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  • Jury finds Abingdon man guilty of second degree murder in 2001 killing of fiancee

    A Harford County Circuit Court jury Tuesday found an Abingdon man guilty of second-degree murder in the 2001 shooting death of his fiancee. Elijah McNeil had received a new trial on his prior conviction of first-degree murder to which he had pleaded...
  • Supplier to Black Guerrilla Family in city jail pleads guilty

    Supplier to Black Guerrilla Family in city jail pleads guilty
    A woman who supplied Black Guerrilla Family gang members with drugs to sell at the Baltimore jail pleaded guilty Wednesday to a conspiracy charge in federal court. Tyesha Mayo, 30, obtained marijuana and prescription pills and handed them off to...
  • Court restores right to public defenders at bail hearings

    Court restores right to public defenders at bail hearings
    Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday that poor suspects should have access to counsel at all bail hearings, overturning the General Assembly's attempt to spare already-stretched public defenders from attending hundreds of thousands of proceedings each...
  • Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says

    Governor's push for more arrests causing 'anxiety' in Baltimore, mayor says
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley clashed publicly Wednesday over how to drive down crime in Baltimore, stoking a widening political debate after a violent summer in Maryland's largest city. The mayor flatly rejected the governor's...
  • Family mourns woman killed in crash after attempted police stop

    Family mourns woman killed in crash after attempted police stop
    The woman killed in a North Baltimore crash with a car being followed by police was on her way to the home of her pregnant daughter, who gave birth to a girl later that day, her family said. Angel Chiwengo, 46, of Reisterstown was among three people...
  • Edgewood woman charged in 2012 arson

    Edgewood woman charged in 2012 arson
    An Edgewood woman who teaches elementary school in Baltimore turned herself in on charges of arson stemming from a 2012 fire, the Office of the State Fire Marshal's Office said Wednesday. Loretta Joyce Cunningham, 49, of the 1300 block of East Spring...
  • Teen arrested during Howard grand jury proceeding

    Teen arrested during Howard grand jury proceeding
    A 19-year-old member of the Howard County Grand Jury was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly photographed an undercover police officer testifying during the proceedings, according to a State's Attorney spokesman. Julian Warren Hudson, of the 4900...
  • The right decision on bail

    The right decision on bail
    The Court of Appeals decision this week that criminal defendants have a right to counsel at court commissioner hearings raises all manner of practical difficulties for the state. Commissioner hearings can take place 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and...
  • Fixing the jail [Editorial]

    Fixing the jail  [Editorial]
    The report this week by a legislative panel on the troubled Baltimore City Detention Center paints a picture of an institution in deep crisis, and it offers a list of common-sense suggestions for how to clean up the mess that need to be taken seriously....
  • Lawmakers call for replacement of Baltimore jail

    Lawmakers call for replacement of Baltimore jail
    A state legislative commission endorsed a half-billion dollar plan on Wednesday to knock down the troubled Baltimore jail and rebuild it, lending new weight to a longstanding idea that languished for years as the Civil War-era facility continued to age....
  • Fight crime with secure buildings, more jail time

     Fight crime with secure buildings, more jail time
    After seeing the security tapes of the Navy Yard shooter in the hallways, it's hard to believe the building's surveillance cameras are not monitored in real time. Had this been the case, the shooter could have been stopped long before he killed so many....
  • Gun violence: Get used to it

     Gun violence: Get used to it
    While I agree with parts of Jeffrey Ian Ross' recent commentary on gun violence, I do not agree with his conclusions about how to address it and live with it ("Ending mass shootings: It's not just about more or better laws," Sept. 22). I agree that...