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  • Feds seek to seize boat, expensive cars in heroin case

    Feds seek to seize boat, expensive cars in heroin case
    Federal prosecutors are moving to seize a boat and exotic cars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in a heroin case with targets that include a man convicted in the case that put the Black Guerrilla Family gang on the Baltimore map. Authorities are...
  • Tablet computers for state prison inmates?

    Tablet computers for state prison inmates?
    Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler's proposal to give state prison inmates tablet computers so they can search for jobs and stay in touch with family while incarcerated would be terrific if money were available ("Gansler proposes tablet computers...
  • Abingdon man charged with rape

    An Abingdon man was charged Sunday with raping and threatening to stab a woman in Whiteford, according to court charging documents. The suspect and victim know each other. Bradley Barton Peeples, of the 3100 block of Laurel View Drive in Abingdon, was...
  • Jarrett sentenced to 30 years in wife's killing in 1991

    Jarrett sentenced to 30 years in wife's killing in 1991
    Describing him as a "monster hiding behind the softness of human skin," a Howard County judge sentenced Robert Jarrett Jr. to the maximum 30 years in prison Thursday for killing his wife and concealing her remains under a shed behind his Elkridge home....
  • Porter says she feared for life when she ordered husband killed

    Porter says she feared for life when she ordered husband killed
    Karla Porter matter-of-factly confessed on Thursday to hiring a hit man to kill her husband, testifying that she had him shot because she feared he would kill her first. "If Ray was alive, I would be dead," Karla Porter said as she gave three hours of...
  • Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?

    Why hasn't Maryland's corrections chief been held accountable for the ongoing prison scandal?
    Tavon White pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering for his role in the drug smuggling, cell phone smuggling and sex in the Baltimore detention center ("Gang leader Tavon White pleads guilty in jail scheme," Aug. 7). I am appalled that Maryland Gov....
  • Under Maynard, prisons have crises, but fewer repeat offenders

    Under Maynard, prisons have crises, but fewer repeat offenders
    Any other week, the guilty pleas of Black Guerrilla Family Man Tavon White might have convinced Maryland's public safety secretary, Gary Maynard, that things were finally getting back to normal in his world. White, the BGF leader who once ruled the...
  • Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration

    Man guilty in 2011 shooting near Social Security Administration
    A Baltimore County man was convicted Wednesday in the nonfatal shooting of an employee outside the Social Security Administration in Woodlawn in 2011. Gary Stokes, 23, was found guilty by a Baltimore County jury in the shooting that caused the Social...
  • Defense raises questions about Manning's mental health

    Defense raises questions about Manning's mental health
    Pfc. Bradley E. Manning's attorney raised questions about the former Army analyst's mental health and whether his superiors adequately probed his fitness to serve in Iraq as the defense opened its case in the sentencing portion of his trial Monday....
  • Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak case to plead guilty

    Suspect in hepatitis C outbreak case to plead guilty
    The man who allegedly caused last year's hepatitis C outbreak at Exeter Hospital is scheduled to plead guilty to multiple federal charges on Wednesday and will serve between 30 to 40 years in prison. According to a plea agreement filed on Monday at U.S....
  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
  • Holder saying what Baltimore judge has said for years

    Holder saying what Baltimore judge has said for years
    Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement — that low-level drug offenders with no history of violence and no ties to gangs will no longer face severe, mandatory federal prison sentences — is the first step in returning sanity and integrity...