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  • Harford County shelter to review policies in light of pet's death

    Harford County shelter to review policies in light of pet's death
    The Harford County Humane Society's board will review its policy on euthanasia Friday after a Bel Air man's cat was mistaken for a stray and put down within hours of arriving at the shelter. The man's lawyer and the shelter are also in settlement talks....
  • Officials fear court ruling voids crime-fighting tool

    Officials fear court ruling voids crime-fighting tool
    Authorities are warning that a ruling by Maryland's highest court could take away a powerful weapon in the fight against crime: the state's mandatory five-year, no-parole sentence for gun possession by certain convicted felons. The Court of Appeals...
  • Four Harford murderers and one rapist seeking new trials

    Four men convicted of murders that occurred in Harford County and a fifth convicted of first-degree rape, all more than 30 years ago, are seeking to have their cases retried as a result of a ruling last year by the state's highest court that jurors may...
  • Baltimore officials pledge 'renewed energy' against crime

    Baltimore officials pledge 'renewed energy' against crime
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined Baltimore law enforcement leaders Thursday to pledge "renewed energy" in cracking down on crime, highlighting an initiative to boost cooperation between state and federal prosecutors. The move doubles the number...
  • In Texas, black means future danger

    In Texas, black means future danger
    If the state of Texas executes Duane Buck, it'll be because he is black. Well, mainly it will be because in 1995, he shot his ex-girlfriend, Debra Gardner, and her friend, Kenneth Butler, to death at Gardner's Houston home, and also wounded his own...
  • Questions over release of Pa. murder suspect held in Baltimore

    Questions over release of Pa. murder suspect held in Baltimore
    A fugitive wanted for murder in Pennsylvania was wrongly released from the Baltimore City Detention Center this week — and authorities are still trying to figure out how that happened. Dale Wakefield, 21, is being held in a Bucks County, Pa., jail...
  • Man gets 40 years in shooting death

    Man gets 40 years in shooting death
    A Baltimore man was sentenced Friday to 40 years in prison in the shooting death of a 24-year-old man nearly two years ago, police said. Anthony Brown, 27, pleaded guilty in Baltimore Circuit Court to first-degree murder and a handgun charge,...
  • Former Columbia school aide loses appeal on sex abuse conviction

    Former Columbia school aide loses appeal on sex abuse conviction
    Maryland's top court upheld the convictions this week of Karl Marshall Walker Jr. a former Columbia elementary school worker whose love letters to an 8-year-old girl at the school led to precedent-setting convictions on charges of sexual abuse of a...
  • Five questions for Anthony Ashton

    Five questions for Anthony Ashton
    Before he was a lawyer, Anthony Ashton was a high school guidance counselor and a middle school teacher before that. Those experiences shaped skills he would need in a second career: the ability to convey thoughts to an audience and to listen...
  • County officer filed for overtime pay for night of teen's death

    When Baltimore County police officer James D. Laboard was acquitted last month in the death of 17-year-old Christopher Brown, he was entitled to back pay he lost after his indictment. The officer also requested and received overtime for the June 2012...
  • Justice delayed and denied for more than 30 years

    Justice delayed and denied for more than 30 years
    Drawn from an old transcript, this is how a Baltimore judge instructed a jury before its deliberations in a murder trial in 1967: "You, under our system, in criminal cases are at liberty to disagree with the court's interpretation of the law. You shall...
  • Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free

    Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free
    As he lay on the floor of his Southwest Baltimore grocery store, Benjamin Rubin's last words to his wife were "I've been shot." Moments earlier on that April day in 1972, Welford Monroe and another young man stormed into B&S Food Market, ordered Rubin...