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  • 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...
  • 'True Blood' recap, 'Life Matters'

    'True Blood' recap, 'Life Matters'
    Excepting the opening scene, "Life Matters" consisted of exactly two plot lines: The resolution of Billith's vision of the vampires meeting the sun and the vampires' subsequent takeover of vamp camp, and Terry Bellefleur's funeral. This pared-down...
  • Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects

    Baltimore Black Guerrilla Family indictments hit 48 suspects
    Baltimore police, prosecutors and federal agents launched a massive strike against the Black Guerrilla Family gang this week, after indicting 48 suspects in an alleged eight-year campaign of drug dealing and violence that claimed 10 lives. The breadth...
  • 5 plead guilty in Black Guerrilla Family jail smuggling ring

    5 plead guilty in Black Guerrilla Family jail smuggling ring
    Five people pleaded guilty this week to their roles in a drug smuggling scheme orchestrated by the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore jail. Inmates Jermaine McFadden, 24, and Kenneth Parham, 23; corrections officer Katrina LaPrade, 31;...
  • THE SENATOR REOPENS AND MORE

    Federal authorities have charged 19 more people with racketeering — 14 of them corrections officers — in the Baltimore City Detention Center gang smuggling case. A new indictment unsealed Thursday alleges that the officers aided Black...
  • Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects

    Baltimore BGF jail smuggling case hits 19 more suspects
    Federal authorities have charged 14 more corrections officers with corruption at the Baltimore jail, adding new breadth to allegations that the Black Guerrilla Family essentially took over the downtown detention center. The officers were among 19...
  • A widening ring of corruption [Editorial]

    A widening ring of corruption  [Editorial]
    The federal indictments handed down last week against 14 more corrections officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center in a massive jail scandal reinforce questions about whether officials have yet done enough to root out corruption at the facility....
  • Feds working to bring jail smuggling suspect home from Afghanistan

    Feds working to bring jail smuggling suspect home from Afghanistan
    As FBI agents investigating the Black Guerrilla Family gang closed in on a new round of suspects in the Baltimore jail corruption case this fall, one of their targets packed his bags and left the country. Derrick Jones, a corrections department K-9...
  • Baltimore jail officials give tour of security improvements

    Baltimore jail officials give tour of security improvements
    Seven months after the Baltimore City Detention Center was thrust into the national spotlight as a haven for corruption, state corrections officials made the case Thursday that a series of reforms have significantly improved safety at the 150-year-old...
  • Man sentenced to life for ordering witness killed in theft case

    Man sentenced to life for ordering witness killed in theft case
    A woman came face to face Monday with the man who paid a gang hit man to murder her son, as a federal judge sentenced Jose Morales to life in prison. As Grace Bouvier spoke of how her granddaughter was left without a father, Morales, convicted in October...
  • State public safety and corrections secretary stepping down

    State public safety and corrections secretary stepping down
    State corrections secretary Gary D. Maynard announced Tuesday that he will step down, saying his department had "stabilized" the Baltimore jail in the wake of a gang corruption scandal there. Maynard, who moved his offices into the Baltimore City...