Air man freed from jail after judge reinstates his bond
    A Bel Air man facing theft charges in two Maryland counties and in Pennsylvania was freed from jail Friday after a prosecutor couldn't convince a judge to hold him as a fugitive and flight risk. Harford County District Court Judge Mimi Cooper said she...
  • Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market

    Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market
    The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over. "Bukes and...
  • Defendant dies after suffering medical problems in court

    Defendant dies after suffering medical problems in court
    A 29-year-old man in custody on a charge of attempted robbery died in a nearby hospital after suffering a medical problem in a Baltimore courtroom Wednesday, the state corrections department confirmed. Medics took Ronnie A. Adams Jr. to Mercy Medical...
  • One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case

    One sentenced, two plead guilty in BGF jail case
    A corrections officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center received a 30-month prison term Tuesday for her role in a wide-ranging drug smuggling plot hatched by members of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. Katrina Laprade, 32, pleaded guilty to a...