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  • Five more convicted in Baltimore killings are set free

    Five more convicted in Baltimore killings are set free
    Five men found guilty of murder walked free Thursday from a Baltimore court after a series of emotional hearings that saw a man break down on the witness stand as he urged a judge not to release a prisoner convicted decades ago in the killing of his...
  • Police involved shooting Saturday was fourth in Harford since October

    Police involved shooting Saturday was fourth in Harford since October
    Saturday's fatal police involved shooting north of Bel Air was the fourth such incident in Harford County dating back to October in which a law enforcement officer discharged a firearm. Seth Beckman, 19, of Bel Air, Beckman was shot by a Harford...
  • Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be

    Mentoring program there for kids when parents can't be
    Life hasn't been easy for KeSean Ellis, a 12-year-old whose mother has been in and out of prison for the past seven years. With his mother currently in prison and a father who was killed two years ago, KeSean might have ended up in foster care if his...
  • A minimum of reform

    A minimum of reform
    Attorney General Eric Holder announced recently that the United States' practice of locking up so many of its citizens has to stop. News outlets almost uniformly reported that Mr. Holder was drastically limiting the application of mandatory minimum...
  • Inmate found incompetent for trial in guard's death

    Inmate found incompetent for trial in guard's death
    A convicted murderer accused of killing a state prison guard in Jessup seven years ago has, for a second time, been found mentally incompetent to stand trial after a hearing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court. Doctors for the state who evaluated Lamarr...
  • Brave new world taking shape on Colonial Players' stage

    Brave new world taking shape on Colonial Players' stage
    As Colonial Players Inc. opens its 65th season, the all-volunteer Annapolis-based theater group is planning a season that celebrates the past and seems to foretell a bright future. The Players' humble beginning was launched when a group of Annapolitans,...
  • Police make arrest in connection with officer's killing in raid

    Police make arrest in connection with officer's killing in raid
    Baltimore County Officer Jason Schneider was trying to subdue a teen attempting to flee when a man came up behind him and opened fire during a predawn Catonsville raid, according to court documents filed Thursday. As he collapsed with fatal injuries,...
  • Prison education benefits everyone

    Prison education benefits everyone
    Trayvon Martin's tragic death has rekindled pervasive concerns about race in the United States. It has stimulated discussion of disturbing social trends, including the profiling of black and Latino men and racial bias in law, policing and the courts. As...
  • Another convicted Harford murderer granted a new trial

    Another convicted Harford murderer granted a new trial
    An Edgewood man, convicted in 1980 of the execution style murder of a shopkeeper during a robbery, has been granted a new trial under a controversial ruling that has vacated scores of old murder convictions around the state. Retired Harford Circuit...
  • Concerns about 'spice' reach into Harford courts, jail

    Inmates at the Harford County Detention Center can be tested for synthetic marijuana and similar drugs, which have come to the fore in Harford County in recent weeks, although it is not clear how precisely. During an Aug. 9 bail review hearing for a 24-...
  • Perryville man, Aberdeen woman held on armed robbery charges

    A Perryville man and an Aberdeen woman are being held in the Harford County Detention Center on armed robbery and related charges. London A. Anderson, 23, of the 300 block of Beacon Point Drive in Perryville, and Myulika L. Brooks, 20, of the first...
  • Court affirms police decision to fire officer married to gang member

    Court affirms police decision to fire officer married to gang member
    Baltimore police do not have to reinstate an officer who was fired after the department discovered she was married to an incarcerated Dead Man Inc. gang member, an appeals court has ruled. The Court of Special Appeals on Tuesday upheld a decision by...